The essential element of our campsite is individual camping areas. For what is KISC without good camping? The 55 individual campsites can host a total of approx. 1’500 guests at any one time. However, the campsites are used heavily, and it is a yearly challenge and ongoing cost to repair them and ensure the grass has recovered from Winter and snow. To improve the situation and provide our guests with a good camping experience, we have to bring in new soil and establish sufficient drainage and structures. This will also help en- sure a cost-efficient turn-around for the next guests and readiness for using the following year. You have the opportunity to adopt a campsite for CHF 15’000,–.
BP Circus Highline & Interactive Camera
BP Circus is a natural meeting place on the campsite. We have recently finished the first phase of a project to enhance BP Circus, leading to an improved meeting space. The second phase is designed, but it requires new investment. Phase 2 will give Scouts and Guides a better possibility to meet and mingle with each other, make friends from other countries, do activities together and enjoy BP Circus. This includes a “highline” around BP Circus, combining the meeting area with activities such as a climbing tower or a concert arena. Help us create this Scouty attraction.
Campsite entrance gate
What is a Scout centre without an impressive entrance? Help us make an entrance that will inspire our guests.
Managing a campsite is not an easy task, and it needs a counter for the guests. Our current campsite office is at least 40 years old and needs a facelift.
Campsite maintenance building Werkhof
Let us not forget the working space where we keep all our machinery and the tools needed to maintain a big campsite as well as our Recycling Centre for guests. The so-called Werkhof, built in 1994, needs some improvements.
Campsite noise reduction wall
KISC shares its story with the railway. Without it, the Centre would not exist. But the extensive use of the railway these days bring a lot of emissions with it. A noise-reducing wall between the track and the Centre can improve the camping experience without losing touch with our railway history.
New water and sewage pipes
It was in the 1980s when, in an unprecedented action, kilometers of water and sewage pipes were laid throughout the campground. From then on, the guests could get fresh mountain water at more than 25 water taps in close proximity to their campsite. Almost 40 years later, it’s time to renew the piping system on the site to ensure that the water will continue to bubble freshly for decades to come!
What is KISC?
Kandersteg International Scout Centre’s story began at the World Scout Jamboree in London in 1920. Here, Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, spoke of his dream of a place where Scouts from all over the world could meet, learn from each other and live in peace all year round.
Every year, KISC is host to 12’000 guests from all around the globe, totalling to around 70’000 overnights, meaning the Centre is one of the largest tourist facilities in the Bernese Oberland.
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