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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.

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

Your 2022 summer holiday: What you need to know about Folk Camps and Covid

July 2022: Updates to Covid Policy

We have thought long and hard about the best Covid Policy for Folk Camps, given the current national situation.

This policy is for the safety of you and others. We rely on volunteers to run our Folk Camps, and if the staff become ill that risks everyone’s holidays.

Please take a lateral flow test before attending camp, and only attend if you are negative.

We will refund your camp fees if you have tested positive just before camp.

Please bring further tests with you so that you can test your family if anyone develops cold or covid symptoms. You can buy them at chemists: e.g. at Boots they are £2 each test. We will take some additional precautions at each Folk Camp to reduce the chance of infection, however this cannot be a guarantee.

There are more details in the full Covid policy.

Updated Covid Policy – May 2022

We have taken account of the changing national circumstances and regulations, and we will continue to do so.

Summary of Current Policy:

  • Please take a lateral flow test before attending camp, and only attend if you are negative. We will refund your camp fees if you have tested positive just before camp.
  • There is no need to prove your vaccination status to attend a Folk Camp.
  • We will take some additional precautions at each event.

We aim to run Folk Camps as normally as possible in the current circumstances, while minimising risks to all campers, especially those who are more vulnerable.

We will update this policy as necessary throughout the season.

Spring Bank Holidays – Dates and Locations

Due to the Platinum Jubilee, the spring bank holiday date is moved this year, and there is also an extra bank holiday.

This means that instead of the last Monday in May being the bank holiday, instead we have Thursday 2 June and Friday 3 June as bank holidays.

Our Spring Bank Holiday North Folk Camp is at the usual, favourite location of Dalton as usual. It starts on the Thursday afternoon, and continues until Sunday evening, with camping until the Monday morning. This is always a popular camp, with a tradition of activities worth getting involved in. (Duck race…?)

The Southern Folk Camp for that weekend is moved to our beautiful Miserden site, where we also have the Session and Singers Workshop Weekends. The Spring Bank Holiday South Folk Camp starts on the Wednesday afternoon, and finishes on the Sunday afternoon. It follows the Session Workshop Weekend (a few days earlier), and you can connect them with the Inbetweener: a self catering break, with no formal activities arranged, it’s a relaxing few days where what happens is up to you.

Folk Camper in smallest car for longest UK journey

Folk Camper Alex Orchin is driving his Peel 50 (World’s smallest production car) from John O’Groats to Lands End to raise money for BBC Children in Need. He has appeared on BBC TV local and national news, various other news sites and has his own YouTube episodes documenting his journey.

He is also playing his bagpipes along the way, which Folk Campers will definitely remember if they ever camped with him!

See YouTube for episode one of his journey and his fundraising page.

Book your 2022 Folk Camps today!

From Friday 12th November you can book your 2022 holidays with Folk Camps!

The full programme for 2022 is now available here.

For our summer weeks there are reduced prices and no deposits required until end of February!

After being forced to cancel our 2020 and 2021 seasons, we are keen to burst back to life in 2022! For that reason, we have REDUCED our summer week prices for one year only and removed the requirement for booking deposits until the end of February 2022. The weekend camps are all still at the same prices as in 2019.

Contact your friends and plan your 2022 Folk Camps with them! It’s first come first served for these popular camps – if we reach the places limit for particular weeks, you can apply to join the waiting list.

If you plan your Folk Camps holidays based on the camp staff, this page may help you.

We look forward to finally meeting you in a field! Bookings ARE NOW OPEN!

2022 Folk Camps Programme Published

The full programme for 2022 is now available to browse. It will be available to book from 12th November.

After being forced to cancel our 2020 and 2021 seasons, we are keen to burst back to life in 2022! For that reason, we have REDUCED our summer week prices for one year only and removed the requirement for booking deposits until the end of February 2022.

The weekend camps are all still at the same prices as in 2019.

Take a look at the programme of Folk Camps now.

Tell your friends and plan your 2022 Folk Camps with them.

Bookings will open on Friday 12th November.