Our very first piece of work back in 2008 was a wild overnight camp with 8 young people at our lovely Morgans Wood. This was the spark that gave birth to Croydon Youth Forest Project and since then we have worked with hundreds of young people, through our after school club, our young volunteers group and our work with schools and youth groups.
Our after school club (4-6pm Wednesdays term time only. Cost £3) and holiday activities are still going strong, part funded by Croydon Council, Jack Petchey and various fundraising events the young people put on each year, so we can keep our costs as low as possible to make it accessible to all. . We also owe a lot to the goodwill of all our wonderful adult volunteers who keep it going by giving up their precious time to come and adventure with us!
Teams of students are given the task of surviving in the wild! They can take part in workshops in survival skills followed by a real life survival scenario. A rewarding, challenging alternative for extra curricular enrichment.