Update Summer 2021
Our holiday day camps are open for the half term week in June and for the whole summer holidays
The venue for our camps is Walton Firs Activity Centre, Cobham KT11 1HB
Choose from two options:
Wild-Life Day Camps
Wild-Life Day Camps: Even Wilder! (NEW!)
If any of the camps are fully booked, please email us on [email protected]
Please find below information on Wild-Life Day Camps: Even Wilder!!
Bookings for May and Summer are going fast.
WELCOME TO WILD LIFE DAY CAMPS
The Wild-Life Holiday Day Camps mission is to give every child the opportunity to explore outdoor play in the natural environment and learn about the natural sciences.
We have developed a unique childcare experience which encourages each child to learn, grow and develop through the environment, capturing their imagination at the same time as imbedding deep
values about the natural world they live in.
Everything in Wild-Life Camps is focused around being outdoors; each child has their own opportunity to go out as they choose without barriers to exploration, and if they choose to stay
indoors we will bring the outdoors indoors to them!
NEW FOR 2021!
Our new Even Wilder! holiday camps offer a bespoke scheme for 8-12 year olds
The camp focuses on bush craft skills and nature play which support children to develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. We create a safe, nurturing environment for children to explore boundaries and take measured risks. Our approach to risk means that children constantly expand on their abilities by solving issues, building self-belief and resilience. There are risks in everything we do, and a child develops by exploring them.
Bush craft skills inspire a deep and meaningful connection to the world and an understanding of how a child fits within it. The types of activities include natural den building, wood whittling and fire skills, to actively invite creativity into a child’s day. These camps are focussed on age appropriate development with an inviting environment for children to confidently explore.
Our Even Wilder! camps support participants to become, healthy, resilient, creative and independent children. Places are limited so book now.
It’s official….. I am pleased to be able to share with you some fantastic news, Before the Christmas break our club in Cobham was visited by Ofsted and I am pleased to say that we received an OUTSTADING grading Ofsted’s highest grading. A big thank you to the staff at the club, As well as the team behind the scenes in head office, This is a fantastic achievement and we are so pleased!
The main outcomes from the report
•The provider and management team are passionate about providing children with the highest standards of care and an extremely exciting range of activities and outdoor experiences. Children are enthusiastic and have an exciting time at the setting.
•Management and staff demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the importance of self-evaluation and identifying areas for development or change. They actively seek the views of parents and children to continuously develop the already exceptional camp setting.
• Children are highly motivated and engaged for long periods of time at their chosen activity. Their behaviour is exemplary. They enjoy playing with others or individually, are extremely confident communicators and enjoy developing new friendships.
Staff provide children with a highly effective approach to developing a healthy and active lifestyle, to help support their overall well-being. For example, children excitedly participate in rope trails, scavenger hunts and den building in the camp’s woodland area.
•Management and staff work closely with parents and other professionals. They plan exceptionally well before all children arrive to ensure they meet their needs.
•Children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and those with food allergies are particularly well supported.
•Parents comment that their children thoroughly enjoy their time at the camp. They particularly welcome the extensive opportunities for outdoor learning. Children proudly make scrap books about what they have enjoyed, which includes creative art work and photographs to share with parents, visitors and each other.
To view the report please visit https://files.api.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50048903