Courses

School Camps, Learning and Activity Days

School Camps, Learning and Activity Days

Duration: Typically range from 1-4 nights
Really Wild school camps are a fantastic opportunity for students to be inspired, to develop valuable age-appropriate life and academic skills and to experience how to really survive and thrive in the Wild – one of the most exciting and inspirational environments possible! School camps can stand alone or be part of a larger programme of progressive learning that builds year on year as each pupil progresses through the school. They are equally applicable to primary, secondary and further education years. Find Out More

Activities

  • Identification of UK Fauna and Flora including foods medicines and poisons!
  • Fire craft – safety, ignition, uses, fire lays
  • Backwoods cooking and wild medicines
  • Use and evaluation of primitive technologies, animal signs and behaviour’s, stalking and tracking
  • Use of woodland tools
  • Search and rescue exercises
  • Foraging for and the preparation of wild foods, nutrition and diet
  • Rope craft, use of man-made shelters and tarpology
  • Shelter building, camp craft and water purification
  • Effective communication, leadership, teamwork
  • Successful society and human development
  • Team building and leadership challenges
  • Night games, wide games, and Really Wild Olympics

Learning Outcomes

  • Outdoor skills, understanding and appreciation of the natural environment.
  • Personal development: attitude, confidence, resilience, self-reliance, self-discipline, empathy, teamwork, leadership, community, cognitive development and problem solving- using our methodology for success.
  • Academic development: links to KS 1-5 Maths, Science Geography, History, Pre-History, Environmental Studies, PE, PSHE.
  • Principles taught help young people in their preparation for school life and/or their transition between schools, to college, university or work.
All learning outcomes and personal development objectives are agreed with teaching staff beforehand and written into our team’s lesson plans to ensure everything we deliver is appropriate, completely relevant and has the most positive impact on the students we teach.

Extreme Survival Training

Extreme Survival Training

Duration: 5-10 days
Once you are well trained and have a number of Really Wild experiences under your belt it is time to take things to the next level. Find Out More

Activities

  • Winter wilderness training
  • Coastal, lowland and mountain survival skills
  • Canoe, Kayak, walk and wild camping
  • Treasure hunting for resources
  • Personal development as used with CEO's of international corporations
  • Mental and emotional resilience training

Learning Outcomes

  • Increase personal strength
  • Brilliant leadership development
  • Team skills and problem solving
  • Real Adventure!

Peru Jungle Expedition and Desert Scientific Exploration

Peru Jungle Expedition and Desert Scientific Exploration

Duration: 2-3 weeks
Peru is a mystical and magical place steeped in rich culture and sometimes bloody history; it has everything from the deep impenetrable Amazon jungle and its astonishing wildlife to some of the highest and most impressive mountains in the world. It also has deep endless forbidding deserts that seem empty and impassable….but not for Really Wild Education. Find Out More

Activities

  • A four day walk on the incredible Inca Trail ending at Machu Pichu
  • Fly to Iquitos and from there go into the amazon rainforest, here you will feel like you are on the edge of the world as you look across an endless expanse of beautiful rainforest
  • Complete a meaningful and sustainable service project for people who are caught in a poverty cycle. Get stuck in and make life long connections
  • Go sandboarding down giant sand dunes
  • Flights to Cusco with a couple of days in the beautiful and historic city to acclimatise to the altitude of 3000m
  • Learn local survival techniques, honed over thousands of years, that have helped people thrive in these difficult environments
  • With the help of the Natural History Museum you will go to the high desert and dig up whales at 3000m! Some findings may even see your name published in a globally recognised paper! Now there is something for the CV.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to be smart and well prepared to navigate massive countries. Move from place to place using a host of transportation and accommodation methods.
  • Become a brilliant survival practitioner in the outdoors; specialisms here include desert, mountain and jungle survival
  • Along this great journey each participant will be encouraged to reflect on their actions, reactions and ambitions. The group will be encouraged to discuss their findings and use the strengths of each person to create highly supportive and functional teams.
  • Get stuck into cutting edge scientific discovery in the desert: hang out with world class ‘Indiana Jones style’ scientists; learn exploration techniques to delve into the past; plus actually help to dig for ancient treasure in the form of fossilised whales and ancient archaeological artefacts.
  • Complete a meaningful service project for a small community, living in the deep jungle, who have asked for assistance with sanitation and sustainable power.

