Sommercamps 2011

06. Juli 2011 · 17:11 · Alter: 13 Jahre

Workshops, Vorträge und Gedankenmassage -
Blockade- und Klettertrainings, Komposttoiletten und Solarduschen bauen,
Car-Walking und den Einsatz in der Clownsarmee üben... für politisch
aktive Menschen gibt es auch dieses Jahr wieder viele tolle Sommercamps. Wer weitere kennt kann sie uns ja mal mailen, wir freuen uns auch über Fotos und Berichte von Camps, die wir dann hier auch veröffentlichen. Dann  also auf zu einem aktiven Sommer...

Auszug aus Bewegungs taz:

*17. bis 19. Juni*
Action, Mond und Sterne
Simmersfeld, Nordschwarzwald

*23. bis 26. Juni*
NaJu Baden Wüttemberg
Schwäbische Alb nahe Münsingen

*25. Juni bis 02. Juli*
Eine Erde Camp (für 13-26 jährige)
Wirberg (Reiskirchen) bei Gießen

*30. Juni bis 02. Juli*
New Direction - DIY Punk Hardcore Festival
Herrenberg bei Stuttgart

*24. Juli bis 3. August*
Rotes Sommercamp (Falken Sachsen)
Ökohof Auterwitz

*29. Juli bis 07. August*
Das linke Camp zur rechten Zeit 2011
Biesenthal bei Berlin

*30. Juli bis 7. August *
"Ravenisland" Linksjugend ['solid] Sommercamp 2011 Rabeninsel bei Jena

*01. bis 08. August*
Festival La Libertad
Gersdorf bei Roßwein (Sachsen)

*03. bis 08. August*
Sommer, Sonne, Antifa
Oberhausen Ruhrgebiet

*05. bis 14. August*
get a life
Das herrschaftskritische Sommercamp

*06. bis 13. August*
Sommercamp NaturFreunde Deutschlands
Lienz / Osttirol

*07. bis 14. August*
Klima- und Energiecamp Lausitz
Ort: Jänschwalde nahe Cottbus

*09. bis 14. August*
European Network Academy 2011 von attac
im Uni-Campus Freiburg

*25. bis 28. August*
Änder das!-Bündniscamp
Landkreis Branim (Brandenburg)

*26. August bis 04. September*
Klimacamp 2011
Braunkohlegebiet bei Köln

*01. bis 04. September*
WELTbewusst Sommertreffen

Erlebnishof bei Hannover

und hier noch eine Liste internationaler Camps (zusammengestellt von EYFA:

1. Climate Camp Italy
2. Queeristan
3. Istanbul LGBT Pride Week
4. Makvärket Building Festival
5. Space Camp
6. Climate Camp Belgium
7. Animal Rights Gathering
8. Anarchist Summer Camp
9. War Starts Here
10. Ecotopia Bike Tour
11. Eco-Camp Khimki-2011
12. LUNI Summer Camp
13. DIY Bike Fest
14. European Hitchhiking Gathering
15. Climate Camp Germany
16. Earth First Summer Gathering
17. Nyeleni Europe Forum on Food Sovereignty
18. Olkiluoto NPP Blockade
19. No Borders Camp Bulgaria
20. International Anti-Nuclear Gathering
21. Outdoor Skillshare
22. Stop the Arms Fair
23. Reclaim the Fields Camp1

1. Climate Camp Italy
June 17-19
Milan, Italy

The first Italian Climate Camp takes place this weekend in Milan.  Each
day has a different theme, such as 'Soil as a Common Good' on Saturday,
and a critical mass on Sunday's 'Hands on the City.'

The camp is part of a campaign to stop Milan's bid to host the 2015
Universal Expo.  The camp itself is set up in a newly built district,
which is part of the gentrification push taking place to try and secure
the Expo.

It might be too late to get in on the action, but you can keep up what has
been happening by visiting the websites:

2. Queeristan
June 17-19
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

If you happen to be nearby Amsterdam this weekend, head out to
Schijnheilig to take part in a queer weekend of activism and resistance at

Three days of workshops and direct action, which will explore issues of
solidarity, privilege, power and sex.  From transphobia to sex work, from
solidarity to clowning, conversations and workshops will be diverse and
work towards “reclaiming our bodies and minds.”

