The Earth Steward Apprenticeship (ESA) is rites-of-passage journey for young people aged between 12-16. We have been running this programme for almost ten years now and have seen many young people grow into thriving, aware and connected young adults. It provides abundant opportunities for our future generations to connect with nature and learn through direct, sensory experience about nature awareness, rewilding ourselves and the land, conservation, ecology, wildlife, woodland, wetland and the art of deep nature connection (which is proven to improve individual wellbeing and resilience). Our camps support participants to develop deeper connections with themselves, each other and the natural world. We encourage them to feel the excitement of discovery, curiosity, creativity and community as they develop a sense of belonging through knowing their place in the world. And they'll have a lot of fun along the way! The programme was originally designed to address the problem of Nature Def...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
I am a group facilitator, a teacher, a nature guide, a change agent, an outdoor education specialist and a naturalist. More recently I've become an Earth and Culture Restoration Specialist and a Connection Coach with the 8Shields global mentoring network. I lead on education for the Sacred Earth Community Benefit Society but I'm also the land manager. I've studied Permaculture, Arboriculture and Biodynamic farming and I'm proud to say that since we took over management of our beautiful 40-acre site in 2011 we've significantly increased its biodiversity. I have spent over 20 years working with young people in nature. I have studied, practiced and taught the core routines of nature connection, as well as advanced shamanic practices from indigenous cultures around the world. I spent my young adulthood as a Royal Marine Commando, working as an outdoor guide in Canada and various conservation expeditions. By experiencing much of the world through travel, I understand what we need to do ...
Please make sure your child's learning needs and allergies are updated on their Eequ profile. Sleeping bag Sharp knife - fixed blade Bivvy bag Sleeping mat Water bottle Torch with batteries Appropriate footwear Natural coloured clothing for cold, wet and warm weather Small tent optional
Concession prices explained
Our offer of a concession price is based on three factors: • Household income • Value of assets (property equity and savings) • Unusual or difficult circumstances that may affect your ability to pay Contact Phil directly if you'd like to apply for a concession and he'll talk you through the details. Please note we won't ask you to provide proof of income or asset value in the first instance, because we assume honesty, but we do reserve the right to audit your finances at any point during the year.
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• No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.
• Please be aware that we are not able to issue refunds should you miss part of the course for any reason. We will, however, support you to be able to retake the missed part of the course at a mutually convenient time.