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When: April 23-30, 2014
Where: Bugibba, Malta
Organized by: Language of Liberty Institute (USA), Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation (Poland)

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The purpose of our camp is to explore liberty from various perspectives: economics, philosophy, law, history... Also, we want to discuss topics like entrepreneurship and leadership. Our lecturers bring a wealth of experience from both areas and provide you with plenty of inspiration and advice.

Another goal of the camp is to improve participants' language skills. So it is a great option also for those who are not yet fluent in English. Small group discussions will help them to just start talking. The teachers are experienced in giving lectures to foreigners and their speech is clear and understandable.

The first Liberty Camp in Poland was held in September 2008 in the picturesque village of Ponikiew, close to Wadowice, Pope John Paul II’s hometown. We had participants not only from Poland, but also from Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and even Iraq. And it was amazing!

Since then, we had a camp in Poland each year – sometimes even twice a year! Always in a beautiful place, close to nature. Złotniki Lubańskie and Tąpadła in Lower Silesia, Sulejów in Central Poland, Milówka in the Beskids Mountains.

Last year we organized the camp in Ponikiew again. It was strategically held right after the biggest libertarian conference Poland has ever seen – the European Students for Liberty Regional Conference in Krakow. This time we had students from 4 countries (Estonia, Germany, Nigeria, Poland) and moderators from 6 countries (Belarus, Ethiopia, Italy, Nigeria, Poland, United States). And again – it was so much fun.

Today, six years after the first Polish camp, we decided it is time for something completely new. So we thought and thought about it and suddenly an idea was born: let's make Liberty Camp in Malta. And guess what – we are doing that!

Why Malta? Because it is one of the most beautiful places in Europe, with breath-taking landscapes and historical cities where Game of Thrones was filmed. Also, it's easy and cheap to get there thanks to low-cost airlines.

So do not hesitate. Join us!

  • Registration

    Register here!

  • Program

    The Liberty English Camp is a unique English camp where students have an opportunity to discuss the ideas that matter. But not just discuss them. They will have a chance to meet remarkable guest speakers, learn about free market economics, challenge themselves in student debates. We will also show several short videos on economics and philosophy, all of them followed by discussion. All sessions are designed to provide students the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the topics.

    All students are expected to attend all the daytime activities. Participation in the evening programs is optional. Students will have a variety of opportunities during the week to express their opinions and make presentations. The discussion leaders will be available all day and evening for questions and informal conversation.

    Students are not evaluated during the camp, but will receive a certificate at the end verifying that they participated in this program to improve their use of English in logical argumentation and constructive thinking.


    The current LLI curriculum is based on fundamental ideas of the Philosophy of Liberty, the Principles of Free Market Economics, and the Basics of Entrepreneurship. Anyone new to the idea of individual liberty and responsibility will go through the basic program first.

    Now that we have had nearly 2,000 students go through this program and have helped to develop a new generation of leaders by providing the "essentials" of the Libertarian/classical liberal philosophy, we want to pay more attention on how this philosophy can be applied in our day-to-day lives. You could say, we are moving from theory to practice.


    • History of Classical Liberal Thinking
    • Principles of Free-Market Economics
    • The Importance of Entrepreneurship
    • What are Civil Society/Institutions, and how do they Increase our Freedom?
    • The Proper Role of Government, Rights & Responsibilities
    • A Practical Aim: Liberal Democracy! What is it?
    • Role of Intellectuals and Spontaneous Order
    • The “Third Wave”: History of Democracy 1974 to Today
    • Living Free in an Unfree World
    • Efficient Thinking; Creative Thinking
    • Achieving Economic and Financial Freedom

    Workshop: Building Civil Institutions

    Choose a topic around which a civil society institution can be formed, what are the issues that need resolution; what is the strategy to get resolution; what does the solution look like, plus Q&A from the audience. We would expect someone from the presenting team to actually implement the solution; this could depend on the votes that the wider audience gives to the presentations: i.e. the winner is the one that the majority of students would like to see implemented due to its importance and potential impact. The topic should address a real life situation that is seen as a major issue/problem that needs to be addressed. The lectures from the local speakers may also focus on real life issues in the country where we hold the camp.

