Who is Camp for and what to expect

Who is Community Camp for?

Community Camp can be for lots of different types of people, those who:

  • want to start a community project or are already doing something and want to take the next step.
  • are just starting out on their journey, or those who are more experienced but keen to learn from and share with others.
  • were involved with mutual aid groups or helping neighbours and those in their community during Covid-19 and are interested in staying active.
  • who find that they have a little more time to get involved in their community now due to a change with their education or employment and others who dipped their toe into the community space during Covid-19 and are keen to do more.

Because this Camp will be virtual, we hope those who may not have been able to travel to Cornwall will be keen to join us online! If you're not sure or if you have any questions, please get in touch with one of our team of Community Network Developers for a chat before you apply. 

What to expect from Community Camp?

Virtual Community Camp starts on Monday 12 October 2020 and will run over five weeks. Each week will be themed covering subjects including; marketing, event planning, funding, inclusion, resilience, showcasing ideas and inspiration and much more.

'Welcome to the Week' plenary: Every Monday evening we'll all come together to set the scene for the week and listen to an inspirational speaker.

Weekly in-depth sessions: Longer themed session on either a Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday evening (you choose what works best for you, and you can change week to week).  These sessions will involve a workshop, practical activity, chance to apply learning to your project or idea, and more.

Networking: An opportunity to meet like-minded people, establish new useful connections and get a different perspective on things.

Practical resources: We'll send you a set of useful materials, tailored to enable you to make the most of this virtual learning experience.

Social activities: We will create experiences that we can all join in from the comfort of your own home, and social activities that will help us to get to know each other and chat with other community minded people from across the UK.

A little extra info 

Camps are specifically for the benefit of community members, and unfortunately we're unable to allocate funded places to professionals, to people who are paid to support a community and its members.

Accepting a funded place means making a commitment to go on to use what you’ve gained at Camp, so as part of our funding requirements, we need to follow up with everyone to find out how they're getting on, what they've been up to and what it is they're doing in their communities.

We may also invite you to attend online (and some regional events when circumstances allow), and to complete surveys to help us improve. Please get in touch if you have any further questions and a member of the team will be able to help. 

Apply for Virtual Community Camp!