Seneca Summer Camp

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Location : Powburn, Northumberland
Camp Theme : Vertical Limits

Days Away : 6
Nights Camped : 5

Fun Had : Tons


Sunday
We arrived at the site and setup the tents Click to Enlarge
The Cubs and Leaders play on a rope swing
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Monday
We started our main craft base making model lighthouses
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The Cubs attacked the obstacle course in the afternoon Click to Enlarge
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Tuesday
We travelled up the coast to Bamburgh Castle where we had a talk about it's history
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After the castle we drove down to Seahouses where we boarded a boat for a trip around The Farne Islands and a visit to Longstone lighthouse.

Apart from going up the lighthouse we got to see seals, puffins and lots other sea birds.
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This was followed by a chippy tea in Seahouses
Wednesday
On Wednesday we continued with our model lighthouses. This involved the electrical circuit to power the light, Yes they do work!!
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In the afternoon we did archery and crate stacking. Click to Enlarge
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The crate stackers managed 35 crates before the wind blew one of the stacks over leaving nothing to stand on! Click to Enlarge
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Thursday
Thursday we spent the day at Alnwich Castle where the Cubs went in Dragons Quest Click to Enlarge
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The Cubs also got the opportunity to dress up in period costumes in the Knights Quest.
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Alnwich Castle was used in the making of part of the Harry Potter films. The Cubs where fortunate to meet Hagrid and Dumbledore whilst we were there. Click to Enlarge
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We then went on a tour of the Royal Chambers and grounds Click to Enlarge
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Friday
Click to Enlarge Friday saw the completion of the model lighthouses, red and white paint everywhere.
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In the afternoon we went to Craster which is famous for its Kipper smokery Click to Enlarge
We also went for a walk around the harbour in the torrential rain!!
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Saturday
Time to leave for home Click to Enlarge