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Camps Update

Written by Johnny Gilchrist


As I write this (May 2019), the team are currently entering the busy season of the year with 14 camps in just two months and they are doing a brilliant job of looking after everyone who comes through our doors.

This week, two new zorbs have arrived, made of a sturdier material which will last significantly longer and not need constant reinflation. We now have three new-style zorbs, so we have been able to retire the old leaky ones. This means activity sessions will be easier for leaders and hopefully more fun for the campers, too.

By the end of the summer we expect the finishing touches to the tunnels activity to finally be completed. The fireman’s pole entrance is now in use, the grass is growing back, and the big mound of earth has now gone so they can go back to being an underground mystery.

In September, the extra land we bought in 2017 will become cattle-free, so we’re currently thinking through how best to make use of this additional area to continue to improve the camp experience. Watch this space!

  • Praise for the arrival of two new zorbs. Pray the team renew their enthusiasm for this popular activity after the frustrations of persevering with the old zorbs.

Oakes News (July 2019)

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