About Belchamps

Belchamps Scout Centre opened in 1936, with the aim to provide young people with Scouting, Guiding and others with outdoor experiences. Since then Scouting and Guiding have grown massively, and the site has enjoyed many years of creating lasting memories for young people from all walks of life. Over the years the site has hosted all kinds of youth charities and organizations, taking part in our adventurous activities, or simply experiencing camping in the countryside for the first time.

About Our Campsite

Belchamps Scout Activity Centre offers 30 acres of fantastic camping fields set in beautiful Essex countryside. We also have five high-quality indoor accommodations and a large range of activities for young people of all ages.

Whether you are looking for a full residential experience or just a day visit, all of our staff will ensure that your event is safe, excellent value for money and full of fun.

Activities

There are over 50+ on-site activities so there’s always something to do at Belchamps. We have something for all ages and abilities and we endeavour to make sure that no one is left out of the fun – from an adrenaline-fuelled Leap of Faith to a fascinating session of Pond Dipping. Click here to view our activities.

Accommodation

We have 5 high-quality buildings, each providing a fully equipped kitchen. Also available in the spring until autumn is Camp Fox tented village, has a full kitchen in a large marquee and matching sleeping tents with bunk beds.

Camping

We have room for up to 2000 people camping across the 20 different camping fields. If you have a large enough event, exclusive use of the site can be booked. Click here to view a map of Belchamps.

Co-Owned Scout Activity Centre

The Centre is co-owned by 4 surrounding districts – Castle Point, Crouch Valley, Southend West and Southend Estuary. As the owners, groups from these 4 Scout districts enjoy discounted pricing, ask for details. The sites committee has representatives from the owner districts as well as other volunteers.

Contact Belchamps

Camp Site Address:

Holyoak Lane, Hockley

Essex, SS5 4JD

email:info@belchamps.org.uk

Telephone: 01702 842 684

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Event Calendar

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Oct
16
Sat
Belchamps JOTA JOTI 2021 @ Belchamps Scout Activity Centre
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day

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 & the Internet.

Visit our event page to find out about taking part.

Saturday Day Visit 16th October 10 am – 4 pm

Sunday Day Visit 17th October 10 am – 4 pm

Tickets are £10 and Leaders are Free!

  • JOTA Radio Stations from Essex Ham
  • Scout Link, JOTA TV, TeamSpeak, World Scout Jampuze
  • Activity Base’s, Radio Chase Wide Games
  • Communication Badge Books for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts
  • A number of Site Activities are also included
  • Bring a Picnic and Enjoy Belchamps

Shop and Office Opening Times

Monday
10am - 4pm
Tusday
10am - 4pm
Wednesday
Call Office
Thursday
Call Office
Friday
Call Office
Saturday
Call Office
Sunday
Call Office

PLEASE NOTE: Office hours may vary due to the pandemic please ring first, or email us: info@belchamps.org.uk

Where To Find Us

Belchamps Scout Activity Center

Holyoak Ln, Hockley SS5 4JD

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