Gong Camp

Gong camp is an environmentally conscious, sound therapy weekend retreat, held in the middle of 100 acres of steep sided semi wild Devon countryside.

It's for gong practitioners, gong enthusiasts, sound therapists and anyone interested in the gong, sound therapy, yoga, tai chi or dance to come together for a weekend of sound and movement related activities.
Wholesome and nutritious vegetarian/vegan meals are included during the weekend, this is real food and is mostly organic, and some special diets can be catered for if requested at time of booking.

Coombe Farm, where the gong camp is set, offers peaceful, traditional, back to nature, off grid camping in the beautiful Mid Devon countryside. This is eco camping amongst 100 acres of fields, woodlands, camping terraces, walking tracks and a small acreage of nettles grown to make leafcurd. Wildlife abounds with the land supporting both creatures of the forest such as deer, badgers, and foxes, and birds of prey including owls, buzzards, and ravens.

During the three days there will be:-

  •  a freestyle drum circle around the camp fire
  •  Friday evening entertainment
  •  an all night gong bath (12 hour long)
  •  meditations
  •  a variety of workshops - sound therapy, yoga, dance, tai chi and gong baths

A guided tour around Coombe Farm is also scheduled for those who are intrigued about leafcurd. To explore the world of leafcurd, visit: www.leafcycle.co.uk

Gong Camp is not a weather dependent event, your enjoyment will not be compromised by a drop of rain.

If gong camp appeals to you, do come and join us on the 7th - 9th of July 2017


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If you are interested in attending gong camp please request a flier and add your email address to the mailing list. You will then be kept updated as to what’s happening at Gong Camp via a once a month newsletter starting in April 2017.

The flier will be sent in the mail to you, your email address and details will not be used for any other purpose than to send you a requested flier or send out the once a month newsletter.

Please include your full postal address if you are requesting a flier, I can not send a flier to an incomplete address.

 

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An Indian Tipi As
 
A Workshop Space

Here at gong camp we like to be different, this is one of the workshop spaces, an Indian tipi, nothing against a marquee apart from them being too square and normal.

We live on a round World, we play round gongs and drums, so I do feel that at gong camp the workshop spaces should be round. There will be two tipis on camp used as workshop spaces and night time sleeping.

Camp Directions

Directions

By car– Using the google link below you can find direction from your location.

coordinates: 50.965787, -3.461503

https://www.google.com/maps

Unnamed Rd, Tiverton EX16 7QJ, UK

The directions on google maps will lead you to the entrance of Coombe Farm when using EX16 7QJ, however a sat nav will get you to about 50 metres before throwing you off route. To avoid this ignore the turning off when you reach Van Post and continue on 50 metres and Coombe Farm is the next turning on the left. 

The address is Coombe Farm, Cove, Tiverton Devon EX16 7RU (please dont use this post code in your sat nav) Please use EX16 7QJ in your sat nav which will get you very close to Coombe Farm.

Parking  - is at the bottom and to the sides of the steep concrete track. Park at right angles to the track, leaving plenty of space between each car, and try not to obstruct the turning circle. The camping field is a car free zone. It has level camping terraces and access to them is by foot.

By Train – Tiverton Parkway is the nearest station from where there are occasional busses to Tiverton.

Collection From Tiverton Parkway or Bus Station - We are happy to collect anyone arriving from Tiverton Parkway train station or Tiverton bus station. 

 

 

In Brief

Gong camp starts on Friday 7th July from 2.00pm and finishes on Sunday 9th July at 2.00pm.There will be a guided tour of Coombe farm at 5.00pm on Friday so attendees can get an idea of the layout of camp and they would then have the opportunity to explore some more during the rest of the weekend.  We will have some freestyle drumming around the camp fire on Friday evening and other entertainment.

On Saturday, there will be a variety of workshops and gong meditations.

The all night gong bath will carry us through Saturday night into Sunday morning.

On Sunday we will have a workshop in the morning and after lunch the camp will come to a close.

Meals

 

Good wholesome and nutritious vegetarian/vegan meals are included during the weekend (mostly organic) and some special diets can be catered for if requested in advance. Teas, coffee, spring water and healthy snacks will be freely available from the field kitchen.
Special diets are considered as those who genuine need to avoid some foods i.e. Celiacs, nut allergy suffers etc. The term I use “special diet” do not mean diet preference i.e. no mushrooms ,peppers etc.

