INTRODUCTION

The Bushcraft UK, Families course is a low cost high quality opportunity for members of the Bushcraft UK community and their families to experience top of the range instruction in fantastic rural Dorset at an affordable price, concentrating on the Key Bushcraft and Wild camping skills of the temperate forest.

The Bushcraft Expeditions Families Course gives you the opportunity to cover an introduction to the foundations of bushcraft as a family. Our interest in nature is sewn from an early age and we believe this interest should be nurtured and encouraged. During this three day course you will be introduced to the joys of the natural world as a family. Appreciating that the attention span of your young Bushcrafters can be short we will make this course interactive and as much fun as possible. At the end of the course, you will have the confidence to go into the wild and camp and live comfortably as a family and enjoy all that the natural world has to offer.

During the course, parents will be expected to participate in routine tasks around the camp such as firewood and water collection and some general camp duties.

During the course we will cover the following subjects:

· Bushcraft and survival for all ages
· Camp Cookery
· Nature awareness, plant and tree identification
· Wild edibles
· Tracking and nature awareness
· Camp games and activities

Equipment List:

· Rucksack or holdall. (Large enough to carry all your kit)
· A Tent.
· A minimum of 2 sets of suitable outdoor clothing. (appropriate to season).
· Walking boots or Wellingtons.
· Hat and gloves.
· Waterproof outer wear. (Jacket and trousers preferable)
· Sleeping bag (appropriate for the season)
· Insulating sleeping mat (closed cell or Thermarest type is ideal).
· Knife fork and spoon, small unbreakable bowl/plate, Mug.
· Water container (Bottle or bag) approx 1.0 litre. (The facility to top up is available on site so there is no need to bring big jerry cans.)
· Torch (preferably a head torch) + spare batteries.
· Wash kit and toiletries + towel.
· Insect repellent.
· Notebook and pencil.
· Camera (optional).

COURSE DETAILS: 

Course provider: Bushcraft Expeditions
Minimum numbers: 12 – 14 (mix of adults and children)
Maximum numbers: 16
Minimum adult age: 18
Minimum child age: 6
Date of Course – Friday 1st June 2012 – Sunday 3rd June 2012
Course go/no go date: 1st april 2011
(Full joining instructions will be issued)
RV time 18:30hr on the 1st June @ Beaminster, Dorset
Course disperses: 16:00hr on the 3rd June
Accommodation: Attendees provide their own tents, sleeping bags etc.

Catering: Full Board
Course Cost and payment details: 

Cost: First adult: £100.00,
Second adult: £70
Under 18’s: £60
(Fully inclusive of VAT)

A Non refundable deposit of £50.00 per family is required on booking – This deposit will however be refunded in full if the course does not go ahead.

Final payments: Payable immediately from the 1st April 2012 if course takes place and by no later than 1st May 2012. Any one failing to pay their final payment by the 1st May 2012 will lose their deposit and forfeit their place to a reserve. It is the individual’s responsibility to make note of the above and make prompt payment. Neither Bushcraft UK or Bushcraft Expeditions will be responsible for chasing up and reminding individuals about payments.

All bookings and payments should be made directly to Bushcraft Expeditions by the following means:

To pay by credit/debit card:
Contact Becky in the Bushcraft Expeditions office on 01432 356700. You will need to provide your full name, address, bank/card and contact (email and phone) details and BCUK user name.

To pay by Paypal:
Contact Becky in the Bushcraft Expeditions office on 01432 356700 or on the email address below. You will need to provide your full name, address, contact (email and phone) details, and BCUK user name. Do not make any payment until you have confirmed your booking with Bushcraft Expeditions office.

inforequest@bushcraftexpeditions.com (use this email address for Paypal payments)

To pay by bank transfer:
If paying directly into the bank by bank transfer etc please phone the number above for the account details. You will need to provide your full name, address, bank/card and contact (email and phone) details and BCUK user name.

All payments are by secure means.

On receipt of your booking and clearance of your deposit, all paper work will be sent via email, unless otherwise requested differently

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT NO STUDENTS BOOK TRAVEL TICKETS OR PURCHASE COURSE EQUIPMENT OR FOOD UNTIL THE EXPEDITION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED TO BE TAKING PLACE. NIETHER BUSHCRAFT UK OR BUSHCRAFT EXPEDITIONS WILL BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY EXPENSE AS A RESULT OF STUDENTS NOT COMPLYING WITH THE ABOVE STATEMENT.

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