About Belchamps

Belchamps Scout Centre opened in 1936, with the aim to provide young people within Scouting, Guiding, and other groups 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 the beautiful Essex countryside. We currently have two 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.


There are many 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. 


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.


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 site’s committee has representatives from the owner districts as well as many other amazing volunteers.

Contact Belchamps

Camp Site Address:

Holyoak Lane, Hockley

Essex, SS5 4JD


Telephone: 01702 842 684


Shop and Office Opening Times

10am - 4pm
10am - 4pm
Shop/Office Closed
3pm -6pm
Shop/Office Closed
Office Closed
Office Closed

Where To Find Belchamps

Belchamps Scout Activity Center

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