This camp is the home of Scouting in the UK, set in 108 acres of beautiful woodland on the edge of Epping Forest, north-east of London. The site is easily accessible from the M25, yet it still gives the feeling of being in the great outdoors. It’s a large centre and boasts excellent facilities that rival an activity centre.
Visit their website at www.scoutadventures.org.uk/centre/gilwell-park.
Pupils are divided into six activity groups, which are chosen by the staff involved. Each group works together in a number of activities, led by a qualified instructor. This enables pupils to experience activities and tasks within small and large group situations.
The activities that the students will experience may include:
- Grass Sledging
- Raft Building
- Jacob's Ladder
A converted aircraft hangar, 'The Lid', hosts a number of indoor activities, including a climbing wall and archery.
Food is provided through the stay, except for the first day when pupils will need to bring a packed lunch.
Accommodation will be 2 nights under canvas. Pupils will be able to choose who they share their tents with. Toilet and shower facilities are provided within easy reach of the campsite.
- Lightweight waterproof/anorak
- Trousers, sweaters/jumpers, shirts/T-shirts, shorts, tracksuit
- Sleeping bag, pillow, pyjamas
- Trainers (they may get wet/muddy so bring an old pair and a carrier bag)
- Towel, swimming costume
- Spare underwear/socks
- Toiletries: soap, flannel, toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper
- Plastic drink container/water bottle
- High factor sun cream (water-resistant)
Remember, it is not a Fashion Week - DO NOT BRING YOUR BEST CLOTHES!
All items must be named, and packed in a rucksack or hold-all which can be carried.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY VALUABLES