Summer Camping Residentials

Where?

Our summer camping residentials are based at Hobbs Hill in The High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural, Kent.

This site is a private camping field, with nearby woods and stunning views across the rolling hills.

Hobbs Hill is accessible from London by train (under an hour from London terminals to Cowden Station) or by coach (two hours from North London).

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What?

Every summer term we run camping experiences for Year 5 and Year 6 classes. Classes sleep in comfortable bell tents, cook food on the campfire, and explore the surrounding beautiful ancient woodlands.

Groups will have a chance to try out our range of activities, including fire lighting, den building, whittling, woodland games, natural art, nature walks and much more!

2, 3 or 4 night camps are available. All food and resources are included, sleeping equipment is also provided.

Our residentials focus on nature connection, Forest School activities, wellbeing, resilience-building, cooking, and holistic child development.

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When?

We are now taking bookings for camping for May, June and July 2023.

To book your place please email Countryside Manager Millie Darling at millie@thegardenclassroom.org.uk or phone 07483382763.

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When I went to the toilet in the night I saw stars in the sky. This is the first time I have ever seen stars. It was amazing!" - Year 6 Child

“I so appreciate the feeling of space and losing track of time and being so fully immersed in nature” - Assistant Head

I love it out here, it's so different from teaching academics at school- it can be simple. We walk up the hill, we reach the top, we've done it! It's great for the kids to get that feeling of achievement." -Academic Mentor

I didn't think camping would be fun so I never came before. Then I rolled down the hill and I realised oh this is fun! I wish we could camp everyday" - Year 6 Child