International Summer Camp 2018

International Summer Camp 2018

Democratic students from all over the world!

Together with you we want to create this moment in time and space 

where young people from democratic education can share

values and experiences

while working creatively together

in a great atmosphere.

Click to go straight to registration.


An old barn on the wuthering heights of West Yorkshire near the picturesque town of Hebden Bridge.



Thursday July 12th to Thursday July 19th   2018


35-40 students from democratic schools (max 7 students from one school)  and 4 adults experienced in self-directed education

How will we do it?

  • together and democratically
  • you bring and share your ideas and skills
  • we will pre-organise some activities but you will also have plenty of time to just do what comes out of the moment
  • together we will do the cooking and take care of the house
  • you will be looking after yourself and taking care of others
  • English will be the main language

 What happens during the day?

  • communal start of the day at 10am sharing the plans for the day and discussing practical issues
  • if you want to start the day by being mindful, join the yoga and meditation at 9:15 am or go walking in the hills
  • activities organized by the students
  • loads of time to socialize, talk, play games, sit around the fire, go on a hike
  • preparing meals and cleaning up together

Are there any day trips?

Of course! We want to organise a group activity every other day. Some suggestions are below:

One day of outdoor activities to get to know each other better in challenging circumstances. When filling out the registration form you can let us know which activities you think serves this purpose best. For instance archery, canoeing/kayaking, climbing/abseiling, caving, canyoning raft building, mountain biking or hiking.


One day trip to Liverpool where students can choose their own programme  from the Beatles museum, the Slavery  museum, The Liverpool Tate, Anfield, Albert quay by the old docks, shopping, cafes, or whatever else takes their fancy.


One day of workshops to be creative or active. When registering let us know which ones you would be interested in. Choose from drama, bushcraft, vocal expression, acrobatics, foraging, drawing/painting, sculpture, dancing, creative writing etc.

What is the cost?

£325, (or about 365 euro). This includes all accomodation, food and excursions during the camp.


To register you need to fill out the form by clicking here

and forward a deposit of £100.


This can be done by paypal:

Or by a transfer to:

Hebden Bridge School

Bank  Sort Code 30 90 91     acc 65185760

IBAN: GB68LOYD30909165185760

Lloyds Bank

If you’d like to hear more about our International Summer School, email us at democraticsummercamp@gmail with your ideas or post them on our facebook page


kids playing in forest

If you still have questions please let us know: