Belchamps Scout Centre

Details

Description

Belchamps Scout Centre is 30 acres of pasture and woodland, adjacent to 360 acres in Hawkwell,near Hockley, Essex. With 20 different camping sites and 6 buildings to choose from Belchamps is available for camping, activities and indoor accommodation all year round.

Address
Belchamps Scout Centre
Holyoak Lane
Hawkwell
Town
Hockley
County
Essex
Post code
SS5 4JD
Tel
01702 562690
Fax
01702 56269
Email
centremanager@belchamps.co.uk
URL
http://www.belchamps.co.uk
Location
TQ 843 915 - 51.592N 0.661E
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Contact

Warden/Contact
Nigel Ruse
Address
Belchamps Scout Centre
Holyoak Lane
Town
Hawkwell, Hockley
County
Essex
Post code
SS5 4JD
Tel
01702 562690
Fax
01702 562691
Email
centremanager@belchamps.co.uk

Facilities

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

Activities

Onsite activities

  • Air rifles/Pistols
  • Archery
  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • High ropes etc
  • crate stacking
  • ''Fencing
  • Water Zorbs
  • Rope climbing
  • Ladder Challenge
  • Hike
  • Fire lighting
  • Team building
  • Pedal karts
  • ''Bungee Run + other inflatables
  • Geocaching
  • Laser guns
  • Circus skills
  • Push ball
  • Assault course
  • ''Traversing wall
  • Mini Crossbows
  • Cork Guns
  • Rickshaws
  • Trampolines
  • Caving simulator
  • Splash pool
  • ''Pond dipping
  • Cinema
  • Pioneering
  • Bridge Building
  • Orienteering
  • various Quiz Sheets/trails
  • ''Tug of war
  • Giant Games
  • Volleyball
  • Uni hoc

Local attractions

  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Adventure Island
  • Astronomy Centre
  • Beaches
  • Boat trips
  • Bowling
  • H M Coastguard Station
  • Kids Kingdom
  • Never Never Land
  • Priory Park Museum
  • Sea Life Centre
  • Marine Activity Centre - Canoeing / Sailing
  • Southend Pier & Museum
  • Planetarium
  • Sports Centre & Swimming Pool
  • Colchester Zoo & Wildlife Park
  • Hockley Woods
  • Laser Quest
  • Maldon Thames Barge Centre
  • Old Leigh Fishing village
  • Thorndon Countryside Centre
  • Tilbury Fort and Docks
  • Wat Tyler Country Park
  • Easy Access London - Station 20 mins walk

Camping

Site available for Camping
All Year
Maximum number of campers
1000
Price range
£2.00 - £3.00
Deposit required
Yes
Suitable for County camps
Yes
Suitable for District camps
Yes
Suitable for Patrol camps
Yes
Suitable for "Backwoods" camps
Yes

Indoor

Building available
All Year
Number of buildings
6
Maximum number of residents
216
Price range
£4.00 - £0.00
Deposit required
Yes
Beds provided
216
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
Hockley
Coach station
Southend
Airport
Stansted
Sea/river port
Harwich
Tourist information
Southend Tel: 01702 215120 http://www.southend.gov.uk/
Brochure available from warden
Yes

Additional notes

The Providore, Sweet and Souvenir and scout uniform Shop are open daily during the school holidays and at weekends. Campfire is held every Thursday and Saturday during the summer holidays additional evening events are also held in the summer holiday. Open all year round with special events including WINTER CAMP, BEAVER SLEEPOVER, SUMMER ACTIVITY WEEK, BADGE COURSES, WINTER DISCOUNTS IN BUILDINGS 2 NIGHTS FOR ONE during Jan/Feb.''''Discounted tickets available for Adventure Island and Sea Life Centre for groups of 10 or more''''Fully catered and full programme residential packages, activity days available.

Last modified: 26th September 2012

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