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First adventure with new tents

Posted on Thursday 5th July 2018 at 6:54 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Woodcraft Folk's new tents.

An update by Jenny Thompson of Bradley Stoke Woodcraft.

Spring camp this year was made all the more special as it was the first time we’ve been able to use our new tents, which we were able to buy with the grant from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme earlier in the year.

It didn’t take long before all our tents were up and we settled in to fun packed weekend. With such a warm weekend water games proved particularly popular, as were the giant bubbles. Sunday saw the whole camp head into the shade of the woodland for a code breaking challenge, once all the teams had completed their individual tasks they came together to solve the final piece of the puzzle and unlock the mystery box with a camp badge for everyone.

Bradley Stoke Woodcraft camp - balloon landing.

Cooler evenings were spent round the fire, singing, playing and of course toasting marshmallows. Our older groups set off on a bat walk round the lake, and were not disappointed as they got to watch the bats come out and feed.

For many, the most memorable part of camp was Sunday morning as two hot air balloons came over the camp and landed in the field just behind the tents. It’s not everyday you get to watch hot air balloons land while eating your cornflakes!

Bradley Stoke Woodcraft is open to children aged 6 to 12 and we meet every Wednesday during term time. If you would like to find out more about the group, have a look at our blog or find us on Facebook.

This article originally appeared in the June 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 22). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Woodcraft Folk summer camp 2017

Posted on Thursday 31st August 2017 at 8:44 pm by SH (Editor)

Woodcraft Folk from groups across Bristol on camp in Wales,

An update from Jenny Thompson of Bradley Stoke Woodcraft Folk.

Camping trips are often the highlight of the year for many of our young members and this one was no exception. Fifty campers set off for a week by the sea in Wales. Being close to to sea meant sandcastles, body boarding and exploring the coast.

Back at camp there was plenty to do, with hammocks in the woods for those wanting a bit of quiet time to read, games and a rope swing for those feeling more active. We also had chance to make kites, tie-dye a T-shirt and make some wonderful mirrors decorated with various bits and pieces found on our walks.  As always the bushcraft area was always busy, with green woodworking and fire lighting. Our camp-fires were also a focus for cooking and eating together. Nothing beats a campfire-cooked potato. Yummy!

As the evenings got dark, the fun didn’t stop. We were visited by a local expert who brought special lights along to show us the moths. It was amazing to find out how many different species there were. We were also treated to visits by the local bats and some stayed up hoping to see a few meteors.

It was lovely to see our young leaders in action, many of whom have been members since we first started the group. They took on leading the teams getting all the daily chores done, as well as running games, crafts and even reading bedtime stories to our youngest campers.

Bradley Stoke Woodcraft is open to children aged 6 – 12, we meet on Wednesday evenings during term time.  Each week is a mix of games, crafts and other activities. At least one session each term we head outdoors to explore the local area. We also get together with other groups for our regular fun days and camping trips.

We have places in the group starting in the new term in September. If you are interested in joining or would like to find out more about the group, please contact us on 0117 909 3969, email, visit our blog or find us on Facebook.

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