Hunter-gatherers

The camp

How to participate
Location
What to bring
Safety

How to participate

You can visit the camp and participate in its life just by coming by between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
If you are planning to come with a larger group (more than 5), we hope that you let us know in advance.

You can also join the Hunter-gatherers on their outings in the area between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Let us know that you’re coming in advance or call to ask where to find us on the day you’re coming.

During the camp (we answer from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.): +358 41 586 2252
Before the camp: +358 45 671 1047 or info@hoyhentamo.fi

You can also use these numbers if you need more information, for example if you have special needs we should be aware of (more about accessibility here). 

You can stay only for a moment or live in the camp the whole time, or anything in between. You can come again or visit the camp multiple times. If you’ve been to the camp before, you can also sleep there.

When you arrive, the Hunter-gatherers present will guide you and introduce you to life in the camp, and you will join the Hunter-gatherers in their daily activities. During the day they might build the camp, wander the area in search of food, raw materials, and other necessities, socialise with other human or non-human beings, and explore what is happening in the vicinity. In the evening they might sit by the campfire, prepare food, tell the stories of the day, do handicrafts, perform necessary rituals, check on what’s going on in the neighbourhood, or just spend time together.

By participating, you agree to abide by these terms. Disruptive behaviour can lead to being removed from the camp.

Participation is free.

Location

The campsite

Hermannin rantapuisto
00580 Helsinki
Coordinaates 60°11’52.0″N 24°58’46.2″E
Google map

From the direction of Kalasatama you can get to the location via Verkkosaarenkuja and from Arabia by the gravel road along the shore. During heavy rain and high tide the road from Arabia might flood.

The nearest bus stops are Vanha talvitie and Haukilahdenkatu, where buses 55 and 56 stop. The tram 6 and many buses stop north of the camp on the stop Kumpulan kampus. From the Kalasatama metro station it’s a 15-20 minute walk.

You can park for four hours on the parking lot next to Sompasauna. You can find other parking options on the parking map.

Leiri = the camp | Soratie = gravel road | Veneaitaus = fenced dockyard | Puro = stream | Kierrätyskeskus = recycling centre

The area

The Hunter-gatherers’ territory is the area of Kalasatama, which borders Arabia in the north, the streets Hämeentie and Sörnäisten rantatie in the west and is bordered in the south by the newly built area. To the east is the sea. The Hunter-gatherers have been exploring the area since the of spring 2021 and will mostly stay there, but may also go on excursions to nearby areas such as Arabia or Vallila.

What to bring

The camp will always have clean drinking water, a place to wash hands, hand sanitiser, and a portable toilet.

If you’re planning to walk around with us or stay longer, remember that we spend time outside. Prepare for the weather (e.g. bring a water bottler, a hat, rainwear, suitable clothing). In rainy weather we will seek shelter at the camp or elsewhere, but it is still good to be prepared for dampness. You don’t need special clothes, regular summer clothes (preferably ones that can get a little shabby) and shoes that are comfortable to walk in are enough.

Safety

  • By participating, you agree to abide by these terms. If you break the terms or cause danger or disturbance to others, you may be removed from the camp.
  • The camp is alcohol and drug free.
  • We have a first aid kit and a charged mobile phone always at the camp.
  • The camp has a safety plan that contains instructions for safety routines and potential emergencies. A printed copy of the safety plan is at the camp. The organisers will supervise and take lead in risk situations. You can read the safety plan in Finnish in advance here
  • The police and the emergency services have been notified of the event.
  • Things that need to be kept safe can be kept in a locked storage near the camp if needed.