The Young Communist League is very excited to announce the arrangements for this year’s Communist Summer Camp!
This year’s camp will be happening from Friday 25 August until Sunday 27 August 2017 and is open to all members and friends of the YCL and the Communist Party.
Building on very successful camps in 2014 and 2015, this year’s camp sees the YCL returning in force to the Peak District National Park in the heart of England. This year the camp just outside the beautiful village of Edale. The camp-site is only a mile away from the Kinder Scout National Nature Reserve – scene of the historic YCL led mass trespass.
Veterans of previous summer camps will be pleased to know that we have secured indoor accomodation – meaning we won’t be relying on the elusive British summer to stay warm and dry!
Transport should pose no problem – Edale is only half an hour from Sheffield, 1 hour from Manchester, 2 hours from Birmingham and 3 hours from London on regular trains. Contact your YCL branch to see about travelling as a group
There be plenty of outdoor recreation, hiking, socialising as well as lots of political discussion and education. We will also be hiking up Kinder Scout ourselves, recreating the historic actions of Benny Rothman and other young communists in 1932. See the full timetable below.
The camp will cost £25 (unwaged) or £45 (waged) and this all inclusive with full board. We have tried to make the camp as cheap as possible but please get in contact if cost looks like an issue for you.
Comrades are encouraged to stay both nights, however if circumstances mean you can’t make it till Saturday morning or would rather leave a bit earlier we have made arrangements to allow flexibility.
To register please fill in the contact form or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are limited – so book now to avoid disappointment
Timetable for the Camp
Friday 25 August
Arrive in Edale from 3:30pm onwards
Set up and orientation
Camp Opening – Speeches, discussion and socialising
Saturday 26 August
Kinder Scout Trespass 9am Hike to the top of Kinder Scout in a recreation of the famous YCL led mass trespass. Talk on the history of the Trespass at the summit.
Workshops & Cadre Development 2pm
Team Sports 4pm
Social 7:30pm till late
Workshops & Cadre Development 9:30am
Camp Closing Discussion 1:30pm – 2:30pm