SpringCamp 2021.

program

Day#1 01.May

  • Arrival of volunteers in Perast, Boka Kotorska Bay
  • Meeting and socializing in Perast
  • 15.00h transfer from Perast to Grkavac, small settlement positioned at the foot of Velji Vrh montain, above the Bay of Kotor
  • Setting up the campsite in Grkavac
  • Acquainting the hosts of the Spring Camp and presenting the working plan
  • Dinner by the campfire and overnight in tents

Below is the copy of the last regular Spring Camp program, planed in 2020.
Hopefully we get back with a new standard 10 day program in 2022, once volunteers get back the "freedom travel confidence" !

Volunteers will clear the overgrown trails, refresh the signange and collect plastic and other rubbish on the Coastal Mountaineering Transversal .

SpringCamp 2020 Program

Day#2 02.May

  • Breakfast
  • Clearance of the hiking trail: Grkavac – Crkvice
  • Lunch break on the trail between 13h and 14h
  • Continuation of the trail’s maintenance
  • After the work is finished, hiking back to the campsite in Grkavac
  • Dinner by the campfire and overnight in tents in Grkavac campsite

Day#3 03.May

  • Breakfast
  • Clearance continuation of the hiking trail: Grkavac - Crkvice
  • Lunch break on the trail between 13h and 14h
  • Continuation of the trail’s maintenance
  • After the work is finished, hiking back to the campsite in Grkavac
  • Dinner by the campfire and overnight in tents in Grkavac campsite

Day#4 04.May

  • Breakfast, than tents packing and preparing the camp for moving
  • Transfer to the trailhead at the oposite - Crkvice side. Volunteers are going to hike, testing the trill and beauty of the complete trail we were working on. On the way we will do the checking and lighter clearance of last overgrown remains.
  • Lunch break on the trail between 13h and 14h
  • Arrival in Grkavac
  • Transfer down to the coast, shorter transfer to Morinj, the closest settlement to Grkavac. A local friend from Morinj will provide hot shower for tired volunteers
  • Transfer to the vilage of Ubalac from where we will hike and carry camping equipment to the next campsite, positioned at ridges of Vranovo brdo montain at fantastic position direct above the Bay
  • Setting up the camp
  • Dinner by the campfire and overnight in tents at Vranovo Brdo ridge

Day#5 05.May

  • After breakfast at the exiting viewpoint at Boka Kotorska Bay, volunteers will start clearance work on the trail Vranovo brdo - Perast
  • Lunch break on the trail between 13h and 14h
  • Continuation of the trail's maintenance
  • After the work is finished, hiling back to the campsite at Vranovo brdo
  • Dinner by the campfire and overnight in the tents

Day#6 06.May

  • The 6th of May, also known as ''Djurdjevdan'' is a spring welcoming holiday celebrated throughout Balkans. Dating from ancient times, it represnts the first day of spring when people should go outdoors, swim in the water or walk barefoot and reconnect with the mother Earth. on this day, the Spring Camp has special program: hiking and excursions
  • Hiking down to Perast and having a shorter drink break or swim in the sea
  • Boat reserved for Spring Camp volunteers will bring us to the "Our Lady of the Rocks", the charming church made on an arteficial islet across Perast, where we will get a guided visit of this, very important cultural site of the bay
  • Boat trip across Kotor Bay
  • Arrival in Kotor and free time for getting introduced with the Old town of Kotor
  • Transfer back from Kotor to Perast
  • Dinner in exclusive "Conte" restaurant in Perast
  • Transfer to Ubalac village from where we will hike (20min) back to our campsite
  • Overnight in campsite at Vranovo Brdo ridge

Day#7 07.May

  • Breakfast, tent packing and preparing the camp for moving to the new campsite
  • Hiking with the camping equipment to our vans and trasfer to Perast
  • Meintenance of the Vranovo Brdo- Perast trail
  • Lunch break on the trail between 13h and 14h
  • Continuation of the trail's maintenance
  • After the work is over, hiking back to our vans
  • Transfer across the Montenegro coast, heading the Bartula village in Stari Bar area
  • Shower, dinner and overnight in Bartula campsite hidden in olive forest

Day#8 08.May

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Velji Mikulići village, at the foot of Rumija and Lisinj mountains (1.30h)
  • Clearance of the trail between Dobri Do - Velji Mikulići - Pajka pass
  • Lunch break on the trail between 13h and 14h
  • Hiking to Gornje Pode village
  • Continuation of the trail's maintenance
  • Transfer from Gornje Pode to Bartula campsite
  • Dinner and overnight in Bartula campsite

Day#9 11.May

  • The last day of our gathering so volunteers are going to spend it relaxed and get introduced with local area
  • After the breakfast, volunteers will hike to Stari Bar through old olive forest (1h)
  • Sightseeing of the "Kaldrma" street with stop for refreshment in some of bars
  • Optinal tour of ruins of the old town of Stari Bar
  • Transfer to the town of Bar and having a lunch break there
  • Walking, swimming at Bar beach
  • Return to Bartula camp
  • Barbeque an party in Bartula campsite
  • Overnight in tents

Day#10 12.May

  • Goodbyes and thanks to the volunteers !

Recommended things to bring:

  • Hiking shoes
  • Sleeping bag and mat
  • Light tent
  • Light backpack with 1.5l water-gear
  • Rain gear (waterproof jacket/pants)
  • Fleece jacket
  • Some working clothes
  • Headlamp
  • Swimming gear and towel

Sleeping bag is the only thing you should necessarily bring (preferably a mat too) !

All other items from our list are not obligatory but recommended to
have.

“Spring Camp” is the place for sharing and organizers will do the best to make your stay more comfortable. So don’t worry if your list of things/equipment doesn’t fit with our recommendations.

If you are having your own tent (a light tent is preferable), we will appreciate if you bring it as we are having limited number of our own tents. If not, we will provide you with a good quality tent.

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Regarding to luggage transports between the campsites, it is going to be provided by vehicles, so don’t be afraid if your luggage weight is bit oversized for carrying it on trail.

Expected weather in May is warm during the day (up to 25+ C), but nights are still fresh and in extreme cases the lowest temperatures could be close to 0 C, what is not to be expected in general.

A team of film makers will record the events in the camp thus making an easily accessible story about the event and the area where it would be conducted.