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Will there be photography and filming at WSIJ?

The WSIJ Media Team will be filming and taking photographs throughout the camp, some of which will be used in national press and social media.

WSIJ Media Team members will be easy to spot at camp and, if you know there are people in your group without photo/video consent, please ask them to tell anyone taking photos or video near them that this is the case.

WSIJ is a large scale event and, although we will do our best to ensure photographic and video consent is adhered to, this cannot be guaranteed.

What is the theme of WSIJ in 2022?

WSIJ will be At The Theatre in 2022 – there are many ways in which this can be interpreted so get creative and think about how your group can link in!

Is the site accessible for those with mobility problems?

The Showground is accessible for wheelchair users and others with mobility problems but please be aware there that, away from the pathways, the ground can be quite muddy when wet. There are accessible toilets in many of the permanent blocks on site.

How do I get to the site?

By road (from M23)

  1. Exit the M23 at junction 10 and take the A264 towards East Grinstead.
  2. At the first roundabout, continue straight along the A264.
  3. At the next roundabout, turn right and head towards Haywards Heath along the B2028. The South of England Showground is signposted at this roundabout.
  4. Continue through the villages of Turners Hill and Selsfield Common.
  5. Just before you reach the village of Ardingly you will see the main entrance to the South of England Showground on your right hand side.

By road (from A23/A272)

  1. From A23, take the A272 to join the B2036 in Cuckfield.
  2. Continue along the B2036 and, at the next roundabout, take the first exit onto High Street.
  3. At the next roundabout, take the second exit to stay on the High Street B2036.
  4. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto Ardingly Road
  5. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto Hanlye Lane
  6. After about half a mile, turn left onto Borde Hill Lane
  7. After about a mile, turn right onto Copygold Lane
  8. After about 1.5 miles, turn left onto College Road
  9. After 1.5 miles, turn left onto High Street (B2028)
  10. Continue on the B2028 and you will see the Showground on the left hand side.

By rail

The nearest stations are East Grinstead and Haywards Heath. Visit the National Rail website for details of train times. National Rail Enquiries – Official source for UK train times and timetables

By air

The nearest airport is London Gatwick (LGW), which is just 15 minutes away from the Showground.

How much does it cost to attend WSIJ?

The WSIJ camp fees are below and include a t-shirt, scarf, WSIJ 2022 and sub camp badge for all except infants under two years of age.

Participants – £190.00

Adults with groups – £60.00

Young Leaders – £190 * see below

Children (aged three and older) – £10.00

Infants (aged two and under) – Free

Camp staff – Free *see below

* Young Leaders pay the full camp fee as they are able to access the same programme of activities as participants. Each group can subsidise the fees of their Young Leaders, from their own funds, according to how much of the time they will be taking part in activities.

* There is no camp fee for adults attending as camp staff but these people will need to pay for food, either to the group they are camping with or the central WSIJ catering team. The amount payable has not yet been fixed for those who choose central catering. The food payment for staff not being catered for centrally will be decided by the group they are eating with. There will also be extra charges for volunteer staff wanting inside accommodation, caravan hook-ups, extra badges, etc, which will be payable before camp.

Who can attend WSIJ?

WSIJ is open to Guides, Scouts, Explorers and Rangers between their 10th and 18th birthdays at the time of the camp, as well as adults leading or helping with their group.

Groups can come from anywhere in the UK or overseas, but places for UK groups not from the West Sussex area will be limited so apply early! Adults are welcome to join.

We also welcome adults, from the UK and overseas, as volunteer camp staff. For details on the roles available, see the Registering for WSIJ section of this FAQ.

Where is WSIJ held?

WSIJ will take place at:

The South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL, UK

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