Nijam 2017

After the great success of the Northern Ireland Jamboree in 2013, NIjam 2017 will take place in Crawfordsburn Scout Centre, just 11 miles outside of Belfast, from Saturday 29th July to Saturday 5th August 2017. This camp promises to be a fun-filled event to offer both Scouts and Explorer Scouts an opportunity to make new friends, gain new experiences and learn new skills. This event is set to cater for 1000 plus Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Leaders.

The camp will have a full range of activities, from water based to climbing, along with day trips to local areas. They hope to give the Scouts a truly international experience and will welcome any international groups to visit with them. They are looking to accommodate any groups needing to bring camping kit from overseas by partnering them with a local Northern Ireland Scout group. There will be evening activities for both Scouts and Leaders with lots to do and new friends to meet. The theme for the Camp is 'Skills for Life, Friends for Life'.

There will be five ’Daytime Zones’ for you and your group to take part in. Each zone will operate slightly differently depending on what the Zone is offering. Some Zones will be freestyle where you'll have the opportunity to try whatever you like. Others will be more organised and you will be split up into smaller teams to work your way around bases.

Water Activities Zone

Water Activities is a full day adventure off-site on the water at Portavoe Reservoir, Donaghadee Sailing Club and Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex. Activities can include:

  • Sailing
  • Rafting
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Indoor water based fun

Local Sites Zone

There will be a number of one day coach trips to some of the most scenic areas in Northern Ireland. Some of the locations could include:

  • The Mourne Mountains
  • Giants Causeway
  • Belfast Based Activities

Adventure Zone

A day on-site packed with the best adventurous activities that Crawfordsburn Scout Centre has to offer. Activities can include:

  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Zipline
  • Caving
  • 3G Swing

Bushcraft Zone

A day off-site to the local Country Estate to get back to basics where you will spend the day learning new skills or developing existing ones. Skills can include:

  • Fire Lighting
  • Shelter Building
  • Carving
  • Target Skills
  • Backwoods Cooking

Interactive Zone

A day off-site to take part in different interactive workshops to get you all thinking, and the chance to pass a few badges. Locations include:

  • Radar Belfast
  • British Red Cross
  • Local Scavenger Hunt
The cost per participant is £170.00, and per leader is £100.00 and this includes all Activities, Camping, Jamboree Scarf, Badge and T-Shirt. The price excludes food, and transport to and from the Jamboree site.
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