Fantastic Acroatia Questions

What is Acroatia?

Acroatia is an annual acrobatics festival held in the unbelievable nature of Croatia. We strive to foster values of community, curiosity, friendship, movement, and a simple life of campfires, open sky, and skinny dipping. Of course, acro is what brings us together, although, not necessarily what keeps us together. 😉

In our workshops, we mainly cover partner acrobatics such as acroyoga, icarians, whips, standing acro, dance acro, and group acro (trios, banquine, etc.). And standalone acrobatic disciplines such as floorwork acrobatics, inversions, handstands, etc.

Our participants often do yoga, ariel acrobatics, pole dancing, slackline, climbing, juggling, capoeira, salsa, gymnastics, calisthenics, cycling…

Is Acroatia for you?

If not for you then for who? 🙂

It is intense, it is breathtaking, it is out of your comfort zone, it is gorgeous, and it is something that you will never regret doing once you are old(er).

We invite all levels to the festival and you don’t have to come with a partner. Please, do not expect us to be an Acro Tinder app (this thing usually resolves by itself)

Last year’s applications (level & base/flyer ratio):

Am I a base, a flyer or same sameall applications last year


The location is stunningly beautiful!

We are situated at the point where two rivers meet (Tounjcica and Mreznica), and surrounded by greenery.

The location is remote and it is not the easiest to arrive at. We are an hour’s drive from the first town and 5 km downhill from the first road. That road was all macadam up until recently. For the last few weeks, the works have started and the municipality is paving the road, hopefully, it will reach all the way to the camp by the time of Acroatia.

Sanitation facilities

There are 4 unisex dry toilets in the camp (there’s no flush button).

Additionally, we’ve built 2 open-air dry toilets hidden in the woods, for those wanting an even more basic set-up. 😉

There are faucets with running water for your water bottles, washing hands, and dental hygiene.

The showering and refreshing are done mainly in the river. We’ve made two camping-style showers (with water bags), secluded in between the trees, to provide you with a bit of privacy.

It is of utter importance to use biodegradable toiletries, this includes soap, shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste, hair conditioner, and preferably your sunblock and body oil/cream. We won’t supervise your showering, but we encourage you to use the toiletries only in the built showers so that the product gets filtered before reaching the rivers.


Croatian summers are hot, with temperatures varying between 25°C and 35°C depending on the region.

Our camp’s location has an average of 28°C during the day and 16°C during the night. It’s possible to experience a few days of light summer rain, so have that in mind when packing.

We did have heavy rain and storm surprises in 2023 (as did most of Europe). This is unusual, but we can’t predict the conditions for 2024. We do our best to make the environment cozy and the schedule going, but we can’t beat the weather, so please make sure to bring clothes that make you feel cozy and warm in case of rain and chilly temperatures.


You can come with your solution:

Tent – you need to bring your tent, sleeping gear, and whatever else makes you feel comfortable

Van/camper/wagon car – places are limited, and you can’t connect to the camp’s electric grid (it scares the fuses); it applies to the wagon car only if you sleep in it

Hammock – we got the trees, you need everything else 😉

There are also accommodations that you can book from us:

Dormitory – you will receive a mattress and a pillow; 10 mattresses available

Hut – two separate beds (mattress and a pillow)

Tent – we only rent out tents

Floating tent – a tent suspended in the air between the trees

–> In either of the cases, you will have to bring your sleeping bag with you! (if you can’t, write to us)

Do not expect luxury/glamping conditions. It is not that kind of fun 😉

Teachers and workshops

Most of our teachers we know personally, were a part of Acroatia in one way or another, and we grew with them throughout the years. At the heart of Acroatia lies our vision of creating a synergy of like-minded people, nature, and movement.  We take immense pride in our teacher selection year after year, although our truest desire is that you come for the experience, not the names.

All our teachers are paid the same, with no exceptions.

Acrobatics workshops are divided into 3 levels, depending on the level of the participants. Usually, it’s open-level, intermediate, and advanced. We remember our first acro conventions and festivals as green newbies, and we want to welcome everyone, including the freshly baked acrobats. Although, if you’ve just dipped your toe in L-basing you might find yourself overwhelmed.