 

Friday Afternoon/Evening

A guided tour of Coombe farm at 5.00pm a nice gentle stroll in the countryside and a great start to Gong Camp 2017. After the evening meal there will be an exciting time of drumming, dancing and singing. A belly dancer will be joining us to help build a party atmosphere. There will be other entertainment throughout the evening.

Drums and other percussion instruments will be supplied; all drums are vegan friendly.

Saturday Workshops

During the morning, there will be three workshop sessions of between 1-1.5 hours.  You will be able to choose from a number of different workshops that will be running - mainly sound therapy based workshops but also dance, yoga, and tai chi. There will be a further three workshop sessions in the afternoon and since most of the morning workshops will be repeated then, you will be able to attend up to six different workshops during the day. Workshop leaders will have the opportunity to attend four workshops during the day.

There will also be a gong bath tent where you are welcome to give or receive gong baths throughout the weekend (except during the all night gong bath).  Please avoid starting a gong bath near mealtimes as hot meals cannot be reserved.

Saturday all night Gong bath

The gong bath will commence at 8pm and be 12 hours of unbroken gong sound. Anyone who wishes to play the gongs may do so, each player completing 30 minutes.

The first four hours will be designated for beginners and those who have never played; they will be able to pair up with experienced players.

Twelve hours is a long time to be lying down.  Therefore the first four hours will be very casual; people can lie down for as long as they wish and have the freedom to get up and join others near the campfire, drink tea etc but keeping a silence so as to not disturb those who are lying down.  

At midnight everyone attending will settle down for the night.
Maintaining silence throughout the gong bath is essential.

Sunday

After breakfast - A gentle workshops/meditations

Sunday afternoon - After lunch the camp will draw to a close.

 

Workshop Agenda

During each dedicated workshop slot there will be two workshops running in different areas of the camp. There is a thirty minutes gap between workshop times just in case workshops run over the hour.
Attendees are free to choose what workshops to participate in. Most of the Saturday workshops are repeated in the afternoon to give everyone a chance to attend all of the workshops offered.

Saturday Morning:

9.00am - 10.00am

10.30am - 11.30am

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Saturday Afternoon.

2.00pm - 3.00pm

3.30pm - 4.30pm

3.30pm - 5.30pm

5.00pm - 6.00pm

Sunday Morning.

10.30am - 12.00pm  

 

Sound Workshops


Are you interested in running small sound therapy related workshops
at Gong Camp ~ Saturday 8th July 2017

Your workshop will be loosely based around a sound therapy related subject. It will run both in the morning and in the afternoon and be 1 hour or 1 hour 30 minute duration. I am hoping for practitioners who offer workshops such as:
Voice Work ~ Sacred Bowls ~ Wind Instruments ~ Drumming ~ Qi Gong ~ Making of Instruments ~ Meditation ~ Dance ~ Sound-based Holistic Therapies  ~ Yoga ~Tai Chi ~ Gong
I am also open to suggestions.

Please feel free to use this opportunity to promote your particular interest, skills  and services.

The Camp is a time for us to Relax, Share, Experience and above all, Enjoy!  

All workshop leaders will be paid £50 for running a morning and afternoon workshop. (workshop leaders must be self employed and have a website). Eight different workshops are necessary throughout the weekend.
No workshop assistants please just one workshop leader per workshop.
You are also welcome to attend Gong camp all weekend by booking a place in April. Price is £130 per person for attendance.

A lunch will be supplied for you.

Your product/workshop will also be promoted on the "What's On" section (right) and linked to your website.

Please sign up to the workshop mailing list and you will receive an invitation email in January to participate during Saturday 8th of July 2017.

 

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Why Gong Camp?
I created gong camp around my interests, gongs/sound therapy, environmentally friendly low impact living and good nutrition.
Gong camp is different, i call it a retreat from modern life as its in the countryside, the campsite is off grid and in a valley so no electro magnetic stress from phones, wi fi and electricity.
I consider it the perfect place to practice sound therapy activities, consume good nutritious meals and have a joyful weekend.

