Camp@Home

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Join us on our first ever virtual county camp!

Although we can't go to camp right now, that's not going to stop Durham Scouts from camping!

That's why we're inviting all of our member and their families to join us on our county wide Camp@Home experience - all of the aspects of a traditional camp, but in and around your own home.

  • Date and Times: 12 noon Saturday 16th May to 12 noon, Sunday 17th May
  • Cost: It's Free!
  • Location: In and around your own home!

You can build a blanket fort, camp under the dining table, sleep on your balcony or pitch a tent or even a hammock in your garden. We're hoping that our Scouts and Explorer Scouts will make this a real challenge and see who can camp in the most unusual places in and around their homes.

We're going to have an online opening and closing ceremony, a virtual wide game and camp fire you can all join in with and we'll all meet up online for breakfast on the Sunday. Throughout the weekend we'll share plenty of ideas for activities you can do while you're on Camp@Home and we've set up a special Camp@Home Facebook Group where you (or your parents) can share your stories, photos and videos.

Camp@Home counts towards our youth members Night's Away badges and our young people should let their section leaders know that they've taken part. There will also be the chance to work towards some other badges and awards while camping at home, with some help from parents/carers.

We're expecting 'a camp of thousands' and we hope that you'll all be able to join us for Camp@Home.

The following document contains all the information you need at this stage and leaders should share this document with parents. We'll be updating this page and the Camp@Home Facebook Group to keep you up-to-date with what's happening as the weekend approaches and as activities take place.

Durham Scouts Camp@Home

Online Links

You can join and access the Camp@Home Facebook Group

Here are the links you'll need to join the online sessions:

  • Wide Game (7.00pm - 7.45pm, Saturday 16th May)
  • Camp Fire (8.30pm - 9.15pm, Saturday 16th May)

Each session will be available to access from fifteen minutes ahead of the scheduled start. No special software is needed and as this is a broadcast you won’t need a webcam or microphone. All you’ll need for interaction is a keyboard to send messages.

Activity Resources

The documents below provide an outline programme with links to online events, include a list of activities that our young people will do as part of Camp@Home, and additional optional activities they may like to try while on Camp@Home (they're also in the Camp@Home Facebook Group).

There's also a kit list, details of how to upload photos to our 'Fun Fotoz' Camp@Home slideshow album, details of how you can design a badge for Camp@Home, join in with the Necker Flip Challenge, make a camp flag and flag pole or build a Terrific Tower. You can even be a Superhero or Supervillain!

Durham Scouts Camp@Home - Outline Programme

Durham Scouts Camp@Home - Activities

Durham Scouts Camp@Home - Kit List

Durham Scouts Camp@Home - Fun Fotoz

Durham Scouts Camp@Home - Design a Badge

Durham Scouts Camp@Home - Necker Flip

Durham Scouts Camp@Home - Flag Challenge

Durham Scouts Camp@Home - Terrific Tower

Durham Scouts Camp@Home - Superheroes

Badge and Tee-Shirt Orders

You can now order your Camp@Home badges and tee-shirts. The badge is a four colour badge, 7cm in diameter and costs £2.50 each, including postage and packaging (we have had to allow for postage and packaging in small quantities to families).

Badge Tee-shirts Tee-shirt logo

Tee-shirts have a grey Camp@Home logo on a purple Fruit of the Loom tee-shirt, available in a range of sizes

  • Child sizes from age 3 (26" chest) to age 15 (36" chest) - £6.50 each
  • Ladies feminine fit from small (size 8) to XL (size 18) - £8.50 each
  • Mens from small (35 - 37" chest) to XXXL (50 - 32" chest) - £8.50 each

Note that postage and packing is NOT included in tee-shirt prices and tee-shirts will need to be safely collected from Moor House Adventure Centre (we will contact you when available for collection).

Given the current situation, and the need to collate orders, manufacture and process orders, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery to you.

Please coordinate between parents/carers, section leaders, groups and districts to ensure that you do not place duplicate orders.

Please note that orders close at midnight on Sunday 24th May 2020