FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any camp rules about camp fires and provision of fire wood?

The temperature at Charnwood in September can be cold! Keeping warm and dry will be an important consideration for campers. A number of half oil drum fireplaces will be provided at intervals on the two camping areas and a store of firewood will be available. Information about cost will be provided closer to the camp date. There will also be a large fire pit kept burning in front of the main concert and workshop venue throughout the camp.

Do we need to bring our own water supply?

No, all taps at the camp supply safe drinking water, as do the surface taps at the campsites. The creek water is very clean but not treated so it would be best to boil this water if you want to use it for consumption.

What are the arrangements for bunkhouses?

You can find information about the bunkhouse accommodation and amenities on the Location page of this website. Mattresses are supplied, you will need to bring all other bedding and linen including towels and pillows.

What facilities are there for cooking and self-catering?

Camp Catering - delicious catered meals including vegan and gluten free are provided but you MUST pre-book meals and there is an additional cost to this. The link to book meals can be found under the Catering tab or use this link: https://www.trybooking.com/CBBSR

If you re-book catered meals, please note that you must still self-cater for your breakfast purposes.

Campers may be fully self-sufficient for all of their meals, or pre-book dinners and lunches from our camp caterers. If you are self-catering you must bring all of your cooking equipment - you may use the limited bunkhouse facilities.

Bunkhouse campers have access to limited self-catering facilities, or they can also pre-book catered meals. If bunkhouse campers are self catering you will need to bring cooking equipment, crockery, cutlery, tea-towels etc.

The bunkhouse facilities for breakfast/meals preparation are as follows:

  • There is a ‘camp kitchen’ located in the breezeway between Soprano House and Alto House suitable for breakfast preparation: toasters, jugs and small gas camp-stoves.

  • There are limited cooking facilities in Alto House kitchen: jug, microwave and toasters suitable for breakfast preparation. There are no cooking facilities in bass House.

Bunkers will need to bring coolers for food and their own cooking equipment. See further details in the Location tab.

Dining rooms:

This year we will have undercover dining spaces outside the main kitchen to assist in keeping the camp COVID safe. This will be in addition to the main dining room in Bass House (the main kitchen).

There is a dining area in Alto house and benches and chairs in the breezeway between Alto and Soprano Houses.

I'm local to the area - can I pop in to visit or come for a day or to the concert?

No. If you want to be part of the camp you need to buy tickets or volunteer and come for the full 3 days, staying onsite. Years of experience have taught us that the camp works best for everyone this way. There are also new rules around COVID management that we need to comply with.

So if you want to come, DO! For the whole 3 days.

Please note that due to COVID safe practice tickets need to be purchased BEFORE camp - no ticket sales will be available at camp.

Can I send my child along by themselves to this camp?

Rosewood does not have camp leaders like Somers camp. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a supervising adult. This adult must be identified when registering.

Are there showers for the campers?

Campers can access the showers located in the Soprano bunkhouse. There are no portable showers.