Main Events

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 some of the main events:

Advance Party: 27 Dec 2022 (10:00)

Boys Arrive: 28 Dec 2022 (10:00)

Meet at the St Thomas’ Church parking lot outside Bishops (Campground Road, Rondebosch) at 7am if you require a lift to camp.

The Epic Pirate Battle: 30 Dec 2022

Arrrrrr me maties! Bring your wacky hat and water pistol; it’s gonna be chaos out there!

Rocklands Champagne Breakfast: x Dec 2022 (leaving 07:00 normal time from Vogelgat Base Camp)

Commie will be leading a 6am full-frontal charge up Rocklands for a sumptuous Champagne breakfast near the summit (juices for boys).

Sports Day: Sunday 1 Jan 2023

Eucharist is held early on Sunday morning (08:00), when most of the campers head off for beach games. Parents are welcome to join the camp for tent inspection at 10:30 followed by the Family Service, at 11:00. Thereafter all visitors are invited to an American-style hotdog and ice-cream feast at 12:30, 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 14:00. 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 16:00.

Dangerpoint: Tuesday 3 January 2023, 04:00–22:00

Low tide on 3 Jan 2023 in Hermanus: 07:11 and 19:45
This blister-making, cramp-inducing hike is the Camp’s toughest expedition. Only older boys who have proven their fitness on earlier hikes will be allowed to join. Tough girls welcome.

Two-day: 5 & 6 January 2023

Weather forecast: precipitation.
Backstreeters, get your creativity flowing for the clues!

Camp Concert: Saturday 7 Jan 2023

After a supper in the marquee, the Circle tents and other bands of daring actors will present their drama or music. And of course, ‘Shaka’ will pay a royal visit!

Strike Camp: Sunday 8 Jan 2023

Leave at 12:00.