Phoenix Home Education Camp (P.HEC) is an inclusive and welcoming home education camp in West Wales. P.HEC is organised and run by a group of home educators, with the full support of the folks at the Pengraig community.
Home education events have been running at the farm for eleven years now, which means that we have been able to gather together a skilled, experienced team of organisers and workshop leaders to ensure a fantastic camp for everyone, kids and adults alike.
Our 78 acre site has plenty of room to stretch out and lots to keep the children entertained. There is a pirate ship play park, giant sandpit and an interactive woodland walk with its own bushcraft camp at the top.
We also have all the camping facilities you’d expect, including plenty of compost loos about the site, a disabled access loo, and a shower block with disabled access so you and your family can enjoy hot showers whenever you need.
Every year, we offer a wide range of workshops and activities to suit all interests. You can find full details on our What’s On page, which is regularly updated.
We also have a cafe run by the lovely Kate, offering vegetarian, family friendly meals and snacks at an affordable price.
Hope to see you there this year.
The Phoenix Group x.
The first of our ‘bug hotels’, built in 2010.
To answer a few of your questions:
The camp cost includes camping in your own unit. There is plenty of space, so we don’t place any restrictions on the number of tents, caravans, camper vans or anything else you choose to camp in for the week. We want you to relax and be comfortable!
This means that you do not have to book our accommodation, unless you don’t want to camp. It is an optional extra.
We have very reasonably priced vegetarian food available every year if you don’t want to self-cater or you fancy letting someone else do the cooking for a change. This is not included in the camp cost, but we aim to keep prices affordable for your convenience, should you choose to dine in the café.
Dogs are allowed under strict conditions, They must be kept on a lead at all times and you must immediately clear up after them. Remember – there are free range children running around barefoot! Also, please be aware that there are dogs, cats and various livestock around the farm. If your dog has issues with any of these, we would ask you to make other arrangements for them. It’s kinder for everyone.
The farm is accessible by public transport and we have families who come each year by bus and train. The nearest bus stop is in Drefach Felindre, just 5 minutes drive down the hill, and we can pick you up from there.The nearest train station is Carmarthen, a half hour drive away.
If you are arriving by public transport please let us know either via the contact us link on the website or on our Facebook page so we can help you out if you need.
We don’t post out tickets and information, so we ask that you keep in touch via Facebook or e mail. We send out detailed instructions with directions a couple of weeks before the start of camp with our contact details, including mobile numbers, should you need to get in touch.