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2020 Postponement 

After carefully considering all our options, sadly we didn’t feel we would be able create a safe and enjoyable experience, which has led us to make the incredibly difficult decision to postpone Camp Wildfire 2020.

We stand to lose around £100,000 by not being able to hold Camp Wildfire this year.

As you may already know, we are a small independent festival which has not made any profit in previous years.

In order for our small dedicated team to carry on creating Camp Wildfire, we must recoup some of this loss.

For this reason, we are kindly asking all ticket holders to either donate or roll-over their tickets and to only request a refund in exceptional circumstances.

We will also be launching a fundraiser and will be incredibly grateful for any amount received.

 

On Monday 20th July, we will be releasing full details on how to either donate, roll-over or request a refund for your tickets.

We ask that you please only request a refund in exceptional circumstances to ensure we are able to continue creating Camp Wildfire for years to come.

 

Next year we will hold two Camp Wildfire events across two consecutive weekends on the following dates:

Weekend 1- 27th- 30th August 2021

Weekend 2- 3rd-6th September 2021

Camp Wildfire 2022 will take place on the following dates:

Weekend 1- 26th-29th August 2022

Weekend 2- 2nd-5th September 2022

Demand to come to Camp Wildfire has been huge with tickets selling out 6 months in advance. Instead of making one event bigger, we're keeping it small and intimate and opening for two weekends, so that more people have a chance to come.

The activities programme will be the same across both weekends, but the music and talks programme will differ.

If you are kindly able to donate your order or make a donation to our fundraiser, you will be sent a limited edition Camp Wildfire 'Hero' badge, which you will be able to wear with pride at all future Camp Wildfire events.

You will also be given exclusive access to the 'Veteran' ticket prices for 2021, which will be as follows:

Elementary Weekend: £145

Standard Weekend: £195

Dynamo Weekend: £395

 

If you are able to donate your 2020 ticket (thank you!), alongside your limited edition Camp Wildfire 'Hero' badge, you will also be given exclusive access to our Veteran price tickets for 2021.

The prices will be as follows:

Elementary Weekend: £145

Standard Weekend: £195

Dynamo Weekend: £395

These will be the lowest priced tickets for 2021 and will only be available to those who donate their 2020 tickets.

Yes, all parking, live-in vehicle, spa, wellness treatment and extra activity passes purchased for 2020 can be transferred to either our 2021 or 2022 event.

For those who have purchased any pre-pitched tents, depending on supplier availability, we will either offer you the same option or an equivalent item of the same value at a future event.

If you are not completely satisfied with this equivalent item, we will offer you a full refund at this stage, if requested.

For those who wish to roll-over their tickets to either 2021 or 2022, your payment plans will remain active. Which will mean the remaining 1-2 instalments will be debited as planned. If you are unsure how much you have left to pay and when, please contact us on office@campwildfire.co.uk and we can help.

If you are kindly able to donate your ticket, we will cancel any remaining payments and be extremely grateful! 

If you request a refund, we will cancel any remaining payments and refund the amount paid so far.

Once again, please only request a refund in exceptional circumstances.

Please only request a refund in exceptional circumstances as a very last resort. 

The deadline for refund requests is midnight on Monday 3rd August 2020.

We will aim to process all refunds by 30th September 2020.

Again, please only request a refund in exceptional circumstances as a very last resort.

The line up for 2021 will be announced in January.

The activities will remain the same across both weekends, the music line-up will differ.

If you purchased a ticket from a third party, you will need to contact the person you purchased the ticket from in order to arrange a refund.

We are only able to discuss orders with the person named on the order.

We very much hope so!

We will continue to monitor the situation and should hope to be able to confirm whether or not a Winter Wildfire can go ahead this year in October.

Government advice issued to date regarding festivals and outdoor events has been quite vague and therefore very much open to interpretation. 

Our interpretation of the guidance is that we would not have been able to safely deliver Camp Wildfire.

Other events may have interpreted this guidance differently.

 

 

General

Camp Wildfire will take place from Friday 4th to Monday 7th September 2020.

Camp Wildfire is not a permanent camp. We build it entirely from scratch in a forest each year for one weekend only.

Camp Wildfire, Heritage Pine Forest, Knock Mill Lane, Sevenoaks, TN15 6FP

For detailed travel advice please see the travel page.

Tickets are cheaper the earlier you book.

You can check the current price of tickets on the bookings page.

You do not need to pay for anything on top of your ticket if you do not want to. We never try to inflate the costs with any hidden fees, charges or extras.

If you would like to enhance your weekend with us then we offer a range of food, drink, accommodation, travel, spa, treatments, clubs and extra activities at additional cost but these are completely optional.

You can arrive any time from 12:00 on Friday 4th September 2020.

Once you have checked in you can come and go as you please.

