summer of successful youth camps at Nimfea
Nimfea Environment and Nature Conservation Association
has organized and hosted several camps during the summer,
introducing dozens of children and young people to the beauties
of nature – here at the Educational Center as well as at the
Padis Plateau in the Romanian Bihor Mountains.
Nimfea and its partner organization, Ottó Herman
Nature Protection Circle organized the Ottó Herman nature
exploration camp commemorating the work of Ottó Herman (1835-1914),
the last polyhistor of our times. He was not only a nature
lover and the founder of the Hungarian Ornithological Center,
but also an archeologist, starting researches on the primitive
man, an etnographer and collector of the mementos of traditional
This youth camp wishes to continue the tradition of his work
with diverse programs, including horse-riding and archery,
team competitions and hiking at the shores of the river Hortobágy-Berettyó,
night excursion with jumping over hay bales under the stars,
and also classes of various handicrafts.
For the pictures of the Ottó Herman nature exploration camp
please click here:
Nimfea organized a horse-riding camp as well,
with daily riding classes and short lectures on keeping and
grooming the horses. Children with different levels of riding
skills participated at the camp, learning something new each
day with the help of our two qualified trainers. Everyone
found his or her favorite horse – and the horses also enjoyed
the company of the children!
Another highlight of the camp was the class of Zoltán Orbán,
a marvelous environmental educator, who introduced children
to bird-watching and bird-ringing. Archery and pottery also
enriched the program.
For the pictures of the horse-riding camp please click here:
Besides these camps Nimfea organizes each year
a trip to the Padis Plateau with the participation of colleagues,
volunteers and all friends of the Association. During the
last decade we have sadly seen the deterioration of natural
beauties of this unique natural richness.
the pictures of the camp at the Padis Plateau please click
The Educational Center also hosted other camps, including
another horse-riding camp for advanced riders with a renowned
professional trainer and a summer camp of a school group.
We hope that next summer we will meet the participants of
all these camps again!