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Year 8 Camp Booklet 2019

Tile Barn Centre, Brockenhurst

(This page is also available as a downloadable PDF here: Year 8 Camp Booklet 2019)

The aim of the camp is to provide you with an enjoyable and valuable residential experience. This should allow all of you to grow in self-confidence and improve your social and communication skills through a variety of different activities.

Address & Contact Details

Tile Barn Campsite, Church Hill, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7UB
Campsite Emergency Contact Number:  01590 623160
Mr Brown:  07702 103534

School Emergency Contact Numbers

023 9236 4536 (school hours)
07702 103585 (out of hours – in emergencies only)
07702 103551 (out of hours – in emergencies only)

Dates & Times

Group A

Leave ALNS:  Sunday 30th June 2019:  12.00pm

Return to ALNS:  Wednesday 3rd July 2019:  12.00pm to 12.30pm approx 

Group B

Leave ALNS:  Wednesday 3rd July 2019:  1.00pm

Return to ALNS:  Saturday 6th July 2019:  12.00pm to 12.30pm approx

When students leave for camp please make sure they arrive at ALNS 30 minutes before the time of departure.

Campsite Rules

Tile Barn’s rules:

  • Noise and light curfew from 10.30pm until 7.00am.
  • Absolutely no litter to be left around site.
  • No students to enter areas that are out of bounds.
  • Radios/ CD/iPod/MP3 players are not allowed on the site.

Additional rules for ALNS camp:

  • Once the tent village is erected the students will be shown where they can access the area as they could injure themselves going between the guy ropes.
  • The kitchen area is out of bounds to all students.
  • Students are not allowed to leave the campsite unless accompanied by staff.
  • Any food in tents will need to be in airtight containers; otherwise it may attract our animal friends from the forest.
  • Mobile phones will not be allowed.  Students will have access to the school mobile phones on site should they need to ring home. However, should you know of any reason in advance that your child may need to call home, please could we be made aware prior to your child leaving for camp.
  • All valuables that students bring to camp are brought at their own risk and we therefore recommend that the fewer brought the better.  Neither ALNS nor Tile Barn will be held liable for lost, damaged or stolen valuables brought on to the campsite.
  • Parents will be expected to contribute towards costs of repair or replacement of any damage caused to tents as a result of poor student behaviour. Refusal to do so could result in your child being disallowed from attending any future residential trips.
  • Normal school rules apply at all times!

Kit List


  • Trainers
  • Socks (4/5pairs)
  • Strong trainers/boots for walking (expect them to get muddy).
  • Shorts (not hot pants!) several pairs
  • Tracksuit bottoms
  • T Shirts (sleeved); no vest tops or cropped tops
  • Sweatshirts/Jumpers
  • Underwear (Several pairs hopefully)
  • Waterproofs*
  • Fancy Dress for Talent night

Eating Gear

  • Knife, Fork & Spoon.
  • Plastic plate, bowl & mug

Sleeping gear

  • Sleeping Bag*
  • Pillow
  • Pyjamas
  • Carry/Sleeping mat
  • Torch & Spare Batteries (for use in tents only)

Washing Gear

  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Soap/Shower Gel
  • Deodorant
  • 2 Towels (Showers are available at Tile Barn)
  • Wash bag
  • Shampoo

Additional Gear

  • Any Medication that you may need e.g. inhalers etc*
  • Insect repellent*
  • Small rucksack for day walk
  • Sun Cream*
  • Water bottle*
  • Teddy Bear (Optional)
  • A pen (at least one!)

Remember; It could be sunny and warm but it might rain constantly!

* These items are essential to avoid illness and discomfort.

Camp Activities Schedule

This is an outline of the activities timetable for the days spent at camp.

1Leave school
Arrive at camp
Site tour and settle into tents
Team gamesOrienteering on the campsite
Team games
2Tent inspection followed by a forest trek and visit to BrockenhurstTeam games
3 Tent inspection and team building challengesInitiative and team building challenges in activity groups Barbecue
Fancy dress and talent night
4Team gamesLeave campsite to arrive back at school for 12pm to 12.30pm (approx.)

There will be plenty of opportunity to play football or volleyball and other less strenuous activities will also be on offer!


Day Morning Afternoon Evening
  1     Packed lunch brought from homePasta with Bolognaise
Hot chocolate/biscuits at night  
  2   Cereals
Bread with marmite/jam etc
Packed lunch:
Chocolate Bar
Item of fruit eg. Apple
Curry with chips or
Sausages, chips & beans
Hot chocolate/biscuits at night
  3   Cereals
Bread with marmite/jam etc
Hot dogs
Barbecue – Sausages/Burgers etc.
Hot chocolate/biscuits at night
4 Cereal
Bread with marmite/jam etc

Drinks will be available at all breaks and mealtimes: Orange/Blackcurrant Squash.

Alternative options will be made available to vegetarians or those with any food allergies.

Please let the School know before going to Camp.