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Camp Serwy

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Michał Babicz Director: Camp Serwy

To pierwszy w Polce, intensywnie sportowy i najbardziej fizycznie wymagający Camp w naszej ofercie. Doskonała lokalizacja, bardzo bogata, corocznie odnawiana baza sportowa  i przede wszystkim świetna serwiańska atmosfera.

Wakacje bez Serw? Serwiańscy Campowicze pewnie sobie tego nie wyobrażają. Ja też!

 

 

Camp badges:

Archery
Football
Swimming
Tennis
Windsurfung
Rowing
Climbing
Sailing
Learn more about badges!

Location
Camp Serwy is located amongst the primeval forests and lakes of Suwalsko-Augustowskie Lake District. Large, crystal clear lakes full of fish with beaches surrounded by pine forests smelling of resin in Puszcza Augustowska make it one of the most beautiful place in Poland (Natura 2000 site, one of the largest compact forest complexes in Poland). Camp Serwy has direct access to Serwy lake, covered by the silence zone. The Augustowski Canal connects it to the most beautiful Polish Czarna Hańcza track.

Infrastructure
Camp Serwy is the oldest camp in our offer and it enjoys a well-established reputation. It has welcomed our young guests since 2001. The camp occupies the area of 8 ha with a long coastal line of Serwy lake. The area of the facility (as in the case of each Camp) is fenced, monitored, guarded and closed for any unauthorised persons. There are three buildings providing accommodation and a “Village” – a forested part of the facility with cabins, as well as activity buildings with a canteen. This year the Camp area increased, for we purchased a new plot to create a large play and fun zone for children and youths.

Sport and educational facilities:
 A sailing port (Optymist, Topaz, Omega, SZ-6, DZ yachts)
 A windsurfing port
 A canoe levee (sport, sit-on-top, tourist canoes, canoes)
 A rowing levee
 A guarded bathing beach
 A professional climbing wall
 Two football pitches (one with FIFA-certified artificial surface and the other with a grass surface)
 A volleyball pitch with artificial surface
 A beach volleyball pitch
 NEW - a playground for children
 A mini-golf course
 A basketball pitch with artificial surface
 A multi-surface mini-pitch only for the youngest kids
 A floorball pitch
 Three tennis courts with artificial surface
 An archery course
 A rope course
 A bike room
 An ecological educational path
 A pavilion with a mini-shop and table-tennis equipment
 Educational rooms
 Common rooms
 A drying room

Board
The Serwy cuisine has won the heart of many a camp participant or instructor. The three meals organised in the form of a buffet offer a full range of versatile, colourful and healthy dishes, including the meals pre-agreed with parents and compliant with individual dietary requirements. Moreover, once a week we offer a “Serwy table” where everyone may taste home-baked bread and meats, lard or cucumbers from our pantry. Marmalade produced by us is available every day in the buffet. Apart from the afternoon snack (we try to offer fruit), we also offer the “open snack cabinet” in the evening, because we know how many calories a young person spending an entire day on fresh air may burn. During the day, unlimited hot tea or water, depending on weather, is available in several spots on the Camp area.

In terms of organisation, the camp is divided into two large parts depending on the age of the children – Camp Serwy Junior (1st to 5th grade of primary school) and Camp Serwy Youth (6th grade of primary school – 3rd grade of high school). 

Thematic activities
Theme camps are offered in a parallel manner in both age groups. The leading activities determine the nature of every camp.

Supplementary activities
Each theme camp is full of supplementary activities. Given the broad range of sport and recreational equipment, every day is filled with intensive activities from morning till evening.

General camp activities
Usually take place in the evening. It is a time of day devoted to common gathering and play of all camp participants in a specific age group – for Camp Serwy Junior and Camp Serwy Youth separately. This is where one may meet friends from a parallel camp during common activities. These include, for example: field games, team games tournaments (e.g. the Serwy Tribes League), bonfires, discos, a field game at night, a swimming marathon, a fest and Serwy Olympic Games. The middle of each term features a Treasure field game for the youngest, the Serwy Trophy for the youth as well as a canoe trip on along Czarna Hańcza. 

At the end of every term competitions are organised, while the achievements of the best participants are rewarded with cups and medals. The winner in the final classification receives the desirable title and the cup of the Best of the Best. The final classification depends on the points earned within a specific basic programme and results in two disciplines selected among the following:

 Triathlon,
 An archery tournament
 Canoe racing
 Swimming competition

Badge-awarding activities are organised for interested participants. Those who have proven their persistence, have made progress and passed the final test, receive brown, silver or gold badges confirming their skills.

The badge programme serves as an additional motivator for camp participants to actively and enthusiastically develop the scope of their knowledge and skills.

Some of them are assigned to camps: football, tennis, sailing, windsurfing. Meanwhile, others are available to everybody: archery, rowing, swimming, climbing.

Accommodation
Rooms sleeping 4/5/6 kids with en suite bathrooms, equipped with single and bunk beds or rooms sleeping 3-4 kids with basins (with shared bathrooms with showers) equipped with single and bunk beds in holiday and training buildings or cabins sleeping 5-9 with bathrooms, equipped with single and bunk beds.

We decided to limit mobile phone use by kids and youths on the area of Camp Serwy. The participants will be allowed to use the mobile phones each Wednesday and Saturday during the dinner break. Outside that period the phones will be deposited in the Camp’s safe.

The price of each camp within Camp Serwy is comprehensive and includes:
 Full programme including all thematic, supplementary and badge-awarding activities as well as general camp events
 Gear and equipment necessary for activities (except for tennis racquets)
 Accommodation in a holiday and training centre in rooms with bathrooms or basins or cabins with full sanitary facilities (depending on a camp)
 Coach transport from Piaseczno to Serwy and from Serwy to Piaseczno
 Full board (three buffet meals per day, afternoon snack, “open snack cabinet”, unlimited tea or water available in several spots all day long and packed lunch for the return trip)
 24-hour care of instructors and tutors
 Medical care
 Accident insurance

Check our photo diaries from the Camp published on our website on a current basis!

Meetings for parents will be held in Warsaw approximately one month before the start of holiday. The date of the meeting will be announced at www.chris.com.pl in May.

Due to rapidly falling dusk we change the time from term 4 - the watches will be set one hour ahead.

NOTE: We recommend concluding resignation insurance with any carrier.

ATTENTION, term 5:

When defining the camp programme for the 8-day term, we decided to focus on intensive thematic activities, which form the core of each camp. We will pursue only certain supplementary activities: sit-on-top and tourist canoes, rowing, canoe, bike trips, a climbing wall, a rope park, an archery course and recreational games.

Badge-awarding activities during term 5 will be limited to badges offered within specific camps, i.e.: tennis, sailing, windsurfing and football. Moreover, due to the shorter period of the camp, the Best of the Best competition will not be organised.

General camp activities during this term include: team games tournament, a bonfire, a disco, a field game at night, a fest, Serwy Olympic Games.