Each year we go on a summer camp. It is the highlight of the cub year for many. Summer camp takes place over multiple nights and is under canvas. Lots of activities are arranged during the camp, such as climbing or kayaking, raft building or archery. There is a map of previous camp sites on Google Drive here.
Being away for three or four nights is a big step for many of our cubs, sharing a tent with four or five other cubs. Meals are prepared by our volunteer cooks; lots of it and care is taken to make sure no-one goes hungry as there is plenty of fun to be had burning off energy with all of the activities.
The leaders will usually prepare a kit list for longer camps or more involved or unusual activities, but we have a standard kitlist that forms the backbone of most camps. Some advice on equipment choices are also available on this website.
Many of the activities we are able to do on camp just aren't possible at, or from, the hut, such as climbing, kayaking or caving. Some of the activities that we can do at the hut, such as firelighting, come into a whole new world of their own when they are done far away from the trappings of civilisation.
In 2016 we went to Skreens Park Activity Centre near Chelmsford which was themed on the Olympics because it coincided with the games in Rio
In 2015 we went to Leslie Sell Campsite in Bromham near Bedford which waw themed on the Vikings after the success of the Roman camp the year before
In 2014 we went to Thorrington Campsite near Colchester which waw themed on the Romans, complete with shields, swords and chariots
In 2013 we went to Boyd Campsite in Henlow in the last week in July where we were themed on the Dambusters as it was the 70th anniversary of their raid, together with lots of adventure and water activities
In 2012 we went to Paccar Camp at Chalfont Heights just outside the M25 where we camped with the scouts under some fabulously big oaks.
In 2011 we went to Lees Wood just inside the M25 where our theme was Feathers and Flight, and we made paper aeroplanes and let fly arrows in archery
In 2009 we went to Two Mile Bottom near Thetford where we joined with the 1st Bottisham pack and went kayaking and crate stacking
In 2008 we went to Phasels Wood where we raced toboggans down the fantastic hillside race course and visited Whipsnade's wolf cubs.
In 2007 we went to Eaton Vale near Norwich where our theme was Ancient Britons, and we painted ourselves up with woad and made some chariots
In 2006 we went to Thriftwood near Chelmsford where our theme was air activities and we had fun on the lake with our rafts
In 2005 we went to Abington near Cambridge where made a trip out to Duxford to see the 'planes and tanks