Payment Policy for individual participants

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please contact us on info@commonground.camp if you need this information presented in a different way, or if anything is unclear. The camp booking is a financial commitment and we want you to feel happy and comfortable about your decision.  

Participation at camp is encouraged as part of a group. This is for your social, safety and  financial benefit. Participants are likely to have a much richer experience attending with a group. However UK participants over the age of 16 can choose to book alone if there is no alternative. We are unable to support applications for individual participants from outside the UK. 

Camp fees

£205 or £125 for attending for half the camp (1st – 5th or 6th – 11th). You also need to be a paid-up member of Woodcraft Folk.  

Early bird discount

If your deposit is received by 1st December 2019, we will reduce the camp fee by £5 per person. This includes anyone attending full or half camp. 

Deposits

Your booking is secure after you have paid the equivalent of £100 (early bird) or £105. If you are attending just half of the camp, the deposit is £60 (early bird) or £62.50. The deposit is non-refundable but will be taken out of your remaining balance. If you have difficulties paying, please contact info@commonground.camp and we will make every effort to allow you to pay by standing order. We can also help you to consider your budget and ways to save money. To understand what your camp fees are being used for, please see here

Paying the remaining balance

You need to have paid the remaining balance by 1st May 2020. We will not be allowing any participant access to camp if their fees have not been paid in full  upfront. This is in fairness to all the groups and individuals who have paid by the deadline. However please do contact us at info@commonground.camp if you are in a financially difficult situation and need help with fundraising ideas or other support. We will not put you under pressure to attend if you have changed your mind. 

Late bookings

We may not be in a position to take bookings after 1st May 2020, and reserve the right to increase the camp fee after this date as per below. From 1st May, the fees have to be paid on booking, upfront in one instalment.  

  • 2nd May – 15th June 2020: £215 or £135 (5 day rate)
  • 16th June – 20th July 2020: £280 or £180
  • After 20th July 2020: £350 / £250

NOTE ON LATE BOOKINGS: By 15th June 2020 the food order has been placed. We cannot guarantee that dietary needs can be met. You will also need to ensure your DBS check is valid. We will not be allowing access to camp for anyone without a valid DBS.  

Cooling-off period

There is a cooling-off period of 14 days from the time when you first pay the deposit to change your mind. In this time period, you are eligible for a full refund and you do not have to give us a reason for your cancellation.  

Refunds

The camp fees generally go towards the camp infrastructure, food and other upfront costs. For this reason, we regret to say we are unable to offer refunds to anyone who withdraws. However we understand that losing a sum of money could put you in hardship.​Therefore please speak to us at the earliest opportunity if you have payment difficulties. We want to help you with fundraising advice and with practicalities. Please contact us at info@commonground.camp. You will not be pressured into attending the camp if you don’t want to.

If during camp you have any problems, please contact camp management on site, at the earliest opportunity. We want everyone to enjoy their experience and will actively work with you to resolve the issue. We regret to say that at the time of the camp, the expense has already been incurred and we are unable to offer refunds. Please use the camp procedures or Woodcraft Folk complaints policy for raising issues.