Mainly in Europe, dedicated members of the hospitality networks have been organising events. These are not simple meet ups for one evening in a bar like those happening all over the world every day. No, what we are talking about here are multiple day events with a festival-like character. Some of these meetings take place in big cities, others are organized as real camps in the countryside. Sometimes the participants stay in the same place, other times they are hosted by local members of hospitality networks. The programmes usually feature cultural activities in the daytime and parties in the evenings. The difference from normal hospitality meetings is not only the multiple day character but also the target group. Couchsurfing Camps are not organised only for the local community and the few travellers in town; these events are meant to attract people from abroad.
...and so it happens. By now there are around 50 annual events throughout the year, so nearly every weekend members of the hospitality networks go travelling to get to the next big event. At every major event, you can always find a large number of well known faces. People get to know each other and many of them attend these events above all to meet each other again. As mentioned before, the frequent participants of Couchsurfing Camps have developed to become a community within a community. And with every new event this community grows bigger and gets stronger. Some people say it is the only place where you can find the spirit of the early days, which got lost when websites got sold to investors, but that is a different story...
This is an overview of all repetitive, and confirmed one-off Couchsurfing Camps we know about. Here you can find the basic data about all City Gatherings and Outdoor Camps in a simple overview, along with a short description by the organizers.
sightseeing tours | cultural walks| handicraft market | pcnics | bars and clubs | BBQ| wine tasting | cheese and salami degustation
The idea of the Córdoba Coush Crash is to make the visitors to get to know the city, its culture, and its people. Therefore, all the activities take place in Córdoba or nearby. All activities are really connected with the city's culture, food and habits. There will be meetings for meals, walks in the city, wine tasting, clubs, and typical activities the people perform in Córdoba.
micro brewries | chocolate museum | kayaking | rafting | football | volleyball | chill out | BBQ | swimming | rock climbing | bonfire | drinking games | parties
The Belgium Summer Camp is a yearly hospitality exchange event located in The Ardennes southern Belgium. The region is regarded as Belgium's wildest area with plenty of extensive forests and rolling hills. It's easy to reach the camp by train and Brussels is only 1 hour by car. One week of wild camping, craziness and eveyone could have his own program on the camp ground. Year after year we came up to the conclusion that it's kinda useless to make a program of the event, all depends on the weather, people motivation... Some people just prefer to chill out.
We will stay close to Split in Camping houses with private beach, a volleyball court and BBQ places. On our camping groundwe have Supermarket , a bar and WIFI access. We have booked beds for 50 people
As usual we do it as potluck rule - we bring our own food and we share with everybody just like true CS spirit. There will be party in the morning and party in the evening. We also plan some hiking trips, and scuba diving for beginners - If you like you can take a boat trips to visit some islands, and Dalmatian evening parties.
People from all over world are invited - take your friend, family all people with CS Spirit.
Welcome to the heart of South Moravia. Wine place,beer place, famous because... well check out wikipedia right? Let's go to the core. Second biggest city of Czech Rep but nobody dare to stop...everything is Prague,Viena,Bratislava,Budapest when it comes for traveler and we need to spread the word that they are wrong! A lot of CS in this young student city and almost no travelers. Not cool! And it' s need to be change So come to Brno and enjoy the weekend planning!
Czech Surfing has a new name: Prague Hospex Camp!
CzechSurfing is a successful series of great international events which began in 2008.
It is a special occasion to meet many travelers and spend a wonderful weekend in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
During the festival there will be several events every day and a main party on Saturday night.
Every year Tallinn Sauna Camp is one of the first events of the camps season. Early spring is quite cold in Estonia so there is nothing better to do than having a great party in a sauna. Spend a weekend in the Estonian capital and explore its sights, its culture, and its people.
sauna | swimming | hiking | games & sports | potluck dinner | BBQ | party | chillout
This is Finland, so obviously going to sauna will be part of the daily routine! And there is a nice lake next to the sauna where we can happily jump for a refreshing swim!
