The Basics

The Dates

Friday, 17 August – Sunday, 19 August, 2018

The Location

ERIDGE PARK, UNITED KINGDOM

England’s oldest enclosed deer park, Eridge Park is 3,000 acres of ancient woodlands, lakes, and beautiful rolling hills. It’s the perfect place to get away from the hustle of city life and sleep under the stars.

Address: Sham Farm Road, Eridge, TN3 9JA

Gate Times

Gates will be open daily from 9:00 to 20:00, and there is no entry outside these times. Summer Camp officially begins on Friday, 17 August at 9:00 and ends on Sunday, 19 August at 12:00—we ask that all Campers leave the campsite by this time.

Age Restriction

Summer Camp is strictly 21+ and IDs will be checked at the gate. Entry will be refused to those whose names do not match their ticket or are under 21. These forms of current ID will be accepted:

  • Passport

  • PASS card

  • NUS card

  • Citizen card

  • Validate UK

  • Current Driver’s license

Permitted and
Prohibited Items

Packing List

Nearly everything you need will be provided at Summer Camp, but we’ve created a Packing List to help guide you when you plan.

 

If you forget something at home, don’t worry! There will be a General Store onsite for you to purchase various items such as basic toiletries, extra clothing and accessories, and snacks.

Prohibited Items

Please leave the following at home: professional cameras and recording devices, pets unless they are assistance dogs (with written approval from organizers), fireworks, laser pens, laser equipment, flares, pyrotechnics, blowtorches, sky lanterns, gas canisters, propane or butane cylinders, nitrous oxide, disposable barbecues, stoves, petrol burner, illegal substances, pen knives, large stereo systems, glass containers, and any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon.

Tickets Include

All Weekend

All tickets are sold as a weekend package from Friday morning through to Sunday afternoon. We have fully programmed days on Friday and Saturday, with all our stages, venues and activities open to all. Sunday morning will see a more relaxed programme focused on rejuvenation down by our lake to set you right for Monday. Single-day tickets are not available. You must purchase a ticket prior to your arrival at camp. Tickets will not be sold at camp, and tickets will sell out—so be sure to buy early.

Access Ticket

Access Tickets include entry to Camp, access to the campsites with luxury showers and toilets, shuttle service from the local train station, meals and snacks each day served from our food courts (Friday lunch through to Sunday breakfast), drinks from all our bars, all our daytime programming (no additional fees!), chart-topping headliner entertainment, and night time parties!

Customer Account

When you finalise the purchase process, a Summer Camp Customer Account will automatically be created for you to manage your booking. This will allow you to log back in summercamplogin.wework.com/ at any time, and make changes to your booking such as adding your travel requirements and/or other packages.

Food and Drinks

Food

We’ll be offering meal and snack food stalls available at any time of day. In keeping with WeWork’s commitment to be meat-free, we will not be serving meat at Summer Camp, however we will be offering healthy and delicious meal and snack options to fit any diet including vegan, vegetarian, kosher, and gluten-free. Craving a snack after your football game? Our friendly food service attendants will take your order, scan your RFID wristband, and off you go to power through the rest of the day.

Drinks

You’ll will have access to an open bar all weekend. With your RFID wristband, uploaded credits enable you to get drinks from the bar. Enjoy a coffee as you wake up and take in a beautiful morning in the countryside. Grab a pint of ale while watching your mates play cricket. Do you fancy a G&T while lounging on hay bales and listening to a folk band? You got it.

Bring your reusable, refillable water bottles and help us reduce waste! Check the information maps when you arrive for station locations throughout the event site.

Check-In

What You’ll Need
to Get In

Ticket—printed copy recommended

Photo ID

Search Policy

We take the security and safety of all our guests at Summer Camp very seriously, and as such, there will be searches carried out at our entrance gate. Alongside the past troubles in the UK and Europe, we want to ensure we’re doing all we can to make your visit to Summer Camp as safe as possible. Please bear with us on your arrival and cooperate with our security team—we will do our best to make this process as hassle-free and speedy as we can so everyone can get on with enjoying what the weekend has in store.

