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Corf Camp Reopening (COVID-19)

Latest News 16 July 2020 Alan Tiller

Corf Campsite re-opened for family camping

We are pleased to announce that the County Camp Site at Corf is now able to re-open to family groups for camping and shortly for canoeing.

Having taken extensive advice and taken an account of Government and Scouting guidelines regarding safe practice during the Covid 19 pandemic The Corf Sub Committee, with the sanction of the County Executive, has agreed that Corf can re-open to family groups. We are doing this to keep the Camp going in these challenging times; to maintain some income and to give families the opportunity to enjoy the very special place that is Corf.  Each family group will be allocated their own dedicated facilities for the duration of their visit:

For those who want to use showers, the charge will be £5.50 per person per night and they will have:

  1. A campsite
  2. A lavatory  with wash hand basin
  3. A shower

We can offer 4 family groups this level of facilities at any one time.

For those who do not want the use of showers (perhaps for shorter stays), the charge will be £5.00 per person per night and they will have:

  1. A campsite
  2. A lavatory  with wash hand basin (cold water)

We can offer a further 4 family groups this level of facilities at any one time.

No other Group would be allowed to use your dedicated allocated facility during your stay in order to protect your own ‘Virus bubble’ and you would be required to clean your facilities on a daily basis. We will arrange for the facilities to be cleaned between visits.

It is important to stress that this partial opening of Corf is to families in the same ‘bubble’ and not to groups from several ‘bubbles’ on the same site  - unless they were to simultaneously take another nearby campsite and facilities at Corf. 

We hope shortly to offer canoe/kayak hire (once risk assessments and procedures are finalized and approved) and would then love to see as many people as possible on the water.

It is important to note that none of these visits are Scouting activities and that anyone coming to Corf will be doing so as private individuals irrespective of whether anyone in a family group is involved in Scouting.  That said we are using the network of Scouting to promote this opportunity and whilst we are not barring people from outside Scouting, our target audience is the extended Isle of Wight Scouting community; we are keen to preserve the atmosphere of Corf as a youth-orientated site.

 

Please make bookings through our Bookings Secretary Sarah Kingswell corfscoutcampbookings@aol.co.uk  01983 524 416  Barrie Price the Warden ( (07525) 726867 barrieprice9@aol.com ) will also be able to help with any queries.

 

Many thanks

Sam Biles (Chair, Corf Camp Sub-Committee) & Barrie Price (Corf Camp Warden)