EKO 24 HOUR CAMPOUTS
We love our EKO 24 Hour CampOuts and have been successfully running them since 2016. Some children have enjoyed the EKO CampOuts so much they come back every year. This year we are offering 3 opportunities for your children to join us at an EKO CampOut and join in with all the fun.
Our first CampOut is in July at Brewood Middle School. Running an EKO CampOut at an EKO school is always super special as we know the children and they know, respect and understand the importance of the EKO Values; looking after themselves, their friends and their environment which allows us to push those boundaries, and the challenge level of the activities, that little bit further. (Please note that this event is for Brewood Middle School Children ONLY)
At the beginning of August we have our second event, a 24 hour sleepover at Piggs Playbarn at Apley Farm Shop, this event is open to any children aged 6 years and over and we do indoor camping overnight in the Playbarn.
For the more adventurous amongst you we have a NEW location this year; our third campout is at Chillington Woods, Brewood, which is for children aged 9 years and over and involves outdoor camping overnight in tents or natural shelters (depending on the weather).
So what do we get up to? Well, we put into practice some of the bushcraft skills and outdoor learning activities that our EKO After School Club members enjoy (not that you have to be part of an EKO Club to come along) with plenty of tree climbing, bug hunting, den building, fire lighting and campfire cooking going on but we take it that stage further with the children learning campcraft and taking responsibility for themselves by erecting their tents, keeping their kit tidy and their eating utensils clean. The older children in the group become JEKOLS (Junior EKO Leaders) for the weekend and are fantastic role models to their peers and make great assistants to the EKO leaders. Don’t worry if your child doesn’t attend an EKO Club in one of our schools, we’ll make sure that they feel part of the group in no time at all.
We challenge the group with various team activities so they learn to work together and respect the different skills and knowledge that each one has. Strong friendships form and the laughter is infectious. We have a lot of fun!
Our EKO leaders are talented, professional, experienced and kind outdoor-loving individuals who are ambitious for your kids to give new things a go, to challenge themselves, to learn about their strengths and to develop strategies to deal with areas that they struggle with, as we all need to do. We want them to try new things in different ways and to come out smiling, even when they make mistakes. We just see every day as a learning day and an EKO 24 HR CampOut creates outdoor memories that stay with children for life.
If you have any questions or would like further information about any of these events please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org