Bookings Open for 2024 Folk Camps

You can now start planning and booking your 2024 Folk Camps.

Summer fully-catered Folk Camps take place in July and August at our popular site in Rolvenden in Kent.

Weekend self-cater camps happen throughout spring and late summer, with bank holiday weekends for all, and workshop weekends that concentrate on dancing, singing and music.

The full programme is here, and the list showing staff at each event is here. More staff are being added over the next few weeks.

Book now and be a part of it.

2023 Folk Camps AGM and Reunion

The Annual General Meeting of The Folk Camps Society Limited will take place at 2.30pm on Saturday 25th November 2023 at Toddington village hall.

It is a chance to meet up with friends you met at Folk Camps this year, or those you missed this year but want to see again. You can come to as much or as little of the day as you want. There are workshops in the daytime, a ceilidh in the evening, lots of time to socialise, and the official business of the AGM in the afternoon.

The official AGM Notification will be sent in early November to governing members containing all the information you need to participate, including your online voting credentials for voting on the resolutions.

Timetable for the day

11am. Village hall opens for you to meet and chat to your Folk Camps friends all day. Plan your next year’s camps. Coffee, tea, juice, biscuits and cake available.

11.45am The Unexpected Polka Music Workshop led by Chris Jewell

12.45pm Lunch: Soup and rolls, with some pizza slices.

2.30pm AGM (details soon)

4 pm Tea, coffee, cakes and snacks available in the hall

5pm – informal music session in the hall – anyone can play, lead or join in

after 5 pm hot food – book before Friday 24th baked potatoes and Chilli.
Send order request to jennyhopper@folkcamps.co.uk

7.30pm – Reunion Ceilidh

Band: Alistair Gavin and Chris Jewell lead the Unexpected Polka Band-everyone welcome to join in

MC Barry Pollard with other Folk Camps callers

There is no bar, so please bring your own drinks.

Reunion Ceilidh tickets from a minimum of £5 on the door (accompanied under 16s free and don’t need a ticket).

For more details, including Agenda for the AGM and all associated documents, see here.

Summer 2023 Covid Policy

In order to protect our members and the volunteers that run our Folk Camps events, we ask that if you have any symptoms of illness before camp that you take a Covid test, and avoid attending if you have any infectious illness.

We will refund your payments if you have a contagious disease, including Covid.

For more details, see the current Covid Policy.

Reunion 2023 – and Future Reunions

This years AGM and Reunion will take place at Toddington Village Hall Bedfordshire on November 25th, but it will be the last year at this venue. In 2024 we are thinking of changing it’s format.

Folk Camps Council are now looking for ideas on how to reboot it for 2024. All comments and ideas gratefully received!

Please Contact Us with your thoughts…

2023 Folk Camps Reunion

The 2023 Folk Camps reunion and AGM will take place at Toddington Village Hall Bedfordshire LU5 6AN on Saturday November 25th.

The evening ceilidh will have music for dancing provided by The Unexpected Polka Band led by Alastair Gavin and Chris Jewell. All tunes played will be taken from their Unexpected Polka Tune book, and anyone and everyone is welcome to join in playing in the band.

Further details of the day will be found here nearer the time, but for now, get the date in your diary!

Folk Camps 2023 Programme Available to Browse

Even though we are mostly thinking about Christmas, thoughts will soon turn to our 2023 holidays. We have just published the 2023 programme of Folk Camps events.  You can now plan your 2023 Folk Camps holidays, and ignore the TV ads for holidays that involve airports and delays!

The 2023 programme of Folk Camps is now available to browse. Take a look now, discuss with friends and family, and make your plans for what to book. You can also browse by staff here.

We will open bookings on Boxing Day

The summer camps will be at Peakhill Farm (it’s flat!) in Suffolk, near the beaches at Aldeburgh and Southwold, close to the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Natural Beauty.

As usual, we also have a full programme of weekend events throughout spring and summer. And just a few places left at our February Craft Break, at Halsway Manor this year. I’m already looking forward to my 2023 Folk Camps, are you?

2022 Folk Camps Reunion

We will meet face to face at Toddington for the Reunion and AGM on Saturday 19 November.

Daytime socialising, music, AGM and food.

Evening ceilidh with Jenny Newman and Andy Glass, with MC Patrick Self and other Folk Camps callers.

Full details here.

AGM official notification will be sent to Governing Members before the end of October.