Camping at Suntrap 1969 - 2012 Raising Achievement - Outdoors
Renewable resources. Wind and solar power provide energy for lights and a cool box.
There are 2 camps a week throughout the summer. Children stay for 2 or 3 days and 1 or 2 nights.
Camp supervision and safety; 2 Suntrap staff (who have First Aid training) and at least 2 adults from school. 24 hour supervision.
The children use the washing/toilet facilities in Suntrap building. The loo tent is for night time emergency use.
Washing up – a life skill! Camp jobs; washing up, collecting water, wiping tables or collecting wood.
What to bring… A bag containing packed lunch and rain coat. Wellies in a carrier bag NOT packed with luggage. Sleeping bag, pillow and spare blanket packed in labelled bin liner, (+ a spare labelled bin liner).
At least 2 changes of clothing, warm jumper/fleece. Wash kit, including towel. torch Books/comics and small games for ‘quiet’ moments! Cameras are good but don’t send anything expensive. Warm things to sleep in (joggers and hoodies are best). Clothing….
All medicines given to class teacher. Clearly labelled with dosage instructions. ‘Wrap around’ sunglasses make a big difference to hay fever sufferers. Sun cream, lip salve and a hat for hot sunny days. A watch so that they know it is only 4.30am! And finally…
Working together Trust Cooperation Fun!
Curriculum work during the day in the forest. Not just ‘nature’ and science but also…. ….art, history, language….
For more information visit our website http://webfronter.com/waltham-forest/SuntrapForestEducationCentre