Our weekend camp at Walton Firs is fast approaching and we can now confirm the arrangements.
When is the camp? Camp starts at 7pm on Friday 13 June and runs through to 4pm on Sunday 15 June. On Friday evening the Cubs can arrive any time between 7pm and 7.30pm. Please do not arrive before this. The journey from Billingshurst should take you about an hour. On Sunday afternoon the camp ends at 4pm after a closing ceremony at 3.45pm. Parents are welcome to come and watch the closing ceremony.
Where is the camp? The camp is being held at Walton Firs Activity Centre near Cobham. From the M25 junction 10 head East on the A3 towards London. At the first exit, the A245, take the third exit off the roundabout heading into Cobham. After 30 metres and just before the bridge over the River Mole, turn left along Convent Lane, (signposted Notre Dame Convent School). Go back under the A3 and follow the lane for 300 metres. Look out for the Walton Firs entrance on your left (not quite as shown on Google maps). You may find our online directions useful. When heading home you may find it easier to turn left out of Convent Lane and then continue on the A245 via Cobham and Leatherhead. In any case you should not turn right out of Convent Lane so if heading back to the A3 please do so via the Sainsbury’s roundabout.
Once onto the site you should follow the drive until you come to the car parking area. Vehicles are not allowed on the field so please park there and carry your gear across to our site. We are straight across the field from the car park on site 7.
Transport: You will need to make your own arrangements for getting to and from the campsite.
What about food? As usual with these camps, the first food we will be providing will be a snack and a drink at supper time. You should make sure that you have had your tea before you come. Apart from that, we will be providing a full service of meals through from Saturday breakfast until Sunday lunchtime so there is no need to bring a packed lunch or your own supplies. We do not allow Cubs to bring sweets or drinks to camp.
Pills and Potions: If you require any medication during the camp please ensure that it is clearly labelled and handed into the kitchen when you arrive. If you sometimes need an inhaler for asthma or hayfever tablets please remember to bring them. Activities at camp can be strenuous and tired Cubs are more liable to need their inhalers.
Kit List: The kit list is available online. Please check the weather forecast as you pack and make sure that your Cub has plenty of appropriate clothes. We’re hoping that it will be hot and sunny so don’t forget a hat and remember it still gets cold at night so you’ll need warm clothes for that. Don’t forget to bring the research that you have done as part of your pre-camp homework. We will hopefully get a chance to visit the shop but this will be for souvenirs rather than sweets. We suggest that you limit pocket money to £3.
What if I need to get in touch with the leaders at camp? We will have a Home Contact. This is somebody not involved in the camp who can co-ordinate links with parents in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong. For this camp the Home Contact is Raksha – Phyllis Gravett who may be contacted on Billingshurst 783530. The Home Contact holds emergency information about all the Cubs at camp and therefore may ring you if the leaders are unavailable for any reason. It is likely that the leaders will have their own mobile phones with them but we cannot rely on them as there may be a poor signal.
Updates when at camp: We can’t promise but it is likely that Jacala will be posting messages and pictures on Twitter while we are at camp. If you follow @ParbrookCubs then remember that you can get the messages sent to you as text messages so that you don’t have to keep checking the website. If you do not follow us then pop along to http://twitter.com/parbrookcubs to see the latest messages.
Guest list: The following Cubs have a place at this camp: Grace, Zack, Craig, Lily, Adam M, Jake, Ollie, Adam S, Olivia, Holly and Harry. They will join Akela, Jacala, Tabaqui, Hawkeye and John Harris. We’re pleased to have Marian and Mel Nicholas looking after the kitchen. We unexpectedly have a spare place at camp so do let Akela know urgently if you can fill it. Seems a shame to go to camp one short.
Paperwork: As usual we need to have a completed health form for each Cub on our trip. We can now accept these online so please complete the online health form. We still need forms from Jake and Olivia. We also need the balance of your camp fees. Most people have paid a £10 deposit so now have a further £20 to pay. We’ve kept our camp fees as low as possible by using our Parbrook Cashback.
Help wanted: sWe’re grateful to Mark Wingate for use of his van to carry our tables and benches and to all the parents who took kit home with them on Tuesday. Please bring it along when you deliver your Cub. If any adults are available to help put up the tents we’d be grateful so please let us know. We plan to be on site from around 5pm.
Hopefully that will give you all the information that you need but if not do use the comments facility to let us know your question.