Singing, sports and wilderness in Upper Austria



First day: 2018-08-18 Last day: 2018-08-31

Host Country and District(s)

Austria / Districts 1910 and 1920

1st Contact address (Please send your applications to both contacts)

Rotary Club: Kirchdorf/Krems
Responsible Rotarian: Michael Huber
ZIP Code, City: A-4560 Kirchdorf/Krems
Tel: +43 664 539 22 73
Fax: +43 7582 52 00 74
e-mail: drmichaelhuber (at)

Rotary Club: Kremsmünster
Responsible Rotarian: Thomas Kremsmair
ZIP Code, City: A-4550 Kremsmünster
Tel: +43 664 403 16 66
Fax: +43 7588 70 09 18
e-mail: thomas (at)

2nd Contact address

Rotary Multidistrict Youth Exchange:
Kurt Widhalm
Alserstraße 14/1/4a
A-1090 Wien
Tel. +43 664 337 04 25
Fax. +43 1 405 88 76
e-mail: kwidhalm (at)


During the first week of the camp you will experience untouched na-ture at the National Park Kalkalpen.
The second week stands for singing, doing sports and outdoor activities.


English (basic knowledge is recommended), German


Upper Austria: region Pyhrn-Eisenwurzen, Kirchdorf/Krems,


First week: Lodge Holzgraben, National Park Kalkalpen
Second week: either hostel-stay or Rotarian families – this will be decided in a few weeks, Kirchdorf/Krems, Kremsmünster


Journey to and from Kirchdorf/Krems; some pocket money will be helpful.
Additional fee of 150€ required, to be paid after application is accepted.


During the first week you will stay together with two rangers in the Camp Holzgraben at the National Park Kalkalpen. The lodge is located in a one-hour walking distance from civilisation (Hengstpass
Road) at a lonely, sunny clearing in the middle of the national park forest. The National Park Kalkalpen is the largest forestry conservation area of Austria. In the wilderness you experience how nature really is. The conscious perception of wilderness leads people to their origin and facilitates a new form of face to face encounter with nature.
Observation of wild animals, fire technique, orientation in the wilderness is scheduled.
The Lodge is very comfortable. Food will be provided and finalized by the group. Cooking together at the fires pot is one of the special highlights.
Attention: There is no mobile reception at the camp. For further detail see:
Second week: In the midmorning the participants will be singing together with some local singers under the guidance of a professional choirmaster.
In the afternoon there are special sport events and outdoor activities also guided by professional trainers.
For both, singing and doing sports, we need non-professionals.
It is just important to have fun and joy in making music and athletic activities.


Participant is obliged to have an insurance against illness and accidents, including transport home if this should be necessary – the organising clubs will take out an insurance, costs of insurance are included in the application fee.


2018-08-18 (only this arrival day is possible)
2018-08-31 (no later departure day possible)
Point of arrival is Kirchdorf an der Krems, Upper Austria.
Best way to reach Kirchdorf/Krems is via Linz Central Station (Linz
Hauptbahnhof), from Blue Danube Airport Linz (Flughafen Linz
Hörsching) take a bus or taxi to the Central station.
From Vienna International Airport (Flughafen Wien Schwechat) or Vienna Central Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof) to Linz and Kirchdorf/Krems per train.
Individual self-organized transport from Linz and Vienna by train to Kirchdorf/Krems (hourly train connections from Linz to Kirchdorf/Krems).


Maximum number of participants: 15
No pre-reservations accepted without full application form. The decision about acceptance
or refusal of the candidate is strictly within the responsibility of the organising clubs. The organising clubs will inform applicants about their decision as soon as possible.


Minimum age: 16      Maximum age: 20


Closing date: March 31st, 2018
Please use your district`s form or RI application form for „Short-term Program“
(PA2-763-EN-(793)994-20M/25), send copies to all Contact Addresses! Electronic submission of applications is necessary!

Special remarks

Participants should be in good physical condition.
A list of required outdoor equipment for the first week of the camp will be provided.

With kind regards
RC Kirchdorf/Krems
RC Kremsmünster
Michael Huber YEO RC Kirchdorf/Krems
Thomas Kremsmair YEO RC Kremsmünster