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The UK's first camp for people of non-monogamous persuasions and their families. A long summer weekend of fun and activities.
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INTRODUCING OUR STRETCH GOALS

At £650 we will give every backer* an exclusive Poly Camp Hero Badge or Magnet (if you have backed for one, you can chose to have another, the other or a regular camp badge)

At £800 we will make all activities free for those under 18

At £950 we will give every backer* an exclusive Poly Camp t-shirt (if you have backed for one, you can chose to have another or a regular camp t-shirt) 

*Note: Only available to backers that fund £10 or more, and only applies per backer.

Poly Camp Community has been set up from people between the LGBTQIA+ and Poly/Non Monogamy communities of Facebook and other social networks.

Currently there seems to be no big events for the Poly and Ethically Non Monogamous community in the UK. 

So, with the inspiration of Bicon UK, and the Birmingham Bi Group's Bi Camp 2018, we decided that there should be a social event weekend for us. (And we thank them both for the help and inspiration)

Poly Camp UK 2019, is currently scheduled for a weekend in late August (August 29th-September 1st)

What do we need?

£500 for a deposit to be able to secure the site. Anything more raised will go towards the definite costs.

Where will it be?

It will take place at Kinver Scout Camp and we will be using their cabins and outdoor camping spaces. There is plenty of space in the site to camp.

We are aiming at a maximum attendance of 150. We will confirm the number of cabin spaces after a site visit.

For Poly Camp UK 2019 there is cabin accommodation which will be allocated based on need. They will be suitable for older people, and people with disabilities. (There are accessible facilities around the site)

We also will be asking attendees to pay based on a 'pay what you can' scale, meaning that financial circumstances as well as health needs should not prevent people of all ages and backgrounds from coming to this event. 

What will be happening?

There will be a loose schedule of activities including, bonfires, music and topic discussions, but the event is primarily focused on networking and promoting community for attendees.

During the run up to the event, we will have an attendees group where you can ask questions and find out more details as they happen. 

Activities available will include:

  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bat Watch
  • Board Games
  • Bushcraft
  • Campfire Activities
  • Climbing and Abseiling
  • Massage
  • Stick Whittling
  • Storytelling
  • Wildlife Observation
  • Woodland Walks
  • Yoga
  • And many more

Poly Camp 2019 is meant as a family inclusive event. And as such, nothing we are running will have age limits. Though some events may not be suitable to all, but that is at your discretion.

There will be event throughout the day, and also events specifically made to be non-alcoholic.

We see this camp as a way to meet others into the ethical lifestyle in a casual, non 'scene' way.

Is the site accessible?

Some parts of Kinver are accessible. However, being a more natural feel of campsite, there are areas that are challenging.

The buildings are accessible, and there is sleeping accommodation with wheelchair accessible bathrooms.

Some of the organisers are themselves disabled, so this is of some importance to us

Can I come if I don't back this Kickstarter?

Yes!

All ticket information will be found after we secure the site and the £500 has been raised. This will be done through a standard online ticketing system and payment plans.

Risks and challenges

One of the challenges we face at the moment is securing our preferred weekend (August 29th-September 1st) with the Scout Camp. We need to raise £500 for a deposit to secure the venue and it needs to be paid within 6 weeks.

We hope that by receiving enough funding for a deposit, we will be able to focus on planning Poly Camp UK quickly and efficiently to ensure everybody has a great camp!

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    As we have a policy of Never There, we plan to give every camper a notebook and pen so that they can use them in sessions or to swap details with each other without having to carry loose bits of paper or tear up pages.

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    To go with our Never There policy we are providing attendees with a cotton shopper bag. We will ask that these are kept on them so that they can have somewhere to keep their bottle and stationery, also to remove rubbish if they are not near a bin.

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Funding period

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