Participants will stay at a scout’s cottage 20 kilometers North of Copenhagen, in an area called Nærum (pronounced Naerum). This means that shopping, cooking, dishwashing and taking care of the place will be part of the program (joint efforts) in addition to the activities listed under “What?” It also means that boys and girls will all sleep in the same dormitory, and the accommodation will simple cottage style, however all appliances are available.
The camp accepts 20 foreign participants aged 21-25 on their arrival at the camp. We take a maximum of two - preferably one from each gender, from each country. Verbal and written communication in English (mandatory), which is the language of the camp. Further participants must not have taken part in more than one Rotary camp prior, and must be sponsored by a Rotary club in their own country. Health insurance, visa etc. are all the participants’ own responsibility.
You organize and pay for your own journey to and from Copenhagen. While you are here, following will be provided: Accommodation, necessary food, transport and entrance. Only, you must pay a participation fee of 1000 Danish Crowns on your arrival. We recommend bringing about DKK 1000 as allowance. Remember that Denmark still use Danish Kroner as currency.
The program of the camp focuses on two important features of Scandinavian society and tradition: Environment and Democracy. As for environment, you will experience the Danish nature, and we will show you how we try to protect our environment. Our democracy part will, further to political democracy, focus on democracy at work, and in education and on taking care of those in need. We will have a vocational day, where you can visit work places with four options of lines of work. We will show and tell you a lot, hope for your involvement and inspiration. We also want you to tell us what is important to you in your own countries - That is what “The peoples’ day” is about.