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Activation - Saturday 6th July & Sunday 7th July 2019

Activation is a full day event of activities that will be laid on by the County Active Support Units.

The event takes place near Carsington Water and is a one day event. Activities will include rock climbing, sailing, caving, archery & air rifle, geocaching, mountain biking, crate stacking, survival skills & canoeing to name a few. Each Young Person will be able to participate in up to 4 Activity sessions on the day. Activities are allocated based on preferences, capabilities and then the actual availability on the sessions. These cannot be changed on the day.

Activation is a great place to make new friends. We cannot, though, group children together with their friends or group, it is simply not feasible due to their different activity choices. They can arrange to meet up during breaks.

The cost, per head, is £21 and this includes the activities and a badge...
All you need to do is get transport to and from Carsington, bring your kit including your lunch and drinks. Note: Full information, including a Kit List, and Drop-off/Collection Instructions will be sent nearer the time of the event.

Book online now

Points to note

Please be aware that, once a booking is received, it is not possible to refund the place or swap it to another day or child.

Unfortunately camping cannot be offered for Young People as there are limited facilities on site.

Pictures from Activation 2018

Further Information

Leaders can book to come along on the day by emailing us for a Leader Booking form.
They will be expected to help out on-site, various jobs are available

Activation is an annual event held, overlooking Carsington Water in Derbyshire, in the early Summer (except in Peak years). Activity Teams from across Derbyshire come together to provide a wide range of Activities for Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts to enjoy.


Any questions, please contact the Activation Team


For local camping try:

For directional instructions and ideas of what to do if you remain locally, click here