What, where and when is Continuum Camp?
Continuum Camp - designed and delivered by Culture Continuum CIC, a not-for-profit production company - is an affordable volunteer based and fun filled family camping weekend and community fundraiser.
The first pilot event in 2018 and subsequent 2019 event were held on the first May Bank holiday weekend at a very beautiful and scenic Ceredigion coastal campsite location in Ynys Las, nr Borth, Mid Wales.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the required public health safety measures and industry shutdown, Continuum 2020 and 2021 were cancelled. While Continuum camp will return when safe, unfortunately, it will now be held at a new location. More information will follow soon.
Is it a child friendly event?
Yes this is very much a family event. First and foremost we get a lovely mix of families with children and friends together for an enjoyable social camp that offers a little additional festival fun. It's a small intimate community event, so it's easy to relax and keep an eye on your little ones.
If you need a quiet space to set up your camp, you can either pitch your tents in our quiet family camping area or our camper van/camper vehicle parking area, with both these options being away from the nosier areas.
We provide a kids area with lots of activities for different ages, a teen chill out tent and a lovely comfy marquee space for families with babies and toddlers.
Is this community event accessible?
The main site access is through a gated car park field which is pretty flat. With a little help, this field is accessible for wheelchair users. The main site has tarmac and gravel entry tracks, with the main venues and toilets all accessible directly from a track, or accessible via a small distance onto a field, which is pretty flat.
We provide an accessible parking zone with an accessible toilet in the main carpark field, and we install an accessible toilet in the main event area too.
Whether parking for the weekend, for the day only, or just dropping someone off before leaving site, we can arrange direct access into our main site entrance for drop offs/pick-ups (wheelchair users for example), if needed.
If you have any specific needs we will do our best to accommodate, and if you have any ideas or feedback about how to make our event more accessible, just drop us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering & getting involved
Can I volunteer?
Absolutely! In fact, this event has been designed as a grassroots community with volunteering at the very heart of how Continuum Camp happens. The idea is that by getting as many of us involved as possible, we can lighten the load, share and learn a lot together, and we get to create an affordable participatory weekend at a fraction of the cost of often expensive or unaffordable festivals.
What types of volunteering can I do?
There are all kinds of roles and skills needed and we have a dedicted volunteer production team who manage all the key areas and assist our volunteers where needed. From stewarding, crew, technicians, office admin and bar staff, to production roles, decor, performing, running a workshop or DJing, there are so many ways to be a part of this weekend adventure.
How do I sign up to volunteer?
When buying your tickets you can choose to also volunteer anywhere between 0 – 20 hours of time depending upon how atruistic you feel or how much time you can spare.
Yes, all volunteers buy a ticket including all the management team. This commitment ensures the afforability of the event and guarantees the required budget to cover the infrastructure costs - so we can all create the most enjoyable, comfortable and safest event we can - together.
Relative to time committed, volunteers can receive some associated benefits like personal acknowledgements on our website and social media promotional material, free food options, and some travel expenses if coming from afar
You can also find more info about volunteering here.
What campsite facilities are on site?
Toilets, hand washing and water
There is a large toilet block with proper flushing toilets, hand wash basins and an outside wash area situated within the main site area.
There are urinals and a lockable accessible porta loo provided in the main site, with a lockable accessible toilet also available in the accessible parking zone within the carpark field.
There are portaloos, hand wash facilities, water and fire points throughout the site's camping fields and the camper van/vehicle parking area.
There are private shower cubicles with coin operated slots that take 20p coins. A shower will cost you approx 50p - £1 per shower, depending upon the time used. These shower blocks have step access and are situated within the main site area.
General ticket information
What is included in my ticket price?
A ticket purchase provides entry to the event and ample pitch space for you're tent(s) if using the camping fields. There are quiet camping and not so quiet camping field options available. You can camp on site from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th May.
We provide one large communal fire circle (all firewood provided) in the main area, with site water points, toilets and washing facilities on site. There is plenty of outside field space aound the site for the kids to run around and play.
There is a variety of entertainment programmed over the weekend, starting from thursday evening through to Saturday night. We have a kids area with organised activities and a teen chill out tent.
Our main marquee hosts daytime talks and entertainers, and there is plenty of music to enjoy in our barn dance with bands and DJs playing into the night (the amount and range of programming is subject to the volunteering and participation offered at the event).
You can find out more about the event programming and line up here.
Can I buy tickets at the event?
While the majority of weekend tickets are only available online in advance, a limited number of full price weekend tickets will be available from our event box office on both Thursday and Friday.
These tickets are subject to availability, on a first come first serve basis.
You can find more info about box office opening times here.
Do you sell day passes?
Yes we will offer a limited amount of day passes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Day passes are only available at the event box office. So, if you want to pop in for one of the days with the kids and or indeed you would like to party into the night before you head home, you can!
These day pass tickets are also subject to availability, on a first come first serve basis.
Where does my ticket money go?
With all event attendees buying a ticket, including the organizers, event production team, site crew, bar staff and land owners, everyone equitably creates the required event budget. The majority of the ticket money is spent on the infrastructure needed to stage this fun and safe community event.
The venue hire, tents, sound systems, event equipment, heaters, firewood, fencing, lighting, electrics, security, first aiders, license, insurance, advertising, website hosting, crew food, crew travel expenses and bar stock represent the biggest combined costs.
There are other more dynamic annual infrastructure costs that change relative to site requirements, safety, feedback and available budget, to continually re-invest in the development of this event. A small contingency fund is also retained after each annual event to help kick start the next event.
The remaining money left after all our outgoings, goes directly to the chosen good causes. Our pilot 2018 event and second event in 2019 each raised £3000, which was split evenly between our fundraiser recipients.
You can find info about how our fundraising works here.
Parking, Campervans & Camper Vehicles
What parking is available and how much is it?
When buying your tickets online you can choose to buy a weekend car park pass for £7.50 or a campervan/camper vehicle pass for £10.
There are also day pass (short stay) parking passes available on site for £5, if arriving to purchase Day pass tickets directly from the event box office.
Can I use an awning with my camper van/vehicle?
Yes you can, if the awning is a part of your vehicles set up! As part of our license and safety policy we will not allow any independent tents to be put up in the camper vehicle area. This is a very small site with ample security, with camping fields very close to the parking areas.
You can find out about parking info and rules here.
Does the campsite have night lighting?
This is a campsite - we always recommend bringing all the equipment you need to be warm, comfortable and safe, including your torch!
While we do not light the entire event site, we do light all the main entry/exit points, walkways and venue entrances between the parking entrance and the main site.
All the facilities have existing lighting to light the inside and outside areas or, as is the case with the porta loos, simple push button LED lights on the inside walls. All the venue spaces have ample lighting inside and around their entrances.
Are there Security staff & First Aiders at this event?
In keeping with our event safeguarding policy we have a fully trained 24hr SIA security and First Aid team. Our professional and festival friendly security personnel are on duty for the entire duration of our event
Can I have a fire?
Unfortunately not! No fires, fire woks or BBQ set ups allowed. This is a strict rule stipulated by the landowners and by us event organizers to maximize the safety of our event – this rule will be enforced if necessary.
There is a communal fire provided in the main space. There are fire points in the main area and campsites. Please familiarise yourself with the nearest one and alert security or a steward if you discover a fire.
FOOD AND DRINK
Are there any cafes at the event?
THE GREEN GOAT CAFE
There will be hot food and drinks for sale from the fantastic Green Goat Café. This local family run business provide truly delicious food (and coffee) including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options for all attendees and site crew to devour.
All the food from the Green Goat Cafe is served with compostable plates/cutlery etc. Any food waste and these compostable wares are disposed of in the composting bins provided and then composted directly on site.
We ask attendees to help compost, keep the site tidy and use the recycle points.
Bring your own wares
If you want to be super cool and environmentally efficient we will love you even more when you're super independent and bring your own plates, cups and cutlery.
Complementing our main café, we have the ‘practically perfect in every way’ Pivotal Tea café, for all your relaxing tea needs. At the heart of our Pivotal Doo-Dah marquee is this wonderful comfy family space where Damaris and her volun-tea team keep everyone topped up for a bargain price!
Is there a bar?
Yes indeed campers, we have fantastic fully licensed bars run by our even more fantastic bar volunteers, who serve a selection of cocktails, real regional ales (Inc. vegan), proper ciders, tins of lager and a selection of spirits.
All our food and drink is priced affordably with a little something for everyone – we ask that you please frequent our cafes and bars, as the sustainable survival of our event depends on this support.
Can I bring my own alcohol?
No glass bottles are allowed onto the main site. You are permitted to bring a small amount of your own alcohol onto the main site, security will stop large amounts of alcohol and any glass bottles from entering the site.
Do I need to bring cash?
YES you do if you want to use cash! There are no cashpoints on site, with the nearest one being a few miles away in the village of Borth.
Do the cafes and bars also except cards?
Yes! As with the box office at the main gate, all the cafes and bars on site accept card payments.
What are the campsite rules and restrictions?
Can I bring a mini-rig and play some music?
Yes in some areas
Personal mini-rigs are only allowed in the ‘not so quiet’ camping field, the teen chill out tent (for teenagers only) in the main area, and within campervans/camper vehicle parking area.
Please enjoy your tunes with discretion and respect for fellow campers - your music levels will be monitored throughout the event to make sure volumes are kept at reasonable levels.
No in other areas
Mini-rigs are not allowed anywhere within the quiet camping field or around the main event site. These mini-rig rules will be monitored by our 24hr SIA security team, who will confiscate equipment (until the end of the event), if required.
A calm space for eveyone
Our aim is to provide a calm family friendly environment for all attendees to enjoy, so it’s nice to have music free spaces and times to hang out, relax or sleep.
We provide an array of music with lo-fi performers in the main tent during the day and a selection of live acts and DJs at our Ravers Retreat barn dance late into the night.
Can I bring my drone?
The simple answer is No. This rule will be monitored by our 24hr SIA security team, who will confiscate any drones being used (until the end of the event).
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed at our event, except for guide dogs
No generators / No drones / No sound systems / No tents in carpark or camper vehicle areas / No illegal substances / R.O.A.R.
Noncompliance of any of our rules may result in being ejected from the event by our SIA security staff and banned from all future Culture Continuum events.