Summer Folk Camps 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

In the light of the continuing Covid 19 situation and in response to government advice, Folk Camps has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the remainder of this year’s Folk Camps for the safety and wellbeing of our campers and staff.

This means that ALL remaining camps for 2020 are now cancelled.

Why have we cancelled?

  • Folk Camps Council held a meeting this week to discuss the situation. Up to 40% of camp staff are unable to commit to attending a camp this summer because of health concerns for themselves or members of their family.
  • It is apparent that many campers are in a similar situation.
  • It is impossible to maintain a proper health regime at camp or effectively sustain social distancing.
  • There is little prospect of the UK pandemic improving by July to a point where we could confidently risk the enormous costs of setting up the camps.

What will happen now?

Folk Camps has financial reserves to cover the crisis. We will aim to trim our costs to a minimum for the rest of this year. If circumstances allow, we propose to run all the 2020 events in 2021 at the same sites, around the same dates and where possible with the same staff teams. Effectively we are transposing the whole 2020 programme to 2021. (Update on 2021 plans here).

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