Before you book on to a camp we like to talk on the phone first, to find out about the young person and for you to find out about us. We are always really happy to come and meet with any young person who needs a bit more support from us. This is as important for us just as much as it is for you, so we really don’t mind coming out to see you. We are also happy to have a chat on the phone, any time before or after the camps. We want to be sure that we do everything to ensure the experience is the best it can be. That might mean having another adult with us to take care of an individual with a higher level of need, or bringing extra kit with us.
We need an About Me form for everyone so please complete and return with the right booking form – see below – and your payment. We do need these by post rather than email and we can post you printed copies if you need them.
We only have a total of 15 places on our camps, so get in early if you want to be sure of getting one!
Travel, food and kit
Travel is included in the cost – we arrange to pick up and drop off at certain times, usually from Stroud Leisure Center and Gloucester Station.
Food is provided – all meals, snacks and travel snacks are provided, including marshmallows! We buy everyone a treat when we’re out and about – ice creams or hot chocolate for example. The food is all meat-free, really because we think this is easier when camping! There is always loads to eat.
Kit – we provide big bell tents to sleep in but ask you to bring sleeping bags and sleeping mats, among all the usual stuff. We have written a good kit list, so do use it. If there is any problem with basic kit such as waterproofs, sleeping stuff, wellies etc. we can help – please ask us in plenty of time so we can get what’s needed. Everything you need to know is in this doc.
Camping not for you?
If camping isn’t right for you and you’ve missed a Hawkwood weekend, look out for the other great things going on in the latest Of Course We Can brochure.
Because of the way we are funded by Gloucestershire County Council we have three prices for the camps.
1. If you (the young person) has an individual budget they pay the full cost of a place which is £300
2. Everyone else pays £100 unless…
3. You need a subsidy because you have a low income for the household. We ask you to pay the actual cost to us, which varies from camp to camp, if you can, usually around £60. If you can’t we can still help.