There are no expectations of how attendees participate; those attending may join in whichever activities appeal and are also free to take time out to relax or explore the beautiful surroundings.

Gong camp is a no profit making event, those who attend pay one fee of £130 per person and this covers everything for the three days:  camping facilities, meals, snacks, teas, coffee, spring water, and entertainment. There are no ‘hidden’ extras.

The Camp Fire

Sawn up firewood is provided for the camp fire so collecting of dead wood is not encouraged.

The main camp fire is the only camp fire to be lit, please be responsible around it.

No candles at gong camp, especially in your tents; torches are the safest form of lighting.

 

Coombe Farm

Please feel free to use the network of paths and tracks around the farm, but kindly respect the privacy of residents around the farm buildings. Coombe farm is largely a reserve for nature and I would ask you to be aware of this whatever you do.

Please enjoy yourselves.

 

Places to Stay

Want to stay in Devon longer than a weekend? Here are a few local places to stay after gong camp.

 

 

 

Information Tent
Please feel free to send me your sound therapy brochures/fliers for attendees to pick up from our infomation tent during camp.
Send to: Peter Whitehart, 30 Tidcombe Walk, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4FB UK
Things of Interest
 

 

Questions & Answers/Terms & Conditions
  •      Will I be able to come to camp a day early or stay longer than the weekend?

Answer: Sorry as I hire the campsite from friday to Sunday I can not offer or encourage attendees to stay on camp any other days.

  •       Will there be a wi-fi connection on camp?

Answer: No sorry the camp does not have a wi-fi connection. Gadgets are not encouraged because gong camp is a weekend in nature and a break from modern life.

  •        Will there be electricity points to charge my phone?

Answer: The camp is off grid so there are no electricity points. Coombe farm is in a valley and most mobile phones will not pick up a signal. Several phone numbers will be provided to enable attendees to be contacted in case of emergency. I will have a solar panel charging system at camp with phone charging USB conections to charge phones etc (this is not to encourage the use of phones, it is to help those who have a digital rail ticket on their phone which is needed to get home)

  •        Will I be able to bring a barbecue and cook some meals?

Answer: No sorry, all meals are supplied; No barbecue, and no in camper van cooking, snacks, teas and coffee will be freely available from the field kitchen

  •         I am disabled and mobile via a wheelchair; am I welcome at gong camp?

Answer: Absolutely everyone is welcome and those less able to get about will be helped. Wheelchair access is very tricky due to being on grass and steep hill climbing is necessary in places. The camp site is not really suitable for wheelchair users.

  •      Will there be first aid people at hand in case of any accidents?

Answer: Yes gong camp will have a first aider and a first aid kit to hand. Any accidents will be recorded and appropriate steps taken to look after you if an accident should occur.

  •         I am not very good at sleeping in a tent; can I sleep in my van?

Answer: Yes you may sleep in a camper van.  However there are only two level parking spaces for vans (these spaces are available on a first come bases) You are also welcome to sleep in your vehicle but parking is on a slope.

    • Can I bring a caravan/trailer to gong camp to sleep in?

Answer: Coombe farm has a steep long drive and limited turning at the bottom and very large trailers are likely to cause all sorts of problems and mite be a struggle to tow back up the drive. Camper vans (not motor homes) or small trailers are welcome but flat parking spaces are all ready reserved.

  •         Are we expected to join in with all the sound activities?

Answer: Not at all; gong camp is very much a break from regular life for a weekend. Activities are laid on for you to enjoy but you are welcome to choose what you would like to do. So come and relax, receive gong bath after gong bath, drink tea, and talk with others or walk around the countryside!

  •        I will catch a train to Devon to attend gong camp and I won’t be able to bring my gong or drum; will this be a problem?

Answer: You are not expected to bring instruments to gong camp. Gongs, drums, mats, blankets and cushions are all supplied; you will be able to travel very light.

  •        Is gong camp open to the public?

Answer: Gong camp is a book only event as meals will be supplied and the numbers of attendees are needed in advance to prepare for this. Bookings and payments will be available from April 6th

  •         I am interested in attending gong camp; can I run a sound workshop?

