The Master Camp is a beautiful and valid experience that needs to be understood and shared by the parents and by the young participants themselves ... This is why we are always available for any necessary clarifications. Below we publish some of the most frequent questions on mountains experiences we are asked:
At Master Camp can participate boys and girls between 15 and 18 years of age, completed in the current year, and who have already participated, in past years, in the other proposals of Campo Gulliver. This to protect the expectations and the sharing of the values underlying the proposal.
The accommodation during the stay in the camp may vary depending on the established program and may be in the superseded tents or in igloo tents of 2/3 places each, mounted on the ground. The igloo tents are the accommodation provided during the trekking period but if there are particularly adverse weather conditions or urgent needs, the shelter accommodation will be evaluated.
In order to safeguard the different needs and expectations, the guests are divided into age groups who spend their stay in separate sub-fields carrying out activities appropriate to their age. Few but significant moments of interaction between the age groups generally occur at the beginning and at the end of the stay.
Autonomy is one of our most important educational goals and consequently guests can communicate with family members only for days and times communicated at the time of registration confirmation (generally 4 times during the stay) using their personal mobile phones previously deposited with the Management . Direct communication with minor guests is not possible on other occasions except for urgent reasons.
Ricordiamo che durante il periodo di trekking in montagna potrebbero esserci difficoltà nella copertura della rete telefonica e di conseguenza le telefonate previste potrebbero non poter essere svolte. Gli educatori responsabili presenti durante il periodo di trekking mantengono comunque costanti aggiornamenti e comunicazioni con la Direzione di campo.
In the case of particular needs and / or personal attention that emerged during the camps and deserving specific attention, it is the Management itself to contact the family members in order to favor a useful comparison and provide the correct information on health, difficulty of insertion, etc. Having said this, and in a constructive and collaborative spirit, the Camp Direction is still available to provide information on under-age guests and to receive useful information to improve our "service". Beyond the urgent cases (availability 24h on 24h) telephone contact during office hours is appreciated. Field contact details will be reported during registration confirmation.
Guests are requested to provide guests with a personal budget of no more than € 35, which must be deposited by the guests themselves at the Management at the time of arrival at the camp. In the event of further needs and unforeseen circumstances, the field management will be able to anticipate the necessary sums which will subsequently be returned to the family. It is advisable not to equip guests with watches, necklaces, rings, bracelets or other items of significant economic value, for which the Management assumes no responsibility.
The itinerary varies from year to year between different pre-established and carefully evaluated possibilities. The route is definitively chosen just before the actual start of the trek, based on the attitudes to the journey and the physical effort of the group of children, their behavioral reliability, the expected weather conditions and other immediate factors. However, the environment is that of mountains at altitudes of approximately 1,400 to 2,200 meters. The stops are decided in proximity to alpine or hiking shelters and according to the availability of drinking water.
It is not necessary to provide guests with common and generic medicines or medicines useful for first aid (plasters, disinfectants, painkillers, antifebrillants, etc.). Instead, it is necessary to equip guests with the medicines prescribed for ongoing therapies, and in this case we point out that only the medicines indicated in the health card will be administered. For security reasons it is in any case obligatory to deposit any type of medicine with the Management.
Even before registering, it is necessary to report in writing any pathologies or allergies of the aspiring guest, in order to receive authorization to register. The organization, although willing to offer everyone the opportunity to participate, reserves the right to accept registration in the face of problems incompatible with the type of proposal.
The menu is unique, plentiful and varied and includes three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner). In the preparation of meals, the various needs certified by the attending physician are taken into consideration and must be reported with the registration request, in order to receive authorization to register and to better organize the possible administration of food.
In order to give correct eating habits and to maintain a correct preservation of all foods, it is not possible to provide any food supplied to guests, including sweets of rapid use such as sweets, chewing gum, etc.
In case of modest necessity, the Management consults with a reference doctor. In more important cases, in the area around the camp there are health facilities that can be reached relatively quickly. In any case, problems that are not even important, families will be promptly contacted and the interventions to be carried out will be evaluated. In this regard it is important to provide the field of reliable and always available contact details where you can be contacted in case of need. The trekking route is always well planned and takes into consideration the possibility of reaching, within acceptable times and from every intermediate stage, places reachable by car for the return to the camp or for other needs that may arise.
Families have the opportunity to bring and take the children directly to the camp, but group transfer services are also provided with the assistance of our companions, as indicated in the price list. Time of arrival and departure from the camp for those accompanied, details, times and place of meeting for the group trip, will be communicated in the registration confirmation letter. Recommending the maximum punctuality, we invite the parents who accompany and take the children back to the camp to limit their stay to the essential. The road to reach the camp and the meeting place of the organized trips are indicated on this site on the "Where is" page.
You will find an exhaustive list of what is necessary on the "What to bring to the Master" page. What we have indicated is, for our experience, sufficient and necessary also for the purpose of protecting our children. In this regard, we remind you that failure to supply the requested material could result in non-participation in the trek. However, we recommend a suitable clothing for camping life, practical, covering, comfortable and that can be used without too much concern and anxieties by children. Sober and appropriate clothing is necessary for community life and respectful of oneself and the sensitivity of other guests. For accident prevention purposes, it is advisable not to equip guests with necklaces, bracelets, showy earrings and piercings that can be dangerous during sports activities.
For the success of the stay and for the good of the children entrusted to us, it is our conviction that it is important to establish a relationship of trust and collaboration with the parents, so it is now customary to carry out some Open Days directly at the camp. On these occasions we will tell the values that animate us and that are the foundation of the whole educational structure of the camps as well as our educational methods, we will give parents the opportunity to see the structure, meet some educators and parents already participating, and clarify the doubts and have all the information possible for a calm and informed choice.
È comunque sempre possibile incontrarci previo appuntamento nella nostra sede di segreteria a Trezzo sull’Adda (MI).