Welcome to Newton's Lab
The theme of our Subcamp is Science, it’s a subject that covers so many areas, so we’ll aim to steer away from space, medicine and technology and theme around traditional chemistry and physics.
The Subcamp is named after Sir Isaac Newton, who is one of the most influential scientists of all time. He came up with numerous theories and contributed ideas to many different fields including physics, mathematics and philosophy.
He’s probably best known for the discovery of gravity and the laws of motion.
We’ll have a load of science-related activities and challenges on the Subcamp for you to try, covering the development of science through the ages.
We hope you’re ready for the booms, bangs and fizzes!
Newton’s Lab Subcamp Team
Hello! I’m Danyel, Subcamp Leader for Newton’s Lab.
As you can imagine, it takes a huge amount of volunteers to deliver such a large Jamboree: for me, I still can’t think of a better role than to directly support participants than being Subcamp staff.
For EIJ2012, I held the role of Nassau Subcamp Leader. A fair few members of that team have kindly agreed to take on the Subcamp role with me again, along with new faces to bring fresh ideas to the team.
For both EIJ2008 (Canadian Wolves) and EIJ2004 (Poseidon) I took on the role of Subcamp activities…. So a fair few years as Subcamp staff!
As for my Scouting background and experience; predominantly I’ve worked with the Scout Section, having been a Scout Leader for over 15 years. I’m currently a Deputy District Commissioner for Chelmsford & District Scouts and also take the lead for the District Scout Section Activity Team.
I’m really looking forward to meeting with you in the Summer and to working with Leanne and whole Subcamp Team to ensure you get the very best experience from EIJ2016.
In 2016 I will be celebrating being involved in Scouting for 20 years, which means I will have been Scouting for half my life. I started as an Assistant Cub Scout Leader but am currently a Cub Scout Leader, District Cub Scout Leader, Gang Show Manager & Active Support Unit (Gang Show) Manager all within Chelmsford & District.
I was Deputy Sub Camp Leader at the 2012 Jamboree for Nassau Sub camp. We had a team that worked very hard but also really well together. I was asked if I would consider the same role this time with many of the previously successful team so I’m back to experience the hard work, fun and friendships all over again. I am most looking forward to building on the experience I gained in 2012 and providing support to our team and the leaders on our subcamp so the young people have the best possible experience.
I look forward to seeing you all at Jamboree and making many happy memories together.
Down to a Tee!
A Jamboree truly isn’t a Jamboree until you’ve donned your camp t-shirt emblazoned with the EIJ logo proud for all to see. You were there, the Essex International Jamboree 2016.
Once again Jamart, EIJ’s very own retailers, will be opening their doors (and webpages) for you to get your fill of those Jamboree wardrobe essentials. This year there is a range of tees, onsies and other clothing options, for you to shout about the event as a whole or showcase your sub-camp allegiance.
Helping you to be prepared these will be available for home delivery or pre-order using the onsite click & collect.
Together with clothing options abundant, Jamart will be offering an exciting range of souvenirs, everything from woggles and phonecases to shoelaces and special limited edition teddies. Speaking of cool new arrivals this year you will be able to purchase a campfire poncho and limited edition activity badges to adorn it. Plus, for the sweet toothed among you the range will not miss out treats to satisfy, whether it is a chilled drink or cheeky packet of sweeties. All these items will be listed below so you can calculate camp bank funds! but only available for purchase on site.
We have the ability to personalise individual and small orders as well as process large plain or personalised orders that will be ready in 48 hours so all bases are covered.
