Condovers is an established site of about 3.5 acres situated in a quiet location to the east of Tilbury. It is about 5 miles from the M25, the QE2 river crossing and also Lakeside Shopping Centre. We are also about 2.5 miles from Coalhouse Fort (featured on Most Haunted and scenes shot for Batman Begins) and 3 miles from Tilbury Fort. There is a local bus service that passes the entrance gate and London is only half an hour away from Tilbury or Grays railway station or visit Southend-On-Sea’s famous pier.


Havers Lodge – consists of a hall and a large kitchen with 2 large rang cookers and a washing machine. All plates, cutlery, pots, and pans etc are included. The hall can seat up to 90 people and is often used for sleepovers.


Bison Lodge – this is a cosy wooden cabin with a small kitchen and a bedroom with 2 bunk beds. Outside this lodge is a covered decking which can be equipped with an outdoor kitchen. Plates, cutlery and cooking equipment are included, outdoor kitchen is extra.

Male and female toilets and showers.

Tuck shop- selling penny sweets, chocolate, soft drinks, badges, fun neckerchiefs and souvenirs. Opening times can be arranged around your visit.


  • Marquee, cooking equipment and gas barbeques
  • Half drum barbeques and stands
  • Electric hook up for caravans


  • Abseiling
  • Air rifles
  • Archery
  • Basketball/Netball nets
  • Board games
  • Bouldering Wall
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Cricket
  • Giant Connect 4
  • Horseshoe game
  • Parachute
  • Penalty shoot-out net
  • Pioneering
  • Rounders
  • Tug-o-war rope
  • Volleyball

Contact us to hire our mobile climbing tower for offsite use

We also have a campfire circle which can be used for backwoods cooking.


More information and a price list are available on request.

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Bookings & General Information
Sue Cole
13 Hampden Road
RM17 5JW
Tel: 07505008332

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This is the October edition of Thurrock Scouts’ Newsletter, Short Thumbstick.

If there is anyone you know that isn’t getting this but should, please ensure your details are up to date and correct on, failing that please contact me using the email address in the newsletter.

**Also grab a copy of the updated District Directory with this months Newsletter**

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Short Thumbstick October 2014
District Directory October 2014

2014-10-06T23:00:00+01:00October 6th, 2014|

Thurrock Cubs Have a Carnival at Camp

Over 250 Cubs from across Thurrock put on a show at Condovers

The Cubs kicked off the camp with a Grand Howl before becoming financial entrepreneurs with an activity where they had to earn the most cash by buying and selling tokens.

The next morning the Cubs spent some time decorating their sites to look like circus tents.

The rest of the morning was spent creating circus themed jumpers and decorative hats, the tug of war competition started, and Cub had their chance to shine with a “Cubs Got Talent” competition which was overseen and judged by Thurrock Gang Show Director Jan Thurnell.

Saturday Lunchtime was a giant circus picnic with the Cubs and their Leaders dressing up and all joining together in the middle of the campsite to eat. This was followed by a colourful Grand Circus Parade.

The afternoon saw a number of fun activities take place including nerf guns, popcorn making, archery, a bar slide, tin can alley, and wet sponge throwing which the Cubs thoroughly enjoyed as the ADC and DDC Youth Programme were both targets!

After dinner the Cubs were challenged with some more mental activities before it was time for the campfire which was run by the District Commissioner, Graham Monk.

The campfire was not the end of the day’s activities however. The Cubs and Leaders were then treated to a surprise display of fire juggling which the young people found very exciting.

Sunday’s activities tested the Cub’s circus skills, with tube spinning, tight rope walking, unicycle, speed stacking, hula hoops, diablo and knife throwing.

Finally, after lunch and while the camp was starting to dismantle, the Cubs were kept entertained by Marky Mark and Magic Marvo.
Steve Cootes, ADC Cubs thought the camp was a great success, “It was great to hear many of the Cubs sigh with disappointment that the camp was over. Even though the weather was not the best, the young people still had a really great weekend.”

The support from Chadwell, Stifford Orca, 1st Ockendon, Hillside, Orsett & Bulphan Wolves, 7th Grays Cromwell, Belhus and Chafford Cub packs as well as all of the Active Support Units, Phoenix Network and the staff at Condovers meant that the camp was one of the best ever and many thanks to all the work they contributed to it’s success.

2014-09-07T23:00:00+01:00September 7th, 2014|

Thurrock Beavers Enjoy a Teddy Bear Adventure

A sunny Condovers campsite was invaded recently by 250 Thurrock Beavers for their annual Fun Day. They were also joined by 250 teddies that were able to join in on the activities.

The Beavers and their cuddly friends enjoyed a number of activities including cooking yummy marshmallows over a fire, cork guns and a bouncy castle. There was also the chance to create a scarf and woggle so their teddies could be invested.

The greatest fun was reserved just for the teddies though, as they all slid down their own zip wire!

The day was finished with a wide game where the young people had to be turned into teddy bears themselves. Leaders across the campsite had one of nine different parts of a teddy bear face to paint on the Beavers

2014-07-08T23:00:00+01:00July 8th, 2014|

Thurrock Scouts come together for Jamborama 2014!

This year

The focus this year was on getting the Scouts to mix and take part in activities away from the comfort of their troops and to make new friends that they may not necessarily have made otherwise.

The organising team decided to split all of the scout troops into different teams, sending half off site on the Saturday for a 7 mile hike (and minibus ride) that featured stop offs at Chadwell Scout HQ for Shooting, which was won by Megan Marshall from Orsett & Bulphan Petre Troop, East Tilbury Scout HQ for Wall Climbing and Coalhouse Fort for Pedal Cars and Orienteering before returning back to Condovers. While all this was happening, the remaining Scouts took part in 8 bases around the campsite which were: Climbing & Abseiling, Backwoods Cooking, Bushcraft, Ropeless Pioneering, Rocket Bottles, Blind Trail, Woggle Making & Craft and the Bungee Run & Kave Maze.

Then on Sunday we did exactly the same again. With those Scouts that were on site going off and those off site taking part in the bases around the campsite.

On Saturday evening we had a Disco and

Related files:

Pedal Cars
Ropeless Pioneering – Self Locking Bridge

2014-06-05T23:00:00+01:00June 5th, 2014|

Thurrock District Newsletter – Short Thumbstick – April 2014

The latest edition of Thurrock’s newsletter.

Welcome to the first edition of Short Thumbstick. The merger of the 2 Districts represented a great chance to pick and combine the best elements as we move forward. It seems only right then that our new Newsletter takes the names of the previous newsletters, but still combines interesting stories and essential information!

If you know someone who isn’t receiving our new newsletter ask them to first check and ensure their email address is entered correctly on

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Short Thumbstick April 2014

2014-04-10T23:00:00+01:00April 10th, 2014|

Job vacancies at Belchamps Scout Activity Centre

Belchamps Scout Activity Centre are currently recruiting for a variety of paid and volunteer roles.

Belchamps Scout Activity Centre is currently recruiting for the following positions:
Guest Services assistant Up to

2014-03-11T11:00:00+00:00March 11th, 2014|