And parties.  Don't forget the queertastic parties!

3. Istanbul LGBT Pride Week
June 20-26
Istanbul, Turkey

The theme of this year's Istanbul LGBT Pride Week is “taboo.”  Events
include panel discussions, workshops, film screenings, parties, a picnic,
performances, students' gathering, dance workshops, a costume workshop,
and more.

For the full programme in english:

4. Makvärket Building Festival
July 1-31
Knabstrup, Denmark

Makvärket is a huge, old tile and brick factory that is now being turned
into a culture and environment collective, creating autonomous spaces for
cooking, workshops, circus and loads of practical experiments with
sustainability and horizontal democracy.

In July there will be loads of workshops and events; from building compost
toilets for festival use, to mobile solar showers, from metal work to
dancing, socialising and exchanging dreams and ideas for our common

Makvärket is situated in Knabstrup, 80 km from Copenhagen and can be
reached by train from Copenhagen main station in an hour.

5. Space Camp
July 2-7
Northern Moldova

Space Camp is a self-organised camp about the organisation of free spaces,
for all people interested in alternative forms of culture and living

The camp will take place in a park with several abandoned buildings, a
lake and natural, isolated surroundings.  The aim is to make the area
usable in the longer-term, and also to share ideas and experiences via
workshops, discussions and communal living.

The organisers are asking for participants to contact them by June 25th to
help with planning and preparations.

6. Climate Camp Belgium
July 6-11
Antwerp, Belgium

This year's Belgian Climate Camp will focus on emissions trading and the
impact of new road infrastructure around Antwerp.  Everyone is invited to
come along for a week full of interesting workshops, meetings, ecological
living and direct action.

7. Animal Rights Gathering
July 15-17
Dutch countryside, near Amsterdam

The International Animal Rights Gathering is an annual event which brings
together activists from all over the world for a weekend of workshops,
talks, discussions, films, information stalls, entertainment and
networking. The aim of the Gathering is to promote and improve
co-operation and co-ordination between activists from many different
countries, with the aim of building a strong coherent global movement to
fight animal exploitation and spread compassion.

8. Anarchist Summer Camp

July 18-25

The Anarchist Summer Camp in Austria will bring together people from
different places, regions and with different experiences and backgrounds
in order to test a liberated life.  Everyone is invited who can identify
with emancipation and domination-critical ideas. You do not know with any
theories or already be active in a collective.

What happens at the camp will depend on what you make of it and what will
emerge spontaneously on site. There is not a finished program, rather it
is about to engaging, stimulating discussions and workshops. The end of
the camp is a reflection of those present, so everyone is responsible for
the everyday things that can arise to the camp and to keep it going.

There is no fixed organisation team this year, but some individuals have
organised enough money to pay the fee on a camp site and collected ideas
about how the camp might look like.  Since there is no fixed organisation
team, “the whole cycle of the camp reflects the means of all people
attending the camp.”

A list of things which are needed can be found on:

Further informations about the camp can be found at

9. War Starts Here
July 22-29
Luleå, Sweden

The 22-29th of July, Luleå in northern Sweden: War Starts Here!  Join the
international action camp against the NEAT military exercise area, the
biggest military training ground in Europe. There will be a huge mass
action on the 26th of July, and seminars with translations every day at
the camp.   Join to protest against all violent expressions of militarism.

For more info, see

10. Ecotopia Biketour
July 26-August 31
Florence-Pisa-Tyrrhenian Coast-Rome-Campolattaro-Benevento-Napoli-Pippio,

The theme of this year's biketour is sustainable agriculture and food
sovereignty.  The tour will start in Florence and finish in Pippio,
visiting ecofarms, nature reserves, communes and community projects along
the way.

The full route is approximately 1200km long, but you can also join for
just part.  Participants should be interested in environmental and social
justice issues an want to take part in actions as well as learning about
sustainability.  You should also be interested in taking an active part in
the group, including helping with daily tasks and participating in
consensus decision-making.  You should also be able to cycle about 50km
per day!

