Folk Camps is a charity and a company limited by guarantee. It is a democratic organisation: decisions about how the organisation is run are taken by elected members of Council and Governing Members. Governing Members are the heart of the organisation: each year we have about 500 adult campers of which about 230 are Governing Members.
Benefits of becoming a Governing Member
- Able to vote at general meetings, including voting to elect the Council of Management which runs Folk Camps Society Ltd. (NB postal or online and proxy voting are available for those that cannot attend).
- Eligible to stand for Folk Camps Council.
- Can apply for a Folk Camps Development Grant.
How to Become a Governing Member
To become a Governing Member, and to have your say in how Folk Camps is run, then fill in the form below and pay the membership fee. It costs just £2 per year (minimum 5 years). Your application needs to be supported by two existing members.
Application forms are also available at each Folk Camp.
If your governing membership has lapsed and you need to renew, then you do not need to fill in the form. Instead, just make an online payment in the way you normally pay for your Folk Camps (minimum £10 and contact the office by email).
Everyone that attends a Folk Camp is an Associate Member for one year, however without the benefits of governing membership.
See more about running Folk Camps.