Camp Information

Arrival and Departure

Both camps run from the Sunday through to the following Saturday.

You’re welcome to join us anytime from the Sunday and leave whenever you are ready on the Saturday. We’ll still be setting everything up before hand and will start taking things down over the weekend, especially if the weather’s kind.

If you would like to arrive early or stay late we can arrange this for a small additional fee, please see the booking form for details.

When you arrive book in at the office tent on the left. There should be someone there to meet you, but if not, just park up and someone will be along to get you settled.


Activities

We have 5 full days of activities running from the Monday to the Friday night

Activities included our usual daily crafts, drama, bush craft, knots, campfire cooking, crochet, meditation, sacred space, reflexology, animation, face painting, knit and natter, role playing games, football, music and movement, music workshops, orienteering and map making. We will of course have our usual evening entertainment and talent show.

The activities are all organised and delivered by volunteers so the exact activities on offer vary depending on the interests and skills of the crew and campers at each camp. If you have an activity you would like to run or skill you would like to share please contact us so we can arrange to incorporate it in the weeks activities.

Children can attend some workshops unaccompanied by an adult but can we kindly remind parents/carers that for health and safety reasons some workshops need parental support. An example of this is cooking round the hearth fire, which is a lovely thing to do with your children and for the safety of everyone around the fire parents need to supervise their own children. Please speak to the activity organiser if you have any queries around this.

Market Day

At each camp we have a market day at the end of the week where children and/or their parents can make or bring things to sell.

Sports Day

At each camp we run a no-competitive, inclusive sports day suitable for all ages and abilities.


Facilities

Electric Hookups

We can provide a small number of electric hookups. If you have booked a pitch with a hookup please ensure you have brought ample extension cables to ensure you can access the hookup point. If you have booked early arrival please not that electric hookups are unlikely to be ready until the Sunday.

Phone Charging

We have electric points in the office tent for recharging your mobiles, laptops, tablets or whatever with a donations pot for use. Please see a member of crew.

Fires

Fires are permitted off ground. Please bring a fire pit or pan if you would like a fire. We have a small number of fire pits that can be rented during the camp.

Fire wood is for sale at £5 a bag, please see a member of crew.

Dog

Dogs are welcome but please keep them on leads on the field at all times. Please pick up after them and be aware that it’s a working farm. There are livestock around in the surrounding fields and there are cats and other dogs around.

Play Area

We have the pirate ship play area and giant sandpit for the younger kids and the woodland walk is looking better and better.


Local Area Information

Dre-fach Felindre

Dre-fach Felindre is the closest village, 5 minutes drive down the road from the farm. In the village there is a local shop for basics and a chip shop.

Newcastle Emlyn

Newcastle Emlyn is about 15 minutes drive with a larger supermarket and more facilities.

Carmarthen

The big named shops are in Carmarthen around 30 minutes away by car.

People are always popping in and out and usually leave a note in the office for shopping pick ups and offers so keep an eye out for that as it saves people going miles if they don`t need too.


Contact Information

Address:

The Phoenix Home Education Camp
Pengraig Farm,
Cwm-Pengraig,
Carmarthenshire,
SA44 5HX.

E-mail:

info@phoenix-camp.com

Directions

From Aberystwyth (Not suitable for towing)

  • Take A487 south
  • At Synod Inn - turn left onto A486
  • At Croes-Lan turn right to Penrhiwilan.
  • At Penrhiwilan turn right onto main road by Post Office.
  • Turn left to Henllan.
  • At T-junction turn left onto B4334.
  • Cross the river.
  • Turn left and immediately right across A484.
  • Into Drefach Felindre, past Spar shop.
  • At T-junction turn left opposite church.
  • Through Cwmpengraig and out the other side, past DHD Kitchens and Bathrooms.
  • Pengraig is the 1st concrete track on the right hand side, opposite another track.

From Aberystwyth (Towing Route)

  • From Aberystwyth – Towing route
  • A487 south to Cardigan.
  • A484 towards Carmarthen.
  • At Newcastle Emlyn, either:
    • Either turn right onto B4333 (signed Carmarthen).
    • Up long, long hill past wind turbines and then turn left at brown sign for “National Woollen Museum”.
    • Along the flat for a while, then at 5-roads junction turn left towards
    • Cwmpengraig and Drefach Felindre (again signposted “National Woollen Museum”.
    • Down hill, into the woods, between house and bungalow. Then Pengraig is the concrete track on the left hand side, opposite another track.
  • or:
    • Carry on along the A484 until Pentrecagel (Pensarnau Arms and Garage).
    • Turn right towards Drefach Felindre, signposted “National Woollen Museum”.
    • Through Drefach Felindre, past church and bright yellow pub, through Cwmpengraig.
    • Past DHD Kitchens and Bathrooms, Pengraig is the concrete track on the right hand side, opposite another track.
    • (If towing, don't try to come in from this direction, go up the hill to 5-roads, turn round and come in from up hill).

From Carmarthen

  • Take A484 through Conwyl Elfed and Cwmduad.
  • At top of hill after Cwmduad, take the left turn signed Cwmpengraig, Drefach
  • Felindre and “National Woollen Museum”.
  • Along the flat for a while, then at 5-roads junction turn right towards Cwmpengraig and Drefach Felindre (again signposted “National Woollen Museum”.
  • Down hill, into the woods, between house and bungalow. Then Pengraig is the concrete track on the left hand side, opposite another track.
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