To find out more visit the website:

11. Eco-camp Khimki-2011
Beginning July 27-August 6
Moscow region, Russia

Activists of civil, environmental, human rights and other organizations
are welcome to take part in this camp, against the destruction of Moscow's
forests.  The camp will include protest actions, workshops and trainings.

The Khimki forest has already become the symbol of the struggle of Russian
society against the corrupted state. Now the Solnechnogorsk and Klin
forests in the region of Moscow are under the threat of destruction, as
the authorities plan to build the toll-highway 'Moscow-St.Petersburg'
there as well. And even that's not enough for them - there is one more
toll-road with wide infrastructure planned closer to Moscow city - Central
Ring High Way (TSKAD).

This Eco-camp in defense of Moscow forests is organized by the Moscow
group of "Autonomous Action," members of radical-ecological movement
"Rainbow Keepers" and other environmentalists, anarchists and

The camp will be open on July 27. The place will be announced just before
the opening, considering the monitoring of the forest-cuts and work-plans
of construction of the toll-roads in the region. The camp is planned to be
working until August 6th.

You can contact the organizing committee of the camp and send your
application via

More information is available in Russian at:

12. LUNI summer camp
July 29 – 31
near Vilnius, Lithuania

The non-formal communal initiative LUNI (Free University), aimed at
creating alternative to established model of education, is organising a
summer camp. It will be two days of theoretical and practical activities,
open discussions, movie screenings, etc. The camp will take place in a
picturesque area 65 km from Vilnius, near the lake and organic garden:

The camp will be DIY and the program will be set up according to
suggestions of participants: give a talk, workshop, hold a discussion on
any topic yourself or suggest someone who can do this. Send suggestions to
luni.stovykla [at] or just write in “Facebook” page:!/event.php?eid=166756420054127

More about LUNI:

Website for the camp in Lithuanian:

13. DIY Bike Fest
August 5-7
Scheveningen, The Netherlands

DIY Bikefest is a DIY organised festival for bicycle freaks, punx and
pirates. It will take place at the Piratenbar squat next to the sea in the
harbor of Scheveningen.  There will be lots of working, welding and
building bikes, workshops, bike-attack bikewars, bakfietsraces,
infostands, bands  and DJs, vegan food and more more more.

14. European Hitchhiking Gathering
August 5-9
Kara Dere, Bulgaria

Calling all hitchhikers, crazy adventurers, hardcore travellers and
first-timers to gather in Kara Dere, Bulgaria on the 5th of August 2011 to
meet fellow hitchhikers, exchange stories and experiences, have fun and be
part of a growing community.

15. Climate Camp Germany
August 7-14
Jänschwalde/Brandenburg, Germany

The climate camp will be a space for networking, knowledge exchange and
debate on the one hand, but also a space to show practical resistance and
to implement direct action.  The camp will represent a field of
experimentation for a different kind of life: resource efficient,
grassroots and self-organised.
This year's German camp will take place in Brandenburg, where an important
decision will be made this year  in regards to the false solution of
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology.  “Clean coal” is being used
as an excuse by those in power to continue using brown coal in energy
production and avoid energy decentralisation.

16. Earth First Summer Gathering
August 10-15
East Anglia, England

A week of workshops, training and planning for a life of ecological defence.
There'll be a huge number of workshops focused on sharing skills and
ideas, planning campaigns and networking for all aspects of ecological and
social resistance. These will include community organising, planning
actions, halting building and mining projects, legal info, workplace
struggles, climbing, squatting, blockading, wild food, avoiding burn-out,
breaking security cordons, self-defence...

17. Nyeleni Europe Forum on Food Sovereignty
August 16-21
Krems Austria

>From August 16-21 a mass meeting of groups, unions, associations and
collectives of farmers, students, activists, ecologists, agricultural
workers and landless youth and all others who are working for food
sovereignty in Europe and in the world is being planned.
The meeting aims to act as a catalyst for grassroots organisers to build
new ways of organising our food systems, away from corporate control and
the WTO framework, and towards food sovereignty and meeting people's
needs.  It will provide space to define the struggles and strategies
necessary to create a movement for Food Sovereignty which can challenge
today's dominant forces of production and consumption.
For more information and to register for the forum:

18. Olkiluoto NPP Blockade
August 20
Olkiluoto, Finland

After the first successful, publicly announced blockade of an atomic plant
in Finland last year, a second big, international blockade action has just
been announced.  You are invited to join the action yourself or with your
group, to contribute your support for the preparation and to spread the

Finland is “the” symbolic country for the so-called “nuclear renaissance.”
 The blockade aims to show the world that there is no future in nuclear
power at all, and that the international community of anti-nuclear
activists is supporting each other, since the radioactive threat doesn't
stop at national borders.