Exit and Re-Entry
Policy

There will be no re-entry allowed throughout the weekend outside of open gate times, and we strongly encourage all guests to stay onsite. We will be providing everything you’d need for a wonderful weekend away, including all food and drinks, loos and showers. You will need to scan your wristband out when exiting and provide photo ID and scan back in upon your re-entry.

Wristbands
and Scanning

TICKETING AND WRISTBANDS

You’ll receive an e-ticket via email closer to the event date. A copy (printed or digital) of this ticket must be presented when you arrive at camp. Upon arrival, you’ll show this ticket at check-in in exchange for a wristband.

WRISTBAND ISSUES

If you have an issue with your wristband, there will be Info Shacks in multiple points throughout the site (in the Park, the Pavilion, and at the main entrance) and the staff there will be happy to assist you.

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH WRISTBANDS

The wristband is unique per each individual, and will grant you access to everything you’ll need to eat, drink, and have fun at camp. Make sure you wear it at all times! You’ll need to scan your wristband at all access points, bars and food stalls, so make sure you leave it on and keep it safe.

Campsites

Accommodation Tips and Advice

BRING YOUR OWN TENT

Bring your own tent option is included in your Access Ticket for no additional cost. BYOT pitch sites are only available under General Camping.

If you are bringing your own tent, select an Access Ticket in General Camping and the Bring Your Own Tent (BYOT) option under Accommodation.

If you are staying in someone’s BYOT tent, select an Access Ticket in General Camping and the “I am staying in someone’s BYOT Tent” option under Accommodation. You will need to enter the booking reference number and full name of the person you are staying with.

If you select BYOT, you can only set up your tent in the designated BYOT area in General Camping. If you set up your tent outside of this area, you will be asked to move your tent. There will be absolutely no BYOT pitches allowed on fire lanes and walkways – these tents will be removed for safety reasons.

SHARED STRUCTURE

Don’t want to set up your own tent but not ready to commit to purchasing a private structure? After selecting an Access Ticket to the campsite of your choice, purchase a bed for yourself in a shared structure. You will be sharing the tent with other guests with the option to choose between a Female Only, Male Only or Mixed Gender tent. The gender you select must match your profile gender.

PRIVATE STRUCTURE

Want a private space for you and your friends? Private structures are priced per structure – not individual beds. Based on the accommodation type you purchase, you may have the option to select the preferred bed configuration to create a custom tent for your group!

Remember, each individual staying in your private structure will need their own Access Ticket. If you are staying in someone’s tent, select an Access Ticket in the corresponding campsite (i.e. if your friend purchased a tent in Quiet Camping, you need to select the Quiet Camping Access Ticket) and the “I’m staying in someone’s private structure” option under Accommodation. You will also need to enter the booking reference number and full name of the person you are staying with.

MULTIPLE STRUCTURES

If you are purchasing multiple tents, you will need to select the number of guests in each structure and the total number of guests must match the number of access tickets in your cart. For all accommodations that do not come with linens or bedding, you will have the option to add sleeping bags with your accommodation.

Rooming for Shared Tents

If you selected any of the ‘1 Bed in a Shared Tent’ accommodations, you’ll use the Rooming Grid to assign yourself to a specific tent. The deadline to select your tent is July 13, 2018. After that point, all rooming will be finalized and anyone who has not selected a tent will be automatically placed in an available tent.

A few things to note if you’re in a shared tent:

  • Every camper who booked a shared tent must room themselves individually by logging into their accounts.

  • Tent rooming is assigned on a first come, first served basis, so make sure you and your group coordinate together.

  • Everyone is picking a tent in real time. You can move yourself up until the deadline on July 3.

  • Make sure you and your group have chosen the same tent type and camp site, otherwise you will not have the same tent options.

