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Festival Fun For All The family: NVC Summerfest 2018

An intimate, family-oriented festival with Nonviolent Communication as a core value. More fun than you can throw a stick at whilst sitting outside your tent, watching the sunset. Supporting you to develop tools for resolving conflict in your family and community. Create a world where everyone’s needs matter.

Gesine writes: Our NVC Summerfest 2017 ended a month ago, but we can still sense the spirit of the camp. To all of you that came, thanks for being part of the community we built together. It was a really lovely, lively, and intense time. We were 50 people – a community that shared our ups and downs for six days. 😊 I really enjoyed how we got to know each other, getting closer and closer, day by day. We had lots of fun activities for the kids, e.g. playing games, handicrafts, reading stories, a water slope, popcorn and badge-making, a treasure hunt, body painting, swinging, swimming in the river, playing, and running carefree in the camp area. And we had fun activities for all ages, like singing, dancing, games, sitting around the bonfire and in the sauna and of course the No-Need-For-Talent Show.

Our coordinating team of seven people – especially our cook Mahesh, who was very inspiring in both his energy and food – worked well together. They made the NVC Summerfest possible! Love and life, Gesine

Summerfest 2018 dates announced

Critchill Manor Estate, Summerfest 2018 venue

We’re delighted to confirm the dates: Tuesday 31st July – Sunday 5th August, 2018.

We’ll be at a new venue: Critchill Manor Estate, two miles from Frome, Somerset, BA11 4LJ. The venue has a wild swimming lake, and of course a sauna!

Swimming lake at Critchill Manor Estate, Summerfest 18 venue

Save the dates!

More information and registration coming soon. In the meantime you can sign up to our newsletter on the right-hand pane to receive updates or Contact Us.

Page below this under construction. Please call back in a couple of weeks for updated 2018 information.

All welcome, including newcomers. A glamping option is available: see the booking page for more information. We also have an outline of the festival programme. Find out what people said about the 2015 Summerfest.

Ready to book? Fill in the Summerfest 2017 booking form.

Festival details

Festival dates
1-6 August, 2017.
Tuesday 1 August: Arrive in the afternoon.
Sunday 6 August: Closing Ceremony starts 12 midday. Lunch provided.
Clear up and depart after lunch.

Festival location
Thoulstone Park, Chapmanslade, Wiltshire, BA13 4AQ. Venue and directions.

We are offering this event on a sliding scale inspired by Gift Culture. For adults we ask for a range from £125 – £200, excluding meal package. Children 16 and under come free! More information about fees.

Festival trainers
Shantigarbha (Certified Trainer), Gesine Schrader (Certified Trainer) and others. Meet the Team.

Meal deals
You can pre-book meals at the Summerfest Cafe on the booking form, or cook yourself.

Want to come as part of the crew?
As of 13th July, all crew places are filled except for two Kitchen Volunteers. For these, we are offering a reduced-price ticket of £90.00 + free food, and we ask you for 4 hours of your time per day.
For more information and a booking form, please contact Gesine (see below).

Further festival information
Contact Gesine on 0117 924 7444 or email her here: contact us. Or you can subscribe to our Newsletter on the right-hand panel of this page

Booking conditions
Please read our NVC Intentions and Booking Conditions.

Are you ready to book?
Fill in the Summerfest 2017 booking form.