Annual Camp – Burren Outdoor Education Centre, 2019

Camping Landscape

  1. Details of our Camp
  2. Gear List
  3. About The Burren Outdoor Education Centre
  4. Overview of the area
  5. Phones and Money

1. Details of our Camp

We will be camping at a campsite in the Burren Outdoor Education Centre in Co.Clare. We’ll be spending 8 days (7 nights) on camp. Saturday 10th – Saturday 17th August.

The week is jam-packed with awesome activities, some of which are….kayaking, rock climbing, caving, hiking, cycling as well as day trips to the Aran Islands and Galway.

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2. Gear List

Below is the list of gear that you must have to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable camp.

Some people have asked about survival bag, these are available in most camping shops, e.g. -> Scout Shop

It is also a good idea to have spare neckerchief(s). If you have any questions or think of anything that needs to be added to the list, let us know. It is essential that you have all the gear, please do not forget anything.

  • Eating utensils (Plate, Bowl, Cup, Knife, Fork, Spoon)
  • Survival/Bivvy Bag
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Ground MatScout - Gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Runners (old for water sports)
  • A few changes of clothes
  • Good waterproof raincoat with hood
  • Rain trousers
  • Spare socks, underwear
  • Warm fleece, Jumper  (even though it’s summer!!)
  • Pyjamas
  • Swimming gear
  • Towel
  • Sun cream
  • Medications  (to be handed to Leaders)
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottle
  • Torch
  • A few black bags
  • Whistle
  • A small day bag

If you have them:

  • Camera
  • Penknife
  • Colouring Pencils, stickers etc.. for log book

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3. Burren Outdoor Education & Training Centre

The Burren Outdoor Education and Training Centre is a purpose built residential centre located in the heart of the Burren

The facilities are second to none. The centre provides high quality outdoor and adventure activities and focus on developing an active and healthy lifestyle, developing an interest in nature and the outdoors and developing an awareness and understanding of well-being and teamwork.

For more information visit their website:    The Burren Outdoor Education Centre

 

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4. Overview of the Burren

We will be exploring the heart of the Burren and it´s unique landscape. The Burren, in County Clare is a region of outstanding significance in terms of its geology, geomorphology, natural history and archaeology.

The Burren encompasses 360km2 of gently inclined plateau with a further 200km2 of lowland to the east of the plateau. The limestone also has a landscape in miniature etched into exposed slabs of rock. The bare surfaces are fretted with hollows and channels where acidic rainwater has selectively dissolved the rock. An extreme example of these micro landforms occurs on the coast.

 

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5. Phones and Money

Accommodation, food and all activities are already paid for so you can bring some spending money for sweets, treats and souvenirs. The maximum amount that you can bring is €50.

We will do the usual procedure with phones. Phones will be handed up to leaders at the start of camp. You will all be too busy doing amazing activities to use them anyway! Scouts can then use their phones every second day.

Leaders will have their phones on them in case any parents need urgent contact, the numbers are:

Shay – 086 806 1847

Dave – 085 7202 963

Sorcha – 087 9146 022

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