About Summer Camp
A unique opportunity to be part of an environmental arts holiday with a difference. We provide a creative and relaxing break in a friendly atmosphere with limited numbers so that you make friends and enjoy learning new skills.
- Inspiring workshops: bushcrafts, green woodworking, willow weaving, creative arts, yoga, singing, theatre and more
- Evening entertainment: live music, barn dancing, theatre, quiz.
- Home cooked meals using organic and locally sourced ingredients
- 1 mile from Devon's Heritage coastline, sandy beaches, located in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Our medieval farmhouse, barn and Bakehouse are grade II listed and create a special atmosphere
- Village style camping layout with an enclosed children's play area, camp fire and storytelling.
Where in North Devon - EX39 6HF
Welcombe is a coastal village on the Devon and Cornwall border, surrounded by National Trust countryside, beautiful wooded valleys, and sandy beaches. Nearby is the charming cobbled village of Clovelly, the dramatic cliffs at Hartland Quay, the surfing beaches at Bude and Lundy Island, part of Devon's Biosphere Reserve.
Who Is It For?
Yarner summer camp is a unique holiday because it's for people of all ages. There's plenty to do for Grandparents, parents and children, or friends and couples. The workshops appeal to all ages and tutors are welcoming, friendly and relaxed.
Under 6's have a safe Play Area with a morning creche, 6 - 16 year olds enjoy the workshops, whilst adults love our 'Spoil Yourself' massage sessions. The evening entertainment with real ale bar, is designed to suit everyone.
A Typical Day
Start the day with early morning yoga, then enjoy a leisurely breakfast with the newspapers in the Barn Cafe.
Then join a workshop of your choice while the children choose their own workshops, or go to the Under 6's Play Area.
Back to the Cafe for a delicious lunch, and then an exciting workshop programme for the afternoon. Under 6's will need to be accompanied in Play Area in the afternoons.
Enjoy supper together, sit around the campfire for storytelling sessions and relax into the evening with a variety of entertainment, or sit in the courtyard and have a drink at the bar with good company.
Just bring along your plate and cutlery and enjoy your meals together.
- Breakfast : Croissants, rolls, toast, muesli, cereals and yoghurt
- Lunch : Home made soups, salads, filled baguettes, pasta, home made cakes
- Supper : Two course evening meal with a choice of desserts.
- Vegetarians : there will be plenty of vegetarian dishes. Special dietary requirements must be notified in advance.
We encourage any camper to put on a workshop and would love to hear from you if you have a talent you can share with us.
The programme of workshops so far is:
What Does It Cost?
|| Morning Activities
Gentle exercise every morning
Under 6's Creative Play
New this year is a creche with a qualified
play leader, with 2 parent volunteers on a
rota system for one morning a week.
Teri will lead us in songs from around the
world, using simple harmonies and rounds.
Music, Dance & Drama
Take part in a band, bring your instruments
and create wonderful performances under Rob Swan's
Join storyteller Clive Pig on a walk through the
lanes, listening to magical myths and legends.
Drama & Dance
Join the cast to weave your own fairytale
fantasy, and perform it at the cabaret.
Join Camilla Carr and Sharon Hayden for fun workshops
designed to express yourself, feel more empowered and
Benches, Chairs and Stools
With David Baker, master carpenter
Build A Yurt Frame
Learn how to steam bend roof ribs, make a trellis and
make a wheel with David Baker
Fire making, den building, and much more
Pottery and Raku
More activities coming soon
|| Willow Tent
Rush Hats and Bags
Work with this wonderfully soft material to create
a stylish bag or summer hat.
Willow Hearts, Crowns and Coronets
Complete your magical costumes with willow head
dresses and decorate with colourful ribbons.
Weave your magic to create a simple basket to take home
| Afternoon Activities
Spoil Yourself Sessions
Massage sessions all week. Book early. Cost about £25.
There may be Llama Trekking and fleece combing,
Baby hedgehogs and other pets to stroke and feed.
Celtic Roundhouse Activities
Camp Fire Storytelling
Early evening after supper
Family Quiz Night
The grand finale where everybody performs their new song, dance, play, or shows off their new skills.
Chillax in the teen tent if you need a break from younger siblings and the adults!
Join in the activities or simply absorb the atmosphere in the Barton courtyard under the twinkling stars. Real ales and cider.
The camp costs include all workshops, breakfasts, Sunday evening supper, barbeque facilities Tuesday and Friday evenings and a vegetarian chilli on Thursday evening:
Adults - £190
Children 6 to 18 - £85
Under 6s - £35
Inclusive Meals Option
Adult meals option £75
Child (under 10) meal option £50
This includes lunches Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: evening meals Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
The camp numbers will be restricted and as usual no dogs or cars will be allowed on site.
Tepee and Yurt hire will be available and we can arrange surf lessons, horse riding, sea fishing, coastal traversing, windsurfing, sailing and other activities in and around Welcombe should you wish.
If you would like more information and a booking form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Sandra on 07826 909538