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Bahá'í summer camp at Reykhólar 2024


Loftmynd af Reykhólaskóla

Reykhólaskóli

A summer camp will be held from 5 to 8 July at Reykhólar in a typical Icelandic family reunion style. It will be a gathering of study, socializing, barbecuing and walks for the whole family, children, youth and adults.
 
Registration is by phone, at 567-0344 during office hours or by filling out an electronic form. See link for it below. Deadline for registration is June 28th.
 
The programme is being formed and will be updated as things become clear.
 
Programme
It is assumed that people will be able to arrive on Friday 5 July, but the official programme will be on Saturday and Sunday. As was done last year, talks and/or workshops are expected to be in the mornings and afternoons, but Skógar will be visited in the afternoon on Saturday. This might change if necessary because of weather. There will be a programme for children, probably for two age groups.
 
Special mention must be made of the fact that the summer camp falls on the days when, 100 years ago, Amelia Collins was in Iceland which caused Hólmfríður Árnadóttir to get to know the Faith and became the first Icelandic person living in Iceland to become a Bahá'í. Our very own historian Bee McEvoy, has gathered information about Amelia Collins, what is know about her stay here and the relationship and interaction with Hólmfríður. Bee will tell us more about this starting-point of the Faith in Iceland on Saturday evening.
 
Saturday 6 July
 
Morning
Work, Wealth and Service in Light of the Bahá'í Revelation - Matthías Pétur Einarsson will continue to study with us the material which we started going through at the camp last year.
 
Afternoon
A trip to Skógar under the guidance of the Task Force for Skógar
 
Evening programme devoted to Amelia Collins' arrival to Iceland in July 1924
Presentation and photos with Bee McEvoy
 
 
Sunday 7 July
 
Morning
The Formative Age - Halldór Þorgeirsson leads us through the new material from the Universal House of Justice: Reflections on the First Century of the Formative Age
 
Afternoon
The Formative Age - continued
 
Evening program is still unplanned but we can expect that the younger generation will play the leading role.
 
 
Monday 8 July - Departure
Departure will be after breakfast on Monday morning.
 

The facilities 
The camp will be held in the school as was done last year. All accommodation in the school is sleeping-bag accommodation, whether it be in the dormitory rooms or on matresses in school rooms. Ten dormitory rooms are in the school  but they are already fully booked. It is possible to tent or bring camper trailers or vans to the the school. Those who do not trust themselves to sleep on the floor on mattresses and have not been able to book a room at the school are advised to book accommodation nearby as soon as possible. - Please note that dogs are not allowed inside the school building.

Meals
It will not be possible to offer full meals and people will have to provide for themselves to a large extent. However, it is under consideration to offer dinner both on Saturday and Sunday evenings. The idea is that people will have the facilities to eat their packed meals in the dining hall, but only two dinners in the evenings and porridge in the mornings will be offered for those who want.
 
  • Detailed programme to be published later
  • Prices - to be published later
  • Registration form

 

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