General Site Information
Girlguiding Sheffield Outdoor Activities Centre offers the perfect setting for a residential stay or camp and is ideal for Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Guides, Scouts, Senior Section and Leaders. We also welcome schools, charities, youth groups and other organisations; corporate bookings are considered mid-week and out of season.
We have 2 residential buildings: Renwick, sleeping 30, Plimsoll, sleeping 24 and 4 camping fields accommodating up to 55 people on each field.
We offer a number of activities, all of which can be arranged as part of a residential stay, camp or a day / evening visit. Our grounds can be booked to hold your evening meeting or for a day / evening visit.
On site we also have:
Bolsover Barn: Available as a camp kitchen to those who have booked camping sites. Bolsover can be used as a meeting room for small groups. It is especially popular with evening groups wanting to provide refreshments. (Please note Bolsover Barn cannot be used as sleeping accommodation).
Dale Barn has fridges & freezers for campers’ use. Please check with the Warden regarding access
Gainsford Barn: Open to everyone. A large barn situated in the courtyard. There are times when the barn is reserved exclusively for groups using the climbing wall. There is an open fireplace – popular for indoor campfires – ample chairs, benches and tables.
Camp Fire Circle: The main camp fire circle has fixed wooden bench seating and is located within the activity area. It is available for all groups at all times but please notify the manager to ensure the gate is unlocked. This is the location of the old chapel and has an alter stone; please feel free to use this area for Guides / Scouts Own, services, ceremonies, quiet prayers or private thoughts. We have another campfire circle located at the top of Coles Corner campsite. Having these facilities means we do not allow campfire size fires anywhere else on site. We hope that all groups will join together in true Guiding/Scouting spirit.
Wood: We do have a supply of wood on the woodpile. Please check with the office before your arrival how much is available.
Fires: All fires must be altar fires, built off the ground either on the concrete bases provided or properly supervised on your site, using the equipment provided. There is a backwoods area where groups may practice lighting small fires directly on the ground. Brushes, shovels & hot ash bins are provided; we ask each group to clear away after use. Fires MUST NOT be situated in or near to wet weather shelters
Camp Shop: Stocks OAC T-shirts and badges as well as a range of gifts, sweets and souvenirs. The shop usually opens at 5 pm on a Saturday evening. Please contact the OAC if you wish to order T-shirts, badges etc prior to your stay.
Please Note We are strictly a no smoking site, this includes the use of E-cigarettes.