Our Team

at teenbratcampuk

Erika


Field Team and General Admin in the UK and Spain

My wife, Erika, deals with the general admin and office duties as well as being on the Field Team. She is a step-parent/ step grandparent and enjoys working with young people helping them to realise their full potential.

She always attends camps where we have female attendees.

 

She has previously been an approved Foster Carer and has attended many courses including Counselling Skills Levels 1 and 2, Bereavement and Loss Counselling Skills, , Children's Workforce Development Council's Skills to Fostering, Three Faiths Training, Allegations Training (fostering), Diversity Awareness in the workplace, Working with Diversity, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children.

Frank


Field Support & Instructor in the UK and Spain

Frank has many years experience of working with young people and vulnerable adults in various roles. With an ex military background he has excellent survival skills and bush craft experience.

Frank is now  working as a Reiki Master and  loves being outdoors in a spiritual environment. 

He has a keen interest in music and is also a recognised music producer. He is fluent in German and English and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

Brad


UK Field Instructor

Brad is a former member of the Territorial Army for 5 years and has Bush craft and survival skills. Attended First Aid courses. He has a keen interest in working with young people, is CRB checked, is a previously approved foster carer and has gone through the adoption process with his wife Karen. He has attended courses on Drugs and Substance misuse, Allegations Training (fostering), and Exploitation. He is an amateur musician and plays drums in a band. Hobbies include fishing, camping

Our Story


 

Apart from having the right credentials, extensive training and many years of experience that qualifies me to help and advise young people and their families, I also have extensive up to date knowledge and an inside track of what’s happening in my specialist field.

My innate understanding of my clients’ needs, challenges and aspirations has allowed me to create a truly bespoke service and this has highlighted the opportunity to assist my clients in other areas.

Outdoor therapeutic work is much more than just holding sessions in the outdoors. Everything we do at Teencampsuk is designed to create a therapeutic experience for your teen. Whether your teen is building a fire, collecting wood or speaking with their mentor or hiking with field staff, therapeutic work takes place all day, every day. We call this “real time,” or in the moment.

As many parents already understand, assessment and therapeutic work are not just a matter of sitting down and talking. How teens perform in experiential activities such as mastering hard skills, hiking, and working together provides a more realistic way to view effectiveness of the camp. Is your teen “walking the talk” or just faking it?

Our First Camp 2008


We use the term “hard skills” which refers to specific survival skills teens learn. Some of these hard skills include fire making, map reading, tracking and putting up a survival tent.

Daily exercise and a healthy diet can do amazing things for the body. In outdoor therapy, teens get plenty of fresh air and exercise and can hike around three to seven miles a day. Our diet is basic and bland but nutritionally sound. All camps are "back to basics" whereby your young person will be completely away from all of life's modern distractions (i.e, mobile phones, computers, etc). Your young person will start to learn basic life skills and begin to appreciate what they have left behind.

Courses I have attended:

QAQ Mediation Training, Teen Behaviour Training, Children's Workforce Development Council's Skills to Fostering. Three Faiths Training. Allegations Training (fostering). Exit Training (young people at the risk of sexual exploitation). Working with Gangs. Challenging Behaviour. Bullying Awareness Training. Eating Disorders/ Awareness. Self Harming. Misuse of Substances. Mediation Training. Child Awareness Levels 1 and 2. Domestic Violence. Bereavement and Loss. Anger Management. Mental Health Awareness. Working with Young People. Diversity Awareness. Working with Diversity.