Additional Merchandise List
|Set of 12 sub-camp||Badges||£10.00|
|Activity Fun Badge||Badges (various)||tbc|
|EIJ / Event||Badge||£1.00|
|EIJ / Event||Soft Enamel Pin Badge||£2.00|
|EIJ / Event||Woggle Leather White||£2.00|
|EIJ / Event||Woggle Leather Green||£2.00|
|EIJ / Event||Wrist Band||£1.00|
|EIJ / Event||Lanyard White||£1.00|
|EIJ / Event||Lanyard Green||£1.00|
|EIJ / Event||Key Ring / Fob White Leather||£1.50|
|EIJ / Event||Key Ring / Fob Green Leather||£1.50|
|EIJ / Event||Shoe Laces EIJ Logo (pair)||£2.00|
|EIJ / Event||Coaster Leather||£1.50|
|EIJ / Event||Notepad||£0.60|
|EIJ / Event||Plastic Mug||£3.00|
|EIJ / Event||Pen||£1.50|
|EIJ / Event||Pencil||£1.00|
|EIJ / Event||Eraser||£0.80|
|EIJ / Event||Ruler||£1.00|
|EIJ / Event||Pencil Case||£3.50|
|EIJ / Event||Book Mark||£2.00|
|EIJ / Event||Bear with EIJ Hoody Large 13″||£10.00|
|EIJ / Event||Bear with EIJ Hoody Medium 10″||£8.00|
|EIJ / Event||Bear with EIJ Hoody Small – 6″||£6.00|
|Ultraviolet / Neon Night||Glowsticks, bracelets and novelty glow glasses (each)||£1.50|
|Selection of toys, games, torches and camping accessories.|
Let’s recap on what you need to do:
- Complete Registration Phase 2 with all your participant details and make your final payment
- Tell Beavers, Rainbows, Brownies and Cub troops about Junior Jam
- Read the Good Camping Guide and remind your participants about simple ways to maintain hygiene
- Familiarise yourself with the Jamboree policies
- Plan to bring everything to promote a high level of hygiene in your area
- Take a look at our themed events to plan costumes
- Tell us your special stories about fundraising or perhaps the journey you have planned to get to the Jamboree
- Build a gateway for individual pitch
- Promote EIJ Presents to your Scouts and Guides and use the full instructions on how to be Part of the Show no later than 5pm on 21st July
- Plan to bring a special food dish to share with approximately 50 people for your eveningof Tastes of the World
- Learn Our Changing World Jamboree Song before you arrive
- Plan a fundraising game for Fun of the Fair
- Bring a pre-cut triangle made from recycled/old material triangle for every participant (including leaders) – download bunting template
- Consider dining out at our onsite Chubbys Restaurant
- Place your final orders by 8th July for home deliveries of Subcamp Clothing Range from the EIJ2016 Store
- Place your final orders for food by 15th July from the Retail Food Warehouse using the Order Form
- Place your final orders by 18th July for site collection of Subcamp Clothing Range from the EIJ2016 Store
Catch up on all the information you need to know about your subcamp and life at Jamboree by reading through the subcamp newsletter archive!
What you need to know…
For everything you need to know about the Jamboree, the site, activities and what’s in store, please see our Handbook.
Find out what your group should wear to the different programme zones over Jamboree
Camping at the Essex International Jamboree is different to many other national camps, because we simply take over a farmer’s field for a week, unlike others that take place at County showgrounds and purpose-built campsites. Take a look at the Good Camping Guide to find out everything you need to know about camping at the jamboree!
A checklist of things you’ll want to bring to the Jamboree – from costumes to cleaning!
A recap on everything you need to do in preparation for coming to the Jamboree!
There will be an onsite pre-order supermarket and pop-up Fruit and Vegetable shop open during the Jamboree. Find out about what you can buy and what you can order and how it works!
We have our own international team who are here to welcome and support visitors travelling to Essex from outside the UK mainland. Find out everything you need if you’re bringing an international group to the Jamboree!
Before you come…
Want to have a group photo at your subcamp? Pre-book them in advance using this form
You’ll want to learn how to tie a friendship knot in a scarf in preparation for meeting all the new friends you’ll make at Jamboree!
While you’re at Jamboree…
Fancy something extra to eat? The famous Chubbys are at EIJ with a menu to cater for your every desire!
Direct from the Subcamp news teams
We’ve been busy judging all of your fantastic gateways, and after a lot of decision-making, we’ve come out with a winner! Well done to all of you for your hard work, but the winner of our competition is… 1st Costessey Guides! Congratulations!
JAKE DIXON With most participants leaving the site in less than 24 hours, something special was required for the last day of activities, and in true EIJ fashion a camp-wide picnic was held in the village. 10,000 participants, leaders and staff gathered in front of the main stage, sandwiches in hand, to reflect on what […]
-Ger H As we come to the end of Essex International Jamboree, each of the amazing subcamp teams have gotten in touch with us and asked us to convey their final words of comfort, wisdom and inspiration. Nightingale’s Ward: “Gertrude says: “Be safe, be clean. See you in 2020!” Westwood’s Wardrobe: “Work, Work, Work it […]
A week has passed in Newton’s Lab and at EIJ 2016, and we hope that you’ve all had a fantastic, memorable week. We’ve had some great participants and groups on our Subcamp and we’ll genuinely miss you all when you leave the Jamboree. Over the last week you’ve taken part in hundreds of activities, overcome […]
On Monday Evening each group of the Marconi’s Mast and Newton’s Lab subcamps created what they believed to be their most appropriate cultural dish as part of the Tastes of the World evening activity. The food created ranged from banoffee pie to sweet corn pakora and was lovingly promoted to whoever happened to be walking […]
