CAMPSITE

WHERE IS THE CAMPSITE? HOW CAN I GET THERE?

The Sustainable Campsite is located in El Fornell Refuge, at the base of the Aransa Nordic Ski Resort, 1,900m above sea level and surrounded by lakes, woods and 3,000 metre summits. Click on this link to see the campsite on Google Maps.

By car: take the N-260 from La Seu d’Urgell or the E-9 from Manresa (via Túnel del Cadí) to reach Martinet and then Arànser. From Arànser, follow the signs to Estació d’Esquí Nòrdic Aransa.

By bus: Alsina Graells, stop in Martinet.

By train: line R3 from Barcelona to Puigcerdà (we’ll pick up at Puigcerdà the children who ask for it, arriving between 2 pm and 4:30 pm).

WHEN DO THE WEEKS START AND FINISH?

They begin on Sundays at 6 pm and finish on Saturdays at 12 pm.

WHERE WILL I SLEEP?

In 25 person tents in the middle of the woods, next to a river. You’ll sleep in double or triple bunk beds, 200cm long and 70cm wide. If you like sleeping with a pillow you’ll have to bring it from home or you can make it by putting a jumper or towel inside a pillowcase.

WHERE WILL I EAT?

In the middle of nature! If the weather is good, we have breakfast, lunch and dinner next to the Refuge El Fornell using wooden tables and benches. The tables and benches are protected from the sun by a gazebo, which is lit up at night. If the weather is bad, we eat inside the Refuge, using the tables and benches from the restaurant.

HOW CAN I SEE THE PHOTOS FROM THE CAMP?

During the camp we’ll be taking pictures of the activities. You’ll find them here.

HOW DO I DO IF I STAY TWO CONSECUTIVE WEEKS?

We’ve prepared the TRANSFERDAY for the children who stay at the camp for two consecutive weeks. An instructor will stay with the children and you’ll have time to do activities, rest at the campsite and recharge for the following week. Both the TRANSFERDAY and laundry services are free. Everything is prepared!

WILL THERE BE AN INFORMATIVE MEETING BEFORE THE START OF THE CAMP?

The week prior to your camp you will receive an invite to an online meeting to explain the final details and help put your mind at ease.

ACTIVITIES

CAN I DO THE ACTIVITY OF CANYONING IF I HAVE NEVER DONE IT BEFORE?

Of course! Canyoning is one of the most fun activities that we offer, and you can do it in the AVENTURA JR  and WILD ADVENTURE camps. It is an easy activity, and the river has exits along the entire stretch. The only requirement is that you can swim.

WILL I HAVE FREE TIME DURING THE DAY?

Yes, after lunch you’ll have free time to do whatever you want, like take a bath in the river, play table tennis, balance in the slackline, rest, sunbathe… all in nature!

EQUIPMENT

WHICH KIND OF BAG DO I HAVE TO BRING?

You can arrive at the camp with both a suitcase and/or a backpack. The first day you’ll have to carry your luggage from the parking to your tent, but it will not need to be moved afterwards.

WHAT KIND OF SLEEPING BAG SHOULD I BRING?

We’ll be sleeping 1,900m above sea level. On warm summer nights the temperature is around 10º﮿C or 12º﮿C. However, if it rains the nights are cooler, being around 6﮿ºC or 8﮿ºC. There is also the chance of cold northern winds in mid of July, where temperatures could drop to 2﮿ºC. For this reason we recommend that you bring a winter sleeping bag suitable for temperatures around 0﮿C / 5﮿ºC. If you can’t get a thick sleeping bag then you can rent one of ours. To do this visit the RENTAL tab or click here. Ask us for more information about our sleeping bags which are suitable for temperatures as low as -8﮿ºC. 

HOW CAN I RENT A BIKE, A SLEEPING BAG, A BACKPACK...?

At the camp you have some specific gear available to rent. If you need a sleeping bag, a mountain bike, backpack or helmet… you can rent it and it will be ready for you when you arrive at the camp. If you go to JUNIOR ADVENTURE, WILD ADVENTURE or BIKE camp you’ll need to bring a bike. If you prefer you can request to rent one from us. Bike rentals are NOT included in the cost of the camp. You can make the request up until 48 hours before the start of the camp. To do this click here.

WHAT FOOTWEAR SHOULD I BRING?

It’s essential to bring one (if possible two) pairs of hiking shoes. If you want you can bring a pair of hiking sandals, like the ones in the picture. Feel free to bring your wellies too!

WHAT IS THE ADEQUATE FOOTWEAR FOR CANYONING (JUNIOR ADVENTURE AND WILD ADVENTURE)?

We do canyoning with laced up sports shoes + a non-slip sole. This ensures adequate adherence to the rocks, and if they’re well tied it avoids them floating away downstream. We DON’T use flip flops, water shoes, pumps or anything similar for this activity.

WHY CAN’T I BRING MY TABLET OR VIDEO GAME CONSOLES?

Because we’ll be spending the day walking, looking, doing, touching, playing…and we won’t even have time to charge our devices…Ahh! There are also no outlets in the tents.

CAN I BRING MY PHONE?

You can’t bring your phone. Many of you will arrive by train, boat or plane and having a phone makes things easier. However, take into account that once you arrive at the camp all the phones will be kept in the office.

SHOULD I BRING MONEY?

It’s not necessary that you bring even a euro, EVERYTHING is included in the price. You can bring a maximum of €20 if you want to buy a Camp T-shirt, a hat, sun cream or something that you may have forgotten to bring. Take into account that the organization is not responsible for the money that you decide to bring.

CAN I BUY PYRENE MATERIAL?

On the last day of each week you will be able to buy clothes designed by us. All the sizes and colours that you want, to live Pyrene wherever you want.

PAYMENT

IF THE CAMPSITE IS CANCELLED, WILL I RECEIVE BACK THE TOTAL AMOUNT I'VE PAID FOR THE RESERVATION?

If, due to COVID-19, the organization cancels the Pyrene Summer Camp, the 100% of the amount paid by each participant will be refunded.

IF I DECIDE TO CANCEL MY RESERVATION, CAN I RECOVER THE AMOUNT I'VE PAID?

If you decide to cancel the reservation for any reason related to COVID-19, you will recover 100% of the amount paid (both the reservation fee and the second payment) whenever you request the cancellation. Last summer we gave you back the 100% of the refunds that you asked for.

WHAT DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE?

If you are a large or single-parent family you are entitled to a 5% discount. Remember to send us a copy of the card to info@clubpyrene.com. If you are staying two consecutive weeks the TRANSFERDAY and the laundry service are free.

WHAT'S THE FINAL DATE TO MAKE THE SECOND PAYMENT?

You can make the second payment until two weeks before the beginning of your camp.

HOW DO I MAKE THE SECOND PAYMENT?

With your credit card, click the USER tab, click on MY ORDERS, and on the right side, on ACTIONS click PAY.

If you need help, we’re available to answer any further questions that you may have: By phone at +34 659 642 794 and/or by email at info@clubpyrene.com. THANK YOU!!