The forest is around us: walking and hiking around is strongly suggested!
Grills and other cooking facilities will be available to use so no risk to starve.
That’s it? Of course not!
We are gonna grill and cook together, playing outside, maybe drinking a beer or two in the process and then dancing our asses off all night long!
quiz | party | soup degustation | live music | picnic | games | karaoke | brunch
Every years the Soup Festival happens in Lille in the popular district of Wazemmes. This is the occasion to celebrate Spring with a big Couchsurfing Meeting.
There is a soup contest to elect the "Gold ladle". You can find liters of soup with many tastes and many colors. You can find anything, from the traditional and fantastic "oignon soup" to the shady soup which can win the "more dubious soup contest". You will discover as well soups from the entire world.
But it's as well the day where you will see street theaters, conferences (!), brass bands, free concerts...
hiking | sightseeing | BBQ | bonfire| ralley | olympic games | theme party | DJs | calva/cider tasting
The Normandy Summer Camp (« NSC ») is the the biggest hospitality event in the West of France.
Each year the camp is in an incredible location in Normandy with the mascot « Canavache » (a cow/sofa). Many activities are proposed with a theme party (every year on saturday evening with a BBQ & a bonfire). NSC spirit: a friendly weekend where it is possible to chat with a reasonable number of people… NCS is a bit like a great family party, an eco-meeting (local products/ecocup…) & a participative event. Since 2012 this meeting has been sold out every year.
Paris Rendez-Vous is one of the biggest and oldest hospitality city invasions in Europe. All activities are located in Paris or its suburbs. Participants can decide which events they want to participate in during the day
as there are many choices. Every night during the invasion there is only ONE main event so everyone is supposed to go there to meet the other participants.
Berlin, the German capital is not only famous for its alternative lifestyle, electronic music and history. it is also one of thee greenest capitals in the world. Within the city limits you cannot only find forest but also a huge number of lakes.
In summer 2016 the organizers of "Back to Berlin" will revive the tradition of the legendary Berlin Beach Camp. Berlin Beach Camp used to be the biggest hospex event in the world. From 2005 till 2009, up to 1,200 people came together to spend an unforgetable time at a lake in Berlin. Come to Berlin in July 2016 and see the return of a legend.
BBQ | hiking | swimming | mountain biking | sightseeing | city tour
The Freiburg CS community invites you to see some of the best of what the sunniest city in Germany, and surrounding area has to offer. Wonderful waterfalls, hiking through deep forest, getting muddy on your mountain bike, views from hills over the city, beautiful old buildings, cobbled streets, BBQ, beer, partying and picnicking.
Now is the time to discover or rediscover the capital of the Black Forest. We will not spare you the clichés because they are honestly pretty funny for people visiting here (make sure you don't fall in the Bächle and get wet, or you might end up marrying a Freiburger & never leaving!), but do promise you the opportunity to discover other aspects of our beloved city.
party | sightseeing | free hugs | museum tour | potluck chill out | hiking
Minga Mog Di (MDM) is the annual Couchsurfing weekend event of Munich for locals and guests from all over the world. The events are located within or close to the city centre and can be easily reached by local transport. Participants can decide whether they want to take part in all events or just some and spent more time on they own with newly found friends. MMD is famous for its parties and attraction for beer lovers.
The BIG Franconian Meeting, is the BIG city event of the Franconian Couchsurfing and Hospitality community in Nuremberg. It's also one of the oldest still existing events of this kind in Europe. Every year in the beginning of August couchsurfers from all over the world are invited to come to Nuremberg, to spend a great and fun weekend, discovering Nuremberg and it's surroundings in various activities. It's usually "a weekend of pure fun, meeting old and making new friends, discovering Nuremberg, having delicious food, beer and many other things!"
