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Operation Camouflage

Operation Camouflage 2019 takes place from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 August (9:45am - 5:00pm).

  • Entries are now closed for 2019

Now in its eleventh year at Rock Barracks, Sutton Heath, near Woodbridge, the home of 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment, this ground-breaking scheme is open to children, aged 8-16,  from East Suffolk and those from military families based at Colchester, Wattisham and Woodbridge.

The aim of the programme, organised by East Suffolk Council and the Army Welfare Service (AWS) is to bring together young people from different backgrounds to challenge themselves and develop new skills. 

In 2014, the scheme was shortlisted for the Youth Justice Award in the Children and Young People Now Awards. This category recognises the initiative that has made the biggest contribution to improving the life chances of young offenders, or those at risk of offending or reoffending.

Activities in the four day programme may include rock climbing, obstacle course, bushcraft, laser tag, archery, tag rugby, plate painting, T-shirt designing, first aid skills and much much more.

You must be able to attend each day (Tuesday - Friday) and take part in a variety of physical activities and challenges as part of a team. You will need to be dropped off and collected from the Community Centre outside the barracks each day, at Easton Road, Woodbridge Base, Sutton, IP12 3TD.

The cost of entry is £90, which includes all kit, activities and lunch.