NEW: Camp programme & practical info (food, what to bring etc…)

September 23, 2012 by combehavendefenders

A young Combe Haven Defender takes our message to the streets of Hastings.

What will be happening at the camp?

On Saturday, we will share a home-cooked lunch at 1pm followed by a rally
with speakers including John Stewart, ‘Britain’s most successful
environmental campaigner.’

From 2.30pm until dinner at 6pm we will be holding participatory workshops:
–    How to stop a road, with John Stewart
–    An introduction to taking direct action, with Seeds for Change from Oxford.
–    Family friendly activities including a story walk, drawing, and shadow
puppet making.

After dinner we will be relaxing around the campfire with live acoustic
music from Tim Hoyte and Ellie Lynn, and stargazing with expert
astronomers on hand. You are welcome to stay the night!

On Sunday morning we will be holding a full camp meeting at 10.30am to
discuss and plan ‘Where do we go from here?’ to stop the road. A Qijong
session and a Quaker Meeting for Worship will also be held for those
interested. After lunch we will be packing up the camp.

How do I find the camp?

We will be announcing the location of the camp online on the morning of
Saturday 29th September. The easiest and most sociable way of finding the
camp will be to join one of our three guided walks, meeting:

–    11am at Bexhill Railway Station
–    11am at Bulverhythe Sheep Wash Bridge (near the entrance to the Combe
Haven Holiday Park)
–    12 at Crowhurst Railway Station

If you miss the walks, don’t worry the route to the camp will be
signposted and you can join us later. Please note that the walks from
Bexhill and Bulverhythe may take up to an hour and a half, whereas the
Crowhurst walk is relatively short.

If you have disabilities and would like to attend, please contact us on
07926 423 033 or at to see whether the site
will be accessible enough to meet your needs and how we can help.

What about food and toilets?

Home-cooked vegan food will be provided using local organic veg. We will
be asking for donations to cover the cost of food. We will need volunteers
on the day to help with chopping as well as other tasks around camp. It’s
a good idea to bring some snacks and water with you as well, as our
supplies are limited.

We will be using specially constructed compost and hay-bale toilets,
enabling us to take all our waste away from the site. These are
comfortable and environmentally friendly.

What shall I bring?

Please bring: warm clothes; waterproofs just in case; a tent, a torch, a
sleeping-bag and a hot water-bottle if you intend to stay the night; water and
snacks. Please bring a donation if you can, to help us cover the costs of
putting on the camp and to help us fund the next stage of the campaign.

The camp is an alcohol and substance-free space so please do not bring any
alcoholic drinks with you. We need your help to make the camp a welcoming,
family-friendly, inclusive environment . Please take your rubbish home
with you and help us leave the valley as pristine as we find it.

See you at camp!

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