Sound Camp

Sound 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.
Most of the food that is served is grown at Coombe Farm, and the water comes from a spring on the farm.
Coombe Farm, 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 an immersion of many sound therapy practices including talks, performances and workshops and the all night sound bath.

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

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

 

Marquee, Tipi and Tent hire is courtesy of

http://www.marquees-tipis-tents.co.uk

 

If sound camp appeals to you, do come and join us on the 6th - 8th of July 2018


Payment/bookings are now closed, booking open on the 20th May 2018

 

Here is some feed back from a 2017 camp attendee: https://www.sound-spa.co.uk/single-post/2017/07/14/Gong-camp

Sound Camp Booking Form

 

The Sound Camp Car share

Go to the Gong Camp 2017 Page

The Sound Camp Cycle Route

Join the Sound Camp Facebook Group

 

If you are interested in attending Sound 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 Sound Camp via a once a month newsletter starting in May 2018
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.

The new sound camp fliers are now available!!

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I send out one email newsletter a month from May to August. After that you can only see what happening at Sound Camp by joining the Sound Camp facebook group or keep coming back to this page every so often.

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Gong Camp 2017 from Peter Whitehart on Vimeo.

Gong Camp 2017 Video

 

 

Gong Camp 2016 from Peter Whitehart on Vimeo.

Gong Camp 2016 Video

 

An Indian Tipi As
 
A Workshop Space

Here at sound 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 sound 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

Sound camp starts on Friday 6th July from 2.00pm and finishes on Sunday 8th 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 a sound workshop/talk on the Friday evening and some 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 Sound Camp 2018. After the evening meal there will be a sound therapy workshop/talk. There will also be some light entertainment later in the evening.

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 Sound bath
The Sound bath will commence at 9pm and can be over 10 hours of unbroken sound. this will start with other instruments and move into a gong bath.
Anyone who wishes to play the gongs may do so, each player completing 30 minutes.
The first three hours will be other instruments and a designated slot for gong playing beginners.
Beginners will be able to pair up with experienced players.
Ten hours is a long time to be lying down.  Therefore the first three 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 group workshop (2Hours)

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

 

Workshop Agenda

During each dedicated workshop slot there will be three 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   Soozie Fernley (Qi gong) /

Jo Anne  Burchfield james (Sound journey workshop)

Aya Zebrowska (Heart felt relaxation with medicine song)

10.30am - 11.30am Belen Prado (Native American flute workshop) /

Jennie Dodd (Yoga nidra and sound relaxation session)

Peter Whitehart (Introduction to the gong workshop)

12.00pm - 1.00pm Dean Carter (ANGELS OF SOUND  Voice Playshop) /

Jeanne Hampshire (Qi Meditation & Healing Sound)

Gail Stewart (Sound journey)


Saturday Afternoon.

2.00pm - 3.00pm Dean Carter (ANGELS OF SOUND  Voice Playshop) / 

Soozie Fernley (Qi gong session)

Peter Whitehart (Freestyle drumming)

3.30pm - 4.30pm Jo Anne  Burchfield james (Sound journey workshop) /

Belen Prado (Native American flute workshop)

Gail Stewart (Sound Journey)

5.00pm - 6.00pm Jennie Dodd (Yoga nidra and sound relaxation session) /

Aya Zebrowska (Heart felt relaxation with medicine song)

Jeanne Hampshire (Qi Meditation & Healing Sound)

Sunday Morning.

10.30am - 12.30pm   Phil Leah (Resound workshop)

 

Sound Workshops


Are you interested in running small sound therapy related workshops
at Sound Camp ~ Saturday th July 2019

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 £75 for running a morning and afternoon workshop. (workshop leaders must be self employed and have a website). Ten different workshops are necessary throughout the weekend.
No workshop assistants please just one workshop leader per workshop.
You are also welcome to attend Sound camp all weekend by booking a place in May. Price is £150 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 February to participate during Saturday th of July 2019.

 

find out more

Plan Your Journey

 

http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/

national express

Berry Coaches

first great western

Exeter Airport

trainline

Frankies Taxis

Bristol Airport

 

Why Sound Camp?
I created sound camp around my interests, gongs/sound therapy, environmentally friendly low impact living and good nutrition.
Sound 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.

 Those who attend pay one fee of £150 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 sound 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 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 sound 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; 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 will be 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 would be interested in attending just the all night sound bath on Saturday evening/Sunday morning; is this possible?

