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Wyre Forest Scouts

Cub Scouts International Camp 2020
07/09/2018 By Rachel Setchell

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Dear Parent/Guardian

We are planning to take Kidderminster District Cub Scouts on a residential trip to Acorn Adventure’ centre in Normandy, Northern France on the following dates Monday 25th May – Saturday 30th May 2020. We have used this company before and been to France on previous occasions where all participants had a fantastic time.

Children must be invested into cubs or due to be invested during our week away.

We have used acorn adventure for 4 previous trips all have been a great success with the children taking part in lots of different activities.

This time we have added an extra night and the site is near the beach. It also includes two days trips, one of which will be to Mont St Michel. We have our own coach which stays with us all the time, we travel on P & O ferries. We stay in a tented village which is already set up and cubs have beds in their tents. The team run evening events and games as well as the activities during the day so children are kept entertained

Acorn is the leading independent school travel specialist and has been operating for over 28 years. They offer unique learning outside the classroom opportunities which are effectively combined with true adventure, real outdoors and fantastic activities.

The Acorn experience stretches far beyond the academic, raising self-confidence, motivation and self-esteem. Acorn has an exemplary safety management system and were the first school travel specialist to be awarded the Learning outside the Classroom Badge. They are accredited by AALA, ABTA, ATOL, BCU, RYA, STF, ROSPA and IOL are a reliable, reputable and safe organisation.

The total cost of the trip will be £380 per person, which includes full board accommodation, our own coach for the week and ferry travel, equipment and instruction. All activities and two day trips and insurance. Camp Necker and camp polo shirt

Payments required as follows: non-refundable deposit of £50 due with booking form (first booked basis –50 places available) preferably before 31st October 2018 Acorn then ask for a second deposit by 15th March 2019 and the final balance by 12th March 2020. But we will be working out a monthly payment plan for those who would prefer. Payment can be made direct into our account.

Cubs will need their own passport and EHIC card to attend this trip

If you would like your son/daughter/ward to take part, please complete and return the tear-off slip below and return it to me with a cheque for £50.

Please make cheques payable to Kidderminster District Cubs Please note we can only take a minimum of 35 children – maximum of 50 children who will attend with 10 leaders so ratios will be covered.

Although your child may well be a beaver at the moment, and it may sound quite daunting to you, remember the children will be in Cubs and at least a year and a half older by then, we do have children attending who don’t know any others on arrival but they know everyone when they get home! We also run two events before we go so all the children get to know each other and the leaders. The leaders will be from packs across the district. Parents are able to contact us during the week and cubs allowed to call home ( if they have time). We run a closed FB page where we try and keep you updated with the days events. We will also hold two parents meetings to share further information with you but please contact me if you have any questions

Yours sincerely Rachel  Rachel Setchell (Assistant District Commissioner (Cub Scouts) Kidderminster & District 07899950194 rachel.adccs@kdscouts.org.uk ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Cub scouts name…………………………………………………………….Pack …………………………. I hereby give my permission for my son/daughter/ward to attend the Acorn residential trip between Monday 25th May – Saturday 30th May 2020 I confirm I am willing to pay the total cost of (380) for the trip and enclose (50) Parents/Guardian’s signature………………………………………… Printed Name………………………………………………………………… Date………………………………………………………………… https://www.acornadventure.co.uk/adventure-camps/france/normandy-adventure-northern-france Our well-established, exclusive seaside adventure centre is just 600 metres from Hauteville-sur-Mer plage, a beautiful 3km sandy beach. This peaceful and authentic French town offers you a safe & relaxed environment from which to enjoy an excellent residential, rich in adventure & culture. Our activity centre in Hauteville has been popular for over three decades, with many schools returning year after year. Choose from a 5 or 6 night programme that includes exciting activities from rock climbing to kayaking as well as Normandy’s most popular visits including Mont st Michel, Arromanches 360 Cinema, Bayeux Tapestry and local Goats Cheese Farm. Here you will benefit from your own private Acorn village, with exclusive dining marquee. With standing height tents offering comfortable beds, hard flooring and a few extra comforts for teachers, this feels more like glamping than camping! And with only two groups on the centre at any one time, our small & friendly centre offers you a more personal experience

 
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