Summer Camp 2022

Welcome to Summer Camp!

23rd - 30th July 2022

You're invited to something amazing!

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 information

  • Start: Sat 23rd July - 9.00am

    • St. Andrews Church

  • Finish: Sat 30th July - 4.30pm

    • St. Andrews Church

  • Campsite: Appletreewick, Yorkshire

  • Cost: £210 (all inclusive: all activities, transport, food and a t-shirt)

  • Family visit: Wednesday 27th July

  • Leader in charge: Christine Willcock

    • Email:

What's it all about?

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.

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.

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.

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.


Saturday 23rd July - We're all off to camp!

Sunday 24th July - Team Challenges

Monday 25th July - Grassington - Ice Cream walk and town visit

Tuesday 26th July - How Stean Gorge: Abseil, gorge, canoe, cave.

Wednesday 27th July - Hike to Simon's Seat (Geocache)

Thursday 28th July - Flamingo Land.

Friday 29th July - Ilkley Town visit, chippy lunch & Ilkley Lido swimming; BBQ and campfire.

Saturday 30th July - Strike camp and home.

Get involved

Date Thursday 5th May @ 7.45pm @ St. Andrews

Short meeting for scouts, explorers, parents and carers to find out more about summer camp. Find out about our programme, activities, and what financial support is available.

Wednesday 27th July - All day in camp for parents and families.

Why not come along to camp for the day. We will be going a hike to Simon's Seat and finding Geocaches on the way. It'll be a great opportunity to see what camp is like and experience what your Scout is experiencing.


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