Arden 2014



Come and join us for an exciting week of fun and friendship.

At Arden 2010 we welcomed visitors from Mexico, Germany, Japan, Uganda and America to name a few countries and we love to welcome back those who have joined us before and those who have never experienced Arden.

We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful Worcestershire countryside. Blackwell Adventure will provide a great location for the week with plenty of space to have a go at climbing or archery, to learn some circus skills and to make new friends. We are planning two days off site with a whole camp visit to a local tourist attraction, and another day exploring the culture, heritage and experiencing the buzz of the cosmopolitan city of Birmingham. More information about the programme can be found here on the website.

We welcome applications from groups or individuals who are members of Guiding aged 10+, and would love to have an International feel to our Service Team. If you are over 14 years old and interested then there is more information on the Service Team section of this website.

Click here to register your group.  Full bookings will open June 2013.  

The deadline for International applications is 1st April 2014

The costs for camp for our International friends are as follows:

International Girls (aged 10+)


 £200 + bank charges (payable in your home country) – includes £40 food costs which are passed to host units

International Leaders



£100 + bank charges (payable in your home country) – includes £40 food costs which are passed to host units

International Service Team incl Core Team (aged 14+)

 £30 + bank charges + food ordered on a meal basis (costs tbc, likely to be around £40)


Children (non Guiding members) doing activities


As Campers (under 18)



(non Guiding members)

not doing activities (e.g. accessing crèche or remaining on sub camps)


£20, this includes site fees and day trip.

Included in the costs for International girls and leaders are:

  • Camp t-shirt
  • Camp badge
  • Site fees
  • Necker
  • Day trip off site
  • All activities
  • Transport to and from camp (from Birmingham International Airport/Train station).  A shuttle service will be in operation from Birmingham International to camp and back again. Additional transport arrangements can be put in place for those arriving early early to the UK or leaving late but use of the shuttle service on 3rd and 9th August preferred. Contact the International team (details below) for more information.
  • Food (NOT for Service Team)

You’ll need to bring a sleeping bag and all personal kit but tents and other camp equipment will be provided by your host unit.

We have a dedicated International Team who will be your first port of call in advance of camp and while on site. They will be able to advise you about kit; match you up with a host Warwickshire unit and answer any queries about home or group stays before or after camp.

This section will be updated with more information over the coming months so keep checking back here for more details.

If you are interested in joining us then please contact the International Team by sending them an email at