Book for Camp

The early bird booking deadline is 1st December 2019. Please book and pay a deposit by the end of November to benefit from a £5 discount per person! See our Payment Policy for groups here. If you are booking as a sole participant, see our Payment Policy for individuals here.

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 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


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.
Who has to pay to come?
Unless you are attending as a lone participant, 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 under-5 as of 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 is 1st December 2019. If you book and pay a deposit before this point you will save £5 per person. The regular 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

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.
Do I have to go with a group?
If you are under 16 then you do have to come to Common Ground as part of a group, although this group can be very small. If you are over 16 you can book on as a lone participant, though 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.
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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