Dancing Spirit Youth Camp Information

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A Celebration of Spirit and Community

Welcome to the only Dances of Universal Peace camp in the UK exclusively for young people.

This camp can be enjoyed on many different levels: as a coming together of community through different activities, as a celebration of the Dances of Universal Peace or simply as a place to hang out and just be yourself. The camp also offers an opportunity for young people who would like to explore going deeper in leading the dances or playing music for the dances.

Besides the Dances of Universal Peace a multitude of other things are offered in the programme during the four days that we are together, and many of these are shared by young people themselves, as well as the invited teachers. We encourage you to consider bringing an offering, as there may well be an opportunity to share that during the camp.

What is offered is different every year depending on what people feel inspired to share and in past camps these activities have included: life stories, hot chocolate, dream sharing, self defence, yoga, mindfulness, chakra-opening practices, jamming, Georgian singing, guitar lessons, hair braiding, harmony singing, shiatsu, physical theatre, 5 rhythms, laughter yoga, shadow work, gender/sexuality talks, volleyball, frisbee, kodaly, nature walks, dream catchers, storytelling, mixed martial arts, henna body painting, divination, Indian head massage, harmony singing, the Aramaic Lord's Prayer, relaxation, belly dancing, and games.

What are the Dances of Universal Peace? They are a sublimely beautiful form of sacred dance that trace their origins back to Sufism and India and allows us to reconnect with our own true nature. As we sing and dance to sacred phrases from the world's wisdom traditions we find that we are more easily able to connect with each other and to the ever-living essence within ourselves. We will deepen into other aspects of dance leadership such as planetary walks, breathwork, musicianship, history of the dances and more. For young people who would like to lead dances during the camp there will be many opportunities.

Campfires, sharings, offerings of all kinds, voice practices, Q&A Support -- this and much more will be on offer at the Unicorn Dancing Spirit Youth Camp. As with all Unicorn camps, food is self-catering. Book now to reserve your place!

The Camp 
If you are aged 16-30ish and interested in dancing or leading dances or experiencing new activities or just hanging out then this is the camp for you!

Join Dakini, Matthew, Ty and Gabrielle for a four day celebration and exploration of the Dances, walks, musicianship, voice practices, spiritual background, breathwork, Non-Violent Communication, Yoga and much more.

The Unicorn Dancing Spirit Youth Camp is grateful to acknowledge the support of Oneness Project.

Monday 12 - Friday 16 August, 2024

Official starting time of the camp is 6 pm on Monday, so arriving any time Monday before 6pm is perfect. It is also possible to arrive on Sunday evening at no extra cost, especially if you are coming from abroad.

Programme ends around lunchtime on Friday

Young Adult (16-30) £90

Earlybird Price £80 (book online on or before 15th July, 2024)

All workshops tuition and events are included. Please see below for further discounts!

Practical Information
Meals - During the week of youth camp the café is not operational so food is self-catering, please bring your own food for breakfast and lunch, as well as eating utensils. For the evening meal at 6pm we cook communally around the camp fire and we ask for a contribution of £8 per person in total for the four evening meals. From 2024 we will also offer an optional Breakfast Bundle for those who would like to eat porridge/bread/baked beans for breakfast - we'll ask for contribution of £2 from anyone who wants to pool resources to buy these items in bulk. There is a nearby Sainsburys and we typically do a couple of food runs during the week.

Camping Gear - please bring a good sleeping bag, blanket and warm jumper as the nights can get quite cold, even in August! Some spare blankets and sleeping bags are available to borrow from the camp.

For participants who have already attended a previous Youth Camp:  
Bring a friend who is new to the Youth Camp, both you and your friend will get a cashback refund: you will receive a £40 cashback and your friend will receive a £10 cashback.

To qualify for the cashback your friend must supply your name during the booking process. There is a field presented for this purpose: “Name of person who referred you”. There is no particular deadline to qualify for the Bring a Friend Scheme, though if you and your friend book by 15th July you will also enjoy a further £10 discount as early birds.

There are two forms in the Shopping Basket that allow your friends to book under the Bring a Friend scheme:

Dancing Spirit Youth Camp, ticket (first time campers, with referral)  
Dancing Spirit Youth Camp + Dancing Spirit Camp combo ticket (first time campers, with referral)

Please note that Bring a Friend is a cashback scheme that, for the sake of simplicity is not fully integrated into the online booking process. This means you will pay the full ticket prices during booking but will receive your cashback as actual cash on the field during the camp!

You may book in multiple new friends. If you book in two friends your cashback will be £80 which means you can come to camp absolutely free!

For participants old & new:  
Book both the main Dancing Spirit Camp and Dancing Spirit Youth Camp to enjoy the following special prices on the main Dancing Spirit Camp:

NORMAL PRICE                         DISCOUNTED PRICE  
Age 19-30 £150                        (£130 if attending Dancing Spirit Youth Camp) 
Age 16-18 £80                          (£70 if attending Dancing Spirit Youth Camp)  

To take advantage of the discounted price just select the combo links in the Shopping Basket: 
Dancing Spirit Youth Camp + Dancing Spirit Camp combo ticket  
Dancing Spirit Youth Camp + Dancing Spirit Camp combo ticket (first time campers, with referral)

The EARLY BIRD/BRING A FRIEND SCHEME/COMBO TICKET SCHEME may be combined so that all three discounts may be enjoyed. 

If you have a half or full working ticket on the main Dancing Spirit Unicorn camp that immediately follows the youth camp then you are eligible for a further £10 discount. The only requirement to claim this as a cashback is speak to Glen on the field before the end of the youth camp.

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Feedback from Previous Camps

"It was the best camp I have been on." 
"The camp was beautiful and it just made you feel happy." 
"It was lovely to spend time with like-minded people without feeling pressure to be anyone you are not." 
"The people here are so friendly and accepting and it was a wonderful experience with the dances, I just loved it." 
"Lots of variety in the activities, there was something for everyone to enjoy." 
"I loved the way everyone worked together to make things happen." 
"I loved the way things were so informal and flowing and yet we still got a lot done." 
"Very welcoming and fun and relaxing." 
"I liked best the welcoming and heart-warming people." 
"I loved the people, the silliness, the songs, the teachers, the life sharings." 
"Heart-opening and wonderful!" "Three very warm and caring leaders" "The camp needs to be longer, six months twice a year!" 
"I loved the kindness people showed to one another and how we learned to feel alive" "Glen, Daren and Jilani were brilliant -- they were always there for us" 
"Oh, what to say? I loved the community, the atmosphere, EVERYTHING. Definitely coming back next year" 
"I really enjoyed the snuggle space, thanks for giving that opportunity!" "The meditations were wonderful" 
"The Lord's Prayer was amazing and put us in a really special place" "I loved the sense of connectedness of the group -- everyone connected to the Source that is at the core" 
I liked best "being together with such open and loving people and having heart connections" I liked best "the caring people, the smiles, the happy faces" 
I liked best "the possibility of just being myself, being in a group if I wanted to or (just) being on my own" 
I liked best "the way in which the group connected, there was a lot of openness and acceptance"

Why not share/get a lift to camp?

We have registered with Freewheelers