All about the PTA camp out

We have booked the South London Scout Centre for Tomorrow night and Saturday 6th June.

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! But: as this is a family event 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.

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 would also like to have some informal fun in the evening – so if anyone has any ideas or talents let us know. Perhaps you are nifty on the guitar and can take part in a  camp singalong? Or maybe you know some great camp recipes or games to play? In the past few years children have really enjoyed the freedon to run around, we’ve had walks in the wood, and football and cricket. There’s a  separate camp fire area that we can gather round and toast marshmallows in the evening too. Anyone is welcome to join us for the day. Usually people gather informally to eat and drink on blankets too.

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:

A panorama of most of the 26 tents we had!

A panorama last year!


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.

Follow this link to the South London Scout Centre site for directions – Sydenham Hill is the nearest Station.


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