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HSE Camping Weekend to be Held May 26-28

Organized by Extreme Sports Club HSE, HSE Camping Weekend is a great chance to spend two days out of the city, meet a large number of Russian students, and enjoy the beauty of the countryside. Sitting around the campfire and singing guitar songs together is something that will definitely give you warm memories for a long time.

If you’re afraid of any communication problems, don’t be - most Extreme Sports Club HSE members speak fluent English. They’re also very kind and always ready to help less experienced participants. So it doesn’t really matter whether you’re just a beginner or an advanced thrill-seeker – everyone is very much welcome!

Event programme

May 26

Although the event officially starts on Saturday, the most enthusiastic guys are arriving on Friday in order to have some free time to explore the area around, have guitar get-togethers and just settle in.

May 27

From the early morning we will be waiting for our guests to arrive 

14:00 – Opening event

14:15 – Zarnitsa (a famous Russian quest-type game)

16:00 – Obstacle course with carbines

20:00 – The Night Watch game in the forest

22:00 – Guitar and accordion campfire songs till the sunrise and a huge pot of mulled wine near the campfire

Throughout the event: Team-building games, as well as sports activities (football, volleyball, badminton, frisbee, and even quad biking)

May 28

11:00 – The award ceremony and search for those who got lost during the obstacle course (just kidding)

Then – Free time for everything that you wanted but weren't able to do on Saturday

Tearful good-bye hugs and the way home.


HSE Camping Weekend will take place near the paintball club ‘TopGun’, which is located right between two towns – Khotkovo and Sergiyev Posad. You can get there either on your own or together with Extreme Sports Club members.

If you choose to go on your own, then you first need to take a train from Yaroslavsky railway station to station Khotkovo, then walk about 6 km. There will be a post with a map and video description later here: https://vk.com/hseadventure and here: https://www.facebook.com/xsportclub/

What to bring along

Don’t be afraid to go just because you don’t have enough equipment! The only essential things that we highly recommend you to take are:

  • a sleeping bag
  • a camping mat
  • food (instant porridge, pasta, corned beef etc) and drinks
  • a mug, a spoon, a bowl, a knife
  • warm clothes
  • waterproof footwear 
  • a flashlight

As we have a limited number of tents, it’s advisable to book one in advance or you can buy it from here.

To get a tent please contact: 

Varvara Sukhanova, +7 (926) 224-96-11

Also, don't hesitate to contact her if you have any other general questions about the trip.

Let’s spend the most adventurous and romantic weekend of this spring together!

For more than  18 years an HSE student club for extreme sports, ‘X-Sport Club’, has been organizing  joint trips for HSE students and staff members. By joining the club, you can learn a lot of new information, meet interesting people, and visit beautiful places of the planet both inside and outside of Russia. For more detailed information, please visit the club’s official group on Vkontakte, or its website at www.xsportclub.ru.
May 23, 2017