The 43rd Adventure Camp took place from the 26 - 30 August 2016 at the Sir John Lowther County Scout Activity Centre near Kettering. 26 young people, 2 trainee staff, 7 crèche children and about 20 staff attended.
The theme was John Wycliffe. Through his leadership the Bible was translated into English in the 14th century. On Saturday the young people visited St Mary’s church in Lutterworth where John Wycliffe was rector from 1374 to 1384. On Saturday the young people also visited Gideons International; one of the reasons the Gideons decided to make their UK headquarters in Lutterworth was because of John Wycliffe. At the conclusion of Adventure Camp each young person received a Ladybird book entitled The History of our Bible as it has a John Wycliffe section. (The group photograph was taken on the steps of the John Wycliffe Memorial in Lutterworth.)
On Sunday the young people had an enjoyable time at Wicksteed Park. It has 147 acres of beautiful, rolling parkland, 30 exciting rides and activities and Europe’s longest zipwire!
Day activities included: Archery, Bouldering Wall, Campcraft, Christian Living, Drums, Fitness, Leatherwork, Obstacle Course, Orienteering, Pedalkarts, Swimming, Tower Climbing and Tunnel. Evening activities included: Balloons Challenge, Bedtime Stories, Camp Fire, Celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday, Messy Games, Newspaper Towers, Olympic Games, Quizzes, Team Building, Team Monopoly and a Video of the 2015 Adventure Camp.
It is planned that Adventure Camp 2017 will again be held at the Sir John Lowther Centre, Kettering, the theme will be John Newton. The dates for Adventure Camp 2017 are Friday 25th of August to Tuesday 29th of August.