What makes Continuum Camp tick?
[ some core ideas and values ]
Having been raised in or spent decades living in Ceredigion, as event creators we are aware that Mid Wales is one of the most economically deprived regions in Europe, let alone Wales. We recognise that families often cannot afford expensive festivals, whether local or further afield around the country. It can also be very difficult to gain access to training, volunteering and work experiences in the many elements and skill sets required within the event industry, especially for more rural communities.
Taking such structural socio-economic considerations and our more personal life experiences into account, we've designed and produced an event model based upon accessibility, affordability and participation. In a way, Continuum Camp is also an expression of gratitude to the interconnecting people, communities and cultural vibrancy of Mid Wales, which have profoundly influenced our social values as event organisers.
For Continuum Camp we approach our production differently from standard festivals or sponsored live events. First and foremost we get friends and families together for an affordable fun camping weekend that offers a more participatory experience. As a company focused on community, we promote grassroots engagement, invite and encourage willing involvement in all aspects of running and achieving this event
We champion people empowerment and a do-it-ourselves approach. We believe in connected communities - a very human need to participate and feel valued - and in creating supportive social environments where folk have opportunities to collaborate, improve confidence and wellbeing, and make meaningful contributions to local communities and to wider society.
Our simple idea is - by creating a voluntary based community experience - attendees can not only have a fantastic affordable time, we can also share in the challenges, problem solving and sheer joy of creating Continuum Camp, along with our events' associated goals and achievements.
When it's time to get back to more regular life routines and everyday responsibilities, our hope is that everyone leaves with a sense of increased connection and maybe even a new spring in their community step.