Communist Summer Camp 2018
The YCL is pleased to announce that 2018’s Communist Summer Camp is returning to Edale at the foot of Kinder Scout – site of the historic YCL led mass trespass of 1932.
The camp will be taking place from Friday 17 until Sunday 19 August 2018 and is open to all members and friends of the YCL and the Communist Party (including non-members).
Building on very successful camps in 2014, 2015 and 2017, this year’s camp sees the YCL returning in force to the Peak District National Park in the heart of England.
The camp is being hosted in the picturesque village of Edale less than a mile away from the Kinder Scout National Nature Reserve – scene of the historic mass trespass.
The camp timetable is still being finalised but its 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 camp sees a return to sleeping under canvas (otherwise known as proper camping!). We have arranged comfortable indoor settings for all meals and classes meaning they won’t be entirely at the mercy of the British summer . . .
Transport should pose no 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 YCL branch to see about travelling as a group.
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.
The full table and more information will be published shortly.
To book and pay or for more information please go to www.ycl.org.uk
It’s going to be a fantastic event so make sure you’re there for a memorable weekend and a new YCL tradition!
Places are limited – so book now to avoid disappointment!