1st Crowborough Summer Camp 2016

We have arranged for us to stay at Downe Scout Activity Centre in Kent, right next to Biggin Hill Airport. Downe Scout Activity Centre is owned and managed by The Scout Association set in 86 acres of stunning woodland.

You can download permission forms here: Camp Info Pack

Downe boasts a wide range of both traditional and high adrenaline activities on-site, from orienteering to the aerial trek, backwoods cooking to archery.

We will be camping at Downe from Sunday 24th July to Saturday 30th July 2016.

The total cost for Summer Camp is £200.00 and includes an action packed fun filled week of activites which you can read about on the following pages. Cheques are made payable to “1st Crowborough Camp Account”. Full payment is required by 30th June 2016.

To secure your place Scouts, we will require a deposit of £50 by Friday 20th May, afterwhich numbers will be firmed up with Downe Scout Activity Centre.

As its only 45 mins from Crowborough, we would ask that you arrange transport (sharing if possible) to the site and also for pick up on the following Saturday. This means we can keep costs down for all going.

As mentioned, read the following pages to see what we will be getting up to during the week. At the back are the permission forms we need signed by a parent or guardian, along with a kit check list. Please inform your Troop Leader of attendence by 30th April 2016.

If you’ve got any queries about Summer Camp, please speak to your Troop Leader who will be happy to discuss!


Gareth Dalton – Southon Troop
Robin Carmichael – King Troop
Mike Beesley – Chapman Troop


Sunday 24th July – Arrive a camp/camp setup
Monday 25th July – Trip to London/Houses of Parliament/Downing Street
Tuesday 26th July – In Camp Activities
Wednesday 27th July – Tour of Biggin Hill Airport/Comet Flight Simulator
Thursday 28th July – Visit to Down House – Home of Charles Darwin – Evening Camp Fire
Friday 29th July – In Camp Acitivites
Saturday 30th July – Strike Camp

You can download permission forms here: Camp Info Pack