hiking | workshops | games | sightseeing | BBQ | bonfire | live bands | DJs | sauna | spa swimming | wine tasting | international night
Mont Royal Summer Camp (MRSC) is the one of the biggest and oldest annual Hospitality events in Europe. The camp is located close by the ruins of an old fortress on a hill above the Moselle valley. Participants can decide wether they want to take part in activities or if they want to spent their time on the spot. MRSC is famous for its relaxed atmosphere and and community character. During Krakow Winter Camp it one the inofficial CS Award for "Camp of the Year".
trekking on Amalfi Coast | swimming | live music | local traditions | local food
Couchsurfing Naples organizes this event that takes place at one of the most beautiful coastal strips of Europe. The event is intended for people from around the world who want to know this wonderful place in Italy.
meetings | tram party | main party |sightseeing | BBQ | live bands |DJs |flash mobs
The CS Bday in Milan is known as one of the cool meetings around the world. All the organizers work hard to make it better and unforgettable year by year. One of the features is that every year there is a particular theme that flows the cool name chosen...
2007 - MI1 MI ONE
2008 - MI2 MI TOO
2009 - MI3 MI TRIP
2010 - MI4 This Is 4 MI
2011 - MI5 GIVE MI 5
2012 - MI6 Six With MI
2013 - MI7 Milan007
2014 - MI8 LOVE MI 8ATE MI
2015 - MI9 DON'T TELL MI 9
2016 - LOVE MI 10DER
Many events in 4 days that will change your life FOREVER!
This Meeting in Milan is famous coz' it just rocks you, no time to relax: Guaranteed!
meetings | tram party | carnival main party | sightseeing | BBQ | live bands | DJs | flash mobs
The CS Carnival in Milan is known as the coolest one. All the organizers work hard to make it better and unforgettable year by year.
Each year there is a particular theme, e.g. on 2014 "TraNs Party", 2015 "Alice in WonderMILANd".
4 events in 3 days that will change your life FOREVER!
- the Legendary Tram Party/black edition (always sold out in few weeks), 2 trams fully equipped with drinks lights dj and live music. There is no Milano Meeting without the Tram Party! Trams will drive around the streets of Milano while you sing, dance & share YOUR LOVE!!!
- after Party following the "black rabbit-tram"
- ad hoc activities
- the Coolest Main Party... if you’ve been with us the last carnival, you don’t need further explanations.
- Chill Out time or BBQ for the farewell meeting
The Carnival in Milan is famous coz' it just rocks you, no time to relax: Guaranteed!
day hike | overnight hike | workshops | yoga | meditation | sightseeing | bonfire | pizza | visit to the cold lake, |swimming | local festivals | hike to the castle
Italy summercamp takes place on a rustic ecofarm on the edge of the Abruzzi National Park. There are lots of optional fun activities such as hiking, yoga, meditation, visit to the cold lake. Making pizza in an old wood-burning oven and visit to the local festivals.
Although the place is rustic, we have drinking water, well water for showering, bamboo showers, and latrins. We also have lots of firewood available.
At this camp the participants themselves are in charge of cooking. We just provide logistical information and they will do the rest. Normally they buy food together from the closeby local store and they cook together. Please bring your own food for the first day. Thank you.
You will need a flash light, comfortable shoes, sleeping bag. A tend. Although it will be possible to arrange in advance to share one with someone else.
skydiving| white water rafting | paragliding | beach volleyball and football tournament | white party | wishing lanterns night | the virgin party (all men dress like women) | cave boat tours | zorb ball
Gnu Meeting has been gathering travellers from all over the world for a 4 days party in southern Italy since 2008.
In 2014 Gnu hosted 250 participants from 30 countries, such as India, Syria, France, Australia, Brazil, and many more. To join us you don't need to belong to any association, nor pay any fee!
