FAQ

Can I register for Haarlem Jamborette 2023?

Pre-registration is available today, regular registration will start from January 2021. Obviously you don’t fully commit yet in this stage. January 2021 we will ask you to re-confirm your registration.

When does the camp take place?

The opening ceremony of the Jamborette will be on the afternoon/evening of Sunday 6th August and the closing ceremony will be in the evening of Tuesday 15th August 2023. The campsite is open from Saturday 5th August and will be closed at Wednesday 16th August. Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to stay on the campsite for another night.

What is the location of the Haarlem Jamborette 2023?

The Jamborette is held in Recreatiegebied Spaarnwoude (Spaarnwoude Recreational Area), a nature reserve located between Amsterdam, Haarlem and Velsen. This reserve has many hiking routes, a mountain bike track, swimming lakes and even a ski slope and a climbing wall. In addition, big events are held in the reserve every year, and in 2023 the Jamborette will be one of them.

You can get to the site by bike and car, and there is a railway station (Halfweg-Zwanenburg Station) nearby for those travelling by public transport. We have a limited number of parking spaces on site for cars and coaches of participating groups.

Are there age restrictions voor participants?

To participate in the Haarlem Jamborette you must be between 10 and 17 years old.

What is the camp fee for the 2023 Jamborette?

The camp fee for the 2023 Jamborette will be published later in 2020, including discount options. The camp fee includes your stay, all food and drinks, toilets, washing facilities, hot showers, free Wi-Fi, 9 days full of activities, the open day and 1 day off to do your own activities.

 

What will the programme look like?

The Program Team of the 2023 Haarlem Jamborette is working on organising a challenging, active and varied programme again. Every day will have a different theme and activities to go with it, organised by these teams: Aqua, Trail, Hikes, Sports, Arts & Crafts and Jambotours. Below you will find the 2019 schedule and activities, as a reference. Take a look at our 2019 activities>>

Are there activities for leaders only as well?

As a leader your first responsibility is of course to make sure your own group is running well, meaning that you ensure the tents are pitched, the meals are cooked, and your scouts arrive on time for the various activities. As a rule of thumb, we expect groups to bring a maximum of 1 leader per 6 participants. We expect leaders to come along on the excursions, hikes and other activities away from the campsite. You will also have the opportunity to join in with the activities on site and sometimes we will ask your help to supervise these activities.

We expect leaders to come along on the excursions, hikes and other activities away from the campsite. You will also have the opportunity to join in with the activities on site and sometimes we will ask your help to supervise these activities

In the evenings, various activities will take place on the sub camps, and we would particularly like to involve the leaders of the participating groups. If you have a good idea for a fantastic international evening activity… make sure you remember it for now and wait for more information from the sub camp staff.

We will give leaders that have some free time and don’t want to sit around in front of their tent a few opportunities to participate in a special activity or come to a social gathering for an enjoyable time.

How many leaders should I bring?

As a leader your first responsibility is of course to make sure your own group is running well, meaning that you ensure the tents are pitched, the meals are cooked and your scouts arrive on time for the various activities. As a rule of thumb, we expect groups to bring a maximum of 1 leader per 6 participants.

We expect leaders to come along on the excursions, hikes and other activities away from the campsite. You will also have the opportunity to join in with the activities on site and sometimes we will ask your help to supervise these activities.

Who can I contact about a visa application?

When you need a Visa to stay in The Netherlands you can contact info@haarlemjamborette.nl

Can I rent camping equipment, such as cooking equipment and tents?

Certain camping gear items will be available for hire, more detailed information will be announced as soon as possible.

Can I already register as an staff?

Not yet! More detailed information will be announced as soon as possible.

I'm having a question which is not listed here?

Please contact info@haarlemjamborette.nl if you can’t find your answer here. We will keep updating this page as the camp is getting closer.

 

Can I attend as a volunteer?

Yes you can! We will publish more info on this subject soon, for Dutch volunteers and IST. The camp dates for volunteers are (at least) 3 August (after dinner) – 17 August, including a volunteer Thank You evening. This is incl. preparations and cleaning up together, because that’s a part of camping too.