Camp@Home

Join us on our THIRD 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 two Camp@Home experiences in May and August - which had all of the aspects of a traditional camp, but in and around your own home - we are now ready to deliver Camp@Home3 - The Goat's Revenge.

(honestly, at this stage we don't know who The Goat is and why it's wants revenge...)

  • Date and Times: 12 noon, Saturday 24th October to 5.00pm, Sunday 25th October
  • Cost: It's Free!
  • Location: In and around your own home!

You can build a blanket fort, camp under the dining table, or sleep outside on your balcony or pitch a tent in your garden or back yard.

We're going to have an online opening and closing ceremony, a virtual wide game, camp fire and a quiz you can all join in with and we'll all meet up online for breakfast on the Sunday. We've published a list of activities you can do at home (below) - some will just be for fun and some will count towards badges and awards. We've also given you an equipment list of things you'll need for the camp. We'll have workshops for you to join in with on 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@Home3

Other than some of the workshops, there's no need to register for Camp@Home3 - it's open to all. Just follow these pages over the weekend, or join the Camp@Home Facebook group, which is the best experience for participating in the event (see below)

  • The event is being organised by Durham Scouts, principally for our members as part of our 'Scouting from Home' programme
  • 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 many of us are 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)

The live events will be streamed to the Facebook Group where you can join in with interactive chat and we'll also stream to the Durham Scouts Website so you can join in if you don't use Facebook. Most of the workshops will use Zoom and you'll need to register for these events. For more details see the final programme and register here for the workshops you want to join.

Camp@Home3 - The Goat's Revenge counts towards our youth members Night's Away badges (with the opportunity to earn a night 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 lots of other badges and awards while camping at home, with some help from parents/carers.

Online Links

  • If you haven't done so already you can join and access the Camp@Home Facebook Group

Camp@Home3 Badges, Tee-Shirts and Hoodies

There will be the chance to order a Camp@Home3 Badge, or a Camp@Home tee-shirt or hoodie.

Place your orders here (our ordering system will go live at the start of the camp and will close at midnight on Sunday 1st November)

Documents and Activity Resources

Here you'll find documents you need to find out more about Camp@Home3 - The Goat's Revenge and to take part in our activities. New pop-up activity documents will be added over the weekend of the camp and they will also be available in the Facebook Group (look under 'Files')

Camp@Home3 - Programme, Activities and Equipment (details of the programme, activity ideas and equipment you'll need)

Camp@Home3 - Safety and Safeguarding (how we keep our young people safe on Camp@Home)