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Belchamps Events Calendar

There is always something to do at Belchamps, Below you can view our Agenda of Events.

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Apr
17
Fri
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.

Apr
22
Wed
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

Would you like to know more?

May
9
Sat
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.

 

May
15
Fri
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.

May
16
Sat
Beaver Badge Weekend 2020
May 16 – May 17 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.

May
22
Fri
Cub Badge Weekend 2020
May 22 – May 24 all-day

Cubs can take part in Navigation, Naturalist, DIY or Chef.

22nd to 24th May 2020

Open to Cubs and their leaders

£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.

Jun
6
Sat
Bushcraft for beginners 2020
Jun 6 – Jun 7 all-day

Learn how to light a fire using a flint and steel, backwoods cooking, make shelters, learn how to filter water and more. Fully catered

6th to 7th June 2020

Open to Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Guides and senior section and their leaders.

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

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

Jun
19
Fri
Super Summer Sleepover 2020
Jun 19 – Jun 20 all-day

A 24-hour indoor sleepover packed with fun activities, fully catered.

Two Super Summer Sleepover Events! 19th to 20th and the 20th to 21st June 2020
Open to Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

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

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

Jun
20
Sat
Super Summer Sleepover 2020
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day

A 24-hour indoor sleepover packed with fun activities, fully catered.

Two Super Summer Sleepover Events! 19th to 20th and the 20th to 21st June 2020
Open to Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

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

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

Jul
10
Fri
Scout Summer Badge Weekend 2020
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day

Scouts can attend with or without their leaders and take part in:

  • Master at Arms Rifle Shooting,
  • Climber
  • Survival Skills
  • Pioneer
  • DIY
  • Chef.

10th to 12th July 2020
Open to Scouts and their leaders

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

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

Aug
1
Sat
CAB Week 2020
Aug 1 – Aug 8 all-day

A week-long camp with a ’mini-jamboree’ feel. Over 20 activities including Quad Bikes, Archery, Climbing and an optional day out.
It’s A Knockout, incident hike, fancy dress day, disco and more.

1st to 8th August 2020

Open to Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network, Brownies, Guides, Rangers
£79pp / £28 per leader / Extra fee for the day out
Scout Nights Away Permit required / Guiding Licence required

Want to Know More?

Sep
18
Fri
September Sleepover 2020
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day

A 24-hour indoor sleepover packed with fun activities, fully catered.

Choice of two dates 18th to 19th and the second date is 19th to 20th September 2020

Open to Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides
£30pp / 1 free leader place with every 6 young people

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

Sep
19
Sat
September Sleepover 2020
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day

A 24-hour indoor sleepover packed with fun activities, fully catered.

Choice of two dates 18th to 19th and the second date is 19th to 20th September 2020

Open to Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides
£30pp / 1 free leader place with every 6 young people

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

Oct
1
Thu
Trick or Treat 2020 (Starts)
Oct 1 all-day

A creepy walk around the campsite collecting clues to solve a puzzle that will enable you to collect your treats, or will you end up getting a trick? Sweets for all participants. Café open for refreshments.
1st to 31st October 2020 Last start time 4 pm Please book evening trips in advance
Open to all Scout and Guide sections £3.50pp / Free for adults not taking part

Want to know More?

Oct
16
Fri
JOTA and JOTI – Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet 2020
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day

JOTA & JOTI — Jamboree on the air and Jamboree on the internet
Talk and communicate with Scouts from around the world using amateur radio and the internet. Lots of technical workshops, a book/activities to complete the communicator’s badge beavers/cubs/scout, classic arcade games night and some site activities for downtime, campfire, JOTI TV live big-screen chats with other scouts from around the world.

This is one of the biggest events of this type in the UK, we have had reports in the Echo News, RSGB Magazine and even Practical Wireless, if your group has never taken part in a JOTA or JOTI don’t miss out!

Open to Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides
Weekend Event Camp: £30pp/ 1 free leader for every 6 young people

A Great Day Visit: 10am-4pm Saturday 19th £10 / Leaders free

Scout Nights Away Permit required for weekend camp/ Guiding Licence required
If you don’t have one, please talk to us.

Want to Know More? Our Event Page Has Some Amazing Things too Try!

This Event is Supported By Essex Ham, offering support to anyone interested in taking up this hobby.

Oct
30
Fri
Creepy Camping Weekend 2020
Oct 30 – Nov 1 all-day

Belchamps turns eerie for a weekend of haunted hikes, spine-chilling activities and close encounters with the Grim Reaper in Grim’s Grotto. Wear your scariest fancy dress for this event.

Open to all Scout and Guide groups (Beavers Sat-Sun only).
£30pp / £4 per bed building supplement / £15 per meal deal / £15 per day visit available
Scout Nights Away Permit required / Guiding Licence required

Oct
31
Sat
Belchamps Spooky Day 2020
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

A creepy day of spine-chilling activities. Dress up in your scariest costume.

31th October 2020 10am – 5pm

Open to all Scout and Guide sections £15pp / Free for adults not taking part

Trick or Treat 2020 (Last Day)
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

A creepy walk around the campsite collecting clues to solve a puzzle that will enable you to collect your treats, or will you end up getting a trick? Sweets for all participants. Café open for refreshments.
1st to 31st October 2020 Last start time 4 pm Please book evening trips in advance
Open to all Scout and Guide sections and Members of the Public £3.50pp / Free for adults not taking part

Want to know More?

