An update by Jenny Thompson of Bradley Stoke Woodcraft.
Spring camp this year was made all the more special as it was the first time we’ve been able to use our new tents, which we were able to buy with the grant from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme earlier in the year.
It didn’t take long before all our tents were up and we settled in to fun packed weekend. With such a warm weekend water games proved particularly popular, as were the giant bubbles. Sunday saw the whole camp head into the shade of the woodland for a code breaking challenge, once all the teams had completed their individual tasks they came together to solve the final piece of the puzzle and unlock the mystery box with a camp badge for everyone.
Cooler evenings were spent round the fire, singing, playing and of course toasting marshmallows. Our older groups set off on a bat walk round the lake, and were not disappointed as they got to watch the bats come out and feed.
For many, the most memorable part of camp was Sunday morning as two hot air balloons came over the camp and landed in the field just behind the tents. It’s not everyday you get to watch hot air balloons land while eating your cornflakes!
Bradley Stoke Woodcraft is open to children aged 6 to 12 and we meet every Wednesday during term time. If you would like to find out more about the group, have a look at our blog bradleystokewoodcraft.blogspot.co.uk or find us on Facebook.
This article originally appeared in the June 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 22). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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