We also have 2 important boards at the festival: “I want to teach” and “I want to learn”. Everyone at the festival can offer to teach/share a passion of theirs or can express a desire to learn a specific topic/trick. Feel free to bring your quirky interest/s! These workshops aren’t paid.

Food and drinks


Our dream trio, Aleksandra, Neven, and Bart, is with us for the 5th year! <3

They will prepare three meals a day for us and snacks between lunch and dinner.

Our cooks cook vegan dishes, but they also serve vegetarian options with every meal (think eggs, cheese, honey, etc.), they just don’t incorporate them in the main dishes.

They will also prepare snacks (fruits, bread, jams, etc.) that will always be available to you in the hours between lunch and dinner.

Apart from the food provided by the cooks, we are also offering meat. This will be prepared 3 times during each 10 days by our dear friends. To eat meat, simply add yourself to the list upon registration.

If you have any food intolerances or allergies you can indicate them in the registration form.


A kettle and a coffee machine are for free use, you are welcome to prepare tea/coffee for yourself/others whenever you feel like it.

We will have beers (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) and soda in our offer. Those will be charged to cover the cost and delivery.


The short answer is: yes.

The long answer is:

Yes, you can bring your kid/s.

The kids can partake in the workshops as long as you are taking that workshop with them and they aren’t disrupting other participants or the teacher/s. We don’t offer a program for kids yet (maybe you want to offer something? Write to us!).

You are responsible for their well-being and safety.

You will find the pricing for children in the registration form.


You are welcome to bring your dog as long you are sure they are well-adjusted and friendly towards other dogs, kids, and people.

During the workshops, your dog needs to be away from all the action, for the safety of the dog and the participants.

Please, keep your dog away from the training mats, especially if they have muddy paws or have just come from a swim.

During the meals, please keep your dog away from the people eating.

Keep in mind that some people are afraid of dogs or just don’t like them.

You are responsible for any poo lying around.

Maybe-talent show

Formally known as a ‘No-talent show’, ‘Maybe-talent show’ is an open stage event on our day-before-the-last-day, 7th of August this year.

‘Maybe-talent show’ is an invitation to everyone who’d like to share their sparkling selves with us on a stage. It can be as weird as you want it to be, it can be acro, stand-up, circus, singing, conceptual theatre,…and it doesn’t have to be any of these things. It’s up to you.

You can do it alone, or in a group, come prepared, prepare it on the spot, or shine unprepared. We don’t care, we just want to tell you that whatever it is, we’ll love it!

Early arrival

Please don’t. To ensure a smooth arrival for you and smooth logistics for us, please plan your travel so that you can arrive at the official start of the festival.

The arrival day for the first 10 days is the 19th of July.

The arrival day for the 2nd 10 days is the 30th of July.

Our registration desk and accommodation arrangements start at 13h on the arrival day, and the first served meal is dinner.


Shuttle service

  1. Free Shuttles from Ogulin to the Camp:
    • Free shuttles are organized for transportation from Ogulin to the camp
    • Each official arrival and departure day includes 2 free shuttle rides (1 in the early afternoon, and 1 in the late afternoon)
    • To reserve a spot on the free shuttle, you need to put your name on the list once you receive the ‘Welcome letter’
  2. Paid Shuttle Service:
    • If you need to travel outside the provided time slots for the free shuttles, you can opt for the paid shuttle service
    • To book the paid shuttle, you need to put your name on the list once you receive the ‘Welcome letter’
  3. Booking Timing for Paid Shuttle:
    • It’s important to note that the paid shuttle service can only be booked at times between 07:00 (7 AM) and 20:00 (8 PM)
    • Outside this time frame, the paid shuttle service is not available

Free time and activities

There will be 2.5 days of free time within each 10-day period.

On these days, there won’t be any scheduled led acrobatics workshops. Depending on energy levels and interest, these slots may be filled by proposals from the ‘I want to teach’ and ‘I want to learn’ boards.