You must depart by 12:00 on Monday 7th September 2020.

You don't have to come for the whole time, but to get the most out of your experience we recommend that you do!

The full programme of Activities, Music, Games & Talks will be released in March 2020.

No, we are not associated with the Scouts!

We were part of the Scouts when we were younger and loved all the activities we got to do, but then our lives took a sharp turn into parties and festivals.

Camp Wildfire is the best bits of those experiences combined in one incredible weekend. 

No. This is an over 18's event.

We are working on creating a family version. To be kept up to date and receive priority tickets please register here:

If a product or service was not of the high quality associated with Camp Wildfire then please contact us to discuss the problem and we will rectify it for you.

We offer a 48 hour cooling off period, during which you can cancel any items ordered and receive an immediate refund. 

Unfortunately after 48 hours we are unable to provide refunds on tickets or accommodation, if you are unable to attend or change your mind. In these instances you can list tickets & accommodation for re-sale on the exchange or transfer them to friends.

For information on how to contact the correct person at Camp Wildfire please see the contact us page.

If you have raised a complaint with our Customer Services team but are unsatisfied with the response, you may escalate your complaint by emailing the details to complaints@campwildfire.co.uk. 

Your complaint will then be reviewed by our Management team, who will aim to respond within 7 days.

 

Atmosphere

That's exactly what it is!

We are massive geeks about structure and how the right amount of it can unleash wild creativity and create unimagined opportunities for discovery. We pioneered, and have spent years refining, our unique setup so you can pack more adventuring and partying into your weekend at Camp Wildfire than most people can manage in a year! 

If that sounds lame then Camp Wildfire probably isn't for you.

Camp Wildfire is for over 18's only and most people tend to be aged between 25 and 50. That said, our aim is to make the event as inclusive as we can for people of all ages and backgrounds; the most important thing being that everyone onsite shares the same mindset.

If you’re wanting to make the most of life, are friendly & kind, like meeting wonderful new people, and love a good old dance late into the night then Camp Wildfire is for you and you will be heartily welcomed by our amazing community.

Yes, of course! We've been lucky enough to be joined by lots of solo adventurers each year and look forward to welcoming many more. Unlike other festivals where it can be tricky to make friends, at Camp Wildfire you'll spend all day doing activities together in groups, making it really easy to bond with your fellow campers!

If you're thinking of coming on your own, please do check out our Flying Solo Facebook group, where you can meet other solo adventurers before you arrive! They are extremely welcoming and supportive!

Absolutely!

It seems like there isn't because we're always shouting about all the amazing things you can do; but you are in completely in control of your own schedule!

If you want to have a nap in the woods, or relax in a hot tub with a G&T then go for it!

No it's not, but we welcome and cater for those that choose to live a sober lifestyle.

There are a number of bars & cafes stocking a selection of our favourite Teas, Coffees, Alcohol Free Beer & Cider, Alcohol Free Wines and Alcohol Free Cocktails.

No!

We've found the perfect size for Camp Wildfire which is just busy enough to create an electric atmosphere, but small enough that you can get to know everyone and it doesn't feel crowded at all.

That's why tickets are so limited.

There is a competitive side to Camp Wildfire, and some people do get quite into it, but it is not mandatory to get involved and you won't feel left out if you're not a competitive person.

No, you can attend without getting involved in any highly physical activities if you want.

We have lots of arts & crafts, science & engineering, bushcraft & survival and health & well-being activities that are not physically intensive.

Tickets

Your weekend ticket includes entry to Camp Wildfire, 3 nights camping in a beautiful heritage forest, a choice of over 100+ activities, 50+ of the UK's finest Live Bands & DJs, Comedy, Talks, Films, Poetry and the infamously epic Patrol Games!

You will need to bring your own tent, or you can choose to upgrade and have one pitched for you! Travel to the festival is not included. Food and drink at the festival is not included but we have a fine selection of street food traders and craft bars so you don't need to bring any with you.

For full details on the Tickets, Travel & Accommodation options please see the bookings page.

Yes! We offer interest & fee free payment plans so you can split the cost of your bookings monthly.

To explore the payment options, please head to the bookings page. Add some items to your basket and we will do all of the calculations for you!

To pay for your booking monthly, simply continue to the payment stage of the checkout process and choose the option to pay monthly. 

To maintain the special atmosphere of Camp Wildfire and to ensure we deliver a high quality experience, tickets are limited to just a couple of thousand (which is very small)!

Please make sure you register and book as early as possible as we always sell out of tickets and accommodation.

You can register and book on the bookings page.

 

For most people we recommend the Standard Ticket. This is the most popular ticket type and it provides an ideal balance between amount of activities and cost.

If you want to go all out and make your experience extra special then the Dynamo Ticket is for you. This comes with priority enrolment so you can guarantee your dream schedule.

