PTA camp out 7th June

campoutWe have booked the South London Scout Centre for the night of Saturday 7th June – that’s the first Saturday after half term.

Last year we had over 20 tents and over 70 people. Lots of people were camping for the first time – and it was really lovely.

It costs £4 each per person (adults and children) to stay the night, and £1 to visit for the day.

The camp out is open to all parents and teachers, we’d love to see you all! This is a family event so children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and whilst on site each child is the responsibility of their own family. Please note this is not a school trip, but an informal leisure meet up, so parents are responsible for their own children  – not the school or PTA.

We have booked a very big field, so there’s room for lots of us. There is a special area for a campfire with seating, proper toilets, and hot showers nearby. Around the field there are barbecues and also some wooden shelters too. You can bring your own food and use the barbecues to cook it.

Fill out the form to let us know you are coming, you can pay at the event – but please let us know you are coming.

The camp is next to Sydenham Hill Woods – run by the London Wildlife Trust – more here.  This is a proper woodland – and really feels like you are out of London and in the countryside – except for the fantastic views from the hill.. We hope to have a woodland wildlife walk or foraging expedition either in the evening or on the Sunday morning.

We had som efun on the field last year – people brought a few gazebos, footballs, cricket, adn other games, so hopefully this will happen again. We like to keep it informal as thsi was lovely last year. The field is secure, and kids can happily play.

If you want to come you should bring:

  • Bedding (sleeping bag – or your quilt if you don’t have one – and a bed mat or inflatable mattress if you fancy)
  • A torch
  • A tent
  • Food to cook for your dinner and breakfast
  • Charcoal or a disposable barbecue
  • Outdoor clothes/shoes
  • Pyjamas
  • Sun cream

Here is some more info on the site:


The Scout Centre is divided into 3 fields, with water taps.  Wood fires are permitted, but campers must use the metal fireplaces. Firewood is limited.


Located in the Ismay building and for all visitors to use there are separate male and female toilets, with hot and cold water, and showers are available (showers operate on pay to use, 20p for 4 Mins).


There are 2 supermarkets within walking distance.

The local shop “Tesco Express” provides a good range.

Sainsburys are open Monday – Saturday 8am – 10pm & Sunday 10am – 4pm.


There is sufficient parking, for all sizes of vehicles.


The Scout Centre is in Zone 3.

More here:


Please check the blog ( before you come to check for cancellation in case of weather. There is also lots more info on travel, and the site on our blog.

Check out our Pinterest for ideas for cheap tents and deals:

Plan to arrive after lunch on Saturday, and leave after breakfast on Sunday morning (flexible)

book online or give form in to the school office:


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  1. […] Walking from Sydenham Hill station to South London Scout Centre (making sure you exit via College Road): View Larger Map don’t forget to book on the main Camp Out page: […]

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