August 15th to 19th 2018

A potted history of Druid Camp

Mark Graham and Emma Restall Orr at Druid Camp 2012, by G. HarveyRunning over four to five days every summer, the Camp was first held in July 2000. It was founded by Emma Restall Orr of the British Druid Order and The Druid Network and Mark Graham of The Charnwood Grove and is now run by Mark with a team of helpers.

The aim of The Druid Camp is to celebrate and develop the community of modern Druidry.

Everyone is welcome! There are Druids and those studying the tradition through many different Orders, teachers and strands of Druidry. There are people who follow other nature-based spiritualities and philosophies. There are those simply interested or curious who are seeking a community or gathering of like-minded souls.

Over the years we’ve seen people meet, and marry. We’ve seen babies and we’ve marked the passing of long time Camp folk. The Community is the thing.

Over the years, Druid Camp has found a home in the lovely countryside of the Forest of Dean, on the border of England and Wales. Initially in a lovely hollow surrounded by hills, mistletoe’d oaks and a cooling stream, it moved to a hilltop embraced by the sacred river Severn on three sides, with wide skies above us. And for 2018 we move again, into a woodland field to the north of the sinuous loop Sabrina makes around Arlingham.

The camp is very well provided for by Starcus, who operates the site throughout the summer months, running other camps from the same site. This lets us concentrate on the Druid part of the deal, while the site crew make the Camp part shine.