The Facilities team is already hard at work to prepare for the 2023 Haarlem Jamborette. At the moment, the campsite is a public recreational area with a number of big fields around it: the fields we will pitch our tents at! There is nothing to show that there is going to be a big 12-day international scout camp in the summer of 2023.
During the camp, the site will be closed to the general public. We organise and take care of a lot of facilities in addition to organising your activities. Like taking care of water supply for a nice shower after a long hike and sewers for toilets. You know what to to there 😉
But also electricity to charge your phone as well as the internet connection and the Wi-Fi network, so you won’t have any problems to get on the internet and tell everyone at home about what you’ve been up to. Several teams work hard to prepare all this, and you can also count on them during the camp! After all the preparations, these teams will be ready to meet you during the camp, including the staff that takes care of food and drinks, the first-aiders, the security and the staff in the Mokkie that will make sure you get that lovely cold Coke. Scroll down to read al about the facilities we offer during the Haarlem Jamborette 2023!
Team Food Supply will make sure you eat and drink like you are in a 5-star restaura… scout camp! We will take care of anything and everything that you can eat and drink. We will provide you daily with crates and coolers containing everything you need for breakfast, lunch and dinner to prepare yourself. We will also supply things like bin bags, fruit, squash and snacks. Even the recipe for dinner is included, so you don’t have to worry about that! It goes without saying that we take hygiene and food safety very seriously, and we will work according to the HACCP standards.
We try to cater for the different preferences of participants as much as possible by varying the menus. Furthermore, we take in account the following common dietary requirements: vegetarian, no pork, lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance, nut intolerance and diabetes. However, we can only do this if we know about your dietary requirements prior to the camp, so we can take them into account during our food shopping tour. If you have any dietary requirements, your scout leader will be asked let us know in advance.
If you fancy a savoury snack, you can visit the Snack Corner, where you will find a wide range of snacks like fries, frikadellen (minced-meat hot dogs), croquettes and burgers. We will offer low prices and like everywhere else, you can pay with Jambos! If you have no idea what a real Dutch frikandel tastes like, you really have to pay the Snack Corner a visit!
Fancy something to drink or do you want to celebrate your time at the Haarlem Jamborette? The Mokkie is the one and only Jambo café! Here, we will sell coffee, tea, soft drinks, sweets, crisps, ice cream and lots more all day long. During the day, this is the place to relax in the sun with a nice drink, and at night it's the place to be for a fun party!
At the tent of Team Medical/First Aid, there will be quite a big team of qualified first-aiders ready to help you, and a GP (doctor) will be holding consultation sessions daily.
The team will of course also be on call 24/7 to give first aid in case of an accident on site. Apart from these responsibilities, the team also keeps an eye on the hygiene and well-being during the camp, and they can safely store any medication in a cool place if neccessary.
Practically anything you might need at the Haarlem Jamborette will be available in the Jambo Shop, from tents and sleeping bags to toiletries and souvenirs. We sell unique Jamborette sweaters and t-shirts with fun slogans and the 2023 logo, and we can of course also help you out if you need a torch, batteries, or a memory card for a camera or another device. Furthermore, you will be able to buy a new uniform, scout belt, badges and name tapes here. And since you’re in the Netherlands: you can also buy typical Dutch products like clogs, flower bulbs and liquorice!
We have our own currency at the Haarlem Jamborette: the Jambo. These are plastic coins in a variety of designs, that you can use to pay for anything you want to buy during the Jamborette! The Jambo Bank is responsible for exchanging euros for Jambos, and you can pay by card here, which will be free of charge. If you would like to use a credit card (VISA/Master/AMEX), you will have to pay a commission fee, which will be announced at a later time.
One Jamborette campsite and thousands of scouts from all over the world. These are the ingredients for a super awesome camp and one team is essential to make sure everything is safe: Team Host! The team has several tasks, including checking the fire safety, which is why they will visit your kitchen at the beginning of the camp to ensure there are no fire hazards. They will also coordinate the emergency services in case of any small ‘incidents’. Should the fire department, police or ambulance be required, Team Host will be there to guide the emergency services as quickly as possible. The team also patrols around the campsite and guards the entrance gate to prevent theft and keeping out unwanted guests. A safe feeling matters most!
During your stay at the Jamborette, you will definitely meet the people from the teams mentioned above, but apart from these there are a lot of other teams that contribute towards and during the Jamborette. You won’t see these people very often, but it’s good to know that so many people are working behind the scenes to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Team Infra provides the Jamborette with the necessary tents, electricity, bathroom facilities and all materials for the programme. This team also has the people and knowledge that ensure we have a phone connection and internet, and all other logistics are running well. At the Jambo Kids Club the children of our staff are entertained.
The Media Team keeps you up to date with all the news, is active on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube and makes sure the website is running well. The Service Team builds all the facilities, makes sure they are in ship-shape condition and looks after the cleaning and garbage removal.
The camp leaders manage all the teams and makes sure the Jamborette operates smoothly and Team Events organizes the main theme, many special activities and ceremonies, like the opening and closing ceremony. The staff restaurant cooks delicious meals for all members of the Jamborette staff so they stay refreshed and last but not least the Support team helps every team, from the service teams to the programme teams, that need an extra hand.
Fun fact: all volunteers are a part of subcamp Blue, the volunteers subcamp. That’s why they all wear blue t-shirts!
This team combines a number of tasks in the so called ‘back office’ area; mainly focused on registration of participants and financial matters like camp fee payments. Also your requests such as transportation to and from the campsite, providing documents for visa applications, camp gear rental, and much more, will be handled by this team. During the camp this team is our financial HQ. If you have any questions you can contact this team on firstname.lastname@example.org.