Camping together

Partnerships

Everyone at Common Ground will camp in a village (about 100 people) and each village will be made up of at least one Woodcraft Folk district and one international group. Between 3 and 5 villages will form a town (about 500 people).

Hopefully all partnerships between Woodcraft Folk districts and international groups will bring new friendships and opportunities to live and educate together before, during and after Common Ground.

Some organisations will bring their own equipment, whilst others will need help with borrowing tents and equipment from Woodcraft Folk group. Some organisations will need more financial solidarity to travel further distances and practical help with getting UK visas. Groups who will require financial solidarity are referred to as ‘solidarity delegations’ here.

Solidarity delegations

  • Lots of IFM-SEI organisations booked for Common Ground in 2020 and formed partnerships with Woodcraft Folk districts. We hope that you will all be able to join us in 2022!
  • Please get in touch to let us know if there are changes to your circumstances or the number of people in your delegation.

Woodcraft districts

  • Lots of Woodcraft Folk districts agreed to partnerships with IFM-SEI groups in 2020 and we hope these will carry through to 2022 for you to share activities and enrich the district’s educational experience of the camp.
  • Hosting a solidarity delegation will involve more financial solidarity and support with logistics as well as potentially providing a place to stay before and after the camp so that you can arrive together.
  • We have guidance and templates available including 1-2-1 advice and there is some money in the central budget to assist districts (see below) – so don’t be too daunted by the prospect of raising money!