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Earth Steward Apprenticeship (ESA) Junior

The ESA journey for children

Mentored by Sacred EarthMentor summary: Nature educator & environmentalist
Sacred Earth
Location address: Heathfield, TN21 9HJ
Chosen age group:

For ages: 9 - 12 years

Available tickets:
Standard £240Concession £200
Next date: Tuesday 16th Aug,

A SUMMARY

ESA Jr provides a stepping stone experience toward our full Earth Steward Apprenticeship programme for teenagers and young people. It offers younger children (9-13) the opportunity to sink into the rhythms of nature, with a range of outdoor games, bushcraft activities and time to develop nature-based skills and crafts. The junior programme enables 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. The programme was designed to address the problem of Nature Deficit Disorder. It creates a space where rich experiences in nature can be processed and integrated in safe but exciting ways. It enables participants to: Develop a variety of skills to help them thrive in the natural environment Discover new and exciting ways to interact with the natural world Gain a greater depth...

Sacred Earth·Nature educator & environmentalist
Hello, I'm Phil Greenwood. I am the founder of Sacred Earth. I'm a former Royal Marine Commando but have spent the last 20 years working with young people in outdoor education. I'm an experienced group facilitator, mentor and naturalist. I'm also part of the global 8 Shields nature mentoring movement and the Helpers' Mentoring Society. I strongly believe that our young people - especially teenagers - need rites-of-passage programmes to help them find their place in the world. At Sacred Earth we have set up the Earth Steward Apprenticeship to do just that. The programme helps young people develop their social and emotional intelligence through a range of experiential learning programmes. We encourage creativity, community, ingenuity and a deep connection with the natural world.

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.

Learning aims

How to build a fire

Strengths to develop

Participants will face a range of physically challenging situations appropriate to their age. We often have fun physical activities and games, like swimming in the lake and playing games on our jungle gym equipment.

What's provided

Drinks

Snacks

Meals

Equipment

Safety

Enhanced DBS

Basic 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

(Please note: not all events are located at our site) Tiny entrance lane opposite Cowden Hall Lane, Off Horebeech Lane, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 9HJ

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £240Ticket description: Eligibility for concessions price is determined through an application process (see below), please contact Phil to discuss. We prefer that students sign up for the full journey and we'll prioritise these bookings. If we still have spaces left can offer them as drop-ins on some of our weekend camps. If your child can't commit to the full year but you'd like them to take part in one or two camps, please message us directly.
Ticket: Concession £200

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.


Cancellations up to 14 days in advance will be refunded in full. Cancellations up to 7 days in advance will receive a 50 per cent refund. For cancellations less than 7 days in advance we reserve the right to retain the full fee, because we will have incurred food and set up costs by then.


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