Wild Village Family Camps

 

Nature Philosophy's WILD VILLAGE FAMILY CAMPS are an invitation to play with earth based skills, connect with nature and be deeply nourished through village connection.

The Wild Village Experience this October School Holidays is designed to

bring your family’s connection to the natural world to life!

Joining the Wild Village will restore your faith in your connection to the earth and gift your kids with free play in the natural world.

Join our family at the WILD VILLAGE and experience...

 🌳 5 blissful days surrounded by like-minded families, completely digital free and immersed in nature,

🌳 Nature Connection skills, primitive fire and basket weaving ,

🌳 Men's & Women's Circles hosted by Nature Philosophy Founders, Kate Rydge & Sam Robertson,

🌳 Indigenous Parenting discovery experience,

🌳 Daily wild adventures for your kids facilitated by experienced Nature Connection Mentors,

🌳 Local Gumbaynngirr elder, Uncle Mark Flanders sharing with your family about bush tucker and Aboriginal culture, and

🌳 Fire side Storytelling, dance, music, tribe and so much more...



I rate their village camp as one of the greatest experiences I have had with my kids.

— Diahann Marsh

IS THE WILD VILLAGE A FIT FOR YOUR FAMILY?

SPEAK TO KATE & SAM

Email to book a time at info@naturephilosophy.com.au

THE WILD VILLAGE IN ACTION - WATCH NOW…

 
 
 
 
 
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YOUNG PEOPLE

Every morning our Village Young People will be offered to gather up and head away from camp on a guided wander into the natural environment. These adventures are child directed and can include games, wandering through nature, playing with clay, storytelling, making primitive fires, swimming, exploring bush craft, survival skills and more... At all times the kids will have qualified bush skills mentors at their side – guiding, deepening and protecting their play. By lunch time this group will return to camp for an afternoon of relaxed unstructured Village time.

Children 4 years and under are welcome to spend their days close to camp and under the supervised eye of their parents.

 

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Families 

Each day families will be able to explore core nature connection skills such as Primitive Fire Making, Basket Weaving, String Bark Processing, Pottery, Shelter Construction and Nature Awareness Skills. 

Participation in any activity offered is optional and dictated by the organic flow of the whole Village. The communal Village space is a beautiful place to sit and connect with other parents and families.

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INDIGENOUS CONNECTIONS

Nature Philosophy's WILD VILLAGE regularly welcomes local Gumbaynggirr Elder Mark Flanders to join us in camp. Uncle Mark's visit is a highlight for our Village, as he share stories about local Aboriginal culture, Gumbaynggirr wisdom and traditional bush foods.  Indigenous Parenting Principals are also explored through Kate & Sam's direct experiences of community life in North-East Arnhem Land, NT. The Wild Village recognises both the Gumbaynggirr and Yolngu people as elders in our journey of exploring village connections and the power of earth based communities.

 

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OUR VISION

Nature Philosophy's Wild Village connects elders, parents, mentors, young people and children with wild sourced wisdom and earth based community. We acknowledge that our Wild Village members are the change makers of the future. In exploring and learning from the dynamics of the Wild Village each member makes a vital contribution to the transformation of modern culture.

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The WILD VILLAGE family experience facilitates deeply relaxing into our wild surrounds so we can all unwind and organically move through our days with resting, playing, learning and yarning.

All Village members will be free to move in and through the area as their instincts dictate and, as per a truly earth based tribe experience, young children will be warmly welcomed into every aspect of our Village community.

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The Wild Village allows us all to discover and know we belong to something bigger - bigger than the "me" ideology which so often dominates our modern world. We invite you to join Nature Philosophy's Wild Village and connect into a global movement where the ancient traditions of earth based communities are once again finding their relevance in the modern world.

We are honoured and excited to offer this Village experience  and look forward to hearing from you...

Kate Rydge & Sam Robertson

 

 

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING…

It’s difficult to put into words what I witnessed last night in this boy.
It’s as if he returned to me with a weight lifted off him, allowing his true spirit to shine through. He appeared to have an inner contentment and happiness that I’ve not seen for a while. There was a lightness to his demeanour.
I’m intrigued by it and I love it.
Jed, Miller and Finn all found the Wild Village Camp exceeded their expectations. They all got different things out of it and they’ve arrived home in a better place than when they left.
Thanks Sam and Kate for initiating the empowering experience.”

— Renee Robertson

“Spending a week in village dynamic, with such whole human beings, freed from the four walls of the dominant paradigm, in an expansive dance with the ecology of all that is, with no distractions from connection and from presence has totally opened up all the channels of my heart that were clogged with responsibility. 


What a beautiful feeling.

I am alive once more.



It feels akin to when I first became a mother: wonder, joyfulness, beauty, seeing through their eyes, playfulness, engagement, presence, I am awakened to their preciousness. I am awakened to their love. 

I am awakened.

Coming away, I wept at both gates.”

— LOUISA MIRANDA

Price: $440 per child 3 yrs and above & $220 per adult attending with children

** Children 2yrs and under attending with a family of older children join for FREE

$395 per adult with child under 2 yrs old

$440 per single adult with no family attached.

Price includes a minimum of 4 hours/day for 5 full days of wild bush adventures, men's and women's circles and earth skills instruction with skilled mentors. Camping accommodation, dinner each night and workshop materials.

Arrivals & Departures: Arrivals are between 12 - 2pm on the first day of camp. Departures are 2-3 pm on the final day.

Venue: The WILD VILLAGE FAMILY CAMP is held in a beautiful wilderness setting on the North Coast of NSW, approx an hour out of Coffs Harbour, NSW. There is ample room to camp and a beautiful creek for swimming. There is fresh drinking water available on site, feel free however to bring your own water.

Food: All dinners will be provided for and ready by 5.30pm every night. Every family will need to bring food and an independant cooking set up for the rest of the day.

Communal Area Facilities: There is ample clean ground water available in main cap. A communal camp fire cooking area & sturdy compost toilets. We suggest you bring your own cooking equipment, dish washing tubs and esky for the length of the camp.

 

2019 WILD VILLAGE DATES:

TERM 1 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, NSW: 22nd - 27th APRIL

TERM 3 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, nsw: 7TH - 12TH OCTOBER

JANUARY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, 13th - 18th January, 2020

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