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The St John Bosco Centre provides an opportunity for children to have an exciting, activity-packed camping holiday in the Essex countryside setting.

The site is set in over forty acres of Essex countryside and is owned and maintained by SVP volunteers. Children live in tents, in groups of seven or eight and the entire week is taken up with a full programme of planned and supervised activities. 

Application for Camp 2017 

Thank you for visiting our website. Applications for spaces at camp 2017 will be opening around Easter.  

Boys camp Week 1 (Ages 8 – 13)

22 July – 29 July

Boys camp Week 2 (Ages 8 – 13)

29 July – 5 August

Girls Camp (Ages 9 – 12)

5 August – 12 August




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Please show your interest in the camp by either completing our online application form or by filling out our paper application.


Help us give 450 children a holiday they will never forget. Whatever your character and strengths, the camp needs you!


We rely heavily on donations to run our camps. Please support us by making a donation and help us continue to provide all children with holiday opportunities.