Latest Updates

12 Jun 2017

Some activities will require specific clothing, please ensure your kit list includes long sleeve tops trousers
(for water activities) swimming costume, old t-shirt, towel, old trainers or beach shoes
Blacksmithing (over 14’s only)  – long trousers and long sleeve top (preferably cotton, NO NYLON), hiking boots / stout shoes
Segway activity will have a weight restriction, please obtain the weight of your young people so when asked they can conform & not be disappointed when turned away. Confirmation of the weight will be notified soon.
Please note all activities are subject to availability and …

11 Jun 2017

West Sussex Leaders Site visit to Ardingly Showground on Thursday 22nd June. Meet 1930hrs in the Robins building finished by 2100hrs. Have an overview of your Sub Camp location, collect your ordered camp free t-shirts to take away for your group ( subject to having got your order in by the deadline), familiarise yourself with the site

11 Jun 2017

We have been asked the question regarding Adult Camp Health forms. It is requested that adults complete the same form as participants that can be found on the website. This will assist the medical teams if they need treatment. It can be placed, if they wish, in a sealed envelope with their WS2017 sub camp & ID number on. You will only need to two copies (original +1)

28 May 2017

We would encourage & expect all Leaders, Staff to read the WS2017 Young Person Safeguarding Policy & know what you should do if approached by a young person with a concern. Please make sure all your adults read this.
Please click here for WS2017 Young Persons Safeguarding Policy for Leaders

24 May 2017

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the tragic events in Manchester & London.
We would like to reassure all Leaders, Participants, Parents & Staff that as WS2017 Camp Chiefs we are reviewing the safety, security & emergency plans relating to WS2017 in light of recent events & the raised threat level. We are confident that there are no concerns relating to WS2017 as an event & all the original plans will still continue to ensure that WS2017 is a memorable event for all  members of Scouting & Guiding.
Should anybody have any concerns …

21 May 2017

A RISK ASSESSMENT IS REQUIRED for EVERY camp gateway along with a basic sketch.
If the gateway has moving parts then this must be included in the initial design which is submitted to the sub camps along with a drawing/sketch
The initial sketch & risk assessment is to be with your Sub Camp Team by Saturday 15th July at the latest.
Then the initial risk assessment must be updated on completion, because things may change.
No risk assessment and sketch = no gate

Ardingly DOES NOT allow digging of holes for any reason.
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21 May 2017

Click here for WS2017 Camp Badges & Layout
Everyone camping at WS will receive the WS 2017 camp badge and the badge of their own sub-camp or team included in the price they have paid to come to the event.
There are 9 badges in all including the main WS 2017 badge. You can pre-order a complete set of 9 OR the other 7 to make up a set.
All orders will be available ready for you to collect them at camp from your Sub Camp or Team HQ
Order form can be found under …

21 May 2017

WS2017 HEALTH & ACTIVITY PERMISSION FORM click here
Occasional Helpers Booking Form WS2017 click here
Refund application WS2017 click here

18 May 2017

Thank you for all those who turned up tonight at the WS2017 West Sussex Leaders meeting. Hope you found it useful.
Just wanted to clear up a miscommunication that we found out afterwards. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUILD BOX CARTS. This activity will be run differently this time & WS2017 WILL SUPPLY THEM FOR USE IN THIS ACTIVITY. This means that they DO NOT NEED TO BE BROUGHT TO CAMP.
Many thanks see you on Thursday 22nd June 1930hrs

28 Mar 2017

Check out details under the “All Sections Day” tab for more details & the booking form