19th March via Zoom
Druid Camp Planning Mtg 4
19th February via Zoom
Proof testing of SumUp and store opened for business! Opening Ceremony Wednesday afternoon, closing Sunday midday, story time confirmed. How to facilitate offers from volunteers. Outstanding crew needs, such as lighting and sound, first aiders, healers, Facebook site admins… minutes available on application.
Druid Camp Planning Meeting 3
29th January via Zoom
Costings, web updates, insurance, dangerous activities, SumUp account, camp theme, bluestone site visit… Minutes available on application.
Druid Camp ’23 Planning Mtg 2
Held on 22nd January via Zoom. Topics included site fires and disabled toilets, public transport, weekend only access and no dogs on site as part of the site permission, Minutes available on application.
Druid Camp ’23 Planning Mtg 1
The first meeting of 2023 was held, via Zoom, to discuss a potential camp in Pembrokeshire in late July. Minutes are available on request.
Considering Druid Camp 2023
It’s early days, but a viable site may be available and sufficient additional assistance to put on a Druid camp 2023. What if it wasn’t where it used to be… oooooh!
No Druid Camp 2022?
The past two years have been challenging. Covid appears now to be less serious but has left many of us with underlying issues of long term illness, energy depletion and employment insecurity. Most of all, as we pull ourselves together, we find it has left us without a viable venue for a camp this year. Putting on Druid Camp requires a significant infrastructure; a safe and serviced site complete with marquees, toilets, showers and cafe. Into that space we bring magical people, bands and ritual to create Druid Camp, but we need that venue. We’ve spent months looking for a safe and affordable venue, but we have come to accept it is not to be. The Druid Camp Association regrets to confirm, unless opportunity presents very soon, there will be no Druid Camp 2022.
Cool New Home!
Nothing stays the same, whether it be Druidry or web sites. We don’t – at least not very often – still carry out the human sacrifices reportedly done by the ancient Druids. Things change, customs change, and now… the web address of your favourite Druid Camp has changed.
druid dot camp
How simple is that?
The old site will remain for now, but all the new content and alerts for upcoming camps will be here. Please change your bookmarks now, and follow this site to get updates. The one thing that hasn’t changed is the ethos of the camp and the team behind it. Druid Camp 2022 is very much on our mind, after a two year covid inspired hiatus.
As we move toward Samhain 2021, have a moment to recall all the goodness of a gathering in a field; where some of the finest expressions of independent Druidry in the twenty first century is encapsulated in the Awen flowing through Druid Camp.
there will be no Druid Camp 2021
We are sorry to tell you there will be no Druid Camp 2021.
As the UK moves towards a slow relaxation of lockdown restrictions, the team at Druid Camp has been considering if and when it might be capable of offering a safe Druid Camp in 2021. As we looked at various possibilities we watched the rise of new infection surges sweeping across Europe and also new local rises in Britain; probably related to the returning schools. It was imperative we only move ahead with a safe and covid-secure camp, with even higher hygiene regimes commensurate with the threat of infection. We considered that most of our attendees would not have had their second vaccine and some would inevitably have refused the vaccine altogether. We could not be sure that any camp would remain safe from an outbreak that could become a camp wide contagion. In the end, it proved untenable to progress plans for 2021.
We sacrificed our camp for a safer world, last year. We must do so again.
As we approach a Samhain filled with concern about staying clear of people, it’s worth pondering on the many times our ancestors lived with anxiety.
Whether it was the obvious and terrifying threat of war, invasion and fighting, or the silent and invisible threat of plague and infection, the community held together.
In these Covid chaotic times, we remember our ancestors; those who are no longer in the apparent world. It may be we have conflicting emotions about them, but they brought us to this world, and in this world we seek our Awen. And our community holds together.
No camp this year, and who knows what next. But we are Druid Camp, each of us. Be blessed and deeply appreciated. Know that we honour each other.