Sleep Away Camps

Gather Green

(for children 7-14 years old)

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We believe in the power of first hand experiences. Our sleep away camps provide a unique opportunity for school groups to celebrate the natural world through arts and crafts, music, theatre and whole food adventures.

Our sleep away camps take place at Gather Green, in a family run farm situated just outside the historic city of Canterbury. Our camp is on a 6 acre meadow surrounded by organic farmland and ancient woodland. The fauna includes buzzards, kites and sparrow hawks, partridge and pheasant, rabbits and hares as well as a whole variety of song birds. An ideal place for a child to learn and explore in the changing seasons.
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Outdoor adventure

Our passionate and vibrant team encourage the children to connect with and celebrate their natural environment. This means getting out and exploring the woods, fields, farms, streams, rivers and ponds to learn from and through nature.

Living in harmony

log We inspire our campers to become independent and resourceful young people who work with their natural environment. They harvest their own meals from the farm, prepare them in our kitchen to be cooked on the campfire or in the cob oven.

The arts inspired by nature

camera Inspired by outdoor adventures, professional artists teach the children how to knit, weave, mould, sculpt, carve, paint and build using natural materials. The camp ends with a musical performance inspired by their adventures across the week.

A team inspired by nature

headdress Our team of experienced and inspirational mentors bring a sense of joy and dedication to their role. We work tirelessly to ensure all children on camp make the most of their time with us.

Sleep Away Camp Essentials

Dates

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    26th - 29th May 2019

    7th - 13th July 2019
    14th - 20th July 2019
    21st - 27th July 2019
    28th July - 3rd August 2019
    4th - 10th August 2019
    11th - 17th August 2019

Prices

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    3 night stay - £220
    6 night stay - £439
    2 week stay - £999

    10% sibling discount
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Location

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Brockmans Farm
Perry Court Farm
Canterbury
CT4 5RU

"Brilliant holiday camp! My daughter and her friends had an absolute blast and came home tired but bursting with stories of everything they had done. Thank you so much!"

Philippa Sigler

Transport

Map Gather Green is located just 10 minutes drive away from Canterbury.
Train: Chartham station is a 30 minute walk through the village and fields. Chartham is just over 1 hr direct from St Pancras and 2 hrs from Victoria. Canterbury is 50 mins from St Pancras.
Abroad: Children from abroad often stay at our summer camps in the UK for 1-2 weeks.

Accommodation & groups

Map At Gather Green we spend our nights tucked up under the stars in traditional bell tents pitched in the beautiful, spacious field. The camp has a capacity of 30 children and staff will sleep in tents in the same field for the entire stay.
Group 1: 7-10 years
Group 2: 11-14 years

Children of the same age are placed together in groups of 8 or less with a male or female mentor. These mentors stay with the group all week enabling rapport and friendships to build up and ensuring positive group dynamics are fostered.

Security

Map The safety of the children at Gather Green is paramount. All of our activities and the camp environment are carefully designed with full risk assessments are carried out. The general public are prohibited from the site, and gates and signposts clearly mark the boundaries. All staff are DBS checked and children are supervised at all times.

Facilities

Map The group will have the use of reliable hot water solar shower blocks as well as eco, compost toilets. The giant tipi will be used for cooking-prep and art and craft. Meals will be eaten either in the tipi or at the campfire and we have a campfire circle, an allotment and plenty of dedicated green spaces for free play allowing the children to enjoy a rich and varied on-camp experience.