What is Post-Human Boot Camp?
A Capacity Building Excercise for Agents of Social Change
The days will usually begin with multiple streams of morning practice, from fitness sessions and material arts to yoga or bushwalking. Breakfast and coffee are served at the camp kitchen, just bring your bowl and mug, and by washing our own eating utensils we remove the need for packaging and waste.
The days will be packed with practical workshops, theory lectures, keynotes and discussion panels and the programme is diverse and comprehensive so participants can gain a wide variety of learnings and experiences. Some may wish to learn how to build an Earthship from salvaged materials or how to grow food in a micro-farm setup, while others will seek out more academic and philosophical endeavours such as policy, politics and social change theory.
As the day comes to a close the programme turns towards theatre, music, and entertainment. Musicians, DJ's, performers come out to play, while the cinema shows films for social change and the fireplace hosts discussions and catch ups. Being a drug and alcohol-free event, the atmosphere is grounded and centred with participants conducting themselves with composure and clarity.
There is play, and there is nature, there is whimsy and art woven into the fabric of the event, but at the core, Newkind Festival is here to facilitate the empowerment and inspiration of its participants and the programming, principles and the guidelines of the event are purposefully designed to enable this.
With all meals and drinks provided by us from local produce, we reduce carbon footprint, packaging, food wastage, as well as the money you would normally spend at festivals on food, thereby allowing all of us to be present with the offerings of the event. Just bring your eating utensils, warm clothes and a tent, and the Newkind crew will take care of everything else.
After your orientation to Newkind base camp, you will be guided to your camping area.
On the site, there will be composting toilets and handwashing facilities, as well as a gorgeous gigantic body of water to bathe in. We ask that you bring no soaps or shampoos as these are usually not safe for natural wildlife or water purity. The general rule should be, if you wouldn't put it in your mouth, don't put it on your skin. Natural cleaning products are welcome.
To ensure we leave no pollution, we ask that you do not bring packaging and unnecessary waste that can be taken by the wind. There may be high winds at times, so please ensure you bring suitable tent pegs that will hold your tent in place. There will be first aid on site, of course, but personal first aid kits may also be helpful.
A complete fire ban may or may not apply at the time of the event, but in any case, we ask that you do not start campfires in your faction quarters. If there is no fire ban in place there will be a communal fireplace to keep warm around and share.
For event updates, news and presenter announcements check in on our Facebook page