Book for Camp

The early bird booking deadline was 1st December 2019. Anyone booking and paying a deposit by the end of November had a discount of £5 per person. The final booking deadline will be 1st May 2020 but we recommend an early registration and booking, to help our planning. See our Payment Policy for groups here. If you are booking as a sole participant, see our Payment Policy for individuals here.

How to pay

Account name:​ The Woodcraft Folk
Account number:​ 2039 2756
Sort code:​ 60 83 01 – and don’t forget to add your unique reference (CG-four numbers) so we can adjust your remaining invoice.

For international bank transfers:
Swift Code (BIC): NWBKGB2L
IBAN: GB93NWBK60023571418024

IMPORTANT: Please request a Foreign payment , NOT Swift payment or International money transfer.

Already booked online? Read on for next steps:

  1. Make your non-refundable deposit payment. This is £100 per person aged 5+ staying for the full camp, or £60 if staying for half the camp. Use your unique reference (CG-four numbers) with all your payments.
  2. If you are making a payment after 1st December, the deposit will be £105 or £62.50 per person.
  3. You have a 14-day cooling-off period from the day that you pay. If you change your mind within this time, you will be paid back in full.


How much does it cost?
£205 per person – if you are part of the Woodcraft Folk or any other Western European country. The price of Common Ground depends on which IFM-SEI organisation you are from.

Western Europe – £205 (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Spain/Catalonia, Sweden, Switzerland, UK)

Eastern Europe, some Middle East – £155 (Armenia, Belarus , Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Israel) or £95 for 5 days

Latin America, Asia, Africa and some Middle East – £105 (Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Western Sahara, Zimbabwe, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Nicaragua, Peru, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Palestine).

What is included in the camp fee?
Included in camp fee: 10 days of camping, meal ingredients, central day / evening programme and replacement gas bottles.
Excluded: Travel costs, the first bottle of gas, cooking equipment, village / kitchen tents, tables, chairs or benches. Craft materials for village day activities.
Can I come for part of the camp? How much would it cost?
Yes, you can come for five nights, either the first half (1st – 6th) or second half of camp (6th – 11th). If you are involved in setup or takedown e.g driving a lorry or minibus then you many stay the first night or last night free of charge but you must book (more information on this soon).

The cost for five days is £125 (£120 if booked and paid before 1st Dec 2019), this applies to any district or delegation from any Woodcraft Folk, IFM-SEI or related organisation.

Who has to pay to come?
Unless you are attending as a lone participant from the UK, the price of camp will be paid by your district or delegation and each member will organise payment with them. Many districts will choose to fundraise to subsidise the cost passed on to group members.
Anyone aged 0 – 4 on the first day of camp (1st August 2020) can attend Common Ground for free (accompanied by a carer). Full-time carers for young people with specific additional needs may be able to attend for free – email to discuss this more.
What are the booking deadlines?
The early bird booking deadline was 1st December 2019. If you booked and paid a deposit before this point you will have saved £5 per person. The final booking deadline will be 1st May 2020.
How do I pay?
Paying by cheque:
Please make all cheques payable to “The Woodcraft Folk”  Please let us know which district and individuals the cheque is payment for, and write your unique reference number starting “CG” on the back of the cheque. Post your cheque to: The Woodcraft Folk, Unit 9/10, 83 Crampton Street, London, SE17 3BQ       

Paying by bank transfer:
Account name:​ The Woodcraft Folk  
Account number:​ 2039 2756 
Sort code:​ 60 83 01 
Use your unique reference, (CG-four digits) for all payments. You can leave out the hyphen if your bank accepts letters and numbers only. If you have paid without a reference number, please email and let us know the amount, the payment date and who it was for. We can then match it to your booking and bring your payment record up to date.
For international bank transfers you will also need the information below. 
Swift Code (BIC): NWBKGB2L
IBAN Number: GB93NWBK60023571418024
IMPORTANT: Please request a Foreign payment , NOT Swift payment or International money transfer.

Is travel included?
Travel is not included in the camp fee. Your district or organisation may collectively set a cost for travel and include this in the cost passed on to members.
Who can come? Do I have to be a member to come to Common Ground?
All ages are welcome at Common Ground. You have to be a member of either Woodcraft Folk or another organisation coming as a delegation. This might be an IFM-SEI organisation or another organisation linked to a Woodcraft Folk group. The camp is primarily for young people, therefore we expect anyone aged over 21 to take some responsibility within their village or on the camp team.
Do I have to go with a group?
If you are under 16: you have to come to Common Ground as part of a group, although this group can be very small.
If you are 16 – 21 and from the UK: you can book on as a lone participant. However where possible you should book as part of a larger group e.g. your district or delegation. Coming along as part of a group will make it more fun and might be better financially. Have a think of any groups you have previously been a part of, or any groups that exist near where you live now.
If you are over 21: These camps are primarily for young people. We expect all over 21-year-olds to have taken on some responsibility within their village or on the central camp team. Capable adult volunteers are extremely welcome, but please contact the district directly that you have most recently been involved with.
We can’t afford it - what should I do?
Have a look at the Fundraising page of the website for tips on fundraising, or email for more help on making Common Ground affordable.

Got more questions? Check out the main FAQs page.

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