About Dance Camp Wales 2023
Here’s what you need to know about Dance Camp Wales 2023.
The camp is organised by a volunteer Core Group, which meets regularly and welcomes your feedback. We ask everyone to respect the rules and to share collective responsibility for our safety and well-being.
We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday 25th July. There will be a Circle dance, informal meetings and greetings and an evening event. If you’re new to Camp, we’ll help you to find a place. Please do not come early, the site will not be open.
Vehicles must be moved to the car park field on Landing Day, Wednesday 26th July. Caravans and live-in vehicles have space there, too, and must have prior permission, please.
D.C.W. reserves the right to refuse admission and can’t be held responsible for accidents, loss or damage.
Children remain the responsibility of parents and guardians at all times. Adults must ensure that their under-16s camp with them in their family circle.
Smoking, Alcohol, Phones & Noise
As you’d expect, the Café and other enclosed spaces are non-smoking areas. We enjoy peace and quiet as much as music and laughter, especially at night, so please show respect for your neighbours and their Circle boundaries We ask you not to bring your own sound systems onto the field, please.
Don’t forget that we have a Market Day midway through the Camp, where you can buy, sell, swap, barter or give away your skills, books, tapes, therapies, goods, info and ideas.
The Gate Crew
A versatile gang. They’ll welcome you, look after the lost property and lost souls, dry you out on rainy days, offer you information and First Aid and put you in touch with whoever is on duty for the day. The Gate hosts some lovely evenings of music and story-telling and, if the Shop doesn’t have what you need, they can usually find someone who’s going into town.
Our field is part of a hard-working organic farm. Please leave no litter and use non-toxic bio-degradable products. There are recycling facilities and composting toilets with hand-washing stations and inspirational poetry. Please be aware of the importance of good hygiene, especially during food preparation.
We’re sorry, but we can’t allow any animals, except guide dogs, onto the field.
The SITE CREW and the Gate Crew will do their best to help with your enquiries (after the 26th July) via the Camp telephone: TBA
Dance Camp Time (D.C.T.)
By popular demand, and to please our neighbours, “Dance Camp Time” is set one hour ahead of B.S.T. and the rest of Wales.
Serves breakfasts, lunches and evening meals. Drinks, snacks and amazing cakes are served all day. Remember to bring your own mug, plate, bowl and cutlery as the Café does not provide these.
The team are happy to cater for your Birthday parties and Circle celebrations. There are entertainments every night in the café, with a couple of Late Night specials, (1-00 a.m. D.C. T.), so don’t forget the earplugs if you’re an early bird and a light sleeper.
Open from 9 till 6 for bread, veg, groceries, fruit, treats and toiletries. Like the Café, it’s run by keen volunteers and any profits go back into the Camp.
For many years we have provided a debit Tab for your purchases at the Cafe and Shop but this is no longer available.
You will be able to pay for your purchases via cash or Debit/Credit card on-site at the Cafe and Shop.
Post for people at Camp should be sent c/o DCW, Inner Park Wood, Little Pencoed Farm, Lawrenny, Kilgetty, SA68 0PL
Coming By Train?
We meet all the trains on Arrival Day, 25th July, at Narberth Railway Station. Please let us know when you book if you’ll need a lift to Camp.
Coming By Road?
From North and East: Get to Carmarthen (via M4 and A46 or by A40) Take A40 West for 22 miles. Follow signs for Haverfordwest and Fishguard. At Canaston Bridge, turn left onto A4075, signposted Pembroke Dock and Oakwood Park, for 3 miles, past Oakwood to Crescelly. Turn right before the cricket club, (signposted Cresswell Quay and Lawrenny). Continue past the signpost, down a steep hill turn right at the T junction at the bottom. Cross the bridge and look out for Dance Camp (D.C.W.) signs. The entrance is up this road, before Little Pencoit Farm.
This is our 35th annual Camp.
From the beginning, our hope has always been that the Camp is cherished as a shared journey for us all. Please try to arrive on the 25th of July or by Landing Day on the 26th July at the latest and stay until the Closing dance.
Diolch yn fawr iawn.