Answer: Yes we are open to what people have to offer; please contact me to discuss. Saturday is the day that workshop leaders will be attending from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

  •     I would be interested in running a workshop at gong camp; will there be chairs and tables available?

Answer: Gong camp will be outdoors and there will also be Tipis with carpeted floors, tables, chairs are supplied, you would need to bring other equipment you require to run your workshop, help is available with getting your equipment to your workshop space.

  •         I am interested in attending the Friday evening drum circle is it possible to come to just that?

Answer: The drum circle on Friday evening is for gong camp attendees Only.

  •         I would be interested in attending just the all night gong bath on Saturday evening/Sunday morning; is this possible?

Answer: No sorry the gong bath is for gong camp attendees only.

  •        Could I attend gong camp on the Saturday only?

Answer: A few Saturday day passes mite be available once all the weekend bookings have been taken. The Saturday day passes will be at a reduced fee of £50.00 and will include lunch.

  • Can I run a workshop at Gong Camp and get a reduced attendance fee rather than be paid for the workshop?

Answer: I’m sorry but this is not possible as it makes the payment process too complicated with setting up multiple payment options. I have a budget dedicated to paying workshop leaders for their time and I need to show expenditure for this.

  • Do you offer concessionary rates?

Answer: To make the event accessible to as many people as possible, I have set a fee that covers the costs involved. Unfortunately, I am therefore unable to offer any concessions.

  • Can I help out at Gong Camp in exchange for free entry?

Answer: Gong Camp is a small event with up to fifty people attending. It is not a festival like event where lots of help is necessary. I will be doing all the physical work myself so no help is needed.

 

  • I am not self employed but I would like to run a workshop at Gong Camp, is it possible to donate the payment to a chosen charity?


Answer: Absolutely! yes I am very happy to donate the funds to your chosen charity. I ask that you be very conscious on your chosen charity as I would rather Gong Camp money goes to very worthy charities. I would rather not support medical condition charities, but I am happy to support natural healing.

  •        If I attended gong camp would I need to bring spending money?

Answer: Nothing will be for sale at gong camp; workshop leaders will be promoting their workshop/product but not selling anything.

Terms and Conditions

 

Terms and conditions are very useful to prevent misunderstanding as everything is clear and in one place.

Attendees

  •     A one off payment of £130 per person covers everything for the three days: camping facilities, meals, snacks, teas, coffee, spring water and entertainment.
  •     There are no entry tickets issued for gong camp, I will work on booking forms and signing people in on arrival to camp.
  •     The refund policy is as follows:

    A full refund will apply if at least four weeks notice is given before the start of the event.
    Transfer of place to another named person will be permitted without penalty at any time before the start of the event.
    This refund policy is made of necessity as costs are incurred with late cancellations/no shows.

  cancellations from the booking date to 3 weeks before the start of camp you will receive a 75% refund.
  cancellations 3 weeks to 2 weeks before the start of camp receives a 50% refund.
  cancellations 2 weeks to the start of camp results in no refund.

  •     Everyone attending must fill out a booking form, we need to know who is on site for safety reasons.
  •     We will cater for some special diets, but this has to be requested at time of booking. Meat is not available and cannot be requested.

 

  •     Meal times are flexible around my listed times and it is your responsibility to be around to receive your meals.

    Hot meals cannot be reserved for you.
    All meals are supplied, no self catering, this includes camper van cooking, barbecue and camp fire cooking.

  •     Gong Camp will be alcohol free so we request that you respect this and not bring alcohol.
  •     No smoking in the camp area or in your tent; there will be a designated smoking area.
  •     No candles in your tents please; torches are the safest form of lighting.
  •     Young children are welcome with a parent (under 10 years old) Please be aware that meals are vegetarian.

Workshop Leaders

  •     Workshop leaders are invited to attend Gong Camp free of charge on Saturday 8th July 2017 8.00am - 6.00pm only.

    All workshop leaders will be paid £50 for running a morning and afternoon workshop. (Workshop leaders must be self employed or if not self employed I can donate thier £50 to a chosen charity) if workshop leaders have their own website I shall add a link on the what's on block.

    Lunch is supplied free of charge to the workshop leader.

