To ask how much would you be happy to pay
Littlestgirlguide25 · 29/07/2017 09:18
For Guide camp?
It's a big event for 7 nights in the summer holidays, for Guides from across the UK and some international groups attending.
Lots of exciting and adventurous activities, all food, accommodation and activities included but with parents providing transport to help keep costs low (90 min drive from home).
What would you be happy to pay for that?
ineedaholidaynow · 29/07/2017 09:47
DS has recently been on a scout camp, quite large event but nothing on the scale of this. The cost was £55 for a weekend. The camp was fully catered but we had to feed DS before he arrived on Friday night and they left after lunch on Sunday.
When DS was in Cubs he went on a camp that was at an activities type place and the cost was around £100 for the weekend as had to cover the cost of the instructors. Usually activities are lead by scout leaders.
So I would say something in the region of £200 - £300 for a week. But possibly more if external instructors are involved.
How much are the organisers charging?
BikeRunSki · 29/07/2017 09:48
I'd manage £205 for a week, but above that it's beba case of not attending.
DS is a Cub, they recently had a camp which was £60 for 2 nights. It included loads of activities, but was inaccessible to many parents, particularly if they had more than one child in the group.
Ameliablue · 29/07/2017 09:57
I think it is a reasonable price but it isn't going to be affordable for all. Brownies and guides are normally a fairly inexpensive extra curricular activity so a week long camp, whilst a great experience might just be too big an expense for a lot of families.
Brittbugs80 · 29/07/2017 09:57
We've just paid £45 for 2 nights for a cub. That includes food in Friday night, 3 meals Saturday two meals Sunday and all leader led activities. He had £5 for on-site shop. We had to take and collect.
For 7 nights for the same set up I'd expect about £200.
His school did a residential trip for two nights and that was £350, he didn't go on that one.
Littlestgirlguide25 · 29/07/2017 09:58
Yes paying in instalments.
I have no idea how your scout group charge £15-20 for two nights witsender.
The campsite fees are usually £5-8 pp,pn. Plus maybe £5-6 pp,pn for food, activities, contingencies, maintaining equipment, restocking the first aid box.....
We would normally charge about £40 for a 2 night indoor residential, £60-80 for a small scale 4 night camp for just our unit, depending on activities, and obviously the big week long camps are more.
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