(For sons between 8 and 16 years)
A day of adventure and connection. Celebrating that most sacred of relationships, that between a father and his son.
Come down to the Nomad camp and learn new skills, make new friends and enjoy a fun packed day of shared experiences with your father/son.
What is The Bond all about?
(for the fathers)
We all know the power of connection between others around us, whether they are friends, colleagues or others in our community, but when connection in our own families is strong, life can feel so much sweeter and we can feel such gratitude for our role as a father, as a son or in many cases, both.
What we are offering here at Nomad is access to a very meaningful and deep experience that will put your relationship in your own spotlight. You will get the chance to build new shared experiences, learn about each other in different ways and find common ground with other fathers.
This is in no way a parenting course and we are not here to fix already troubled relationships, but what we do really well is provide an environment for growth and reflection, learning and sharing, connecting and unwinding.
This experience is a mix of outdoor based activities delivered in our unique Nomad style and cover bushcraft skills, campfire cooking and we explore the land onsite here at Henbant, nested between the mountains and the sea. There are also elements of the weekend that involve contemplation and sharing too, to engage with discussion with the intention of finding opportunity for growth.
Check out our FAQs if you need more information.
What is The Bond all about?
(for the sons)
This will be a fun and adventurous way to spend time with your dad and other young men and their dads. We have put together a bunch of different activities and challenges that will bring up exciting new things you might not have known about your dad!
The idea behind all this is for you to spend some quality time together in a place with no distractions for either of you. No computers, no phones, no business calls or emails. We have our Nomad camp in the woods where we cook on a fire, playa and hang out among the trees and have the awesome Welsh wilderness as our company!
This is also a great opportunity to get to meet new friends and see how other guys get on with their dads, as well as meeting the Nomad team and learning some great skills from them.
Over the weekend we will cover: whittling, fire lighting and cooking, we will face some fun challenges as well as eating loads of tasty food (tea and cake is important!). We also do some hanging out by the fire and chatting about life and exploring what its like to be you - maybe you will learn something cool you didn't expect!
Tom is a ‘good enough’ father of three, an enthusiastic outdoor educator who carries with him his mission: “to reintroduce humans to the wild”! He has a deep passion for sharing meaningful skills and stories, as well as feeding the bellies and souls of his guests. Tom also has a deep connection with the journey of men, through childhood, adolescence and adulthood including especially fatherhood. First to admit he doesn't have all the answers, and that he made and makes many mistakes, he is determined to gather the learnings from each experience.
Lawrence is a facilitator who supports humans on their journeys of self discovery, nature connection and conscious community living. He is also a father to be and is actively seeking connection with other men at all stages of their fatherhood path. In the recent months Lawrence has been delving into men’s work, sitting in circles and co-creating retreats and workshops. Through witnessing the powerful shifts that men of all ages experience when they feel safe, seen and heard, Lawrence has a lot of energy for this work. He and Tom are united in their belief that the simple act of being in the trees opens hearts, minds and insights.