Most of the work for the Camp for Climate Action takes place in small working groups taking on specific responsibilities for different aspects of the Camp.
The Climate Camp process is run on a basis of trusting each other. A lot more gets done by small groups of people working on the details rather than bigger groups micromanaging every little thing.
If you want to get involved in the Camp's work, one of the best ways is to join a working group. They are not like committees, in that they don't have elected members, so anyone can join and take part. You'll find details of all the working groups in this section.
Here is a list of current active working groups. Other temporary working groups will appear and disappear as and when we undertake different projects.
Responsible for making the campsite function. Big job. Subgroups include: Marquees, Transport, Power, Kitchens, Toilets, Liaison, Comms, Defence, Plumbing, Visuals, and Grey water.
Welcome and Tranquility group
Welcomes people to the Camp, helps them settle in, and helps facilitate the camp being a safe space.
Organises the workshops programme at the camp.
Action Support group
Provides resources and training to support direct action.
The Meetings group facilitates the process of making consensus decisions at the Camp. At previous camps this has been done through neighbourhood meetings every morning feeding into a 'spokescouncil' meeting, where 'spokes' from each neighbourhood and working group make decisions about the Camp. There is also a system for making emergency decisions in the course of the day.
Organise entertainment at the camp.
We work to create a fantastic space on camp where children can go and engage and input into the camp and have a great time!
Formed of people whose skills range from first aid to clinical medicine. We work together to increase self-sufficiency, mutual aid and the availability of radical person-centred health care. We aim to empower others to take responsibility for their health needs and provide comprehensive first aid.
Providing support for those affected by post-traumatic stress, burn-out, or upsetting experiences.
Gets the Camp out there! In the run up to any major events, Outreach makes sure our events are as well known about - and inviting - as possible. During the summer camps, Outreach establishes links with the communities within which we are camping (local residents meetings, letters and tours).
Responsible for the maintenance of the website, while also keeping an overview of its content and design. Liaises with the other working groups to ensure website is relevant and up to date.
Liaises with the press as well as producing our own media. Find out more in the press section.
Provides legal support for the Climate Camp's various activities.
Organises our presence at Glastonbury and other festivals.
A group to facilitate information and skill sharing across regions and local groups. This isn't completely up and running yet so if you're interested contact process[at]climatecamp.org.uk
Responsible for international networking and information sharing, and ensuring Climate Camp UK is represented abroad.
Deals with the administrative work of the Climate Camp. It also keeps an overview of the Climate Camp process and watches out for gaps that need filling.
Looks after the money, keeping the accounts and ensuring working groups spend within our means.
Not so much a working group, as a role that rotates to whichever local group is hosting the UK gathering. They are responsible for sorting gathering practicalities, as well as setting the agenda with the help of the process group.
For any other queries about Working Groups, or how to get involved, email process[at]climatecamp.org.uk