Camp Sierra de Guadarrama (Madrid)

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Majadahonda in collaboration with the Rotary Clubs of Madrid and Castilla-León (SPAIN)



25 students (one boy and one girl ONLY per country. 


18 – 25 years old


30th July to 12th August, 2018


Casa de la Cueva Youth Hostel (Peguerinos, Ávila) and U Hostel (Madrid)


Nature and culture


Spanish / English


To encourage friendship and understanding among people from different backgrounds and cultures.


Applications should be received by 15th May, 2018


All participants are responsible for their medical insurance policies, according to the guidelines in Rotary International Code of Policies on Travel Insurance for Students, which covers illness, accident, third party damages and personal effects. European participants should bring their European Health Insurance Card.

ACCEPTANCE  AND PAYMENT:                

Students will be accepted provisionally upon receipt of a scanned application form with two passport size photographs on a first come first served basis, allowing for gender balancing. 

CAMP FEE:               

420 Euros. 

Preferred method of payment is by transfer to the “Club Rotario de Majadahonda”,


Account  ES93-2108-4832-0700-3346-5710

but it could also be paid in cash upon arrival at the CAMP.


We advise participants to bring some pocket money for their personal expenses.


Send your application to Ángel Blanco: Camp.2018 (at) with a copy to: cl (at)


30th July, 2018 (between 10 am and 2 pm preferably) 
Place:  Madrid U Hostel
Sagasta,  number  22
28004 - Madrid


12th August, 2018 (from 10 am onwards)


 30thJuly (MONday):

Arrival to Madrid. Gathering at: Madrid U Hostel, Sagasta 22, 28004 - Madrid). Welcome dinner.

31st July (TUESday):                  

Guided tour of the Royal Palace

1st August (WEDNEsday):              

Visit to Avila

2nd August (thursday):        

Swimming Pool and sports activities

3rd August (Friday):            

Visit to Segovia

4th August (Saturday):                  

Rotary day

5th August (Sunday):              

Trek to Mount Abantos

6th August (Monday):                

Swimming pool and fun activities

7th August (Tuesday):               

Visit to Salamanca

8th August (Wednesday):              

Fun and sport activities.

9th August (Thursday):         

Visit to El Escorial and Majadahonda,

10th August (Friday):           

Gymkhana and international dinner.

11th August (Saturday):                

Walking tour of Madrid

12th August (Sunday):            

Breakfast, good bye and return home.


We intend to offer participants an enjoyable time that includes cultural activities and the practice of different sports, surrounded by nature up on the hills near Madrid.


In order to guarantee the correct functioning of the camp, we have established some general rules:

  • ·     Be on time for the activities
  • ·     Take part in all activities
  • ·     Keep the house and rooms clean and tidy
  • ·     Follow activity leaders’ instructions
  • ·     Maintain a good relation with the other students
  • ·     Respect nature and follow our moto:

Treat others the way you would like others to treat you



  • -      Student Card (extremely important)
  • -      Sleeping bag
  • -      Towel
  • -      Hiking boots or trainers and socks
  • -      Swimming clothes (costume and sandals)
  • -      Jumpers or fleece (temperatures can go down to 10º C at night)
  • -      Long trousers
  • -      Toilet bag
  • -      Torch and water bottle

Bear in mind that we will alternate day trips to towns with hiking and sports days.  Therefore, plan your luggage accordingly.


you can bring some traditional products from your respective countries to prepare something for the International Dinner, if you wish.


Carmen Lopez-Videla
Telf.: 34 915 487 879
E mail:  cl (at)

Ángel Blanco
E-mail: camp.2017 (at)


The accommodation during the camp, with the exception of the days of arrival and departure, which will take place at the U Hostel Albergue Juvenil Madrid, Sagasta, number 22, Madrid, will take place at the Albergue “Casa de la Cueva”.

The Albergue “Casa de la Cueva” is situated at 8 km from the village of Peguerinos in Ávila and at 14 km from the El Escorial or from El Alto del Leon, surrounded by a beautiful pine area which forms the Regional Park of Guadarrama, it is managed by the Association 2001,  as well as other existing leisure facilities in the area.

The Albergue “Casa de la Cueva” offers the following:

  • ·                                  45 vacancies in rooms of four people in bunk beds
  • ·                                  Living room and dining room with a fire place and a barbeque
  • ·                                  Heating as well as hot water by Propane Gas
  • ·                                  Electricity by diesel generator

Because “Casa de la Cueva” is within the Regional Park of Guadarrama bounderies, it is subjected to environmental restrictions, such as not having electricity, which is supplied by the diesel power generator, which does not operate between 12 pm to 7 am.

For the same reason, no WI-FI connection is available and the telephone communication is done through mobile network for voice, not having coverage for data. 

However, in the all the visits to the various cities, which the programme contemplates, there will normally be voice, 3G data connection (4G in Madrid), as well as free WI-FI in many establishments in the city.