Covid-19 Update

Belchamps Scout Activity Center has suspending all activity until further notice. The office and shop will not be open, but staff will still be responding to emails and calls during office hours only. This is an ever-changing situation, and we hope to be operational again as soon as possible. 

This sadly means that some event will be postponed. We are hoping to run the events later this year. However, a date cannot be set until we are informed that the current suspension has been lifted.

This also means that all weekend camping and day visits are suspended with immediate effect.

This page and our social media channels will be updated frequently.

So please ensure you check them before contacting us and please bear with us during these most unprecedented of times.

Belchamps Scout Campsite & Activity Centre

Open all year round, we welcome all Youth Organisations and Schools, providing Adventure Activities and Outdoor Experiences. Our qualified instructor team are able to provide activities suitable for all age groups and abilities.

Belchamps Scout Campsite & Activity Centre

We have 24 campsites ranging in size from a small patrol camp to a large District or County event. With 5 buildings of varying size, we’re sure to have what you need.

Scout and Guide Groups

Scout and Guide Groups

Visit Belchamps Scout Camp for a fun and exciting camping experience. Whether you want to camp in one of our campsites, hold a campfire or have all the fun of the outdoors whilst staying indoors overnight, Belchamps caters for all your.

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Groups & 0rganisations

Belchamps isn’t just about Scout and Guide groups, since we opened we have welcomed all other youth organisations. We regularly have Air, Sea and Army Cadets as well as Boys and Girls Brigade and a great overnight for D of E Groups.

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Schools and Youth Charities

Looking for something different for your next venture? We offer great residuals and activities and we believe every young person should have access to adventure. A Single entrance into the site, monitored by CCTV, it’s safe and secure.

Belchamps JOTA JOTI 2020

Not to be missed  JOTA & JOTI is an annual event where thousands of Scouts and Guides from all over the world make contact with each other through amateur radio & Internet.

Day Visit Saturday 17th October 

Weekend Camp 16th – 18th October

Campfire, JOTA Stations and JOTI PC’s, Scout Link, JOTA TV, Teamspeek, World Scout Bingo, Communication Badges, Activity Base’s, Radio Chase, Wide games, Site Activities, Classic Arcade Night, Film Saturday Night and so much more!

Bonfire & Fireworks Display

Two Displays and ONE BIG BONFIRE!

Open to all members of the Public, Proceeds help Belchamps to provide a range of high-quality activities to young people. There will be entertainment, inflatables, refreshments, games, stalls, food stands, the best display in the area and a super massive bonfire.

November 7th Gates open @ 5 pm

Fireworks Activity Weekend,  Cubs, Scouts, Explorers Network and Guides can take part in the Fireworks Activity Weekend has x8 site activities, and lots lots more. November 6th – 8th 2020

Camp At Belchamps Week 2020

(CAB) week-long Multi-Activity Camp with a mini Jamboree feel and Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section are going to have a great time!

Starts August 1st until the 8th August

Take part in all of our best activities including Mobile Zip, Gyroscope, Rolling Rock, Coconut tree climb, Bungee trampolines, huge inflatable zone, mini digger, laser tag, laser clays, tomahawk throwing, Spider mountain. High ropes zone, axe throwing, and lots lots more.

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1 month ago

We have just received our first package of saplings from The Woodland Trust - these need to be planted out on site over the next few weeks - if any groups would like to get involved please get in ... See more

1 month ago

The Big Egg Hunt returns on the 23rd of March - who is excited to join in the fun?

1 month ago

Spring Sleepover - Limited spaces left for the Saturday - Sunday sleepover, plenty of space still available Friday - Saturday

1 month ago

Spaces still available on our Archery GB Instructor award course next weekend, if you would like to gain the skills to instruct archery for your group please book on!

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Here at Belchamps we offer Winter Discounts on School Residential trips - here are a just a few benefits of planning a school trip in the winter months... Plan My School Trip - educational visits - ... See more

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Our team have been training to instruct Tomahawk Throwing today - just a few finishing touches to apply to the range and we'll be up and running!

1 month ago

Exciting New Target Activity for 2020 Opening Soon, participants are put through their paces testing skill and accuracy using our Throwing Tomahawks and specially made Small hawks called flying ... See more

1 month ago

Spaces still available on Holiday Club all next week - Call 01702 562690 to get booked in now! £16.50 per child per day

1 month ago

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the shop will be closing at 3:30pm today - we apologise for any inconvenience caused

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Our next Events are:

Archery GB Course - 7th & 8th March 2020.
Take it to the next step, learn how to coach with this course run by the fantastic Andy Hood from Feather and Fletchings.
£230 per ... See more

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Wake Up Weekends 2020
Apr 17 – Apr 19 all-day

Free camping for Belchamps Owner Districts  – Castle PointCrouch ValleySouthend West and Southend Estuary.

(Please make sure you know the weekend for your event, the date for each district varies)

Building and Activity charges still apply.

A Nights Away Permits is Required.

The Big Egg Hunt (Last Day)
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An Easter egg hunt around the campsite. A real chocolate egg upon completion. Picnic space available for you to use afterwards.
25th March to 22nd April 2020 Last Start time is at 4 pm (closed at 5 pm)

Please Book in Advance
Open to all including members of the public, Scout and Guide sections £3.50pp / Free for adults not taking part

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Campfire Leaders Training 2020
May 9 all-day

A course for leaders to come and learn some new songs, sketches and fun ways to build and light a campfire. You will receive a Belchamps campfire songbook to take away. Lunch included

9th May 2020 2 pm till 9 pm Open to Scouts, and Guides and their leaders.
Only £15pp and Counts Toward Ongoing Learning (Scout Adult Training)

Survive Belchamps Competition 2020
May 9 – May 10 all-day

An overnight survival competition—work on tasks to earn your dinner, lots of survival skills plus some great activities in between and evening wide game

9th to 10st May 2020

Open to Scouts, Explorers and Guides

£30pp / Leaders go free – Plus £18pp for a weekend meal deal

Scout Nights Away Permit required / Guiding Licence required

If you don’t have one, please talk to us.


Beaver Badge Weekend 2020
May 15 – May 16 all-day

Bring your Beavers to this fun weekend with the objective of gaining a badge. Beavers can choose between Cook or Camp Craft Activity Badge or Outdoor Challenge or Teamwork Challenge.

Indoor accommodation provided, all catering, all tuition, and evening entertainment.

Two Dates: 15th to 16th or 16th to 17th May 2020
Arrive at 7 pm Course ends at 3 pm the following day

£30pp / 1 free leader place with every 6 young people

Scout Nights Away Permit required. If you don’t have one, please talk to us.

Contact Belchamps

Winter October to April: Monday to Thursday 9am till 6pm
Friday 9am till 8pm Saturday and Sunday 9am till 5pm

Summer May to September:
Monday to Friday 9am till 8pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am till 5pm

Tel: 01702 562690


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