Europe Camp

Camp Fasola Europe 2024

Camp Fasola Europe will not be held in 2024. We hope to return to Chmielno, Poland for future sessions in the coming years.

Europe Camp Group 2012

Europe Camp Information

Europe Camp Details

Touring Chmielno in a Kashubian haycart at Europe Camp 2012.
Touring Chmielno in a Kashubian haycart at Europe Camp. Photographs on this page by Ewan Paterson.

Camp Fasola Europe was held in even numbered years from 2012 to 2018 at beautiful Wichrowe Wzgórze, which is located approximately 36 km/23 miles west of Gdansk and 400 km/250 miles northwest of Warsaw.


Sleeping quarters at Wichrowe Wzgórze are motel style rooms with varying numbers of occupants per room. Some rooms have private baths while others have bathrooms that are shared with other quarters. Linens will be provided. Please let us know if you have special needs for lodging.

Sacred Harp composer P. Dan Brittain leads a song during a class at Europe Camp, 2012.
Sacred Harp composer P. Dan Brittain leads a song during a class at Europe Camp.


Meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served family-style in the Wichrowe Wzgórze dining hall. A specific vegetarian menu may not be provided, but salads and sometimes other vegetables are available. Snacks and tea will also be provided in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Coffee and other refreshments may be purchased at the dining hall during the day and in the evening.


Recreation options are expected to include Kashubian pottery, canoeing, paddleboats, lake swimming, horse cart excursion, spa (extra charge), and indoor swimming pool (extra charge).


We will have a good selection of lessons and electives, so you will have at least three hours of singing school lessons per day plus class singing each night. We will have sessions for all levels of experience from beginners through experienced singers.

Enjoying Lake Klodno by paddleboat at Europe Camp, 2012.
Campers enjoying Lake Klodno by paddleboat.


Parents/guardians or grandparents are responsible for accompanying and supervising youth under age 18 at all times for all activities, meals, classes, and sleeping at Camp Europe. Campers are asked to perform some area of service to support camp operation during the week.

Other Singings

Europe Camp is usually held the week between the United Kingdom Sacred Harp Convention and the Poland Sacred Harp Singing Convention.


Transportation to and from Camp Fasola is the responsibility of campers.


Check-in will be conducted between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Monday. We request that you let us know if you will be arriving later. You will be issued your room assignment, Camp Fasola T-Shirts, and the final camp schedule of events. Our first camp meal will be at 6:00 p.m.

Learning the art of Kashubian pottery at Europe Camp, 2012.
Learning the art of Kashubian pottery at Europe Camp.


Wichrowe Wzgórze is located approximately 36 km/23 miles west of Gdansk and 400 km/250 miles northwest of Warsaw.

Packing List

Following is a packing list of suggested items. Be sure to bring appropriate comfortable, casual clothing for outdoor activities. Campers will wear three provided Camp Fasola T-Shirts for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Linens are provided. Do not bring illegal drugs, fireworks, firearms, or any other dangerous or illegal item.

Comfortable and appropriate clothing for your stay at camp

  • T-shirts, Polo shirts
  • Shorts
  • Jeans, khakis, skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Pajamas
  • Underwear and socks
  • Tennis shoes/shoes for hiking, sandals
  • Raincoat/slicker/umbrella
  • Appropriate swimwear
  • Cap/hat


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Comb/hairbrush


  • Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition songbook
  • Throat lozenges
  • Medications
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Notebook and pen
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Beach towel (for swimming)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Water bottle (optional)
  • Seat cushion (optional)

Camp Scholarships

Scholarship/work study support for camp fees for youth (under age 30) are available based on need. This is made possible through tax deductible donations by supporters of Camp Fasola. Our aim is for every youth who wishes to participate in Camp Fasola to have that opportunity. Priority for scholarship support is given to campers who otherwise would not be able to attend without financial support; who have multiple family members attending; and who have substantial travel expenses involved.

Please complete the camp scholarship form if you require scholarship support for camp fees. We also encourage campers to seek financial support from their local Sacred Harp community.

Other Information

For additional information, email or telephone 404.237.1246.