Summer Camp

A week like no other…

S1Our Summer Camp is a joint week long residential with our Girls’ Brigade Company. We take our 11+ age groups away for an entire week of fun, friendship and fellowship! Our joint summer camp is something special that is part of Brigades’ history and is one of those traditions that everyone loves. Every one comes back buzzing with great experiences and memories. This week away for many of our youngster is a time for them to build up their independence and develop those friendships they’ve already started on from company nights into becoming long lasting ones. As a Company we have been camping for over thirty years now. We visit many places in and around the United Kingdom to offer our youngsters experiences they may not normally receive. Our time together on camp is always an enjoyable one and we all always come home filled with happy memories!

The week away allows for our youngsters to learn the skills to look after themselves not just only away from home for a longer period of time (compared to the weekend away residential) but also under canvas and within the natural elements. The idea that your body will react differently to living under canvas is a huge eye-opener for many first timers. The week is also filled with fun activities that everyone enjoys. Below is a taste of the places we’ve been to in recent years:

2016: Coopers Mead Boys’ Brigade Campsite, Whitecliff Bay, Isle of Wight

2015: Beeston Regis Caravan & Camping Site, Cromer, Norfolk

2014: Coopers Mead Boys’ Brigade Campsite, Whitecliff Bay, Isle of Wight

2013: Freshwater Trust Campsite, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

2012: Beeston Regis Caravan & Camping Site, Cromer, Norfolk

2011: Freshwater Trust Campsite, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

2010: Lee Bay, North Devon

2009: Broadleas Boys’ Brigade Campsite, Haytor, South Devon,

2008: Feldon Lodge, Boys’ Brigade Headquarters, Hemel Hempstead

2007: Burnham on Sea, Somerset

2006: Exmouth, South Devon

2005: St Helens, Isle of Wight

2004: Burnham on Sea, Somerset

2003: St Helens, Isle of Wight

As you can see we often re-visit campsites that we particularly enjoy and feel have a lot to offer our youngsters. Every year we also publish a Camp Magazine. Below are some of the most recent magazines for you to look at, please note though youngsters names have been removed for their own protection.

Camp Magazine 2014

Camp Magazine 2013