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Wolf Pack for Girls 2023

Adventurous programme for girls 13-15

Your mentors
ChrisWild guide
ElenaYou were wild once, don't let them tame you!
Organisation links:
Chris Packe
Location address: Scaynes Hill, RH17 7NP
Chosen age group:

For ages: 13 - 15 years

Available tickets:
Standard £950
Next date: Saturday 27th May,

A summary

** NOW OPEN FOR 2023 BOOKINGS! ** We are very excited in 2023 to bring Wolf Pack to a group of adventurous young women, led by Chris Packe and Elena Harris Wolf Pack is a year's journey for a tribe of girls becoming women, aged 13-15 years (academic Years 9 to 11). They take place during half terms and school holidays through the seasons, in beautiful environments in Sussex and Dartmoor. Risk, challenges and meaningful shared experience in the warm company of strong role models and fellow adventurers are vitally important for young people, to discover their huge capabilities, what they might stand for, and to develop a deep-seated self-reliance. Security is important, but in the teenage years its layers must be carefully removed in order for the young person to emerge. Yet the availability and encouragement of such experiences may often be limited, or crowded out by digital influences. Wolf Pack exists to facilitate deep encounters, learning through experiences in the natural world...

Chris Packe·Wild guide
Chris spent 15 years in investment banking, followed by 10+ years in the woods. He is particularly interested in leading curious people into less familiar environments and conditions: where the emergent and unbidden may play out, and things may be seen from an alternative perspective. This comes to life as nature-based youth mentoring programmes – year courses for young men and women such as Wolf Pack (13-15 years), Call to Adventure (12-13 years), as well as Feral Fathers (feisty weekend events for fathers and sons / daughters), adult or corporate events, and convening a monthly men’s fire circle (since 2015). In addition, he does work that is variously described as coaching, mentoring and guiding (he is a qualified mountain leader), and also sketch comedy, writing, cartooning and songwriting. Chris also finds himself owning a piece of woodland - a place to work, experiment and often to just go to alone and sleep in. He lives in Forest Row and a teenage daughter and son.
Elena Harris·You were wild once, don't let them tame you!
I have worked as a nature educator for five years and was the co-founder and Head Facilitator of Wildlings - a thriving little community of Electively Home Educated children. I am a qualified Forest School Leader and completed a Ray Mears Bushcraft skills course in 2018. I trained with WildWise in 2017, initially completing Call of the Wild; a year-long Nature Connection Facilitation course, in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. Following this I completed a second and third year Tending the Green Fire to further develop my facilitation skills with groups in nature. I now work as a freelance Outdoor Instructor for WildWise and other organisations, as well as running my own programs and work regularly as a Forest School teacher in various settings. In early 2020 I travelled to Namibia to visit and learn with the San Bush People in the Kalahari Desert. Specific training with WildWise: Art of Storytelling John Muir trek Wild Time for Girls Outdoor First Aid Challenging Behaviour in the Outdoors Transitions and Thresholds During the 2020 Covid lockdown I completed various online courses including: Consent-Based Education with Sophie Christophy Child Communication Workshop with Rosamund Frost I have two sons.

Some testimonials

2023 is the first year that Wolf Pack for Girls will run, but Chris has run Wolf Pack for Boys since 2017 (and Chris and Elena have led countless other events and programmes for young people). To give an idea, here are some testimonials from Wolf Pack for Boys. There's lots of feedback, so read as many or few as you wish!! "Wolf Pack meant I was getting to be friends with people I wouldn’t normally be friends with, seeing people differently and understanding everyone is interesting in their own way. I got to see parts of England that if I saw a photo of, I wouldn’t think was England. Coming away from the challenge of being away from society, social media and stress, I felt more relaxed, calm and concentrated." Louis, participant, 2021 "Wolf Pack doesn’t talk down to the kids, it packs a punch and offered exciting opportunities which inspired my son without question. No hand holding here or safety nets, in the eyes of my son this was the real deal. We witnessed a remarkable change...

Learning aims

Wolf Pack does not seek to prescribe any learning outcomes; there are broad aims which meet each individual differently, and these are usually best approached sideways

What's provided

Drinks

Meals

Equipment

Safety

Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

Where
we'll be

Wapsbourne Wood, Scaynes Hill, West Sussex, RH17 7NP

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £950

Pricing information

Cancellation

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


This programme demands a high level of commitment from the organisers, and therefore a reciprocal level of commitment from families sending their son to join. We form a tribe and journey through the 5 experiences as a cohesive group. Absences or mid-programme cancellations are highly disruptive to the group, due to the strong bonds formed. Before the programme starts: Once a booking is made, it means that other inquirers may need to be turned away. If a person has booked, changes their mind and wants to cancel before the programme starts, they will get a refund less £400 if the cancellation is before 31 January (this is reduced to £200 if the place is filled by someone else). After 31 January, no refund can be given, unless the place is filled, in which case a refund less £200 is given. After the programme starts: No new participants are able to join, and so there can be no refunds, apart from at the Mentor's discretion. In order to facilitate the commitment from the participant , I will meet / speak / Skype with parents and daughter, to ensure that the time is indeed right, and the intention strong and clear, to participate in this programme. After booking, I will send you additional documents including terms of participation (various acknowledgements and understandings around how we will operate), along with brief questionnaires around health and intention. Detailed event information will be circulated in good time ahead of each event.


Cancellation


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