For all of those who come visit from far far away and can't find a couchsurfing host, Gnu offers great deals with our partner hotels, for accomodation and meals.
workshops | disguissightseeinging | swimming | dyning |partying | games | bonfire | pub crawl | free hugs | international night | sauna | cultural activities | paintball | canoeing | BBQ | international flair
Nature Surfing is one of the newest International CS events. It combines pub crawling and sightseeing in Daugavpils - the second largest city in latvia - and sportive and cultural activities in Kraslava - one of the most beautiful towns in Latgale. Join the ceramic workshop and create your own memory, or enjoy the beautiful nature along the Daugava River by canoe. The main party will take place close to Daugave River. The party venue offers a sauna and enough space for workshops, games, bonfire, and BBQ.
Winter would have been a pretty boring season if not for Riga Cool Time. The annual event takes place in the capital of Latvia. This is a memorable event that brings together travelers from all around the world. It gives the opportunity to experience the best Riga can offer: meet locals, party, enjoy some good local food, learn something new at workshops, get hot in sauna and cool down swimming, see the most beautiful sights of the city and its surroundings.
city tours | games | pub crawl | free hugs | beach picnics | international night | sauna | party bus
Riga Good Times is one of the longest lasting CS events. The first edition was in 2008, and in 2012 the winter edition Riga Cool Times was born as well, due to participants complaining that one year was too long to wait for the next edition. Over these years, we’ve gotten a group of dedicated fans who do whatever they can to come back every year. Riga Good Times gives you the perfect mix of the pleasant Baltic summer with nice Baltic prices and participants from all corners of the globe, including an international night where the participants present food, drinks and items from their countries. The main events of Riga Good Times takes place in rented premises making it intimate as well as cheap.
dining | partying | games | presentations | city ralley | museums | mezcal tasting | cultural activities
Every year the Mexican Couchsurfing community organizes a national meeting. The Reunión Nacional takes place in a different city and region every year.
2012 León de los Aldama, Guanajuato
2013 Tulum, Quintana Roo
2014 Victoria de Durango, Durango
2015 Mazunte, Oaxaca
Welcome To Fryslân (WTF) is an annual hospitality event which has its base in Leeuwarden. The event is spread around the province and is filled with (typical Frisian) activities, like sailing, mudwalking, biking and a 3 city tour (derived from the famous 11 city tour). Participants sign up and pay in advance for activities, as some have limited spaces. WTF is known as an active weekend with lots of time to interact with other participants and very good organisation.
carnival and frolics | disguising | carnival music | carnival home party | carnival street parades in Maastricht and Aachen
CS Carnival Maastricht means celebrating the end of the Carnival season with many hospitality members together. At most of the activities we participate in officially organized and spontaneous celebrations on the streets and in the bars of Maastricht and in the region. The organizers focus on daytime and evening celebrations, which suits best to the majority of our visitors. The attendees have a schedule with several meeting points on each day to join and to let the group grow.
city tours | bar meetings | party-club | shared dinnertime | cooking sessions | yoga class | harbor tour | beer tasting | Sunday brunch
CSinterklaas Rotterdam is the oldest yearly meeting in the Netherlands that is still repeated every year. In 2015 edition number 10 will take place. CSinterklaas is a meeting to celebrate the dutch Sinterklaas party in a mix of a traditional way but also with sharing with other cultures. The event takes place at several places in and around the city and subevents are not only city tours in Rotterdam but also to nearby places like The Hague, Delft, Schiedam, Dordrecht and possible more in the future. Before the event tickets are starting to sell in pre-sale before the meeting with sometimes tickets left once the event is started. CSinterklaas is the most famous event in the Netherlands for years attracting people all the times from all around Europe and the rest of the world.
meetings | party-club | festival | carribean | tropical party | cultural | street art | poetry | theater | parade
189 different nationalities and nearly a million people are coming together for Rotterdam Unlimeted, a 3-days cultural festival with a lot of music, dance, street art, poetry, theater and one of the biggest topical carnavalparades outside the caribbean! During this festival Couchsurfing Umlimeted is taking place. In 2014 a lot of Couchsurfers joined us and experienced everything that the worldcity Rotterdam has to offer!
table tennis | badminton | bonfire | integration games | board games | morning workout | kayaks | water bikes | workshops for kids | disco | boat trip | Olympic Games
The CS International Family Weekend (IFW)® is an annual outdoor camp in Poland. Every year it takes place in a different city. The 3 days eventis especially designed for CS families with children to get to know each other, to integrate and to have fun!
hiking | board games | bonfire || wood choping | pig on fire | BBQ | mutual cooking | guitars and drums live music | singing
There were quite a lot of meetings in different towns and cities all over the word. Now it is time to meet again far-away from civilization...
