- Tuesday 20 - Monday 26 August 2013
Rainbow Mill, East Ruston, Norfolk
This is a small, friendly camp, with a maximum of about 80 participants, on a beautiful wooded site with easy access to the coast. We have plenty of indoor space in case of bad weather, and if you don't want to camp there are alternatives available.
Children are welcome. Lunch and an evening meal are included in the cost.
Our vision for this camp is to co-create a community where there is more care for everyone, where everyone’s needs matter, and where we aim to foster everyone’s wellbeing. The ethos and principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) give us a framework for approaching this goal. By focusing on the type of community we are trying to create, we hope to be more inclusive of everyone, including people who are not involved with NVC.
We hope that the experience of being in a group of people trying to live together in this way will inspire people to explore NVC further after leaving the camp. We want the community that we have been creating over the last few years at Rainbow Mill to endure beyond the week of the camp – and we know that this is already happening through the connections between people who have met at the camp.
The Rainbow Mill Community Camp is for people of all ages. These are some of our aims when thinking about people of different ages sharing a camp:
Support the needs of parents who otherwise may struggle to participate in NVC workshops
Listen to, respect and support the needs of children and young people, whose needs are often not heard in comparison with adults’
Support parents more than often happens in mainstream society
Support adults who would like the chance to connect more with children
Support adults who don’t have children with them, who would like peace and ‘adult’ space
Support and mentor those who want to offer workshop spaces
Try to build and model a community where adults and younger people are integrated, connected and working together
Ensure that we emphasise choice for all, including both adults and children / young people.
More about what we hope the camp will include
The core team this year is Des McNeill-Moss, Daren de Witt, Clare Palmer, Peter Kinsey, Barney Phillips, and Sue Johnston. Together we aim to look after the wellbeing of the community and hold an overview of the practical aspects, supported by site crew Dave and Cliff and by other camp participants.