Summer Camp - Australia
Gather. Create. Play. Learn
Gather to ground ourselves, and pause for a few days of good old fashion fun. From long table dinners to morning yoga sessions, and craft class to canoeing. Summer Camp is a reminder to enjoy the little moments, get creative with those who inspire you and have a little fun.
At Will & Bear, our extraordinary community is the bedrock of our journey. We find never ending inspiration in the remarkable people who surround us and extend our heartfelt gratitude to those who have been our supporters from day one.
We recently embarked on an adventure to The Woods Farm, Jervis Bay, alongside some of our dearest community members. Here, we immersed ourselves in the pleasures of life, sipping champagne and beer, indulging in delicious food prepared over open flames, and surrendering to the rhythm of life as we danced under the stars.
Day 1: As we welcomed our beautiful community members, we embraced the magic of turning virtual friends into real-life companions. The warmth of finally embracing our online friends in person was immeasurable.
With our new friends, we poured glasses of champagne from our favourite Down the Rabbit Hole Wines and sipped from our Wandering Folk goblets. We gifted our guests brand-new hats, including the just-released Buck Bone, an upcoming range of caps, and an exciting addition on the horizon – the Explorer.
Our friends were also generously gifted Wandering Folk's soon-to-be-released beach towels, books from Axel & Ash, coffee from our dear friends at Kombi Koffee, and brand-new backpacks for the kids, courtesy of Grown Clothing.
As the afternoon set in, we made our way to the veggie patch, where we crafted DIY pizzas amidst the lavender plants in the garden and in the company of pet chickens. The skilled team from The Woods Farm joined in the festivities by cooking wood fired oven pizzas for everyone.
After dinner, an obligatory visit to the goats was in order, especially after they welcomed two adorable new additions to their clan. Even Jill the camel joined the fun, enjoying the carrots left behind from dinner.
The evening unfolded with an epic short film, crafted by the talented creatives of Solside Studio who we loved having at camp with us.
Following this, we gathered around the gelato cart, our hearts and minds captivated by Matty Hannon's inspiring documentary, 'The Road to Patagonia,' highly recommended by every person at the camp.
Day 2 - Early morning found us at 'The Cove', a short drive from the Woods Farm, where we immersed ourselves in a seaside yoga session led by the beautiful Lucy from Inner States. We set intentions for our time together and dissolved into the earth during the savasana. The morning feast that followed, highlighted by waffles amidst an abundance of fresh fruit, it’s all about the balance.
Post-breakfast, we ventured out on stand-up paddleboards, enjoying the salty fresh water, while the little ones took their beachside naps. We returned to camp, ready to enjoy a relaxing afternoon, getting creative with some art work on our hats.
While we were all at the Cove, Kiri and Lachie from 'The Slow Road' were busy crafting an epic feast over open flames. This celebration marked the launch of their new cookbook, a must-read for everyone! We savoured Ceviche, slow-cooked Moroccan lamb, and the most delicious fried bread you have ever tasted.
With glasses of rose and red wine from Down the Rabbit Hole wines, the music swelled, and the dance floor beckoned. Will led the way in a fun display of boot-scootin' beneath the stars.
Day 3 - Our third day commenced with a breakfast spread by the pool, a feast that left us feeling ready for the day. We fed the farm animals and summoned local birds for their morning feed before dancing away our cares during morning meditation, accompanied by the local peacock.
The remainder of the day unfolded in a symphony of relaxation and shared inspiration.
We feel so moved by the extraordinary individuals who came together to make this camp an experience beyond our wildest dreams.
Thanks to our community who all contributed to make this event what it was.
Venue: The Woods Farm
Cook: The Slow Road
Rugs, towels and all things pretty: Wandering Folk
Yoga & meditation: Inner States
Drinks: Down The Rabbit Hole Wines
Short Film: Solside Studio
Short Film: Kendall baggerly
Short Film: Glen Ferguson
Short Film: Oakie on Film
Short Film: Reece Markham
Documentary: Matty Hannon
Kombi Connectors & Good vibes: Hire a Kombi
Journals: Axel & Ash
Coffee: Kombi Coffee
Story Teller: Alex Cohen
Photographer: Brook James