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The International Youth Meeting Centre “Camp Rodowo” is an estate which has been erected on the basis of a typical Masurian stately home. Its buildings have been properly renovated, reconstructed and pleasantly organised. At the same time their original form and outward appearance has been preserved. The establishment of the International Youth Meeting Centre “Camp Rodowo” within these buildings made our hopes and dreams of creating a multi-national “family” come true. We want our visitors to get in touch with an alternative way of life the aim of which is to live in harmony with (the surrounding) nature. Moreover, the camp’s hospitable atmosphere is well suited for forming friendships and integrating international groups. The ordinary life in the estate, the cooperation between the different people(s) and the active recreation which is possible here additionally reinforce the feeling of being a community. So, within a couple of days, young Poles, Germans and other nationalities are creating a “family”. During this process stereotypes are left behind and a change of perspectives is practiced. Another important aspect is that the participants start thinking about a common future of the various nationalities in Europe.

“Camp Rodowo” is located about 5 km away from the village of Sorkwity in a beautiful landscape with many hills, fields, woods and lakes. Close to the camp is Lake Lampasz, which also marks the starting point of the “Krutynia route”, a famous canoe itinerary. Furthermore, meadows and pasturages are just perfect for horse-riding in summer and sledging and cross-country skiing in winter. The surrounding forests are full of berries and mushrooms and the lakes are a paradise for fishermen. And you can meet many different types of animals and observe rare bird and plant species here.

Against this background our estate has an ecological function, too. Next to the garden there is a herbarium and a compost. We are raising goats and pigs and on our meadows cows are grazing. Generally speaking, we are propagating a healthy and ecological lifestyle. So, people who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern civilization will here find the peace they desire and maybe discover a new sense of life through the direct contact with nature.

The following types of projects are realized in the International Youth Meeting Centre “CAMP RODOWO”:

  • student and youth meetings
  • seminars and study visits
  • artistic workshops and exhibitions: painting, photography, drawing, sculpturing in wood
  • theatre, music and literary workshops
  • language courses and courses on inter-cultural skills
  • work-camps for young people
  • ecological programs
  • international integration camps for young people
  • various others

The Facilities at “Camp Rodowo”:

  • 25 rooms (2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 beds), all with bathrooms
  • conference hall for about 60 people, fully-equipped
  • 4 smaller halls for groups of 15-30 people
  • dining room for 70 people and terrace with view onto the garden
  • hall with fireplace and coffee stove
  • reference library
  • hall for parties, cafeteria and gallery
  • table tennis area
  • football and volleyball fields
  • ceramic oven, traditional oven for baking bread
  • fireplace, canopied place for barbecuing
  • own piers on Lake Lampasz
  • campsite
  • parking ground

The international Youth meeting Centre “Camp Rodowo” lends the following equipment:

  • canoes
  • sports equipment, board games
  • skis, sledges, skates
  • equipment for horse-riding