Church Camp

Our Church camp was held every August Bank Holiday weekend from the early 1950's until 2014. The camp site was at Bicknacre, near Danbury in Essex.

Church camp appealed to all ages. There was plenty to do, even if it was just relaxing or talking with friends. It proved so popular at times that friends who had moved away often made the journey back to join us for the few days together. Campers were either under canvas or in caravans. Some preferred to visit on a daily basis whilst enjoying their home comforts in between!

Preparing and eating food was done on a communal basis which proved a good way to get to know new faces. Activities in previous years included walks, swimming in a local pool, a 'treasure hunt' in the next door wood, exploring the countryside, a campfire, organised and spontaneous outdoor and indoor games, a beetle drive, quiz and fish and chip supper.

On Sunday mornings we would descend en masse to the local Congregational Church where we were always made welcome. Well, after so many years they got used to us! On Sunday evening we invited them and other friends to join us for a service in our marquee with singing led by the music group. The camp ended on the Monday lunchtime when all returned home for a bath!

Check out this selection of photos taken at previous Church Camps.