If you are conscious of cost and don't mind a slightly restricted amount of activities then the Elementary ticket is for you. You will still have the same access to music, games, talks and food & drink.

 

 

Yes.

You can upgrade your ticket type at any time before the event by paying the difference in price.

Please contact us if you wish to arrange this.

Unfortunately not. 

We work hard to ensure that tickets are great value for money for those attending, so are unable to discount them any further. 

If you are looking for an alternative way to celebrate a stag, hen or birthday party and think your group would enjoy the unique nature of Camp Wildfire then you would be very welcome.

We have hosted many wonderful stag, hen and birthday groups before: all we ask is that you are respectful of our code of conduct.

If you are thinking of coming for this kind of celebration, please contact us and we can help arrange something special to mark the occasion.

Spa Sessions and Spa Treatments  are not included in the price of any tickets.

You can add a Spa Session or Treatment to your booking on the bookings page.

Yes.

You do not need their details at the time of booking: you can transfer them over at a later time. 

Accommodation

No! If you don't fancy camping, you're very welcome to stay in a local hotel, bed and breakfast or Airbnb.

It's worth checking out some of our accommodation options as these are more convenient but provide an experience that is similar to that of a hotel.

Camping with your own tent is included in your ticket.

If you do not wish to bring your own tent then we have a range of accommodation options available.

You can also stay in a local Hotel or Bed & Breakfast.

 

Yes. You will need to book a live-in-vehicle pitch.

Electrical hookups and water standpipes are available.

To check prices and book please see the bookings page.

You are not allowed to sleep in a car in the car park.

If you wish to sleep in a modified car or van then you will need to book a live-in-vehicle pitch, which you can do on the bookings page.

No, we cannot allow anyone to sleep in the woods due to the danger of falling branches.

 

Yes.

It's much more fun to stay onsite and we have plenty of accommodation options but you are welcome to stay anywhere you like and travel to and from the venue.

Activities

You get to build your own schedule for the weekend, choosing from our diverse programme to suit your interests and energy levels. This is called Enrolment .

Enrolment usually opens around 3 or 4 weeks before the event. Once you have bought a ticket we will email you regular updates to make sure you're ready.

 

Gold activities are designed for you to learn a new skill in detail! They have a small class size and expert level tuition. They typically last 80-110 mins and you can reserve a guaranteed space during enrolment.

Silver activities are designed for you to get involved, try out new activities and have loads of fun! They have a bigger class size but still feature expert level tuition. They typically last around 50-80 mins and you can reserve a guaranteed space during enrolment.

Bronze activities are designed for you to try something new in a less formal setup and fill every last minute at Camp wildfire with awesomeness. There are still experts on hand to guide you, but you won’t have a set amount of time with them. They typically last 20-50 mins but it's up to you how long you spend there. You cannot reserve spaces in these activities.

 

Your weekend will be absolutely jam-packed as it is, but if you want to make it even more special you can purchase Extra Gold Activities or Extra Silver Activities in addition to your ticket.

If you want the ultimate Camp Wildfire experience then we reccomend booking a Dynamo Ticket which includes Unlimited Activities of any type and priority enrolment! Our expert concierges will help curate your perfect schedule of activities, guaranteeing availability in any session and taking care of any requests on your behalf.

We cannot guarantee you will get to do activities with your friends.

Most people end up doing some activities with their friends and others with new people: it's part of the charm of Camp Wildfire. 

If you really want to guarantee you can do certain activities with your friends then you will need to book a Dynamo Ticket

 

Most activities are beginner level as Camp Wildfire is about trying new things.

All of our instructors are experts though, so if you have experience in a given activity, you can ask them to help push you further.

Enrolment is when you build your schedule for the event: choosing which activities, parties, talks and games you want to get involved in.

It opens 3 or 4 weeks before the event: once you've booked a ticket you will be provided with lots more information about how it works.

Priority Enrolment opens 1 week before standard enrolment allowing priority choice of activities.

Priority Enrolment gives you 1 week of exclusive access to enrolment  ahead of everyone else. 

This means you are guaranteed to get exactly the activities you want at the times you want them, and that you can ensure you get to do certain activities together with your friends/partners/family if you want.

Music

By night we like to party!

Before we started Camp Wildfire we ran award winning festivals, a club in London Bridge and have toured the world playing in bands. 

We have very eclectic taste and usually include Indie, Folk, Swing, Blues, Brass Bands, Funk & Soul, Disco, House, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, Garage, Hip Hop and generally energetic, entertaining and inspiring bands & DJs we discover.

Check out the music page to see the musicians we work with.

 

The Clubhouse and Radio Wildfire keep the tunes rolling throughout the day with DJs and Live Bands.

Things really ramp up as the sun sets and the Discotheque opens at 8pm.

