The camp officially begins on Friday, April 2nd.
The camp is located at an old stocker's camphouse, Lähteenmäki (Finnish for "Hill by a spring"). The site is in the municipality of Lempäälä, just south of Tampere. Transportation from Tampere to Lähteenmäki is organized.
CAMP FEE & A FEW BASIC RULES
The cost of the camp itself is 50 euros. Travel costs are up to each traveller individually.
The camp is precisely like any Finnish Scout camp - this means that it is strictly non-alcoholic. Also smoking is prohibited outside certain areas, such as the smoking site behind the main building.
ABOUT THE CAMP SITE
The Lähteenmäki camp was formerly a stockworker's camphouse. After it was purchased for Scouting use by the Tampere Evangelist-Lutheran church, a round wooden cottage with a sleeping loft and a fireplace was built there. The main building can accomodate up to about 25 people, and that is were non-Finns are going to sleep. If all the attendees don't fit in, the rest of the Finns will sleep in the cottage.
The main building is an electrically warmed wooden house with a kitchen and long two-storey sleeping lofts, and it is provided with electricity. There will be enough mattresses for everybody sleeping in the main building, so at least non-Finns will NOT need any mattress of their own. However, no other equipment will be granted on the house, so please have your own pillows and sleeping bags. For other equipment to have with you, see our stuff list.
There is a firewood shelter, a good-watered well and a sauna in the yard, too. All the water used will be taken from the well.
On Saturday, we have a Tampere-day, including a sightseeing in Tampere and a voluntary visit to some museum or other cultural site in Tampere. The day will end with a sauna by a lake, and it is possible to swim there.
On Sunday, we have hikes of varying lenghts, including some tasks on the way. Attending these hikes is voluntary - if you wish, you can freely stay by the campsite, too. The day will end with a grand bonfire.
SIGNING UP FOR THE CAMP
If you wish to take part to the Irc-Fi camp, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the following information:
Camp fees are paid to the camp's bank account using IBAN.
CONTACT & CAMP ORGANIZATION
Camp Chief: Emilia "Wiltsu" Paronen
TO TAKE WITH YOU (equipment list)
- sleeping bag, pillow
Keep an eye on this list - some more might be updated if something handy springs to mind.
ASKING QUESTIONS AND OTHER
camp info in English translated by T. Värri