    Tentative daily schedule

    • 8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
    • 9:00 – 10:00 Guest Speaker / Movie
    • 10:15 – 11:15 Lecture
    • 11:30 – 12:30 Discussion in groups
    • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30 – 16:00 Mid-day break
    • 16:00 – 17:15 Lecture
    • 17:30 – 19:00 Workshops on different topics
    • 19:00 – 19:45 Dinner
    • 19:45 – 20:30 Students’ debate
    • 20:30 Campfire, relax, party time

    DAY OFF: We plan to have Sunday (April 27th) off. For that they we will offer students optional bus tour around the island.



    With a welcoming atmosphere, a wide range of amenities and comfortable three-star accommodation, The Bugibba Hotel is great choice for the Liberty English Camp in Malta.


    Built in 1986 and recently refurbished, the hotel is regularly upgraded to ensure standards remain high. Today it is under new management and run by a dedicated team of professionals who are specialised in the hospitality industry.

    The hotel has 368 rooms, including several spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom self-catering apartments. It also has a wide range of facilities, including:

    • 24-hour reception service
    • A bright lobby with comfortable seating
    • Two outdoor swimming pools, including a children’s splash pool
    • An indoor pool and Jacuzzi
    • Ta Piju Restaurant and Sienja Pizzeria
    • Two bars, with regular entertainment
    • A TV room, reading room and internet café
    • Mini golf facilities (coming soon)
    • Meetings rooms
    • Laundry service

    Check the gallery and other features at Hotel’s website:  www.thebugibbahotelmalta.com


    The Bugibba Hotel is brilliantly located in one of Malta’s most popular tourist resorts, making it a fantastic place to stay whether you seek vibrant activities, excellent nightlife or a tranquil escape.

    Bugibba is found in the north of Malta, just a short distance from the popular beach town of Mellieha and the ferry points over to the sister islands of Gozo and Comino. It is a lively place to stay, with an excellent selection of bars, restaurants, clubs and shops.


    The Bugibba promenade, which winds along the beautiful Mediterranean coast, is one of the resort’s most popular areas. Here you can choose to soak up the serene atmosphere of this stunning spot, go for a swim or join in with the many activities – which include bumping cars, trampolines and play areas during the summer months.

    Bugibba is also a great base from where to explore the rest of Malta, and the public transport links are fantastic. Nearby areas of interest include Mosta, Mdina and Rabat, while the beautiful capital city Valletta, as well as the commercial centre Sliema, are both around 30 minutes away.

    Click here for our location on the map


    Registration fee for the Liberty English Camp in Malta is only 160 EUR. Payable within 7 days after registration, through PayPal or bank wire.

    What does the price include?

    • - 7 nights at The Bugibba Hotel, accommodation in suites (serve 4 people: bedroom, living room with sofa bed, bathroom, balcony)
    • - Breakfasts & dinners at the local restaurant
    • - Entire program (lectures, debates, movies, social, etc.)
    • - Free copy of "Why Liberty" book by Tom Palmer

    What is not included in the price?

    • - Travelling to Malta. However, if you need our assistance in finding the best flight deal, please contact us
    • - Optional trip around Malta on Sunday, April 27th (day off during the Camp)
    • - Lunches and one dinner (on April 27th)


    Here you can find some informations about people who make Liberty Camp possible.

    Thomas Kenworthy

    Thomas Kenworthy

    Thomas Kenworthy is self educated in austrian economics and philosopy. He is Norwegian earning a living as a computer scientist while having a big hearth for liberty.


    Glenn Cripe

    Since 2005, Glenn has brought LLI’s Liberty Camps and Seminars to over 1300 students in 15 countries, expanding his network of freedom fighters around the world. When not hosting Liberty Camps, Glenn recruits and develops new local partners, teachers, and donors for the Institute. He also enjoys playing classical piano, attending jazz, opera, and folk events, and hiking in the Arizona mountains and desert. Before co-founding the Institute, Glenn pursued a career in IT development, consulting, and training. He takes special pleasure in having helped translate and publish the works of Ayn Rand into Russian in 1993 — the first time her works could be read in her native language.Originally from Chicago, now an Arizona resident, Glenn has lived in a dozen cities in the US and abroad. He studied languages, finance, and economics at Indiana University. He speaks Italian, French, and a bit of German


    Jacek Spendel

    PhD candidate (Political Philosophy) at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. Graduated in sociology at the University of Silesia and also studied at the Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Mr. Spendel is a founder and president of the Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation and ex-director of the Polish-American Leadership Academy, FEF’s flagship project. Spendel also serves as the Local Coordinator for the European Students for Liberty. He is a former president of the KoLiber (Conservative – Libertarian) Youth Association. As Polish representative of the Language of Liberty Institute, he organized four times Liberty English Camp in Poland. Spendel has Professional experience in think-tank management from the Globalization Institute (where he worked between 2005 and 2012) and broad contacts in the worldwide freedom movement.


