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).
This page contains all the resources Camp Managers need to understand how to become a camp – and what is required to manage a camp successfully. Please read each document carefully and get in touch with us via email if you have any questions.
We have developed a set of guides to help us work together. You can download all of these below.
This is a guide that contains all of the information needed to create an Ecosystem Restoration Camp. Please read through it to discover the stages of becoming a camp and who to speak to from the foundation with regards to your different support requirements.
Sending us regular content from your camp is the best way for us to be able to demonstrate the impact you are having at your camps. Sharing these stories is essential for us to grow. It helps us raise funds, most importantly, that we can share with you to help your camp develop. So please, read this guide and send us regular content to share with the world! Watch our Communications Guidelines training video.
This document gives you an idea of what information you need to collect from your site in order to create a restoration plan. Please download it and fill it in. Here is a video tutorial to show you how. Once you’ve filled it in, send it over to our restoration coordinator Oliver Goshey who will support you in creating a restoration plan.
We have developed a few standard documents to help you manage your camp at the highest standards.
The Code of Conduct outlines the values and principles for how we best work together. The document should be signed by all that play a role in the ERC community. The aim is to ensure a physical and intellectual safe environment for all.
In order to provide a physically safe working environment for campers it is vital to have a health and safety policy in place. Here is a sample policy that you can adjust to your own circumstances. Ensure that when campers are staying at your camp, that you give them a health and safety briefing. Read more about this in the New Camp Guide, point 13.
The camper agreement is an agreement that campers sign when they arrive at your camp to ensure that we can provide a clear agreement of the responsibilities between you and the campers. Make sure you match this agreement to the requirements in your insurance policy.
We have created this framework with input from various members of our team, campers and experts/key-thinkers in the field of ecosystem restoration. This document presents the ‘Soil’ or ecological dimension of our framework, focusing on the community of living organisms in conjunction with their so-called non living environment. Note: we are currently working on the ‘Soul’ and ‘Society’ tests to assess the personal and community impacts of our camps and that they will be published soon. The ‘Soil’ guide can be downloaded here.
Just in case an accident happens, it is wise to have a liability insurance in place to deal with claims. Especially in cases of severe injury or death of campers, liability claims could emerge and be high. It is wise to request campers to have travel and health insurance. Please read more about this in the New Camp Guide, point 15.
Other insurances you may need under local laws.
Make sure you have all other required insurances in place.
We strive to support Restoration Camps by connecting volunteers, helping to raise funds, providing access to information and guidance from restoration experts, and promoting camps via our communications channels.
If you are a camp, you can reach us via this contact form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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