De Kluis - Belgium

Located on the edge of the Meerdaal forest, 20km from Brussels, De Kluis is a campsite rich in nature with plenty of outdoor space. With over 35 hectares of forest surrounding its 20 campsites, this Scout and Guide camp provides the 'back to nature' atmosphere that many Scout and Guide groups expect from a holiday. With so much space, activities are plentiful and assault courses, hiking, biking and rafting are just some of the many activities our groups return to De Kluis for year after year.

Venture Abroad Find out more about the activities and excursions on offer in Belgium for Scouts and Guides.

A Whistle-Stop tour of Belgium

24 Aug 16

Over the last weekend, I was lucky enough to spend some time at De Kluis Scout Centre in Belgium and the surrounding area. I arrived late Thursday to the beautiful centre set in a forest – it was so quiet and set apart from the rest of the world! The quietness may have had something to do with the fact the Venture Abroad groups were still on their way back from the Battlefields day, which they found extremely moving and inspiring.

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Tot Ziens De Kluis!

21 Aug 16

Wow this summer has gone quick! This is my final goodbye post and goodbye from De Kluis!

The campsite is now down and fully packed away. Thank you so much to Hydra and Rutland Explorers for helping put down camp. It is very much appreciated!

The past 6 weeks have included exploring new cities and a new culture, eating lots of Belgian chocolate and scouts challenging themselves with onsite activities. You have visited many locations including Leuven, Brussels, Brugge, Ypres and Walibi theme park.

Highlights for me include getting to eat some of the yummy food that the scouts and explorers have cooked, I have been very impressed with what you have created!

Dank u wel to all the groups that have visited De Kluis this summer. You have all been incredible and made an unforgettable summer.

What has been your highlight?

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The Last Night!

20 Aug 16

Last night was the final night here at De Kluis for our final groups Hydra and Rutland Explorers.

Thank you Hydra for cooking a delicious dinner for us, the burritos and birthday cake were yummy. You did a fab job!

Hydra Explorers cooked some yummy burritos!

Hydra Explorers cooked some yummy burritos!

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Ending the week on a high!

19 Aug 16

Ending the week on a high for hydra as they took to the trees on the high ropes course! The explorers worked really well in a team to get each member through the various parts of the high ropes course. As a photo speaks 1000 words, here are a selection photos to demonstrate just how awesome Hydra are at the high ropes course!

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‘Fascinating and moving’ – WW1 Battlefields tour!

19 Aug 16

The end of the week is nearing for both Hydra and Rutland Explorers. Yesterday saw a long but fascinating journey to Ypres.

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The beginning of the final week at De Kluis!

15 Aug 16

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The final week for groups on site here at De Kluis is upon us and the final two groups are here. Welcome Rutland and Hyrda Explorers!

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