Theme Camps

Camp Directory

To quote Nowhere, a theme camp is a group of people pooling resources to contribute to a community. This could be in the form of a sound camp, playing primordial squelch or jungle rhythms to your fellow Nestlings; a bar serving tasty treats; an improv space, a place to get creative with art supplies – if you can dream it, then bring it!

Details of all the theme camps visiting Nest this year are below – if you’d like more information about any of them, or to join one, please use the contact links below.

Theme Camps 2019

The Ferals

The Ferals are are a group of crazy climbers and will be bringing a climbing wall, dome and sound. We are nothing to do with Les Sauvages…

Family friendly? YES
Accepting new members? NO

Psychejellyfish

Previously an elephant, now a jellyfish. Still full of good vibes, big tunes and comfy cushions.

Family friendly? NO
Accepting new members? YES – please fill in this form
Want to host a workshop? Check out the timetable here

Intergalactic Haus of Mojo

It’s a dive bar, on the edge of Neo-Orleans, with a flat roof. It’s our third year now, you know what you’re getting.

Family friendly? NO
Accepting new members? NO

Camp Flim Flam

Camp Flim Flam is where you come when you need a portal to another dimension, to escape the constraints of material reality to the theatrical possibilities of the imaginal realms. The Flim Flamers (the members camp Flim Flam) are here to bring you a series of morphing, shape shifting characters and experiences. Let yourself be transported from a cafe in Paris full of human sized cats, to a doctors consultations without boundaries or a prom that went wrong.

Family friendly? YES
Accepting new members? YES, please email for details

Panravia

Welcome to the decedent East, where your senses will be tantalised by fragrant incense, delicate aromatic teas and the warm embrace of your fellow travellers.

You are invited to join us to awaken all of your senses. From our daily tea service, to frequent cuddle puddles and workshops exploring conscious connection we create a friendly space to chill and escape the hectic chaos of the hedonism of the West.

Family friendly? YES
Accepting new members? YES – please get in touch via email.

The Dead Insides

Once again we are bringing our camp of cussing curiosities to Nest. Don’t be fooled by our bright exterior, within lurks something darker. Something Dead Inside. A theme camp for the misanthropic, the sarcastic and the non-plussed, The Dead Insides is a place where you can speak your mind and discover your inner misanthrope. Or not, whatever we don’t really care.

Family friendly? NO
Accepting new members? NO

The Antiquarian Speak-Easy

The Antiquarian Speak-Easy celebrates the use of words in their spoken and written form via our interactive Speak-Easy bar, word game lounge and library of old books, magazines, maps and manuscripts.

Family friendly? YES
Accepting new members? NO

One Duck In The Rave

A year has passed since a cataclysmic audiosonic event sent Nest back to the stone age. The landscape has returned to a primordial state, dense jungle has overtaken the once pleasant countryside and a race of hyper-intelligent duck beings now rules supreme.

Come join One Duck in the Rave as we race to discover what these fowl creatures want and attempt to stop them activating their strange purple doomsday device. The fate of the world may depend on it.

Family friendly? NO
Accepting new members? NO

The Whisper

Did you hear while watching a show, this voice in your mind pushing you to try to do something like it? These whispers need sometimes a proper space and proper support to make it happen, that s why this year, the “whisper” offer the space for the realization of these inspirations.

These camp will offer a true Stage (yes with a capital S), the support of other artist/technicians/… and sustenance for body and mind (aka food, water, …). Expect a full week of shows and performance of every kind because burners are talented!

Family friendly? YES
Accepting new members? YES, get in touch via email

Loose Leaf Cuddle Infuser

A warm, welcoming space filled with people who love tea, cuddles and sharing creature comforts. We’ll be making bread and ice cream and will have a cloakroom so you have half a chance of remembering where you left your spare warm clothes while you go adventuring, so drop in as you walk by.

Family friendly? YES
Accepting new members? YES, until the end of April. Fill in this form!

The Flamin' Merkin

The Flamin’ Merkin has been improving the Margarita-to-dust ratio since 2013. We create a space where the more interaction and silliness – and tequila – the better! We gift large quantities of top-quality Margaritas during our traditional happy hour* every day, and the rest of the time serve assorted boozeyness (bring a bottle to donate if you’d like), philosophical conversation, serious ridiculousness and new friends.

