School Summer Camp – July 2022
Traditionally towards the end of the Summer Term we offer a camping experience with outdoor activities to our year 7 students, due to the pandemic we are offering this trip to year 7 and year 8 students. This has been a great trip over the last 30 years creating wonderful memories and friendships. The location of the 2-night camp is Gwaenynog, Dolanog, Welshpool, Powys and it will run as 4 rotations of students on the following dates:
Sunday 10th July – Tuesday 12th July (year 7 dates)
Tuesday 12th July – Thursday 14th July (year 7 dates)
Thursday 14th July – Saturday 16th July (year 8 dates)
Saturday 16th July – Monday 18th July (year 8 dates)
There are a limited number of places on this trip and therefore we are asking you to complete the Camp Interest Form by 26th November 2021
Names will then be selected at random and a place acceptance letter will be sent home. For those who have not been successful you will be placed on a waiting list and if and when a place becomes available we will contact you. The dates of your rotation will be decided once the application deadline has passed. There are 100 places per rotation and we will ensure that tutor groups are placed together to give the opportunity for form tutors, Year Officers and Heads of Year to attend along with the pupils in their Year / tutor group.
The camp and activities are run by an Outdoor adventure company called ‘MAP Adventures’ they are staffed by experienced instructors and supported by staff from Great Sankey High School.
During the 2 days at camp each child will experience: Rock climbing, Raft Building, Kayaking, Abseiling, Adventure Trekking and Camp Craft Skills.
This is a fantastic opportunity but as the visit is not a compulsory part of the curriculum the school is only able to finance the trip with voluntary contributions from parents. For those students not taking part in the trip, provision will be made in school and a normal school timetable will be upheld. The contribution is £160 per student and includes transport to and from Gwaenynog, accommodation, all activities and food.
If your child is successful in gaining a place more information about how to pay and when to pay will be sent to you directly.
Mrs Julie Binks
Links to form and letter are below: