Prances is owned by Maldon & East Essex District Scouts, and is named after the lady that donated the land to the district. Based in the heart of Wickham Bishops, it is a small but friendly site. There is plenty of room for campers and an excellent backwoods area for those that fancy sleeping under the stars. The site is also suitable for Patrol Camps and the surrounding area is ideal for hiking
The campsite shop is well stocked with uniforms, accessories and souvenirs. There is an open air chapel and a campfire circle available for use by all. Peter Church Lodge is a large modern building, which is also available for use. This comprises of a large hall (approx 9m x 12m), kitchen with serving hatch, lobby area, store room, toilet facilities with hot showers, and the loft. The Bill Meeham loft, and the toilet facilities are also available for hire separately from the main building.
Campers now have the benefit of a new purpose built toilet & shower block. With the advantage of having underfloor heating, it also provides excellent disabled facilities, including a wet room, and a utility room offering fridge and freezer.
Also available for hire, are camp beds for indoor use, and chairs, tables and forms for outdoor use.
Climbing / Abseiling
Suction Cross Bows
7.5 metre Play chute
Unihoc (indoors / outdoors)
Netball / Basketball
IT Center (with internet access)
Local offsite activities
Horse riding (about 2 min’s walk)
Dry ski center