Forest Summer Camp, Cheshire

Forest Summer Camp, Cheshire

Please see the paperwork page for the Forest Summer Camp Programme.

Forest Camp has been specifically set up to fulfil all the requirements of a phase 1 residential of the National Citizen Service (NCS).  Having worked very successfully with various NCS groups since its inception, we have used this experience and our 15 years of experience running Outdoor Education camps to provide a quality, tailor made programme for NCS groups. Our professional staff are trained to understand the aims and objectives of NCS and to ensure that your targets are our targets. We believe that the whole camping experience really adds value and leads to increased responsibility and this is born out by the feedback we receive.

This large wooded camp can accommodate up to 270 young people plus staff in a range of sites from large open fields to small clearings. The toilet blocks have hot water and showers, and are equipped with special needs facilities.

The camp is designed to provide a true camping experience, toilets are not next to the tents and we are in acres of woodland not a flat grassy field. We use 8 man tents and put 6 young people in them so they have plenty of room. Staff have their own tents and we provide large marquees to use as dining/social/meeting space.

We have designed the programme to provide maximum activity per individual so that each young person can get as much as possible out of the trip. We have purposefully avoided activities which by their nature mean only one person at a time can take part e.g. abseiling. Activities available include canoe rafting, improvised raft building, stand up paddle boards, high ropes, eco climbing trees, archery, orienteering,  a larger ‘Low Ropes’ course, bushcraft and team building.



Senior staff oversee all trips and are available and accountable 24 hours, if you have a problem of any description they will be on hand to sort it out. We are a small company specialising in NCS provision and school trips, not a large faceless establishment so you will be talking to someone directly responsible. If you have any questions please call the office on 01535 630044 or email

The site address:

Forest Camp Activity Centre
Overdale Lane

Frequently Asked Questions.

What are the sleeping arrangements?

All visitors stay in tented accommodation. We will put the tents up for you and provide a thick camp mat, you just need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. If you are unable to bring a sleeping bag please let us know beforehand. We have separate camping areas for males and females.

What should we do with valuables?

We recommend that you do not bring any items of value, such as; electrical items or jewellery. You will be camping and there are no lockers or electricity for young people to charge phones. We do not take responsibility for personal items. 

What will we be eating?

A hot and cold option will be available for breakfast. You will also have the opportunity to make yourself a packed lunch and snacks each morning. For details of the evening meals please download the menu from the Forest Camp section of our Downloads & Paperwork page.  All meals will be served in the dinning marquees.

 What do we need to bring?

For details of what to bring please download the kit list from the Forest Camp section of our Downloads & Paperwork page. 

What space is provided for recreation and reflection times?

Forest Camp has lots of open space for you to kick a ball around or find some space to chill out. We also have a number of marquees and some indoor space available for groups to use.

Is there a prayer room available?

Please speak to the camp manager onsite when you arrive and they will arrange an area for you.

We have to fill in a lot of paperwork, do you have copies of your risk assessments and other details?

Yes, for copies of what you need please check out our Downloads & Paperwork page. If you can’t find what you need please get in contact and we will do our best to help. Email  

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