Here are some suggestions on how to spend your free time: rest, read, swim, play games, prepare an act for the ‘Maybe-talent show,’ make friends, play instruments,…you get the picture 😉

As we are situated along the riverbank, we encourage you to bring inflatables and sunglasses. 😉

Take a stroll on the pathway leading to what used to be the Frankopan fortress. Although the fortress is no longer present, you will enjoy a picturesque view of the canyon.

Feel free to take a canoe and explore one of the two rivers surrounding us. The tranquility and vibrant colors are sure to recharge your batteries.

Additionally, we offer the option to arrange diving and/or rafting with the local club. More info on this will be provided soon.

What and where is Croatia?

The crescent-shaped country located in southeast Europe, Croatia is geographically diverse and undeservedly beautiful.

What does the word “Acro” mean?

-acro- comes from Greek, where it has the meaning “high. ” This meaning is found in such words as: acrobat, acronyx, acrophobia, acropolis, acronia, acroyoga…

Start and end of the festival


  • Full festival and 1st 10 days:

We welcome you on the 19th of July. Arrival and registration start from 13h.

The opening of the festival is at 16h (acro games, introduction of the teachers).

The first-served meal is dinner at 18h.

  • 2nd 10 days:

We welcome you on the 30th of July. Arrival and registration start from 13h.

The opening of the festival is at 16h (acro games, introduction of the teachers).

The first-served meal is dinner at 18h


  • 1st 10 days

We say bye-bye to you on the 29th of July.

The last-served meal is breakfast. You are welcome to stay for the morning workshops but we kindly ask you to say “bye” to us by 13h.

  • Full festival and 2nd 10 days

We say bye-bye to you on the 9th of August.

The last-served meal is breakfast. The last workshop is yoga before breakfast.

If you wish to give us a hand to restore the camp to its original state by joining us in cleaning the mats, taking down the longes and flying tents, etc. we will gladly accept it. There will be leftovers from the kitchen available the whole day for all the extra hands.

Refund and cancelation policy

In the unfortunate case that you can’t join us for whatever reason you will receive a full refund (minus the 25€ admin fee) until the 31st of May.

Refunds are no longer possible after the 31st of May.

Plans change and life happens, we understand, so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to send an email to

Value of your festival ticket

Have you ever wondered what’s included in the price of your ticket?

When you purchase a ticket, you’re not just paying for sustenance and a place to rest your head. You’re also supporting a vibrant community of acrobats and enthusiasts. Here’s where your money goes:

  1. Superb teachers: We bring in over 15 experienced teachers in the 3 weeks to ensure you get the best training and inspiration in every session.
  2. Location Rental: We’re thrilled to have secured a secluded location nestled in untouched nature. Your ticket contributes to renting the entire camp exclusively for Acroatia, meaning it’s just us and the camp owners. This privilege allows us to create a unique acro community, enjoy privacy, and build a space of trust and familiarity.
  3. Authentic Atmosphere: We spare no expense in creating the perfect ambiance. Your ticket helps cover the rent of traditional Bedouin tents, custom-made lounges and their up-keep, string lights, maintenance supplies, and just a bunch of those little things that you never think of but turn out to be essential adding an extra touch of authenticity to your experience.
  4. Gratitude to Volunteers: Your support allows us to offer free festival access to our dedicated long-term volunteers as a token of appreciation for their hard work and commitment.
  5. Convenient Transportation: Say goodbye to worries about getting around! Your ticket helps fund our free shuttle service on arrival and departure days, making it easy for you to come for the fun and leave
  6. Expert Culinary Delights: When we talk about food, it’s not just about the grocery list—it’s about the expertise and time of three dedicated cooks who plan and procure the extensive menu, and tirelessly prepare meals for over 150 people throughout the event.
  7. Supporting the Organizers and Crew: Once the festival is over, and all expenses are covered, the remaining funds go towards supporting the dedicated organizers and their friends who put in months of hard work to bring the event to life.
  8. Merchandise: Who doesn’t love some cool swag? 🙂 Your ticket helps us provide merch like stickers and stencil equipment, so you can take home a piece of the festival with you.

When you buy a ticket, you’re not just investing in acro training; you’re investing in a community, an experience, and memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks for being a part of our journey!