Art of Mentoring 2017 is 23-29 July, at Burnicombe Farm, Devon

Programmes & Prices

The following programmes run side-by-side to make up the Art of Mentoring Camp. All participants share meals, time by the fire and some evening workshops. In this way, we form a 200-person village on the camp.

Programme Investment
Ring 1 (full) (for 1st-time adults) £680
Ring 2 (full) (for returning adults) £580
Foxes (full) (for children 7-12) £345
Village Green (full) (for kids 0-6, teens 13-18 & returning elders) £125
Embercombe acorn training

Early bird ticket sales have now closed. Places now need to be paid in full on booking as the camp is coming soon. If this is a big barrier for you then talk to us about it.

**Bursaries and kitchen volunteer places are now fully allocated**

8 shields Moor Barton sunset

Ring 1 – Village Welcome (for first-time adult participants)

Ring 1 is a nature-based programme to deepen your connection to self, others and nature. Our culture repair model comprises powerful practices from healthy, nature-based cultures around the world. Lose yourself in the woods, find your playful side in games on the land, open your heart and senses more deeply, share stories, smile at the sunrise, and so much more.

Ring 1 nature connection

Ring 2 – Nature Immersion (for returning adults)

Are you ready for a deep nature connection journey as a returning participant, living and playing in the woods? Do you want to immerse yourself in bird language, tracking and ancient crafts? Ring 2 has a separate programme for most of the week, re-joining the village for most meals and some key events. Prerequisite: you’ve done Ring 1 on another Art of Mentoring and are 18 years or older on 23 July. Only 24 places so we advise booking soon.

Foxes (for kids age 7-12)

*Now full, get in touch to go on the waiting list* A facilitated nature connection programme for 7-12 year olds. Foxes nurtures children’s love of nature while enabling parents to engage in the adult programmes. Foxes are encouraged to play and follow their passions and curiosity, with gentle guidance and lots of inspiration from our trained mentors. Only 16 places so save your space soon.

Jumping foxes

Village Green (for kids 0-6, teens 13-18 & elders)

A space for children (0-6, accompanied by an adult to care for them), teens aged 13-18 and returning elders. The aim of the Village Green is to enable family groups to attend the Art of Mentoring. This is not a formal programme; it’s a co-creative space at the centre of the village, where guardians, young children and teens are surrounded by experienced 8 Shields mentors.

Village Green