Camp Copenhagen 2017 - General Information


The camp will take place from Saturday, August 12th to Saturday, August 26th with arrivals and departures on the 12th and 26th respectively.


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 fees.

Only, you must pay a participation fee of 1000 Danish Crowns (or 140 Euro) on your arrival.

We recommended bringing about DKK 1000-1500 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 arrange guided tours around Copenhagen with a “time travel” from the buildings raised in the 16th century and to now, with the Danish designed and sustainable low energy buildings focusing building requirements.

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.

An important part of the Danish culture and must do’s is to visit Tivoli, see the Little Mermaid, visit one or more castles, not to mention visiting Rotary clubs.


Saturday 12      Arrivals

Sunday 13        This is Denmark / The peoples’ day

Monday 14        Visit to Copenhagen

Tuesday 15       Activity day 

Wednesday 16  Environmental day

Thursday 17      Democracy day 1: Democracy in everyday life

Friday 18           Tivoli

Saturday 19       Trip to Northern Sealand

Sunday 20          My Copenhagen / Nature day 

Monday 21         Democracy day 2: 

Tuesday 22        Environmental day 2

Wednesday 23   Architecture – How do we build today

Thursday 24      Project day

Friday 25           Evaluation and farewell arrangement

Saturday 26       Departures

**This is a provisional program and subject to change ***

As you can see, we have planned a tight program with lots of input.

The life of a Rotarian is all about putting in the effort, the rewards we get back though our sincerity and commitments, is gratitude and widening of our horizons to meet the new challenges.

We admit that many of the issues can be a bit “academic”, and that is why good English skills are important.

Does Camp Copenhagen 2017 - The Scandinavian Way - Environment and Democracy sound interesting? Then go for it!  Send your application to Camp Copenhagen 2017   => cm-st (at)

(Application dead line is April 1st, 2017 – Participants will be accepted upon receipt and review of application and no more than two participants from each country).

Additional information on Camp Copenhagen 2017 from camp coordinator Mikkel Elsborg on email mikkel (at) or phone +45 21911553

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