Before i go and announce this on the main lists – i’ve been thinking about camp this year.
I’m thinking of charging an optional ticket price this year of £7.50 per actively participating head (so perhaps 3+). I wanted to do £5 a head but i can’t see the figures adding up. This would get you a welcome meeting with drinks and a biscuits (or whatever) will rent us a marquee, provide the disposible bbq’s for a midweek bbq and also the stuff for a couple of craft events.
I’m assuming i can speak to Wendy about a reasonably cheap marquee, i think £1.50 per craft ought to cover it, tea, coffee and snacks ought to be do-able and the bbq’s, if we get them at a cash and carry, should come comfortably into this price.
I’m thinking that we’d make it that people HAD to buy them beforehand, so we knew who we were catering for, we made it clear it was to faciliate inclusiveness and to make sure no one got left out of pocket.
I’ll organise that everyone receives a ticket before or on arrival, detailing their family so it should be foolproof and that you show your ticket when you turn up for the said 4 events.
What do you think? Too much, too little? Do-able? The right move to make it better and smoother? I’ve really railed against this sort of thing up to now, but i do feel it is proobably the only way forward. For the bbq people still turn up with meat/other to cook, any spare money goes towards salad/bread and of course, people will still be able to contruibute other general craftiness, party moments in the intervening period.
Comments please, with avengence. And then someone volunteer to do the collecting and organising of it, because i have as much skill at that sort of thing as a penguin.
My one concern about it is that the price of the statics is much higher this year, £170 and that was after i talked them down, so for those people, it will make it much more expensive.