Over the weekend of January 6th – 8th 2017, 17th Tynemouth Scouts braved the weather and went camping at Hawkhirst, Kielder for the annual Wintercamp.

Our Scouts’ view of Wintercamp

Here’s what they had to say about the adventure:

We started by setting up the stuff in the tents then drinking hot chocolate. The next day we went on the bumper cars and the miami ride. We had an amazing time. We waited in a long line to get onto the zipwire but it was worth it. The food was nice. At night we had a campfire.

On the first night we put our bags in the tents and then went for a wander around the site. We returned to the camp and had a choice of soup, hot chocolate and donuts. The next day we explored around our site before breakfast. We did lots of different activities and in the evening played a wide game and then had a campfire. On the Sunday we had the chance to do even more great activities.

I thought that camp was really good. I loved the miami ride and the zip wire the most. Every morning the breakfast was really nice. I found some friends from another scout group and enjoyed the hot chocolate from the snack bar. I bought a wintercamp hoodie and it was absolutely massive! At night it wasn’t too cold. Overall camp was really good and I would go again!

As you can see from these accounts of the camp, our Scouts definitely had a great time.

Loads to do…

There was a wide range of activities available to try, and our group certainly made the most of it. Here’s a list of some of the things they got up to over the weekend:

  • 500m Zipwire through the forest
  • Freefall bag drop
  • Bushcraft/wild cooking
  • Miami, dodgems and a simulator ride
  • Archery
  • Tomahawk throwing
  • Cave bus (caving simulator)
  • 4-wheel drive off-road adventure
  • Tank driving
  • Crafts, including making our own leather woggles
  • Huge wide game with around 150 people
  • Quad biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Disco
  • Fire lighting
  • Abseiling

Find out more…

Photos from the weekend can be found on our Gallery.

You can also find out more about Wintercamp on the official site: www.wintercamp.org.uk

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