Campers and volunteers sleep in 12-man canvas tents which have stood the test of time and are checked regularly to ensure they are fit for purpose. These are surprisingly cosy and provide excellent shelter. We have 3 main marquees; one for the kitchen which is manned by volunteer staff, one for the mess tent where we eat and serve food, and one for the canteen where we have a tuck shop, where we host afternoon activities and well as a singsong show at night time. There is a bathroom block with hot showers and toilets cubicles/urinals depending on which side you enter, and sinks. These are cleaned and maintained by volunteer staff. We also have a new bunkhouse, which is wheelchair accessible and works as an office for summer staff. It has two bedrooms with bunk beds for when campers or staff are feeling unwell, need some time to themselves or to have private conversations.
The majority of camp takes place under canvas, in marquees, and we don’t have mains electricity. So, no – no WiFi! We have a landline for emergencies and volunteer staff who will always be there if you need to speak to someone. We also have a generator which can be used to charge electronics although we would encourage campers not to bring anything expensive or valuable in case it breaks or gets lost.
The SSC is a registered charity and we aim to make sure that every person who wants to come to camp, can! If you are concerned about being able to afford to send your child to camp, get in touch with our administrator, Lynn. We ave options for everyone, including our Assisted Places Fund which can partly or fully fund a place at camp. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 555 6123 and leave a voicemail message. Any questions about payment should be directed to Lynn. She works part time so you may have to hang tight for a few days but she will get back to you and sort something out which works for you.
At The SSC, we are inclusive to a range of different needs and abilities. Please contact us with any specifications or questions that you might have and we can chat about what kind of support is available. We will always try our best to facilitate your child.
We cater for all dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, halal, gluten free, dairy free and more. If your child has complex dietary requirements, please contact us so we can talk about how best to cater for them.
The majority of our volunteers came to camp as young people and loved it so much they came back as youth workers. Some have been coming for over 30 years! All of our volunteers are PVG checked and trained in Child Protection. On top of that we have lifeguards, first aiders and volunteers who are specifically in charge of making sure every camper is having a great time!
We have dedicated staff members whose main focus is ensuring all campers are happy and having a good time. We know that this environment is not for everyone and can be challenging for different reasons. We try to help immerse children in activities and making friends before broaching the topic of calling or going home. Usually campers are so busy having a great time they soon feel better and often end up extending their stay. We have campers of all ages who have been coming to The SSC for many years, they are always a great support to new campers, and willing to show them the ropes.
We would love for you to become a volunteer with The SSC! All you need to do is email email@example.com and we will send you a PVG form as well as some information for first time staff. We will then get in touch and ask for some additional details and take it from there!