Schools and Youth Charities

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Belchamps Scout Activity Centre offers 30 acres of fantastic camping fields set in beautiful Essex countryside. With a single entrance into the site, which is monitored by CCTV, it’s safe and secure. 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.

Why is Belchamps perfect for schools and youth charities?

Belchamps holds Adventuremark, the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge and a Food Hygiene Rating of 5. We currently have 15 schools that re-book with us year after year which stands as a testimony to our hard work. We have a dedicated full time paid team of staff; as well as a small and friendly team of volunteer workers and work experience placements. All staff here are devoted in looking after you from the moment you enquire to when you say goodbye. Everyone at is flexible and accommodating and we want every young person to go away having experienced a great adventure.

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We also want to make it as easy and comfortable for the staff bringing them as possible. Our prices are realistic; we are a non-profit making organisation, so any surplus goes directly back into improving the facilities we offer. As a charity, our primary focus isn't to make profit – it's to ensure every child has a great experience, one that will stay with them for a lifetime. We are a relatively small organisation in the outdoor adventure industry and, because of this, we offer a more personal service. We tailor your experience to your needs and are always on hand to provide help and advice before and during your stay.We have a maximum of four schools staying on site at any one time with room for a further two or three, depending on numbers, on day visits. We can accommodate larger groups with exclusive use of our tented villages.

We are very adaptable; if your group is taking longer than expected on a particular activity and we don’t get through the whole group in the allotted time, we’ll run over. If we still don’t get through the group you can be sure we’ll do our best to make sure those who miss out come back later so that no-one goes away disappointed.

So what is Belchamps?

Belchamps Scout Activity Centre is owned by the Scout Association and was established in 1936. Since then, with a lot of hard work and dedication, it has developed into the centre it is today. All our staff have or have had some involvement in Scouting which means we understand what the young people of today really want. With over 50 bookable activities there is plenty to do here at Belchamps; there's also lots of external offsite activities which we are happy to arrange and book for you. Our priority is always the participants and the time that they spend here.

We have full risk assessments for our site, buildings and all of our activities. Our activities are run to strict site operating procedures. We also have lesson plans for all our activities to ensure that every young person gains something from the experience.

Our catering services are very generous, offering a wide choice of meals each day. We will always attempt to find something for even the fussiest of eaters. We can cater to almost all dietary needs and have lots of experience in doing so.

More information?

If you feel like you have some questions that still need answering or you would like to check availability, please contact Guest Services on 01702 562690 or email us at info@belchamps.org.uk

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