Accommodation

Campsite

Kinver Scout Camp consists of 23 acres of woodland with glades and open areas forming 15 individual camping sites.

These sites are situated to allow a variety of uses from district camps to patrol camping, with associated amenities.

Albert Hall

This timber built hut will sleep 6, with catering facilities for up to 12 people. It is primarily for the use of working parties and small groups wishing to complete a service project on the site. The building has an adjacent toilet and contains a cooker, microwave and fridge with running hot and cold water.

Harcourt Webb Centre

The Harcourt Webb Centre is a fully insulated and electrically heated cedar wood cabin, with an unheated conservatory (suitable for dining or indoor activities.) The interior is also pine timber lined, and contains sleeping accommodation for 20 people. A bunkroom of 8 beds, two rooms of 4 beds, and 2 rooms of 2 beds, allows various combinations of Leaders, lads and lasses to be accommodated. There are also toilets, washrooms and a shower. The building has disabled access, and the toilet and washing facilities are fitted with grab rails.

This cabin is ideal for Beavers, Brownies and Guides and those with special needs. It is officially recognised and approved by the Guide Association.

Jim Jukes Hut

The Jim Jukes Cabin, adjacent to the Harcourt Web Centre, is a Scandinavian Log Cabin fully insulated and double glazed, with full electric central heating and carpets throughout. The attractive interior has wood cladded walls and exposed roof beams.

There is a fully fitted kitchen with double sink, two new gas cookers with grills and ovens, a fridge, a freezer and a hot water heater. It is equipped with cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery as well as washing and cleaning materials.

Sleeping accommodation is provided simply by using the floor in the main room. Toilets and shower is included. Although this building may be hired separately, its use with the Harcourt Webb provides a good combination of sleeping, cooking, and living quarters.

Leading off from the Cabin is a large open area (paved) available for games and other activities which are not appropriate indoors. (There is, of course, the large campsite itself for those fine days when young people like to be outside.)

Chief’s Lodge

The Chief’s Lodge is a two storey Canadian style log cabin situated in a wooded clearing of Kinver Camp. Work on the Lodge was started in 1936, using timber from the then County Commissioner. It was opened by Lady Baden-Powell in 1935 and was visited by Lord Baden-Powell himself on July 3rd 1937. During the 1980’s the lodge was extended to effectively double its size and during the refurbishment in 1990 bunks were added to the upstairs and the kitchen area was totally refitted.

The ground floor is split into two areas. The main room acts as a general sitting and dining area, with bench seats around two sides and extra chairs and tables stored under the stairs. This room can double up as a sleeping area for Leaders/Adults, etc.

The kitchen has storage shelves and worktopsalong two sides, an electric fridge/freezer and a double drainer sink. There is also a 6 ring catering gas cooker with grill and oven; the cost of the gas is included in the booking fee. There are also power points available in the kitchen. Heating is provided by a wood / coke burning stove in the main room with the chimney giving heat to the upstairs. Timber can be found in the woodpile.

The first floor is the main sleeping area, which is split into two rooms with a connecting door. The first room accomodates up to 6 adults in bunk beds while the second room has bunk beds for up to 8 adults. There is a single toilet to the rear of the second room by the fire exit staircase.

Scout Hut

The Scout Hut is equipped with toilets and a kitchen. Tables and chairs provided make it a suitable location for meetings, training, and meals for large groups.

There are a number of small freestanding tents which can be used for cub or brownie sleepovers, allowing youngsters to experience the excitement of camping without leaving the building.

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls