5th to 9th August 2020
email team@druidcamp.org.uk

Healing Area

Healing Area

Mouse returns to coordinate the healing area, as well as give healing. He tells us “Druid Camp Healing Area will have at least seven seasoned, experienced and gifted practitioners to provide you with the treatment of your choice… relaxing, healing, therapeutic…” The Healing Area would be grateful for a small contribution for the upkeep of resources.

Read more

J J Middleway

J J Middleway

It’s almost impossible to imagine a Druid Camp with a J J… leading us in chanting and song in sacred celebration. So we’re fantastically glad to say he’s with us.

Read more

The Creative Area

The Creative Area

So much lovely stuff going on here, and they’ve even been creative about how they tell us here! Click the graphics for a larger, lovelier image!

Read more

And in the red corner…

And in the red corner...

Mead wars… well, not wars, not at Druid Camp. But like the bards of old, matching up one against the other… but instead of words, it’s mead. Challenge accepted. Lots of fun was had during last year’s session, but it was obvious that people were there for just one thing, so this year is going to be a little different! There will be 2 mead workshops; Jem’s workshop will be educational, interesting and well researched, and mine will be entirely uneducational and spontaneous! Think teams, think challenges, think competition, think party games, think ‘It’s a knockout’ and mix in a little (OK, a lot) of mead and cider on Friday night and you’ll be getting the idea. Nobody knows what it’ll actually entail, but I can guarantee it’ll be entertaining to participate or watch!! And in late news, raising the stakes…

Read more

Marquees

Marquees

Someone’s asked the perfectly reasonable question; if we’re not being tented by Rainbow this year, what have we got? Well, we’re rather well off. For the main event are we have a 42′ x 45′ canvas marquee. The cafe is a 40′ x 40′ marquee (open 6:30 am until late) with garden area The two poler is 24′ x 12′ The one poler is 20′ x 20′ There’s a 22′ lodge for enclosed ritual space A crafting marquee of about 15′ x 30′ Assorted smaller tents Woodland composting toilets (woods (safely) candle lit at night) (Gas Powered) hot showers A Tented Steam Bath in the Woods Toddler play area (parental supervision needed at all times) The central fire is stocked with wood. (Please, no foraging for fuel in the woods and no fires in the woods) Recycling point for cans, glass and plastic.

Read more

How can Druids honour the sacred Earth?

How can Druids honour the sacred Earth?

Stuart Jeffery is a Druid and campaigner and Green Party worker. His blog “A Druid’s Voice” seeks to speak out for the land, sea and sky, and in this talk and open discussion he is asking the simple and yet complex question: How can Druids honour the sacred Earth? How can we be more organised and active in our expression of Druidy? Druidry, to me, is a deep and magic connection with Nature, understanding that we are part of Nature and living in a way that is as much in tune with the needs of Nature as possible. Bardic arts to help express our thoughts, Ovate mysteries help us understand and shape our thoughts and Druidic leadership helps us act in confidence in my reverence of the sacred. Encompassing the three aspects of Druidry in both the protection and celebration of the sacred is vital aspect of what it means to

Read more

Paganism, Archaeology and Love!

Paganism, Archaeology and Love!

With a title like that… well, you’ve bought your ticket yes? Will (aka Brochfael) is an academic, storyteller and craftsman. He describes himself as a Brythonic polytheist meaning that he feels drawn to the pre-Roman gods of Britain. He is a founder member of Clas Brython. His Paganism has inspired him to research our Ancestors as an archaeologist and to research how we as a community interact with archaeologists and heritage professionals. He also works in mental health and is working on projects using archaeology and heritage to promote mental health and wellbeing. This camp he is keen to examine how the term ‘love’ is used to cover a very wide range of different emotions and behaviours and its role in religion and spirituality.

Read more

Craft Area – Sigils and Symbols

Craft Area - Sigils and Symbols

Maxine Warren has planned two craft sessions, one that uses hand embroidery techniques to create a sigil which is important to the person, that they can then attach to a robe or a cloak. The other session will use a braiding wheel to create a bracelet that symbolises the fire of friendship to the person who’s made it. All materials will be provided for both sessions, but there will be a small charge to cover costs.

Read more

More than Mead – Exploring Ancient Brews

More than Mead - Exploring Ancient Brews

More than just Mead – Exploring ancient brews and modern practice With Jem Warren The session will take in Biology, Chemistry, History and Archaeology as a journey from Ancient Times to now, looking at brewing techniques and ingredients. We will be using historically accurate recipes to explore the differences between Mead, Cyser, Melomel, Metheglin, Pyment, Bishops, Caudles and Possets; finishing with the completion of a wheel of the year that folks can use to plan their own brewing adventures. There may be some tasting, but that’s not going to be the focus of the workshop, although we will have a go at recreating some of them. The session will have spaces for between 20 and 30 [ed: I’ve put the picture bottom centre and large, because, well, because…]

Read more

Throwing Axe and Knife Skills Workshop

Throwing Axe and Knife Skills Workshop

Knife Throwing and Axe Throwing Workshops Happily, the Druid Camp site is extensive and we’ve got plenty of space in which to hold workshops that need a little extra safety margin! Dane has been a regular facilitator and member of the Rainbow Family for 17 years. As in previous years he is offering two sessions of the fun Circus skill of ‘Target Knife and Axe Throwing’. Whether you are a regular thrower or have never tried it, you will be welcomed by Dane and his Assistant Instructors With over 30 years experience in knife throwing and 12 years as an instructor in both Knife and Axe throwing , Dane is a full Member of ‘The Knife, Axe and Tomahawk Throwing Association UK’ (KATTA). Dane follows National Guidelines ensuring that his Range and his Sessions are run to the highest level of Safety and enjoyment for all his participants and Assistant Instructors.

Read more