THE summer is continually the prime time for successful Scout camps across the county - especially for Hampshire's first Chameleon Camp which took place earlier this year.
On Saturday 29th June 2019, the County Team and Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre staff ran the event specifically designed for campers with special needs who could benefit from a total inclusion experience.
The aim of the Chameleon Camp was to give all young people an opportunity to succeed and share their experiences in an outdoor environment, alongside members of their peer group, friends and siblings.
The event was open to young people from every section and participants could bring a friend or sibling to share the experience with them, along with parents and carers.
We had a total of 57 participants on the day and they enjoyed a wide range of activities, including bouldering, zorbing, zip-wire, archery, backwoods cooking, crate stacking, crazy gold & rifle shooting.
The special guest of the day was Karma the Chameleon, who also took part in most of the activities and sang a really fab song all day long.
There was also a Chameleon painted stone hunt and 6 lucky winners received a hand crocheted soft toy to take home and 10 runners up took home hand painted slate key-rings.
It was the hottest day of the year and temperatures reached 36⁰ and we were even warmer when we lit the camp fire and joined in with lots of active songs.
Everyone had a fantastic day and went home with a brilliant Chameleon badge.
After our successful first event we have already booked a date for next year – Sunday 29th June 2020.