NATURALLY SUNNY SPAIN 08
14th - 20th July, 2008
Deadline: 2nd and 7th April 2008 (see “APPLICATION METHOD")
Number of places: TOTAL: 30 PLACES/LC: 2
Did you really think after the trilogy this would be over? We are back stronger than ever. Previous Sunny Spains were cool, but didn’t you always have to deal with the problem of what to bring, to pack your luggage and carry it to our shiny coast? In LC Madrid we always care of your problems, and this year we have found the perfect solution. Welcome to
N a t u r a l l y…
This year’s commemorative edition of Sunny Spain will be held in a naturist resort on the southern coast of Spain. Yep, you heard right, naturist (not natural). This change is due to the fact that some of our new members are experimented naturists and as they are taking over in the LC, new tendencies are growing, and that is always good. We want to learn from them that our bodies are nothing to be ashamed of, and we think that this suits perfectly with our ideals and the EESTEC Spirit.
The event will be held in an international camping 110km away from Almería and 120km away from Murcia. The camping is just a part of one of the biggest naturist resorts in Europe, called Vera Natura.
The camping has direct access to the beach, and has also several swimming pools, sport fields and services, and is placed close to a protected landscape that is known as the “Playazo de Vera".
Despite this years innovations, as it’s usual here you can see some photos from previous “classic” editions of the event.
- 2005’s photos
- 2006’s photos
- 2007’s photos
Camping Almanzora (spanish only :-( )
Ctra. Garrucha - Villaricos, Km.5 (04620) -
VERA - Almería - España Tlf: 34 950 467 425
in google maps
TRANSPORT (you really should check this with the map)
As said, the event is not held in Madrid. It΄s in the southern coast,
550km away from Madrid. The event starts in Vera, so participants
have to afford transport to/from Vera, before and after the event.
You have several possibilities to reach the event:
1 - By train (interrail?), arriving to Almería (see map) Train Station. From where we can pick you up, not before 14th July 15:00.
2 - By bus, train, airplane to Madrid. In this case participants stay in a hostel in Madrid untill 14th July morning, when they part (together with some spaniards) to Vera by bus. Participants have to afford all hostel and bus expenses, LC Madrid helps with all the booking. This has been the most popular option in previous years.
Important: LAST DATE to arrive to Madrid (perfect date, least hostel expenses for you): 13th July. Hostel cost per night: about 20EUR. Bus return ticket to Vera: around 38EUR.
3 - By car, also a very used option. Plan your trip to be in Vera on July 14th.
4 - Other possibilities, such as flights to Almería airport, Alicante airport, Valencia airport (see map), from where to take a bus down to Vera. Only one person chose this option in three years, as it’s less indicated since we can’t help with reservation of bus, hostel, etc, in cities 450km away from us, but still an option for adventurers.
Participants must inform the cp so we can help out and keep an updated schedule of arrivals. Please ask me whatever doubt you have, we have done this 3 times now!
It is crucial that you respect the arrival/departure limits, as there will be a long distance trip after arrivals to Madrid, and before departures from Madrid.
13th July: LAST DAY (perfect day, see TRANSPORT) for you to get to Madrid, if not travelling directly to event location.
14th July: morning: Departure from Madrid to Vera (500km), for those with TRANSPORT option #2.
15:00: Earliest hour to find spaniards in, for those with TRANSPORT options #1,3,4.
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20th July, 11am: Departure from Vera back to Madrid, every TRANSPORT option.
20th July, 10pm: EARLIEST flight leaving Madrid, those with TRANSPORT option #2.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Camping tents: We can’t provide eestecers with them, participants must bring their tents. You can contact other participants through event mailing list and share tents, etc. Again, you must inform me of your distribution with the tents.
- Sunscreen, towels, hats, sunglasses, beach sandals, sleeping bags…
- If applies, alergy medicines.
LC Madrid doesn’t have any sponsors for this event. However LC Madrid covers a big part of the participant expenses, but not all. The participant fee will be 68 EUR. This includes one week accomodation in Vera, food, sangria ;), two days of nautical sports, visits during that week (town, creeks, beach…). The participation fee will be collected during the event.
The fee does not include the trip to Vera and back to Madrid or wherever you take the return flight/train, nor the hostel/food expenses in Madrid, previous or after the event, nor the weekly hiring tarifs for beach deck chairs (1EUR).
You can download the poster of the event from the following link.
The reason of making this with such anticipation is that LC Madrid will try to get a grant from a youth organization of the Spanish Government. We need to present an estimate of the participants number and amount of countries interested in the event by wednesday (April 2rd) and a full application by Monday (April 7th).
- By wednesday 2nd April 2008 we need each CP to send us a list with name, gender, email and a couple of motivation lines from all the people interested, with no compromise. Being in this list is obligatory for later application – we understand we’re giving really short notice but don’t worry, you can always cancel in the next (final) step!
- By monday 7th April 2008 each CP will send to firstname.lastname@example.org the attached Aplication Form FULLY FILLED, in order to make a valid application, for each participant. One of the fields is “Priority", it must be numbered from 1 on.
- There are 30 places for participants.
- Depending on how many applications we receive we΄ll decide the best maximum number of places per LC. Probably 2, but could be higher. There will be waiting list, and possible increase of places.
- The accepted applicants will automatically be added to the event΄s mailing list.
- Aceptance criterium will be strict FIFO (first come, first served). Apply NOW or you’ll miss it!!!
- Applications with gender rate of 50% will be though prioritized.
Don’t worry, follow the process as described above and we’ll take care of you in due time.
As all of us know, this is not a regular EESTEC event. We are aware of its controversy, actually some of our members don’t feel comfortable with this philosophy, and probably some of you won’t either. They, like you, have the chance of not applying if this is the case, but please don’t make a discussion over the CP list because of this. We will be glad to get all your impressions by private email or on congress.
Due to the nature of the resort, the use of photo cameras is TOTALLY BANNED. We will have our official photographer Guille to take the photos when we go on a visit outside the naturist resort.
There is no need to say that hygiene will be specially important under these circumstances
We want open minded participants who are willing to try a new way to look at life, and are able to escape for a week from our clothes jail!!!
It is (yet again) going to be fucking HOT!!!
“FREE YOUR MIND, FREE YOUR BODY”