A warm welcome to the International Scout and Guide Center Scouting Estate Zeewolde. Together with other visitors and scouts, you will be staying on one of the most beautiful scouting camping sites in the Netherlands. It is important to us that you have a pleasant and safe stay. That's why there are a number of camping rules. On arrival, we will give you a rundown of the most important ones, so that you can inform your group members of them also. During the summer season, we brief all groups staying with us on Saturday night. We'd like to invite you to attend this introductory session.
Arrival and departure
- Please report to the camping staff on arrival. They will be happy to show you your way around on International Scout and Guide Center Scouting Estate Zeewolde. You will receive information about what to do in case of any emergencies, along with the most important phone numbers and addresses of a range of practical facilities in the surrounding area.
- International Scout and Guide Center Scouting Estate Zeewolde is obliged to keep a night register. That's why we like to receive a list of the members of your group on arrival. Use the template available for this.
- Motorised vehicles are prohibited on the estate. Luggage and other equipment can be loaded and unloaded in the car park. From there, you can use the trolleys to transport your luggage to the site. Trailers can be pushed to your campsite or accommodation and then left there.
- There is ample parking, but if you are coming with multiple buses or lorries, please take a moment to discuss this with us in advance.
- Boats can be moored at the jetty according to the camping staff's instructions. Make sure they are moored securely and only run the engine if a vessel is to be moved. Empty the on-board toilet at the designated site. During your stay, you are not permitted to carry out any maintenance work.
- At the end of your stay we will inspect your campsite or building, the immediate surroundings and any inventory that exists. For this reason, make sure to agree your departure time with the camping staff in a timely manner.
- The final invoice will be prepared on departure.
Your stay at the International Scout and Guide Center Scouting Estate Zeewolde
- You are a guest at the International Scout and Guide Center Scouting Estate Zeewolde and are staying in natural surroundings. Please maintain a peaceful environment for your own sake as well as that of other guests and the surrounding area. Make sure any musical instruments or radios are only audible by you. Between 11 am and 7 pm, it must be quiet on the premises. Of course, you can organise a night game, but please discuss this with the camping staff in advance to agree on a suitable location.
- An adult supervisor must be present with every group staying on the estate.
- We operate based on the principle that you are camping on the estate as an independent group. You are therefore obliged to have your own first-aid kit with you. In addition, you must have sufficient fire-extinguishing equipment in place.
- Accidents can always happen. Make sure to report any emergencies or visits to the doctor to the camping staff at all times.
- The toilet buildings are cleaned by all campers on a rota system. A schedule has been drawn up to this end. On departure, you are, as a group, responsible for the final cleaning. To make things as easy as possible for you, we provide the cleaning supplies.
- Bringing pets is not permitted (with the exception of guide dogs). This also applies to any visitors' pets and while guests are being dropped off or picked up.
- The camping staff are happy to be available for you. We do the rounds of the camping site several times a day, and you can find us in the staff quarters. The camping staff monitor compliance with the camping rules and ensure safety onsite.
Camping on the estate
- You can only camp on the estate in tents. Caravans, camper vans and trailer tents are not permitted on either the camping or events fields.
- You are only permitted to camp on the plot designated to you by the camping staff.
- Do your dishes by your tent and use only biodegradable washing-up liquid (this can be obtained from the camping staff). Only throw away hot water once it has cooled down.
- Electrical appliances can only be used outside the buildings in exceptional circumstances and only with permission from the camping staff. The use of generators is not permitted.
- Gas appliances must be approved, and hoses may not be more than three years old.
Activities on the International Scout and Guide Center Scouting Estate Zeewolde
- Swimming is only possible in the 't Aelmere' and 'Talaab' ponds and outside the dike in the Nuldernauw. If the water quality is poor or the water level too low, swimming may be temporarily prohibited. Because of the shallow water depth, diving from the jetty or from any of the moored vessels is not permitted. Fishing is not permitted in the ponds behind the dike, but is possible in the Nuldernauw with the camping staff's permission.
- If you wish to take part in any of the activities available, please book a place with the camping staff in time.
- If you wish to use wood for woodcraft, this can be arranged. Please report to the camping staff if you wish to do so.
- Any tents rented from us must be erected and taken down by you under the camping staff's supervision.
Campfires and burning fuel
- There is a fireplace on your camping plot for a campfire and/or barbecue. Use the fire tray and the firewood available from the camping staff. Gathering wood is not permitted. Let us know immediately if you plan to make a fire.
- Never leave the fire unattended and ensure you have a bucket of water next to the fire at all times. Keep the fire moderately hot.
- In the event of a long-term drought, a fire ban may be instated.
- Cooled ashes can be deposited in the waste container, and large chunks of charred wood can be deposited in the charred-wood shed next to the waste container. These logs will be reused.
Nature, hygiene and waste
- We like to keep site looking nice. Avoid any damage to the planting, do not dig or pick flowers and don't hack away at trees.
- Most of the site can be used for activities, with the exception of the dike. No activities may be organised on the dike.
- You can borrow burlap from the camping staff to make constructions on trees. The use of burlap is mandatory in order to protect the tree bark.
- If you have any waste, hand it in separated. Do not leave any waste onsite. Spent batteries can be handed in to the camping staff. Any game and camping equipment and information materials you have used must be taken home with you at the end of your stay.
- You are free to receive guests during your stay. If they are spending the night, the same rates that apply to members of your group also apply to them. Inform your guests of the camping rules and ask them to report to the camping staff on arrival. If you wish to receive a large group of guests, please discuss this with us in advance.