Spring Camp 2023

30 May - 2 June 2023

Spring Camp: From the Great-grandfather of the Czech to the Golem

During the holidays, which are in England at the turn of May and June, we traditionally organise a spring camp. This time it took place in the wonderful surroundings of The Mill Residential Centre in Surrey from May 30th to June 2nd. The topic was Czech fables and legends, as the title “From the great-grandfather of the Czech to the Golem” suggests.

On the very first day after our arrival, we managed to make bread according to the secret family recipe of the Czech great-grandfather, and before it rose, we went on a boar hunt with Bivoj. Like our ancestors we also tackled obstacles, in the rope centre, in search of a land rich in milk and curds.

The next day was marked by the heroic Bruncvík, thanks to whom the Czech Republic has a lion in its coat of arms. The children invented their own emblems and weapons as members of Bruncvík’s troupe. We also made original camp t-shirts using the bleaching technique and set out to conquer Říp, aka the local hill. Although we didn’t win a lion for our merits, we were treated to wonderful schnitzel with mashed potatoes and a chocolate bun.

On the last day before departure, we became alchemists at the court of Rudolph II., and we made the philosopher’s stone, potions, and the famous Golem.

It was a fantastic four days full of sun and joy, bonfires, and singing. The children liked the path of courage the most, which they heroically managed on the last evening. The children took away wonderful experiences and everyone is really looking forward to the next camping trip.