When?

This is a single night sleepover from Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th October. We will meet at the hall on Saturday at 9am and finishing on Sunday at 10am. Please remember all Beavers must travel to and from the Camp in Full Uniform. 

Who can go?

All Beavers from Tuesday and Thursday night Colonies.

We will also need parent helpers on the day, please contact any of the Beaver leader team to volunteer.

What will I get to do?

Our programme is based around the birds, bugs and nature. It will also involve a visit to the RSPB nature reserve at Lochwinnoch.

  • Arrive at the hall at 9am
  • Leave hall around 9:30am and take a coach up to Lochwinnoch nature reserve
  • Learn all about types of birds, bugs and animals that live in nature
  • Create bird feeders and seed cake and also some other crafts
  • Packed lunch at approx 1pm
  • Come back to the hall
  • Owl Magic will be down to show you some of the owls that they look after
  • Have dinner approx 5pm
  • Evening Activities and games
  • A DVD, if we have time and then Bed!!
  • Breakfast and possibly a few more games/activities before pick-up at 10am

 

How much does it cost?

The cost of the weekend will be £15 and beavers will be required to bring a packed lunch for when we are at the nature reserve. We will provide dinner and breakfast.

Want to be part of this adventure?

Please submit the full Camp fee either by bank transfer or cash/cheque on or before 16th October.

Cheques should be made payable to 28th Ayrshire Beavers and should be returned to the appropriate Section Leader.

Our Preferred method of payment (for Beavers) is now directly to our Beaver Account.

If you do this please use reference: 003 – (then the beavers name) e.g. 003 – Joe Bloggs

Account number: 12002062

Sort code 80 22 60

PLEASE NOTE: You must have submitted a correctly completed Medical Form and paid subs before your child can attend.

What to Bring?

Please see the kit requirements for this camp.  Also ensure Beavers have waterproof footwear (wellies), a warm jacket, hat and gloves as we will be outdoors. An extra top for under their uniform would also be a good idea.

 

About RSPB nature reserve at Lochwinnoch

As one of the few wetlands left in west Scotland, Lochwinnoch is an ideal day out for all the family. It’s the perfect spot to watch whooper swans, wigeons and a wide variety of ducks during the winter months. In spring, you won’t want to miss the elaborate displays of the great crested grebes.

While you’re here, look out for otters, and pop into our visitor centre for a light snack or a browse in the shop which has an array of bird feeding products, books, gifts, clothing, toys and binoculars and telescopes.

We also run daily activities including pond dipping and bug hunting (April to October), our Monthly Wildlife Challenge, Bird Bingo and much more besides. We have a treetop tower with indoor games and activities – why not try the Treehouse Quiz?

More information about the RSPB can be found on their website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/

 

About Owl Magic

 Owl Magic is Scotland Largest owl display team based in Ayrshire, owned and run by David Morrison.

Owl Magic has got the greatest variety of display and hand tame owls in Scotland with over 30 different species and over 60 birds in total.  Most of his owls are lovingly handled and hand reared from as early an age as possible. This encourages them to be friendly and calm with people.

Although some owls take longer than others they are all treated with such a high level of care, training and patience that they enjoy the company of people.

More information about Owl Magic can be found on their website: http://www.owl-magic.com/