This section of the website contains a collection of useful documents, best practice ideas and links for leaders of Waterway Recovery Group camps and weekends.
The most important document to read first is WRG's Leaders Guidance Notes.
It gives you a good background to what is involved and who to contact if you need help. If you are organising your first dig/canal then these two documents are also worth reading. Canal Camps Timeline and the London WRG weekend guide.
Health & Safety
Health & safety is of prime importance on any work site. WRG Canal Camps have an excellent safety record. Click for information on risk assessments, planning and other health and safety issues. Click here for more general Canal Camp paperwork.
Cooking for 16 hungry volunteers can be a daunting task but this part of the site gives you information on how to make it a fun & rewarding experience. For recipe ideas, catering resources, hints for cooks and more click here. Click here to find out how to survive without a cook!
Make sure you plan evening entertainment for your volunteers ... you don't always have to go down the pub! You can go to the cinema, bowling, or even a boat trip during the week. For more information click here.
Examples of planning paperwork.
Health & Safety Video
Watch our Canal Camps Safety Video.
Practical Restoration Handbook
Guidance on undertaking restoration work and safely planning your site.
Easy ways to explain a task or activity on site.