Frequently Asked Questions
Hi, I booked on a few days ago :-) im sorry if the site says this but was just wondering shall i bring my own tent? please reply Gb Rebekah Billington xx
Hi. Yes, you need to bring your own tent. Look forward to seeing you.
what is there for children to do during the main talks?
During the talks there is a seperate programme for the children which is a mix of craft, art, lessons, sport and some entertainment.
We asked some of the children what they thought of NFC:
Ethan (10) there are trees to play in and lots of wood around to make dens, it's great fun. I like making new friends and can't wait to go.
Reuben (nearly 9)- there is Sunday school and singing. I like meeting new people. I try to see if there us anyone on their own then make sure they have a friend.
Mattie (7) sunday school is fun, I like it because there is lots of craft and you get to make new friends. Tuck shop is good. The shared meals are good because you all sit together.
Jacob (5) I get to play with my friends and play games
Joel (2) camping, yay :)
What time are we allowed to arrive on friday as i have taken the afternoon off thanks
Hi Greg. You can arrive anytime on Friday. Helpers arrive Thursday; people are welcome to arrive Thursday but please let us know before hand. Safe travels.
if i were to book 2 pitches can they be next to each other as we are going as a group but staying in different tents. so can they be next to each other ????? please reply :)
We don't have 'pitches' but we do draw out a perimeter and allow campers to choose where they wish to pitch. This has always worked and most people will save spaces if they wish to have an area (larger groups tend to ask for an area when the first person arrives). Hope that answers the question.
Are dogs allowed on the site? We took ours to Whit Camp but suspect he will not be allowed this time!
You are welcome to bring your dog. We just ask that they are kept under control and not let off the leads at the camp site.
Why do you ask what age we are?
The online bookings (and paper bookings) use your date of birth to calculate the cost of the weekend. We could put a box for each price category but we find knowing your age is very useful for planning activities/tasks to try and get a nice balance. Of course, we know that it's age isn't important but any data we hold is kept confidential within the bookings system.
What made you want to cater?
A number of reasons. Meal time is strongly associated with fellowship in the scriptures and we have seen that for many years some people spend a lot of time in their tents cooking/eating/washing in difficult conditions....catering for a large group means some helpers for each meal; plus there's all the packing, travelling and setting up of the equipment/food.
We would prefer people to be able to spend more time with each other (not tucked away in a tent/caravan) as well as having the opportunity to work together and meet some new people in the preparing/cooking/cleaning.
The prices are on the website; we believe is very good value and probably cheaper than self-catering.
It is a big challenge but working together there should be many benefits. We welcome your feedback
Do I have to pay for Breakfast?
We don't make a charge for breakfast but we will only be providing cereals and milk (and bowls for washing up!). At previous camps people have enjoyed sharing fellowship around the breakfast table together.
If any sausages are left over then there maybe a first-come first-served sausage on Sun morning
I haven't any transport - could somebody pick me up from the station or is there somebody that I can catch a lift from?
Organising a lift from the Station is very easy. Wareham station is approx 5 mins away from NFC. Where possible we are happy to try and put you in touch for potential lifts...so please do ask via an email
What if I can't afford the full price?
We are keen for anyone who wants to come to be able to come. Firstly, we would ask anyone who is in this situation to find out if their own ecclesia is able to help them.
Anyone who wishes to attend the camp, but can't for finacial reasons, should contact John Tarrant (contact details available by clicking "Contact Us" on the right hand menu).
Should I bring a musical instrument?
Yes! Please let us know on your booking form if you play a musical instrument, and if you can bring it with you.
We would love to have a small orchestra to accompany our praise in the sessions. There will also be opportunity to 'sing till midnight' around the camp fire on Saturday.
How many people will I know ?
New Forest Camp usually attracts people from quite literally all over the world. People have come from places like Canada, Australia, France and from all over the UK, right from Scotland down to Cornwall.
We have a great deal of day visitors from the surrounding areas who come on Saturday and Sunday so the likelihood is that you will know someone!
Whoever comes, it is one of our aims that EVERYONE leaves having met someone over the weekend who they didn't already know when they came.