Gaia 2020 cancelled!

We are so sorry to announce this, But Gaia 2020 has been cancelled.

We have held off making this decision as long as possible, but following the new government measures announced this week, and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty, this seems to be the best option.

We very much hope the situation will improve by the summer, however according to forecasts we could be in the height of the pandemic in the UK during May and early June.

Full refunds are available to those that have already booked. Everyone will be notified individually about their options either to roll your ticket over to next years camp, or to have a refund. If you have any questions or comments, please email us:

Gaia Tribe 2021

28th May – 2nd June

Exploring how we can save our beautiful planet

Experience community and sustainable living through sharing skills, creativity and celebration at the Gaia Tribe Summer Camp.

The 16th year of beautiful, solar powered summer camps.

Many favourite activities will be on offer, such as: dancing, singing, drumming, music, games, creative arts, circus skills, drama, discussion groups, meditation and yoga., storytelling. There will be a range of activities for the children, a teen zone and a creche.

Introduction to Sustainable Living: The House – Kitchen, Solar Thermal, Solar P.V., Rainwater Harvesting and wood burning; Practical 12v Solar; Hydroponics; Keeping livestock – Chickens, Sheep and Goats ; Wool as a resource; Cold smoking and preserving; Forest Gardening; Willow growing; Herbs and perennial veg; Apples orchards and Cider Making;Wine Making and Brewing; Green Woodworking; Craft Micro Businesses; Working Land and how to farm with no land       

More news to follow about the content, but here’s what a typical day would look like:

All set in a beautiful meadow surrounded by mature trees with camping in cosy Fire Circles, stunning traditional canvas marquees, warm cosy spaces, solar energy and LED festoon lighting by Green Dragon, a wood-burning sauna, Delicious veggie fare in The PeaceCake Cafe.

There is something for everyone, and all ages are welcome. At our camps we offer both dynamic activity and the space to rest and recover from the hectic pace of modern life. You can go at your own pace and choose the degree to which you want to participate in the activities on offer.

Book tickets for our Summer Camp here.

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Videos and testimonials

Read Gaia Tribe’s reviews in the Guardian.

Daddy cool: a family-friendly festival: Our writer overcomes his panic at the Gaia Tribe creativity camp in Yorkshire, and finds that grabbing a guitar and joining a scratch band is surprisingly good fun. Click here to read the article in the Guardian, May 2011

Gaia Guardian Review

The UK’s friendliest family festival: It’s not Glasto… the small, family-friendly Yorkshire festival where the headline acts are a Twelfth Night puppet show and a DIY cabaret. Guardian

Gaia Poem

Gaia 2018

Every age, every stage of life meets here, the field of play, of thinner skins and opening hearts.

This field where the veils between worlds stretch open in the luminous dawn,

where magic and nature spirits are but a breath away

and the utter beauty of fecund nature catches in your throat.

Joyous moments abound, as our children scamper like lambs in the intoxicating freedom.

Is this real, we ask ourselves, is it an illusion that we should feel so happy,

here in this place where its so easy to be the best of ourselves?

Only two fields away and a bumpy track lies the rest of the world, a world apart.

And we cacooned in our little bit of heaven drink in the earth medicine,

grounded, connected, simplified, creative, playful, open, we remember who we are,

in all our magnificence.

And the medicine sustains us, touches every fibre of our being

so that we can remember that this is the real world.

The true riches are here: land, water, sun, sky, sweet air, animals, birds, us, Gaia.

Selma Khan June 2018

About Us

The Gaia Tribe was founded by Selma and Chris: We both share a longing for living more sustainably and for building grounded, sacred community. We believe that community offers us the best possible chance to learn the skills needed create a more just and sustainable society. We hope in some small way to recreate a sense of tribal gathering at our camps, to build community through sharing skills, creativity and celebration.

In thinking about how we could build longer term sustainable community, we had an idea that we could begin by offering short term experiences of community. We could bring together what we love to do with what we want to create. We love camping and the opportunity it gives us to slow down and to live life with more simplicity and presence. We love singing and dancing and creating beautiful spaces, but most of all we love bringing people together. We decided the time was right for organising some camps in the North of England.

Our vision: is to create beautiful nurturing environments immersed in nature, that allow people to reconnect to the joy of being human, and to explore the ways in which we can build a more sustainable life affirming culture.

How? Our plan is to find a lovely piece of land in which we can create a ‘Cultural Experience’. This would be an innovative, educational and creative space in which people from many diverse groups, organisations and businesses could come together. At its heart would be an inspirational, fully serviced events centre.

Help Us: We are still looking for some land to rent/lease or buy, so if you are a sympathetic landowner or know of one, please get in touch with us! Or if you are interested in being involved in our plans, we would love to hear from you.

Currently we have embarked on a new project, running a BnB and Retreat Centre in the heart of Grosmont. While we are in this process of searching and exploration, putting on our camps is an important way of us grounding our vision and expressing our intention. Hosting our annual Gaia Tribe event is our way of experiencing now some of the elements of the permanent life we want to build with others.