Along the Kamp! – Hiking tour in Waldviertel
Where? Along the river Kamp (~150km) from the source (near Liebenau) to the Kamp-Danube estuary
When? 6-18 August, 2018
What? In 13 days we walk from the source of the camp at the Upper-Lower Austrian border to its mouth into the Danube near Krems. In a group of 15 people we hike through the Waldviertel and follow the course of the river Kamp. We spend all our time in nature – sleeping outdoors, cooking outside together, discovering the most beautiful places along the river, meeting inspiring people and working on water conservation in Europe.
Why? We are political! In addition to hiking and lots of fun, this hike is also about a message: “protect wild rivers”! This means for you that you have the opportunity to deal with current water policy on the hike. We are not only taking a look at the European Water Protection Act, we are also fighting for the river Kamp! It is threatened by a new power plant project that would mean a comprehensive destruction of nature. The low power generation of the power plant would be disproportionate.
During the “Riverwalk” you will also have the opportunity to take part in various activities and workshops on personal development such as leadership, teambuilding, political engagement, conflict resolution, navigation etc. Approaching and learning from each other are central to the success of the project, which is taking place for the fifth time this year. Together with young people, we want to experience nature as well as provide a framework to get politically active for the environment.