Design our 100th Birthday Badge

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We are looking for creative young people to help design our badge to celebrate 100 years of Dunham Park Scout Camp on the Stamford Estate. The campsite first opened it’s doors in 1922 on the other side of the park. The badge will be available for our visitors to purchase in our shop throughout our centenary year!

Design Requirements

Maximum of 5 colours (the outside stitching will be purple)

Include the number ‘100’ on the design

Closing date for entries is Sunday 19th December 2022

Completed entries should be emailed to

(scanned copies or photographs of entries will be accepted)

AGM 2021

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Please use the form below to register your interest! We will send you the Zoom details alongside a copy of the agenda, annual report and accounts in advance of the meeting.

Changes to Guidance

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Following the announcement from The Scouts about the latest changes to the restrictions on residential activities, our management team is reviewing our reopening plans. We will share more information on our social media and website in due course.

Campsite Reopening – Amber Readiness Level

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Following the change of the readiness level to AMBER (outdoors only), our Campsite Management Team are working closely with other campsites in Greater Manchester West to finalise plans to reopen to day visitors. We will publish more information on our website and social media pages in due course.

We are looking forward to welcoming young people and volunteers to our campsite again soon!

Friends of Dunham Park Scout Camp – Fundraising

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As we celebrate  our 100th birthday in 2022, we are continual reviewing the site and its facilities. As part of our development plan, we have set up a Friends of Dunham Park Scout Camp group as a registered Charity (Number 1185766) to raise money to fund improvements across the site.

The current Frank Harrop Lodge (indoor accommodation) has been re-roofed and all the windows have been replaced with double glazing, plus an accessible toilet & washing facilities. The latter was part funded by £2000 from Tesco bags for life having come second in the Altrincham blue token scheme.

In 2020, just before the campsite closed because of the pandemic, we contributed a third of the cost of the new Adventure Playground for Scouts, to compliment the current equipment for Beavers and Cub ages.

In 2021, we have contributed £700 for 1000 hedging plants to fill in gaps around the campsite.

In 2022, we have contributed £5000 towards the new zip-wire which is due to be installed in May 2022

Total raised in our first year of the charity as at 28 February 2020 = £7855.94

Total raised in our second year as at 28 February 2021 = £3775.47

Total raised in our third year as at 28 February 2022 = April 2021 = £7908.51       

A grand total of £19529,92 to date. Thanks to all our contributors!

You can support the Friends of Dunham Park Scout Camp by becoming a member and paying £10 a year subscription. We also have a monthly scheme of pledges to pay £2, £5, £10 per month into the charity. We thank those who have contributed so far and welcome further donations. Please consider gift aiding your subscription or donation so that we can claim the extra 25% from the government. Full details of the membership scheme are here: FODPSC Membership & Donation Form Nov 2019

We have two ways for supporters to help Friends of Dunham Park Scout Camp – at no cost to individuals!

We have started a funding page on Easyfundraising Purchases at over 5300 retail online companies made through our page means we get a percentage of your order value at no cost to yourselves. List of over 5300 websites who donate to this scheme at  Our fundraising page is at and then onto the link to your retail company.

Use this link and we get £5 donated to recruit you to the scheme

Do you have an Amazon account?  If you make purchases through Amazon Smile, the Friends get a percentage of your order.  This is the link to the website and it uses your existing Amazon log-in and then you drop down the orange ‘Supporting’ tab and choose Friends Of Dunham Park Scout Camp.  You have to log in via the ‘smile’ website to give us the donations.

(our Co-op link has now expired at the end of two years – we raised £2350.68 over the two years – thanks to all who contributed)

These income streams have raised £2973.58 to date – all at no cost to our members and supporters!

Own your own business?? Your limited company pays less Corporation Tax when it gives money to charity: You can claim tax relief by deducting the value of your donations from your total business profits before you pay tax. There are different rules for sole traders and partnerships.  Full details at

Campsite Closure

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In line with the guidance issued by UK Scouts to suspend all face-to-face Scouting activities, the Campsite Management Committee has decided to close the campsite to all visitors until further notice.

If you want to cancel any bookings or transfer the date to next year, please contact us by emailing,

Thank-you for supporting our campsite!

Bonnington Bear Visits Dunham Park!

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Bonnington Bear from the Association of Scout and Guide Campsites came to visit Dunham Park Scout Camp over the summer. He got stuck in to some of the activities but also helped our service crew with some essential maintainence and repairs.

Price Lists (effective 1st April 2018)

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Our management committee have decided to FREEZE PRICES for camping, accommodation buildings and adventurous activities* for the year commencing on 1st April 2018.

Price List – Camping and Accommodation

Price List – Activities and Services


*Adventurous Activities are Archery, Shooting, Kayaking and Raft Building. Other self-led activities including as grass sledging have seen some amendments to their prices.