Welcome to

Thorrington Scout Camp

Thorrington is located in the north-east of Essex, just 7 miles outside of the historic town of Colchester. It is well situated to explore the south-east of the UK, with quick access to local transportation.

Although the site has been continuously developing over the years, it has been maintained as a traditional camping site, allowing for individual camping styles to be learned.

Thorrington is made up of 29 acres of woodland, containing 14 sites and 3 buildings. The sites vary in size, from a few hike tents, to a dozen patrol tents.

Campers are welcome to book several sites if they wish to spread out, or maybe can't get onto one of the larger sites.

If you wish to explore our site, please click here to look around a map of our site.

Did you know we're run entirely by volunteers?

Since our beginnings way back in 1938, Thorrington Scout Camp has been run in its entirety by volunteers from local scouting organisations all looking to give back to the community, and we're very proud of this fact.

We think it'd be great for you to get to know the faces of our wonderful warden teams...