Joining: Weekend camp, June 2016

Our weekend camp in June takes us just up the road to Nowhurst where we’ll have plenty of time to celebrate the centenary of Cubs by trying some of the activities that they might have done over the 100 years. There will be plenty of time for the usual camp fires and wide games too. It will be a level 3 camp as we will be sleeping in tents. Those who can’t camp and parents of our campers can join us on the Sunday for a fun day of activities.

Summary of arrangements
When Friday 17 to Sunday 19 June 2016
Meet Nowhurst Camp Site – Spider Site after 7pm
Wear You must arrive in uniform
Bring See our kit list. No special items required this time
Return Sunday 19 June. Closing ceremony at 3.30pm
To do now All paperwork is complete

Where: We will be camping on the Spider Site at Nowhurst Camp Site near Broadbridge Heath.

Directions: You will need to make your own way to and from the site. You may like to follow our directions. Whichever way you come you will end up on the narrow lanes so please drive carefully and slowly (as the neighbours have previously complained about speeding campers). You must park in the central car park and then carry your gear via the Stumps site (on the left of the car park) to the Spider site.

When: We start at 7pm on Friday 17 June and run through until 3.45pm on Sunday 19 June with a closing ceremony at 3.30pm. Please do not arrive early on Friday evening as we will still be putting up the tents. Our funday starts at 10am on Sunday.

What: We’ll have a full weekend of activities to keep us busy. We’ll also have plenty of time for games in the woods and a few other challenges on the way. On Sunday the Cubs and parents will be cooking their own lunch on fires that they have made.

Who: Camp was open to all our members. With Nowhurst being just up the road it is an ideal event for first time campers (in which case you may find our camping with the cubs page useful).
We’ll have Marian looking after things in the kitchen but she will need a kitchen helper to help prepare Saturday dinner. Please ask for more information if you can help.

Guest list at 12 June (16 Cubs) – all paid for camping although some Sunday payments outstanding, all health forms received:

  • Charlie (paid+HF)
  • Clementine (paid+HF)
  • Elliott (paid+HF+SF1 paid)
  • Ethan (paid+HF+SF1)
  • Finley W (paid)
  • Isabella (paid+HF)
  • James (paid+HF+SF1 paid)
  • Jasmine (paid+HF)
  • Joshua (paid+HF+SF1)
  • Kinley (paid+HF)
  • Lucybelle (paid+HF)
  • Martha (paid+HF+SF3)
  • Max (paid+HF)
  • Poppy (paid+HF)
  • Robin (paid+HF+SF1 paid)
  • Thomas (paid+HF)
  • William (paid+HF+SF3 paid)

Cost: The cost of the weekend is £27 but as usual we are using our Parbrook Cashback to keep down the costs that you have to pay. This reduces the camp fees to £24 which you have all paid. For our Sunday visitors there is a £3 per person charge.

Bring: The kit list shows all that you need to bring. There is nothing particularly unusual required for this camp. Remember that there is no electricity on site so you’ll need a good torch for those night time trips to the loo although the night is quite short at this time of year. You must arrive at camp in your uniform.
For our Sunday visitors please bring a folding chair as there won’t be enough room on the logs around the camp fire.
Getting the equipment to camp can be a challenge as we don’t have access to a van. We’re grateful to Lara for the use of her trailer but would be grateful for help transporting other items. Thanks to all that took gear home after Cubs. If anybody can help transport things on Friday please come to the hall when we load up at about 4.15pm.

Food: Aside from a hot drink at bed time on Friday the first meal that we will provide will be Saturday breakfast. Please make sure that you have had your evening meal before you come to camp. On Sunday our campers and guests will be cooking their own lunches.

Weather: It looks as if there may be the risk of rain during the weekend so don’t just pack for the sunshine. You’ll need a waterproof coat and wellies. Also, the nights are still chilly and the biggest issue at camp is getting cold in the night. A good layer under your sleeping bag and thin but warm clothes, e.g. a fleece, that you can pull on in the night if you wake up feeling chilly should help.

Paperwork: As usual we need to have a completed health form for all our campers. We ask for a fresh one every time in case your emergency contact details have changed. Those marked HF on the guest list have returned a health form – thank you.

Biting insects: The camp site has two ponds and this can mean that the insects are a bit lively, especially in the evening. If you are the sort of person who gets bitten please make sure you have some insect repellant and bite cream that you can use in your wash kit. We don’t supply this sort of thing as people are often sensitive to different sprays and creams.

Previous camps: We often visit the Spider Site at Nowhurst, both to camp and for our end of term evening in July. Have a look at our reports from past events to remind you what it is like – just click on the reports link at the top of the page.