The 80s

Totally 80s

We hope to bring alive the whole decade in just 6 days We will be celebrating music, movies, fashions, TV, technology and inventions. We are planning a week of activities that will allow you to remissness, experience and fall in love with the fabulous 80’s whether it’s for the first time or all over again.

All over NORJAM there will be activities going on all day and all evening for your young people we want to make sure that our contingent leaders get an experience too.

Dare you walk around dressed as a stormtrooper,  looking like Madonna or  just looking like you come from the 80’s in bright neon colours? We have a day for every one of you and an evening of activities that relate to the infamous gameshows we all remember such as Play your Cards Right.

Do you fancy a sing along in our Karaoke Bar and a laugh with other leaders? See you at the leaders reception, share your wares on Monday night and raise some funds on Wednesday @ All the Fun of the Fair!

It was a memorable decade…

Kool & the Gang were on a “Celebration”, Micheal Jackson was dancing to “Thriller”, Culture Club were talking about a “Chameleon” and Queen wanted “to break free”. Berlin just “took my breath away” and Bon Jovi were just “Livin’ on a Prayer”.
Major events included “Who shot JR?”, the fall on the Berlin wall and the royal wedding of Prince Charles and lady Diana.
We got Happy meals, ET, Pac-man, and MTV to lighten things up.

80’s fashion also turned into an event with things like parachute pants, vans, rat-tails, Mohawk’s and spiked hair ? it was all about colour, size, and experimentation.

The highest-grossing films of the decade are: E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Return of the Jedi, The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Batman, Rain Man, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Top Gun, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Back to the Future Part II, “Crocodile” Dundee, Fatal Attraction and Beverly Hills Cop.


  1. Please could you design a plaque with your contingent name on it to be displayed on the subcamp gateway. We are planning to display the” fall of the Berlin wall”. So, if you could make a plaque in the shape of a brick, graffiti style, suitable to be used outside, no larger than A4. This could be simply a A4 piece of paper laminated.
  2. Please design a banner again with your contingent name and linked to the 1980’s. This will be used at the welcoming ceremony and displayed during the camp. Max size should be no larger than a pillow case. It is recommended that Unit standards or flags are not used during the ceremony to avoid loss or damage. Everyone is being encouraged to bring a hand-held flag, a union jack or County flag.
  3. Gateway, we are building an 80’s inspired gateway for the subcamp, you can also get involved and design a mini gateway for your contingent area. Why not decorate your gateway in the theme of the day.
  4. The subcamp team are very much getting involved with different themes during the week, this will include Star Wars, Ghostbusters, neon and other 80’s icons. We would like to encourage you to join us. It would be great if every could bring a suitable 80’s style outfit ready for the farewell ceremony.
  5. One of our aims is to entertain the leaders during the evening. While the young people are out and about we have a full program of activities available for you and your young people if they feel they don’t want to venture too far. It is good practise to have leaders on call, so why not have a “Gone to subcamp” sign so everyone will know where you are, having fun!
  6. Getting involved, on Monday evening we would love you to join in the “Share your ware!”. Please bring some local food to try and share with others, taster size!

On Wednesday evening we are holding “All the fun of the fair!” a penny bizarre, bring suitable games or activities for everyone to get involved with, we hope to charge small amounts of money to donate to charity.