In the middle of the Bieszczady Mountains, the wildest part of Poland, there is a cosy hut called Chata Socjologa (no electricity but a huge fire place). During the last weekend of February and the last weekend of July we meet in that magic place. We sit around the fire place, sing, play guitars, drums, play board games, eat some grilled delicacy (shared food), enjoy an awfully tired reindeer on Sunday morning and have a great time. And we make a pig on fire.
Party... Nature... Music… and a wonderful Naturist Place: "The Monte da Padela". The Monte da Padela, in North Portugal is surrounded by a lovely landscape with rolling hills and nice little villages. NaturViana is on the top of a mountain, all garden, with a pool to swim in or simply chill out.
city tours | museums | clubs | banya | ice skating | karaoke | local food | suburb trips to palaces
This event was created in opposite of long time ago established White Nights to show that life is going on in our north-east city Saint-Petersburg not only in summer, but in winter too. So the accent was made more to winter fun and indoor activities. Event was created to show how we Russians are spending long, snow, cold, black winter days. The program lasts from 3 to 4 days, and full of day and night activities, cultural and night life events. Main sub-event attractions to pay attention to are Banya Party (Sauna, but Russian style), Russian Vodka Museum and karaoke.
walks & talks with local volunteers | exploration of the historical city center & suburbs | city and/or museum quests | picnic| free hugs | night boat party| pub crawl| banya by the lake | home party | cycling tour
Originally Saint Petersburg White Nights was organized in order to celebrate the Day of Couchsurfing. Now it’s the biggest hospitality summer event in Russia bringing excellent opportunity to blend sightseeing and partying with the most enjoyable time of a year as a background.
The program of the event varies from year to year, but key features stay the same:
most of sub-events are free to join; check of the city sights via number of original walks is combined with one of the chosen suburbs exploration; in addition to partying in the local bars a home party is hosted annually and there is at least one outdoor sub-event.
Every two years Bilbao's Couchsurfing community hosts the Meeting Mundiala, a non-profit event organized by volunteers. The Bilbao Meeting Mundiala will be filled with a variety of events to choose from. Past Meetings have featured coastal hikes, traditional Basque sports, cultural workshops, international lunches, pintxo-bar crawls, dancing classes, flash-mobs and partying. Whichever events you participate in, you'll meet many interesting people from all over the world, and you'll have the chance to discover the culture and cuisine of the capital of the universe.
party | live music | picnic | dinner | swimming | hiking | surfing | kitesurfing | climbing | camping | yoga
Every year there is a big gathering in Tarifa, Spain - the most south-estern point of Europe. The gathering takes place at the beach in Punta Paloma. Participants camp near the beach and partyat the beach in a Chiringuito beside a beautiful lake, far away from the city.
During the weekendthere are different activities. Everybody can choose the one they would like to participate in. On Saturday everybody meets up for a big dinner and party at the beach. There will be music and cheap drinks the whole day long.
If participants have something to share with the community, it will be more than welcome. Many Couchsurfers do so and that’s what makes this event grea and specialt.
The CouchSurfing Paella Weekend a well-established event, that has drawn hundreds of people to Eastern Switzerland. Beautiful view on the alps, wonderful people and lots to eat and drink. As CouchSurfing is not a dating site, let's just pretend that the two babies who were made at the event were adopted
Participants can decide wether they want to take part in activities or if they want to spent their time on the spot.
The event is organized for you every year to meet people and enjoy New Year Eve with others instead of staying in front of your TV. Join for a coule of days in the Swiss mountains for a very unique experience.
parties | picnic | city games | ghost stories | embroidery
The Kyiv CS community is a rather young one. Still, proud as locals are of their beautiful, green city, full of history and stories, they are warmly welcoming guests. Kyiv at its most beautiful in spring. Several activities await our guests, and there is always choice for culture, activity, laziness, and meeting great people.
Among many, who do not live in Ukraine, question will be: ‘Is it safe in Kyiv?’ At the time of writing, we can easily say: yes. Kyiv is not less safe than any other place in Europe.
city exploration | treasure/scavenger hunt | picnic | BBQ | graffiti tour | cycle ride | pub crawl | local beer or cider tasting
After a break of a few years, the Bristol CouchSurfing (CS) community are once more inviting guests to visit the heart of the West Country, the (unofficial) World Capital of Cider, the home of Banksy, PieMinister and Baldrick, of the Old Vic theatre, Massive Attack and Wallace & Gromit, the European Green Capital of 2015.
Bristol is the largest city of the West Country (the South-West of England), and recognised as a centre for street art, music and other creative industries, and regularly voted the best city in the UK to live in. However, it's not usually on the itinerary of tourists to the UK, so we want to share the secrets of our home with our fellow CS friends from around Europe and the world.
The aim of our event is to be casual and allow people to get involved in as little or as much as they like - as far as possible, we aim to keep costs to a minimum to join in. If you're looking for a smaller city event, in a place you might not have considered before, this could be the camp for you.
flashmobs | pub crawl | party/club night with games | city tours | local food | picnic/games in the park | treasure hunt | hiking
During the Manchester Invasion we invite everyone to come and spend time in our lovely, lively city. Spend time with the locals and other travellers and get a real feel for Manchester whilst we party and play our way through the weekend in various areas of the city and lots of local hangouts. Everyone is free to spend their time as they wish and take part in as many of the activities as interests them.
The Albuquerque Couch Crash is designed to connect Couchsurfers from around the world who come to Albuquerque during the Balloon Fiesta. The first weekend of the festival (October 2-4) is one of our busiest and we've planned a number of events during that time for you to enjoy.
Next Edition: September 30th - October 2nd, 2016 (to be confirmed)
lunch at street market | | historic tour | cycling tour | field day | pub crawl | brunch | hiking | house music festival | laser show
This is a Couch Crash that will be reminiscent of when you as a child were in school and the one day of the year was just outdoor games,food and music with your piers. Couchsurfers from around are welcome as our guest to a weekend of fun games,social drinking and just celebrating diversity.Sharing our stories of travel from around the world and making new friends for life.
The biggest, baddest, most amazing beach crash since 2014. There will be sun. There will be fun. There will be awesome Persians and 4:00am bacon. Bring your bathing suits, hammocks, and brunch appetites. Mark your calendars. Be there. It only happens once a year! Kick your summer off right.
breakfast/d´brunch/dinner | movies | geocashing | parties | golf | yoga class | hiking | beer tasting | Sunday brunch
The Charlotte Couch Surfing community has been talking about hosting their very own Charlotte couch crash off and on for the past year (maybe longer!), and they are finally going to make it happen for the first time! Mark your calendars, request time off work , make accommodations for your pets, and come join in all the fun to be had for Charlotte's inaugural couch crash!
meet n greet| market visit | house party | dance party | hiking | biking | museums | pub crawl | brunch | BBQ | art walks | urban exploration | beach fun
Cleveland is a city that many hear about and then dismiss. We think that is a travesty of epic proportions! Cleveland is an amazing city, full of vibrant people, culture, architecture, art, and most importantly... FOOD! We love Cleveland, and we want you to love it too.
Cleveland CouchCrash is going to be a weekend you won't want to miss. We'll be doing epically fun things, with epically fun people, all around this epic city!
You will learn to love Cleveland! Hikes and Bike Adventures await you. Art Walks and Urban Exploration will thrill you. Bar Crawls will inebriate you. Beach Fun and BBQs on the banks of Lake Erie will make you fall in love with this incredible place. And So Much More....
party | scavenger hunt | city tours | museums | markets | cooking class | pottery class | beer tasting | BBQ | games | hiking | party
The Detroit Coush Crash will be one weekend full of events, tours, classes, activities and more as a way to encourage both visitors and locals to engage with Detroit. An often misunderstood city, we want to break down misconceptions and educate people on Detroit’s rich history and all of the great things happening here.
talent show | scavenger hunt | magic show | body painting |horror stories | bonfire | live bands
The NYC CouchSurfing community would like to cordially invite you to their Burning Kouch summer camp. In the past years Couchsurfers from NYC, neighboring cities DC, Philly, Boston, whomever else wants to come, and few visiting surfers from around the world have joined and camped out on Bob's magnificent and beautiful 90-acre tree farm. This is a laid back, hippie, free spirited, amazing vibes weekend where we eat, drink, partied, swim, skinny dip and do anything safe that connects you not just to your fellow man but nature. Come with an open heart to share (food/alcohol/ and other goods/activities, you know like a festival). I trust we all know that this doesn’t mean you aren’t going to bring anything to support and just munch on others'! Sharing, talking, and spreading good vibes is what this event is for me, and this summer I want to make it even greater than before.
You are invited to join the Philadelphia CouchSurfing community for four days of Philly history, fireworks, cheesesteaks and other fun activities. During the July 4th Weekend they will be hosting CSers from all around the world in the city of Brotherly Love. Get on boats, planes, bikes, tractors, unicycles or any other means of transport and join four days of fun activities and cross-cultural experiences in the Nation’s First Capital.
party bus | chaos cooking |biking | dinners | parties | hiking | kayaking
We are super excited to share our great city and our passion, meeting surfers from around the world! Come help us make that possible and enjoy exploring DC the Couchsurfing way. Great people, great food and a local take on the capital of the USA.
Balkan Mafia Meeting (BMM) is is known to be a fun and crazy event. It’s an event intended for people from the Balkans and the Couchsurfing Balkan Mafia Group, those in love with the Balkans or travelling through the Balkans and everyone else. It takes place twice a year (spring and autumn) and every time in a different city/place and in a different country in the Balkans as the idea is to get to know and see more of the Balkans as possible as well as see old friends again and meet new ones. There are always different daily activities organized ranging from sightseeing and hiking to playing games or getting lazy at the beach (depending on where the event is taking place) and partying every night. Drinking games are inevitable from morning till the end. Everyone is free to join any activities of interest or all. Common accommodation is usually pre-arranged (hostel or camping) and due to often recurring attendees and staying together, the event has gained a family character, so the motto of BMM has become > Keeping the family together!
sightseeing | workshops | parties | games | sports | DJs | Live Bands | international night | New Year's Eve party
Winter Camp is the annual New Year's Eve Party of the Couchsurfing Camps community in Europe. It goes back to the year 2004. Ever since it has been happening in a different city:
2004 Vilnius, Lithuania
2005 Riga, Latvia
2006 Warsaw, Poland
2007 Istanbul, Turkey
2008 Berlin, Germany
2009 Budapest, Hungary
2010 Targu Mures, Romania/Zoetermeer, Netherlands
2011 Prague, Czech Republik
2012 Thessaloniki, Greece
2013 Girona, Spain
2014 Krakow, Poland
2015 Sofia, Bulgaria
2016 naumburg (Saale); Germany
The Winter Camp is not centrally organized. Every year it is necessary to find a new city with enough dedicated volunteers who are willing to host the Winter Camp. Therefore every year's Winter Camp is different: in program, in accommodation, in price, in atmosphere.
Next Edition: 2017/2018 in Milano, Italy (TO BE CONFIRMED)
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