From 1st-11th August 2020, Woodcraft Folk and our friends from around the world will stand together on Common Ground – to live co-operatively in solidarity and friendship, having lots of fun!

Common Ground 2020 will be the next IFM-SEI International Camp to be hosted by Woodcraft Folk in the UK. The theme for the camp is: international friendship and solidarity. 

We’re following a long line of brilliant camps hosted in the UK – including Global Village 2006 and CoCamp 2011 most recently. But we want Common Ground to be even bigger and even better!

What you need to know about Common Ground:

  • The camp will be hosted at Kent County Showground (the venue of Global Village 2006) in the South-East of England. More information on the site coming soon (for now – you can see more on their website and this map)
  • The camp will be designed specifically around the participation of under-12s (Woodchips, Elfins, Pioneers), including specific programme areas.
  • The cost will be £205 for a 10 day ticket and £125 for a 5 day ticket
  • The camp organisation will be focused on making it easy for volunteers, providing an extra level of support than at previous camps.

Meet the Board

The Board and Woodcraft Folk staff meet at the future Common Ground site

The Common Ground Board is made up of a team of volunteers from the Woodcraft Folk and other IFM-SEI organisations. They are responsible for planning and coordinating the camp, working with hundreds of other volunteers to make it a reality.

Chair: Tom Brooks – chair@commonground.camp
Treasurer: Nick FitzGerald
Programme: Jack Walker and Laurie Cannell
Food: Emma Shuttleworth & Hannah Khan
International: Frankie Marsh – international@commonground.camp
Production: Nick Wooton & Jasen Mphepo
Youth Participation: Lara Thornton-Berry, Jack Brown & Izzy Stewart – participation@commonground.camp
Communications: Ellen Gibson – comms@commonground.camp
Volunteer Support: Esther Price & Jess Gallardo
DF Rep: Alison Thompson
Venturer Rep: Kerry Stapleton
Pioneer and Elfin Reps: Rotating