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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. Activities include football, cricket, netball, supervised swimming, climbing, archery (instructor led), mountain biking, fishing, art and crafts, table tennis, basketball, chess, draughts and many other games.

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Places still available for 2015

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


Applications are now closed for 2015

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.