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Wild Camp Training Programme for NEET Young Women (18-24)
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A six week (1 day a week) programme for young women to develop kayak/canoe/SUP paddling skills, campfire cooking skills and learn basic expedition skills. 

It is an empowering programme looking to boost emotional literacy (motivation, self-belief, confidence, self-regulation, empathy and social skills). 

The last week culminates in a wild camp adventure that the group of young women have helped to plan themselves.

The young women are referred onto the course if they meet the following criteria;

  • N.E.E.T (not in education, employment or training) or at-risk of becoming NEET
  • Female
  • 16-24
  • Comfortable around the water
  • Able to spend long periods of time away from toilet facilities

Who to contact

Contact name
Kathy King
Contact position
Director and Founder of Wild Wonder and Wisdom CIC
Telephone
07949079150
E-mail
wildwonderandwisdom@outlook.com
Website
wildwonderandwisdom.co.uk
Facebook
Wild Camp Training Programme for NEET Young Women (18-24)'s facebook page

Where to go

Name
Cornwall Watersports and The Paddle Shed
Address
Pentewen Sands Holiday Park
Pentewen Road
Pentewen
St Austell,
Cornwall
Postcode
PL26 6BT
Notes

This is where we meet and hire kayaks/SUP/wetsuits from.  The rest of the project is run on local beaches and at Cotna Eco Retreat.

Time / date details

When is it on?
Variable
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning
Session information
11-3 on the same day
6 weeks in a row with the last week including an over-night camp and second day of adventuring on the water.

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£700 Per Term
Free and/or subsidised Per Term
Details
This includes all hire costs, water safety crew, specialist staffing, cooked lunch/dinner, drinks, and over-night camping charges. It is based around 7 days and 1 night. It works out £95/client/day
We are working towards offering this for free and/or heaviliy subsidised as and when funding bids have been successful and/or Wild Wonder and Wisdom CIC have made enough profit on other services.

Availability

Age ranges
From 14 years to 24 years
Referral required
Yes
Referral details

Referrals can be made via the website; www.wildwonderandwisdom.co.uk/wild-camp-training/

The young women are referred onto the course if they meet the following criteria;

  • N.E.E.T (not in education, employment or training) or at-risk of becoming NEET
  • Female
  • 16-24
  • Comfortable around the water
  • Able to spend long periods of time away from toilet facilities

Inclusion details

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How we make our service inclusive

We are not yet accessible for young people with physical disabilities but we are working towards becoming so.  

Staff SEND experience

Experienced teacher of 18 years with SEND and BESD experience both in mainstream and special school settings.  Qualified Forest School Leader since 2006 and Outdoor Instructor since 2017.  Intervention project management skills in alternative education provision targeted with reducing exclusion rates from mainstream school and outreach Emotional Literacy Support programmes. 

How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

It is helping to boost Emotional Literacy in young women who are currently NEET or at-risk of becoming so.  The programme aims to empower its clients and enable them to make measured decisions about their journeys back into education, employment or training.  Wild Wonder and Wisdom CIC is networking with Cornwall Council and other social services to support these young women. 

Support at key transition points

By trying to support young people and their families to make educated decisions about the future by helping them to be more informed and connected with the local provision.

Last updated: 01/07/2021

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