On Monday, May 25th almost 2500 participants of InterCamp 2015 in Nysa met at the Plazza for the last time. After the official closing ceremony all of them took a photo.
InterCamp is an international scouting camp organized since 1967. The first IC took place in the Welleroi, Netherlands. The camp has usually from 2000 to 3000 participants. At the very beginning they were scouts from Belgium, the Netherlands, France, the Great Britain, the USA, Canada, Germany and Czech Republic, but now also from Switzerland and Poland. The camp is held each year over the Whitsun weekend from Friday until Monday. Each year a different “Nation” is responsible for the hosting and organization of the camp. This year it was held in Nysa, Poland in an old Fort II, by the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association. It lasted from 22nd to 25th May 2015 with main motto “Such an honour”. During the camp scouts could also take part in activities inside the tent of Polska 2023.
InterCamp started with an Opening Ceremony on Saturday at 8 am. Participants marched through the entire camp area. There could be seen scout uniforms from all around the world.
The main theme of the morning ceremony was the meeting with Nysa’s inhabitants from different ages. There were hoisted the flags of InterCamp, WOSM, WAGGGS and over 20 countries which participated in the camp. The special guest was Vice-Chairperson of the European Committee of WOSM, Christos Hatzidiamandis.
Just after the official opening of InterCamp 2015 participants have begun their hike, which was supposed to show them the history of medieval Poland and the city of Nysa. The rest of them took part in over 84 program activity points. The evening has ended with the concert of “Wszyscy Byliśmy Harcerzami” band (“We all were scouts”).
InterCamp 2015 has ended on Monday, May 25th. The countries’ flags went down and the most important one was given to the Czech Republic representation, which will host the InterCamp in 2016. The Chairman of the InterCamp Committee, Kurt Aretz, was present during the Closing Ceremony.