Summer camp for refugees “Green Treasures of Carpathians”

Dates: July 4-8 2024

We need:5500 €

We got: 90 €

Donors: 1

Summer camp for  teenagers focused on linguistic and social integration of Ukrainian refugees lodged in the High Tatras region into the Slovak society and on reconnecting teenagers affected by war with nature. Teenagers will have an unique opportunity to spend time in nature with activities such as interesting games and expeditions. The program is designed to enliven and to make ecological education with outdoor activities in nature more attractive first of all to children and teenagers and to raise their curiosity for nature as well as to help with resolving their problems of passivity, depression and post-traumatic syndrome, typical for refugees.

We believe that thanks to the green nature of the Carpathians and outdoor adventure the Ukrainians affected by war – not only teenagers, but also their parents will be happier and more optimistic and may for the time being forget the horrors of the war.

Dates: 4-8.7. 2024 (round-the-clock camp)

Location and programme:

4.7.   Team-building and rehearsal of Ukrainian songs, bonfire in Gánovce – an attractive village due to its unique location and relaxed ambience, well known for its healing mineral springs and paleontological finds, including a petrified brain of a Neanderthal man.

5-8.7. Nature experience by rafting on the Poprad River (exploring natural and cultural heritage of North-East Slovakia and Poland from water together with other participants of International rafting tour).

5.7.2024 /Friday/- Stará Ľubovňa – Čirč – 25 km
6.7.2024 /Saturday – Čirč – Malý Lipník – 21 km
7.7.2024 /Sunday/- Malý Lipník – Piwniczna – 23,4 km
8.7.2024 /Monday/ Piwniczna – Stary Sacz and return to Gánovce

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES:  speed boating race, fun competitions for children and adults, dance entertainment, Neptune’s feast, bonfire with musical performances, sport games, adventures, friendship 🙂

Number of participants: 23-25

The cost of camps: 230 EUR per person, here you could find the detailed budget

By supporting the camp you could provide important help for Ukrainians!

We would be very grateful for your donations to the account:

Kratka 1074/14 Poprad 05801 Slovakia
ICO 42086973

IBAN SK28 7500 0000 0040 0800 6368

Please indicate as the purpose of payment: Charity donation for refugees camps “Green Treasures of Carpathians”

We would be very grateful for  “material support” for camp organisation, too: ecological games, plant and animal guides, caps, t-shirts, camping equipment, prizes for children (for example stickers of your national park), etc. 

Posted by: Svetlana Belova, director of the Association for nature conservation “Machaon international”