Team Days at Young Wood
Healthy teams need time together to create and maintain their bonds, hone their purpose and collaborate on real tasks. Being in a wild, woodland setting with skilled facilitators can provide the space for different perspectives and views to emerge, away from everyday pressures. Our approach is about connecting people with themselves and others through simply being in nature - we make the most of the natural environment as either the main stimulus or the backdrop for a session.
“It was a great away day, and I was struck by the incredible sense of peace and relaxation that I found while we sat around the fire in the woods” (Health Worker)
"There is nothing running around my head now! Great not thinking about work" (Housing Worker)
"It's been so good for morale, for the whole team" (Support Worker)
The diverse mix of skills amongst our team encompasses group facilitation, bushcraft, natural systems, ecology and nature conservation, project development and strategy, participatory process, community development, rural arts, green woodworking, organisational development and wild food foraging.
As each session is tailored, costings will vary depending on activities, preparation time and follow-up; we aim to work within your available budget. For all sessions we have two staff present on site for safety, as the location is remote. We can provide food, or making food can be integrated into the team activities.
Contact us to explore the options further:
Jenny Archard - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gavin Saunders - email@example.com
What we Offer
A session can be as low-key as a half-day team reflection workshop, or as challenging as an overnight wild camp experience - or somewhere in between. Some teams need a simple session around the fire to relax with some greenwood whittling, whilst others need a more focused activity to help unpick difficulties or build new ways of working together. The activities will reflect the needs of the group and the best process for getting to a desired end result. They could include: