Chamboree is a week long International camp, held on the Royal Cheshire Showground every four years. The next Chamboree will take place from the 30th July to the 6th August 2022.

Everyday adventure is at the very heart of Scouting: spending time away from home, the participation in outdoor indoor activities, teaching young people skills for life, building confidence and gaining independence as well as making new friends from all sorts of backgrounds. It is the aim of 'Chamboree Team' to celebrate everything that is great about Scouting & Guiding in one long week of camping!


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What to Expect

Chamboree 2022 looks forward to welcoming members of the Scout and Guide movements from around the world aged 10 – 17 with their adult leaders and assistants. You can expect to be amongst 5,000+ campers from Cheshire, around the UK and from various parts of the World. Come and join in for a week of fun, freedom, and adventure. There is an exciting programme of activities every day packed full of unique and exciting opportunities to make new and lasting friendships. Complementing this programme of activities there will be a fantastic range of arena events and evening entertainment throughout the camp, right from day 1. With over 30 years of experience, the Chamboree team is ready to welcome groups from around the world and are perfectly equipped with the experience necessary to make your group’s visit to Chamboree an enjoyable one.  
IST Staff
Cheshire Beavers/Rainbows & their Leaders
Cheshire Cubs/Brownies & their Leaders

Activity Zones

During the week participants can visit 9 planets (programme zones) with activities that will be adventurous, creative and unique. The programme is organised to allow young people to challenge themselves, try new things, learn about the world they live in and make new friends!
Manchester City Experience
Active Activities
Global Development Village
Shooting/Target Activities
International Space Station
Adventurous Activities
Inflatable Activities
S.T.E.M Activities
Skills Activities

Supporters & Partners

A huge thank you to the companies and organisations that are helping us to make this life changing event happen!  

How long until Chamboree?

Highlights from Chamboree 2018


Chamboree is organised into five sub camps (plus IST) each with their own distinct identity and dedicated volunteer support team.





Endeavour - 14-17's

Area 51 - IST Staff


Mission Control

Meet the people that are making the event happen!
Dave Hopley
Dave Hopley

Camp Chief

Dave is responsible for overseeing the planning and delivery of Chamboree 2022 and is looking forward to seeing your there.

Laura Dyer
Laura Dyer

Director of Camper Experience

Laura is responsible for registration, subcamps, international support, information sharing, online engagement (website, social media, newsletters). Ensuring everyone is well-informed, well-equipped and gets the most out of their Chamboree experience.

    Nick Hirst
    Nick Hirst

    Director of Programme

    Responsible for providing an exciting, challenging, entertaining & inclusive programme of activities and events for all our participants. From the moment participants arrive on site to the final closing ceremony the programme team will be providing memories & experiences that will last a lifetime.

      Nigel Flatman
      Nigel Flatman

      Director of Site Operations

      Nigel responsible for providing the infrastructure needed to turn our green field into a fully functioning tented village as well as providing the teams that keep our site clean and tidy. They also provide our security team and medical staff.

        Claire Worth
        Claire Worth

        GirlGuiding Liaison & Director of IST

        Claire is our liaison with the Cheshire Guide Counties. Claire is responsible for the recruitment and deployment of IST staff to support Chamboree 2022, including registration, information sharing, online engagement & the IST sub-camp.

          Val Thomason
          Val Thomason

          Director of General Duties

          Val provides support to the Camp Chief in respect of General Duties, and is responsible for the Retail operation, as well as supporting with the recruitment and deployment of IST Staff.

            Graham Philips
            Graham Philips

            Chairman & Director of Marketing

            Graham is our Chair and is responsible for publicising Chamboree 2022, encouraging more participants & staff, getting sponsorship, building the excitement, providing media support and coverage during the event.

              John Bennett
              John Bennett

              Secretary & Director of Safety

              John is our Secretary and is responsible for advising staff and participants on staying safe while having a fantastic week of fun at Chamboree 2022.

                Ruth Flatman
                Ruth Flatman

                Treasurer & Director of Finance

                Ruth is our Treasurer and is responsible for the financial administration, support and information for Chamboree 2022.

                  Contact us

                  And we will get in touch as soon as possible. (please bear in mind we are volunteers)
                  Chamboree 2022, Lea Hall, Wimboldsley, Cheshire, CW10 0LL
                  E-mail: info@chamboree.org.uk Phone: +44 (0)1606 738418