Science Sub Camp
There are now only four weeks to wait until WINGS 2014!! As a team, we're definitely getting busier and I'm sure you are too. There is quite a lot new information in this newsletter, along with the usual important reminders, so please read everything carefully...
Sub Camp Layout
You will soon be recieving an email with information on your pitch size during WINGS (if you haven't had it already). If you have any queries about these, please get in touch as soon as possible as we are trying to finalise the plan. The earlier we are made aware of any issues, the easier it will be for them to be addressed. Please note that your pitch may change slightly before your arrival, but you should all have plenty of space for your unit.
We'll be organising a leader's social event in our sub camp marquee, as a way for you to get to know your fellow Scientists, to meet our team and for us to meet you. We haven't set an evening yet, but it'll be early on in the week and will most likely involve a quiz... Yippee!! Keep a look out for information posted on site, and for the quiz sign up sheet.
As part of our sub camp programme, we will be running a scientist-themed activity. We're therefore asking you all to tell us your favourite scientists (or just a scientist who has done something particularly interesting in your opinion). Please email your thoughts to the sub camp team, or comment on the related post on our facebook page. We need to have your ideas within the next 7 days.
Freezer Blocks: We will have a freezer in our sub camp HQ where you can re-freeze your freezer blocks on a rota basis throughout the week. Freezer blocks must be named so your unit can be clearly identified.
Trolley: Your food will be provided in 60 litre boxes, so we recommend that you bring a trolley to help you transport these across the sub camp. We also suggest that you nominate two responsible participants to collect the food for your unit each day. This will help the process run quickly and smoothly. We have a lot of food to be handed out, so please bare with us to begin with!
Cleaning Equipment: The larder boxes provided at the start of WINGS will not contain spray surface cleaners. Please bring these with you. Washing up liquid, cloths and scourers will be provided.
WINGS 2014 will have its very own radio station, so you should add a radio to your group kit list. You'll be able to request music, send in messages and even speak on air. Get thinking of your favourite Science-themed tunes!
Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the sub camps. Designated smoking areas will be made available for leaders and of-age participants .
Merchandise and Badges
There will be a limited amount of WINGS merchandise, including badges, available to buy on site, just in case you didn't manage to get your clothing order in on time. There will also be a designated area for badge swapping, so bring along your spares if you want to fill up your camp blankets!
The giant pink thumbs up will link you to our facebook page, where we have over 200 likes! Hooray!! Reading is currently home to the highest number of our followers, and Cork is the most engaged; can you get your unit to bring your area up the leaderboard?! Make sure you like us and get involved with the final countdown to WINGS 2014. We'll also be posting updates during WINGS itself, so tell all your supporters about us too!