Going Wild in the Wild West
Saturday, 22 June 2013
Size:  (not chosen)
How Geocaching Works
Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer
Our annual camping meet has moved
to the seaside - Brean Sands, Somerset.
This year we are going back to our Wild West theme,
so dig out those spats and tomahawks.
Book the date in your diaries for:
"Going Wild in the Wild West "
Essential dates for your diary
21st to 23rd June 2013
Unfortunately we have not been able to book our usual venue at Cheddar due to the site being closed for refurbishment but we think that we have found another super site at Brean. So this year we have booked in at Diamond Farm Caravan and Camping Park, situated in the heart of the beautiful Somerset countryside, yet only minutes from the glorious sandy beaches and the bustle of Brean and Burnham on Sea. The site is a well maintained level site and we have exclusive use of their rally field. There are excellent facilities including modern heated toilets and washrooms/showers (small charge for showers), a small well stocked shop on site which provides basic groceries together with a cafe which caters for meals all day, a children’s play area with swings and slides, fishing in the river Axe which flows along the edge of the site for those with strange pastimes and access to walks along the riverbank and hopefully a few caches. The site is easily accessible by road just a few miles from M5 junctions 21 or 22, and for those using public transport the nearest station is Weston-Super-Mare with buses from Weston-Super-Mare stopping at the park gates.
Unfortunately Diamond Farm do not offer any accommodation, but for those of you who do not like the idea of camping but still want to join in with all of the weekends activities there are plenty of options nearby at the various holiday sites and bed & breakfasts.
The obligatory BBQ will be held on the Saturday evening which will have a Wild West theme (start sorting out your costumes now) to which all smiley hunters are welcome. I will add details for this as we develop and formalise our plans, but do expect lots of silliness (muddy legs department).
Please bring your own food for the BBQ and if you can, a BBQ, although if you can't manage a BBQ there will be plenty around that you will be able to share.
If you intend to come to this event please can you log your intentions below, and please include whether you are camping, and if you would like electric hook-up. Electric hook-ups are very limited and will be allocated on a first come basis, if you do not state on your will attend log and/or your booking (when available) it will be assumed that it is not required.
The program is at a very early stage of development, but as it develops we shall add details
below and send out announcements.
The timings are not hard and fast, and could possibly be a little late if things overrun
but are unlikely to be early.
||Arrive and set up camp
Please go straight to event HQ to register your arrival where you will be allocated your pitch, there will be signs to direct you. There is no need call in at site reception.
||Series of 6 new Wild West themed caches go live along Brean sea front, your chance to go exploring. Print outs of cache details will be available from this time and GPX files may also be available.
||Meet & greet - With cowboy supper at camp HQ. We do have a few disposable cups bowls and forks but if you can it would be helpful if you could please bring your own.
||Series of 16 new caches due to go live on GC.com. Print outs of cache details will be available from this time and GPX files may also be available, although cannot guarantee 9:00am.
|Wild West Rodeo & BBQ
The camp silliness begins in Fancy Dress (non-campers welcome, meet at camp HQ - waypoint R13XV3X)
If you wish to BBQ please bring your own food and BBQ if you have one. If you don't wish to BBQ, then please come and join us anyway with or without your dinner, all are welcome.
||Sue's mega raffle - We will be holding a raffle, the proceeds of which will go to a very good cause very close to our hearts as did last years' raffle.
|11:00am to 1:00pm
||Wild West Brunch - A chance to say farewell to friends old and new over a bacon butty before making your way home.
The campsites usual departure time is 11.00 am, if you wish to stop latter, please let us know and we'll see what we can sort out.
If you need to get in touch with us for whatever reason you can contact us on our mobiles on:
John (Mad H@ter) - 07952 060660
Sue (muddy legs) - 07985 218590
This year bookings are to be made directly with us via an online booking form and payments will also be collected by us. We will require a £5 deposit at time of booking (or once payment system is set up) with the remainder to be paid by 7th June.
To Book please open the booking form by clicking here
Once we have received your booking we will send you an email with details of how to pay using either PayPal (preferred) or cheque. This is not automated so please be patient, but if you have not received it within a week please get back in touch. It would be appreciated if payments could be made promptly and within a week of the email for deposit and by due date for the remainder.
We have not been able to negotiated any huge discounts this year, however we believe the prices to still be excellent value and for many it will be cheaper than last year. with no extra charges for awnings, pup tents for children, dogs etc.
£9.00 per night per unit* non electric
£12.00 per night per unit* with electric (Sorry these are all booked, if you would like to go on the reserve list please state on your booking)
Prices are for up to 2 people, additional people aged over 5 will be £2.00 per night
There will also be a small additional charge of £1.00 per person aged under 16 or £2.00 aged over 16 to cover expenses to run this camp. Should there be any surplus this will be donated to our favourite K9 charity.
For those with electric hook-up your pitches will be pre-allocated along the edges of the field.
For those without they will not be pre-allocated, you will get to choose where you would like to pitch on arrival.
For those without electric we will be setting up a charging station so you can recharge your gadgets.
*A unit = one tent/caravan/motorhome etc
If your entry in the above list is incorrect or missing please contact us through our profile.
You might like to join the Facebook group for discussions related to this event.
Wild West Geocoin
With much help from our friends at NE Geocaching supplies we now have an amazing new geocoin to offer all attendees to our event. The coin is a wooden wagon wheel and is available for £8.50 on pre-order for collection at the event and if there are any left they will be for sale at the event for £9.00. These geocoins are on a very limited run and once they're gone, they're gone; so to avoid disappointment get your orders in early. Orders are to be placed online at NE Geocaching Supplies by 16th June to guarantee your geocoin.
(No hints available.)