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September 2014 Bootcamp Booking

Postby Iestyn » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:23 pm

At last! Booking is open for the September bootcamp, which runs from 4pm Saturday 20th of September to 10am Saturday 27th September.

Cost is £260. We are not certain of running until there are 6 people signed up (to cover our costs), but we shall keep a close eye, and keep you updated on how many places there are left.

Here is the link for booking: https://bookwhen.com/he4qc/201409200000/rcq

There are currently 3 places remaining.

Please remember the following bootcamp conditions:

1) Bootcamp payments are, generally speaking, not refundable. Your money will, of course be refunded in full if *we* cancel the bootcamp, but if *you* pull out, we reserve the right not to return anything. This is especially true if you pull out close to the date, making it difficult to fill your place. Please make sure that you are definitely wanting to come on bootcamp, and please take out holiday insurance (yes, this is a holiday!) to cover your costs in the event of a change of circumstance.

2) No language except Welsh is allowed during bootcamp. There is a time for orientation at the start and an introduction in English, so that we all start on the same page, but after that you will not speak English (or any language other than Welsh) until the following Saturday.

3) Bootcamp is for people who have completed the material in course 1, including the vocab lessons. If you are a non-SSiWer, then please do lesson 25 (south) or 26 (north), and vocab unit 10, and if you can't keep up, then fly through the course to give yourself a chance at bootcamp.

4) Bootcamp is one of the most frightening, rewarding, tiring, exhilirating experiences you will ever take part in. If you throw yourself in, you will end the week as a Welsh speaker. If you are half hearted, you will probably not enjoy the experience, and you certainly won't get the most out of it. Please be committed!!!

5) That's all sounded a bit serious... Bootcamp is a holiday in one of the most beautiful parts of Wales (and thus, the world). You will spend a week with lovely people, visiting lovely places, and doing interesting things. You will have fun, and go home with beautiful memories that will last you a life time, and firm friendships that will take your Welsh to a new level. Come on holiday, and go home a Welsh speaker - how's that for a bargain?!!!
The SSiW mantra: "Don't worry. If you say something slightly different to me, people will just think you are from a different area / village / street / family to them, or more likely not notice at all!"

"Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still." Chinese Proverb
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Re: September 2014 Bootcamp Booking

Postby Joanie » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:44 am

:dance:

Booked! Finally! :D

Who else is coming? Who else is crazy enough to plan so far in advance? ;)
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Re: September 2014 Bootcamp Booking

Postby AmyJ » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:22 am

Ooh, I wish... isn't that what I said last year? Oh well, maybe 2015... :)
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"Maybe. But the things themselves are alright, so who cares?"

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Re: September 2014 Bootcamp Booking

Postby Joanie » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:27 am

Hey! Who are the other September folks? :) Does 4 spaces left mean we are officially on? :D
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Re: September 2014 Bootcamp Booking

Postby Iestyn » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:36 pm

Yep, I would say so!

Come on, September bootcampers - show yourselves...!
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Re: September 2014 Bootcamp Booking

Postby GB101 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:58 pm

Sut mae pawb !

I have just passed the point of no return - and pressed the 'pay' button !

I am now sitting here, with a feeling that I can only describe as excitement with a hint of terror.

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Re: September 2014 Bootcamp Booking

Postby Iestyn » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:33 pm

GB101 wrote: ...excitement with a hint of terror.



Welcome to bootcamp. The terror gets worse the closer you get until suddenly your in the middle of it and you're too busy laughing to remember to be scared.

I'm looking forward to it already!
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Re: September 2014 Bootcamp Booking

Postby hewrop » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:04 pm

I've been so preoccupied with the techie aspects of SSiW recently that I have neglected to practise it and could definitely do with a top up so am thinking about the September Tresaith Camp.

As Iestyn & Cat know, however, I do like my creature comforts so I've just checked the availability of the Canolfan's adjacent flats. The smallest one, "Eluned", appears to be pre-booked (possibly be one of the SSiWers?) so I've looked at the larger "Cilie" which is still available.

Would anyone like to share this with me? You would have your own bedroom (with 3 single beds) and I would just ask a contribution of the difference between the weekly cost of Cilie and Eluned which comes to £70. I have stayed in the flats before and, being next door, they have no impact on the bootcamp experience other than the added comfort. You can check out the facilities here: http://www.tresaith.net/cilie.html or here http://www.tresaith.net/ciliesaes.html

For fear of losing it, I am going to book Cilie anyway and leave the offer open to the first taker (if any).

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Later Edit: Accommodation and Bootcamp all booked now. :D
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Re: September 2014 Bootcamp Booking

Postby GB101 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:50 pm

Yes Please Huw.

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Re: September 2014 Bootcamp Booking

Postby hewrop » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:58 pm

GB101 wrote:Yes Please Huw.

Gethyn

The place is yours, Gethyn. :smile:
I'll be in touch again nearer the time.

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(I've replied to your PM, too)
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