We can't run our annual summer camp at Trill Farm in Devon this year. Unfortunately, current guidelines state that educational trips that include overnight stays are not allowed. But the good news is that non-residential educational activities are. So we’ve put together a brilliant programme of activities to run right here in Surrey over four days from 17-20 August.
We’ve tried to capture some of the essence of our summer camp – with equine sessions, cookery workshops, organic gardening, woodland walks and campfires. We’ve even arranged for one the fabulous Trill Farm tutors, Sam, to join us and run some leatherwork sessions. We’ve also built in plenty of downtime where the young people can just relax and enjoy their surrounding or play games.
On the final day we'll be with the fabulous Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development team at High Ashurst for some fun on the high ropes and climbing walls.
We’ll do our best to make the week special and enjoyable for everyone and it will hopefully provide the lift that we all so desperately need after the challenges of the last few months.
How to take part Registration is now open. If you would more information before registering a young person for the activity week please email us or to register, please complete our online registration form by Wednesday 12 August latest.
Our partners The Heart Centre is a specialist organisation for equine-assisted learning and therapy based in Ockham. Wendy and her team of equine specialists have 30 years’ experience of working therapeutically with diverse groups of both adults and children, enabling them to address post-traumatic challenges through positive and reflective connections with horses.
The Salt Box is a celebration of seasonal food and open-fire cookery and specialises in creating delicious food from nature’s humble ingredients. It was born out of a passion for seasonally inspired, locally sourced and wild ingredients and hosts a range of courses and events in the great outdoors, surrounded by crackling fires. The location is both beautiful and peaceful with the business nestled among the hills in the private Priory Farm estate near Redhill.
Rosamund Community Garden is a 19-acre site near Pewley Down in Guildford. One acre of the site has been given over to growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers with the aim of improving access to locally grown organic food. There’s an orchard with apple, pear and nut trees and bee colonies inhabit the natural hives.
Run by Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development, High Ashurst outdoor education centre is set in 56 acres of woodland at Box Hill, near Dorking, in the tranquil Surrey Hills and is a wonderful wide-open space for learning and self-development. The centre offers a wide range of activities from challenge courses to high ropes and climbing walls.
COVID-19 ADVICE We're working with our partners to ensure COVID-safe risk assessments are in place for all activities and we'll make these available to you in advance.
We have also produced written translations of the latest advice surrounding COVID-19, including how to wear a fabric face-mask safely, in the languages spoken by our young people. Please visit our COVID-19 advice page to download these resources, and please do share with anyone you think would benefit from these.