From the very beginning our Foundation laid emphasis on the organisation of summer camps.  We spent the first summer camps in Transylvania, in Orotva. This is a small settlement with a Hungarian population and is far from the noisy cities being situated in a valley surrounded by mountains. We camped on a particular piece of land for years, owned by a family, who collects and manufactures herbs. Tents served as accommodation, food was prepared in cauldron on an open fire outside, bathing took place in the river… These primitive conditions, and rigorous camp schedules, intensified the experience of being far away from home and started serious self-knowledge processes in everybody! These camps always had two goals: on one hand the aim was self-development and team building; and on the other hand we supported the local community by fortifying their culture and traditions with cultural events.  In the evenings – after taking excursions and doing playful tasks during the day – we sat around the campfire together with local people – and we sang, and offered poetry and shared stories.

Another camp was situated in Görgényszentimre (also in Romania), where we set up our tents in the garden of the local Hungarian Reform Calvinistic clergyman’s house. Our camping experience and our aims were similar to former ones, but besides building cultural relationships, we also provided massage for the local people which had strong community building effects. Romanians and Hungarians together came to us for treatments or just to talk and share with warmth and good will. We managed to develop an inward relation not only with the Hungarian Calvinistic community, but also with the Romanian Orthodox Church believers too.

Over the years we were looking for possibilities to run camps in Hungary, and it was with this focus that we found Királd in 2002. This was to become the Activity and  Leisure centre of the Foundation. We run different types of camps there every summer: In early summer time we have a so called ‘Relaxation camp’, which serves as recreation and revitalising opportunity. Following this there are 3 consecutive normal ‘Development camps’, similar to those we had in Romania. The series of camps are closed each summer with a  ‘Cultural and Children camp’.  These opportunities have become more and more popular every year.

Ma 2019. 11. 22, péntek,
Cecília napja van.
Holnap Kelemen napja lesz.
„Millió csillag ragyog fent az égen Gyémántként szikráznak az éj sötétkékjében. De egyik fénye sem csillog olyan szépen. Mint a szeretet fénye az ember szívében.”
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