Meon Springs Bushcraft Centre, deep in the woods of Hampshire
building a team at meon springs BUSHCRAFT centre
As you know, your team and their performance is your most important lever to success. When it is functioning well all sorts of magic can happen and when it is not, business stops flowing, people leave and work becomes a drag.
Although there are many opportunities to build your team at work, there is nothing better than taking them out of their normal environment to work together on something different and unique.
Meon Springs Bushcraft Centre provides that opportunity to do just that.
On the surface, it is all about working with nature and learning new skills. Beneath that there is the more important work of developing leadership, building relationships, understanding the planning, organisation and strategy.
It's also about getting away from it all and experiencing a different way of life.
Designed as a practical and interactive experience, an away day or team-building event at Meon Springs Bushcraft Centre, will introduce you to key outdoor skills that will require you to listen, communicate, self-manage, delegate and negotiate.
You can visit for a day, a half day or stay for an overnight experience in what we call - Wild Glamping.
If you are staying over you will be sleeping on very comfortable camp beds (please bring sleeping bags) in really nice Bell Tents. You will have the site (1/2 a mile from civilisation) completely by yourself.
All our experiences are fully catered and provided, with all cooking utensils, kettles, wood for the fire. There are natural ovens, tables stools and places to prepare food.
Also, you have compost loos, with the most amazing view and hot showers.
Below is our Itinerary for Wild Glamping and Bushcraft, which can be adapted and booked as a Corporate Event.
wild glamping and bushcraft - the itinerary
A two night and two day Wild Glamping and Bushcraft Experience, deep in the woods.
Arrive any time after 3pm to the Meon Springs office.
Head off to our Bushcraft Centre, with your guide to get you settled in and cooking for your evening meal.
Sit out as the sun goes down and watch the stars come out (assuming that British weather is being kind).
Rise when ready and prepare own breakfast, before 8.30am,
Prepare for the days activities that might include bowmaking, spoon carving, firelighting, foraging or even a nature walk.
Make Fire, Make Lunch.
Activities continue throughout the afternoon, also allowing time for relaxation and reflection.
Stoke Fire, Make Dinner.
Guide leaves you for a night on your own.
DAY 3 (weekends only)
A day to yourself to enjoy as you wish.
longer term benefits
As well as having a great weekend with friends, family or colleagues, you will come away with an amazing memory and a number of new skills such as the below:
Things you may learn:
Bushcraft is the art of acquiring information, know how and skills to survive in a natural environment.
As well as being useful and fascinating in itself, the approach to learning these skills is transferable.
Let me explain. In any new situation, whether it be an unfamiliar business situation, an emergency or even travelling to a new place, the most important thing to be able to do quickly is observe and orientate yourself and/or your team.
The first stages of bushcraft are all about observation and orientation. What's safe?
What do we have available What are we trying to achieve?
Learning this approach will will be useful for life.
The second stages of bushcraft are all about leadership, planning, decision making, doing and building relationships with others.
What needs to be done? Who's going to do it? What skills do we need? When do things need completion? How are we going to work together?
These are essential life skills and management skills, all of which will be honed and developed in a Bushcraft Experience at Meon Springs.
WILD GLAMPING and bushcraft