It was a great camp! Thank you all for your participation.
Active Summer Camp 2015 is going to be hosted by Danube.EDU team in Romania, Bran, organized together with Active – sobriety, friendship and peace. The Camp takes place between the 2nd of August to the 8th of August and it will be a great occasion to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our European umbrella organization Active – sobriety, friendship and peace.
The camp name is FORTRESS and the program will include outdoor activities, interesting workshops led by passionate professionals. The final program will come closer to the date of implementation.
What else you can expect?
great atmosphere enthusiastic team breathtaking environment educational experiences good summer weather
How do I register?
You can find the form online in the subsections, once you register you will receive up-to-date information. You can also become part of the community on social media FB
More about Romania: currency institutions EU HERE
More about visiting Romania: travel HERE
CAMP LOCATION : Bran & Bran Castle
Romania, country in southeastern Europe. Romania is rich in culture and natural resources, but it has long been one of Europe’s poorest and least developed nations. Foreign powers, including the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires, controlled the country or parts of it for much of its history. Bucharest is its capital and largest city.
The modern country of Romania was created in 1859. It became fully independent in 1878. Romania was a kingdom from 1881 to 1947. In 1948 Communists took control of Romania and modeled the government and economy after those of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). However, in the 1960s Romania’s Communist leaders began to distance themselves from the USSR and develop their own domestic and foreign policies. Romania’s economy grew during the 1960s and 1970s, but by the 1980s most Romanians were suffering from food shortages and other economic hardships. In 1989 Romanians revolted against the repressive dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu, the country’s president and Communist Party leader. Ceausescu was executed, and a non-Communist government was installed. The first free multiparty elections took place in Romania in 1990.
Romania has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Temperatures are generally cooler in the mountains, while the hottest areas in summer are the lowlands of Walachia, Moldavia, and Dobruja. The average daily temperature range in Bucharest is -7° to 1°C (19° to 34°F) in January and 16° to 30°C (61° to 86°F) in July. Rainfall is heaviest during the months of April, May, June, September, and October. Yearly rainfall averages about 650 mm (about 25 in), ranging from about 500 mm (about 20 in) on the plains to about 1,020 mm (about 40 in) in the mountains. The climate of Dobruja is extremely dry.
Bucharest, the capital and largest city of Romania, is the commercial and industrial center of the country. Other major cities include Constanta, the principal Romanian port on the Black Sea; Iasi, a cultural and manufacturing center; Timisoara, a textile, machinery, and chemical manufacturing center; Cluj-Napoca, a commercial and industrial center; Galati, a naval and metallurgical center; Brasov, a transportation and industrial center; and Craiova, a center of food processing and locomotive manufacturing.
Romania’s official language is Romanian (see Romanian Language), a Romance language derived mainly from Latin. Minority languages include Hungarian, German, Turkish, Serbo-Croatian, and Romani (the language of the Roma). English and French are taught in many schools and are the most common second languages spoken in Romania.
Location : Transylvania – Central Romania
Nearby large town : Brașov (16 miles northeast)
Nearest train station: Brașov
Bran (German: Törzburg; Hungarian: Törcsvár) is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. It lies at 30 km from the city of Brașov and is composed of five villages.
The medieval Bran Castle, built on the site of a Teutonic Knights stronghold dating from 1212, is a popular tourist destination, partly because it resembles the home of Dracula in Bram Stoker’s famous novel.
Although Stoker never visited Transylvania, the Irish author relied on research and his vivid imagination to create the dark and intimidating stomping ground of Count Dracula, leading to persistent myths that it was once the home of Vlad Tepes, ruler of Walachia. While the association with Dracula is sketchy at best, the castle continues to hold a strong attraction for all fans of the Count.
From 1920 to 1957 Bran served as royal residence, a gift of the people of Brasov to Queen Marie of Romania. The castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie.
Narrow winding stairways lead through some 60 timbered rooms, many connected by underground passages, which house collections of furniture, weapons and armor dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries. The castle overlooks the picturesque village of Bran, which offers an open-air Ethnographic Museum consisting of old local-style village houses complete with furniture, household objects and costumes.
Nearby attractions: Rasnov Fortress (7 miles); Brasov (16 miles); Peles Castle in Sinaia (35 miles); the ski resorts in Poiana Brasov (10 miles) and Predeal (15 miles); the medieval cities of Sighisoara (88 miles) and Sibiu (96 miles); Bucharest (110 miles).
CAMP PROGRAM : You can find the full schedule here (save as).
We will arrange transportation for you from Bucharest (from the Henri Coandă International Airport – OTP) – Ploiești – Sinaia – Predeal – Brașov – to Bran (Flo Mari – 3*).
Near the hotel you can find a spa center and some souvenir shops.
Visit to Râșnov Fortress – Bucharest (Airport).
The fee includes:
- Bus transfer from Bucharest to Bran and back (see the program above);
- 6 nights accommodation with fullboard at 3*hotel or at the tent area (according to your choice);
- Visit at Peleș Castle, the summer residence of the romanian kings – without entrance fee (if time allows us to);
- Visit Râșnov Fortress – without entrance fee (if time allows us to);
- Visit Brașov, the nearst big city (if time allows us to);
- Celebration of the 25th anniversary of Active – sobriety, friendship and peace;
- Clubbing, karaoke and other fun activities.