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Don’t miss out on the epic WILDED Holiday Camp hosted at Crocworld

Anyone who missed out on last year’s WILDED Holiday Camp won’t want to make the same mistake twice! Book now for this immersive and adventurous day holiday camp running from 18 to 22 December at Crocworld Conservation Centre in Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

The camp will be back at Crocworld Conservation Centre, offering a world-class adventure conservation-based experience focusing on personal growth and social development. Youngsters participating in the camp will develop a love and appreciation for all things natural while understanding how to live in a more environmentally positive and socially responsible way.

“Following last year’s unbelievably successful holiday camp, we’re excited to announce we’re bringing it back this festive season,” comments WILDED Holiday Camp director, Matt Machell-Cox. “Last year was such a wonderful growing experience for all the kids and staff, so we’ve designed a programme that builds on our experiences there and elsewhere.”

He explains that safety is at the heart of everything the team does: “We operate along international best practice standards with regard to child safeguarding, safety management plans, and everything we do. We believe that when children feel safe, they can have fun – and when they’re having fun, they’re willing to learn.”

Machell-Cox – who runs student expeditions, adventure programmes and holiday camps for organisations and schools all over Asia, Africa and the Middle East – will be leading the WILDED Holiday Camp. He will be supported by a solid staff team of outdoor and education professionals and, of course, the animal experts at Crocworld Conservation Centre.

All activities will be varied and age-appropriate. These include:

• Animal encounters at Crocworld;

• Animal feedings at Crocworld;

• Beach clean-up and recycling;

• Tree planting;

• Hiking;

• A lighthouse beach adventure; 

• Wilderness skills; 

• Orienteering; 

• Team survival challenges; and 

• The iconic Adventure Race.

“Getting outdoors and connecting with nature through play fosters a lifelong love for the natural world around us. This is fundamental in developing environmental responsibility for young people,” concludes Machell-Cox.

WILDED Holiday Camp details

Dates: 18 to 22 December
Times: 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 14 years


  • Early-bird special before 30 November: R1 450 for 5 days, or R330 per day
  • Normal price: R1 750 for 5 days, or R390 per day

Price includes Crocworld entry, all activities and materials, animal encounters, specialist equipment and professional camp leaders.

To sign up, click here or email camps@wilded.co.za for more information.

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