POSTPONED: BIG Spring Camp 2020

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BIG Spring Camp 2020
May 22

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293 places left

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Event booking closes on May 21 at 12:00:00
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Due to the coronavirus epidemic, BIG Spring Camp 2020 is postponed. We are looking at alternative dates and will announce a revised date as soon as we are able. All existing bookings for the event will be automatically moved over to the new date, and if anyone is unable to make the revised date they will receive a full refund. However, we'd ask that you wait for the new date to be announced before asking for a refund, please. 


The glorious festival of all things OutdoorLads and our biggest showcase event of the year, BIG Spring Camp, is back for 2020 and you will not want to miss it!

We'll be returning to North Wales where we will have full use of the site and be on the doorstep of an outdoor playground with the dramatic scenery and adrenaline experiences of Snowdonia National Park and the surrounds right on our doorstep. Come and celebrate OutdoorLads and the outdoors in a three day break of activities, exercise and our legendary themed party nights if that's your bag; or use the opportunity for more of a chilled weekend soaking up the scenery and relaxing in your camp chair, it really is up to you.

Our successful pop-up micro-pub, The Outdoor Inn, will be making a return in 2020 so there is a quieter contrast to the party-focused clubhouse. It will feature our own portable bar, which has draught lager, draught cider and cask ale plus a full range of spirits, premium tonic waters, wines and prosecco, plus a wide range of soft drinks and non-alcoholic lager.

(Did you know you can hire our portable bar for your own events, birthdays, weddings and parties - and raise money for a charity of your choice and/or OutdoorLads at the same time. Click here for more details).

The OutdoorLads kitchen will provide hearty meals to see you through the weekend. With a packed entertainment programme to ensure you can never be bored, this will be another fabulous weekend of fun and friends - don't miss it!

Want to get a taste of the event? Check out this fantastic video captured by Daniel Wynnn-Powell. 



Once again there will be a host of free and paid for activities, and we'll be looking to introduce some new ones in 2020. Details will be made available here nearer the time.


​The OutdoorLads bar is a permanent fixture in the club house offering an indoor space to relax and eat during the day/early evening then later it becomes a lively space with entertainment into the early hours.

Saturday Night: Emergency Disco! We're thinking blue lights, firemen, police, doctors & nurses, and Tupperware on heads.

Sunday Night: Disco Down Under! Not at all influenced by Kylie's promise of a new album. But besides plenty of Kylie we're expecting corks on hats, thongs on dresses, Priscilla Queen of the Desert references... Keep your didgeridoos to yourself, though.

We'll also have The Outdoor Inn, our own pop-up micro-pub as a nice contrast where it's easier to chat!

We have a range of draught ales and lagers, cider, wine and spirts as well as soft and hot drinks. The Bar is operated by our own OutdoorLads volunteers. The prices are kept low and all the profit made goes right back into supporting the charity.

The Outdoor Chill-out Area is available to use anytime up to 11pm, with a cosy fire pit it is a quiet space where campers can relax.


The camp is in a fantastic spot near Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. The site is easily accessible with good public transport links and next to some of the most amazing locations for all the outdoor pursuits the UK has to offer. This site is only used for camping by OutdoorLads, and we have exclusive use of the site and all its facilities. 


  • Licensed Bar
  • Food served every day
  • Hot, high pressure showers
  • Toilets & wash rooms
  • Changing areas
  • Washing up area
  • Drinking water taps
  • Recycling area
  • Floodlit camping area on Friday evening (to help get the tent up if you arrive late!)

CAMP RULES - Whilst we don't like too many rules, a few are necessary for a successful event for all: 

  • No glass policy. This is a rugby club with pitches - this rule will be strictly enforced
  • You must respect other campers and their property
  • Quiet camping between 23:00 and 07:00 - there are designated areas to socialise and talk away from peoples' tents
  • Please pitch tents at least 6 feet / 2 metres apart. Any closer and it represents a fire risk
  • This is a camping event, designed for tents. Caravans, campervans, motorhomes and trailer tents (indeed anything you want to sleep in that isn't a traditional fabric tent!) are only permitted if you have a booked and confirmed a place for such, at additional cost. Places will go on sale nearer the time. Six metres between units minimum. Numbers are restricted to 15 units. No awnings allowed. No exceptions will be made. 
  • All vehicles must be parked in the car park and are not permitted on the camping fields 
  • No dogs on site at any time - this is a rugby club with pitches. This will be strictly enforced. 
  • Open fires are not allowed - BBQs are okay, but must be raised off the ground so as to not scorch the grass. 
  • You are responsible for keeping your camping area clean and tidy - please ensure it is left in the state you found it when you leave.
  • All waste and recycling must be sorted and disposed of in the appropriate area on site, not left on the camping fields. 
  • Campsite opens at 4pm on Friday 22nd May for general admission. Early entry may be made available nearer the time at additional cost. 
  • Unfortunately there are are no day passes to this event, all attendees must book and pay for a place. However, non-attendees are welcome to participate in the off-site associated events. 


All photos on this event page are used with permission from Wesley Kristopher Chambers Photography


Cyclists setting off
BSC tents in campsite
OutdoorLads banner
Camper at his tent
Guys in the Outdoor Inn relaxing
View from train
Relaxing on the terrace
Guys chatting in the bar
Relaxing on the grass
Guys holding hands
Pride flag on a tent
Cyclists setting off
BSC tents in campsite
OutdoorLads banner
Camper at his tent
Guys in the Outdoor Inn relaxing
View from train
Relaxing on the terrace
Guys chatting in the bar
Relaxing on the grass
Guys holding hands
Pride flag on a tent


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