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Re: Bootcamps of the future - an announcement!

Postby sonntagsurfer » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:41 pm

I'm new here and also interested in bootcamps for 2014, no matter if 1 week or 2 weeks. We need to plan quite a bit ahead because of our freelancing work-commitments, so I'd be very happy to know about the bootcamp dates as soon as possible. Could I bring a baby?
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Re: Bootcamps of the future - an announcement!

Postby Gruntius » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:11 am

sonntagsurfer wrote: Could I bring a baby?

:shock: :mochyn: :ouch: :lol:
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Re: Bootcamps of the future - an announcement!

Postby sonntagsurfer » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:44 pm

Why is that such a shocking question?
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Re: Bootcamps of the future - an announcement!

Postby Tahl » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:12 pm

sonntagsurfer wrote:I'm new here and also interested in bootcamps for 2014, no matter if 1 week or 2 weeks. We need to plan quite a bit ahead because of our freelancing work-commitments, so I'd be very happy to know about the bootcamp dates as soon as possible. Could I bring a baby?

Usually Aran and Catrin and Iestyn and Cat figure out plans for the next year sometime in the fall. I'm sure word will go out in the weekly email, plus here on the forum.

Whether Bootcamp would work with a baby would be something to discuss with them once the year's plans are in place. On the physical side of things, some activities in past Bootcamps haven't been stroller-friendly, for instance. All but one Bootcamp until now has been held in Llandysul; staying in the common bunkrooms would be a problem, but there are apartment-type units in the building right next door that people have rented to use when they had special accommodation needs.
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Re: Bootcamps of the future - an announcement!

Postby Gruntius » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:03 am

Bootcamp, if taken seriously and following the rule to it's full degree, is extremely exhausting for everyone involved. In my opinion if you throw a baby into the mix it would only compound this feeling. Personally, I think if you take a baby on something like this you would not get 100% out of it because I don't think you'd be able to put 100% in. Going on my experience at bootcamp I would not want to go if I knew there was going to be a baby there too.

This is, of course, purely a personal view. :wink:
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Re: Bootcamps of the future - an announcement!

Postby AndrewC » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:01 pm

I think I'd prefer a one week bootcamp as, if I go, it would be my first and I think two weeks would be too much.
Also it would be twice as expensive which will be a factor for some of us.
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Re: Bootcamps of the future - an announcement!

Postby Gruntius » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:48 pm

I agree Andrew, the price is a huge factor for me too. Also, 2 weeks away from the family would be beyond what I could manage. I'm just a 2 hour drive from bootcamp base so it's easy for me but i can appreciate that people who need to travel a long way will want to make the most of the opportunity and opt for a longer bootcamp. Maybe an option would be for the Tresaith and North bootcamps the run on consecutive weeks so people could do a week in each, back to back if they wanted.
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Re: Bootcamps of the future - an announcement!

Postby MikeEllwood » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:51 pm

Sionned wrote:Remember, Mike, that Bootcamp isn't a "course" as such - there are no lessons or anything like that - it is just a week where you immerse yourself completely in living through the Welsh language. From things I've heard from other Bootcampers, it takes a few days to get "comfortable" with it, but once they do, it becomes very natural. Then when they leave at the end of the week, it can be a bit of a shock to remember to switch back to English. In that case, I would think two weeks back-to-back, particularly in as nice a place as the Northern one was held this year, would be ideal.



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Re: Bootcamps of the future - an announcement!

Postby Tahl » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:55 pm

Also, spending a week at the Eisteddfod (Llanelli in August 2014) is a Bootcamp in itself. :D
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Re: Bootcamps of the future - an announcement!

Postby Gaby » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:27 am

Tahl wrote: All but one Bootcamp until now has been held in Llandysul


I think you meant Tresaith :wink:
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