What glorious weather for our August Church camp! Fifteen units joined together for a relaxing weekend in the sunshine a mile from Corfe Castle with ages ranging from 3 to 81
years! The camp opened with coffee and biscuits in the marquee on the Friday evening with much chatting and catching up. We welcomed a new ‘member’, Howard, who, after many years of arm twisting, slept in a tent for two nights! Not a bad achievement at the grand age of 70!!
Many of us enjoyed the twenty minute stroll to the Corfe cake shop on Saturday morning while others sat and made the most of the sun. At 2.30pm, friends from Winton joined us
for a ten penny fair trying their hand, amongst other things, at hoopla, sock pairing, bagatelle and even rocket firing! We then sat together for a cream tea and announcement of
prize winners and were grateful for the marquee, not to protect us against the rain but as shade to protect the cream! It was a lovely time of fun and fellowship and we raised £49 at the fair (that’s a lot of 10ps!!) which was then made up to £70 with extra donations and will
go to the Macmillan charity.
We joined the congregation at Swanage Methodist, where we were made to feel as welcome as always, and enjoyed a Service lead by Ric Fellows. As the sun went down in the evening,Teresa and Andy set up their fire pit and we spent a very pleasant time singing camp fire songs together and toasting giant marshmallows.
Another hot day dawned on Monday and the energetic amongst us went for a very pleasant walk- stiles included!!- through the woods and fields ending with coffee and yet more scones! Howard concluded that it was a ‘fascinating experience’ and really seemed to have enjoyed
Thank you to all those who came and made this such a wonderful weekend, particularly our friends from Church who supported our fundraising afternoon.
Friday 11am Camp opens
8pm Welcome drinks with stewards Saturday 2.30pm 10p fayre & cream tea
Sunday 10.30am Swanage Methodist Church
The cost is £12.50 per night.
Only one electric - so come prepared for no electrics please.
Dogs on leads.
BBQs allowed but must be raised off the ground.
Rodney and Hazel Parker
Take the road to Wareham and then follow the A351 (Swanage Road). Just before Corfe Castle turn right opposite Castle View Visitors Centre (brown sign post to The New Inn).
After approx 1 mile you will see Bucknowle Farm on the left.
Drive slowly as it would be difficult to turn round past the site.
The site entrance is on the left down the farm lane and we have to cross the main camp field.