Papers of the Forest School Camps

Scope and Content

MSS.156: Minutes of Council meetings, 1953-1969; papers of various committees, 1950-1969; constitution and Annual Report, 1965-1976; New Horizon School Camps, 1962-1976; Flysheet; Forest School Camps Newsletter, 1954-1976; camp reports, 1948-1974; Forest School Camps Magazine, 1964-1975; Annual Programme, 1948-1977; photographs.

MSS.156B: Interview tapes, 1997; interview transcripts on floppy disk; Our Story and related papers, 1998-2001; camp diaries, 1992; mobile log book for Ireland, 1996.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Forest School Camps were formed in the tradition of original Forest School which dated from 1929 until the Second World War. Formed in 1947, it is a Registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee whose purpose is the promotion of holidays and outdoor activities for children and young people.

Reference: Finding aid to the collection.


The collection is uncatalogued.

Access Information

Prior written permission from the depositor is required for access to the 1977 deposit. No restriction apply to the 2002 deposit.

Acquisition Information

The initial deposit was made in 1977 by the Forest School Camps. A further deposit was made in 2002 by a private individual.


Formerly held at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick, with the reference GB 152 156col.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are not expected.

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