Vässarö

Post tour to the east coast of Sweden and visit to Vässarö Scout Center during four days and three nights.

August 7-10, 2015           Price: SEK2500                 8-12 persons

Register before March 15, 2015

Welcome to travel through a historical part of Sweden and live camp life with Swedish guide!

For more information about this trip, please contact Carl-Henrik Guste at ch@guste.se or Paula Kaaremo at paula.k@glocalnet.net

We start our journey in Sigtuna, one of the oldest cities in Scandinavia, on Friday after lunch. We travel northeast and pass Uppsala the university city were the Swedish archbishop presides over the Swedish church. We will visit the royal mounds close to Old Uppsala where there are remains from the old heathen time and the Vikings. We travel in the historical county Uppland. The county Uppland was in old times one of many small countries before Sweden became one united country.

In Uppland you will find lots of historical remains. From here many of the Vikings started their eastward tours and at many places you will find memorial stones telling about battles far away from home.

We pass a bridge at Älmsta close to the coast and now we are on a long island, Väddö, situated along the coast. The road takes us north to a little fishing village of Grisslehamn. We travel further north, passing some small beautiful islands connected by bridges and finally we reach Singö and the little harbor at Strömsviken where the boats from the camp island land. We leave the cars and bring our rucksacks with the most important equipment you need during the camp days and enter the boat.

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About Vässarö Scout Center.

Vässarö Scout Center is the largest permanent youth camp in Sweden. It is owned and run by the Stockholm District of the Swedish Guide and Scout Association and have approximately 50,000 overnight guests a year in tents and in cabins.

Vässarö is not only visited by scout groups, but also by other youth organizations, such as sports clubs, groups of children with disabilities, school classes etc. They organize two Christian confirmation camps each summer, a sailing and wilderness camp for scouts and non-scouts aged 10-13, handicraft camps and sailing courses.

The island offers you countless possibilities for a fun and exciting program. Forest, meadows, seashore rocks and the sea itself may be used in many ways.

Hikes, walks, pioneering, campfires, treasure hunts, candlelight trails and, of course, the opportunity to study nature from various aspects. Vässarö has some Program activities that may be included as a part of our visit. We will arrive to the special built harbor Djupvik (Deep bay) and walk up to the Camp center. We will arrive in time for dinner, served in the big dining hall. After dinner we will be placed in some of the small cabins or, if you prefer, in a tent. When you are settled, we meet for some information about camp routines, the program and about what is going on at the island just now.

In this presentation the staff will offer some suggestions of land based and sea based activities, but of course you are free to organize the activity in other ways at your convenience. Some of the activities have to be booked in advance: sailing, canoeing and the Trapper Trail are among them.

We will also visit the sailing center and hopefully some of you will be able to make a sailing or canoe trip.

There will also be time for your free choice of activities, walking in the forest or swimming.

The program staff wishes to point out that all activities should be conducted in an environmentally safe way, bearing in mind that nature is not an endless resource.

Monday morning we leave by boat to Singö. We travel to Älmsta where we are welcome to visit Roslagen Maritime Museum where we also will meet an English-speaking guide. After having lunch we start the way south to Stockholm.

If you want to know more about Vässarö Scout Center go to website vassaro.scout.se or instagram.com/vassaro.

 

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