First Hand Experiences

by Justin Baker in Faversham, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 18th June 2018 we successfully raised £0 with 78 supporters in 35 days

Help raise crucial funds to create a meadowland basecamp for our unique, nature inspired children’s holiday camps.

by Justin Baker in Faversham, England, United Kingdom

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Lopa McDermott 18th June 2018

Great experience for my son Caelan aged 9 yrs, he loved this adventure last year and was iching to go back again.... he’s super excited to see you all and even better that it’s closer to home! Thank you for all you do to teach them about the environment and get them loving the world we live in.

sophie holt 17th June 2018

Thanks Justin- this booking is for Scarlett and Grace Holt and Annabelle Ward. Coco & Ottilie Nathan and Annabelle Herbert will be paid for separately

Irra Khi 15th June 2018

Love what you do. All 3 of our girls have come back full of MAGIC + WONDER with memories and songs they remember for a year after. Best of luck! Irra

Jolka 15th June 2018

it's a fantastic idea generated by loving and honest people. Tomorrow the world will be a better place thanks to you. Good luck!

Paula Toogood 14th June 2018

Amazing project we need our future generations to reconnect with nature so they can value and protect the beauty and wonder it holds for their growth as human beings and for all the creatures that live here too! Right behind you guys! xx

Roxana Badin 13th June 2018

I couldn't be more passionate and enthusiastic about First Hand Experiences. I am 100% behind the work they do and the inspired, creative, joyful children they help parents raise. AND they're brilliantly fun. AND Steve Jobs and Bill Gates prioritized the same educational principles when raising their own children away from computers. What more could you ask for in a summer camp?

Imogen Noble 12th June 2018

What a fantastic venture, and how lucky we will all be when you have secured your meadow and your camps are up and running. Everything crossed that you reach your fundraising goal.

Katherine Hannah 11th June 2018

Wishing you guys so much luck and abundance for this wonderful venture! We cant wait for our kids to come to your camps one day! Love from Kathie, Charlie, Arrow and Sprout xxx

Emily Rose Parris 8th June 2018

I don’t have children, but when I do this is the kind of life I’d encourage for them. I run community projects on alternative photography and enjoy the different learning style that the kids and young adults get to experience. Keep going guys, you can do this


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

A Huge Thank You!

A recorded, spoken word poetry show of appreciation written by children on camp inspired by their experiences that you helped create!

£15 or more

A Personalised Postcard from Camp!

A huge thank you for believing in our project with a written and illustrated postcard by a child on camp.

£20 or more

First Hand Experiences T-Shirt

A First Hand Experiences t-shirt made from 100% recycled plastic with an original etched logo design by Sylvia Moritz. Available in all sizes both adults and children.

£55 or more

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A Day on Camp and AND a Really Cool T-Shirt!

Give a child a taste of First Hand Experiences' camps on one of our day camps either at Gather Green, Kent or at our London venue. We are also giving the first 50 backers a free First Hand Experiences t-shirt for a child. London day camps are for children 3-11 years and Kent day camps are for 6-11 year olds. This can be redeemed in summer or autumn 2018.

£75 or more

First Hand Experiences Exclusive Etching Print

Original First Hand Experiences limited edition print displaying 100s of individual etchings illustrated by graphic designer Sylvia Moritz inspired by her time on our camps. Printed A3 on recycled pulp and ready to look the part in any room of the house.

£120 or more

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5 half day, day camp sessions in London

Get 5 half day sessions for your child aged 3-5 on our Palace Pioneers programme based at Fulham Palace. Lots of outdoor adventure, cooking, craft, music and drama! 8.30-12.30 or 12.30-4.30 sessions available.

£240 or more

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A Week's Day-Camp for Your Child!

This is a great way for your child to get a taste of Gather Green with a Mon-Fri day camp. (8.30am-5.30pm) Children aged 6-10 & 11-14 will spend the morning foraging and cooking a delicious vegan lunch with our natural chefs. The afternoons full of outdoor adventure followed by nature inspired art, craft and spoken word. There's plenty of free time in the woods, meadow and child-built geodesic domes. Lunch and snacks included in the price.

£250 or more

Gather Green Open Day & Lunch for You & F

An invitation to a Gather Green open day to see the impact of your support. Share a lunch prepared by the children on camp and have a grand tour of the wonderful sustainable infrastructure by one of our camp Dynamos. Finish the day around the campfire with a hot chocolate.

£260 or more

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Day Camp for Your Child in London

Our camps are based at the lovely green space that is Fulham Palace. Palace Pioneers (3-5yrs) Kids take their first steps into sustainable living with integrated gardening and cooking sessions, nature craft, original music, yoga and forest school play. The Wild Explorers (6-11 yrs) is more of the same with 2 off site trips p/w. Children make their own vegan lunches and finish the wk with a musical show for parents! SW6 6EA (Mon-Fri & 8.30-4.30)

£280 or more

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3 Night Sleep Away Camp for your Child

Get this camp at 20% off the usual price! Your child can experience true, off-grid living in style on our unique holiday camp where children prepare their own meals, adventure in the woods, build and craft and eat delicious whole food around the campfire. The overnight camp runs from Sunday morning -Wednesday evening. Please see the link below for more details.Find out more about the camp here

£440 or more

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6 Night Sleep Away Camp for Your Child

Get this camp at 20% off the usual price! On this camp your child can experience true, off-grid living in style on our unique holiday camp where children prepare their own meals, adventure in the woods, build and craft and eat delicious whole food around the campfire. The overnight camp runs from Sunday to Saturday. Please see the link below for more details.

£650 or more

Sponsor a Child on our Bursary Place Scheme

Sponsor a disadvantaged child on a week long sleep-away camp this summer and get an invitation to the end of week show to meet one of the children whose life changing experiences you made happen.

£1,000 or more

Workshop for a School Class at Gather Green

Are you a school looking for the the perfect way to start the new year? Bring one of your classes for a day at Gather Green to take part in our wonderful array of first hand experiences. From cooking their own locally sourced vegan dishes to exploring the woods, nature inspired arts, music, yoga and spoken word poetry. Finish the day with a campfire and have our in house photographer capture your memories to share with parents.

£1,500 or more

Your Name Engraved

An engraved thank you on our handmade welcome to Gather Green sign that will stand proudly at our entrance to the basecamp.

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