Frequently Asked Questions
What precautions are you taking to keep people safe from Covid and other bugs?
Please refer to the Wellbeing Page and the Staying Well Guidelines. All attendees are asked to confirm their agreement to a range of things, to help keep the community safe. Certain measures are already agreed, such as fewer numbers, hot water for washing hands etc, toilets being cleaned by crew twice a day and improved ventilation in all structures.
What should I bring with me?
Tent, mattress, bedding, cooking and eating utensils, a bowl for washing your own hands and dishes with Hot Soapy water, water carrier, loo rolls, wellies, matches, torch.
May can still be a little chilly at night so bring extra bedding and clothes to put on if needed.
Food for shared meals as there will not be a shop. Some food will be available to buy on Camp - details under Shop.
If you need your mobile phone, you will need to make your own arrangements for charging it, there are no facilities on site.
Bring musical instruments.
Leave behind alcohol, drugs, dogs and electronic music, electrical items - there is no electricity.
If you have a stove in your tent or vehicle you are required to bring a fire bucket/blanket.
Please bring all personal medications you may need during camp.
A portable Water bottle to help you avoid the problems of dehydration listed in the Staying well at Camp Guidelines.
Some sanitising gel for your own use.
When can I arrive?
Unless agreed with the Admin Coordinator, there are no arrivals before 12noon on Friday 27th May and departure must be by sunset on the final Saturday.
For further details see our Arrivals/Departure Policy.
Can the Sacred Arts Camp be reached by public transport?
The site is conveniently located 3.5 miles, from the nearest railway station - a short taxi ride of 15 minutes .
Buses between Oxford and Reading stop at the end of the lane.
Can I bring my car on site?
Vehicles can access the site for setting up and taking down (unless adverse weather conditions prevent it). We ask everyone to then place their cars in the car park until after the closing ceremony on the final day..
Can I bring a caravan or campervan?
Residential vehicles are only allowed on site by prior arrangement. We encourage all participants to enjoy the feeling of connectedness with the natural world by camping close to the earth. However we do realise that caravans/campervans may be necessary for some participants. We aim to position them along the hedge line and therefore have restricted capacity. You must commit to arriving on Friday and not leaving until after the closing ceremony on the Saturday morning. All refrigeration units must have a valid safety certificate.
Please make sure that you tick the relevant box when you book your ticket on line. Any unregistered live-in vehicles will remain in the car park.
What is karma yoga and why is it necessary?
Although we have a team of people who organise and support the camp on working tickets, there are still many areas where we need extra support. It is part of the camp's ethos that, everyone contributes, in some way to the running of the camp. We ask those adults and teenagers - 13 years and over who are not on working tickets, to share in this by working for 2 x 2 hour sessions, for example in the cafe, chopping wood for showers, helping with kids' activities and outings, cleaning the showers, etc. If you have special skills or work you would love to share, please come prepared. Your area and times of work are allocated on arrival at the gate.
Who is on the Holding Group this year?
Behind the scenes the HG has been working hard, even though there have been two missed Camps. Our thanks and appreciation go out to Linda Winn, Deborah Kehe, Daren Messenger, Phil Noble, Clare Miller, Jules Gibson-Cranch and Gulzar Lausevic
Can I stay in a local B and B and still attend the Camp?
If you wish to arrange to stay in a B and B, we would suggest that you have a small tent in a circle so you have a base on camp and then arrive at the camp daily.
If you can't find the information you need or have any questions then we would love to hear from you. If you would prefer to speak to someone, send us a telephone number and we can call you back. We would expect to respond to your email with in 24 hours.
"Beautiful location. Restful and spiritually nourishing people and events. Marvellous! " - Tim