Wish you were here @JarmanCentre2021

Are you missing that trip to the Jarman Centre with your friends?

Girlguiding Cambridgeshire East has come up with a solution and we invite you all to take part in a fun County Virtual Sleepover – Wish you were here@JarmanCentre2021 on Saturday 27 March. The weekend will start at 10am on the Saturday with a welcome by the County Commissioner on the Girlguiding Cambridgeshire East youtube channel – you will need to subscribe to the channel so check in a bit before 10am.

There is a fantastic challenge pack full of the sort of activities you would usually do while at the Jarman Centre, but which you can also do at home or in a unit or Zoom setting.

  • Why not try and complete at least one activity from each of the six themes: Archery, Sensory, Ned the Horse, Stargazing, Outdoors and Staying Overnight.
  • Get ready for the Sleepover: build your den indoors or pitch a tent in your garden, to sleep anywhere other than in your bed!
  • Have a go at making one of the treats from the campfire cookbook and join us on the youtube channel for a campfire at 6pm led by Sue and local members.

You can download the challenge booklet and campfire cookbook here: https://jarmancentre.org.uk/downloads/useful-information

As with any good challenge there is a badge! It costs £1.50 plus p&p with proceeds in aid of the Jarman Centre. An order form is included in the challenge booklet, plus there is a single page stand-alone form on the above webpage. You can also use the online shop order form especially if you need to order other shop items at the same time. You can pre-order badges, with initial supplies available by the end of April.

We look forward to seeing lots of photos of you taking part in the challenge on social media using #Jarmancentre2021. Please remember parental permission when sending photos of under 18s.

If you can’t join us on 27th March don’t worry, the challenge pack and campfire cookbook will remain available on the website to be completed at any time.


Lockdown update

Instruction from Girlguiding to suspend unit meetings also applies to residential centres; therefore the Jarman Centre is closed until further notice.

We have been keeping bookings in place so that once the situation changes groups will still have their slot. The County Trustees had already agreed that groups should not suffer financial loss through no fault of their own so existing deposits have been returned (minus an admin fee) on a rolling monthly basis until such time as we are able to reopen.

We are still allowing groups to make future bookings but we are not taking deposits until we can reopen safely.
We are grateful to have received Government grants during the pandemic to help with essential maintenance and to continue to employ our caretaker while we have been closed during lockdown periods.
If you would like to support the Jarman Centre at this difficult time you could join our 50/50 lottery, the Friends of the Jarman Centre or make a donation. The forms are here.
Sheila Betts
Jarman Centre Management Committee
6 February 2021


Slowly, slowly . . .

We are delighted to open the Jarman Centre for limited non-residential use again.

Abbeycroft Leisure ran a series of summer day camps in August (photo by Keith Heppell) and we are now welcoming back Girlguiding and Scouting groups and other small groups.

Please see our Covid-19 risk assessments for restrictions you will need to comply with.

NHS Track and Trace QR Code posters are in place at the entrance, the solid shelter and the house entrance for those using the NHS Covid-19 app, otherwise leaders should collect contact information separately.


Easter Fun Day Challenge BADGE ALERT!

We’ve now sold all the badges but have placed another order for latecomers which should be here by the third week in June. We had to order in multiples of 50 so there will be some spare badges – if you missed the order deadline complete a form – see below. First come first served . . . 
We’re so sorry we couldn’t run the family fun day this year and we followed up a suggestion from one of our members (thank you Kerrie!) that we could issue some challenge activities for families to do at home.
This has been very successful and we’ve received some lovely photos – see our facebook page.
The badge order form is included on the last page of the challenge leaflet so you can email the order in and pay online straight to our bank or via PayPal – no cheques please.

Jarman Centre Easter Fun Day Challenge 2020 (pdf)
Jarman Centre Easter Fun Day Challenge 2020 (docx)


Friends Spring Lunch

We regret to announce that we have cancelled the Spring Lunch. We hope we shall be able to arrange the Autumn Supper in October.