We went to the Avşa which is an island in the Marmara Sea. There was a camp for disabled people. Since the director of the camp wanted it to be like Alternative Camp and we did not have any groups in Izmir for a week, we decided to help them.
Avşa Kampı site was completely different from Afacan Motel where Alternative Camp Izmir has been held. In the Avşa, all of us, including the disabled, stayed in tents and almost half of a day, water supply had been cut off. The biggest difference was that there were lots of disco around the camp. In Izmir, there is no disco but in camp. This made disabled people go out of the camp and enjoy night lives.
At Alternative Camp, we wake up early in the morning and play morning sports and eat breakfast all together. But in Avşa Kampı, we could not do that. We tried to make them sleep earlier but we could not. We went to this camp after the group. They had already got used to enjoy night in the Avşa. We could not change them in a week. I think the reason was because they came to the camp as a holiday, not as a camp like Alternative Camp, so they brought their families.
Like this, everything was different Alternative Camp. I think it's impossible to make the camp like Alternative Camp because of environment and atomosphere. Avşa Kampı should be Avşa Kampı. They can use ideas of Alternative Camp, but cannot be Alternative Camp. They should search their own way and step to that way.
Everything has strong points.