    Workshop leaders are responsible for bringing their own equipment to run their workshop. Workshop spaces are Tipis with carpeted floors or outside on the grass. tables and chairs are supplied. please bring the minimum equipment to run your workshop as you can not drive to your workshop space and a hill climb is necessary when packing up your equipment at the end of the day. Reasonable assistance is available to you when packing up.

    There is no mains electricity at camp, so those needing music for a dance workshop will need to bring a battery operated music system.

Workshop leaders wanting to attend all weekend:

Workshop leaders are very welcome to attend Gong Camp for the whole weekend; a place will need to be booked from 6th April 2017 at a cost of £130 per person.
Unfortunately, I am unable to offer any reduction to this entry fee and for the following reasons:

  • It makes the payment process too complicated with setting up multiple payment options.
  •   I have a budget dedicated to paying workshop leaders for their time and I need to show expenditure for this.  

Gong Camp is not a profit making event and is organised in such a way that no money is left over and banked. Rather, it is put straight back into the following year’s Gong Camp event.

Other information

Friday Evening entertainment are for the all weekend attendees only as a considerable amount of money has been spent on the entertainment for the benefit of those attending. The exception to this is those who attend my regular drum circle, who are invited to the Friday evening entertainments.

Coombe Farm is mainly a reserve for nature and a environmental conscious camp site, I ask that everyone attending Gong Camp be aware of this with whatever you do.

Bookings/payment will be taken from the 6th April 2017 and will close on the 16th June 2017. ( I need to be very strict with closing the bookings from the 16th June as meals need planning for special diets and time is needed for the cooks to prepare for this)


Special dietary needs require special preparation and cannot be requested on the day. It is therefore your responsibility to complete the booking form correctly.

Wheelchair access is very tricky due to being on grass and steep hill climbing is necessary in places. The compost toilets are not assessable via a wheelchair. disabled people are very welcome but please be aware that this camp site is not on flat ground and is not really suitable for wheelchair users.

Camp Facilities

Washing Facilities

There is an outside bath which is heated by lighting a fire underneath. You must sit on the wooden slats, otherwise you will burn your bottom. The shower next to the bath has hot and cold taps. Hot water must be carried from the bath up to the little tank by the loo wash basin, there is also a gas powered shower.

 

The Loo
There are 2 compost loos in the wooden building by the turning circle. After going, add one handful/cup of hay/sawdust, and shut the loo lid down. You are encouraged to pee on the grass, and not in the loos.

 

The Kitchen
The camp kitchen is a field kitchen and equipped with crockery, cutlery, pots and pans and a water boiler. Your meals are served from this kitchen but not cooked there. You are welcome to help yourself to tea, coffee whenever you want but please leave the kitchen clean and tidy.

Payment & Booking


Contact Me

 

For gong practitioners, gong enthusiasts, and sound therapists and anyone interested in the gong, sound therapy, yoga, tai chi or dance.

One fee of £130 per person covers everything for the three days:  camping facilities, meals, snacks, teas, coffee, Spring water, and entertainment.

There are no ‘hidden’ extras and nothing is for sale at gong camp.

Gong camp is a no-profit making event and any funds left in the kitty will go towards the next gong camp.

Payment/bookings are being taken from the 6th april 2017, and the last day for bookings are on the 16th June 2017.

Terms and Conditions.

 
 

Contact Me

Booking & Payment
 

For gong practitioners, gong enthusiasts, and sound therapists and anyone interested in the gong, sound therapy, yoga, tai chi or dance.

One fee of £130 per person covers everything for the three days:  camping facilities, meals, snacks, teas, coffee, Spring water, and entertainment.

Payment/bookings are now closed.

Terms and Conditions.

Paying by cheque by filling out the booking form, write cheque out to Peter Whitehart and send along with name and address details to 30 Tidcombe Walk Tiverton Devon EX16 4FB.

Paying via bank transfer by filling out the booking form, please make payment to Peter Whitehart and transfer funds to account: 24115660 sort code: 30-80-37 using Gong Camp as a reference.

IBAN Number is: GB10LOYD30803724115660 and BIC number is: LOYDGB21724  (Both numbers needed for international transfers) Bank is: Lloyds bank.

