In 2021, some camps are organising camp experiences for you to participate in. We are hopeful that they will be able to go ahead. Camps will follow the local conditions closely, and may have to cancel activities if the local COVID-19 situation forces them to do so. If you have already signed up for a camp-activity you will be informed when this happens. We will update the website also, when such decisions are taken. Please check your own local authority travel advisory to see if you can travel to or return from the camp after the activity. At all times, when at camps, please observe it’s COVID-19 policy (such as wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, etc).
Camp Mama Adama is a peaceful farm in between mountains in the Alentego region of Portugal.
The trees on the land are infected with fungus, therefore the trees lose their oxygen and die slowely. Our goal is to prevent this cycle and restore the trees and the land in a natural way.
You can join our camp to take part in restoring the landscape, rebuild a vegetable garden, save old trees by cleaning them, planting trees and helping to create an irrigationsystem.
Camp Mama Adama is able to host campers all year round. Anyone with the right mindset is welcome. Campers who like to work in the garden, weeding, turning the earth, experienced with composting, planting and irrigation system. A working day starts at 07:30 am to prevent working in the heat.
To reach our goals we still need:
Our vision is to create a place were people gather to learn from each other, to be more aware through work in the nature with animals and plants. We wish to create a place to present to local authorities to help and promote restoration in our region for a greener and better world.
Mama Adama envisions a greener, self sustainable place for more people to live a back to basic life, learn to be aware and to reconnect to themselves, to animal and nature.
Camping (bring your own tent)
Cell – Service
Children’s play facilities
Restoration of Livelihoods
Your safety is very important to us. Most camps are in locations that are completely safe for you to travel to. Some camps are in locations where there is civil unrest, higher levels of crime, or in areas where there could be severe nature events (earthquakes, tornados, vulcanic eruptions). We strongly advise you to check with your national authority’s travel advisory service to see if there are specific travel advisories for the region you are travelling to. We strongly advise you to comply with that travel advisory. If there is a negative travel advisory for the area you plan to go to, we want to impress on you that it is your decision to not heed the warnings and go. ERC can then not be liable in that situation if something happens to you.
Work at camps is usually safe. The camp coordinators make your safety their highest priority too. But you will be working with tools and sometimes even (heavy) machinery. Sometimes the terrain can be slightly treacherous. Heat or cold can become a problem for people at work that do not take the necessary measures to prevent injury from weather conditions. Especially in remote locations, all people at an Ecosystem Restoration Camp will need to watch out for eachother’s safety. For this reason we ask you to also sign our Code of Conduct, through which you commit to contributing to a safe environment at camps for all that are there with you. Take yours and all other camper’s safety seriously! Together, while watching over eachother, we can restore our ecosystems safely and successfully.
Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Foundation /
Ecosystem Restoration Camps 2020