The participants of Newton’s Lab were lucky yesterday morning as they arrived to the It’s a Knockout zone in bright sunshine. With ten activities ahead of them, they were all very excited; “I’m speechless – it all looks like so much fun!” said Kyle from 4th West Bridgford. Having split into their teams, the groups […]
Participants at Newton’s Lab have had no excuse for being bored this week as craft-guru Max has been keeping hundreds of people occupied with some fantastic craft activities. With several different crafts each day, Maxine (and Guide Dog Puppy, Lacey!) have been busy helping people make some fantastic science-themed creations. Craft activities have included Newton’s […]
Over the course of the Jamboree week, there’s a “Bone of Contention” competition running over at Newton’s Lab, where groups can challenge one another at whatever they like. The Subcamp team kicked things off on Monday night with a cracker eating challenge against the girls from 1st Watton Guide Unit. The two teams of five […]
1952 saw the second ever Essex International Jamboree, held at Belchamps Scout Campsite in Hockley. Barry Smoothy was a Scout with the 2nd Southchurch Troop at the time and has fond memories of his first Jamboree. 64 years later, Barry is back at EIJ, now as an Assistant Scout Leader, but still with the 2nd […]
Do you think you have what it takes to face The Mouse Maze? Well here at Newton’s Lab, we have the opportunity for you to find out. The maze is being run by the youngest members of our subcamp team: Emily and Hannah. I caught up with them earlier to find out what the maze […]
Approaching the Express Yourself zone this afternoon, the last thing I expected to hear was the sounds of African drums beating in rhythm radiating out from the Forum as the members of Newton’s Lab were creating an atmosphere perfect for excitement and competition. Meanwhile outside teams of Guides and Scouts made friends as they raced […]
If you head over to Newton’s Lab, you might notice an extra member on their team. Lacey is a labrador/curly coat retriever cross and is in the early stages of training to be a Guide Dog. Her visit to EIJ will help her get used to meeting new people, loud noises and moving around in […]
Welcome to Newton’s Lab! The team are all very excited to meet you and will be doing their best to make sure you have a great time at your Jamboree. Lead by Danyel and Leanne, most of the team are Scouters from around Chelmsford and are joined by friends from elsewhere in Essex and further beyond. You’ll […]
The biggest Scouting and Guiding event in the UK is rapidly approaching and the excitement is building. We would like to give you the chance to show off your talents and perform in front of an audience of 10,000. Think ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘The X Factor’ – but bigger! “How can I take part […]
Your Camping Area As you may be aware, the Essex International Jamboree takes place in an enormous field north of Chelmsford that we will transform into an amazing Village. However, as with all town-planning, we have to consider every piece of space and utilise it in the best way. This means that you will be […]
Do you have a unique dish that you can share? Are you an expert Pancake Maker? Did your Grandmother pass down a secret recipe to you? Do you have a national or local dish? Are you just simply a ‘toast and jam’ man? Whatever the case, we’d like you to share your favourite dish with […]
Some useful points about arriving on site, full details will follow in the Handbook: Groups are allowed onsite from 9.00am on Saturday 30th July. One vehicle per group is allowed on site at any time. All vehicles remaining in the car park must have a completed car park identity pass displayed in the windscreen at […]
We will be attempting to create a giant line of bunting to represent every participant with a flag. This bunting will symbolically unite us together and be a powerful image of all our new friendships. To do this, we need you to bring a material triangle for each participant and leader made from old or […]
Everyone loves a fairground, and we’re no exception … that’s why we will be having all the Fun of the Fair one evening at the jamboree. Each Group needs to bring a game that can be played at the Fair. Examples of this include Roll a Dice, Hoopla, Hook a duck, Find the treasure and […]
We know your participants have amazing talent and we want to offer them a chance to showcase this at the Jamboree. Keep an eye on the EIJ Presents page for information on how to audition for this amazing opportunity but in the meantime please do let your Scouts and Guides know so they can think about […]
Our archive of Monthly Emailed Newsletters sent to Groups can be found here
On Subcamps, we love to get into the spirit of ‘Our Changing World’ and are creating subcamps that will reflect that theme. All our Subcamps are named after influential people in their area of expertise and your Subcamp will be laden with fun things related to that topic. However to help us get to know […]
Do you know anyone with a great Jamboree story? Your EIJ Media team needs you!
In addition to the main programme, Let's shout from the rooftops! will be doing:
Sunday 31st July
Daytime AM: Zone 6 – Up & Under
Daytime PM: Zone 1 – Express Yourself
Early Evening: Zone 11 – EIJ Presents
Monday 1st August
Daytime AM: Zone 10 – Wet & Wild
Daytime PM: Zone 2 – Enterprise Zone
Early Evening: Zone 12 – Tastes of the World
Tuesday 2nd August
Daytime AM: Zone 5 – A Balancing Act
Daytime PM: Zone 9 – Island Survival
Early Evening: Zone 14 – Get Creative
Wednesday 3rd August
Daytime AM: Zone 7 – On Target
Daytime PM: Zone 8 – Tech. in Motion
Early Evening: Zone 13 – Flash Dance
Thursday 4th August
Daytime AM: Zone 3 – It’s a Knockout
Daytime PM: Zone 4 – On The Box
Early Evening: Zone 15 – Fun of the Fair