What makes us tick?
[ some core ideas and values ]
Having been raised and/or spent decades living in or around Ceredigion, as event organisers we are aware that Mid Wales is one of the most economically deprived regions in Europe, let alone Wales. We recognise that often families cannot afford expensive festivals, whether locally staged or held further afield around the country. It can also be difficult to gain relevent training, volunteering and work experience in the many elements and skill sets required within the live event industry.
Taking such socio-economic considerations and our own life experiences into account, we've created an event model based upon accessibility, affordability and participation. Continuum Camp is also an expression of gratitude to the interconnecting and intergenerational people, communities and cultural vibrancy of Mid Wales, which have profoundly shaped our social values.
At Continuum Camp we approach our organising, programming and recruitment a little differently from standardised corporate festivals or typical sponsored profit-driven live events. An organisational aim is to get friends, families and communities together for affordable camping weekends that offer some additonal fun and a more hands on experience.
As a not-for-profit organisation promoting community events, integral to what we do is inviting willing grassroots involvement in all aspects of designing, running and achieving our events. Our annual Camp is enabled from the campsite up with whatever ideas, skills and talents can be harnessed. Wherever possible the materials and hands on involvement required to achieve each camp are volunteered, donated or upcycled - with suppliers providing discounts, freebies and assistance wherever they can. We could not achieve our community event without such support and generosity from such amazing people
We value people power and a do-it-ourselves approach and we believe in a very human need to participate, empower and feel valued - together with an understanding that given an engaging combination of socially focused opportunities - everyday folk will invariably share and collaborate, foster positive connections, and make meaningful contributions to local communities and to wider society.
Our simple idea is - by creating voluntary based community experiences - attendees can not only have a fantastic time at our events, but also share in the challenges, problem solving and sheer joy of creating Continuum Camp, along with the events' associated goals and achievements. When it's time to get back to more regular life routines and responsibilities, our hope is that everyone can leave with a sense of increased connection and maybe even a new spring in their community step.