Swap screen time for survival skills!

Call of the Wild provides a unique opportunity for young people aged 11 to 17 to take part in wilderness training at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve and locations such as Bubbenhall Wood.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's ecological, education and survival experts help participants to develop the skills needed to be self-sufficient and comfortable in a wilderness environment and sessions can include:

• building shelters
• cooking on an open fire
• learning to track animals
• mastering the art of stealth
• being able to identify useful species
• teamwork, games and survival exercises

Playbox Theatre took part in a Call of the Wild session to make our promotional video and loved it! 

Participants are encouraged to wear camouflage colours if possible; mobile phones and electronic devices can’t be used to light fires or whittle a stick and so these are not necessary!

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust youth engagement officer Matt Cox says: “Nothing can beat real life experiences and nature is the ultimate provider of excitement and wonder. Call of the Wild captures the essence of what it is to want to explore and be wild.”

Find out about all our forthcoming events for young people via our What's On page.