BDS Junior Camp 2019

British Driving Society Junior Camp 2019
August 16-18th 2019

KILVEY CARRIAGE HOUSE, Ty Draw Road, Bon-y-Maen, Swansea, SA1 7BU

Camp is a very exciting experience! You will make new friends and learn many new things about carriage driving. BDS juniors from 8-17 years from Wales and across the UK are most welcome to apply.

Last year, 12 keen young drivers had a wonderful time:

Camp is a lot of fun with games and activities even after you have settled the horses for the night after their busy day.





At Kilvey Carriage House, there is an amazing Carriage House and Harness Room:

What will I drive?
– Schoolmaster Horses/Ponies will be provided to suit all abilities.

This year, you will have the opportunity to drive the centre’s experiences Friesian Stallions! As singles and pair!

As well as your favourite Shetland Pair who have supported all of our recent camps!

Cost for camp this year will be £110.00 with a reduction (TBC) for all BDS Wales Portfolio entrants. This will include: Tuition, Activities, Food, CampingDo come! You will have three days of camping carriage driving fun!

Tell your friends! Any junior who is a BDS member can come! 
Membership is available online from the BDS Website and is only £20 a year!

Key Information!

Times: You may arrive at camp from 11 am on Friday August 16th. Parents may arrive at 4.30pm on Sunday for Presentations.

Mobile phones will be allowed, but must be handed in to a designated adult during tuition times.


BOOK IN ASAP TO SECURE A PLACE. Camp is very popular so don’t miss out!

We need to know details as soon as possible in order to plan effectively.

Parents’ Section:

ASAP – Send in the 3 paperwork forms below:
Please find the 3 pieces of paperwork in one document. The 3 pieces are: Registration form; Medical form; Photo Consent form.
PDF format: Camp_Registration Form
Word format: Camp_Registration Form


Non-refundable deposits of £50.00 must be paid by June 10th 2019.
And the remainder of the fees by July 20th 2019.

Please make all cheque payable to BDS WALES and forwarded to the treasurer.
Treasurer: Ms Amanda Say, 100 Ashford Close North, Croesyceilliog, Cwmbran, Torfaen, NP44 2BL.

If you wish to pay by BACS:
Bank: Barclays
Sort Code: 20-10-26
Account number: 30209872
Reference: BDSJC19 (followed by name).

If you have any questions, please contact the Junior Commissioner, Emily Ham: 078337718035.

Or, contact our host, Mrs Gwenda Kesans on 07970424128

Additional Notes for Parents


Food is supplied for children who are staying throughout, or coming on a daily basis.
Please can we ask that you let us know well before camp if your child has any special dietary requirements.

Pastoral Care

The full pastoral team is to be confirmed but includes BDS Wales adults well known to the children – including Emily Ham, Gwenda and Simon Kesans. Campers should report to any of these people if they feel unwell, unhappy or if they have been injured.

It has been agreed by the BDS Wales committee that the camp is for juniors and we hope that you, as parents, will be happy to leave your children in our team’s safe hands. It has been agreed that in the best interests of all concerned that all children at the camp must be fully participating in the activities offered. Parents who have volunteered to stay are helping to make camp successful for every junior attending and not shadowing their own children. This has been a huge success in the past and we hope it will be the same this year, but if there are any areas of concern, please contact myself (Emily Ham) or Gwenda to discuss the matter.

Any difficulties downloading forms

In the rare instance you have problems downloading the paperwork and would like paper copies sent to you, please send an SAE to Emily Ham, Fanolau Farmhouse, Battle Hill, Pontfaen, Powys, LD3 9SH.

At BDS Wales, we look forward to supporting our junior drivers and also welcome BDS juniors from across the UK who would like to share out wonderful three day camp!


Date TBA

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