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4pm, Friday 02 July until 4pm, Sunday 04 July 2021.  To book your place(s) online, click here.

Headlands Adventure Centre, near Ringwood.  Headlands is a private site, which our group will have exclusive use of.  The site has a beautiful lake for fishing, canoeing and other activities.  There are flushing toilet and shower facilities, a campfire site, archery and many secluded spots to sit and gaze at the lake. The site has a securely fenced perimeter and gates at the entrance which are locked each night.

Who Can Come?
Everyone of any age, any camping experience and any size group or individual is welcome to join the camp.  Children must be accompanied and supervised by parents or by a nominated and specified adult (who should not be one of the camp leaders).

What Happens?
The weekend is an opportunity to have fun, join in optional times of quiet reflection and a short all-age service on Sunday, play games, fish, chat over coffee, try kayaking and archery, toast marshmallows, sing campfire songs, launch rockets, raft-building competition and much more.  To see photographs of our previous camps, click here.

What About Covid Restrictions?
Due to Covid restrictions, in 2021, all campers must supply their own tent(s), cooking equipment, meals, table, deckchairs, cutlery, crockery, washing up bowls, etc.  The sites' communal kitchen facilities will not be accessible.  You will be able to source boiling water and freezer space for your own freezer blocks.  The site fridges/freezers cannot be used to store food/milk and so you are encouraged to bring a cool box instead.  Each meal must be prepared, cooked, eaten and cleaned away within a 1.5 hour programme window [the the meal times and outline programme below].  Please plan your menu accordingly or collect takeaway during the programmed meal window.  Fires and BBQs are not permitted on the pitches.  

Each household will be allocated a marked space approx. 8m X 5m with appropriate physical distancing between pitches.  Cooking, clearing and eating must happen within this allocated space and within the programmed time slots.  Since space is limited, if you can reduce the amount of space required it will significantly help the organisers logistically.  We will have some charging points available for mobile phones.

In short, imagine you are staying on a regular commerical campsite and pack equipment accordingly.  

All campers MUST confirm that they have had a negative Covid test completed within 24 hours before joining the camp.  Self-test kits are available free from your local pharmacy or from Jackie McGregor. 

In the event that Government Covid restrictions prevent overnight camping from going ahead as described, you will receive a full refund alongside an invitation to attend the site as a day visitor.  Toilet and shower facilities will be cleaned every 60 minutes. 

Regretably, in the event the camp goes ahead as planned, we are unable to welcome day visitors this year.

What's The Programme?

Friday 02 July
4pm-7pm Arrivals & Set Up
6.30pm-8pm Evening Meal Preparation, Eating & Clearing
8pm-8.30pm Welcome & What's What
8.30pm-9pm 'Calm In Camp' Quiet Reflection By Lake & Youth Gathering
9.30pm Campfire Songs & Toasted Marshmallows (supplied by CBC)
Saturday 03 July
7.30am-8am 'Calm In Camp' Quiet Reflection By Lake
8am-9.30am Breakfast Preparation, Eating & Clearing
10am-12noon Activity Session inlcuding archery, parachute games, nail & face-painting
12noon-1.30pm Lunch Preparation, Eating & Clearing
2pm-3pm Activty Session including archery and sports
3pm-3.30pm Afternoon Tea (ice-lollies provided)
4pm-5pm Raft Building Compettion
5pm-6.30pm Evening Meal Preparation, Eating & Clearing
7pm-8pm Youth Gathering
8.30pm-9pm 'Calm In Camp' Quiet Reflection By Lake
9pm-10pm Campfire Songs & Toasted Marshmallows (supplied by CBC)
Sunday 04 July
7.30am-8am 'Calm In Camp' Quiet Reflection By Lake
8am-9.30am Breakfast Preparation, Eating & Clearing
11am-12noon All-Age Celebration Service
12noon-1.30pm Lunch Preparation, Eating & Clearing
2pm-3pm Rocket Launching Compettion (resources supplied) 
3pm-3.30pm  Afternoon Tea (choc-ices supplied)
3.30pm-5pm Pack Up & Farewells

How Much?
The cost for camping for the weekend (Friday-Sunday) is £15 per person (children 2 and under are free) OR £55 per family of 4 or more (additional friends/extended family members will be charged £15 per person).  Payment must be made when booking.  Please note, these fees have been reduced for 2021 to reflect that the camp is self-catering.

If personal finances do not allow you to contribute all or part of this amount, please select the 'concession' option when booking because we are keen that no one should be prevented from attending for reasons of limited finance.  If this option is selected, no fee will be charged and Jackie McGregor will make contact to confidentially discuss your situation. 

How Do I Book A Place?
Complete an online booking form on or before Sunday 27 June 2021. 

If young people are attending without their own parent or guardian, a parental consent and medical form must be submitted with the booking form.  Each child must have an appropriate nominated supervising adult who must be 18+ and should not be a CBC staff team member or Church Camp leader.   The nominated appropriate adult is responsible for the care, supervision and safety of the child for the duration of the camp.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Parents/carers are responsible for the care, supervision and safety of their child(ren) for the duration of the camp. Anyone using the lake (including adults) MUST wear the life-jackets provided at ALL times.  To view our Church Camp risk assessment, click here.

If your child(ren) have additional needs or special educational needs, please click to find out more about our commitment to inclusion.

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