Borneo Jungle and Humanitarian Aid Expedition

Borneo Jungle and Humanitarian Aid Expedition

Duration: 2-3 weeks
Go to the Jungle with some of the best instructors in the world and learn to survive in one of the toughest environments on earth. Participate in a humanitarian aid project to help the local inhabitants of the region then spend a few days marooned on a deserted tropical island and learn how to survive for real! After that sit back and enjoy the sites and relax on river cruises Find Out More

Activities

  • Help raise funds and complete a real life changing humanitarian aid project in the jungle
  • Use jungle tools safely to construct shelters, traps rafts and water craft and weapons
  • Learn one of the most amazing and difficult skills; to navigate the jungle successfully and safely
  • Identify foods, medicines, tools ,weapons and poisons in the jungle
  • Make fire and cook food that you catch and collect
  • Options may include obtaining a PADI Diver open water certificate in beautiful tropical clear waters at one of the best kept diving secret locations on the planet.
  • Go to the Kinabatangan and take river tours to search for some amazing wildlife including the reclusive pygmy elephants and the endangered Orangutan
  • Visit the world-famous Orangutan sanctuary in Sepilok
  • See the hustle and bustle of Kota Kinabalu
  • See the amazing Mari Mari cultural village for a taste of Bornean tribal
  • And perhaps climb the highest mountain in South East Asia ?

Learning Outcomes

  • A true education in selflessness working on a humanitarian aid project to improve peoples lives for the better
  • Learn to really survive on a deserted tropical island! work in teams and compete with one another to win prizes and escape your deadly paradise
  • Learn about culture and language from the native people
  • KS3,4 and 5 Case studies in Geography, The sciences, PSHRE and much more

Survival Academy

Survival Academy

Duration: 2 Days - 1 Night
DESIGNED TO GIVE STUDENTS A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE AND OUTLOOK ON LIFE. The Really Wild Survival Academy is the pinnacle of outdoor learning. Students learn the skills needed to survive and thrive outdoors in spring summer, autumn and winter, with winter being our most popular season for learning. As the student's progress through our 3 different courses; introductory, intermediate and advanced levels, students have the opportunity to demonstrate a progression of learning and personal development that is second to none. The courses are also a tremendous addition to a DofE programme making young people better and safer outdoors in every respect. The Survival Academy plugs perfectly into our Expeditions programme where the students can test their skills and build on them anywhere in the world! This foundation of exceptional learning is the backbone to what we do and will support any person into becoming a responsible and effective practitioner in whatever field they choose to enter. Example Survival Course Outline Students develop their bush craft and survival skills to an extremely high standard. On completion of these courses, students will be equipped with the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary to survive and thrive in even the most challenging of situations and environments. This applies equally to the outdoors as it does to other aspects of the students' lives. Students can also certify in being able to independently use a knife, saw and an axe, further adding to their personal development and skill. Find Out More

Activities

  • Survival priorities and attitude
  • Fire craft - safety, ignition, uses and a range of different fire lays
  • Knife craft, safety, the law, carving and the use of other woodland tools
  • Stalking and tracking, primitive technologies and tool design, use and evaluation of primitive weapons and tools
  • Search and rescue, first aid, managing emergencies and trail blazing
  • Foraging for and the preparation of wild foods and wild medicines
  • Nutrition and diet, meal planning and backwoods cooking
  • Wild navigation, compass and map use
  • Rope craft, knots and tarpology
  • Morse code and night navigation
  • Shelter - natural and man made using multiple techniques
  • Camp craft - safety, organisation and wood craft skills
  • Sourcing water, filtration, purification and management
  • Expedition planning, preparation and safety
  • Effective communication, leadership, teamwork and lessons on successful society and human development.

Learning Outcomes

  • KS3 and 4 and 5 Science
  • KS3 and 4 and 5 Geography
  • KS3 and 4 and 5 PE
  • KS3 and 4 and 5 Design Technology
  • KS3 and 4 Maths
  • KS3 PSHRE
  • Environmental studies and woodland management
  • British Natural history and Evolution
  • KS2 Pre-History

Arctic Winter Expedition

Arctic Winter Expedition

Duration: 1 Week
Experience pure magic as you learn to survive in the beautiful Arctic! On this trip you will learn how to be organised and manage a polar expedition like every other great Arctic explorer. Through this learning your confidence in your own abilities will soar. Find Out More

Activities

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snow shoeing
  • Tracking animals
  • Husky dog sledding
  • Planning and leading expeditions
  • Safely building and sleeping in snow shelter
  • Navigating in white out conditions through dense forests and across tundra environments
  • Establishing arctic expedition base camps
  • Conducting search and rescue operations with avalanche beacons
  • Developing Arctic first aid skills
  • Ice-fishing
  • Outdoor cooking and camp craft in arctic conditions
  • Relaxing by camp fires in the snow and looking for the northern lights.

Learning Outcomes

  • Combining the challenges of surviving in the sub-arctic environment with physically demanding activities creates a fantastic learning experience which, paired with our “Methodology for Success™”, can result in life-changing personal development.
  • Opportunities include the chance to put yourself in the shoes of some of histories great cold explorers, you will learn to be responsible for yourselves, your kit and one another as you learn how to not just survive but thrive in potentially harsh place.
  • Each participant will be encouraged to reflect on their actions, reactions and ambitions. The group will be encouraged to discuss their findings and use the strengths of each person to create highly supportive and functional teams.
  • The expedition enhances understanding and provides case-studies for a host of subjects including: human and physical geography, geology and the sciences, natural history, culture and politics.

Cornwall Sea Kayak Expedition

Cornwall Sea Kayak Expedition

Duration: 5 days
An extraordinary adventure! Students will kayak and camp along one of the most beautiful and dramatic coastlines in Europe. They will receive professional tuition from the country's most experienced sea kayaking instructors and survival experts. Your students will survive and thrive in the wild and have the chance to earn an Open Water Sea Kayaking Qualification too. Find Out More

Activities

  • Sea kayaking instruction and certification
  • Expedition planning
  • Open water navigation, safety and rescue techniques
  • Canadian canoeing skills
  • Fishing
  • Foraging; identification of foods in the wild on and off shore
  • Knife craft
  • Expedition cooking and nutrition
  • Shelter and camp craft skills
  • Survival priorities and techniques
  • Open water first aid, search and rescue

Arctic Gold Expedition

Arctic Gold Expedition

Duration: 1 Week
This trip offers a unique opportunity for a true ‘Really Wild Education’. Join us in Northern Lapland during the few snow and ice free months of the year, uncovering a beautiful landscape. Immerse yourself in the history and culture surrounding the gold and World War II sites in this part of the world. Have a true bushcraft & survival experience, all with a valuable twist. On this adventure, you will get to replicate the lives of some of the toughest people of Europe. You’ll live the way they lived, work the way that they worked, striving to not just survive but to thrive in one of the worlds most inaccessible places... and with a bit of effort you will find GOLD! Find Out More

Activities

  • The origins of gold in Finland with a guided museum tour
  • Bushcraft & survival training, Finnish style
  • Develop knife-craft skills and take your creations home
  • Canoe on the beautiful meandering rivers. Fish from your boat and catch your own dinner!
  • Wild camping learning traditional camp craft skills
  • Forage for food and cook hearty local recipes over a campfire
  • Learn the signs to track wildlife
  • Hiking with a local guide whilst learning the origins of regional gold
  • Discovering WW2 bunkers & German occupation heritage sites
  • Gold panning techniques and lessons
  • Panning for gold in the rivers and streams
  • Working a sluice on a real gold claim. Keep the gold and precious stones you find!
  • Smelting lessons with gold & jewellery making

Learning Outcomes

  • Life-changing personal development- Learn to survive in the northern most parts of the world, then take that learning home and apply it to everything else!
  • The Really Wild Method for success will be used to help create effective teams. The most effective teams will find the most gold and gain the greatest rewards.
  • Opportunities include the chance to explore cultural history, and local geology. Find GOLD in the wild from your own team efforts.
  • Personal reflection and meditation to discover internal strengths that may have been previously unknown.
  • The expedition enhances understanding and provides case-studies for a host of subjects including: human and physical geography, geology, science, natural history, culture and politics.
  • Recommended age for participating in this expedition is from 11 Years and older.