You’ve woken up in your tent after a good night’s rest. Sounds of birdsong and a gentle breeze fill your ear. Stumbling out of your tent and breathing in the fresh air you take in the humble surroundings. The sun has risen above the huge horizon and there isn’t a building in sight for miles.
This morning you have some free time to enjoy your own company. You’ve decided to go for a short walk and climb some trees, so you grab your overnight oats and set off. The view is even more satisfying from up above.
After thinking about your future, you decide it’s time to let your feet touch the ground once again. Rejoining the camp you greet your fellow villagers. It’s time for the morning circle where you gather with 12 other inspiring young people from all over the UK and prepare for the day ahead. One of your fellow villagers leads a silly game that gets everyone belly laughing.
When the laughs subside we check in with each other, sharing our thoughts, current feelings, and what we’ve dreamt about. Looking at the day ahead we then take it in turns to set our intentions. What do we hope to get out of today? What have the challenges been so far? What do we want to accomplish/learn by the end of the day?
As a village you decide to go a climb The Old Man of Coniston, a mountain with a lake at the top for some wild swimming. After diving into the incredibly refreshing water one of the young people in the group is a body-positivity activist and they lead a mind-blowing conversation about everyone’s relationships with their bodies. The Guides suggest a craft session back at camp, making a totem pole of body-myths to burn in a bonfire!
Lunch is a delicious feast of locally produced food, lovingly prepared by half of the group. There’s some downtime to chill and find your solo spot – the place you will sit for your half day ‘vision fast’ on the penultimate day. The Guides lead a conversation around the power of this practice, and how it can help to grow your confidence, overcome your fears and discovering your superpowers…
What will happen next you ask? You’ll have to come along to find out!