*tends to never be just the hour…

Family friendly? YES
Accepting new members? NO

Essex-On-Sea

🦀Essex-on-Sea🦀Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th
Beach huts, Candy floss, Kiss me quick hats, Beach Towels and deck chairs…… Nuff said! Also featuring Madam Cassandra’s Mystic Mansion🔮

Family friendly? YES
Accepting new members? NO

Camp Crumpet

Come to Crumpet for the banging tunes, also the… banging. Camp Crumpet will be playing excellent music and burning twinkly lights Wednesday to Saturday night. It’s a great space for dancing, chilling and play. Nothing is compulsory, everything is permitted, just don’t bother anyone else. During the day, we will be running workshops and performances, check out our notice board for the schedule.

Family friendly? NO
Accepting new members? YES, get in touch via Facebook

Haus of K

Haus of K is built on the principles of having a good time.

Our love of music is what has pulled us together. We enjoy listening to it, dancing, creating it and dj’ing! We will be sharing our favourite music throughout the day. Our resident DJ will be taking over in the evenings and will have a special guest live streaming from Switzerland!

And this, wouldn’t be the Haus of K, without Karaoke involved. We will be hosting a Karaoke show(s) either at the camp or main stage with special performances by our host(s).

Family friendly? NO
Accepting new members? NO

Desanka

“Desanka” – Desanka is the Tshiluba (African) word for “joy, contentment, pleasure and gladness”. We believe Spirit of Love has come to bring this gift of Desanka to every person the we encounters, and by our presence in festivals, communities, and events across the globe, we aim to increase LOVE.

Creator God (Source) is always communicating with creation. Our Creator wants to connect with us more than we can understand or imagine.

Our Desanka team* is passionate about holding space for ourselves, our guests, and strangers we meet: holding space to hear, understand, and connect with Spirit in a deep and meaningful way.

Our Desanka team originated in North Carolina but has expanded in a big way as we serve in festivals and events throughout the world. We come from an array of spiritual traditions, religious and non-religious backgrounds, but have one thing in common – the Spirit of Truth & Love. We find sisters and brothers with similar heart in every place we go and in every expression of faith.

We are here to give our lives away and to love others right where they are. Through hugs, listening ears, prayers, and , of course, our made to order breakfast to the Nest Community., we hope to give you something from God! We give DESANKA! Come. Receive. Be loved and love… the DESANKA way!

*Team Members of Desanka are trained in a number of spiritual arts including:
– interpretation of dreams
– building with the Spirit (spirit encounter technique)
– HeartHealing (a healing model)

Family friendly? YES
Accepting new members? NO (but accepting volunteers for breakfast prep)

Camp Costume Camp (CCC)

Camp Costume Camp will be bringing costumes, makeup and accessories, to help everyone look fabulous!

Family friendly? NO
Accepting new members? NO

The Bridge

Welcome to The Bridge to cross the divide between you and me. The bridge takes you wherever you want to go: higher states of consciousness, a state of bliss, your shadow self, your inner child or a version of you that you have only dreamed of. Join us as we journey between the depths of our inner darkness to the heights of our inner light.

An adult playground to explore consciousness and sexuality.

Family friendly? NO
Accepting new members? NO

Shamanarama Cafe

Welcome to The Otherworlds. Welcome to archaic techniques of ecstasy. Welcome to your birthright. We explore substance free non-ordinary states of consciousness. Try Drum Journeys, Spiritual Love-Bombing, Merge with True Self, Spirit Animal Workshops, Guided Meditations, Viking Witch Divinations and One to One Healing. This is shamanism and spirituality in a smorgasbord of European and African shamanism – from the Norse and Viking Cosmology, the Path of Pollen from Central Europe and lineages from Ancient Egypt.

Family friendly? NO
Accepting new members? NO

Ishtar

Welcome to Camp Ishtar – enjoy coffee, dokha, and shisha in a camp tribute to a culture from 85 centuries ago. A culture whose achievements involve dividing a circle into 360 degree, and which counted using a base 60 system, still the basis for our measurement of time. Come along, relax, and enjoy activities still as fun as they were in 6500BC (N.B. There was less to do) a place for a coffee/smoke, and even try to write your name in cuneiform and hear a bit about my fascination with the oldest recorded civilisation (because they invented writing). Ishtar was described as the ‘goddess of both warfare and sexuality; young and impetuous, constantly striving for more power than she had been allotted’ Yaas Queen.

Family friendly? NO
Accepting new members? YES