Many of our 2020 camp experiences have been postponed due to the Covid-19 virus. We look forward to continue the gatherings when it is safe to do so. Please check our website or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates. We commend the efforts by so many of us to limit the spread of the virus and send deep thanks to the healthcare workers across the globe taking care of those most affected. We see our work of bringing balance back to ecosystems as more important than ever. Our team is busy building our organizational capacity during this time so that we can share the message of regenerative land management even further. We are grateful for your support and look forward to seeing you at camp in the future.

Camp Mama Adama

Grândola, Portugal

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.

Camper Opportunities

Work, stay, play
Support the camp by taking part in the restoration of the beautiful Alentego region. Activities include working in the garden, making compost and plant trees. Giving a helping hand in the housekeeping is mandatory. This way we make sure that everything is running smoothly (including cooking, cleaning and taking care of our animals). 

Regenerative holiday
Combine your restoration work with discovering the surroundings. Hiking tracks are just around the corner, visit the eco park , take trips to the local markets and drive or cycle to visit the ocean, it is only 23 km away from camp Mama Adama.

Mind, Body and Soil experience
Every sunrise we start the day peaceful with morning meditation on our wooden podium. Furthermore, we provide a 3 km path to go for a stroll or a run. A long the path we have created a place to hang out, listen to music, meditate or read a book in our hang mat or on our couch.

Anyone willing to help is welcome. However to cover any costs during your stay Camp Mama Adama charges €115 per two weeks per person. If you want to contribute for a longer time than 2 weeks, please reach out to Camp Mama Adama to talk about the conditions.

Note: Camp Mama Adama is not able to help you with a working VISA.


What to expect at camp

We provide a new renovated dormitory, with toilets and shower (limited places). Furthermore we have a campsite available with showers and dry toilets.
We provide 3 vegetarian meals a day and
every friday, we eat pizza and drink local wine around the campfire.

Who is needed

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.

What do we need and what does it costs?

To reach our goals we still need:

-Garden tools, a lift to reach all fungus affacted branches: €600
-Plants, such as moringa plants and daily vegetable plants: €400
-Irrigation parts: €500

Vision and socio-economic context

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.

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Organizing Partners

Camping bring your own tent



Sanitation (Basic)


Kitchen (Vegetarian)




Cell – Service



Children’s play facilities 

Restoration Activities

Water Retention


Tree Planting




Soil Building


Regenerative Entrepeneurialism


Erosion Prevention


Fire Prevention


Community Building


Restoration of Livelihoods


Restoration Holidays

What you must do to ensure your own safety at an Ecosystem Restoration Camp

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.

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