HSI organized European Summer Retreat 2017 in Poland
People from 22 different countries made their way to the Lighthouse Center® Poland (LCP) to attend the European Summer Retreat (ESR17) organized by the Holosophic Society International (HSI), which took place from 29 July to 6 August.
The pathway at the entrance was embellished with huge, colorful paper flowers, which warmly welcomed the arriving guests. Many months before, the volunteers had been busy preparing the site and getting ready for the big event.
The hay collection had already become an annual tradition and was joined by almost 100 people on Wednesday morning. As it is a rather large area, many helping hands are required. Groups of six or seven people were collecting the dried hay using a big canvas.
Despite the hard work, the volunteers enjoyed the cheery atmosphere and the weather conditions seemed just perfect. At the end of the day, all the hay had been removed from the ground, which was a remarkable achievement!
The preparations for the farewell party started on Saturday afternoon. Tables and chairs were moved around and everything was decorated with colorful flowers that had been prepared during the week. At the same time, a meeting with the younger participants was held to discuss future charity projects and the collaboration across national borders.