Campout: Here's the Deal

CAMPOUT 2024 @ Three Pools Permaculture Farm, Abergavenny, South Wales. 

August 8-11 2024

Together we are co-creating Campout. 

This gathering has been evolving for several years as a new type of participatory event that aims to move away from the old audience / performer definitions. 

Campout’s ethos revolves around the unique gifts each person brings to the four day journey and what they take away from it. 

What each person takes will be different. We hope it will be a mix of inspiration, nourishment, focus and connections, new best friends, potential collaborations and maybe much more.


Here are just a few examples of what members of the community have valued at previous events:


 “It is vast, in it's wonderment and inspiration”  Jessica Mallock, Shamanic Fire Ceremony starter 

“A beautifully held space. Best festival ever, thank you” Gitika Partington, singer 

“If those 300 odd attendees have gone out into the world this week with even half of the connectedness and empowerment that I've been living with, as I'm absolutely sure is the case, then it goes without saying, that Campout 2023 was a mind blowing, life-changing event. Thank you from the bottom of my heart♥️” Gaynor Stanley, Campfirer

“A truly beautiful experience.” Leora Lightwoman, Tantric Goddess 

“We are onto something” Bob Hillary, Singer / Songwriter 

“A terrific inspirational and fun and connected four days” Sarah Dick, Campfirer 

“One of the most enjoyable, educational, warm and enriching experiences of my life” 

“Bring empathy, thoughts, knowledge and your experience, and you will always go away with more”

"A truly transformative event, such camaraderie and collective presence" 

“It taught me how to dream big again and that made me feel more powerful than I ever did before”

“Be part of the solution and warm your heart around the fire.”  

“Song, dance, babies, love and grace, conscious conversation, delicious food, men and women in ceremony, laughter, hay bales, openness to change – this is what the future looks like! 

“I had the time of my life – the best weekend ever” 

“If you can feel the imminence of necessary change but haven’t found your voice yet - look for it here”.

“Nourishment for mind, body and spirit in a beautifully held way”

"Living Deeply with Each Other"

“There were moments when it felt like a remembering of what it is to be in a tribe, to be in a held space not just for an hour but as a way of life”

Explore the history of Campout here

Want to get's how!!


Those who wish to apply to be a crew volunteer (4 x 4 hour shifts as a minimum suggestion) need to apply via the CREW APPLICATION FORM

Core Crew be invited to attend advance Zoom sessions and will also be invited to take part in a Campout Team Initiation Weekend in Wales at Trealy Farm, Monmouth which will include a visit to Three Pools Farm which is located within half an hour’s drive.

The dates will be May 10-12 for the core crew weekend. Camping will be available, if you do not wish to take up the option for indoor spaces / rooms at the farm.

Others wanting to be part of Campout..

We are encouraging everyone who buys a ticket to offer their gifts, this might be in the form of a music set, a talk, a wellbeing session, a ceremony or something else we haven’t yet thought of. 

Wellbeing practitioners, speakers and other performing contributors will need to fill in an application form by June 30th. The link will soon be made available for this. Any people offering pre-programmed sessions or contributions will be invited to share a donation link if they have one.

Application Link soon this space!

Nobody gets paid other than the venue and associated costs, essential contractors who provide infrastructure without which we couldn’t do the event.  We welcome your suggestions for contractors who may be willing to come and be part of it.

Otherwise, no free tickets or guest lists are available. As it’s an intimate event, it’s essential that everyone contributes to covering our costs and builds the event together.  If a surplus is made, it will be invested into the Campfire community’s ongoing costs and future events.

Come and join us and let’s all be part of creating something unique and special together…



“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
There is a field. I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
The world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
Doesn't make any sense.”


Campout 2024 is happening in south Wales

Following the great success of Campout 2023, we're delighted to announce that Campout 2024 is happening between 8-11 August at a new venue, the Three Pools permaculture farm, in the hills of Wales just west of Abergavenny, less than an hour's drive from Bristol and close to the motorway and rail networks. 


The event will be co-created by the Campfire community in association with co-collaborators such as Ian Banyard's 'Nature Connection World' and the Poppy Altmann 'Family Constellations' project. More details will be announced in due course. Each day will have a theme and we will be lighting a Beacon for world harmony.

Campout 2023 was nothing short of remarkable given what was accomplished in less than 90 days, culminating in 4 days within the beautiful grounds of Braziers Park where we explored the relationship between personal empowerment and systems change. The magic that unfolded was a testament to the strength of our community and the power of open hearts and minds.

After a successful co-creation between Campfire and Elevate this year, both communities have decided to stage their own separate events next year with Pete Lawrence taking full stewardship of Campout in 2024 and Dan Astin-Gregory launching the very first Elevate LIVE event next summer.

The Three Pools Farm's vision is around a truly sustainable farming system, one that benefits the environment, community and is economically viable. Connecting with nature and good quality food is so important for our health and wellbeing. There is much we can learn from the land and from nature and the benefits of permaculture design extend beyond the natural environment. Campfire is very happy to be working with Three Pools on a farm environment designed to include people in the landscape.

