COURSE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER DEVELOPMENT
We are in the process of creating this course for young people aged 16 to 19 years (25 years in some cases) who would like to build their resilience whilst learning more about survival skills.
One of the most misunderstood creatures on this planet is the wolf. It has been the subject of fear and myth over the years. Hunted by mankind over hundreds of years to the point of extinction for some of its species, the wolf has become synonymous with survival.
The survival strategies of the wolf, even in the most inhospitable places on this planet, can teach us a lot about survival - and about being human.
How a wolf thinks, what strategies it uses, can mean life or death. It is no different for us. The most important tool we have as humans in a survival situation is our minds.
Mental resilience is having confidence in your own abilities. When faced with a challenging situation those who are mentally resilient have enough self-belief to know they can find the right resources leading to solutions. They are able to turn to other pack members to draw on their strengths, whilst others may turn to them to lead.
Through a series of different workshops, you can learn the basics of survival both in the wilderness and in everyday life.
Workshops include interactions with wolves, horses, dogs and birds of prey. You can also gain a Leadership Award from Sports Leaders UK as a valuable addition to your CV.
Use the link provided on each workshop to book your place. Booking is essential. You can book to attend as many workshops as you are able.
There are no overnight sleep outs and parents are welcome to attend if your child has an additional need. We are happy to arrange for you to meet one of the team before hand.
Workshop facilitators include a qualified tutor for Sports Leaders UK Expedition Leader award, two qualified youth workers, three bush craft trainers, one of which lives wild off grid, a Falconer, an Equine Assisted Therapy practitioner and experts from the Wolf Conservation Centre.
We hope the Wild Wolf Survival course will be available from September 2017 so check back then for further details.
We do not provide lunch or refreshments because of allergies, preferences etc so please make sure you bring your own food and drink. Wear suitable sturdy boots (not wellies) and clothing appropriate for the weather. Please let us know in advance of any allergies or additional needs. We ask you not to take any photographs or video of other young people on the course.