The Shieling Project

Bringing the Highland landscape alive for young people and teachers

Summer Camps

Summer camps are a great opportunity to be part of the Shieling Project.  From craft weeks for adults, family weeks or camps for young people, you will find yourself fitting into the work and rhythm of shieling life and feel much better for it. 

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“The people involved were brilliant and have given the kids memories that will stay with them a lifetime. He wants to go back next year and do it all again.” Mother of participant in 2016

Type of camp Dates

July 2017

Price Suggested age range
Shieling Crafts Week 2nd– 7th £350 Adults
Family Summer Camp 9th – 14th £600 per tent of 6 Parents & Children 8 – 10
Summer Camp 16th – 21st £250/child 10 – 12 years old
DofE Gold Residential 23rd – 28th £250/person 16 – 25 years old

Shieling Crafts Week

Come and make something beautiful with the Shieling Project! From weaving a basket with willow, to tanning an animal skin, to building turf walls, and making ice-cream in the dairy we have loads of things to get stuck into. You will work with inspiring craftspeople, and come away with skills for yourself or your work. Relax at the end of the day around the campfire with a feeling of accomplishment, physical well-being and perhaps glass of wine to round it off. Materials, accommodation, and high quality local and organic food included.

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Family Summer Camp

Bring your children out to the wonderful wilds of Strathfarrar and let us entertain them for the day while you relax. Either do a restful nothing, head out to the hills for a walk, or perhaps make a basket, or bake some bread in our outdoor oven. Staff will provide opportunities to keep your hands busy while your mind wanders. We will offer a range of engaging activities for your children – building, exploring, looking after our animals, wild foraging and more. At the end of the day we can all gather round the fire and tell stories of our adventures – or day dreams!

Summer Camp

Exploring the hills, making dens, cooking their own food, looking after our animals, making crafty keepsakes – all this is on offer for your child, while you relax at home knowing they are in safe hands. This is a week long camp where we will offer all sorts of exciting fun activities, and help your children thrive and feel confident away from home. Our team brings a long experience of outdoor adventure and learning. Your child will come home full of stories and experiences to tell you about, plus perhaps a bit of mud!

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential

Eco-building, traditional skills, cooking pizza, foraging for wild food.  This week is a great chance to get stuck in to outdoor life and share some good times around the camp fire.  Meet young people from all over Scotland and make lasting friendships.  The week will have a full programme of activities during the days and evenings. Working together we will be cooking, decision making, running our croft and reflecting on our experiences.  What better way to qualify for your Gold Residential!

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Camps run from arrival on Sunday evening to departure on Friday evening.  Accomodation is in canvas tents, with large canvas shelters to gather, eat and cook in, keeping off the occaisional rain and midges

50% deposit secures a booking

For further information e-mail sam@theshielingproject.org