Answer: No sorry the sound 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. Here is a list of suggested worthy charities.

  •        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 that if 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 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.

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 rubber mats floor 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.:

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.

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 £150 per person covers everything for the three days:  camping facilities, meals, snacks, teas, coffee, Spring water, and workshops.

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

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

Payment/bookings are being taken from 20th May 2018, and the last day for bookings are on 20th June 2018.

Sound Camp Booking Form

 

 

You Could Win A Free Entry

Here is a chance to win a free entry to this years sound camp by entering the competition

Find out more

 As Sound camp is a small and very reasonably priced event, there is not a budget to be given away free entries so this competition is funding a free entry by charging a very small fee to enter the competition (£3.50 per entry) And only 50 entries are needed (no more entries after fifty has been reached) and you may enter as many times as you wish for a greater chance of winning.

There will be a 50 - 1 chance of winning a free entry if you have purchased one entry.

What's On

The what's on for the 2018 camp is now complete.

The what's on can also be viewed HERE

 

Friday Evening

 

Around the campfire, on Friday night, Aya and Belén will guide you to connect with your spirit. Supported by the Fire, native american flutes, drums and medicine songs, you will journey within. Medicine songs have this unique ability to touch you deeply, flutes are truly enchanting, and the drum is the heartbeat... It is such a delight to gather around the campfire. Our ancestors (whichever land you come from) had special appreciacion for fire, it's an ancient way to come together, share, connect, transform... Lets live the life that we would love. See you there.


 

 

Saturday Workshops

 

Dean Carter

Welcome to Centre for Pure Sound where we offer regular Divine Union Sound-baths – journeying to the healing, re-balancing effect of the Therapeutic Pure Sounds of crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, and our ANGELS OF SOUND Voice Play-shops where you will hear the extraordinary sounds your voice can make through toning and over-toning. These events take place in Dorset and the surrounding areas.

Dean will be running the ANGELS OF SOUND  Voice Playshop one hour in the morning and repeated in the afternoon.

Re-connect  with Higher Self through Toning the chakras, Vocal Overtoning, and using Sacred Language (Sanskrit/Kuldee), Divine Names and breathwork

Find your Personal Sonic and Key Tone to establish and then work meaningfully with the notes of your key.

For more details on Dean's work visit: http://centreforpuresound.org/

 

Jennie Dodd

"Notes for Neurons"

Finding the medicine in melody with a session of movement, yoga nildra and sound relaxation.
Jennie will be running a yoga/sound workshop for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon.

For more details on Jennie's work: www.nimblelimbs.com

 

Jo Anne  Burchfield james

Jo-Anne is a Gong Practitioner , Suara Sound Tuning Fork Ambassador and Reiki Master. She's passionate about Sound therapy and love spreading the Sound vibe.

At home in Rye East Sussex ,she likes to bring an array of Sacred Sound instruments together to give you the most blissful Sound Journey, these include 6 Gongs , players Drum , Tuning forks and pipes plus the Crystal singing bowl and Tibetan Singing bowls

Jo will be running a sound journey workshop in the morning and repeated in the afternoon using tuning forks, pipes, a few gongs and crystal singing bowls and players drum and will have enough tuning forks for others to get involved.

 
More details on Jo's work you can visit her Website: www.sound-spa.co.uk
 

 

Soozie  Fernley

Qi Gong .
'Liu Zi Jue'...The Six Healing Sounds..
The sounds work on the 5 visceral organs and the 3 Choux, accompanied by six easy to learn sequences ..

Soozie will be running a one hour morning and afternoon Qi Gong session.

 

 

Belen Prado

I have been teaching Native American flute workshops in Bristol for about a year and a half. I have flutes for students and I can have maximum ten people per workshop. This workshop is for people who have never played the flute before and for the ones who have been playing on their own but don’t feel very confident. It is not necessary to know music in advanced as it is a very simple instrument and easy to play. This beginner workshop is an introduction to the Native American flute and the main objective is to get familiar with the instrument. The workshop is quite practical but you will also learn about its origins, the way it works and its benefits. At the end of the workshop people will be able to improvise their own music.
For more details on Belen's work: http://www.theenchantedflute.com/

Belen will be running her workshop in the big tipi an hour in the morning and repeated in the afternoon.

