Camp@Home

Join us on our SECOND ever virtual county camp!

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

Following the success of our first Camp@Home experience in May - which had all of the aspects of a traditional camp, but in and around your own home - we are now planning Camp@Home2 - The Jamboree.

  • Date and Times: 7.30pm, Friday 31st July to 5.00pm, Sunday 2nd August
  • 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 Saturday and for brunch on the Sunday. We'll publish a list of activities you can do at home - some will just be for fun and some will count towards badges and awards. We'll have workshops for you to join in with on Friay, Saturday and Sunday and all through the weekend we'll share plenty of 'pop-up' activities and challenges you can do while you're on Camp@Home2. Workshops includes STEM workshops, drumming, yoga, zen doodling and storytelling.

Other than some of the workshops, there's no need to register for Camp@Home2 - it's open to all. Just follow this page over the coming weeks and the actual weekend, or join the Camp@Home Facebook group (see below)

  • The event is being organised by Durham Scouts, principally for our members as part of our 'Scouting from Home' programme
  • As 1st August was due to be opening ceremony for our planned Durham2020 international Jamboree, we hope that all those who had planned to visit Durham will join us
  • Scouts and Guides from the North East region, the UK and overseas are especially welcome to join us
  • Families with no existing or previous involvement with Scouting are also welcome - we want to provide something for all young people to do in these unusual times

For the original Camp@Home we set up a special Camp@Home Facebook Group which is still going strong and this is where you (or your parents) can share your stories, photos and videos of the event. This is about providing a sense of community while we're having to spend time at home and and it's about helping everyone to remember that we are all part of one worldwide family (please be sure to answer the registration questions fully if you want to join the Facebook Group)

Camp@Home2 - The Jamboree counts towards our youth members Night's Away badges (with the opportunity to earn TWO nights away) 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 lots of other badges and awards while camping at home, with some help from parents/carers.

Online Links

  • You can join and access the Camp@Home Facebook Group
  • The Camp@Home2 programme is here, including links to all online sessions and links to register for the workshops

Camp@Home2 Badges, Tee-Shirts and Hoodies

If you'd like to order a Camp@Home2 Badge, or a Camp@Home tee-shirt or hoodie, please visit the Camp@Home Merchandise Page (note that orders are open from 7pm on Friday 31st July to midnight on Friday 7th August)

Documents and Activity Resources

Here are documents you need to find out more about Camp@Home2 - The Jamboree and to take part in our activities. New documents will be added in the coming weeks and over the weekend of the camp:

Pop Up Activities

Here are your Camp@Home2 Pop-Up Activities: