Essentials

  • Passport
    Please check the specific entry requirements into Poland for your country. Citizens of some countries may require a visa. If you do need a visa, please let you coordinator know in plenty of time. It can take some time for visas to be issued.
  • EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)
    This applies to residents of European Union and European Economic Area countries only.
  • Bible and hymnal – bring to every meeting (no PDA’s)
  • Any other health insurance documents

Clothing
Bring enough clothing for one week, since you will not be able to do laundry. Also bring clothing and footwear suitable for outdoor activities and be prepared for wet weather. You will need:

  • Clothes for the meetings: skirts and blouses/tops for the sisters, and smart (dress) trousers and shirts for the brothers, and leather shoes or similar
  • Clothes for the activities, including: a warm top, and trousers and shoes for sports
  • A lightweight waterproof jacket and/or an umbrella for the rain
  • A hat or cap for the sun
  • Flip-flops for the shower

Clothing should have no improper pictures, logos or symbols. No revealing tops or tops that expose the midriff or back. No “low riser” jeans or trousers cut low on the hip (see Rules during the Conference).
Good footwear is essential for the hiking activities. To avoid blisters, footwear should be comfortable, well fitting with good ankle support and well broken in; proper hiking boots (not climbing boots) are preferable.
All bedding will be provided by the house where you will stay.

Toiletries and Personal Items:

  • Soap, towel and deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Sunblock
  • Torch (flashlight)
  • Pens and notepad (for note taking)

Medication (where appropriate):

  • Aspirin/ paracetamol
  • Asthma inhaler
  • Allergy medicine
  • Any other prescribed medication

No electronic items are allowed at the camp  including mobile phones, camera phones, disc-players, MP3 players, iPODS, electronic games, radios, TVs, etc. (see Rules of the Conference). You can bring a purpose-made alarm clock if you need one. Those who require tranlsation in the meetings may also bring a small FM radio. Since PDA’s and iPads are not allowed, you will need to bring your Bible and hymnal. You may bring a camera to take pictures, provided it is solely for that use; camera-phones, etc. are not allowed.

Pocket Money
To be coordinated by each country. Please ask your country coordinator.

Medical Insurance and EHIC
We strongly recommend that everyone take out their own travel insurance before leaving for Poland. Details of insurance must be given as part of registration.
Please also apply for and bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you (EU and EEA countries only). This card entitles residents of these countries to reduced-rate or free medical care while visiting Poland (replaces the former E111). It is free to apply for. For more information please see: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=559&langId=en.