Rediscover your inner wild.
Help kids become more comfortable in the bush.
Come alive with a vibrant community of humans.
Immerse yourself in the wonder and wisdom of nature.
Gather by the campfire and learn earth based skills.
“Attending Village Camp was a turning point in my life… There was a magic at camp that has stayed with me, long after my tent was packed away, I left feeling so inspired, it was a remembering, an opening to possibilities for living that I had never conceived before.”Becky, Village camp mentor, educator and mother of two young children
~Come and reweave our village together~
Mentoring at Village Camp
Come be part of our incredible mentor crew at our Village Camps.
This beautiful video will give you a little taste of the essence and magic of the village camp experience.
As a mentor, you are part of a team that is the backbone of these incredible camps. Mentors dive into a world of imagination and wonder alongside the kids of the village and guide older kids to explore their edges. By simply bringing your presence, curiosity and sense of adventure, you can help to create a world of magic that you and the kids can step into together. Everyone comes alive with the mystery and enchantment of the wild world. You don’t need to have bush skills – just a commitment to listen and play and embody a love of nature. You will be paired up with an experienced mentor for the morning adventures and often experienced kids too!
UPCOMING CAMP DATES:
We are now recruiting mentors for our 2 (yes, 2!!) back-to-back Summer 2023 camps. We would particularly love to hear from you if you are available and keen for one or both of these camps!
Summer 2023 Village Camp
Sunday 8 January- Mentor/crew arrival and Set up
Monday 9 – Saturday 14 January
Monday 16 January afternoon- Mentor/crew arrive
Tuesday 17 – Sunday 22 January- Village Camp – Week 2
Pack down Sunday afternoon
All crew need to have a current Working with children check, or be able to obtain one before camp.
Location: Gilwell Scout Park, Gembrook
The basic structure of the days on camp for mentors is as follows:
Mentors head out in the morning in pairs with a group of about 8-10 kids for bush adventures, and return to the village centre in time for lunch. We (mentors) debrief the morning over lunch (provided), then afternoons are free space, with possibilities of resting, hanging out with other villagers, sharing skills or games or impromptu workshops. In the evenings, we gather around the fire to share in a communal dinner prepared by our camp cook, then create a space to share stories of the day’s adventures and discoveries. One evening there may be a bonus (mystery!) adventure for adults and older kids, which you are welcome to be a part of.
To learn more about camp, check out the event page here.
Do you want more experience working with kids in nature?
Do you have a passion for the outdoors and want to share it?
Are you a super curious human who just wants to explore?
Do you delight in being woven into a child’s fairy world, full of magic and wonder?
Are you a bush skills keen bean?
We need all sorts of folks to mentor on our Village Camps. They are an incredible, super rewarding experience for those who choose to dive in!
Will you be there for it next camp?
If yes, get in touch with Steph firstname.lastname@example.org or 0478 917 479.
Or go straight to fill out this form to register your interest and we will be in touch with you!