Wild Youth

Igniting a passion for the outdoors in young people.

Our teenage years are some of the most important of our lives. This is when we develop our sense of identify and we begin to understand our place within this wild world. We test social and physical boundaries and we learn habits that will stay with us for life.

Wild Folk can deliver youth group sessions around Gloucestershire and North Bristol. These sessions are especially beneficial for young people who need support to improve their wellbeing through building new friendships and developing confidence.

The 2-hour sessions run weekly for a minimum of 6 weeks with 8-16 young people per cohort.

The sessions will include a range of play, environmental education and bush craft activities, for example:

  • Free play

  • Fire lighting

  • Campfire cooking

  • Whittling

  • Nature identification

  • Mindfulness

Young people will practice a range of skills including fine and gross motor skills, concentration, leadership, empathy, problem-solving and determination.

We can deliver sessions in a range of woodlands and green spaces, subject to landowner’s permission.

Please get in touch if you would like to set up a Wild Youth group in your area, email amy@thewildfolk.co.uk Funding may be available to subsidise places for young people from marginalised communities.

"Being part of this group makes me feel happy and alive"

Participant, 2021