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Residential camp is for 8-12 year olds (7 year old friends/siblings welcome)

Yurt Village was designed and built especially for Escot by The Really Interesting Tent Company in Newton Abbot.  Please click on our links page for more info about this company.

A 28ft central communal yurt is used as the main room and has a large woodburing stove (with a large secured fire guard), large rugs,  free time games and 1  bunk bed for staff. Four sleeping yurts pod from it, two for boys and 2 for girls and there is space in each yurt for 14 children in wooden bunk beds with mattresses.

Yurt Village has a capacity of 56 children and 12 staff for each week.

There are separate hot water shower blocks for boys and girls and flushing toilets at the village

We have a large outdoor covered dining area, fully fitted kitchen, and large campfire circle, along with plenty of green space for outdoor play and games.

The safety of children at Camp Wild has been paramount in the design process of Yurt Village and the programme of activities. The general public are not allowed in to Yurt Village and gates and signposts clearly mark the boundaries. On arrival at camp, children are given a tour of the village, are shown the boundaries within which they must stay and given a 15 minute safety orientation by the Education Manager. Children can only leave Yurt Village when accompanied by staff members or parents.

Children are in the presence of staff at all times.  Even during free time, staff members are allocated to supervise games and activities around the site.

All children must sign a Camper Responsibility Contract prior to starting camp. This ensures that all children at Camp Wild know that our rules and regulations are in place to keep them safe.

All staff at camp Wild are CRB checked.

Staff  live at Yurt Village for the duration of camp and are supervised by the Education Manager who has a Bachelor of Science degree in conservation and over 10 years’ experience working with children in outdoor education and summer camp settings. For more information about the Education Manager please click on the “about us” link.

Camp Wild staff roles are challenging, demanding, and rewarding and exhilarating at the same time.  In short, we like to say “it’s the hardest job they will ever love!”

Breakfast. lunch and dinner are cooked by the the Camp Wild cook at yurt village in our field kitchen.

Breakfast begins at 8am and consists of a hot option and cereal each day.

Lunch is a picnic style meal and is eaten whilst the groups are out and about. The picnic menu will consist of sandwich making supplies, apples/oranges and biscuits/granola bars. We ensure that our lunches are healthy and nutritious but that they also fill up hungry children.

Dinner is at 5.30pm and each group has the responsibility of clean up duty on a rotation basis.

The menu consists of things like Spaghetti bolognese, bangers and mash, home made pizza, chicken stir fry and a bbq party on friday afternoon.

The menu for each meal changes daily and we promote healthy eating options in all our meals.

We can cater for vegetarians and gluten and dairy allergies, but please telephone the education office to inform us of your childs dietary requirements at least 2 weeks prior to their arrival date.

Camp Wild is registered with The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted), which regulates and inspects to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people. By quoting our Ofsted registration number, which can be obtained from the Camp Wild office, you may be able to claim Child Tax Credit to cover part of your summer camp costs.

For more detailed information please download ‘Guide to registration on the Childcare Register’ below or visit and search for fact sheet 080032 for the most up to date version.

Childcare Vouchers are an employee benefit available to all eligible working parents. Childcare Vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from National Insurance contributions for employees, whilst offering NI savings for employers. Childcare Vouchers are the recognised payment method for registered carers.

All eligible working parents with children up to 16 years old can benefit from Childcare Vouchers, provided their employer offers the Childcare Vouchers scheme. The scheme benefits both basic and higher rate tax-payers and offers savings of up to £2392* per family, per year. Childcare Vouchers are not just for under 5s – they can be used to pay for all types of registered childcare for children up to 16 years old, including day nurseries, nannies, au pairs, crèches, childminders, out of school clubs, holiday schemes, summer camps, activity clubs and qualifying childcare offered by schools.

If you have a voucher scheme and wish to use it for Camp Wild, please contact the manager, we are able to accomodate any scheme.