Campout is a co-created 4 day event (July 22-26), hosted by three communities – Campfire Convention, Inspire / Angelfish Events and Elevate Network. It runs from Friday 22nd July late afternoon (arrival on site from 2pm) until lunchtime Tuesday 26th (off site from lunchtime).
It will be mainly based in the Horseshoe Barn (more adults space, Campfire and Elevate) and in the Hayshed (family activities, live music, entertainment and DJ’s (9pm till midnight). There will also be a wellbeing-based yurt on the camping field with singing, dancing and story telling from 8 – 9 pm.
What to Bring?
The essentials are tent or van, bedding, blanket, warm clothes, water proof boots, a head torch and cooking facilities, sun hat and any other sun protection. Bring cash for food and drink sales. We strongly encourage you to support our bar and food stalls.
Please bring camping chairs, yoga mat, camping plates, mugs, water bottle, cutlery.
Where is Campout?
Inspire Camp out is 35 – 45 minutes drive from Frome, Bristol, Glastonbury and Bath.
Check out this amazing working eco venue / farm – https://www.fernhill-farm.co.uk/
You will have access to the kitchens in the horseshoe barn for communal cooking and there will also be food stalls on site offering curry and vegetarian / vegan options, breakfasts and baps, pizzas and coffees and teas. There will be a bar offering draft beer and cider, wines and cocktails.
Farm produce is available to buy on site including local fresh meat and dairy produce (see programme p39)
If you do not want to purchase food every day we suggest bringing a camping stove and cooking facilities.
Food hubs – We would suggest teaming up with some friends and sharing the cooking. Having one kitchen area for three families makes sense and will all parents to have some time off whilst other parents prepare the food.
We do have a shared kitchen area but that will be on a rota system where only 4 adults can be at any one time so please don’t rely on this kitchen for cooking.
The shared kitchen is for those that want to cook for 10 + people . For example if you want to do a large shared porridge for 20 + people great. Book in a slot and share the food and the love.
Farm produce is available to buy on site each day between 10-1pm including local fresh meat and dairy produce, plus salads, eggs, sheep cheeses, honey, chutneys and local strawberries (see programme p39)
If you intend to buy meat and dairy produce on site, please bring a box container labelled with your name for storing in one of the kitchen fridges.
There will be a bar serving a range of alcoholic and soft drinks running every evening.
In addition to cocktails, Teddy’s be offering local beers and ciders, including Butcombe Original ale and Stans Traditional Cider, as well as a selection of wines sourced from small producers with a focus on environmental impact.
Friday 2-12 / Saturday 12-12 / Sunday 12-12 / Monday 12-12
Of course, an essential part of Campfire. There will be two communal campfires. If you’d like your own, please make sure it’s an an elevated fire pit and doesn’t leave any trace or grass burns
Litter and Recycling
The farm has a developed system for litter collection and recycling which will be clearly marked. If possible please take litter from things you brought with you home.
There are no dogs allowed on site. This is a working farm and there are grazing animals in the fields nearby so dog are NOT allowed. Sorry.
Inspire Campout is about connecting to our children and each other.
Every day there will be a baby space and toddler space. This will be two 5 metre bell tents for parents and children to gather. We also have a well known Doula and Parenting leader teaching at Inspire who will offer a few workshops on parenting
There will also be some fun activities happening for children and these will be confirmed a few weeks before the camp starts.
We would also like to organise a talent show for the kids. If anyone would like to help organise this do let us know.
Skill Sharing and learning
What would you like to bring to Inspire Camp Out?
Some people might just want to sit round the fire with friends, eat lovely food and relax. Others might want to learn a new skill and offer a workshop or get more involved in holding a space for others.
We are suggesting that guests offer 2 – 3 hours work to help the camp run smoothly. This might be cleaning the kitchen, being the fire, stewarding the front gate, making music round the fire, helping to run a kids workshop. Everything is welcome.
However, everything is welcome at Campout so if you are really tired and just need to rest then do it!
What shall I pay?
We are offering adult tickets on a sliding scale from £120 – £180. Pay what feel is right for you.
Please keep in mind that this is a large purpose built venue and a working farm. Our costings sheets is shared with a core team of 10 people and our profit margins are very tight.
If you really can’t afford to pay for a ticket do get in touch and let’s talk about possibly having a work exchange for a ticket.
There is a large 5 acre field for tents and live in vehicles.
There is also the choice of luxury camping where you can hire a large tipi tent. Beds, bedding and furnishings are also optional.
Fernhill Farm has 3 on site gypsie caravans (known are the arcs), a wagon which is a converted combine harvester thing, static caravan and a large apartment on offer. Check out the accommodation below.
If you live in Frome, Bristol or Glastonbury you are only approximately 30 minutes drive away so you can always drive home for a night or two if you really want.
Campout is 35 – 45 minutes drive from Frome, Bristol, Glastonbury and Bath on a working farm (https://www.fernhill-farm.co.uk/) Fernhill Farm, Cheddar Road, Compton Martin, Somerset. BS40 6LD. Please do not contact the farm with enquiries. Try the lift share thread on our Campfire social network https://campfireconvention.network/posts/campfire-lift-shares
The event site is in a remote and beautiful part of Mendips, so the downside of the isolation is no public transport in the immediate area.
The nearest transport hubs are Wells and Bristol Airport. Buses are few and are between and not daily. Our nearest stop is the Compton Martin Post Office – please be aware that this is the bottom of the hill and walking up this hill is not for the faint hearted as it’s a steep long climb – you will not be able to find a taxi either 🙂
A taxi from Bristol Airport is 10 miles and likely to take just over 20 minutes.
Codes of Conduct.
This is a conscious gathering. Consuming alcohol, meat and fish products are allowed at this event but please be mindful and respectful of others who choose not to partake.
Manifesto (work in progress)
Please don’t provoke or upset other people on the camp. Acceptance is the key to a peaceful community.
If there is a major conflict this will be bought to the adult circle for resolution.
Please take full responsibility for yourself and your own children at the camp. Heavy drinking or drug use will not be tolerated at the camp. If someone is seen by a group of others as a threat then they will be asked to attend the adult circle held daily to address the issue with a potentially of being asked to leave the camp.
Accept the validity of opposing views. Listen carefully and let’s all learn the art off conversation together.
Start a Conversation.
Do something beautiful for a stranger.
Would you like to add anything to this list?
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Ticket link and event details –
If you have any more questions just give us a call.
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