Camp Chew June 2019 Details

Camp Chew June 2019 Details

BLACK2NATURE

CAMP CHEW
Friday 21 June 2019 to Saturday 22 June 2019
Camp Chew 2017

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Book onto this amazing nature camp for children aged 7-11 years. The camp is organised by Black2Nature who have been organising nature camps for inner-city Visible Minority Ethnic (VME) children and young people since 2015. The primary age children come to Camp Chew which takes place in Compton Martin in the Chew Valley just south of Bristol to spend the weekend birding and getting involved with nature.

Camp Chew March 2019

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It is aimed at children who have no experience of nature and in many cases have never been to the countryside or camped. One of our aims is to promote community cohesion and so we encourage children from all backgrounds and areas to attend, as well as those already with a keen interest in nature who we hope will share their passion.

Camp Chew March 2019
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In March 2019 most of our children were VME and/or lived in Bristol’s areas of deprivation. We have plenty to help to ensure that the children are kept safe. We have a 17 seater minibus picking up from around Bristol.

Camp Chew March 2019
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Children may come with a friend but we can not guarantee that they can share a tent with more than one friends as the camp is committed to promoting community cohesion.

We take safety very seriously and so girls and boys sleep in separate tents with adults sleeping at the entrance, making it impossible for strangers to enter undetected. DBS checked adults will be supervising the children at all times. All food prepared at the camp is vegetarian. We may offer halal fish and chips and a vegetarian option for lunch on Saturday if this is available. Otherwise, we will be having a picnic lunch.

Camp Chew – Friday 21/06/2019

Sports at Camp Chew March 2019

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5.00 pm Pick up St Paul’s Learning Centre

5.45 pm Drop off CMAF for Chew Valley children

6.00 pm Minibus arriving at CMAF

Activities

Setting up camp
Camp cooking
Socialising/rugby & parachute sessions
Dinner by campfire

Camp Chew – Saturday 22/06/2019

Camp Chew 2017
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Camp Chew March 2019

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3.45 pm Pick up CMAF & finish

4.30 pm Drop off St Paul’s Learning Centre
– when parents and siblings are asked to meet and share memories of the camp

Activities

Bird ringing
Mothing
Nature walk
Birdwatching from hides
Growing food at The Community Farm
Sports activities such as football/cricket
Ice-creams

Friday 21 June 2019 to Saturday 22 June 2019

Please see separate kit list & ask your children to bring only 1 small packet of veggie sweets/snacks, drop nothing & recycle everything

Camp Chew – Programme

Friday 29th March 2019

All activities dependent on weather

6.00 pm – 7.00 pm (CMAF)
Set up camp, camp cooking, sports & time to socialize

7.00 pm – 8.00 pm (CMAF)
Dinner by the campfire & toasting marshmallows

Saturday 30th March 2019

7.45 am – 8.30 am (CMAF) Camp breakfast

8.45 am – 11.15 am (CVRS)
Bird ringing demonstration and looking at moths

11.15 am – 11.30 am (CVRS)
Refreshments

11.45 am – 1.15 pm (CVLPS)
Farming workshop & lunch

1.30 pm – 3.15 pm (CVL)
Birdwatching in bird hides & nature walk

3.15 pm – 3.30 pm (CVLHB)
Ice-creams

3.45 pm (CMAF)
Pick up and finish

Key to locations

CMAF – Compton Martin Amenity Field, The Street, Compton Martin, Bristol, BS40 6JN

CVRS – Chew Valley Ringing Station, Bishop Sutton, Bristol, BS40 6HN (from Herriots Bridge turnright opposite mirror)

CVLHB – Chew Valley Lake, Herriots Bridge, A368, Bishop Sutton, Bristol, BS40 8XS

CVL – Chew Valley Lake using Morton Hide accessed from the B1134, coming from CMAF turn right between the Blue Bowl and Herons Green.

Camp Chew March 2019

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Cost

£10.00 per person (or £15 for two siblings)

Grants

Free places are available to those children who would otherwise not be able to come for example who are from areas of deprivation, are VME or are disadvantaged. Camp Avalon recognises that there are almost no young birders from VME backgrounds and so hope that these grants will encourage disadvantaged children to be able to attend. All equipment needed will also be loaned for the weekend.

