Frequently asked questions
As we have done for previous WINGS events, for international units we can buddy you up with UK units who can help support you with the equipment you need. This has worked well not only from an equipment point of view, but also in forging relationships ahead of the event – many units have maintained long-term relationships and gone on to host further camps together.
Bookings and payment
- Full Participant 10-17yrs £275
- Leader / Adult (18yrs +) £100
- Young Leader (14-17yrs) £100
All fees include food. Leader and Young leader costs does not include activities. Any Leader or Young Leader wishing to take part in the activities will have to pay the Full Participant Fee
- Adult Volunteers 18yrs + £80 or £15/day
- Young Service Team 14-17yrs £80 or £15/day
- Volunteers children 10-17yrs £80 of £15/day
- Volunteers children 0-9yrs Free
All fees include camp fees, on-site parking and full catering / food for the week. Does not include activities.
You're able to amend the participants and leaders in your unit up until April 2020. If you remove someone from your unit, then the funds paid for the individual up to that point will be transferred to the outstanding balance and you will not be required to pay their remaining balance.
If there is capacity available, then you will be able to add additional participants up until April 2020 and the balance of the fees will be added to your payment schedule.
Once your unit books through our online booking system, you will receive an email with login details and your unit will be booked onto WINGS2020. Within 2 weeks of registration you will receive an invoice for the non-refundable deposit of £150.
The booking system enables you to add participants and leaders against your unit's attendance. It also enables you to manage their health and activity forms (as well as participants and parents being able to manage this individually too).
The information provided in the system can be used by you while onsite and will be used by relevant WINGS2020 volunteers to safely and effectively deliver WINGS2020.
When we reach capacity through the online bookings, we will start to create a waiting list and where space becomes available we will contact units on a first come first served basis.
Food and catering
During WINGS 2020 we will provide your unit with the ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner over the 7 days.
Our professional Head of Food has an in-depth understanding of catering for people with allergies. During the event we’ll have all the 14 major food allergens covered (which accounts for 90% of food allergic reactions) in the menu.
The registration system will provide you the opportunity to make us aware of food allergies within your unit (based on the participant).
Our food and catering team are designing menus to best manage and minimise food waste for example designing menus that have the capability to utilise surplus food. We are also working with local food banks and charities in Berkshire who will be able to use any food waste that is produced. In addition, all our disposables will be made from plant-based materials and will be fully compostable.
We want to deliver an environmentally responsible camp. As a result we will be working to minimise the miles your food has to travel, providing you with fresh food with a smaller carbon footprint.
Yes, a single permission form is included as part of the registration process. We only run activities supported by the UK Scouting and Guiding organisations
Yes, all activities are designed to be accessible, please advise your specific needs during registration so we can make reasonable adjustments where needed.
All activities are suitable for Scout/Guide age and above, that is 10+. There may be some height/weight restrictions on specific bases. The mid-week WINGS programme is specifically designed for Cub/Brownie aged participants
We will schedule you for a range of activities during your week at WINGS. This enables us to maximise the amount of activities that everyone gets to do and our intention is for everyone to do everything!
You do not need to bring any special equipment. All you will need to bring are some clothes that you are OK to get wet and trainers or shoes that are good for walking in.
We will send you a schedule for your group before you get to WINGS with a copy you can pick up when you arrive at WINGS
We will schedule you for activities. You don’t have to do any so you have an option to no show or show up and not participate. Make sure your leader knows.
You will be booked under activities in your name, which will be linked to your id tag and helps us to manage the activities safely and effectively.