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Camp Quirky 2021 will take place on 14-16 May.

We’ve been busy getting workshops, talks, musical acts, unique and exciting trade and craft stalls and gloriously yummy food stalls booked and confirmed for this year’s Camp Quirky. Here’s a flavour of what we have in store…

Van Conversion & Living Workshops and Talks

  • The YouTuber Panel – Featuring Greg Virgoe, Gadget John, Fire Angel and more!
  • Vanlife with Families – Hear from those who do it full time, discussing everything from how you all fit, education, the highs and the lows
  • Full time Van Living – We hear from Vanlife Vikings who in 2017 sold everything they owned, bought and converted their van and hit the road in June 2018
  • How to Make a Living on the Move – Top tips and advice from those who do it!
  • Solar installation – An explanation of the process to go through in order to determine the necessary size of your solar panel array
  • Basic woodworking for cupboard building – A demonstration happening throughout the weekend for you to drop in to and check out
  • Basic 12v Electrics for Campervans – Kevin is back for the third year running delivering his in depth knowledge of how to wire campervan electrics
  • One pot campervan cooking – A quick and easy one-pot recipe using wild food and store cupboard ingredients
  • Heating options for campervans – A panel discussion on the different heating options for campervans including the pros and cons
  • Self defence – Just in case!
  • Digital Minimalism – This talk is designed to help people understand how this has happened and what they can do to break away from their devices and social media
  • Tax Basics for Vanlifers and Digital Nomads – Income tax can be a minefield  if you’re working on the road moving from country to country. This session clears all those tricky questions up
  • Choosing your leisure battery – A talk from Vanlife Conversions about the different types of leisure battery available on the market. The pros and cons and also how to safely maintain these using smart chargers
  • A vanbuilders tooklit – A talk from Vanlife Conversions covering the most valuable tools needed to convert a van
  • Lots more TBC…

If you think you have the perfect workshop idea please email campquirky@quirkycampers.co.uk

Creative and Sustainability Workshops

  • Tile making and stone carving – Drop in and have a go yourself at these two wonderful crafts!
  • Felting – A hands on class in learning how to felt
  • Make your own beeswax food wrap – You must have seen this in the shops, now you can make your very own!
  • Make your own cleaner – Learn all about natural cleaners and which are best for you to use
  • Frame basket weaving – Drop in and see this traditional craft making in action
  • Make a dog tag – Have a go at your very own personalised creation to take away (small fee will be charged to cover materials)
  • Sustainability from the Ground Up – A talk on the big questions – Sustaianbility and Climate Change and how we can future proof our lives
  • Macrame – Learn how to master this intricate skill for yourself! Bring some patience!
  • Beekeeping – Learn the basics of beekeeping
  • Candle making – Make your own candle.  Perfect for those summer nights eating al fresco!
  • Leatherwork – Have a go at this skill for yourself!
  • Plant or wall hanging workshop – Learn how to make your own macrame wall or plant hanger
  • Mindfulness for the busy  – Learn the simple skills of stress reduction and mindfulness
  • The Brand Stand – Whether it’s something you built for your van or not, get it stamped with your very own personalised branding tool!
  • …and lots more TBC!

If you think you have the perfect workshop idea please email campquirky@quirkycampers.co.uk

Music

This year we are looking forward to a smorgasbord of entertainment, including the finest music and some other surprise acts. Music will include the following, with more to be confirmed very soon!

Campervans open up their doors for people to look round

What was Camp Quirky 2019 all about?

Camp Quirky was sell out event and a huge success! If you were there we’d love to hear your stories. Join us in The Quirky Campfire Facebook group where we keep in touch and reminisce.

In 2019 Camp Quirky went diesel free and ran a low impact festival. We powered all of the site electrics (stage, bar, lighting etc.) purely from solar energy generated on site. As well as workshops in all things campervan related, we hosted workshops on sustainable living and ways to reduce our impact on the environment in these delicate times. Here’s a write up on all things eco and Camp Quirky!

We grew the festival in 2019 but still maintained the same friendly and intimate feel. If you came along we’re sure you met lots of friendly and likeminded people who are just as excited as you about campervans. Here’s what was involved in 2019:

  • Dozens of the Quirky Campers fleet on site with their doors open for you to have a nose and ask questions
  • Workshops and talks on everything from insulation to interior design, resourceful living to renewable energy
  • Stalls full of useful and beautiful items for your handmade campervan conversion from storage pouches to woodburning stoves
  • Top quality live music and entertainment
  • Childrens area with lots of activities
  • The best food stalls and bars
  • A Q&A with the Quirky Campers Directors

Special Guests

Florence and the Morgans were one of the vanlife special guests at camp Quirky 2018

Can you show me what it's like?

Some of our favourite bloggers and YouTubers have shared their Camp Quirky experiences online

What Camp Quirky 2019 was like:

Some of our favourites from 2018:

Something to offer for 2020?

If you would like to be involved with next year’s event please

General contact address – campquirky@quirkycampers.co.uk

For traders and caterers – traders@quirkycampers.co.uk

If you think you have the perfect workshop idea and would like to run it – campquirky@quirkycampers.co.uk

For volunteering opportunities please email – volunteers@quirkycampers.co.uk