Sussex 2012

Camp 2012 began on a warm summers day, with the sun rising gloriously from behind the idyllic silhouetted copse. not really this is an image from the third morning, but lets imagine it did.

Camp really began with the story of  The Lorry! After awaking at silly o’clock the advance party arrived at the field raring to go, however there was a cruel twist of fate when the lorry immediately sank up to it’s axles in mud….. 6 hours later the advance party was ready to begin.

Clive supervises digging out the lorry

Camp began properly on the Saturday with two mini buses filled with campers full of enthusiasm and a Clive. The first activity, putting up tents during which we saw a very rare sight, Clive working! a long while later, but before bedtime, camp had been fully constructed.

Camp Olympics was high on the agenda, this year a number of original events had been thought up and these included water sliding, ring throwing, team sack races and the officers personal favourite; toe water drinking.

Young people water sliding

Dennis enjoying some toe water

The night walk as always was the highlight of camp. This year the theme, in tune with the theme of camp, was British bands. Tasks during the night walk included coming up with a band name, creating and performing a rendition of ‘twinkle twinkle’ in a band specific genre, competing a dance off and signing with an agent.

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Spot the officer this year was a special one with some of the officers going out there way to look particularly silly. Among the officers was a Tinky Winky, a pirate and a man dressed in a bin bag. Due to these outlandish costumes all the officers were spotted.

Some weirdos in Sussex

Camp concert this year was hosted by the funny, handsome and overall spectacular Amahleke Reid and included a number of talented acts as usual. The concert also included some competition between the girls and boys, with the girls doing a rendition of ‘Wannabe’ by the Spice Girls and the boys doing a rendition ‘You should let me love you’ by Mario and these were just two performances within an amazing line up.

Girls Performing 'Wannabe'

Boys performing 'You should let me love you'

Camp Concert ended with the prize giving being rained out which is slowly becoming a camp tradition. This year’s award winners were as follows:

C.O’s award: Ruth Roberts
Top girl: Cassandra Dexter
Top boy: Amazigh Laoudi

With this years camp over all to soon everyone left with happy memories, looking forward to Camp 2013.

Thanks to Tim, Matt C, and Amma for the photos.

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