Find your team spirit at the best campsites in Bohuslän!
Camping cabins are ideal for training camps, competition trips or a build-up weekend with your association/sports club. School classes love all the activities on offer in Bohuslän.
Time to get that team spirit before the season starts? Or perhaps you’re already planning the school trip? You won’t regret choosing one of the campsites on the west coast - they are the best!
Your own arrangement or ready-made package
Many Bohuslän campsites offer packages for large groups with accommodation, food and scheduled activities all included. Or you can just book the accommodation and plan the days yourselves. Make use of the sports and recreational facilities in the area - everything from motocross tracks and music venues to football pitches and ice rinks. Camping is a great option for outdoor activity clubs looking for adventures such as diving, fishing, trail running, cycling, bird watching and nature photography.
The campsite itself often has a huge range of the activities, with large green areas for ball sports and team exercises, climbing walls, adventure golf, playgrounds that can be used as obstacle courses and different pools. Many of them also have relaxation areas with jacuzzis, saunas and hot tubs. If you need a large hall for your activity, check what resources are available at the campsite when you book.
Photographer: Jonas Ingman
Why are cabins the best accommodation for teams?
There are many advantages to cabins:
- Comfortable beds
- Not too many people in each cabin
- Option of cooking your own meals
- Great opportunities for playing cards, doing homework and eating together (there are often tables inside the cabin and outside on the deck)
- All the team members are close to each other, but in small groups
- It’s easy for leaders to make sure everyone turns off the lights when it’s time to sleep
- The countryside is just outside the door
- Plenty of extra toilets and showers in the service buildings
Cabins are also an affordable alternative, especially if you cook your own meals together. Most clubs don’t have a budget that allows for hotel rooms and restaurant dinners for a whole team, and there is also a tendency for many young people stay in their rooms. Sleeping on hard floors in schoolrooms/sports halls may be OK for a night or two, but it often gets rowdy and noisy, which means that some will find it difficult to sleep properly. If there’s one thing that is really necessary on a training camp, it is plenty of sleep!
Getting closer to nature
Don’t forget nature's own activities! As a camper, you are practically in the middle of the countryside, surrounded by smooth rocks, forests and water. Swim in the sea, discovery the hilly, rocky coastal landscapes, catch some crabs or get out to the islets in a kayak, pedal boat or SUP (stand up paddle board).
Many of the campsites in Bohuslän have beautiful views (often by the sea) because pioneer campers chose these locations. Read more about Swedish camping traditions.
Photographer: Jonas Ingman
Training in the morning - excursion in the afternoon!
How you choose to schedule your training will depend on the type of activity and what you want to train, of course. One idea is to arrange a training/activity session in the morning and have an excursion in the afternoon. There are many adventures to be had in Bohuslän, both for youngsters and teenagers (and adults, naturally). Here are just a few of the possibilities that await you!
- Kosterhavet is Sweden’s only national marine park. About 12,000 animal and plant species live here, half below the surface and half on the land. A good introduction is a visit to naturum Kosterhavet.
Photographer: Mikael Almse
- Nordens Ark has many species to discover. It is an animal park as well as a zoological conservation park, and has wild animals as well as domestic species.
- Bohuslän museum takes you on an inspiring journey through time and space, with music evenings and theme days to complement its exciting exhibitions.
- Havets Hus in Lysekil has about 40 different aquariums, ranging from the small one where you can touch sea creatures to the huge tunnel aquarium, where sharks and rays swim just over your head. (Re-opening after renovation work on 20 June 2019)
- Vitlycke Museum is a knowledge and experience centre in Tanum. Here you can wander freely or take a guide around 600 different locations with unique rock carvings, and then tick off one of Unesco’s world heritage sites from your bucket list.
- Try out the playful life of an artist at the Nordic Watercolour Museum in Skärhamn. The museum also has a beautiful location, right next to the sea.
- The Swedish west coast offers so many other outdoor experiences, such as following footpaths and cycle paths, kayaking and snorkelling.