Kids Outdoor Camp

with Lee Fuller

Lee Fuller camps are usually 2 to 3 days in duration. The small groups of fully supervised kids are afforded the freedom to be kids outdoors. We safely teach them the skills needed to stay safe, warm and dry outdoors. The themes of conservation, resilience, responsibility and accountability, run strongly in our camps. Detailed Risk Assessments are available for all our camps.

Very importantly, we have a heap of fun during our adventures. Combining fun with learning we watch as kids grow as individuals, and as a group. We sometimes move camp everyday, on an expedition or journey type format, carrying all that we need on our backs.

All of the food and equipment is supplied, and kids will need only to pack their personal clothes, and a sleeping bag.

A list of potential activities covered on the camps, may include:

  • Packing and hiking with a backpack
  • Rationing food and gear
  • Selecting a suitable campsite, setting up camp
  • Collecting firewood safely
  • Making fire without matches
  • Making fire with wet wood
  • Cooking safely on the fire
  • Cooking safely on a hiking stove
  • Collecting, and purifying drinking water
  • Safety in camp
  • Staying warm and dry in camp
  • Stargazing and basic astronomy
  • Building a shelter from natural materials
  • Basic navigation skills (compass and map reading)
  • Animal / Bird / Plant ID, and interesting facts
  • Frogging
  • Butterfly catching
  • Cast netting and fishing
  • How to use binoculars
  • How to use a guide book
  • Conversational isiZulu
  • How to use a camera and basics of photography
  • Interpreting and following animal tracks
  • Environmental education (reduce / reuse / recycle)
  • Minimalism, and how little you actually need to survive
  • Leave no trace ethics – packing up camp ethically
  • Shooting catapults, bows and pellet gun

What to pack

  1. Small daypack (school bag is suitable)
  2. Sleeping bag
  3. Water bottle (500ml minimum – (recycled Bonaqua type water bottles are suitable)
  4. Head torch and spare batteries
  5. Running shoes and slops / strops
  6. Hat / cap
  7. 1 Tracksuite pants
  8. 1 Jeans or long pants
  9. 3 shorts
  10. 3 shirts
  11. 3 pairs socks
  12. 3 sets underwear
  13. Waterproof jacket
  14. Warm fleece / jersey
  15. Swimming costume, and rash vest (for sun)
  16. Towel
  17. Personal toiletries
  18. Personal medicines (Lee will keep these)

What is supplied

  1. Sunscreen
  2. Backpacks
  3. Tents
  4. Groundsheets
  5. Sleeping mats
  6. All food and drinks
  7. Mozzie muti
  8. Soap
  9. First Aid kit

What not to pack

  1. Junk food / high sugar snacks
  2. Too much shampoo and conditioner (they will be carrying everything in a backpack)
  3. Medicine (prescription medicine will be administered by Lee)

Optional extras

  1. Binoculars
  2. Pocket knives / multi tools
  3. Compass
  4. Healthy, low sugar snacks

2 thoughts on “Kids Outdoor Camp”

    1. Megan Carte Bedingham

      Hi Esther
      Thanks for making contact. It is best suited to children 7-13 years.
      Best wishes,

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