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   Jun 11

Visit to Bentley Copse

I recently stayed at Bentley Copse and did some cool stuff like go-karting and orienteering. Bentley Copse is a scouting camp and I went there with all my other Year 4 school friends.

Home for two days


We got there on Wednesday morning and unloaded our luggage from the car and placed it under a big tree. There was lots of luggage. We then went and we sat around 11 different tables. The teachers told us the rules, showed us where the adventure trail was, where the boundaries were, food hall and shower blocks. Then we went to our camps / villages and we were told who we would share a tent with and my sleeping buddies were Adam and Billy. Some tents only had two people but most had three.


When I woke up it was 5:50am in the morning and we were only meant to wake up at 7:20 am so I had a few more zeds. I really like Bentley Copse but I missed my family more than I ever had before. For breakfast I had cherios then I played for a bit and after that I had some toast and butter. After we had breakfast they told us what groups we would be in I was in Sparky Spiders with my best friend Jack Jones. One of my best activities was camp fire building because we got to toast marshmallows and they were so yummy. I even saw a blue tit hanging upside-down and a jay chasing a blackbird away from its nest. There was even a magpie in someones tent the teachers say.


When Friday came I was beginning to feel home sick but it was the last day at Bentley Copse and so I decided to enjoy it. After breakfast we played in some sand on the field, making a mini river Nile in Surrey!

At home time after lunch, we waited for our parents to fetch us. I said good bye to my friends and went home with my sister Savannah and my Mummy and I was very very happy. We fetched Luke from school and he was so happy to see me, he even gave me a huge hug. It made me feel special.

Olivia making a tent

Jack Jones, my best friend

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  1. Liz says:

    What an amazing experience big man : ) you had such a wonderful time. I am so pleased we have so many photos to remind you of it all. I loved the enchanted circles the best. Absolutely beautiful designs and incredible imaginations you Year 4’s have! It’s the BEST to have you home again and Daddy and I think we need to get some camping under our belts : ) maybe during the holidays…. : )
    I love you lots big man. With all my love, Mummy : ) x xxxx

  2. Irene says:

    Josh! Sounds like you had alot of fun! :) Toasting marshmellows is by far one of my favorite things to do when I go camping. Do you like them all black and burned or do you have patience to get them nice and brown? I hope it wasn’t too cold at night poppit!
    Thinking of you and missing you lots and lots!

    Biggest kisses

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