The International Asatru Summercamp IASC 2022 in Dresso, Poland has been cancelled!
The Asatru-EU Network has decided this in a poll with a vast majority.
Of course, the ongoing war in Ukraine is behind this decision.
Originally it was planned to start the booking website for IASC 2022 on February 25th. One day before the war started, and in a first step we decided to delay booking for 1 or 2 week, hoping very much it would be a quite short episode. This hope proved to be wrong, as you all know, probably. At this point, nobody can estimate how long the war is going to continue and, furthermore, what will follow after it ends. So, for anyone interested in visiting the camp there is no foundation to make any plans to do so.
Poland is a neighbor country to Ukraine and is taking up the largest share of refugees, at the moment and presumably for quite a while. That is a huge burden not only for the government but also the population. Many of our heathen friends in Poland are engaging in supporting the refugees by active work and/or donating a lot of their income. Many of them are not sure if they will be able to afford the camp.
We had also hoped to draw visitors from other eastern European countries, but this hope is quite obsolete by now.
Another aspect are the drastically rising costs of living, energy and transportation in basically all of Europe and beyond. Quite a few people will simply not be able to afford to come to the camp, as well.
We therefore think that it will be the best option, to cancel this year’s IASC and watch out for a hopefully better year. Please follow us for further updates on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Iasc2012 or our website https://www.asatru-summercamp.org
Today’s Zoom meeting, short and unanimous
– We will postpone the start of registration for 1 or maximum 2 weeks.
– The regular website for IASC 2022 will go online this weekend.
– Our general goal is to send out a positive message that clearly says we want to have IASC happen and we are confident that it will happen.
We will closely watch what happens in Ukraine within the next days. It may be expected that the actual war activities will not last very long, but who knows if this expectation is carried by more hope than realism. What will happen after that, nobody knows at this stage.
Please pray and sacrifice for a soon end of war, not only for IASC.
In the meantime you can find alredy the acomodation facilities and prices published.
In this moment we are working to get online the housing and over all pricing for the IASC this year, which will be held from 30th of July to 6th of August 2022 in Dresso, Poland. We hope to hace upset the webpage and also the booking tool between 15th and end of February.
The International Ásatrú Summer Camp is coordinated by heathen for heathens and takes place every 3 years in a different country. The organisation of the camp is done by the local heathen associations correlated to Asatru European Network (AEUN).
IASC is held under a rigorous inclusive conviction, open to everybody and not tolerating any exclusive mindset, therefore we created our Code of Conduct and the IASC council to guarantee the inclusive approach to our religion.