  • All tents will be filled to capacity. If your group does not fill the entire tent, any open spots will be allocated to another camper.

Step by Step Instructions on Rooming:

 

1. Log onto the Customer Dashboard here. If you can’t access it, make sure you’ve first verified your account after your initial registration.

 

2. Click on the ‘Room Allocation’ tab.

 

3. Drag yourself into your desired tent. You will be able to see available spots in each tent as denoted by a bed icon. If there’s a person icon in a spot, that means the spot has been taken.

 

4. Make sure your group members drag themselves into the tent with the same ID number (e.g. RIN16330).

 

5. Confirm with your group that everyone is in the same tent by referencing the selected tent ID number. If you are not all in the same tent, drag yourselves to another tent. We suggest doing this together in real time to avoid your spot getting taken by another camper.

 

6. Once you’ve placed yourself in a tent, your selection is auto-saved.

If you have purchased a private structure (or BYOT), you do not need to room yourself through this process. Your tent (or pitch site) is already assigned to you and your group.

Campsite Rules

Absolutely no campfires or cooking are allowed in the campsite or anywhere during the event. We will be providing bonfires in designated areas so you’ll still be able to go back to your tent warmed up and smelling like woodsmoke.

Leave no trace. Take home all of your possessions and camping equipment, including your tent spikes and cigarette butts. Throw out all of your rubbish and leave your camping area spotless. The Summer Camp site isn’t always a camp, so be friendly to the livestock that’ll be moving back in after you leave.

Remember, no smoking is allowed in any structures or tents.

Respect your neighbors! Knock if you plan on entering someone else’s tent and be considerate at night so all Campers get their rest.

All personal amplified music will and must be off during quiet hours from 23:00 to 11:00.

Campsite Tips

There’s always safety (and fun) in numbers; if you bring your own tent, set up camp with your friends or get to know your neighbors.

The Pavilion will be near the campsites for your early-morning needs. Pop in here for a coffee and a pastry before your morning swim.

Showers, toilets, and hand-washing facilities will be open and staffed 24-hours a day. Make sure to pack your own toiletries and avoid the early morning shower rush by taking one in the afternoon. Hot water and tranquillity—you’ll feel much better for it.

In the off chance you see someone poking around your tent, take a note of what they look like and report them to event staff or Security rather than challenge them directly. They may just be confused, but we care about your safety first!

Sustainability

Waste

We’re committing to a 100% landfill-free Summer Camp.

  • All waste will be sorted after collection into recyclables

  • A minimum of 70% of all waste will be recycled

  • Non-recyclables are incinerated to produce energy, this is considered a more sustainable solution to end of life materials than landfill

Paper and Plastic

We’re reducing plastic use wherever possible and where necessary excluding any single-use plastics, replacing products with recyclables or plant-based materials.

  • All water bottles will be 100% plant materials, separated and recycled from other waste

  • Bottles are manufactured 40 miles away from the event and bottled with spring water from Tunbridge Wells

  • All serveware (plates, knives, forks etc.) are biodegradable

  • All toilet paper is either 100% bamboo or 100% recycled paper

  • We have banned the use of plastic straws at bars and from food traders

  • All cups are either biodegradable starch paper or CE marked recyclable plastic

Food and Drinks

We’re offering a nutritious, plentiful and delicious meat-free menu, providing fair trade coffee and tea and working with our food suppliers to encourage local or sustainable sourcing.

We’ve partnered with Eighth Plate from NCASS who will be on site collecting and redistributing waste food. They estimate, based on attendance and number of food traders, they will be able to redistribute 8.1 tonnes (or 21,000 meals) to those who need it most.

Donate and Reuse

We’re collecting supplies and charitable donations for the people who need them most.

We’ve partnered with Help Refugees to collect much-needed items including tents, sleeping bags, warm clothing, toiletries, containers and more. They’ll redistribute these items directly to refugees in Northern Europe.

