Owner Districts

Owners of Belchamps Scout Center, Essex
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.

Belchamps is Your Scout Campsite

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.

amIf you Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Units, Network Units and in one of the 4 owner districts above that own the site you will receive owner discounted prices.

This is your Districts campsite and as such we would like to encourage you to use it for evening meeting, camps or one of our events. Belchamps has been open since 1936 and has hosted jamborees, District Events, County Events, providing fun and adventure for Young People and the young at hart!

We invite you to be part of Belchamps, as visitor, or you might like to join our team to support an event, or if you like to be part of something and make life long friends by joining the Service Crew who help on projects, help with maintenance and activity’s to make the magic of Belchamps happen. Contact us. 

Contact Belchamps

Camp Site Address:

Holyoak Lane, Hockley

Essex, SS5 4JD


Telephone: 01702 842 684


Event Calendar

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Gretel & Hansel’s Camping Adventure @ Belchamps Scout Activity Centre
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm

Play. Make. Theatre presents the world premiere of their new family production ‘GRETEL & HANSEL’S CAMPING ADVENTURE’ for TWO SHOW’s ONLY, outdoors within the woods at Belchamps Scout Activity Centre, Hockley.

This colourful, and captivating story adapted from the Grimm Brother’s classic tale by local Hockley writer/director, Katie Patrick immerses the audience into a world of adventure, edible houses and friendship. It’s Gretel’s first camping trip with her childhood friend ‘Hansel’ the teddy bear, her troop and Helga, the Troop leader. After a silly prank, Gretel becomes lost in the woods and stumbles across a cottage made entirely of sugary treats, but all is not as sweet as it seems.

Grab your cushions, picnic blankets and baskets and treat your family to this deliciously fun coming of age show in the great outdoors.

Gretel & Hansel’s Camping Adventure is suitable for all of the family and is jam-packed and sugar-coated with humor and heart.

Written by Katie Patrick
Directed by: Katie Patrick & Ivan Wilkinson
poetry written by: Serena Fyvie
Featuring Francesca Simons as Gretel, Amber Satchwell as Camp Leader Helga and Old Lady
Music By: EstherGarcia
Designed by John Patrick & Katie Patrick
Consulting Producer: Antony Stuart-Hicks
Produced by Play.Make.Theatre

* Katie Patrick is a beneficiary of the Mercury Theatre Colchester’s Creatives Programme 2021-22

Show approx 50mins long no Interval

**Please note that Belchamps can accommodate disabled access but as it is outside some of the pathways may be uneven,  we advise you contact Belchamps first before booking: Belchamps contact details: email:info@belchamps.org.uk  Telephone: 01702 842 684

Our Refund, Exchange and Return Policy
Belchamps Scout Activity centre, auditorium, stage and surrounding areas are completely uncovered. Patrons, therefore, accept that weather, climate, temperature and light conditions, which are out of our control, are an integral part of the experience at Belchamps Scout activity centre and may impact their visit.
While we will make every effort to complete each show, we reserve the right to stop and start the show as necessary.
Shows will only ever be cancelled or abandoned in the event of bad weather, where such weather is deemed by the management to pose a health and safety risk for the performers or audience.
In some cases, we may choose to delay the start time of a show for reasons including weather forecasts we may have received.
If a show is cancelled on account of the weather, we will announce this at the time of cancellation at the venue. We do not communicate cancellations to patrons who did not come to the venue or who have already left the venue before the announcement.
Exchanging tickets for weather-related cancellation:
If a show is cancelled or abandoned because of the weather, you will be first offered to exchange your tickets for the rescheduled dates for Gretel & Hansel’s camping adventure.
If the new scheduled date, if a new date is not possible then a refund will be made.
Other cancellations and resales:
For non-weather-related cancellations, only the face value of your ticket is refundable. This excludes any booking fees, delivery charges or other expenses incurred. In any event, personal arrangements including travel, accommodation or hospitality relating to the event which has been arranged by you are at your own risk and not refundable by us.
We can only accept tickets for resale once a show is sold out and cannot guarantee that they will be resold. The ticket cannot be resold no refund will be made.

Shop and Office Opening Times

10am - 4pm
10am - 4pm
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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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