Every year we look forward to bringing together an amazing community of creative people and families – Camp Creative is a time for joy and connection.
However, in light of the ongoing pandemic situation, and after careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Camp Creative until 10-14 January 2022.
We know this will come as a disappointment, not only to our Campers but our tutors, our Camp team and the Bellingen community.
January 2021 seems a long way away, but there is currently no certainty about when gathering together in large groups will be safe again.
Our priority is the health and wellbeing of everyone involved with the Camp. We can’t risk the possibility of an outbreak of the virus at the Camp. There are so many factors that increase the risks – particularly for our Campers aged over 60, as well as those who will be travelling from all over the country to come to Bellingen.
Trying to maintain social distancing in classrooms would mean a much smaller Camp – and the loss of the special creative community experience.
We have also considered the long-term wellbeing of the Camp. We are a small community not-for-profit led by a volunteer committee. To go ahead with the Camp and then have to cancel due to a second outbreak, would be a huge cost to the Camp. We aren’t in a position to take that financial risk.
This decision by our committee hasn’t been an easy one and we are all feeling sadness at this postponement.
The next Camp Creative will be its 35th. We will work hard to make it a special one for you all.
We look forward to seeing all your smiling faces on Monday 10 January 2022!
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Share your creative doings
If you’d like to stay connected with your Camp family throughout the year, you can join them on our Instagram and Facebook page.
There’s a whole community who would love to see photos and video of the creative things you’re learning, doing and making during the lockdown.
Post on our Facebook page or use the hashtag #campcreativeathome on Instagram to share your creative doings.