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.


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.


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 sites committee has representatives from the owner districts as well as other volunteers.

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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