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 4th - Friday 7th June 2024 and is being hosted by The Bushcraft Company who have 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: 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 4th June - Friday 6th June 2024

Where: Bushcraft Company - Badminton Woods, Gloucestershire

Cost:      £TBC

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

Parents' Meeting

Year 7 Bushcraft Parent Meeting - Thursday, 16 May · 4:30 – 5:30pm

Google Meet joining info - Video call link: https://meet.google.com/nyc-zrop-xiy

During this meeting you will have the opportunity to learn more about what students can expect whilst on camp, and ask any questions you may have. This meeting will be recorded should you be unable to attend. 

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 3rd 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.


Information on cost will follow shortly.

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 25th March 2024.

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 Bungay, Trip Leader jbungay@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk

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

Mr J Williams, Head of Year 7 jwilliams@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk


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