OXFORD WOODCRAFT FOLK involves over 100 young people and adult volunteers from across the city of Oxford and the surrounding area.
A registered charity, the Woodcraft Folk is less well-known than some other youth movements, but it has a pedigree going back to 1925 and now encompasses groups across the whole of the UK. It has a distinctive philosophy and outlook which marks it out from other youth organisations.
Woodcraft, with its close links with the co-operative movement, aims to offer an alternative view, encouraging a young audience to reflect on some of the deeper issues affecting the world, such as environmentalism, poverty and the causes of conflict. It also offers a great opportunity to develop a knowledge of the countryside, an awareness of the issues affecting the natural world and a range skills that will enhance both independence and co-operation.
But most of all Woodcraft is GREAT FUN. Our group nights offer a great opportunity for children to socialise, play games and explore their creative potential whilst at camp they can experience all this and enjoy a fantastic adventure too.
Creativity is one of our watchwords in Woodcraft. It is always amazing to see what young people can create from a few scraps. Here are the costumes they created for our recent "International Olympics".