We have now published guidance on organising overnight events. This is for people organising or thinking of organising GOC events that involve an overnight stay. These range from short weekends not too far from home to longer trips in remote areas of the UK. The guidance is packed with useful tips covering:
- Choosing a venue
- Booking accommodation
- Travel arrangements
- Meal options
- Daytime and evening activities
- What information to give to participants.
The guidance is based on the experience of GOC members who have organised a lot of events including hostelling weekends, camping trips and events where participants book their own accommodation in B&Bs and guest houses.
Quite a lot of detail is provided, but by clicking on the Contents list at the beginning, you can go straight to the page you want.
The club has recently agreed that it will consider underwriting events that are likely to be financially viable and meet GOC objectives. If you would like the club to provide a loan for and/or underwrite an event that you are proposing, please contact the Events Officer or the Treasurer via the contacts page.
We hope this will encourage more people to organise weekend and longer events and increase the range of events that the club offers to its members.
Chris Loy, Events Officer