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

Druid Camp 2020 cancelled

All tickets will be refunded. These are extraordinary times, and despite everything we were still working towards a functional camp this year, when sadly but understandably, the landowner declared his site closed. There will be no camp this year. Those who have already bought tickets will get a full refund. We are obviously disappointed, as we know you are too. We are sad for our fantastic community and our bands and performers, worshippers and facilitators. We will manage financially, but clearly there will be costs to be born. The most important thing though is that we are all safe, us and hopefully you, and we can look forward to 2021. We most certainly intend to hold a Druid Camp next summer. This would have been out twenty first consecutive Druid Camp, but now it will be “the legendary year camp didn’t happen”! As you know, the whole Druid Camp from

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New Facebook page

Druid Camp now has a Page on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/DruidCamp/ The way Facebook operates changes over time and this now seems the way for us to publicise Camp in this place. News updates will appear, linking to the actual web site posts. It gives us a chance to keep all the news relevant and focus on those attending Camp each year.See you there…

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Meetings

This year, there is a change in the way Druid Camp is being developed. Mark Graham is taking a stronger hand in the magic and ritual of Camp, setting the theme and the major shape of it. Others, generally long standing Druid Campers, are taking charge of the camp site set-up, so that Mark doesn’t have to. This means there are far more meetings, and they’re video conferenced meetings, with a spreadsheet and a to-do list but no minutes. Druid Camp is a transparent organisation, but Im sure you’ll understand it’s not possible to share everything. So just to let you know we are beavering away in the back ground… Nuts and Bolts Meetings 13th November 2019 6th December 2019 16th January 2020 13th February 2020

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DC2020 meeting

Just a quick note to recognise the meeting of 13th November, where we began in earnest to prepare for the 2020 Camp. Meeting online using Whereby videoconferencing. In attendance: Jos Razzell, Mark Rosher, Mouse, Richard Blackett, Esther Hickey, Jules Meeting notes and actions all online in the secure Druid Camp Dropbox. Current state of play. Ticketing live and site being updated. Workshop offerings coming in via email to team@druidcamp.org.uk. Theme to be confirmed post meeting Mark Rosher / Mark Graham.

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Setting the Dates!

A meeting of the Druid Camp Association in Stroud today agreed the dates and venue of 2020 Druid Camp, and began the planning process for another excellent druid camp. The 2020 Camp will run between Wednesday 5th and Sunday 9th August. The venue will again be the woodland glade at Flaxley, facilitated by Starcus and his team. Ticket prices will be released shortly, but are not expected to change significantly although this year will see the return of early bird ticketing and an increase in “at the gate” prices. There will be no day ticketing.

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Year End Accounts 31/08/2019

The ‘money held’ as of 31/08/19 was £3165.41This money is/was held here: £2,564.41 in paypal £327.21 held by mark – to be banked £240.00 held by esther/gate – to be banked £34.09 held in mark’s old bank account – to be transferred PDF Version

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Donation to Extinction Rebellion

At Druid Camp 2019 there was a collection which produced £133.90. It was decided this money should go to Extinction Rebellion in recognition of the theme of this year’s camp. As it turned out, the Climate Emergency Fund was offering matched giving. On Monday 26th August, on behalf of Drud Camp, bish paid in £140 to the XR fund-raiser, which was matched to £280. Every little helps, and if you’re moved to join the Rebellion yourself, who are we to judge? 😉

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Draft DCA AGM 2019 Minutes

Post Camp Annual General Meeting held on the camp site on Sunday 11th August 2019. In attendance Mark Graham – DCA Chair Mark Rosher – DCA Secretary Eighteen Other Members (names redacted here) Mark Graham as Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting. All camp attendees were invited to attend as DCA members for the period. He noted that accounts would be available soon after camp once the treasurer had had opportunity to balance the ticket sales and expenditure. He noted that the camp had been successful and numbers had been close to site limits. He opened discussions, seeking feedback from those present. Site Toilets The steps leading up to the compost toilets in the woods were slippery when wet. Action: next year the steps will be overlaid with chickenwire to assist grip. The hand sanitiser and toilet paper were often depleted Action: add to toilet crew list, to replenish stock

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Post Camp Pre Meeting

After a fantastic Druid Camp 2019 there’s a lot of stuff that happens. We’ve had no time to meet up since but here’s a bullet list, mainly for us so we can remember what we’ve done. We held the AGM on Sunday 11th. The minutes for that are being circulated for accuracy and will be published soon. Esther is doing the accounts and they too will be published on here shortly. They should show a small but decent amount left in the bank which will fund next year’s camp. The web site has successfully implemented SSL security and no longer shows “not secure” or similar on web browsers. This should give confidence to people making payments through it. Feedback is coming in via the team@ address and is being stored currently in the Association Google drive (not public). We need a coherent and simple refund policy to allow for people

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Constitution Updated

In online meeting the Officers of the Druid Camp Association agreed minor updates to the Constitution deemed necessary to the setting up of a bank account for the sole use of the DCA. The Constitution is available by clicking here.

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