Sleep Away Camps
(for children 8-14 years old)
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.
Outdoor adventureOur 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 harmonyWe inspire our campers to become independent and resourceful young people who work with and for their natural environment. Children will sample a self sustainable lifestyle, through harvesting and foraging their meals, preparing them in our kitchen and cooking together on the campfire.
The arts inspired by natureInspired by their outdoor adventures, professional artists teach the children how to knit, weave, mould, sculpt, carve, paint and build using natural materials. Each stay with us culminates in a performance inspired by their week’s adventures. Children go home proud of their achievements with crafty keepsakes of their time with us in hand.
A team inspired by natureOur team of experienced, passionate and inspirational mentors bring an unrivaled sense of joy and dedication to their role. They work tirelessly to ensure all children on camp make the most of their time with us. As well as being experts in their specific field, all our team are equipped with outstanding communication skills, boundless energy, a full DBS and of course a beaming smile!
Sleep Away Camp Essentials
July 18 – 24th
July 25 – 31st
August 1 – 7th
August 8 – 14th
3 night stay - £220
6 night stay - £439
2 week stay - £999
10% sibling discount
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Furnace Place Estate
Surrey, GU27 2EX
TransportGather Green is located just 10 minutes drive away from Haslemere, Surrey, a quaint market town that sits at the tripoint between Hampshire and West Sussex.
Train:Haslemere is just under 1 hour direct from London Waterloo.
Car:Haslemere is only 1hr 20 minutes away from London in good traffic. Driving directions will be given when booking.
Abroad:Children from abroad usually stay at our summer camps in the UK for 1-2 weeks. Heathrow and Gatwick are 40 minutes away and for those coming from North or Western France or Spain by sea into Portsmouth only have another 40 mins drive to our site from the harbour.
Accommodation & groupsAt Gather Green we spend our nights tucked up under the stars in traditional bell tents pitched in the beautiful, spacious camping field next to the main farm buildings. The camp has a capacity of 30 children and staff will sleep in tents in the same field for the entire stay.
Group 1: 8-10 years
Group 2: 11-14 years
Children of the same age are placed together in groups of 15 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.
SecurityThe 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.
FacilitiesGather Green on the Furnace Place Estate has a perfect blend of indoor and outdoor spaces so that we can deliver our varied and ambitious programme.
The three main areas are the Rest, Play and Sleep zone, where the children’s tents are pitched, where they can relax in hammocks in the woods or play in the meadow. The Grow-Make-Eat zone where children will eat their meals, spend sessions in the garden or cooking with our natural chef. Finally the Create and Celebrate zone which is based in the old farm building where children can make use of the newly refurbished art and craft workshop space and beautiful courtyard where our end of the week finale takes place.