Surrounded by rural woodland, De Kluis campsite is full of back-to-nature bliss and outdoor adventure. Its short travel distance makes it perfect for first-time tourers, whilst its on-site activities provide plenty of opportunities to challenge your Guides and Brownies! From forest biking and tree-top assault courses to climbing walls and swimming, a Guide and Brownie trip to Belgium is where it’s at. And with good transport links, you can tag on a cultural day trip to Bruges, Brussels or Ypres!

Great location for first-time tourers
Day trip to Bruges, Brussels or Ypres
All tents and catering equipment provided
  • Activities

    With acres of open space at De Kluis, the site is perfectly equipped to deliver an exciting programme of outdoor activities. Why not throw in a city visit for an extra cultural twist?

    • Forest biking
    • Pioneering poles
    • Tree-top assault course
    • Climbing wall
    • Hiking
    • Swimming
    • Day trip to Bruges, Brussels, Leuven or Ypres
    • Walibi Theme Park
  • What’s Included

    8 days, 7 nights including:

    • Return coach travel
    • Return Channel crossings
    • Self-catering equipment
    • Canvas troop tents
    • On-site Venture Abroad Representative
    • Full tour and itinerary planning
    • 1 x drawstring bag per passenger
    • Luggage labels for the group
    • Travel insurance

    Price based on a minimum of 30 passengers departing in July or August 2019.

    Departure dates

    Saturday 18th July 2020                     £272

    Saturday 25th July 2020                     £282

    Saturday 1st August 2020                  £272

    Saturday 8th August 2020                £272  SOLD OUT

    Saturday 15th August 2020              £282  SOLD OUT

  • Sample Itinerary

    Day 1

    Morning:

    Depart by coach and ferry crossing

    Afternoon:

    Arrive at De Kluis Scout Centre and enjoy a tour of the site

    Evening:

    Settle in for a relaxing evening at camp

    Day 2

    Morning:

    Train to Leuven and visit the Scout Museum or explore the town centre

    Afternoon:

    Visit St Peter’s Church and the Gothic Town Hall

    Evening:

    Evening at leisure at De Kluis

    Day 3

    Morning:

    Adventure Ropes Course in the tree-tops

    Afternoon:

    Guided BMX riding through the forested area

    Evening:

    Evening at leisure at De Kluis

    Day 4

    Morning:

    Train to Bruges and visit the diamond museum or Choco-Story

    Afternoon:

    Souvenir shopping followed by a canal cruise

    Evening:

    Evening meal in Bruges before the train back to De Kluis

    Day 5

    Morning:

    Go mountain biking for the day or hike through De Kluis’ surrounding forest

    Evening:

    Evening at leisure at De Kluis

    Day 6

    Morning:

    Walk through WWI reconstructed trenches and visit the In Flanders Field Museum

    Afternoon:

    Attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate

    Evening:

    Evening at leisure at De Kluis

    Day 7

    Morning:

    Enjoy a full day at Walibi Theme Park

    Evening:

    Evening at leisure at De Kluis

    Day 8

    Morning:

    Depart by coach back home

    Afternoon:

    Arrive home

  • Accommodation

    De Kluis

    You’ll stay in one of De Kluis’ 20 campsites for the exclusive use of Venture Abroad guests, with wash rooms, tents and cooking facilities all set up for your arrival.

    • Remote, rustic campsite surrounded by 35 hectares of forest
    • Variety of on-site activities
    • Everything is set up for your arrival
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Star rating

We provided the girls exactly what we promised; fun, friendship and a wonderful trip covering volunteering, a ”learning trip” (to Ypres) and fun times.Mrs Kate Sutton, Girlguiding South West England, Belgium 2018

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