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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 August 2010

Book now for the summer camp!

"I had a great weekend," said Stuart Thompson, who joined the Socialist Party last year. "The camp happened right after the Vestas campaign and after focusing our energy on the Isle of Wight it was really useful to swap ideas and experiences with comrades from around the country who had been involved in their own campaigns."

Ben Norman, Portsmouth Socialist Party

The Socialist Party Summer Camp 2010, taking place from Friday 27 August to Monday 30 August, is the ideal opportunity for activists to come together to share ideas and experiences while enjoying a weekend of sports, singing and maybe even some sun.

Last year Socialist Party members and supporters were joined by activists from the Lindsey and Vestas industrial disputes.

This year sessions will focus on the struggles and opportunities ahead, with key discussions on how to organise and fight the Con-Dem government's attacks on working people.

Other sessions will focus on the struggles across Europe, giving special attention to events in Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland to ask what lessons we can learn as events swiftly unfold.

The camp is also a chance for the adventurous to enjoy summer sports such as archery and assault courses, complete with aerial runways and a climbing wall.

For those of us keener to keep our feet on the ground, football and rounders matches will also be organised, as well as the now famous evening quiz and bonfire singing.

The camp is based at Danbury Outdoor Centre near Chelmsford in Essex. Tickets are priced £40 (or £25 low/unwaged) per adult, £12 for a child and £95 for a family. A crèche is provided during the political discussions. For more information visit: www.socialistparty.org.uk/summercamp.htm

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