What is Basecamp?
Basecamp is Friends of the Earth's annual environmental festival. It runs for 3 days and is set in the heart of the stunning Peak District.
Discover a mix of training sessions, talks, creative workshops and great entertainment.
Whether you’re a seasoned campaigner looking to meet allies, or new to activism and want to gain key skills, Basecamp is the place to go to take action, make connections and build resilience.
My first Basecamp experience
Greg Pike was so amazed by his first Basecamp experience that he signed straight up for the next one.
He'd never been to anything like it before – but by the end of it he'd made new friends, found someone he'd met in his youth and joined his local Manchester group.
Sleep under the stars at a campsite 2 mins away from the venue, equipped with toilets and showers. Please bring your own tent and make sure you're prepared for any weather.
Stay in a male or female dorm onsite at the Youth Hostel or at Hollowford Centre about 5 mins walk away. There's a limited number of single rooms for people in genuine need.
Book a private room in a B&B in Castleton. We run shuttles between the village and the YHA to help with the walking distance.
Children and families
Basecamp is the most family-friendly activist gathering in the UK.
We have a full programme of activities for children aged 3 and over, with qualified and DBS-checked staff. And first-aiders are on site. You can attend Basecamp sessions all day, safe in the knowledge that your children are looked after and having a great time.
All children's activities happen around the the main site so you will be able to find them easily at any time. Or you can drop them off in the morning and pick them up at supper time.