Feral Fathers, Savage Sons

A wild woodland weekend for dads and sons
Mentored by Chris Packe

Wild guide

Scaynes Hill, RH17 7NP
For ages: 7 - 18+
£250 - concession available
Next date: Friday 10th Jun, 16:00 - 23:00

A SUMMARY

This is a single event that runs over one whole weekend, from 5pm Friday to 4pm Sunday. Make a den with your dad. Sleep in the den with your dad... Make fire. Make a fire outside your den. Use sharp knives next to the fire outside your den. Hunt your dad in the night. Make traps. Get messy. Play games. All of it, with your dad (or uncle, godfather etc). This weekend packs in everything dads and sons really want to do with each other, but often don't get the chance or the excuse. In a beautiful piece of woodland and in a lively village atmosphere, we blend bushcraft, survival and the art of mucking around into a thread of activities that are very achievable and a lot of fun. As a big manly tribe, we shall cook and eat together, make friends, learn skills, tell fireside stories and have rip-roaring adventures together, just like dads and sons have for thousands of years. PRICING: Children must be accompanied by an adult male guardian and the adult must book themselves onto ...

About your Mentor

About your Mentor

Chris

I am a Feral Father with a Dangerous Daughter and a Savage Son. I have also been a bushcraft instructor for 6 years now (for 15 years I was an investment banker in London), and I am also a qualified hillwalking guide. One of my favourite things to do is to get groups of fathers and their children out together for exuberant weekends. I am also engaged in mentoring in various ways, as well as coaching and guiding, both adults and children. I have convened a consistent men's fire circle in the woods for over 6 years, I own a woodland where I carry out small scale forestry / conservation projects, and I'm also involved in performing sketch comedy. I have done writing, cartooning... even rap songs. I have taken myself out on a great deal of mountain, woodland and river adventures - love it. I simply love getting families out into nature, helping them equip themselves for their own adventures and realise / remember what fun there is to be had together outdoors.

Some testimonials

In a word: terrific! Chris was the perfect host, always enthusiastic, incredibly personable - a hit with the young kids and adult kids alike... This is clearly not "just a job" for them, their passion shone throughout the three days. [My son] couldn't have been happier. He was desperately upset to have to leave... he loved his adventure. He still talks about it, and would love to do it all again. Jason, 2019 Chris was on very fine form - even better than last year. His way of 'controlling' by giving us complete freedom to do what we want was brilliant. The weekend made me realise how far both [my son] and I have come in a year, and there's a very real possibility that we'll be back again. Colin, 2019 [My son] had a number of firsts during the weekend which was wonderful to see. What we really enjoyed the most was the freedom of the camp, albeit with initial guidance from Chris and the team, and the way the program for the weekend was completely flexible. I wouldn't change this ...

Learning aims

One aim is for families to learn that, with minimal instruction, they can create a fun, simple and comfortable experience for themselves hanging out in nature. From thereon, it's a possibility anytime.

Strengths to develop

This is an exuberant, hands-on weekend in the outdoors: making imaginative dens and properly sleeping in them, fire craft, knives and tools, physical games, and generally doing Dangerous Stuff.

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Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe
Feral Fathers, Savage Sons  camp mentored by Chris Packe

What's provided

Drinks

Meals

Equipment

Safety

Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Coronavirus Safety Policy

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

Standard price: £250
Concession price: £50

Fathers pay £250 Sons pay £50 each Please select all attendees at checkout and then tick the 'Concession' box next to each son's name.


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.


Cancel up to 28 days before the event and receive a 75% refund. For cancellations less than 28 days before the event, 100% is payable due to the preparations in advance of the event. After booking, I will send you additional documents including terms of participation (various acknowledgements and understandings around how we will operate). Detailed event information will be circulated in good time ahead of the event. 100% refund if event needs to be cancelled due to COVID regulations.


Cancellation


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