Overnight Campfire Councils in the Woods

A deeper step into Council

Mentored by

Jenny Archard @ Woodland Journeys

Wilderness guide, facilitator, ceremonialist

Location address: Taunton, TA3 5AZ
Chosen age group:

Ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Campfire Council Ticket £45 per session
Next date: None - Register your interest
What we'll do
What is the Way of Council? The Way of Council is based on ancient principles of listening; we sit in a circle, pass a talking piece and create a sacred space for what needs to be witnessed. It is a practice that can spread into other parts of our lives if we give ourselves space and time. ​The principles - speak from the heart -listen from the heart - be lean with words -be spontaneous ​By being fully present in this way, we can hear others - and ourselves - more fully. Everything can be present, all can be heard. Sometimes what is most shocking is not hearing others, it is hearing ourselves. NB The booking will look like it is just for the Friday, and that's because the booking system cannot do overnights! You are booked for the whole thing - Friday eve into Saturday morning. What this can lead to, in our experience, is a space to be with the wholeness of life, as the dark and light parts are equally welcomed. The edges are often the most fertile areas to bring, as they are often not allowed to be heard in everyday conversations. Most often people are surprised at what it is like to be fully heard, and to fully hear others, with no need to fix or placate or make better. These sessions are a great deeper step into Council, and introduction to Council with nature. Please arrive in time to help us set up the campfire area and your sleeping, if you are staying over. Hot drinks provided - please bring a mug or a flask if you prefer. Bring your own supper and your own breakfast; we finish before lunch. If you want to heat things up on the fire bring a pan etc. ​Bring your own tent / hammock / camper van / bivi so you can sleep outside in the woods. If you need help with resources for overnight please ask - we may be able to loan things. Session is run by Jenny Archard and Jane Embleton (who is not listed on eequ!)
About your mentor
Jenny Archard @ Woodland Journeys
Wilderness guide, facilitator, ceremonialist
Social entrepreneur, group facilitator, forest school leader, trainer, wilderness guide, ceremonialist and outdoors woman. She lives in a small village in East Devon, UK, between the sea and the Blackdown Hills. Making relationship with place, being our authentic selves and co-creating with the more-than-human are core to her way in the world. ​In 2022 her focus is on stripping away the things that are not needed, so she can support thriving life.
Pricing information
Ticket nameCampfire Council Ticket
Where we'll be
Staple Fitzpaine , Taunton, Somerset, TA3 5AZ
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

Please note

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Cancellation Policy
I am not able to offer refunds in general but may be able to if there is good notice.

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.