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Winter 'Space' Camp 2014 - There is life on Mars

Building upon the huge success of Winter Camp 2013........ Stand by for blast off! 5....4....3...2....1....0  here comes Winter Space Camp 2014!

At the beginning of the year we promised that due to summer camp in Kandersteg there would only be one other camp this year. This is it. So don't miss out on the second best (only to summer camp), fun packed weekend of the year.

This year (Jan 2014) we will be holding a Space themed winter camp, with lots of space related activities and adventures. The camp will be held at Skreens Park Chelmsford (same place as last year) and we hope we have a little less snow this time. We have planned a packed weekend of action and adventure for your young Scouts and we will be staying in the fabulous luxury of the Tinley Centre a centrally heated fully equipped purpose built activity centre at one of the countries best Scout Camp Sites. Details for the camp are as follows:

  • Start: Friday 17th of January 2014 at 8:00pm
  • Finish: Sunday the 19th January 2014 at 12:30pm
  • Location: Screens Park Activity Centre, Screens Park Road, Roxwell, Essex CM14NN.
  • Map reference: T08456436025 or T07840883402
  • A kit list is at the bottom of this page and will print on a separate sheet

The Cost has been kept the same as last year, £45.00 after working very hard with the staff at Screens park to keep cost down, making this camp even better value than last year.

Activities to include building and launching a working rocket, taking part in a "space mission", air rifle shooting, climbing a space mountain, a mars rover mission (AKA a hike) and plenty of fun and games. But that's not all, included in the price is the fantastic 4 star cooking of our very own Little Chef, the diet doctor himself. The one and only Dr P!

Could you please fill out the form below indicating whether your Scout is or isn't interested and get it back to us (It is very important that I know either way) by the 10th January. with a cheque for £45 made payable to 'Genesis Scout Troop' (or, to use our [on trial] alternative payment methods, see the recent bank direct payment policy). Thank you for your speedy responses.

Winter Camp 2014

Scouts Name: ........................................................................

Please indicate if they are interested in attending or not:

Is interested [ ]
Is NOT interested [ ]
If your Scout is interested, what payment method have you used?
£45 Cheque included [ ]
Or, direct payment reference [ ]


Signed:............................................................................ (Parent or Guardian)

Winter Camp 2014 Kit List

Arrive dressed in uniform ready for outdoor games and wearing walking boots.


Packed in Base Camp Bag:

  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Night wear
  • Clothing sufficient for two days to include:
    • Walking Socks. (one thin pair and one thick pair for each day)
    • Under clothes (for each day)
    • Walking trousers or similar.
    • Wicking material tee shirt or thin long sleeve top.
    • Thin fleecy top/wool jumper
    • Warm wind proof top/jacket
    • Training shoes
  • Spare clothes for emergency use: One of everything above (except trainers), packed in a waterproof bag
  • Wash Kit:
    • Toothbrush & toothpaste
    • Soap and/or Shower Gel
    • Towel
    • flip flops or shower shoes (optional)
  • Mess Kit (all packed in your newly made plate bags):
    • Unbreakable mug, bowl, plate
    • Knife, fork and spoon
    • Small dishcloth
    • Tea towel

Packed in Small Backpack/Day Sack:

  • Backpack liner bag (Orange plastic survival bag) with everything else in it
  • Waterproof top
  • Waterproof bottoms
  • Spare fleecy top/wool jumper
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Head torch or small torch, with spare batteries
  • Pencil and small notebook (in a plastic bag)
  • Two black bin bags & some String

Additional items to be handed in to Leaders on arrival:

  • Medication in a clear self sealing (ziploc) plastic bag with the Scouts name and administration instructions.
  • Small amount of cash  for sweets and drinks, in a wallet or purse with the Scouts name written on it
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 December 2013 10:42