Or pay via online payment by filling out the booking form and follow the link on the thank you page that appears after submitting the form or click HERE if you have already filled out a booking form.

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What's On

 

The 2017 gong camp what's on will be updated in January.

 

Friday Evening

 

On the Friday evening we shall have a freestyle drum circle around the camp fire and we will be joined by a fire performer and other entertainment.

We will have a combined drum and gong jamming session, you are welcome to bring your gongs to make this a much bigger experience.

 

Saturday Workshops

 

Sheila Whittaker

Healing Sound showcases the work of Sheila Whittaker - a Musician, Sound Healer and Teacher from a classical music background, who in recent years has specialised in using gongs for her Sound Healing work. Sheila is a professional violinist who draws on almost forty years of music teaching experience. She still plays the violin, but over the last dozen or so years her main work has been with Sound Healing, and specifically with the gongs.

Sheila will run an introduction gong workshop on Saturday 9th July, morning and afternoon.

For more details on Sheila's work visit: www.healing-sound.co.uk

 

 

Tracey Taylor

WELCOME TO DGAS

DGAS is a group of women who make music with djembés (African hand drums) and other percussion instruments. We run drumming afternoons and evenings for women who are interested in learning more about rhythm or just want to hit that groove for a while. We also hold an annual weekend camp where we host two days of workshops in Burston

Tracey will run a trance drum workshop. The workshop will introduce a sacred rhythm from West Africa, the rhythm will be played together and embark on a deep spiritual journey.

This will take place on Saturday 9th July morning and afternoon. 

For more details on Traceys work: http://www.dgasmusic.org.uk

 
Fleur Handley

Welcome to Parvati Yoga!

My name is Parvati and I am committed to slaying fears and increasing love and union through the almighty wisdom of yoga.

I teach small yoga classes at my home in Bristol (maximum 10 people) at affordable rates for all ages and abilities. I also run regular retreats within the South West area. I provide lo-cost massage treatments also at my home.

Fleur will be teaching Yoga for the mind, body and spirit. Focusing on relaxation, pranayama and a series of fun and funky asanas to heal every cell and put a smile on your face.

This will take place on Saturday 9th July morning and afternoon.

For more details on Fleur work: http://www.parvatiyogabristol.co.uk

 

Tristan Stibbards

Snailspace Therapies Bristol

From our atoms to our DNA, our lungs to our vocal chords, our heartbeats to our brainwaves – human beings are extraordinary instruments of vibration and resonance. Learning to understand and harmonise with the music of our bodies and our environment for healing purposes is truly where science meets spirit. Tristan Stibbards of Snailspace Therapies Bristol presents: The Human Body As A Bio-Acoustic Resonator – An introductory Workshop in Sound Healing. Learn about the amazing potential of sound, frequencies and vibration to bring about powerful, positive transformation in the body, mind and spirit.

Tristan will be running a two hour sound healing workshop/meditation during Saturday afternoon.

For more details on Tristan's work: http://www.snailspacetherapies.com/

 

Soozie Fernley

Qi Gong

Working with the body's meridian network, heavenly and earth chi.. A beautiful warm up (involving bodily vibration)- followed by both seasonal and traditional Qi Gong excercises. The movements are graceful and flowing promoting freedom of the individuals chi. A feeling of wellbeing ensues.

This will take place on Saturday 9th July morning and afternoon.

 

Frank Perry

Frank is a leading expert in Tibetan singing bowls. He is a composer, performer, astrologer, artist, healer and has invented musical instruments that are part of his set up which is made up of 100′s of percussion instruments including gongs, bells, bowls, metalophones etc. Frank has been a part of the soundscape/healing music scene since 1968 and continues to dedicate his life to his music and spiritual beliefs. He is based in Ringwood Hampshire but has performed at many events around the UK and abroad, featured in many written articles and has had several tv and radio appearances.
Frank will run a workshop on Sacred Bowls and a workshop on his Sound Healing system using Singing Bowls.

These will take place on Saturday 9th July morning and afternoon.

For more details on Franks work:  http://www.frankperry.co.uk

 

Jane Duggleby

Jane’s work involves Sound therapy practices using suara chimes, tuning forks, gongs, himalayan bowls, rattles and bells.
Jane also runs joyous laughter workshops, crystal therapy and hand and foot massage.

