County Explorer Camp 2024
After the success of the first Ferny Fest County Explorer Camp which took place in 2022, we are excited to launch the dates for 2024. This event is only open to Explorer Groups within Hampshire Scouts.
There shall be a wide range of activities which shall be open on a queue and do basis. These will range from Climb, Quick Jump to Adventure Course and Bushcraft to name but a few.
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February 2024
Event now Fully Booked
The event will take place on Friday 23rd February - Sunday 25th February 2024 and shall run between 4:00pm on the Friday - 3:00pm on the Sunday.
The cost shall be £50 per Explorer and £7 per Leader attending. This event is only open to Explorer Groups within Hampshire Scouts.
Each participant and leader booked onto the event, shall receive a special Ferny Fest Explorer Camp badge.
There will a range of activities for your group to partake in and experience throughout the weekend. We shall have a range of our onsite activities running including Climbing, Quick Jump, Leap of Faith, Archery, Rifle Shooting to Crazy Golf, Adventure Course, Go Karts and Bushcraft to name but a few.
There shall also be a variety of different activities that do not normally take place on site throughout the year, such as a selection of Inflatables Games, Fair Ground Games and an Arcade Area.
There shall also be evening activities taking place during the camp. Friday night will consist of movies and Live Bands performing for you. Saturday night will consist of a Disco and a Campfire.
Friday - Groups can start to arrive to site from 4:00pm to start setting up camp, followed by an opening ceremony at 8:00pm. Movies and Live bands shall then start at 8:30pm. Please note that groups within the same district shall be camped together.
Saturday - Daytime activities shall start at 9:30am and will finish at 4:30pm. There shall then be a dinner break and free time until 7:30pm. Evening activities of a Disco and Campfire will then start at 7:30pm.
Sunday - Daytime activities will start ay 9:30am and finish at 12:30pm. There shall then be a closing ceremony between 1:30 - 2:00pm, with departure from camp between 2:00 - 3:00pm.
Food and Refreshments
Groups shall have to self-cater during the camp. Any food deliveries can take place from 4:00pm on the Friday. Please ensure that a member of your group is onsite to meet the drivers and that group names are included on the booking details for these.
terms and conditions
Ferny Crofts have implemented a few terms and conditions for the event:
·Bookings must only be made by one main group leader for the whole group and not by individual parents/participants.
Participants have to have attendance booked in advance and cannot just turn up on the day, due to the programme layout and staffing having to be confirmed before the event starts.
This event is open to all Explorer Groups within Hampshire Scouts.
Booking are made through our online portal with full payment being due at the time of booking being made.
Refunds cannot be issued once a booking has been confirmed.
Specific event details shall be sent to the Lead Contact on the booking a few weeks before the event takes place.
All participants of the event must respect and adhere to the instructions and directions given by the event organisers.
Groups must make appropriate arrangements to travel. There is limited parking at Ferny Crofts, so we encourage all groups to car share as much as possible.
Groups understand that both photographic and video footage will be taken during the evening and shall be used by Ferny Crofts and Hampshire Scouts on social media, websites and future advertising materials such as leaflets and posters.
Due to the high number of vehicles expected to arrive to site, please be advised that the car park will be very busy and queues will be highly likely whilst our volunteers/staff get vehicles parked. We recommend car sharing as much as possible to help reduce the volume of cars on site.