The Young Communist League is very pleased to announce the arrangements for the YCL Summer Camp 2014. Some places are still available so book now to guarantee your spot!
The camp will be happening from Friday the 29th of August till Sunday the 31st of August 2014 and is open to all members and friends of the YCL under 30.
This year the camp will be held at the picturesque Upper Booth Farm camp-site in the heart of the Peak District National Park, just over a kilometre from 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.
Transport should pose no problem – Edale is only 1 hour from Manchester, 2 hours from Birmingham, half an hour from Sheffield etc on regular trains. Contact your branch to see about travelling as a group.
The camp will cost £25(waged) or £15(un-waged). We have tried to make the camp as cheap as possible but please get in contact if cost looks like an issue for you.
Timetable for the Camp [Provisional] :
Friday 29th of August
Arrive from 3pm onwards
Set up camp
Camp Opening – Speeches, discussion and socialising
Saturday 30th of August
Kinder Scout Trespass 10am 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.
Lunch 1pm (approx)
Workshops & Cadre Development 2pm
Team Sports 4pm
Camp Dinner and Social 6:30pm till late (Edale Village Hall)
Workshops & Cadre Development 9am
Break & Leaving Camp 10am
Workshops & Cadre Development 11:30am (Edale Village Hall)
Lunch 12:30pm (Edale Village Hall)
Workshops & Cadre Development 1:30pm (Edale Village Hall)
Camp Closing 2:30pm(Edale Village Hall)Workshops and cadre development will cover a diverse range of subjects and topics with YCL & guest speakers featuring. Some already confirmed include: Marxism Back2Basics ; Democratic Centralism; Women & the Class Struggle; Building the YCL in your Area; Trade Unions & Trade Union Consciousness; Socialism & the Environment; For the Unity of the Working Class Against Fascism; Cadre Skills Building Session; Recruitment; [classes may be subject to change]