MK District Explorers packed their bags and headed to the beach this summer for a camp that they will remember for a long time.

Bournemouth was the destination, staying at Butchers Coppice, and having so many activities lined up for the week the explorers had an amazing time. The week started with a must do when near the sea with a visit to the beach were lots of the explorers braved the temperature of the water and went for a paddle. Also a traditional game of rounders and tug of war was the plan for the first afternoon/evening.

When near the home of where it all began you have to make a visit to Brownsea, and they did just that. Using the ferry crossing from Poole they were able to spend the day on the island. Even managing to bump into another group from Bucks Scouts.

Food is always a must have on camp and rumours has it they had one top class chef on the camp with them that did a sterling job keeping them all fed and watered. Combination of open fire cooking and gas they had some top class meals. Including the awesome stew. Those that were missing the home cooked Sunday Roast had nothing to worry about.

We spoke to Michael (Explorer Volunteer) and this is what he had to say: “Today we spent the day coasteering, proper rock climbing and finished off with a walk from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door. It was a physically and mentally challenging day for many, but incredibly rewarding and amazingly fun”

When we asked the explorers what their favourite parts were we were told “All Of It” This camp has been awesome and we have loved every minute of it.