Gwerin y Coed is the Welsh section of the Woodcraft folk, a national youth education charity. The Woodcraft Folk was established in 1925, and is a progressive educational movement for children and young people, designed to develop self-confidence and activity in society, with the aim of building a world based on equality, peace, social justice and co-operation. Through its activities, Woodcraft Folk tries to give its members an understanding of important issues such as the environment, conflict and poverty with a key focus in recent years being sustainable development.
How is Gwerin organised?
Gwerin groups meet weekly, enjoying a varied programme including games, drama, discussion, projects, crafts, singing and other activities, as well as following an educational programme based on awareness of issues both local and global. We also organise outdoor activities and do lots of hostelling and camping. Opportunities for international camps and exchanges are also open to young people.