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Folk Camps 2020 Programme Now Open for Bookings

Spend a week in beautiful countryside, camping with families and folk of all ages, being part of our wonderful community, creating fun and entertainment through folk music, dance and song.

Check out the video on the home page to find out more about our holidays.

We have six weeks of summer catered camps to choose from. Each will start with at a 10% discount, later reduced to 5% and then removed as the camp fills up. Book early for a bargain.

If you’ve already discovered the magic of Folk Camps, then introduce a new camper in 2020 and you can claim 20% of the value of their 2020 booking as your credit in 2021.

2020 Camps Programme and Discounts

The 2020 Programme of Folk Camps is now available.

We will open bookings by Friday 8 November. In the meantime you can browse and plan your 2020 Folk Camps holidays.

All camping prices are frozen at the 2019 rates.

The summer week camps have a discount scheme, initially 10% discount, which will reduce to 5% and then to full price as the camps fill up. Book Early!

We have 5 summer marquee weeks at Rolvenden in Kent, and 1 week at a large village hall in Welbourn, Lincolnshire.

Extent Newsletter Autumn 2019

The Autumn issue of Extent has just been published here. It contains info about our summer 2020 camp locations, a review of the year from the chair, info about Cat’s Development Fund Grant: Adopting a Musical Approach, and much more.

And all previous issues are available on this page.

Council Nominations closed, election info to follow

Folk Camps Council nominations have now closed and there are 10 confirmed candidates for six places.   The election will be a postal ballot for all current Governing Members, with results counted and declared at the AGM on Saturday 23 November 2019.  To register as a Governing Member see here. If you are not sure if your Governing membership is current or if you are a Governing member, just enquire with the office on bookings@folkcamps.co.uk

Introduce A Friend – Now More Valuable

The Folk Camps “Introduce a Friend” promotion is now even more valuable. As an existing Folk Camper, if you introduce someone new to Folk Camps, you will gain a credit of 20% of their first year’s bookings.

If you introduce several people, it could pay for your next holiday!

Ensure your friends mention your name when they make their first Folk Camps booking.

See full details on the Introduce a Friend page.

Remembering Jean Blomfield

Jean Blomfield, who passed away in September, was one of the 14 founding signatories on the creation of Folk Camps Society Ltd in 1968. With her daughters Julia and Sara she was a big part of Folk Camps in the 1970’s and we Folk Campers owe her a big thank you.

Second Council Member co-opted

After the resignation of former Council Member Chris White, Council have co-opted former chair: Patrick Self to their number as of August 2019. The Folk Camps year is from the AGM in November, at which election results are counted and declared for the Council places in the following year. Our rules state that any co-opted Council Members will have to stand for election at AGM.

More information will be sent to governing members in due course. Nominations for election to Council will be invited in September. To vote, stand, or propose a candidate, you must be a governing member.
Associate members wishing to become governing members, please see here http://www.folkcamps.co.uk/governing-members/ for more details.