Black2Nature

Thank you to Compton Martin Village Hall and the many people who have supported Black2Nature and these camps and to Chew Valley Ringing Station and the birders who have offered their time in order to pass on their knowledge to young birders. Thank you also to Yeo Valley for the donation of ice-cream and butter.

Thank you to Opticron for the donation of five pairs of compact binoculars and discounted optical equipment to this project and to Bristol Ornithological Society for the donation of £2500 for binoculars.

Thank you also to Go Outdoors for discounted camping equipment and Blenheim Scouts for discounted use of their minibus.

Thank you also to Burns Price Foundation, Quartet Community Funding, Community Access Support Services and Alpkit for helping to fund our projects.

Transport

Free transport is available to and from Bristol, with pickup from St Paul’s Learning Centre, Grosvenor Road, Bristol BS2 8JX.

How to Book

Please book on Eventbrite or e-mail
campavalonuk@gmail.com with your name, address, phone number and date of birth and your child’s name and date of birth with any dietary requirements. Please also get in touch if you would like to get involved by volunteering.

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Camp Chew June 2019 Flyer

Camp Chew June 2019 Flyer

 

Black2Nature
Camp Chew 2019 – Fri 21 – Sat 22 Jun 2019
Camp Chew 2017
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A nature weekend for children aged 7 to 11, who will love
  • Having fun outside in nature
  • Using the outdoors to get fit & healthy
  • Trying new things like camping
  • Making new friends

 

How to Book
  • Book on Eventbrite
  • Text or phone Helena on 07798818772
  • E-mail helenabcraig@hotmail.co.uk

 

£10 per child (or £15 for siblings) with free places offered
Free transport from Bristol
Food all vegetarian (or halal fish and chips available for lunch)
Location – Compton Martin Amenity Field BS40 6JN
Children supervised at all times by DBS checked adults

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Podcast “all about me” for The Sound Approach by Charlie Moores

Podcast “all about me” for The Sound Approach by Charlie Moores


 Young environmentalist and birder Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig

This is a podcast that I did for Charlie Moores from The Sound Approach (TSA) podcast. I am talking about birding in the UK, world birding, Race Equality in Nature, racism, twitter trolls and being President of Black2Nature.

The Sound Approach Podcast interview of Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig

An edited version of this podcast is going to be on the Lush shop podcast which I am very excited about as Lush is my favourite shop and perfect for my teen vegetarian/almost vegan, environmentally friendly, low impact products that actually work and smell great to. Also, Lush is a Bristolian slang word which mean lovely or gorgeous. If you Add Gert to make it “Gert Lush” that adds “very”. So Mark Constantine, if you ever read this, I’d love to be a Lush Ambassador!

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Teen Backchat

Teen Backchat

The April edition of Birdwatching Magazine had a full page article called “Backchat with Mya-Rose Craig” with some quick fire fun question and answers.

This is the online full version Birdwatching Magazine Article

 

Hope you enjoy it!

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Camp Chew March 2019 Details

Camp Chew March 2019 Details

BLACK2NATURE 
CAMP CHEW

 

Friday 29 March 2019 to Saturday 30 March 2019



Camp Chew 2017
Copyright Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig

 

Book onto this amazing nature camp for children aged 7-11 years. The camp is organised by Black2Nature who have been organising nature camps for inner-city Visible Minority Ethnic (VME) children and young people since 2015. The primary age children come to Camp Chew which takes place in Compton Martin in the Chew Valley just south of Bristol to spend the weekend birding and getting involved with nature. 

 

It is aimed at children who have no experience of nature and in many cases have never been to the countryside or camped. One of our aims is to promote community cohesion and so we encourage children from all backgrounds and areas to attend, as well as those already with a keen interest in nature who we hope will share their passion. 

 

This year we hope to again have a number of children who are VME and or live in the city’s areas of deprivation. We have plenty to help to ensure that the children are kept safe. We have a 17 seater minibus picking up from around Bristol.

