Centenary Camp – France

Sunday 26th to Friday 31st of July 2015

This camp has it’s own page which was created on our return, it can be found here

One of the main events of the year for the current members is a camp at the Opal Coast Adventure site which is in the town of Ardres in Northern France, near Calais.

Each day we will be doing a number of activities which include things like canoeing, paddle boarding, raft building and fencing.

A full list of the activities as well as a sample menu and loads more information about the site can be found on Acorn Adventure’s website linked at the bottom of this page.

Battlefield Tour

The reason for choosing a camp site in France rather than a UK site is so we can mark both our centenary, and the centenary of the First World War, by visiting the war grave of one of our founding leaders, Fredrick Greenacre, in the British Military Cemetary at Savy.

On one of the days in France we will be getting a tour of the battlefield where he was taken prisoner and learning about the events leading up to that, followed by a visit to his war grave and then rounding off the day by taking part in the Last Post ceremony at the Menin gate.

Who can go

The camp was opened up to all members of the Group AND their families