Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Place of the World Youth Camp

The World Youth Camp will be locate in the Parque del Este in the east part of the city of Caracas. The park covers 82 hectares of which 20 will be accesible for the Camp. Since 1961, it is the second largest park of the city after the Nacional Park of Ávila. It hosts a diversity of plants and animals characteristic of Venezuela among others many species of birds, turtles, reptiles and insects and the Astronomical Observatory of the National Navy. (...)

Dates of the World Youth Camp

Opening of the camp: January 23rd of 2006

Ending: January 19th of 2006

How to go to the World Youth Camp

The El Parque del Este is located at the “Parque del Este” station of the line 1 of the Caracas metro. A welcoming team will be present 24/24 at the Poliedro (bus terminal) and at the Simón Bolívar-Maiquetía international airport to welcome the arriving participants.

What will there be in the World Youth Camp

The Camp will be an alternative housing space for tents. A group of food cooperatives will sell prepared meals (between 2 and 5 US$, 1 US$ are 2150 bolívares). A indigenous market of food staples will offer food for the people who would prefer to cook themself. 200 chimical toilets and 200 outdoor showers will be available. The garbage cans will be spread around the site and be divided in organic and recyclable garbage. 2 hospital-tents with a capacity of treatment of 50 persons each will also be on the site to help people with sickness or injuries. Ambulantes will also be at hand to evacuate the people who would need more urgent treatment. All the sites will be identified for a better orientation of the participants.

The available spaces for the activities proponed by the participating organizations are divided in 6 sites of a capacity of 500 people each, 20 sites for 100 people each, 10 sites for workshops and an outdoor theater for cultural events. Some multi-usage fields will also be available for sporting events.

The Camp will have a radio with speakers with a service of public interest announcements and news. A internal daily newspaper will also cover the activities of the Camp. A room with computer with internet access will be offered to the press. There will be approximately 40 computers and the other computers with free access to internet will be spread on the site. There will also be some places to change currency and to do banking activities for 10 hours every day.


For the countries member of the OECD, the fee is of 64500 Bs by organization for the access of 5 people for all the Camp, 25800 Bs per person per day for the people exceeding the number of 5. The visitors must pay a fee of 5000 Bs per day.

For the countries not member of the OECD, it is 25800 Bs per organization, 15000 Bs per exceeding person and 5000 Bs for the visitors.

The venezuelian organizations pay 43000 Bs.

1 US$ equals 2.150 bolivares, 1€ = 2500 bolivares, 1CDN$=1850 bolivares

The list of the countries member of OECD

If it is posible, please send the the Camp email ( the list of the people of your organization that will participate and if their are not member of an organization, the name, passport number, country of origin or place in Venezuela where they live. Proposals of political activities are highly welcomed.

The visa process for the World Social Forum is free for all the world. All the participants in their own countries only need to tell that they are abou to participate in the World Social Forum Caracas-2006. The one who would be experiencing trouble, please send an email to the Camp address ( with their complete name, passport number and we will send them a personalized invitation letter.

What should bring the participants to the Camp?

Tents, sleeping bags, insect repelent, sunscreen, condoms and in general everything that is hended to camp.

The Parque del Este being a zoo, the introduction of outside animals and firecamps will not be allowed on the site. The consumption of alcohol and illegal drugs is forbidden on the site. It is forbiddent to carry firearms or other type of weapons.


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