Sleep Away Camps

Gather Green

(for children 7-14 years old)

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 on the edge of the Kent Downs in between the medieval towns of Faversham and Canterbury. The land is a parcel of 50 acres spread across 4 fields that sit in a valley of natural chalk down land. The fauna includes buzzards, kites and sparrow hawks, partridge and pheasant, rabbits and hares as well as a whole variety of song birds. Gather Green is in a Natural England Higher Level Stewardship agreement with rich grassland and naturalised wild flower meadows: 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 walled garden, 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



    15th - 21st July 2018
    22nd - 28th July 2018
    29th July - 4th August 2018
    5th August - 11th August 2018



    3 night stay - £349
    6 night stay - £549


Gather Green
Kit Hill
Brenley Farm Estate
ME13 9QP

See the Sleep Away Camp 2018 brochure

"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


Map Gather Green is located just 20 minutes drive away from Canterbury.
Train:Selling station is a 20 minute walk through fields. Selling is 1 hr 20 mins direct from Cannon St, London Bridge and 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. We can arrange collection with an escort from London airports for a supplementary fee.

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.


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.


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.