Jane will give a workshop on blending different sounds to relax and rejoice, i.e gongs,chimes,bowls,bells,tube,rattles,
tuning forks,rain sticks.
this will be running during the afternoon of Saturday 9th July.

 

Saturday Evening

 

Starting at 8.00pm and running till 8.00am Sunday morning there will be a allnight gong bath under the stars. Everyone who participates will be playing the gongs for a thirty minute stretch. It really is a magical experiance.

 

Sunday

 

Geoff Norman


Native americans have made flutes of one form or another for thousands of years. Geoff Norman started to make flutes in 1999, after attending a workshop in Norfolk, Massachusetts. He now makes uguna flutes in his workshop in Okehampton, on the northern fringe of Dartmoor, in south west England. Like all native american and native american style flutes, uguna flutes are highly individual but each is made by hand in the traditional way.

All uguna flutes are made from north American softwood - Western Red Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, or Sequoia - the classic woods for flute making. The timbers' strength and lightness combine with the unique details of the instrument’s construction to give the warm, reverberating tone that distinguishes the native american flute.

Geoff will be running a flute workshop in the morning of Sunday 10th July, this will be
cultural background, history of the flute, how they’re made, spiritual aspects of the music and the instrument, one or two myths and stories, he will play examples of traditional native american music, example/s of modern music for the flute and maybe incorporating a bit of drumming in places.

For more details on the work Geoff does: www.ugunaflutes.co.uk
Geoff supports a very worthy charity “The American Indian College Fund” and his payment for his time was requested to be donated to this charity: If you would like to make a donation

  Donate  

Geoff also supports “The Native American Rights Fund” Support justice for Native American tribes, organisations, and individuals.

  Donate  

 

Marie France

During early afternoon of Sunday there will be a gentle entertainment. Marie-France "Harpist" will be playing a range of different types of music including classical, shows & films, light jazz & latin, and modern love songs.

For more details: Marie France

 

Things to bring

Gong camp is a weekend retreat held in the countryside. I am supplying most things so that you do not have to bring very much with you.

Below is a list of essential things that you would need:-

Change of clothes.

Soap, flannel, towel, toothbrush etc.

Tent, sleeping bag, pillow.

Boots, waterproofs.

And a torch.

own water vessel – a closed lid beaker.

A few spare tents will be on camp for those who are unable to bring a tent.

Coombe Farm is not a flat ground camp site, so a hill climb is necessary when packing up. Wheel barrows are available to help you transport your belongings to and from the camping area. Reasonable assistance will be available where time and opportunity permits. It is advisable therefore to keep your brought belongings to a minimum.

In A Nut Shell

 

Gong camp is a no-profit making weekend camp held in the Mid Devon countryside at an off-grid eco camp.

Nutritious vegetarian/vegan meals are included; some special diets can be catered for if requested at time of booking.

Gong camp has been set up to give gong and sound enthusiasts the opportunity to come together for a weekend to share gong and sound activities.

The aim is to have a mini-break from the demands of modern living – to enjoy being with like-minded people in a natural environment.

Just one fee to pay - no hidden extras. There is nothing for sale at gong camp.

No hard work involved, gong camp will be a very relaxed weekend retreat for those attending.

 

CPD Hours

Most sound therapy training organisations request that you carry out a number of hours of Continuing Personal Development (CPD) per year to keep your qualification current or to stay a member of the organisation.

You should be able to gain CPD hours during Gong Camp as there will be several sound therapy workshops running and an all night gong puja.

I have calculated that there are approx 15 hours that can be validly submitted for CPD hours.

Please check this out with your training organisation.

Holistic Tent

Gong camp will have an holistic tent, if you would like a sound therapy treatment; one to one and small group treatments will be available during Saturday 9th July. Tunning forks, healing chimes and Tibetin bowls, gongs and many more instruments will be used.

Coombe Farm

An arial view of Coombe Farm

coordinates: 50.965787, -3.461503

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Unnamed Rd, Tiverton EX16 7QJ, UK

The address is Coombe Farm, Cove, Tiverton Devon EX16 7RU (please do not use this postcode in your sat nav)

 

 

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