Summer School Courses

Bushcraft and Backwoods Cooking

TUTORS: Jacob Butler, Richard Chen, Adam Dunajski, Nicky Clark, Catherine Henderson

Shelter, water, fire and food!

This year we will be learning how to live comfortably in the wild, working as a team to meet all of the survival priorities of shelter, water, fire and food. Over the week we will move through all of the skills needed for living in the wild, starting with the basics of building shelters and lighting a fire (even in the rain) and progressing on to learning how to prepare and cook your food.

Course schedule

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COURSE
WEEK
AM
PM
PRICE
STATUS
Bushcraft and Backwoods Cooking
Age 7-10
WK1 : 8 - 12 Jul 2024 PM
 
PM course
£270.00
  • BOOKINGS CLOSED
Bushcraft and Backwoods Cooking
Age 7-10
WK3 : 22 - 26 Jul 2024 AM
AM course
 
£270.00
  • BOOKINGS CLOSED
Bushcraft and Backwoods Cooking
Age 11-14
WK3 : 22 - 26 Jul 2024 PM
 
PM course
£270.00
  • BOOKINGS CLOSED
Bushcraft and Backwoods Cooking
Age 11-14
WK4 : 29 Jul - 02 Aug 2024 AM
AM course
 
£270.00
  • BOOKINGS CLOSED
Bushcraft and Backwoods Cooking
Age 7-10
WK4 : 29 Jul - 02 Aug 2024 PM
 
PM course
£270.00
  • BOOKINGS CLOSED

Course Notes

For bushcraft please bring the following items of equipment. Please be aware that children likely to be working outside for the whole session and so appropriate clothes should be worn to deal with all weather conditions. Please ensure each item is named.

  • ·Clothes that you are happy to get dirty
  • ·Waterproof Jacket
  • ·Waterproof Trousers
  • ·Hat and Sun cream
  • ·Water Bottle 

Your Tutors

Jacob Butler

Jacob Butler has been a sports coach for a number of years and holds qualifications in football, dodgeball, netball, and delivering primary school PE. He is part of the PE and Games department at The Perse Prep and is a passionate and avid sportsman. He enjoys being part of a team and the outdoors.

Richard Chen

Richard Chen teaches Physics at The Perse and as a member of the Perse Exploration Society, he is passionate about the outdoors. With over ten years of experience in Scouting as a leader, Richard is really looking forward to teaching bushcraft and backwoods cooking at The Perse Summer School this year!

Adam Dunajski

Adam Dunajski is a former member of The Perse Exploration Society, and is passionate about backwoods cooking. Currently completing a masters in mathematics at Oxford, he spends his summers assisting on Duke of Edinburgh expeditions as a Mountain Leader, and helping with PES camps. On these trips he likes to experiment with new outdoor cooking ideas, preparing extravagant menus in all terrains. Adam plans on going into teaching after finishing university.

Nicky Clark

Nicky Clark is currently Assistant Director of Sport at The Perse Prep and has been involved with the PE and Games department at the Prep since 2016. She hold a BSc (QTS) Hons degree in Secondary Education with PE.

Catherine Henderson

Catherine Henderson obtained a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from Stirling University. She has represented the University in a number of different sports including Rowing, Tennis and Cricket. Catherine is now a Teacher of PE and Games at The Perse Upper and is currently the Assistant Head of Cricket. Catherine has experience coaching a number of different sports as well as outdoor pursuits.

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