Questions and answers.

Please brows through the questions and answers below before contacting me as you mite just find the answers to your quiry there. Organizing sound camp can take up a lot of my time and as I have put so much information on the sound camp page I would prefer that you brows through the sound camp page for information first and contact me if your quiry is not answered there. I have icluded the question and answers information below for quick refrence.

 

Questions and Answers

  •      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 sound 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 connections 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 sound 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 sound 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 limited to two spaces.

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

Answer: Not at all; sound 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 sound camp and I won’t be able to bring my sound therapy instruments will this be a problem?

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

  •        Is sound camp open to the public?

Answer: Sound camp is a book only event as meals are supplied and the numbers of attendees are needed in advance to prepare for this. Bookings and payments will be available from May 20th 2018

  •         I am interested in attending sound 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 sound camp; will there be chairs and tables available?

Answer: Sound 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 workshop/performance is it possible to come to just that?

Answer: The workshop/performance on Friday evening is for sound camp attendees only.

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

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

  •        Could I attend sound camp on the Saturday only?

Answer: Sorry sound camp is an all weekend event.

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

Answer: Yes workshop leaders now have several option available

1: You can attend camp all weekend in exchange for running two one hour workshops on the Saturday and a talk/performance/something different either Friday evening or Sunday morning or offer an hours sound bath during the Saturday evening/Sunday morning all night sound bath.  I would also be expecting some help with moving equipment back to the parking area on Sunday morning. (this means when you visit the toilet please bring an item of equipment up with you each time) This will be of great benefit to me as Coombe Farm is a physically demanding site.

2: You can opt to attend Saturday only running an hours workshop in the morning and again in the afternoon and receive a free lunch and get paid £75.

3: Sound therapy instrument makers are wanted to offer a group workshop of two hours duration either on the Friday evening or on the Sunday morning. This can be in exchange for the whole weekend attendance or for a payment (I pay £150 for instrument makers workshops) Friday evening gives you the most attendance and offers you good promotion to your target audience.:

  • 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 sound camp in exchange for free entry?

Answer: See question/answer above Can I run a workshop at sound camp and get a reduced attendance fee rather than be paid for the workshop?

  • I am not self employed but I would like to run a workshop at sound 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 sound 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 sound camp would I need to bring spending money?

Answer: Nothing will be for sale at sound camp; workshop leaders will be promoting their workshop/product but not selling anything, however there mite be a workshop leader who makes sound therapy instruments or be running an upcoming workshop thatif interested mite need a deposit to secure etc.

 

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 £150 per person covers everything for the three days: camping facilities, meals, snacks, teas, coffee, spring water and workshops etc.
  •     There are no entry tickets issued for sound 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 three 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 3 weeks  before the start of camp will receives a 50% refund.
  cancellations 10 days 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.

  •     Sound 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 12 years old) Please be aware that meals are vegetarian. Childs entry £75

Workshop Leaders

  •     Workshop leaders are invited to attend Sound Camp free of charge on Saturday 7th July 8.00am - 6.00pm and receive £75 payment.  Or you can opt for the stay all weekend in exchange for your two workshops on Saturday plus some extra help.

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 an ipod to plug into my supplied battery operated music system.

Workshop leaders wanting to attend all weekend

Workshop leaders are very welcome to attend sound camp for the whole weekend, there are now several options available to you:

1: You can attend camp all weekend in exchange for running two one hour workshops on the Saturday and a talk/performance/something different either Friday evening or Sunday morning or offer an hours sound bath during the Saturday evening/Sunday morning all night sound bath.  I would also be expecting some help with moving equipment back to the parking area on Sunday morning. (this means when you visit the toilet please bring an item of equipment up with you each time) This will be of great benefit to me as Coombe Farm is a physically demanding site.

2: You can opt to attend Saturday only running an hours workshop in the morning and again in the afternoon and receive a free lunch and get paid £75.

3: Sound therapy instrument makers are wanted to offer a group workshop of two hours duration either on the Friday evening or on the Sunday morning. This can be in exchange for the whole weekend attendance or for a payment (I pay £150 for instrument makers workshops) Friday evening gives you the most attendance and offers you good promotion to your target audience.:

Some workshop leaders question that are often asked.

Due to high expectation from interested workshop leaders over the years I have now included some questions and answers to make things easier for myself with the organising of sound camp.

I run sound camp on a tight budget, a budget that is generated by attendees paying a entry fee and to keep the camp affordable I now have to address the problem of people wanting extras for free.

So here are some question that are often asked.

  • Can I come and run workshops at sound camp and make a family holiday out of traveling to Devon.

 Answer: Your family would be welcome at camp (but not on a free entry bases) the workshop leader gains a free entry, a free meal and receives payment for the workshops if opting for the come on Saturday only. There is no budget for extra freebies sorry.

  • Can I come to camp on the Friday evening so as to be in plenty of time to run my workshops on the Saturday.


Answer: Under some circumstances that can be possible i.e.: If you are traveling some distance, however no you can not stay till Sunday before traveling back in less you choose the stay all weekend option and run your workshops in exchange for the weekend stay.

  • If I travelled some distance to sound camp to run workshops on the Saturday would you consider helping out with travel expenses.


Answer: Sorry no I can not get into paying travel expenses for workshop leaders, it becomes unfair for other workshop leaders, I believe the £75 payment for the morning and afternoon workshops + a free meal and the website promotion is very generous.

  • I don't drive so I will be relying on my friend/partner to get me to camp to run workshops on the Saturday, can my friend/partner also come with me on the Saturday.


Answer: I am not encouraging free entries to camp as it is unfair on others. I offer a free collection from Tiverton Parkway train station and a return to the station at the end of the day so maybe you could choose that option. Sorry there is no budget to give out free meals or entry to friends/family and anyone that is not contributing to camp.

  • Can I run the morning and afternoon workshops on the Saturday for the payment of £75 and also offer other workshops during the weekend in exchange for a free entry.


Answer: Sorry no, the camp costs money to organise and run and Is relied upon paying attendees to cover the costs involved. Also camp is run on a fair to everyone attending bases.


 

Other information

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


Bookings/payment will be taken from the 20th May 2018 and will close on the 20th June 2018.


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.

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