A place of wonder, laughter, family and re-wilding.
Camp Curiosity is a place where we seek to ignite curiosity and fuel learning. A place of wonder, laughter, family-time and re-wilding. Come with us and be part of our journey in Spring/Summer 2021 when we launch a calendar of family friendly events.
My name is Gemma and Camp Curiosity is my passion.
A secondary school teacher and head of department of 17+ years, I am an experienced outdoor educator. I spent 8 years managing an outdoor education centre / nature reserve at a power station where everything was 'safety first' and this ethos I carry forwards with me in everything I do. As part of the CSR programme, I created a real community of regular service users that included local primary and secondary schools, interest groups and university students and held regular outdoor events and summer camps, increasing visitor numbers from 1.5k to in excess of 10k annually. Part of my role was to assist local schools with their outdoor area development as well as leading the Health & Wellbeing on-site as a mental health advocate and gaining the MIND safety qualification.
I currently work as the outdoor education lead at a local primary school, renovating a neglected area of woodland into a thriving, creative and safe learning space. This of course means that I am enhanced DBS certified and a holder of an intensive Outdoor First Aid certificate, and I am currently completing a certificate in therapeutic outdoor practice for outdoor leaders.
I am a lover of all things related to nature and an avid tea drinker.
Along with my young daughter Marthy, we would love to help more families enjoy togetherness in nature.
Some important stuff
The idea behind Camp Curiosity didn't just happen to be a good idea one night, it is in fact the culmination of nearly 20 years in education and hundreds of hours spent training.
The list below is the certifications and accreditations that I currently hold, along with the public liability insurance and DBS details for Camp Curiosity.
ITC Level 3 Advanced Award in Outdoor First Aid
Accreditation Number - 601/7616/7
Certificate Number - OFA 21/1029 - Expires 09/06/2024
Public Liability Insurance - SALSALIA/J210459/0332/21 - Expires 02/07/2022
Enhanced DBS Certificate - 001720910618 - Expires January 2024