Tekels Park, where our camps are held, is a 50 acre estate about 30 miles from London. It currently has a Guest House, a small church and a number of private houses. The field is a Site of National Conservation Interest, being one of the few untouched areas of acid grassland left in Surrey. There is a lot of animal and birdlife including deer, foxes, badgers, stoats, sparrowhawks, woodpeckers, tawny owls and many more. Many species of trees include 3 types of redwood, ginko, eucalyptus, red oak, tall magnolias and lebanese cedars. Many of our members regard Tekels Park as a spiritual home and many of us have formed friendships through our camps which will last a lifetime.
The Order of the Round Table in England holds both national and regional gatherings throughout the year.
National gatherings held at Tekels Park Camp site, Camberley, Surrey include:
1 Easter camp – this is usually a weekend gathering on or around the Easter weekend.
2 May camp – this is usually a weekend gathering over the second Bank Holiday weekend.
3 Squire camp – this is usually the last weekend in June or beginning of July (after exams!) and primarily for 13-17yr olds.
4 Summer camp – this is usually at the beginning of the school summer holidays and is our main week long camp.
5 Bonfire gathering – this is usually just for the day around November 5th!
Regional gatherings are held at the following locations:
2 Taunton/ Bristol
These are usually day events where members who are local to that area have an opportunity to meet up in between the national gatherings.
Non-members are very welcome to attend either a regional or national gathering in order to see who we are and what we do.