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Letter of Invitation

 10-26 July 2016


      Dear friends!
      The Russian Union of Scouts would like to invite you to spend two unforgettable weeks in a most exciting and unusual way and in such an authentic place - Russia! We offer you a new and thrilling adventure which is sure to give you heaps of fun and pleasure. If you are interested in joining us for a camp full of action then welcome to International Scout Camp "Vetluga-2016”!


Where exactly?: The town of Nizhny Novgorod is situated roughly 420 km to the east of Moscow – which is where the Headquarters of the R.U.S.are located. The Scout Campsite – "Vetluga” is a further 160km north of Nizhny Novgorod. The campsite is beautifully positioned on the edge of a small lake and surrounded by forest. Nothing but pure Russian nature at it’s best and plenty of opportunity to test yourself in real "Taiga”.


Transport: Travelling to Moscow is of course quickest by airplane, but it can also be easily reached by bus or train. Getting to Nizhny Novgorod from Moscow is possible by rail or by road. The last part of the trip, getting to camp, is by train. The journey from Moscow to the campsite can be arranged for you to make things easier!


Dates: 10.07.2016 – 26.07.2016 
Early arrival and late departure are of course possible for scouts groups. 14th -24th July is the most eventful time. We are happy to provide you with home hospitality or you may lodge at our Scout Headquarters in Nizhny Novgorod – all depending on the size of your group or contingency. You will have the opportunity to go on excursions and visit historical places in Nizhny Novgorod, should you wish to. And for those who would like to see the sights of Moscow, we will endeavour to find appropriate accommodation and a guide from the Russian Union of Scout to assist you. However, this will incur an extra fee to cover expenses (board and logdings, trips, etc.). May we point out that you are quite free to join us for only a part of the camp. Please let us know!


In order for us to organize the camp successfully, we would be very grateful if you could provide us with all necessary information concerning your participation as soon as possible!


Prices: Camp fees are €215,- for 16 days per person, including food and transportation from Nizhny Novgorod to the campsite and back. 40,-  per person, for transportation from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod and back.
Payment is to be made in advance and at the latest by 20th May 2016.


Program and entertainment:
      - A themed wide game which involves and unites the whole camp; making for a big competition among all participants;
      - Activities such as canoeing, handy-crafts, climbing, cycling, archery, shooting, First Aid, etc.;
      - International Day: delegations prepare their own games, shows and take part in a Russian Fair;
      - Daily evening shows and entertainment or campfires;
      - hikes;
      - Swimming in the lake on camp and also in the river Vetluga nearby, a short bike ride away or alternatively by truck;
      - Excursions to nearby sights for visiting foreign groups.


Scouts from various places around Russia will be taking part in the Camp and in summer 2016 we are really looking forward to seeing our old foreign friends. We also sincerely hope we will meet lots of new ones! Our International Scout Camp has a friendly and informal atmosphere and provides all scouts with the opportunity to get acquainted with one and other. 

We heartily welcome scouts and leaders of all ages, from any Scout Association or Organisation, whether you choose to come on your own or as a group.

Accomodation on camp is solely under canvas, cooking is mainly done on open fires, gas or any other means are permitted, should you wish to bring your own with you. However, if you do require any equipment, please inform us in advance.

Welcome to «Vetluga-2016» – to the best adventure of the summer!


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