Bristol Children's Help Society  was established in 1884 and the first camp was held in Barton 3 years  later.  As such, it is one of the longest running residential adventure camps for children in the country. 

Through the continued efforts and support of the Harvey family , Barton continues to thrive through to the present day. 

We need your help

You can help us by donating; 

£10,000 to run a camp for 40 children for 1 week

£3,500 will sponsor a camp for 40 children for 1 weekend

£1,000 will pay for 40 children for 1 night in the camp 

£125 to send a child to camp for the weekend

£50 would pay for a child's bedding

If you give £25, a child could take part in an outdoor pursuit or educational visit 


We are honoured to announce that Bristol Children's Help Society (BCHS) has been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE.


donate now

Click below to make a donation...

Alternatively you can send a cheque to:

Barton camp, Barton Road, Winscombe, North Somerset, BS25 1DY

Meet the team

Supported by other Directors of BCHS

Tom Hood

President of BCHS

Bob Hollis

Chair of BCHS

Brian Hall

Wendy George

Trustee of BCHS

Treasurer of BCHS

© 2019 Barton Camp. The Bristol Children's Help Society. Registered charity 1092921

Privacy Policy