Design a bunkhouse

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

This week the Biblins Management Committee have launched a 'design a bunkhouse' competition. They are seeking suggestions and ideas from children and young people to inform their plans for a new build project on site.


 The campsite currently has two building on site for groups to use:


  1. The Burrow, designed by a local cub group, sleeps 20 and has everything you need for a short stay. The Burrow, built in 2008, has a retractable roof to allow the sunshine in!
  2. The Bunkhouse, built in the 1960s with help from local Primary School children, but sadly today in disrepair.


Building on this tradition of youth involvement the Management Committee would like to encourage all Woodcraft Folk groups, and others, to offer their ideas and suggestions for a future bunkhouse to be built in site. Suggestions can be made in drawings, designs, film or a simple wishlist. Please send your suggestions to by 9th August, after which the designs will be judged by Venturers attending Venturer Camp. The favoured designer will win a night stay at Camp Koodoo for them and their group, although all designs will be used to influence architect designs.


To support te development of the site, the Management Committee have also launched a crowdfunding campaign to help with necessary architect and planning costs. If you would like to support the development of the site please donate at

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