Everything you need to know…

Winter Camp is open to anyone in school years 7-11 and both JLGB members and non-members are welcome.

Want to bring a friend? We will give you a £10 voucher for every friend that signs up on your recommendation, see our Bring a Friend page for more information.

Venue and dates
Winter Camp will be held at an indoor residential centre near Birmingham from Friday 27th December 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020.
The cost of JLGB Winter Camp includes transport from central pick-up points and all participants should travel on the transport provided.
Anyone who is travelling to or from a place other than their local pick up point, please indicate this on the application form so that appropriate travel arrangements can be made. Pick up points are subject to the number of participants attending from each area, for example, Leeds and Liverpool may be required to travel from Manchester depending on the number of applications received from each location.
Full travel details will be communicated closer to the start of camp.
In a heated and fully indoor cabin environment, all participants will sleep in en-suite bedrooms of no more than five people. Duvets and pillows will be provided, so you won't need to bring sleeping bags, ensuring that participants get the home comforts alongside the traditional camp experience.
The building contains many large activity rooms, including an indoor sports hall, large productions hall, dining rooms and many comfortable lounges. There are also outdoor spaces on site which we will use, weather permitting, to make sure everyone gets some fresh air!
We will do our best to accommodate your requests so that you can share a room with your friends. Please clearly indicate on your application form the first and last names of those you wish to share with. Please note that it may not be possible to share with all those listed, however we will endeavour to ensure that you share a room with at least one of the names specified.
At Winter Camp, our talented professional chefs serve delicious meals freshly prepared on-site to a set kosher menu.
We are able to cater for those who are vegetarian or have special dietary needs or allergies (e.g. gluten free) just make sure you mention it on your online application form.
We think it's vital to provide a good-quality balanced diet for everyone on camp - especially as you'll be running around using up a lot of energy. That's why you'll get the option of a hot breakfast, and a starter and dessert at lunch and dinner time. All meals are served in the dining room where you'll be able to sit with your friends and catch up on all the fun you've been having.
There'll also be a tea-time treat, a tuck shop to stock up on kosher nosh, a 24 hour 'hydration station', and hot chocolate and biscuit before you head to bed for the night.

Sample Camp Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Cereal
  • Challah
  • Cheese
  • Toast
  • Pancakes
  • Eggy Bread
  • Cheese on Toast
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Fried Eggs
  • Pasta (various sauces)
  • Garlic Bread
  • Jacket Potatoes
  • Baked Beans
  • Pizza (various toppings)
  • Chips
  • Beef/Veggie Burgers
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Pasta Bake
  • Filled Rolls
  • Salads
  • Fruit
  • Soup
  • Turkey Schnitzel
  • Fajitas
  • Roast Chicken
  • Chips
  • Latkes
  • Roast Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Salads
  • Fruit
  • Flapjack
  • Sponge Cake
  • Cookies
  • Ice Lollies
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Jam Tart
  • Fruit Salad
  • Apple Crumble
  • Chocolate Pudding
First Timers and Young Participants
The "Fresher's Club" is open for all participants in year 6, 7 and 8 where our dedicated team of adult and young leaders will put on activities especially for our first-timers and young participants. This is a great way for people who are new to camp to meet people their own age and make friends as they find their feet. When you arrive, be sure to look out for the Fresher's team who will be waiting for you!
Study Room
We understand that the time of camp can fall in a key revision period for some of our older participants. In order to ensure that they have the best opportunity to revise, we have a supervised quiet study room open all day. Participants are welcome to use it whenever they'd like, as long as there is communication with their group leaders. If you wish to register for use of this facility, please indicate so on your online application.
Religious Services
Winter Camp is a fully Kosher site and the programme is Shomrei Shabbat. There are also facilities available for daily prayer services and those who wish to take part should let the camp team know beforehand via their application form.
Welfare and Medical Services
We have a high ratio of leaders to young people, plus a staff team specifically designated for medical and welfare care - so there's always someone for you to go to if you have a problem, no matter how big or small.
As part of our online application process every parent is required to complete the medical section for their child. The information provided is treated as completely confidential. We feel we can deal with almost anything as long as we are forewarned.
JLGB has many years of experience in dealing with sensitive issues and any welfare concerns will be addressed with care and confidentiality by our Welfare Team.
Online Application Process
You can apply online at our Winter Camp website at using our paper-free service by making a secure payment online by debit or credit card.
If you opt to pay by cheque please complete the form online, print, sign and send together with a cheque/post-dated cheques to the full amount to JLGB HQ.
We also have a new easy payment plan system in place - simply choose to pay by credit or debit card and you can set up automatic monthly payments.
All applications should be received by Monday 10th December in order to guarantee a place.
Quartermaster's "Logistics" Department
Would you like to help with behind the scenes of camp running of camp, learning to set up audio visual equipment or supporting the kitchen staff? Those over the age of 14 years who wish to work with the Camp Quartermaster's Department should contact the Camp Quartermaster via JLGB HQ by emailing or by calling 020 8989 8990.
We have a dedicated security team, working closely with the CST, to make sure that you are kept safe whilst at camp. During the night leaders are never far away, emergency points and leaders rooms are clearly marked. Unnecessary cash or valuables, including jewellery, laptops/tablets or mobile phones should not be brought to camp. Emergency phone numbers will be issued should parents need to contact their child whilst at camp. For information on valuables see our Terms & Conditions.
Please be aware that you will be provided with a duvet and pillow so it is not necessary to bring a sleeping bag to Winter Camp.
Suggested packing list:
T-Shirts / Casual ShirtsLong Trousers / Jeans / ShortsJumpers
Boots / Shoes / TrainersSmart clothesUnderwear
Socks / TightsPyjamasHat / Scarf / Gloves
WaterproofsHat / Scarf / GlovesTorch / Spare Batteries
TowelToothbrush & toothpasteSoap / shampoo

Other clothing items (such as fancy dress) may be required for certain activities or entertainments - of which notice will be given prior to camp. Please ensure that all clothes are clearly labelled with your first name and surname. For information on how lost property is kept see our Terms & Conditions.
Do I need to bring any pocket money?
We recommend you bring up to £15 of pocket money to purchase items from the tuck shop. For information on pocket money see our Terms & Conditions.
Can I bring electrical items such as my mobile phone and hair straighteners to camp?
Yes, but at your own risk. JLGB holds no responsibility for any loss of or damage caused by or to any electrical equipment you bring with you. For full details please see our Terms & Conditions.
Mobile Phones
Please note that mobile phones are taken to camp at participant's own risk. Participants will not be allowed to use mobile phones during structured activity time and any phone being used may be confiscated and stored safely until the end of camp.
Mobile phones can be charged in the members bedrooms. Any mobile phone found charging anywhere else will be removed for safekeeping. The JLGB can take no responsibility for any mobile phones lost or damaged whilst in members' possession unless they have been handed in for safekeeping. Please note that mobile phone reception at the campsite is poor.
Contact & Emergency Telephone Numbers
Prior to Camp, you can contact JLGB via email at or 020 8989 8990.
During camp the emergency contact mobile number is 07942 908 990. If you are unable to reach the camp mobile number you can leave a message and your call will be returned, a message can be left with the JLGB Head Office (during office hours) on 020 8989 8990.
Terms and Conditions
All those attending JLGB Camps and Events are subject to JLGB Terms and Conditions. These are available to view online at

If you can't find the answer to your query please contact JLGB HQ by emailing or calling 020 8989 8990.

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