2018 – Summer term:

The Elfins had their I Survive Camp and we slept outside under the stars, collected water and built dens, to gain the I Survive badge.

St Albans Woodcraft group campsite

Making Dream Catchers
Making friend-ship boats and floating them on the river
Pond dipping
Bubble making
Map reading
Tree climbing
Nature walk

2017- Autumn term:

Build a boat and let it float!
Woodcraft history
Obstacle course
Visit to the St Albans Organ Museum
Night hike
Campfire and making smores
First aid
Lantern walk
St Albans rock painting

2017- Summer term:

Building dens in the forest

Human Computer
Fire making and songs
Baking and craft
Shelter building
Movie night
Sports Day
Making bug hotels
Treasure hunt
Conservation hike
Wild swimming
Pizza making
Bluebell walk

2016 – Autumn term:

In September we had our annual 2-night camp. The theme of the camp this year was the Stone Age.

Group shot Woodcrafters in field


Fire station visit
Giant origami
Den making
Woodcraft history
War games
Straw plaiting
First aid
Fire making
Games night
Night walk
Lantern making/diwali
Junk modelling
Treasure hunt
Plate bags
Dragons den
Campfire bread making


2016 – Summer term:

Elfins making fire at regional day

Regional Elfin Day in the Woods
Map Making and Geocaching
Bluebell Walk
Outdoor Pizza
Making Sweets
Den Building
Making Plate Bags
River Dipping
Flag Making
Bushcraft Skills

We finished the term off with a sunny picnic in Highfield Park

woodcraft children playing football

2016 – Spring term:

Shelter building Conservation walk Drama session Cooking Dusk walk Lantern making Fire station visit Felting Camp bags Clay modelling Plan a route Mindfulness and yoga Christmas party

Visit by the Morris Men
Observatory Visit
Pasta Making
Indoor Sports Activities
Yarn Bombing
Sock Puppet Show
Night Walk
Clay modelling
Flat Stanley Travels the World
Mummifying Barbies

Woodcraft logo being painted









2015 – Autumn term:

Children with sticks

Shelter building
Conservation walk
Drama session
Dusk walk
Lantern making
Fire station visit
Camp bags
Clay modelling
Plan a route
Mindfulness and yoga
Christmas party

Previous activities have included:

  • Leaf decoration activityPlacard making
  • NHS rally
  • Fire and water session with the RNLI
  • Live folk music with dancing
  • Hoodie personalisation
  • Pasta making
  • Sleepover with camp fire
  • Debating session
  • Cake baking
  • Wide games
  • Hot dogs on a fire
  • Drama session
  • Bird feeders
  • Food tasting from around the world
  • Making Harry Potter masks and wands
  • Bushcraft camp
  • Christmas party with disco
  • First aid session
  • Willow lantern making
  • Happiness session
  • Clay session
  • Climbing activity
  • Dusk walk
  • Drumming
  • Pizza making
  • Swimming
  • Chocolate making
  • District camp
  • Nocturnal foraging by torchlight

Den making for WoodcraftPrevious weekend and holiday activities have included:

  • Child carrying woodCall 999 for the NHS – marching with the rally in St Albans with our hand made placards
  • District camp: Survivor! – the four clans competed to survive on a very enjoyable and successful two-night camp
  • Oxfam Hike – joining Oxfam’s Herts Hike once again, we raised well over £500 for Oxfam’s work on girls’ education in Pakistan
  • Bushcraft camp in Sussex – a group of pioneers and one elfin learnt whittling, fire-building, fire-lighting, cooking on a fire and some great new games
  • Regional Pioneer camp in Norfolk
  • Elfin mini camp
  • Elfin singalong in London
  • Campfire – an evening around the bonfire with jacket potatoes, marshmallows, fireworks and campfire songs
  • Christmas party – a fabulous celebration with feasting, dancing and games
  • St Saviours Christmas Tree Festival – our entry represented 100 years of war and peace

Woodcraft Camping