Music runs until 02:00 officially, although sometimes there's a secret after-party to be found...

 

Accessibility

Yes, we try our very best to ensure Camp Wildfire is accessible for all.

Please see the accessibility page for detailed information, or feel free to contact us if you have specific requirements which are not covered.

Yes, over the counter and prescription medicines are allowed.

If you have medicines that require specific storage conditions, please contact us so this can be arranged. 

Yes, we do. 

Please see the accessibility page for detailed information, or feel free to contact us if you wish to discuss your need for support in attending.

Facilities

The campsite will have clean toilets and hot showers for everyone to use for free! Please ensure you bring your own towel and toiletries.

We hate festival toilets, so ours aren't like that.

We have an abundance of toilets and a 24/7 team of cleaners to make sure they stay nice.

If you book accommodation in Holiday Camping or Boutique Camping then you can add on an electrical supply.

It is not possible to add an electrical supply to a tent in General Camping

No. The aim is to lose yourself for the weekend so we don't provide wifi.

Yes, the phone signal is fairly good on most networks.

We do not provide phone charging facilities.

If this is important to you then we recommend bringing a battery pack from home or booking accommodation in Holiday or Boutique Camping  with an electrical supply.

 

We recommend not bringing any valuables to Camp Wildfire with you.

If you have essential valuables then you should keep them on your person or in a locked vehicle.

Yes. We accept all types of Credit and Debit cards.

No.

Food & Drink

We work with the UK's most renowned and delicious street food traders to cater for your breakfast, lunch, elevenses, afteroon tea, dinner, supper and midnight feasts.

A large variety of world cuisines will be available and there will be plenty of Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Nut Free options.

A main meal usually costs between £5 and £10 with snacks available for less.

There are a number of bars & cafes stocking a selection of our favourite Teas, Coffees, Craft Beers & Ciders, Cocktails, Spirits and Wines.

Alcohol free & low alcohol options are available too.

A pint of beer and cider usually costs £5-6 depending on the brewer, a glass of house wine between £5-8 depending on size, and a spirit and mixer between £5-9 depending on the size and producer.

Yes.

There are a number of bars & cafes stocking a selection of our favourite Teas, Coffees, Craft Beers & Ciders, Cocktails, Spirits and Wines.

Alcohol free & low alcohol options are available too.

A pint of beer and cider usually costs £5-6 depending on the brewer, a glass of house wine between £5-8 depending on size, and a spirit and mixer between £5-9 depending on the size and producer.

 

Yes, if you prefer to bring your own food and drink then you can.

Each person may bring a maximum of 6 cans of beer or cider or pre-mixed spirits or 1 bottle of wine (decanted into reusable metal or plastic bottle). Any additional alcohol you attempt to bring in will be confiscated.

You can bring as much food as you like, but please only bring what you are sure you will actually eat. Most people tend to end up eating food from the amazing traders even if they brought their own, so please be conscious of not wasting food. If you need to cook your own food, you can do so in the Cooking Area in General Camping where you will be allowed to use your gas stove

We have a selection of the UK's most delicious street food traders with food available to purchase throughout the weekend.

Purchasing drinks from the bars helps us continue running and improving Camp Wildfire; without the bar revenue we wouldnt exist!

Patrols

Once you have booked your first ticket you can choose a patrol to join.

There are 4 patrols: Badgers, Hawks, Foxes and Squirrels.

Your patrol is like a huge family that will welcome you to Camp Wildfire and help you to get to know new people.

Over the weekend you can win patrol points which can help your patrol win The Cup. You can win these for excellence, kindness, humour or just by bribing the right people!

You can choose how much you wish to be involved in your patrol and the competitive side: most people tend to find it quite funny and it's all very good natured.

Heroic Hawks: Gentle, but determined; strong and valiant. Very able with good mental agility: the first to catch the worm.

Bonkers Badgers: Fun, cheeky, ‘a bit loopy’, passionate, resilient and fun-seeking. Less active through the day; really comes to life at night.

Stealthy Squirrels: Cheeky, entertaining, sociable and energetic – loves having fun with others and making the most of the day.

Fearless Foxes: Intelligent, creative and cunning; can be a bit of a trickster. Prefers night time but has been spotted playing in the daylight too.

Uniform

No.

You can wear whatever you want: most people tend to wear something in the colour of their patrol, but there's no pressure to.

Official Camp Wildfire uniform  is available via the online store or on arrival at events!

Some items sell out fast so it's worth getting in early.

Sustainability

No.

For details on our sustainability goals and initiatives please see the sustainability page.

Ticket Registration

Yes. Tickets for Camp Wildfire 2021 will be released in October 2020.

For priority access please register now.

Date options are the 27th-30th Aug 2021 and 3rd-6th Sep 2021.