Monday, 21 May 2012

Spring camp 2012

Well we're back from camp, though even after a night in a real bed I think some of us are still catching up on missed sleep!

When we got to the camp-site it was raining, the advance party had already arrived and put up some shelter and were busy working on the kitchen tent. Once the children arrived we started getting their tents up. Putting up a tent you have never seen, in the rain is not the best way to start the camp!. Fortunately after heavy rain overnight Saturday and Sunday were both dry.

Queuing up for Breakfast on Saturday Morning

Mmm eggy bread and beans

Our walk out the the geo cache, where we left Timmy to start his own adventure
And having a rest along the way
After lunch we had some craft actvities, paper marbling and making our own juggling balls

Of course if you m make juggling balls you have to try them out
 There was also bushcraft, everyone paid attention to the safety talk

Before settling down to work

Saturday night was rounded off with a campfire and a chance to make a campfire toffee apple and learn a few songs.
Sunday morning everyone had a chance to make a camp badge, to add to their badge hangers and remind them of them camp. There there was time for a quick game of capture the flag before we had to take the tents down and say goodbye to everyone.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Off to camp with Timmy

It's an an exciting weekend for our group with several of us off to Spring Camp. We're heading out to the Forest of Dean on Friday evening for 2 nights away, sleeping in tents and meeting people from other groups in Bristol. Some of us have been to camp before while for others this will be a new experience.

There are plans for lots of time outdoors exploring the area, crafts, games, bushcraft and or course no camp would be complete without a campfire. The weather over the last couple of weeks has not been ideal for camping but with our waterproofs on we're not going to let a bit of rain stop us.

We've got a new member of the group coming along with us, meet Timmy

Timmy won't be coming back with us though, he's a travel bug. On Saturday morning we're hunting a local geo cache. We'll put Timmy in the geo chace with a message form Woodcraft, then we're relying on other geo cahes to help Timmy travel, they can take him and move him to a new geo chace. We'll be able to follow his progress so watch out for updates of where he's been.

The rest of us will be coming back, hopefully happy and probably tired and with photos of the weekend.