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.
The full camp programme for 2020 will be launched soon. We are currently arranging the details of the camps staff and we are excited by what we have coming for you. Here is an advanced preview of the camp locations and dates (PDF download).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Draft minutes of the 2019 working weekend have been published on the website here
This was a lengthy meeting with a lot of items. A summary of key points will be published shortly on the Council News blog page here
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.
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 https://www.folkcamps.co.uk/governing-members/ for more details.
Sadly, Chris White has offered his resignation from Council due to pressure of work and family commitments making him unable to offer the time he would like for Council duties. Council members are considering their next step before important decisions to be made at the September Working Weekend.
After the resignation of former Council Member and Company Secretary Mic Spenceley, Council have appointed Judith Jenkins as Company Secretary and have co-opted Jane Wheeler to their number as of late May 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. More information will be sent to governing members in due course. Associate members wishing to become governing members, please see here https://www.folkcamps.co.uk/governing-members/ for more details.
Spring 2019 issue has now been published, click here for season news of the programme, Party Band, camp spaces available and all your other Folk Camps updates