    Matthew Tyrmand

    Matthew Tyrmand is the son of the writer, philosopher and anti communist dissident Leopold Tyrmand. After growing up in NYC and attending University of Chicago he embarked on a career on Wall Street that lasted throughout his 20s. After 2008 when the free market began to be co-opted by massive statist interventionism he decided he was fed up with the industry and began working for himself as a consultant to small businesses helping entrepreneurs grow their enterprises. In 2013 he began working with a US based think tank called OpenTheBooks dedicated to putting all government spending online and into a meta data commons for all citizens to be able to call out the waste, inefficiency and fraud that is endemic to all big and intrusive governments. He obtained Polish citizenship in 2010 and has since been a vocal supporter of shrinking the Polish government as well and an even more vocal opponent of the pension nationalization. He published a book (“Jestem Tyrmand, Syn Leopolda”) about his experiences engaging his Polish roots, working on Wall Street, growing up in NYC, and being his father’s son in October 2013. He is available to have a beer with who ever is buying- except socialists- as he knows they never pay with their money and likes long walks on the beach and candlelit dinners.


    Andy Eyshen

    Andy is a co-founder and director of the Language of Liberty Institute. An Australian citizen, originally from Luxembourg, Andy currently works as a management consultant from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Andy’s special contribution to LLI and the Liberty Camps is his broad experience with consulting, organizational development, and training programs.


    Todor Papic

    Todor Papić is a member of Libek – Libertarian Club from Serbia and the Local Coordinator for European Students for Liberty. He is also the co-founder and program director of “Legalizuj”. He is a student of international relations at the University of Belgrade, currently studying in Warsaw, Poland, mostly interested in political philosophy, political theory, and economics.

    Traveling to Malta

    Travelling to Malta


    We believe that our first Liberty English Camp in Malta will be a truly international experience, attracting people coming from different countries. Trip to Malta is one of the most crucial things regarding the Camp’ planning. Every participant is taking responsibility for his/her trip to the island. However, we are happy to suggest you different flight options. Below, you can see different flight connections we found doing research in January. These prices could have already changed but we recommend you to check them out. We sorted them from the cheapest up to 200 EUR. We put it here only to help you find out the best travelling solutions. If you need more advice, please write to us on libertycamp@wp.pl


    All the connections are scheduled for the Camp’ dates: April 23 – April 30, 2014.


    59 EUR: Trapani (Sicily, Italy) to Malta. Carrier: Ryanair


    68 EUR: Milan/Bergamo (Italy) to Malta. Carrier: Ryanair


    90 EUR: Bologna (Italy) to Malta. Carrier: Ryanair


    105 EUR: Rome (Italy) to Malta. Carrier: Alitalia


    110 EUR: London (United Kingdom) to Malta. Carrier: Easyjet


    114 EUR: Barcelona (Spain) to Malta. Operator: Vueling


    132 EUR (548 PLN): Krakow (Poland) to Malta. Carrier: Ryanair


    144 EUR: Budapest (Hungary) to Malta. Carrier: WizzAir


    165 EUR: Manchester (United Kingdom) to Malta. Operator: Easyjet


    165 EUR: Paris (France) to Malta. Carrier: Air Malta


    188 EUR: Brussels (Belgium) to Malta. Carriers: Lufthansa & Air Malta


    190 EUR: Prague (Czech Republic) to Malta. Carrier: CSA


    196 EUR: Istanbul (Turkey) to Malta. Carrier: Turkish Airlines


    200 EUR: Dusseldorf (Germany) to Malta. Operator: Lufthansa


    201 EUR: Moscow (Russia) to Malta. Carrier: Alitalia



    If you have any questions about the camp, you can contact Jacek Spendel. Below you can find any needed contact detail.

    Contact Details

    • Jacek Spendel, Manager, Liberty English Camp Malta 2014
    • e-mail: spendel@fundacjawip.org
    • tel: +48 509 615 488
    • skype: jacek.spendel

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