Nov
6
Fri
Fireworks Activity Weekend 2020
Nov 6 – Nov 8 all-day

Fireworks Activity Weekend has x8 site activities, 1 amazing fireworks display and 1 huge bonfire.

Open to Cubs, Scouts, Explorers Network and Guides
£30pp/ 1 free leader for every 6 young people

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

Nov
7
Sat
The Belchamps Fireworks Display 2020
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tickets still available from reception at Belchamps Scout Activity Centre until midday on the 3rd November.
Tickets will then be available at the gate. Reception/shop is open until 8pm tonight.

This event is open to the members of the Public and is very family-friendly.

Gates open 5 pm.

Family Display 6 pm (still has some bangs but not as much as the main display). (One ticket entitles you to both displays,  so the options yours to stay until our big bang display starts)

Juggling Entertainment 6.20pm & 7.10pm.

Giant Bonfire 7.30pm

Big Bang Display 8 pm (one of the biggest displays you will ever see)

All parking is at Clements Hall Leisure Centre there will be AA signposts. Please be advised that the roads leading to Belchamps will be shut to all but pre-booked disabled visitors (accessible but be aware there are some small ramps and display ground is a field).

In the interest of crowd safety No Sparklers sorry and in the interest of child-friendly no Alcohol.

Please note Parking is at Clements Hall, Clements Hall Way, Hawkwell SS5 4LN, allow enough time (approx 10-15min)

£6.00 Age 16 Plus, £4.00 Age 3-15, Free for age under 3 Tickets are available from reception/gate (Save on Queuing with pre-bought express ticket lane) Disabled parking is at Belchamps, must be booked in advance (limited parking).

Nov
13
Fri
Winter Wind Down Weekend 2020
Nov 13 – Nov 15 all-day

Free Camping! for owner districts.

Open to all Owner District groups

Building charges still apply
Scout Nights Away Permit required

Dec
4
Fri
Christmas Sleepover 2020
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day

A 24-hour Christmas sleepover with a Christmas dinner, loads of fun activities and a visit from Santa.

Popular Event (Book Early) Dates:

  • 4th to 5h December 2020
  • 5th to 6th December 2020
  • 11th to 12th December 2020
  • 12th to 13th December 2020
  • 18th to 19th December 2020
  • 19th to 20th December 2020

Open to Beavers, Rainbows, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts and Guides
£32pp / 1 free leader place with every 6 young people

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

Dec
5
Sat
Christmas Sleepover 2020
Dec 5 – Dec 6 all-day

A 24-hour Christmas sleepover with a Christmas dinner, loads of fun activities and a visit from Santa.

Popular Event (Book Early) Dates:

  • 4th to 5h December 2020
  • 5th to 6th December 2020
  • 11th to 12th December 2020
  • 12th to 13th December 2020
  • 18th to 19th December 2020
  • 19th to 20th December 2020

Open to Beavers, Rainbows, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts and Guides
£32pp / 1 free leader place with every 6 young people

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

Dec
11
Fri
Christmas Sleepover 2020
Dec 11 – Dec 12 all-day

A 24-hour Christmas sleepover with a Christmas dinner, loads of fun activities and a visit from Santa.

Popular Event (Book Early) Dates:

  • 4th to 5h December 2020
  • 5th to 6th December 2020
  • 11th to 12th December 2020
  • 12th to 13th December 2020
  • 18th to 19th December 2020
  • 19th to 20th December 2020

Open to Beavers, Rainbows, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts and Guides
£32pp / 1 free leader place with every 6 young people

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

Dec
12
Sat
Christmas Sleepover 2020
Dec 12 – Dec 13 all-day

A 24-hour Christmas sleepover with a Christmas dinner, loads of fun activities and a visit from Santa.

Popular Event (Book Early) Dates:

  • 4th to 5h December 2020
  • 5th to 6th December 2020
  • 11th to 12th December 2020
  • 12th to 13th December 2020
  • 18th to 19th December 2020
  • 19th to 20th December 2020

Open to Beavers, Rainbows, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts and Guides
£32pp / 1 free leader place with every 6 young people

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

Dec
18
Fri
Christmas Sleepover 2020
Dec 18 – Dec 19 all-day

A 24-hour Christmas sleepover with a Christmas dinner, loads of fun activities and a visit from Santa.

Popular Event (Book Early) Dates:

  • 4th to 5h December 2020
  • 5th to 6th December 2020
  • 11th to 12th December 2020
  • 12th to 13th December 2020
  • 18th to 19th December 2020
  • 19th to 20th December 2020

Open to Beavers, Rainbows, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts and Guides
£32pp / 1 free leader place with every 6 young people

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

Dec
19
Sat
Christmas Sleepover 2020
Dec 19 – Dec 20 all-day

A 24-hour Christmas sleepover with a Christmas dinner, loads of fun activities and a visit from Santa.

Popular Event (Book Early) Dates:

  • 4th to 5h December 2020
  • 5th to 6th December 2020
  • 11th to 12th December 2020
  • 12th to 13th December 2020
  • 18th to 19th December 2020
  • 19th to 20th December 2020

Open to Beavers, Rainbows, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts and Guides
£32pp / 1 free leader place with every 6 young people

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

The Big Egg Hunt

25th March to 22nd April 2019 Last Start at 4 pm

Trick or Treat?

1st to 31st October 2019 Last start time at 4 pm

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

E-mail:  info@belchamps.org.uk
Tel: 01702 562690

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