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Rewilding Youth is a Community Interest Company which means that it is not for profit and has been created to serve the interests of the community it was set up to serve, in this case YOUNG PEOPLE. 

 

We know that spending time in nature can improve mood and wellbeing, but not everyone has easy access to the natural world especially those who live in an urban environment. This lack of access to the outdoors has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and research shows that this decreased exposure has led to young people suffering from ‘nature-deficit disorder’ (Louv, 2005) which presents itself through depression, social isolation, loneliness and a lack of decision making and problem solving skills.

 

The Rewilding Youth project aims to tackle these problems through providing the opportunities for young people to access and immerse themselves within the natural environment with a view to giving them the opportunity to develop their own life-long connections with the outdoor environment. 

 

 

 

 

 

We use nature to reconnect young people in the most disadvantaged areas with their local urban ‘wild’ spaces which will range from one day to longer programmes of rewilding experiences in which young people are introduced to bushcraft activities such as foraging, den making, fire-building, story telling, circle time and natural crafts. We will also run trips/residentials and more intensive 8-week rewilding programmes which will incorporate wilderness therapy, life-changing experiences and personal development opportunities for young people. As well as all these fantastic activities that we facilitate outdoors, we also like to provide the space for young people to just...be themselves...to make decisions, take action, shout, climb, scream, run, swim or just sit and watch...and listen. We see ourselves as facilitators, we are just finding beautiful wild spaces which will help young people (and adults) to explore the world around them in whatever way suits them best - in this way they will ultimately learn to explore and discover themselves and their own capabilities.

We also provide experiential learning opportunities for teachers, youth workers, parents, carers and anyone else who wants to learn more about some of the amazing ways we can all work together in and with nature to reconnect young people with their wild selves. 

Get in touch with us to find out more about what we do and how we can work with you to connect and engage young people to heal and be healed by this beautiful world that we share.

So, what do we do...

Rewilding Youth

Immersive wild experiences for young people in local woodlands. Activities include fire-lighting; den-building; foraging; wild cooking; natural art projects and much more...



Wilderness Therapy 

Supported by our experienced guides, we run therapeutic outdoor programmes where young people connect and engage with themselves using nature and outdoor activities as a therapeutic healer. .

 

Environmental Action
Engaging young people in local, national and global environmental projects which deepen their connection with the more than human world and enact young people's environmental knowledge and agency.

Creative Research Projects

We are really interested in exploring how being outside affects the health, wellbeing and environmental agency

of young people.

 

Especially the young people we work with from disadvantaged urban communities

who may not normally engage with nature and the wild world.  

We like to play and get creative and we use film, photography, writing, singing, storytelling and discussions to explore how being outside is making young people feel.

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Upcoming Events and Sessions

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Wild Workshops

Come and join us in our beautiful roundhouse up on East Hull Community Farm to learn some wild and wonderful ways to make use of the natural materials around us.

Just £15 a session 

June and July bookings are open now! BOOK ONLINE NOW!

Rewilding Youth Collective

The Rewilding Youth Collective is where young people who are passionate about being outside and want to make Hull a place where all young people can feel safe and confident to spend time outdoors come together to make things happen.

 

The RYC meet up at East Hull Community Farm in our beautiful Rewilding Space to learn outdoor skills such as bushcraft, green woodworking and much more, all whilst talking about and making decisions about how Rewilding Youth should be working with young people to connect them with the wild spaces around them.

We meet every other Thursday between 5.00 and 7.00 pm

If you are interested in being involved then message us on Facebook or Instagram (@rewildingyouth) or email colin@rewildingyouth.co.uk.

Come and help us in our mission to re-wild Hull!

 

 

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Wild Child! - Outdoor play sessions for 0-4 year olds

Come and join us in our wonderful outdoor play sessions for our littlest wild things so they can start their rewilding journey early.

Activities change depending on the weather and the season but may include:

  • Messy Play (Mud Painting; clay building etc)

  • Firelighting (Yes - Firelighting!!!!)

  • Nature Art

  • Bug Hunts

  • Den-building

  • Wild Obstacle Course

  • Foraging

  • Campfire cooking

Our session is based on the principles of freely chosen, self-directed play. We provide the beautiful outdoor environment filled with lots of natural resources for your little wildling to run free and get down and dirty with!

Our wonderful creative staff are on hand to make sure the group has everything they need and there will also be drinks and snacks available to keep your little wildlings (and their big people!) fuelled up.

 

Session times:

 

Every Monday during term-time 10.30am -11.30am

at:

 

East Hull Community Farm 

Barham Rd

Kingston Upon Hull

HU9 4EE

Sessions cost £5 per child and you can either pay on the day or BOOK ONLINE NOW.

No school? No worries!

At Rewilding Youth we understand that, for many different reasons, not all young people attend mainstream school and this open group is for children and young people who are home-schooled/un-schooled. 

The session provides two hours of wonderful wild play in which parents/carers are welcome to attend. The session takes place in our beautiful Rewilding Space up on East Hull Community Farm where you can spend time in our awesome roundhouse, swing in a hammock amongst the trees or take part in an activity such as fire-lighting, campfire cooking, nature crafts, green woodwork and lots more...

Sessions run on one Monday during term-time each month, 1 - 3pm  and the dates for the rest of this year are:

 

Jan 15th

Feb 19th

Mar 18th

Apr 15th

May 20th

Jun 17th

July 15th

Sep 16th

Oct 21st 

Nov 18th

Dec 16th

BOOK ONLINE NOW!

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Wild Boothferry

 

Come and spend some wild time outside with us every Saturday up until the end of June in some of the beautiful wild spaces of Boothferry Estate in Hull.

If you are aged between 11 and 16 then you can learn bushcraft skills, green woodwork, natural crafts, nature art and much more!

Find us between 12 and 3pm on:

 

Thomas More Fields on the 27th April, 11th May and the 8th of June

Gower Park on the 4th and 18th of May and the 15th June

Summergroves Way on the 25th May, the 1st and the 22nd of June.

These sessions have been kindly funded by Hull City Council so are completely FREE to attend - no need to book, just turn up!

For more information you can contact Les on 07903 161626 or by emailing Les HERE

Get in touch...

We are based at:

East Hull Community Farm 

Barham Rd

Kingston Upon Hull

HU9 4EE

Email: Charlotte@rewildingyouth.co.uk

or ring us on 07903 161 626

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