Where and when is pre-camp?
At Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens (the same site as camp), Fri 27 to Sun 29 May 2022. Please plan for arrival between 4 and 7pm Friday and departure from midday on Sunday. Alternatively, join our virtual sessions from 17th May, more information below.
What to expect at pre-camp?
Common Ground pre-camp is a series of sessions where you can learn about topics relevant to the camp programme and code of conduct, and about IFM-SEI and the camp participants from different countries. It is also a space to share ideas about Common Ground and how we want to work together. During the weekend of 27 – 29 May, a site visit is available so you can easily understand the camp layout and planned infrastructure.
Who can attend?
Anyone who is interested in being part of Common Ground 2022! All ages welcome. The event can be particularly useful for group leaders and participants who want to see the site in person.
What should I bring?
A Tent

A Sleeping Bag

Roll Mat, or inflateable mattress

Plate, Bowl, Knife Fork, Spoon and a mug

A torch

Sensible footwear and anything you might need if it rains

How do I get there by public transport?
If you’re travelling by public transport, we recommend you travel to Market Harborough or Northampton (both have train stations), and then by bus to the site. Bus timetable here.
How do I get there by car?
FROM THE A14 (FOR THE M1 AND M6): Take the exit at Junction 2, and head north towards Market
Harborough. Kelmarsh is 500m north from the A14, taking the left turn from the crossroads. Follow
bespoke signage for Common Ground, as the event site has a separate entrance to the hall and
FROM THE A508: The entrance is located on the main A508 road, 5 miles south of Market Harborough
and 11 miles north of Northampton.
How to book?
To book, fill out the form here. Deadline Thurs 28 April.

How to pay?
Other than your own travel, there is no cost to attend the event. However, from those who are able we are asking for a donation of £15 to contribute to the food and infrastructure. Please donate here (all Woodcraft donations from this link are going to Common Ground until camp).

Virtual pre-camp

Even if you cannot join us in person, please join our sessions online, from anywhere in the world!

Session 1: How an international camp works

On Tue 17th May, 7 – 8pm GMT+1, hear a short presentation from board members Jack B and Millie, followed by a Question and Answer-session. Feel free to post questions in advance to Willkommen! Bienvenue! Bienvenido!
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(FI) +358 9 23132550‬ PIN: ‪773 306 846 0527‬#
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Session 2: A virtual tour and Q&A

On Thu 19th May, 7 – 8pm GMT+1, Nick W and Tom from the Common Ground board will explain about the camp layout and site services at Kelmarsh. This is followed by a Question and Answer-session. Feel free to post questions in advance to Willkommen! Bienvenue! Bienvenido!
Google Meet joining info
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(FI) +358 9 23132550‬ PIN: ‪739 500 911 2490‬#
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Session 3: Code of Conduct and camp policies

On Sun 5th June, 4pm UK time (GMT +1). Join us to give your views on Camp Code of Conduct, Covid management and other key documents affecting us all. Willkommen! Bienvenue! Bienvenido!
Joining info:
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(FI) +358 9 23132550‬ PIN: ‪566 031 018 2586‬#
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