Summer Encounter 2021

Summer edition

July 31 - August 8, 2021

The 4th edition of the summer encounter group comes with many lessons for us. During these first years we went through the uncertainties of a project at the beginning of the road, then through difficult medical situations and a flash flood that almost left us with no location to meet with just one week before the group started, followed the next year by a pandemic that affected us all in ways that cannot be described yet. However, this edition also comes with the confidence that most of the times there is a way in which difficult situations can be overcome and with the wisdom this will happen with limits born out of a need to prioritize health and safety.

It is the first summer edition and we hope to be the last one when from the very beginning of the organizing process we see 2 necessary limits: a smaller group and the request for each participant to test themselves for Covid-19 24 hours prior to arriving at the location where we will spend the following 8 days.

However, we bring a surprise that we have wanted to fulfill for a long time now and this year we have finally succeeded. The surprise consists in a grant that we managed to offer to those who are dealing with financial difficulties and about which we will write more below.

The good news is that we are keeping the area that we have enjoyed so much last year (Magura Village, Brasov), but we are changing the location. This time, our host will be Hermani Villa together with Jack the cat and Paula the dog. We also keep the hike and the campfire, to which we will add a walk by night through the surroundings.

We will spend 8 full days together and we will meet for the first time as a group on the 31st of July 2021 with dinner and a slightly shorter group session. We will end on 8th of August 2021 with breakfast and a short farewell meeting.