Wilderness Foundation CEO Jo Roberts reflects on the present - COVID-19 its impacts on the Foundation and her thoughts during this time. Looking to nature as a reprieve and reflecting on what we have and what we can do for others. It is a boiling hot day and feels like summer and [...]
Recently a team of four students from Pitlochry High School entered the Youth Philanthropy Initiative in a bid to win funding for our Scottish based Imbewu programme. Rebecca, Mati, Oliver and Dan worked together for over 6 weeks putting together a presentation about why they thought Imbewu was an important programme, the impact it [...]
Dear Friends, We are getting glimmers of sun every now and again in the midst of snow, frost and really cold weather. Seasons are so important in terms of making sense of the world – as they ebb and flow – with regularity and purpose. They can be quite reassuring and can serve as an [...]
On Tuesday 23 January, a group of young people attended a special reception at the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh to be presented with scholarships of up to £1,000 by the charity Wilderness Foundation UK. Four teenage graduates applied for the David Eckersley Scholarship Award, which provides funding to further their careers in the rural [...]
The work of the Wilderness Foundation will be featured on the CBBC programme My Life this coming Monday 22nd January 2018. We follow Ellie on a trek with us to the Lake District. The programme will be shown on the CBBC channel at 5.30 p.m. and will also be available on BBC iPlayer following broadcast: [...]
Our next TurnAround programme will begin in March and we are looking for the next group of young people who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives
Dear Friends, As this year comes to an end and a new one begins, it does offer us a time to reflect backwards and plan forwards. Each first day of a New Year offers an opportunity to start things fresh, make sincere commitments to do more of the good things and leave behind the behaviours [...]
A look back at the achievements of the Chatham Green Project team over the past twelve months Educational Delivery The Chatham Green Project was very busy with school delivery in 2017, with a big outreach delivery at the start of the year. Our Outreach delivery is based around important environmental days of the year, such [...]
Jo Roberts delivered wilderness therapy training course for 12 therapists from Poland and the Czech Republic in the Natura 2000 protected mountain region of SE Poland bordering on the Ukraine and Slovakia. The area is made up of mixed woodland and ancient beech forest with exciting biodiversity including wolves, bison and wild boar. Carrying all [...]
Wilderness Explorers Day Camps Our popular Wilderness Explorers camps are based across our whole 40-acre site and include forest play, shelter building, camp fires, nature investigations and free play. Explorers camps are run by our Forest School leader and suit children aged 5-10 yrs. Places limited, don't miss out! Dates Monday 12th Feb, Wed 14th [...]
The holidays are almost here! Our offices will be closing for Christmas on Friday 22nd December 2017 and re-opening after the New Year festivities on 8th January 2018. Thank you to everyone who has supported us in our mission this year. Have a wonderful Christmas time!
The charity will be closed Monday due to snow.
Buying items online? Please use Give As you Live first so the Wilderness Foundation receives a donation Christmas is coming! You may have seen from our Facebook and Twitter updates that we are running a campaign around supporters of our work using the Give As You Live portal when making online purchases. For each item [...]
In response to requests received from parents of some of the children with whom we work, Mrs. Jo Roberts, CEO of Wilderness Foundation UK is pleased to offer our first Parents Support Group to provide parents with a platform to share their experience in dealing with young people who require help and support. Our first [...]
Our volunteer mentors help young people to find their own true self; to experience their own attempts, failures and successes, and by so doing, to develop their own natural strengths and potential