GSM/Mobile Phone (prior to camp) 00 44 7785 292 657 (due to limited signal this may not work at camp).
GSM/Mobile Phone (during camp) 00 44 7946 415 050 (this is on a different network to the camp director’s usual cell phone and will work at camp).
Just a note that Nick is a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. He is a trained Camp Director but not a BSA employee and at times travels extensively with his job.
Baden-Powell High Adventure Camp (BPHAC) is a traditional Scout camp with a difference - it offers a combination of an excellent merit badge program and a fully-fledged high adventure program. In addition, it offers an extensive first year camper program, known as ACE (Accelerated Camping Experience).
BPHAC is a patrol cooking camp, allowing Scouts to improve and hone their outdoor skills while at camp. Meals are prepared by patrols using food issued from a central commissary. Troops need to bring their own tents, cooking gear, and sleeping gear. Ground fires are not permitted but altar fires are provided in each campsite. Troops may use stoves. For troops traveling from outside of the UK, we do have patrol kits that can be issued on a first come, first served basis, for a $100 deposit and we can also obtain propane and Coleman fuel. Campsites are generally in an open location with an altar fire and nearby water point. There is also a supermarket within two miles of the camp, which can be used to supplement the onsite trading post and providor.
We offer a complete program for the newest to most experienced Scout. We have an excellent First Year Camper Program to teach basic skills needed for advancement. Our merit badge program offers 26 merit badges. Our special programs include the renowned Silver Spoon Contest, Raft Race and Cobbler Cook-Off. Our aquatics offering includes canoeing, kayaking and white water rafting. And we offer climbing in the challenging cliffs of the nearby Peak District National Park.
Baden-Powell High Adventure Camp is ideal for Venture Crews. Our facilities are designed to be co-ed as we use a British Camping facility. The High Adventure program would provide a good base for weekly activities. There are also challenging hikes in the nearby Yorkshire Dales, if you are prepared for that type of adventure.
Check In begins at 1300 hours (1 p.m.) on SATURDAY.
Check Out is from 0700 until 1000 hours on FRIDAY.
High Adventure Program
As noted in the Transatlantic Guide to Summer Camp: high adventure program fees are not included in the basic price for camp, and vary according to the selection. Full prices for the high adventure program are in the Leader's Guide for Baden-Powell High Adventure Camp.
A number of our high adventure programs are provided by a licensed high adventure contractor who we have to book a number of weeks in advance. We therefore have limited availability on these programs and we encourage troops to make high adventure reservations as early as possible (and by June 3rd at the latest). High adventure fees are priced in British Pounds so that we do not have to predict the exchange rate and build in a cushion. Fees will be collected at camp registration on Saturday (units can pay in pounds, in dollars at the camp's exchange rate, by check or by Visa/Mastercard). The camp also offers a week long High Adventure Crew Option (either full day or half-days) where Scouts take part in high adventure activities all week long, but still camp and eat meals with their unit.
Our current plan is for the week-long crew program to include the following activities:
On-Site Climbing & Bouldering Wall
The minimum age is 14 (as of the first day of camp) for the High Adventure Crew Option and the cost is $490 for the full day program and $400 for the half-day program (this is inclusive of the standard camp fee and not in addition to it). We believe that this program will provide Troops with an excellent retention tool for older Scouts/Venturers, and for the Scouts/Venturers themselves it will provide an opportunity to do some "older Scout" only opportunities.