I’ve been going on WildWise’s camps for several years now and they’re always the highlight of my year. I remember the sound of the fire crackling, watching wildlife and playing with my friends in the woods.
Once me and my Dad went looking for badgers, sitting up a tree for hours. Suddenly we heard a rustling and a family of badgers appeared out of the undergrowth. They lumbered past us into a field looking for worms.
Another time coming back to camp I saw hundreds of flies buzzing about. They were coming from a half skinned deer. It has now become a tradition to skin and eat a deer but we are taught to respect the animals we eat and understand that they were once living too. At the end of the day I look forward to Chris telling stories by the fire.
Set up in 1999 and based in Devon, WildWise runs a programme of outdoor education, including weekends specially tailored for either boys and their dads or girls and their mums, and family camps.
www.wildwise.co.uk 01803 868269
First published issue 53 - summer 08
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