Our Camp is one of the oldest, continuously-running youth groups in the world. Only about 8 USA summer camps are older than us, we’re a year younger than the UK Scout Movement and started at the same time as the SA Scouts. In 2008 we celebrated our 100th anniversary with campers returning from all over the world.
We are always excited to have old campers return to join us for a few nights, or for a favourite expedition. Their memories and stories of adventures had on the camp in their time support the traditions of camp and are always welcome.
Here are the dates of some of this year’s special events:
This blister making, cramp inducing hike is the camps toughest expedition. Only older boys who have proven their fitness on earlier hikes will be allowed to join
The Epic Pirate Battles
Arrrrrr me maties! Bring your wacky hat and water pistol, it’s gonna be chaos out there!!! The battles traditionally take place on the Friday before Family Day
Rocklands Champagne Breakfast
Adjie or Commie will be leading a 6am full-frontal charge up Rocklands for a sumptuous Champagne breakfast near the summit (juices for boys). Weather dependent! Rocklands traditionally takes place on the Saturday before Family Day
Eucharist is held early on Sunday morning, when most of the campers head off for beach games. Parents are welcome to join the camp for tent inspection at 10h30 followed by the Family Service. Thereafter all visitors are invited to an American-style hotdog and ice-cream feast, though they are also welcome to bring their own picnics and relax on the lawn.
Lunch will be followed by the Sports events starting promptly at 14h00. These will include the hotly contested Sisters Tug-of-War, Fathers & Sons Canoe Races and of course the Land and Water race for the boys. Visitors’ Day and Family Weekend closes after tea at 16h00.