To create and spend a night in a campsite that is pitched between 50cm and 3 metres above ground level with a minimum of contact between their site and the ground beneath it. The Explorers were split into teams and challenged to live, eat and sleep in the SkyZone plus complete a series of additional challenges over the competition weekend. The teams were made up of between 4-8 people.
The criteria were that each base should have a defined entry and exit point, a sleeping area, food preparation and a dining area. When cooking, food must be cooked using a gas trangias / burner. The judges were looking to see that teams had taken steps to avoid damage to trees and that their site was tidy. By 4.30pm on Saturday the whole team, kit and even unused materials were required to be off the ground and the teams were then expected to cook, eat and sleep in their base. Arriving on the Friday camp allowed the teams to review the site, check out the kit and chat with their teammates before they began.
Every construction was built to a different plan and every team pulled together to get their SkyCamp assembled. By early afternoon on Saturday, the judging panel were beginning to see their hard work taking shape. The teams worked hard and well but there could only be one winner and runner-up.
Once the final points had been totalled we had a winner! We are pleased to announce the winners of the SkyCamp Challenge 2022 were Wildfire, with the Pink Panthers being worthy runners-up and Cramond taking third place. Well done to all.