ABOUT INTERCAMP

THE FACTS

INTERNATIONAL CAMP

With participants from 10+ countries and programme already organised for you!

WHITSUN, YEARLY

With great tradition the camps takes place over the Whitsun Weekend, 7 weeks after Easter.

CAMPSITE

Each year another campsite is carefully chosen by the organisation team.

LIKEMINDED PEOPLE

For scouts between 11 and 16 years from all associations recognised by WOSM or WAGGGS.

ORGANISE YOUR TRIP

Each troop has to organise its own traveling and provisions.

AFFORDABLE PRICE

The INTERCAMP charges € 25 p.p. (with € 5 early bird discount) for the programme and infrastructure.

BECOME A PART OF IT

The general aim of the Intercamp is the development of international goodwill and friendship through a weekend scout camp and carrying out a programme guide by the scouting principles supporting team-work and sympathy. Therefore each organizing scout association will produce a programme on a more specific theme.

Each of the participating scout associations can organise the camp and act as host nation. The host nation provides a suitable campsite and its infrastructure, including finances, catering arrangements for a service team, and arranges a attractive scout programme which is approved by the Intercamp committee. National and local distinctions should be considered to ensure new impressions in every camp.

Join with your troop

The annual international scout camp is usually restricted to between 2.000 and 3.000 participants, from all over Europa. Currently Scouts from eight nations are part of the Intercamp Committee:
America (BSA), Belgium (GSB), Great Britain (BSWE), The Netherlands (SN), France (SGdF), Germany (RdP), Czech Republic (JUNAK), and Poland (ZHP).

Besides those “member countries” of the Intercamp committee scouts from all other countries or associations are invited as guests, as long as they are part of a WOSM or WAGGGS.

The camp is held each year over the Whitsun weekend from Friday until Monday. Each year, a different nation is responsible for the hosting and organisation of the camp.

Join the IST

The service team is an international team of scout leaders and grown up scouters, who prepares and realises the programme, keep the infrastructure running, in short terms assures Intercamp beeing a success. The camp leadership is taken by the hosting nation.

If you want to become a part of this international service team (IST) ask your national representative for further information or just sign up for the next camp. We are happy about all assistance!

Learn more about the organisation of Intercamp in the knowledge base.

THE INTERCAMP COMMITTEE

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US

Being responsible for the overall organisation of the camp, the Intercamp committee consists of the national representatives from each Intercamp nation. Besides the national rep’s the committee has a chairman, a treasurer, a quartermaster, and one member responsible for communications and public relations.

  • Filip Lamon
    Nat. Rep. Belgium
  • Agnieszka Pospiszyl
    Nat. Rep. Poland
    Chcesz przeżyć skautową przygodę? Jesteś na najlepszej drodze!
  • Stephan Poggio
    Nat. Rep. France
  • Pavel Král
    Nat. Rep. Czech Republic
  • Siegfried van Lomm
    Head of Support
  • Michael Teubner
    Nat. Rep. Germany

    Ich freue mich Euch bei Rückfragen zum Intercamp weiter zu helfen!

  • Kevin Hale
    Nat. Rep. United Kingdom
  • Jan van Neer & Didi Greefhorst-Smael
    Nat. Rep. Netherlands
    Wat je in je hart bewaart raak je nooit meer kwijt.
  • Johannes Fürwentsches
    Communication and PR
  • Alexander Fürwentsches
    Committee Chairman
  • Peter Grunau
    Nat. Rep. United States

    Make international memories, that last a lifetime.

  • Richard Janssen
    Intercamp Treasurer

HISTORY

HOW IT ALL STARTED

In 1966 “Rheindahlen District”, a part of British Scouts Western Europe, organised the “Rheindahlen District Scout Camp” on the airfield at Wegberg Hospital, near to Mönchengladbach. A local German scout troop (DPSG Rabenhorst, Mönchengladbach) and a Dutch scout troop (Scouting Nederland Wellerlooi) were invited to participate in the camp. This camp was a great success and friendships were formed.

The following year, Piet Deckers († 2015) from Wellerloi and Fred Wurm († 2014) from Mönchengladbach agreed to organise a reciprocal camp. The first Intercamp as such, which as already named Intercamp, took place at Wellerlooi in the Netherlands on the Whitsun weekend 1967. From this beginning, the idea of an annual International Scout camp over Whitsun weekend has been nurtured and has grown into the current cult status of Intercamp.

FAQ & CONTACT

ANY QUESTIONS LEFT?

Sure! As long as you meet the requirements mentioned above, you can join either the international service team (IST) or participate with your troop. Just make sure you agree to our camp rules.

The participation fee is € 25 p.p. (both troop participant or IST). This price is reduced to € 20 if you pay your fee on time – the date is communicated within the registration process, but it is usually March 1st.

This fee covers the expenses for the campsite, the infrastructure, water, the program, meals for the IST, and so on… What you need to take care of yourself is travel expenses, insurance, your camping gear, and as a troop your meals as well.

The registration usually runs from November until March or April. During the registration period you can register online using this website. For any special questions you can contact your countries national representative within the Intercamp committee.

GET IN TOUCH

If you have any questions about Intercamp after working your way through this page, please feel free to contact us! Preferably you write us in english, but you can also write us in your mother tongue, we will make sure to find some one who speaks your language.

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INTERCAMP e.V.

The legal entity behind Intercamp is the Intercamp e.V. a german non-profit association. Please use the following details for official concerns.
Intercamp e.V.
Unnützstr. 19a
81825 München
Germany