Do I need a tent?
Yes, everyone brings their own tent. A complete list of recommended things to bring is sent upon booking.
Can I attend part of the camp only?
Arriving late or leaving early can be unsettling both to yourself and other campers. During the camp we establish an increasingly strong and close community. Coming at the beginning and staying til the end helps create a safe and contained experience in which we can all drop deeper and relax. Everyone’s experience is richer for this. Therefore we encourage everyone to arrive and leave together and, in the interest of creating a well held camp, we may decline a request for arriving late or leaving early although we stop short of making this an absolute rule.
Can I invite friends to visit during camp?
It is better that you go out to meet visiting friends rather than they come into the camp. This is not because of unfriendliness but because, once we have settled into the rhythm of the camp, a stranger walking into its midst can be unsettling. We do make exceptions to this, especially when a parent is visiting a child or other similar circumstance. If this is the case, please let us know at least a day beforehand so that we can make everyone aware of the visit.
What does my payment include?
Everything. Your food, teaching, camping fee etc are all included. You will not need money during the camp except for personal outings or the mid-camp market.
I have special dietary needs. What happens about that?
All food at the camp is vegetarian and we cater for gluten free, wheat free and dairy free as a matter of course. As part of your booking procedure you will be asked about any other specific health-related dietary needs. This information is given to our kitchen manager and we will do our best. If it is not workable we will contact you and suggest ways forward.
Is there a quiet camping zone?
The camp is fairly quiet with no electronic or amplified sound. However, quieter camping is at the back of the site.
Can I bring a camper van?
It is fine to bring a camper van if you prefer not to camp. There is an area set aside for these at the back of the camp. Note that this is just a field and there is no electricity on site.
Do many people come alone or do most come in couples or friendship groups?
Some come singly and some in couples, some with family some without, some knowing absolutely no one and some have been coming for years and know lots of people. We give a great deal of attention to welcoming everyone and helping you integrate into camp life.
What’s the average age of campers?
We now have a fairly complete demographic from babes in arms through to people in their sixties or seventies. All age groups are present – a true tribal community – and all are equally valued.
Do men come to this camp?
They certainly do! Women are in the majority as is common to all similar camps but we have a very strong male contingent and a rocking bass section in the singing sessions.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs on the site. There is a woman living a hundred yards or so from the site who takes in dogs if this is of interest.
What are the facilities on the site?
Our camp is very down to earth and simple. We have compost toilets and running mains water with a hot water heater for the washing up area. We bathe in the stream or use the private bucket shower or some people take warm water in bowls back to their tents. Hot water for tea is heated on the central fire. There are several carpeted domes and yurts, one with a woodstove and some covered social areas.
What is your policy on drugs and alcohol?
We do not allow any drugs on camp. You are welcome to bring alcohol and we encourage a relaxed, sensible attitude to drinking. However, we ask that bottles and cans are not brought into the communal areas or the firecircle and that we simply hold a mature awareness of the impact of alcohol when it is over-consumed.
Can I take photos at camp?
It’s lovely to have photos but we find that this can sometimes be a sensitive issue. As a general guideline please don’t use your camera in any way that may feel invasive or unwelcome. Ask if you are not sure. We do ask that you do not publish photos of anyone on social media without their explicit consent.