 

Children may be accompanied by an adult if they would otherwise be unable to attend but emphasise that they do better without instead perhaps coming with a friend. 

 

We take safety very seriously and so girls and boys sleep in separate tents with adults sleeping at the entrance, making it impossible for strangers to enter undetected. DBS checked adults will be supervising the children at all times. All food prepared at the camp is vegetarian with halal fish and chips and a vegetarian option for lunch on Saturday at Chew Valley Lake.

 

Camp Chew – Friday 29/03/2019


Camp Avalon 2017
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4.15 pm Pick up Totterdown

4.30 pm Pick up St Paul’s

4.45 pm Pick up Eastville

5.00 pm Pick up Henleaze

5.15 pm Pick up Hotwells

5.30 pm Drop off CMAF

5.45 pm Minibus arriving at CMAF

 

Activities
Setting up camp 
Camp cooking
Socialising/rugby & parachute sessions
Dinner by campfire

Camp Chew – Saturday 30/03/2019

Camp Chew 2017
Copyright Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig 

 

3.45 pm Pick up CMAF & finish

4.00 pm Drop off Hotwells

4.15 pm Drop off Henleaze

4.30 pm Drop off Eastville

4.45 pm Drop off St Paul’s

5.00 pm Drop off Totterdown

Activities

Bird ringing
Mothing
Feeding ducks and geese playground
Birdwatching from hides
Nature walk
Fish and Chips at Chew Valley Lake

Friday 29 March 2019 to Saturday 30 March 2019

Camp Chew – Programme

Friday 29th March 2019

All activities dependent on weather

5.45 pm – 7.00 pm (CMAF)
Set up camp, camp cooking & time to socialize

7.00 pm – 8.00 pm (CMAF)
Dinner by the campfire

Saturday 30th March 2019
7.45 am – 8.15 am (CMAF) Camp breakfast

8.45 am – 11.15 am (CVRS)
Bird ringing demonstration and looking at moths at Chew Valley Ringing Station 

Mike Bailey Chair of Chew Valley Ringing Station and BTO ringing trainer (with Chris Craig and Mya-Rose Craig)

11.00 am – 11.15 am (CVRS)
Refreshments 

11.30 am – 1.00 pm (CVLPS)
Feeding ducks, playground & lunch


1.00 pm – 3.30 pm (CVL)
Birdwatching in bird hides & nature walk

3.45 pm (CMAF)
Pick up and finish 

Key to locations

CMAF – Compton Martin Amenity Field, The Street, Compton Martin, Bristol, BS40 6JN
CVRS – Chew Valley Ringing Station, Bishop Sutton, Bristol, BS40 6HN (from Herriots Bridge turn right opposite mirror)
CVLPS – Salt & Malt, Chew Stoke, Chew Valley Lake Picnic Site, Walley Lane, Bristol, BS40 8XS (01275 333345)
CVL – Chew Valley Lake using Morton Hide accessed from the B1134, coming from CMAF turn right between the Blue Bowl and Herons Green.

Cost

£10.00 per person including carers

Grants

Free places are available to those children (and parents/family if they wish to come) who would otherwise not be able to come for example who are from areas of deprivation, are VME or are disadvantaged. Camp Avalon recognises that there are almost no young birders from VME backgrounds and so hope that these grants will encourage disadvantaged children to be able to attend. All equipment needed will also be loaned for the weekend.

 

Black2Nature

Thank you to Compton Martin Village Hall and the many people who have supported Black2Nature and these camps and to Chew Valley Ringing Station and the birders who have offered their time in order to pass on their knowledge to young birders. 
Thank you to Opticron for the loan of five pairs of compact binoculars to this project.
Thank you also to Burns Price Foundation, Quartet Funding and Alpkit for helping to fund our project. 

 

Transport

Free transport is available to and from Bristol, with pickups from York Road, Totterdown, St Paul’s Resource Centre, The Beehive Pub Henleaze and Hotwells Bristol.

How to Book

Please book on Eventbrite or e-mail campavalonuk@gmail.com with your name, address, phone number and date of birth and your child’s name and date of birth with any dietary requirements. Please also get in touch if you would like to get involved by volunteering.

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