Well you couldn't accuse Draca Explorers of being indoorsy sort of folk! The past two weekends have seen storms across Britain, so we were very lucky to have planned our winter camp for the one weekend when the weather was just about warm and dry enough to do a camp.
Lucky for us we were able to use the brand new tarps, hammocks and underblankets which the District supported us to buy. And they were just the job, slung between the trees on the Camelsdale camp site. The weekend was focussed on survival skills, so making a camp gadget (a dead fall trap), eating without utensils, cooking over an open fire, looking at snaring small mammals, learning about hypothermia and a foraging walk were just some of the activities. And it was a bit of a foodie camp too, with sea bass cooked on a stick over open flames, slow cook rabbit stew and a veg soup flavoured with foraged three-corner leek.
For all young people aged 14-18 years with a sense of fun and adventure