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Summer Camp 2017

One summer
Each day at summer camp brings new adventures and new friendships. Life changing experiences when spending a night under the stars or when overcoming your nerves about the How Stean Gorge abseil. It's no surprise that adult volunteers and young people return year-after-year to our undoubted highlight of the scouting year.
Key Facts

Dates: 22-29th July 2017


Places: 40


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By bank transfer to:
Sort Code40-52-40
Account: 00023244
Ref: Camper's name
Eating dinner at camp
Living together outdoors 

Camp is about living outdoors, being part of a team, taking responsibility for looking after one another and enjoying the freedom (and trust) that comes with it. It’s about working together, cooking for yourselves and to learning new things. It’s about trying new activities, daring to go a little further or a little higher and taking your friends with you.

Appletreewick, Wharfedale

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Our campsite at Appletreewick (pronounced "App'trick") is the perfect base for outdoor activities such as swimming, gorge walking, abseiling, caving and canoeing. We'll even manage to squeeze in a visit to Lightwater Valley during the week.

Our site allows us close to nature, watch the sunset over Simon's Seat and experience the best of Wharfedale. The shallow waters of the river Wharfe right on our site,
deep in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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At summer camp we take up residence in a green field; building our own campsite, toilet and cooking areas. It's very much a back to basic style of camping but with huge rewards. Nevertheless, Tesco delivery fresh food to site each day. As a scout group we are fortunate to own camping equipment of the highest quality.

Explorer Scouts can expect a programme with some new and additional challenges, which takes them deeper into the Yorkshire Dales and that allows them some independence as a group from the scout section.

Money and Support

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We're very careful to keep our costs to an absolute minimum. Everyone going to camp, including adult volunteers, share the cost by paying the same camp fee. Nevertheless, we recognise that the £190 could be beyond what some families can afford. We are able to help to make camp more affordable by:
  • allowing families additional time to spread the payments across a 3-month period
  • applying for grant funding for families that meet criteria such as being eligible for free school meals, or being in receipt of certain benefits
  • using our equipment and clothing exchange and by providing small grants towards the cost of buying waterproofs, sleeping bags and boots to those in the most need.
We pride ourselves in being an inclusive organisation and are very clear in our wish for every scout to experience summer camp. Please get in touch so that we can discuss supporting you. 

  • Make payments by BACS to account 00023244, sort code 40-52-40.
  • Please use the camper's name as the reference. 
  • Please pay £190 in total by Tuesday 18th July 2017 (or discuss spreading the payments with us).
  • Please note this is a different account number to the one into which you pay monthly subs. Please email to confirm payment has been sent.


Get involved

15th June 2017 @ 7.30pm @ St. Andrews
Short meeting for scouts, parents and carers to find out more about summer camp. Find out about our programme, activities, and what financial support is available.

18th July 2017 @ 8.30pm @ St. Andrews
Short meeting for scouts, explorer scouts, parents and carers to discuss final arrangements.

25th and 26th July - Older cubs' overnighter. 
A visit and sleepover for cubs to sample life at summer camp as guests of their older friends. 

26th July - All day in camp for parents and families
An open invitation to join us in camp for the day; join in some activities sample life in a scout patrol. Enjoy a day out in the Dales. If you can make it, please book free tickets online


We'd be happy, to discuss any aspect of camp, no matter how trivial it may seem. Please do get in touch; either to an adult leader in person or by email to

Jonathan Chicken,
11 Jun 2017, 04:45