The farm offers a great combination of indoor and outdoor spaces, where we can convene workshops, talk sessions, arts and crafts, live music and DJ sets, food and drink and wellbeing, with a sauna and outdoor natural pool for swimming and relaxing. 

Events tickets are now available with separate car tickets and limited live-in vehicle tickets also available pre check-out. There is limited 'glamping' bell tent and cabin availability on the farm itself which can be booked directly with Three Pools

The announcement for Elevate 2024 will soon follow with the promise of an experiential gathering focused on personal awakening and systemic change - join the early bird waitlist at

As we look to the future, we are filled with hope and optimism about the possibilities that we can create as we continue to trailblaze change.

Stay tuned for more updates




Three Pools Farm

Campout Principles and Themes 2023

Above: Campout 2023 at Braziers Park


Campout Principles

This year’s principles are a co-creation between our organising team and represent the ethos we’d like to bring to this event and perhaps the wider world :) 

Universal Inclusion "No VIPs" Everyone is invited to participate in Campout and we embrace diversity in all its forms. We believe that by bringing together a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we can create a truly transformative and enriching environment.

Active Participation: We encourage active participation in all aspects of Campout, encouraging attendees to co-create the experience with us and to contribute to the community in their own unique way.

Community Building: We foster a sense of community and encourage connections through shared experiences, workshops, and activities that promote collaboration and co-creation. We believe that by working together, anything is possible.

Harmonious Connection: Everything you say and do can affect another soul. If you constantly engage in battles, you become embattled yourself. If you constantly give love, you become love itself. We invite you to choose love at Campout.

Self-Expression: We celebrate artistic expression and creativity in all its forms, providing a platform for participants and performers to showcase their talents and inspire others to embrace their own self-expression.

Openness & Curiosity. Our willingness to embrace new ideas determines our capacity for self discovery and personal growth. Rediscover your sense of awe and wonder by allowing yourself to be curious with an open mind, the rest will unfold in beautiful and magical ways.

Be Here Now: Our level of conscious awareness in any given moment determines the quality of our experience. In a world of chaos and distraction we invite you to ‘be here now’ at Campout. Take a breath, enjoy the gift of being fully present in the moment.

Create your own experience: We encourage attendees to take responsibility for bringing the experience you wish to see at Campout. We invite all participants to exercise personal responsibility for the conscious creation of an enriching experience for themselves and others at Campout.

Random Acts of Kindness: We invite all participants to engage in random acts of kindness towards others throughout Campout, with the intention of making someone else's experience more positive. Each small act of kindness can create a ripple effect that can impact the entire event and help to foster a culture of generosity, empathy, and mutual support.

Leave it better than you found it: Many of the world’s challenges are created as a result of us not making the decision every day to leave the world just a tiny bit better than we found it. We respect the world we live in and invite you to apply this principle at Campout and our beautiful surroundings.


Themes From 2023

  • Breaking through collective trauma - with current events playing out on a world stage, how do we break through the anger, frustration and trauma associated with global narratives 
  • Building a Counterculture Movement - with the growing disillusionment with the status quo, how can we ignite a counterculture movement to create a brighter future?
  • Communication in a divided world - with an increasingly polarised society, how can we find common grounds and ways to connect beyond our differences? 
  • Natural living as medicine - how to detach from the pharmaceutical industrial complex and embrace holistic and natural approaches to health, individually and collectively. 
  • Navigating the financial reset - with the cost of living crisis raging, rising inflation and declining economies, how can we prepare for what may lie ahead? How can Bitcoin or crypto help to hedge what is coming...
  • Reconnect to ourselves - you’ll have the opportunity to explore the different aspects and practices of inner work from confronting your shadow to discovering the keys to your potential 
  • Reconnecting with others - you’ll learn effective and co-creative ways to protect our boundaries, in order to be free to choose to connect more deeply and intimately with others.
  • Reconnecting to abundance - we’ll explore how to move from fear and scarcity to love and abundance in every way. 
  • Reconnecting to our feminine and masculine energies - we’ll look at how we can harmonise with our innate feminine and masculine energies to step into a better relationship with ourselves, each other and our planet 
  • Reconnecting through technology - we’ll examine how the rise of cyberculture can both constrain and liberate our consciousness and connection to ourselves and others. 
  • Finding courage and confidence - the art of speaking up, both individually and collectively, through our Open Space and Open Mic sessions
  • Exploring creativity - the importance and power of the untapped imagination, and unlimited creative potential of the subconscious realm to enable each of us to find our truth.
  • Trauma and tension release  - helping us to find freedom and growth through understanding and connecting to our bodies on different levels. 
  • Non-violent communication - creating a different mode of community where we can connect, and share skilful techniques, which can defuse conflict and create real connection.
  • Jamming - bring an instrument and gather around the fire  

You are warmly invited to join our Campfire network...