Summer Camp 2021

The YCL is excited to announce that our 2021 Summer Camp will once again be held in Edale, England, at the heart of the Peak District National Park.

Edale holds a special place in the history of the League being at the foot of Kinder Scout – site of the historic YCL led mass trespass of 1932. This was a turning point in campaigning by working people in Britain, led by Communists such as YCL legend Benny Rothman, to win access to the countryside for recreation and leisure.

Our Summer Camp carries on that tradition in 2021 giving young workers from across Britain the opportunity to come together for political education and to socialise and enjoy our natural heritage.

The YCL is excited to announce that our 2021 Summer Camp will once again be held in Edale, England, at the heart of the Peak District National Park.

Edale holds a special place in the history of the League being at the foot of Kinder Scout – site of the historic YCL led mass trespass of 1932. This was a turning point in campaigning by working people in Britain, led by Communists such as YCL legend Benny Rothman, to win access to the countryside for recreation and leisure.

Our Summer Camp carries on that tradition in 2021 giving young workers from across Britain the opportunity to come together for political education and to socialise and enjoy our natural heritage.


This year’s Summer Camp promises to be the best yet, building on successful and growing annual camps since 2014.

The Camp will be held from the afternoon of Thursday, 29 July, to Sunday afternoon, 1 August 2021.

As ever the Summer Camp is open to all members and friends of the YCL and the Communist Party (including non-members). The YCL will once again be returning in force to Edale in the heart of England, which hosted a number of our camps since 2014.

The full 2021 timetable and activities will be published shortly. The Camp is set to feature plenty of outdoor recreation, a hike up Kinder Scout, film showings and socialising as well as lots of political discussion and education. This year’s Summer Camp will also feature a cultural programme to mark the YCL’s Centenary this year.

There will be no glamping for Britain’s Communist youth, the Camp will be under canvas but we have arranged a comfortable indoor setting for all meals, classes and socials (the British summer giving no guarantees!).

Transport shouldn’t be a problem, the campsite is only a stone’s throw from Edale train station. 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 local YCL branch to see about travelling as a group.

The Camp will cost £25 (unwaged) or £45 (waged) and this is 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 all 3 nights, however if circumstances mean you can’t make it till later on or need to leave a bit earlier, we have made arrangements to allow flexibility.

The full timetable and more information will be published shortly.

To book online please fill in the contact form below or contact summercamp@ycl.org.uk for more information.

The year’s Camp is shaping up to be the best yet so make sure you are there and part of a new YCL tradition!

Places are limited – so book now to avoid disappointment!

*Our #1 priority is holding the camp safely in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to current government guidance, the camp is due to be hosted after all COVID-19 restrictions are due to have been removed, therefore we aim to hold the camp with minimal constraints. However, this will of course be kept under ongoing review and we have contingency plans in place to take all necessary safety precautions should the situation change. If the Camp has to be postponed or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, we guarantee all spaces will be retained or a full refund will be offered.*


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Unwaged £25
 
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Waged £45
 
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Solidarity £50