19. No Borders Camp Bulgaria
August 25-29
the border between Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

Following the EU eastward expansion, countries like Bulgaria and Romania
are progressively cracking down on those that try to cross their borders
and rampantly working against freedom of movement. The Bulgarian
government’s current target date for joining the Schengen agreement is
2012. The border control between Bulgaria and Turkey is cited as the
biggest problem Bulgaria is faced with in order for the country to join
Schengen. Following the participation of Bulgarian border police in
FRONTEX operations along the Greek-Turkish border, there is talk of
extending the agency’s operations to the border between Bulgaria and
Turkey.  These developments, together with the deterioration of the
migrants’ situation in neighboring Greece, are the two immediate reasons
for organizing a No Border camp at the border between Bulgaria, Greece and
Turkey in the coming summer.

The organising group in Bulgaria is still looking for help in setting up,
especially with fundraising, medics and lawyers.  Find out more and get in
touch if you can help:

20. International Anti-Nuclear Gathering
first week of August
České Budějovice, Czech Republic

The next Anti-Nuclear Gathering will take place in the first week of
August.   The last networking gathering was organised by the Nuclear
Heritage Nework in Helsinki in March 2011, while smaller gatherings took
place in summer 2010 in ten cities as part of the Baltic Sea Info Tour.

This time there will be a small camp in the garden on an anti-nuclear
activist.  Don't forget to bring camping gear, leaflets, photos, films and
other materials documenting anti-nuclear activities.  As capacity is
limited, please announce yourself on contact [at] as
soon as possible.

Additional information available soon:

21. Outdoor Skillshare
August 26-29
South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Coal Action Scotland warmly invites you to join us in beautiful rural
South Lanarkshire for a weekend of skillsharing and workshops about
outdoor life and resistance techniques. From mass catering to foraging
wild foods, from land defence to self defence, from climbing trees to
digging tunnels and everything between; come and learn new skills, meet
new people and share your experiences with others.

This skillshare will be a safe, inclusive and participatory environment
for learning new, interesting and transferable skills and is open to
people of all abilities and experiences. Whatever your particular
campaign, whatever interests or excites you, the skillshare will be a
creative melting pot of ideas and techniques to sustain life and resist
oppression (however it manifests itself).

Check the website or join the mailing list on:

22. Stop the Arms Fair
September 13
London, England

This September, the world’s biggest arms fair – DSEi – will be back at the
ExCeL conference centre in London Docklands.

Over 1200 arms companies will be hawking their deadly wares to 25000
buyers from around the world, including military delegations from
repressive, human-rights abusing regimes. This year, for the first time,
the UK government will be inviting paramilitaries and border security

Make no mistake; this is the big one – the nexus of capitalism, war and
repression. Will we let this obscene event pass off unopposed? NO WE
WON’T!  The 'Stop the Arms Fair Coalition' are calling on everyone to take
part in the Day of Action against DSEi on Tuesday September 13th.

23. Reclaim the Fields Camp 2011
September 21-30
Rosia Montana, Romania

The third Reclaim the Fields Camp will take place in Rosia Montana, where
people have been defending their land for ten years against criminal
corporate land grabbing, robbery and exploitation.  The village in the
Apuseni Mountains in Romania is under threat of being destroyed by a gold
mining project.

The camp aims to share experiences, exchange skills and knowledge,
reinforce local movements and to find links between each other and other
anti-capitalist and anti-colonialist movements.  A General Assembly of
Reclaim the Fields will be held, and there will be many opportunities to
learn about access to land and food sovereignty.

The program is participative and the kitchen and camp logistics are being
organised collectively.  Get in touch if you would like to help in the
organisation process, and expect to contribute to the running of the camp
whilst you're there.

For more information and to register: