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Thanks to the trust and contributions of the many sponsors, 254 children enjoyed sporting fun from August 16-18 during the special edition of Countryside & Farm for Camp Waterdam, held on the Waterdamm grounds in Volendam. The first two days were exclusive to group 8 kids and the last day also joined kids from group 7. It was a special fusion and an experience to be proud of.

On the Monday evening before the camp, tents were set up with the help of several people. It’s great to see the enthusiasm of the children. summit! On the first day, the kids enjoyed sports and gaming elements in association with Fitz events. From archery to Robinson’s expedition, with the evening program with parents as a special element. After a gentle warm-up by Miss Lise Van Bounce, it’s time for a real military training led by Mind the Body, where the kids went to the extreme with – and against – their parents. On Wednesday, water sports were on the program: dancing in the bathtub, sliding on the belly and water skiing. Classic games such as darts and dribbling should also not be missed. It was a bit humid today but the fun was no less.

Early Thursday morning, we went to Waterdam, where 100 children from Group 7 also joined. The parents panicked a little, because no one knew exactly what we were going to do. It eventually became Poldersport de Kwakel and that turned out to be bull’s-eye. We enjoyed the many laughing and jumping kids. After a nice day, it’s 6pm to turn the tents into real sleep palaces. The additional tents needed to provide a place for everyone to sleep were already erected in the afternoon by a group of excited parents. The party started with our DJs led by a guest appearance by Pepino. As icing on the cake, this year kids were allowed to swim indoors and outdoors from 10 p.m. to midnight. Smoke machines and special light effects created a great atmosphere.

The children were treated to delicious food and drinks every day. Nothing was too crazy. French fries with chicken nuggets, juicy wraps, warm slices, delicious fresh fruit, juicy star slices, and bowls full of snacks, not to mention the delicious buveggs from Uncle Dick Babbitt. Enough candy, chips, ice cream and drinks meant the kitchen team was short on hands. But bellies were full and that’s what you do for him. Special thanks also go to Swimming Pool de Waterdam for the hospitality, RKAV and Rene for providing the kitchen, Disco Dobbel for the musical equipment and Tol Plaatwerk for the use of the fleet. In addition, we would like to thank all the kids, volunteers, helpful parents, night watchmen, our Chaplain Goos, Ringmaster Roos, our photographer Jenny and indeed everyone who helped us make this camp a success from the bottom of our hearts! We couldn’t have done it without you!

After the exhibition, we will start preparing for next year again and will update everyone on the developments via local newspapers and social media. Now we will recover first and be grateful for what we were able to experience together.

This camp is made possible in part by: Sondag en Schilder BV, Slijterij De Stient, Pike Patat en Zoon, Kras Recycling BV, Molenaar en Zwarthoed Verzekeringen, Kivo, Rijvo Tegelhandel BV, Cafe-Restaurant de Vrije, Optometrist Pearl, Contaxeurs, Belastingman and Kemper, Kinderboutique Sanny, M.de Groot & ZN BV, 100% NL Magazine, NBC Van Roemburg and Partners, Promo Volendam, Rabobank de Wensboom, Tol Plaatwerk, Mercuurbouw, Vishandel Sier en Jonk, Molenaar en Zwarthoedgio VerzekeringenPS, Rebank, Rebank Volendam, HTC de Boer, Metselbedrijf Veerman en Schilder, Tom Schilder, Schildersbedrijf S&V, Unique Finishing, Koning Tegelwerken, Finishing company Berkhout Volendam, Adding company Toet & Verolie, DSD Tegelwerken, Ben Koning Tegelwerken, Schilder Assento W. Bouw, Mooijer Volendam, J. Zoetebier Stucadors, STV Timmerwerken, Tol Stein Metselwerken, BGI Tegelwerken BV, Simple Numbers, Smit Electratechniek, Lockmaster Benelu x, Runderk amp Catering, Butcher’s Bakery, Butcher’s Shop J and J, Bakery Van Pooy, Snack Bar Roma, Rijkenberg, Freek Schilder Vissnacks, De Sterkip, Dick Babet Tol, Kap Holding BV, Schildersbedrijf Zwarthoed, HSV-ICT, Vishandel en Vishandel Zonen, FTB Schilderwerken, LNL BV, BKS Cavity Insulation, Bouwdam BV, J-Wise Business Intelligence, Niels de Boer Stucwerken, X-Cel.nl, Intersport Theo Tol, F. Schokker Maintenance Company, Carlo Tol, Nico Tol HNR, Vishandel Sier, Van Roemburg and Partners, Ben Potsmann, Ed Geget.

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