 

 

Peter Whitehart

Introduction to the gong workshop

I will be running a introduction to the gong workshop in the morning.
This will be for complete beginners or regular gong players.
I will be offering my own technique of playing the gongs and going into small detail about the effects the gong bath has on the human brain (entrainment) and how to time the playing technique to induce entrainment.
Everyone will have ten minutes to play the gongs and I will then finish off with a 30 or 45 minute gong bath to give attendees the experience of my way of playing.

I very much encourage those who want to play the gongs to find their own personal technique.

 

Freestyle Drumming

Freestyle drumming is a Un lead drumming session where the group just drums with no fixed agenda.
Most people expect a workshop leader/someone in charge of the group to be present someone to follow etc.
I will give a brief outline of what a freestyle drum circle is, get it started and then leave attendees to it.
I have been attending my Exmouth drum circle for four years and its just the most magical experience.
No drumming experience necessary, just come and drum.

More details: www.drum circle.co.uk

 

Qi Meditation, Movement & healing sound

With Jeanne Hampshire

For 30 years, my work has been rooted in Taoist practices of meditation, movement and sound as well as visionary art.

Jeanne will be running her workshop for an hour in the morning and repeated in the afternoon.

More details: www.jeannehampshire.co.uk

 

Heart felt relaxation with medicine song

With Aya Zebrowska

This will be one hour of settling in the space of the heart. This kind of rest is very transformational, and the medicine songs just sink so deep in the tissue of the body bringing sence of contentment, compassion and love.

Aya will be running her workshop for an hour in the morning and repeated in the afternoon.

More details: www.ayazebrowska.com

 

Sound Bath

With Gail Stewart

Gail uses monochord, solfeggio pipes, leaves, rain shells, drums, rattles, voice, tibet and crystal bowls, gongs and clay pipe

"Gail Stewart is a trained singer since childhood. As a nurse patients asked her to sing and soon realised the healing that voice can bring. She is a Biodanza teacher and realises how the group, music, voice, and movement can have a profound healing effect on the body and mind. She has studied aspects of shamanism over 20 yrs with Simon Buxton, Ken Meadows and the late Sarah Howcroft. Gail has also trained with various people for gong including Sanji Hall, Don Conreaux and Carolyn Coles. Her great love is working with gongs, bowls, monochord, pipes and voice. Besides workshops she is a volunteer at The Maggie cancer centre Swansea where she uses sound for the clients. Paola's background embraces Gregorian Chant and early music, meditation facilitation, and Tibetan Buddhist sound healing. She is also a Biodanza facilitator and didactic teacher based in the South West of England."

Gail will be running her workshop for an hour in the morning and repeated in the afternoon.

 

 

Saturday Evening

 

Starting at 9.00pm and running till 7.00am Sunday morning there will be a allnight sound jouney under the stars near the camp fire with a marquee nearby should the weather get wet. This sound journey will start with other instruments, voice etc and then turn into a gong bath later and continue through the night, attendees who wants to participate will be playing the gongs for a thirty minute stretch, those who have never played a gong can attend my gong workshop for beginners on the Saturday morning.

Attendee are also able to bring intruments and offer something different to contribute towards this sound journey.

 

 

Sunday

 

Resound workshop

with Phil Leah

Phil Leah GNSM PGCE FISM is a musician and educator who specialises in teaching/lecturing, examining and conducting bands and orchestras; Also an award-winning composer, he plays flute, clarinet and keyboards. A long-term illness and subsequent spiritual awakening brought him to an understanding of the healing possibilities of sacred sound, which he now researches as well as giving workshops. Phil studies gonging with Gong Master Don Conreaux.


For a lot more details about the resound workshop that will be running for two hours please go HERE

For more details on Phil's work: www.philresound.co.uk

 

 

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Sound Camp booking

 

Sound Camp Booking Form

The Sound Camp  6th - 8th July 2018.

Bookings open on the 20th May.

bookings are now closed

£150 per person

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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 £150 per person covers everything for the three days:  camping facilities, meals, snacks, teas, coffee, Spring water, and entertainment.

Payment/bookings open on the 20th May 2018.

Gong Camp Booking Form

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: ?  sort code: ? 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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Things to bring

Sound 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 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 sound camp as there will be several sound therapy workshops running and an all night sound bath.

I have calculated that there are approx 20 hours that can be validly submitted for CPD hours.