What is Pleissi19?

Pleissi19 is the national Verso scout camp which will take place from 26th of July to 3rd of August 2019 in Padasjoki, Finland. The camp is also a celebration of the 90th anniversary of Verso scouts. Nearly 400 people attended the previous national Verso camp held in Taipalsaari in 2015, and we are expecting at least as many campers next summer! Before the actual camp there will be a construction camp from 22nd to 25th of July 2019, and afterwards a demolition camp from 3rd to 4th of August 2019.


The two themes of the camp are food and construction. All but the youngest scouts will be cooking many of their meals themselves at the camp in portable kitchens which have been developed and tested over the past couple of years. One of the main attractions of Pleissi will be a “metro system” with three lines. All the local groups are tasked with building a human-, animal-, or motor-powered metro train before the camp begins. During the camp, all the subcamps will build metro stations to serve as their camp gates, and in the middle of the campsite there will be a central station called Steissi.


You will not run out of things to do. Along the metro lines you can find four different activity sites dedicated to physical activities, handicrafts, outdoor survival skills, and puzzle solving.

We aim for the practice of Christianity in the everyday camp life. Bible lessons, vespers and the camp Sunday service are all parts of the camp programme.


Pleissi will be held in the Tarus campsite in Padasjoki, surrounding lake Iso-Hervo. Campsite address: Kelkutteentie 172, 17510 Nyystölä, Padasjoki Finland


The full-length camp for older scouts (10-15) costs 190 euros and the shorter camp (7-10) for younger scouts and families costs 120 euros. More detailed prices can be found here (in Finnish).

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Sign up now! Please contact Ari Kastepohja for further details: ari.kastepohja(at)svk.fi or +358 45 2097 309.


You can contact the camp staff via e-mail at info(at)pleissi19.fi or by using the contact form.

In urgent matters, you may call:

Camp leader Miika Huovinen, +358 50 505 2436
Deputy camp leader Lotta Sahimaa, +358 44 521 9947

Camp Staff

Camp Leader Miika Huovinen
Deputy Camp Leader Lotta Sahimaa
Head of Maintenance Jouko Ojala
Head of Programme Soile Järvinen
Head of Construction Marko Viljamaa
Head of Food and Catering Kati Larkkonen
Head of Communications Olli Tuominen
Head of Security Juha Härkönen