We have booked the South London Scout Centre for the night of 10th June 2017: that’s the first Saturday night after half term.
This will be the fifth year of CDPS Camp Out – last year we had over 30 tents and over 120 people. As usual there were lots of people camping for the first time – and everyone was happy to help each other set up. You can camp overnight – or visit and go home to bed – it’s only half an hour to get there!
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.
As always at the camp out we need to make 100% sure we clear our litter and keep noise in the right places and times. To that end we would ask that people go inside their tents and quiet down after 10pm. We would also ask that adults bringing alcohol do so responsibly.
We’d like the Camp out to be sociable and hope to be able to have a clear space in the centre for socialising – if you have ideas for activities, a marquee or tables please let us know and bring them. It would be lovely if we could all eat together. It would be great if you’d like to bring instruments or organise a game on the grass.
There is a special area at the camp site 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, don’t forget fuel.
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.. Its great to get into there for a woodland wildlife walk.
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 (wellies!)
- 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. You may drive your car onto tthe field to deliver your kit, but it must be removed to the car park straight away.
The Scout Centre is in Zone 3.
Please check the blog (https://dickenspta.wordpress.com) 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.
Plan to arrive whenever you like on Saturday, and leave after breakfast on Sunday morning (flexible)
book online or give form in to the school office: