How it all started
[From sitting in a field to thoughts of what matters]
We are pretty sure many groups of friends have got together over the years in some campsite at some festival somewhere and ended up spending a considerable amount of time around a campfire sharing food, stories, songs and laughter - having that classic conversation...
You know, the one that goes something like “we've all paid so much money for these festival tickets and spent most of the weekend at our camp catching up with loved ones and making new friends - why don't we all put our pennies together and go camping somewhere and have some more affordable fun".
That's pretty much how Continuum Camp started - we thought we could put these ideas into action. The next idea was “wow, if we can start afresh, what kind of camp would we like to design and love to be a part of”. A simple yet profound thought helping us to realise that 'affordable participation' is the key to financing, enjoying and accomplishing such a connected gathering.
Having decades of enjoyable festival attending experiences between us, with the larger ones often being spectacular, such events are often hugely expensive and very wasteful when it comes to resourses and rubbish. We felt we had a real opportunity with Continuum Camp to move away from 'bigger-faster-louder' style events with headliners attracting those able to afford them. Although we attend and work at some larger scale events ourselves, for us, the festival landscape often feels like a conveyor belt of industry heavyweights enticing us with their next best consumerist buy.
In going back to basics and identifying with more personal cultural and social needs, we realised that it's often connection with friends, families and communities that matters most, especially within everyday lives and challenges often faced. From this humble understanding it was easy to design an event focused on community with all attendees naturally becoming the superstars and headliners - as part of Continuum Camp, everyone is a VIP - Voluntary Inspirational People!