Rewild the mind
at Camp Bonas
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Camp Bonas

Deep in the English countryside, campers aged 8-13 learn to look after themselves through real-life adventure and an immersion in a rural setting. 

Campers take part in professionally delivered adventure training, creative workshops and all sorts of team-based activities that have been inspired by our favourite children’s adventure stories.

Camp is also completely screen free, allowing children to rewild their minds whilst they learn through new, hands-on experiences. 

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Dates & Prices 2020

UK campers 5 day camp - £890 pw
2 children - £1600 pw
3 children - £2100 pw

Enrolment includes a £250 deposit per child. For groups larger than 3 children please email Jeremy Manning

6 -10 July
13-17 July
20-24 July
27-31 July

International campers 2 week Camp
Price available on request

13-24 July

Return transport from London: £50 per person

 
INFORMATION FOR CAMPERS

Sample Menu

Camp Bonas prides itself on delicious home cooked meals made from local and predominantly organic ingredients.

pdfDownload a sample menu

Site & Staff

Camp Bonas has booked the use of Outposts near Taunton in Somerset, one of the world's leading providers of adventure training for children.

Find out more about our location and team

Kit list

What to bring on camp - the definitive list.

pdfDownload the kit list

International Campers

Enrol your child in Camp Bonas for a British camping experience. The majority of our campers are British children who are native speakers. We offer a limited number of places to international campers.

Find out more

Reading List

We have delved deep into the world of children’s books to create our adventures. It is far from compulsory but prior knowledge of one or two of these books will help our campers engage imaginatively with our activities. 

pdfDownload our Camps' Reading List

Timetable

A sample week of carefully structured adventure. Activities are subject to weather and the nature of each group.

pdfDownload the timetable

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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OUR GOALS

Create: We have themed our camps on our favourite children’s adventure books. Immersed in the worlds of these books the children will learn through new outdoor experiences then express their observations in drawing, verse, prose and song.

Rewild: A screen-free camp we are taking children out of the city, away from their smartphones and iPads, and putting them into the heart of the English countryside where they can rewild their minds. 

Play: We know that outdoor play can be as educational and constructive for a child’s development as classroom-based activities. Camp Bonas is a time for Bonas MacFarlane students to get back to nature and learn whilst having fun.

Develop: Our camps give children that much needed 'away from home experience’ that will allow them to develop confidence, resilience and independence. The residential aspect of life at camp will give them a fantastic experience to discuss at school interviews.

Lead: With a strong focus on leadership, each camper will be given responsibilities and the opportunity to lead.

 

 

DESIGNED BY EXPERTS

The summer camp programme has been designed by Bonas MacFarlane educationalists and camp leaders, who have over 25 years’ experience running residential camps and preparing thousands of children for the leading schools in the UK, US and Switzerland.

JEREMY MANNING
Director of Camps 
T: +44 (0) 20 7223 2794
M: +44 (0) 792 978 2727

E: jeremy@bonasmacfarlane.co.uk