Each year we aim to offer our Year 7 Students the opportunity to take part in a Year 7 Camp.

Our next Camp is from Tuesday 6th - Friday 9th June 2023 and is being hosted by The Bushcraft Company at their Boughton Woods site near Kettering. The Bushcraft Company has an excellent website that can be viewed at: https://thebushcraftcompany.com/locations/

Whilst on camp the students will get to undertake a whole range of activities, which in the past has included, first aid, Building and sleeping in shelters, Archery, Axe throwing, Wood carving (whittling), Camouflage, Cooking on open fires and much much more.

One of the benefits to the students is clear, we notice a boost in confidence, independence and resilience ahead of students’ future endeavours. They also get to spend time with friends, make new friends and strengthen existing relationships.  

The details are as follows:

Date:    Tuesday 6th June - Friday 9th June 2023

Where: Bushcraft Company - Boughton Woods site, near Kettering

Cost:      £276.73

Transportation: Coach, leaving School on Tuesday morning and arriving back at School at approximately 4.30pm on Friday afternoon.

Kit List


Medical Kits

If you child has any medicine they need to take with them, please can this be dropped at reception on Monday 5th June between 3:30- 5:30pm?

Camping Arrangements

Students will be staying in single-sex tents of approximately ten people. Nearer the time, students will be arranged into 'tribes' and several tent groups. Each group will be considered carefully and organised so that students have the best possible experience.

Mobile Phones

There are no charging facilities on site, and mobile phones/handheld gaming devices are not permitted at School Camp. This is to ensure all students enjoy the experience fully and without the distraction a phone inevitably brings. If your child needs to contact home for whatever reason we will be happy to assist them in doing so.

Valuable Items

Tents provide little security and we cannot guarantee the safety of valuable items, so please discourage your child from bringing any. Students do not need to bring money as there are no shops on site.

Contacting Students whilst at Camp

If you wish to contact the Camp during normal school hours, please contact the School who will notify us on your behalf. During out of school hours, please contact the Bushcraft Company on 0333 2000612. Daily Tweets and Facebook updates will keep you informed on our adventures.

Forms and Information Required

An Evolve consent form will be sent to you once your first payment has been made. Please keep checking your junk mail folder for emails from Evolve as they do sometimes end up there.


The cost of this year's Camp is £276.73 To secure a place on this highly popular trip, a non-refundable deposit of £76.73 is required by 31st January 2023, followed by two further instalments of £100.00 one by 28th February 2023 and the final payment by 31st March 2023. Our preferred method of payment is using the online payment SQuid system. There may be financial assistance available for Pupil Premium pupils for school trips but individual enquiries to the school should be made regarding this assistance. Please contact the school office on 0118 935 3353 or alternatively, finance@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk who will pass on your enquiry to Mr Staton, Assistant Headteacher who manages Pupil Premium funding. Whether you are paying in instalments or a one-off payment, the full amount must be paid by 31st March 2023.

Parents Information Meeting recording

If you were unable to join our parents information evening, here is a link to its recording.

Should you have any further questions regarding School Camp please do not hesitate to contact us on 0118 935 3353, or via the email addresses below.

We hope your child will take the opportunity to be part of this unique experience.

Kind regards,

Miss J Bishop, Trip Leader JBishop@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk

Dr N Harris, Assistant Trip Leader nharris@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk

Mr A Whearity, Head of Year 7 awhearity@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk


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