 

To help charities continue their good works we have chosen to contribute funding to:

Care and Safety

Security

Our security staff will be patrolling the entire Estate. It’s their job to help you stay safe and keep their eyes out for anything suspicious. If you witness a crime or become a victim of any sort, it’s important that you report it immediately so we can act on it as soon as possible. You’re our #1 priority.

Information Shacks

There will be one of our Info Shacks located in the campsite, near our Pavilion Hub, which will be open 24 hours a day with our friendly Camp staff or security. Do pay us a visit us if you have any questions or require any assistance. The staff there will be able to provide you with helpful answers for most problems and emergencies.

There will also be two Info Shacks in the Park and one in the Upper Fields. At these tents, there will be a team to answer your questions and deal with any wristband issues including top-ups.

Lost and Found

Pre-Event

We suggest marking any items you would wish to be returned with your name, address, postcode, and telephone number. Also, take note of your IMEI number for your phone and have it on hand.

Onsite

All lost-and-found items will be kept at our main Info Shack at the Pavillion Hub. Drop in there to report any missing items and to turn in any found items—your fellow Campers will thank you! As soon as you realize that any of your property is missing, inform the security team at one of our Info Shacks. Do not wait until you get home.

On Sunday, all lost and found items will be moved to the accreditation tent so stop by on your way out to check for any lost items.

Post-Event

All unclaimed lost property will be held for 15 days after Summer Camp. Any items still in our possession after this time will be donated to charity. If you would like to submit an inquiry for lost property, email us at summercamp@wework.com.

Medical Tent

Medical tents will be located onsite at camp and operate 24 hours a day for anyone who requires medical assistance. If you’re feeling unwell, visit the Medical Tent as soon as you can. The medics are experienced, qualified, and fully equipped to deal with any situation. Please familiarise yourself with the location of the medical tents shortly after you arrive at camp. There will be one in the Park and one in our main Campsite. Look out for your fellow campers and inform an event staff member or security if you notice that someone seems unwell.

Accessibility

WeWork is committed to making the festival site as accessible as possible. The site will be equipped with accessible bathrooms and showers, there will be dedicated accessible parking, which you can reserve in advance. Please email summercamp@wework.com to reserve an accessible parking space, request an accommodation, or make any accessibility or medically related requests.

Amnesty Bins and Drug Policy

Amnesty Bins are provided at the main entrance should you wish to dispose of any illicit or illegal substances. Any Camper using these amnesty bins will not be reprimanded in any way.

Illegal drugs or legal highs are not permitted in any way at Summer Camp. The rules of the land apply at our event too, so please make sure that no drugs of any kind make their way to Camp. Anyone caught in possession or using any such substances will be leaving Camp and may be handed over to the Police.

Valuables

We do ask all Campers to leave their valuables at home. Only take the items in your wallet that you really need. Leave any unnecessary cards and keys at home.

Don’t bring large amounts of cash. Your ticket is inclusive of all food and drinks so there will be little need for it. There will be no cash machines onsite.

If you must drive, do not leave any valuables visible in your car. Empty all belongings from your glove compartment and leave it open.

Other Helpful Tips

We’re all in this together. Look after yourself and others!

The phone signal onsite can sometimes be patchy. Pick a meeting point with your friends at the beginning of camp so you can find each other through the weekend.

Hydrate and use sun protection. Just like your mum told you.

High-five a stranger.

Take lots of photos. #WWCAMP

Protect your ears! Wear earplugs if you are planning on getting up close and personal with the speakers.

For your own safety, there is no drinking allowed if you are taking part in any water or extreme activities.

Swimming is open only during daylight hours and when a lifeguard is present.

At night, stick to the well-lit areas of the event. Always keep a flashlight on you and watch where you are walking.

Camp is in an outdoor rural location, and the weather is unpredictable. Please make sure you bring appropriate footwear and clothing.

FAQ

If you have more questions, check out the FAQs here. If we still haven’t answered all of your questions, please email summercamp@wework.com.