Our intention is to create an environment where people can come together in community, where people feel safe and able to make requests and offers to meet their own and others needs.
The camp is for people with all ranges of experience of NVC, from no experience to Certified Trainers.
We welcome people of all ages to the camp, and the camp normally attracts a range of people; adults of all ages, some who come alone and some with friends or partners, and some of these people will bring their children (whether they be aged 1 or 31)
We have a daily community gathering where there will be a chance to discuss issues effecting the community, and hear requests and offerings from any body in the community, these could be for workshops, one to one spaces, games, music, dancing etc.
We will continue our tradition of inviting the children/young people to speak first in the community gathering, as they often struggle to be heard in comparison to adults.
On a typical day at camp there will normally be two allocated times for workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Normally there will be a range of workshops offered in each time slot, as well as other activities e.g. art, games, cooking etc.
The workshops offered will be based on what has been requested and offered in the morning gathering, and can vary from structured sessions to informal gatherings.
Not everybody chooses to take part in a workshop or activity, and we welcome that choice.
We would like to ensure that we emphasise choice for all.
Examples of workshops from previous years:
Introduction to NVC
Open group space
NVC Dance Floors – walking through the NVC process
NVC and couples
NVC and parenting
and many more!
As well as the workshop spaces we will have:
Outdoor and indoor games for all ages
Creative / art sessions
Walks in nature
Trips to the beach
Daily space for young people’s requests
Restorative circles for conflict resolution
Music and dancing
Singing round the fire