Thorrington Scout Camp

Details

Description

27 Acres of woodland, dotted with 12 secluded camp sites and 3 buildings.

Address
Thorrington Scout Camp
Brick Kiln Lane
Thorrington
Town
Colchester
County
Essex
Post code
CO7 8JF
Tel
01206251251
Fax
-
Email
thorringtonscoutcamp@yahoo.co.uk
URL
-
Location
TM 084 205 - 51.844N 1.026E
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Contact

Warden/Contact
Mrs J Ball
Address
121 London Road
Lexden
Town
Colchester
County
Essex
Post code
CO3 5AW
Tel
01206571467
Fax
-
Email
-

Facilities

Toilets
Yes
Washing facilities
Yes
Water supply
Yes
Hot showers
Yes
Hot water
Yes
Cooking utensil washing area
No
Laundry
No
Waste disposal
Yes
Chemical toilet waste disposal
Yes
Public telephone
Yes
Security
No
Car park
Yes
Pioneering poles
Yes
Fridge freezer
Yes
Altar fires
No
Cooking area
Yes
Providore
Yes
Mail box
No
Campfire circle
Yes
Bivouacking area
-
Chapel
Yes

Activities

Onsite activities

  • Climbing Tower
  • Indoor climbing (Boulder Hut)
  • Adventure run
  • Pioneering
  • Pedal Go-Karts
  • Orienteering
  • 3D Cave Maze
  • Permanent Zip Wire
  • Indoor archery range
  • Crate stacking
  • Mini crossbows
  • Rifle shooting
  • Canoes/Raft building
  • Dipping Pond
  • Photo Quiz
  • Nature Trail
  • Pond Dipping

Local attractions

  • Beach
  • Museums
  • Sailing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Zoo
  • Castle

Camping

Site available for Camping
all year round
Maximum number of campers
700
Price range
£3.00 - £4.00
Deposit required
Yes
Suitable for County camps
No
Suitable for District camps
Yes
Suitable for Patrol camps
Yes
Suitable for "Backwoods" camps
Yes

Indoor

Building available
all year
Number of buildings
3
Maximum number of residents
100
Price range
£4.00 - £0.00
Deposit required
Yes
Beds provided
100
Fuel type
Gas
Kitchen/cooking area
Yes
Cooking/eating utensils
Yes
Building heated
Yes
Tables/chairs
Yes
Suitable for Pack holidays
Yes
Suitable for Beaver sleepover
Yes

Special needs

Site access
Yes
Camping location toilet washing access
Yes
Indoor accommodation access
Yes
Activities access
Yes

Other

Train station
Alresford Via Colchester
Coach station
Colchester
Airport
-
Sea/river port
Harwich
Tourist information
1 Queens St, Colchester Tel: 01206282920
Brochure available from warden
No

Additional notes

Sizes of sites vary from those able to hold only a few hike tents to sites capable of taking over a dozen patrol tents.''All capable of taking disabled residents. Site telephone number only available at weekends. Restricted use of sites November, December, January. Building 1 (48 beds)

Last modified: 18th August 2011

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