Hospitality exchange summer camps. The last year’s
edition was a great success and we have spent a crazy 4
days in the small village of Erezée.
The camp is located in The Ardennes in southern
Belgium. It's a region with plenty of extensive forests
and rolling hills. This year, we move to a new camp
location (the village of Marcourt) not far from the
last year’s location but much better because the
river “The ourthe” is crossing the camp.
The camp is in a wild style, which means that we DO NOT
provide any toilets or shower facilities. However we
have planned to dig a dry toilet (a latrine). As for
the shower, just jump on the river that crosses the
The first day of the camp, we will set up tents,
collect wood for campfire and dig the composting toilet
hole. If you wanna help out, just let us know by
contacting one of the organizers.
A bunch of optional activities :
- The 29th august coincides with the village market,
it’s a big yearly gathering with several activities
such as local products exhibition, funny games…
- Visit the craft brewery of "The Fantôme»: Guided
tour by the brewmaster. Approximate price: 3€ (A
glass of beer included).
- Visit the homemade chocolate manufacturer
+ museum entrance (3,5€)
-Hiking in the surrounding villages: From the campsite
to the craft brewery and back to the campsite 2X10 km.
-Visit “The Robert Lenoir Arboretum” which contains
a large collection of trees exotic species. Free
-You might be interested in mountain biking. Bring then
your MTB if you have one.
-Rock climbing: Approximate price 15 €. Kayaking,
rafting: 12 €.
-Soccer game, swimming, exploration, barbecue…
-Visit the nearby medieval city of Durbuy described as
the smallest town in the world. “La roche en
Ardenne” , situated 8 km from the camp site, is
another medieval city that worth to be visited.
-Party all the night around campfire, please brings
your music instruments and your favorite drinks.
Note that there is NO obligation to take part in these
activities. Chilling out with a Belgian beer could be
To cover our costs (the campsite rental + a municipal
tax on rubbish and garbage), we ask you a participation
fee of 7 €, you get then paper wristbands.
You can easily reach the site by public transportation.
“Melreux-Hotton” train station is the closest
station (10 km), then you should take the bus number
13(direction “la Roche en Ardennes”) till the stop
called “Marcourt Pont”. The campsite is 10 minutes
further. In case you arrive late in the evening, we can
pick you up from the train station but you should be
Brussels's airport: 1h
Frankfurt-Hahn airport: 2h30
Maastricht airport: 1h
Brussels South Charleroi Airport: 0h45
Some photos of the last edition (2011):
FROM: August 29th, 2012 - 10:00 am
TO: September 4th, 2012 - 11:59 am
ADDRESS: Rue du vieux moulin, 6987 rendeux. Belgium (
Please follow the Cs signs)