Communist Summer Camp 2017

The Young Communist League is very excited to announce the arrangements for this year’s Communist Summer Camp!


This year’s camp will be happening from Friday 25 August until Sunday 27 August 2017 and is open to all members and friends of the YCL and the Communist Party.

Building on very successful camps in 2014 and 2015, this year’s camp sees the YCL returning in force to the Peak District National Park in the heart of England. This year the camp just outside the beautiful village of Edale. The camp-site is only a mile away from the Kinder Scout National Nature Reserve – scene of the historic YCL led mass trespass.

Veterans of previous summer camps will be pleased to know that we have secured indoor accomodation – meaning we won’t be relying on the elusive British summer to stay warm and dry!

Transport should pose no problem – Edale is only half an hour from Sheffield, 1 hour from Manchester, 2 hours from Birmingham and 3 hours from London on regular trains. Contact your YCL branch to see about travelling as a group

There be plenty of outdoor recreation, hiking, socialising as well as lots of political discussion and education. We will also be hiking up Kinder Scout ourselves, recreating the historic actions of Benny Rothman and other young communists in 1932. See the full timetable below.

The camp will cost £25 (unwaged) or £45 (waged) and this all inclusive with full board. We have tried to make the camp as cheap as possible but please get in contact if cost looks like an issue for you.

Comrades are encouraged to stay both nights, however if circumstances mean you can’t make it till Saturday morning or would rather leave a bit earlier we have made arrangements to allow flexibility.

To register please fill in the contact form or contact: office@ycl.org.uk

Places are limited – so book now to avoid disappointment

Click here for photos of the 2014 and 2015 Summer Camps!

Timetable for the Camp

Friday 25 August

Arrive in Edale from 3:30pm onwards
Set up and orientation
Dinner 7pm
Camp Opening – Speeches, discussion and socialising

Saturday 26 August

Breakfast 8:00am
Kinder Scout Trespass 9am Hike to the top of Kinder Scout in a recreation of the famous YCL led mass trespass. Talk on the history of the Trespass at the summit.
Lunch 1pm
Workshops & Cadre Development 2pm
Team Sports 4pm
Break 5:30pm
Dinner 6:30pm
Social 7:30pm till late

Sunday 27 August

Breakfast 8:00am
Workshops & Cadre Development 9:30am
Lunch 12:30pm
Camp Closing Discussion 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Workshops and cadre development will cover a diverse range of subjects and topics with including: Marxism Back2Basics ; Democratic Centralism; The Communist Manifesto for Beginners; Building the League; Trade Unions & Trade Union Consciousness; Venezuela; A brief history of the Russian Revolution; Cuba; How to be a Good Communist!

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Unwaged £25

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Waged £45

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Solidarity £55

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