We are a not-for-profit children's environmental education camp located just outside the city of Truro in the heart of Cornwall. The camp exists off-grid harnessing renewable energy technologies and employing sustainable systems including composting toilets, reed-beds, a solar powered water pumping and filtration unit, solar thermal panels and biomass-fueled showers.
Staying at camp enables children to understand and experience first-hand a new way of living off-grid in balance with nature, it’s ecological systems and natural resources.
During their visit children take part in a packed programme of activities including technical tree climbing, kayaking, wild food foraging, eco energy workshops and animal tracking. Activities take place within the two hundred acres of woodland, streams, hedgerows, lakes and organic farmland which we are fortunate to be surrounded by.
Camp runs from April until September hosting school groups during term-time and children from across the UK and beyond for summer camp experiences in July and August.
This opportunity would be particularly valuable for those who would like to experience off-grid living, work with children and enjoy practical tasks such as gardening & cooking.
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You’ll live off-grid, learn new outdoor skills, develop a deeper understanding of sustainability through hands-on experience, meet people who share your interests and gain confidence working with children in an outdoor setting. Above all, it’s fun, incredibly rewarding, rich in experience and an opportunity to engage with children and inspire them to take action towards a more sustainable future.
We are looking for Workawayers to with all aspects of camp life. Help is varied. You could find yourself accompanying children to the food garden to harvest ingredients for breakfast, helping children with their cooking in the field kitchen, heading down to the forest to support children on a technical tree climbing mission or assisting our Blacksmith with a forging workshop. This is in addition to general camp maintenance and development e.g. tending to the food garden, cleaning and preparing materials for activities.
As the role involves working directly with children in order to ensure your suitability to do so we would need you would need to obtain your country's equivalent of a DBS e.g. in France it's called a certificate of good conduct - Bulletin No. 3. Two referees would also need to be provided.
Any potential helpers from the UK would be required to undergo a DBS check to determine their suitability to work with children. We would initiate and meet the cost for this. We would also require contact details for two referees. In order to comply with these requirements we would need to begin the process at least one month before your arrival.
All of the accommodation at camp is tented and we would provide you with tent for the duration of your stay with us. We have camp beds so all you would need is your sleeping bag and pillow.
We are situated just outside the city of Truro which is within walking distance (30-40 mins). Weekends are usually free and there is the opportunity to explore more of Cornwall independently, with other volunteers and with Claire and Charlie who manage the camp and live there during the summer months. On weekends we usually go to the beach, take the Canadian canoe out on the river, walk the coastal paths and generally enjoy all that Cornwall has to offer in the summer!
All meals are provided during your stay on working days and you have access to the camp kitchen throughout the day for hot drinks etc.
We are located on a 200 acre farm with access to beautiful ancient woodland - if you enjoy walking (or running!) there are a multitude of tracks to explore. We are also just 20 mins drive from the north coast where you will find some of the best surfing spots in the country.
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Maximum 6 hours a day, 5 days a week