Grounded Summer Camp

While the festival may not proceed as planned, we have an amazing alternative in store for you: the Grounded Summer Camp!

Grounded Summer Camp

29 Jun
29 Jun
2 Jul

Dear community,

You, the vibrant heart of our community, have made it truly incredible to connect with so many inspiring individuals. And this needs to be celebrated!

While the festival may not proceed as planned, we have an amazing alternative in store for you: the Grounded Summer Camp! A multi-day experience with camping and programme around food, diverse music, and impactful workshops on: regenerative economy, resilient regions, new governance, and practical down and dirty activities.

Our campsite will be at the beautiful Lutkemeer Polder, a place where we will raise our voices in support of the soil. This precious land is the last fertile ground left in the municipality of Amsterdam, and there are plans to build huge distribution centers on it. On Saturday, we aim to make a powerful collective statement with music, legendary speakers, and perhaps even a touch of guerilla gardening. Together, let's create an environment that welcomes protected species back to the land they call home.

The area is already home to a diverse range of Community Supported Agriculture initiatives. They have generously invited us to camp there because they believe it will help showcase the importance of reclaiming our land. Moreover, it will demonstrate that young people are actively standing up for this cause in a positive, constructive, and inclusive manner.

Ticket Info

The costs of the tickets is solely to cover our expenses for the event. If you can not afford a ticket, but would still like to join, please reach out to and we will find a solution for you.

Participation & Volunteering

This is a participatory event! Therefore we invite all of you crazy souls to participate in creating a truly wholesome experience for everyone. Bring your instruments, hoola-hoops, dj-sets, or tasty meals to share with the rest. If you would like to help out in one of our shifts, please send us a quick message on the participation form and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Shuttle Bus

We are organizing a bus shuttle from Utrecht to the Summercamp with departure times on Thursday 12:00 and Friday 16:00 afternoon to Amsterdam and back on Sunday 14:00 to Utrecht. You can now book your shuttle ticket here. Please be aware that in case we can not fill up the buses due to too few signups we will have to cancel them and you will get a refund of your bus ticket. 

Departure and meeting point for the shuttle bus will be on Fort Lunet 1

Food & Drinks

Several organizations and guerilla kitchens will provide food and drinks on donation base. We are super thankful for this and would like to therefore ask you not to shy away to spend a coin or two for their efforts. Besides that, you are welcome to bring your own drinks and food to the camp.

Important Links

Camping Map

Timetable Full Week

Timetable Friday

Event Chat

Let's cultivate change together! 🌱💚

The Grounded Crew


All you need to know

Venue address & traveling

The Grounded Summer Camp will take place at ‘De Sport Camping Amsterdam’, Tom Schreursweg 14, 1067 MC Amsterdam. You can reach the campsite in the following ways: 

By shuttle bus
We organized a bus shuttle between Utrecht and the Summer Camp, leaving for Amsterdam on Thursday at 12:00 or Friday at 16:00, and back to Utrecht on Sunday at 14:00. If you haven’t done so yet, you can still book your shuttle ticket here

The busses going to the SummerCamp will depart from Fort Lunet 1, Utrecht.

By public transport
You can also reach the venue by public transport within approx. 30 minutes from Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Take bus 61 in the direction of Osdorpplein Noord and step out at Amsterdam Aalbersestraat. From here, it’s a 10-minute walk to the campsite. 

By car
If you decide to come by car, please carpool as much as possible. You can reach out to find/offer a ride in our Grounded Summer Camp Telegram group. For the parking lot, navigate to: The Sport Camping Amsterdam

Venue info

The campsite offers enough space for all of our tents and is equipped with toilets, showers and sinks. If you are planning to come with your camper van, please let us know via email upfront. We will have our own, dedicated Grounded space at the campsite, but please be aware and mindful that there will be other campers on the terrain as well. Our workshops will take place at the Workshop Gardens which is a 10-minute walk away from the campsite. For an overview of the venue, see here.

Arrival & check-in

You are welcome at the campsite on Thursday, June 29th as of 13:00. Between 13:00-18:00, there will be a welcome desk where we will register you and share more details about the campsite and the program. If you are planning to arrive at a later point in time, please come find a Grounded crew member upon your arrival so we can still register you. 

What to bring

Make sure you bring:

- cash! (for the food & drinks)
- tent, sleeping bag & mat
- water bottle
- drinks & snacks
- plate, bowl, cup & cutlery
- torch or headlamp
- towels
- sunscreen & hat
- umbrella and/or rain jacket set of dry clothes
- any instruments or games you want to bring and share


This summer camp will be partially co-created! Besides co-creation being something we believe in and that you are always encouraged to do your own things (respecting grounded principles and values), there will be two moments during the trip in which we will facilitate co-creation. To start getting some interest, we've created two forms where you can express your interest

- Thursday open mic. Sign up here if there's any performing arts that you'd be willing to share with us during our open mic on thursday evening (or if you can bring an instrument so that we know what instruments are there!).
- Open-space: Sign up here if there's any session you would like to host during our open-space session on Saturday 11.00-13.00:

What to do

Participate & contribute 
This is a participatory event. Therefore, we invite all of you to contribute to creating a truly wholesome experience for everyone: bring your instruments, hoola-hoops, dj-sets, or tasty meals to share with others. This also means that we are all responsible together for taking on small volunteer tasks, doing our own dishes, and keeping & leaving everything tidy and clean. Thank you for carrying your fair share to make this an enjoyable experience for everyone! 

Leave a donation
At Grounded, we aim to make our events as accessible as possible for everyone. We all know food is a basic necessity. Yet we did not include the costs for food production in our ticket prices, because we want everyone, regardless of their financial status, to be able to join us and celebrate the beautiful soil of Lutkemeer. If you have the financial means, we kindly ask you to make a donation to support our food production this weekend. At every meal, a Grounded crew member will be present to collect your donations. Thank you! Your donation helps Grounded to continue doing what we do best: regenerate & celebrate.

Join the Grounded Summer Camp Telegram group 
Add yourself to the Grounded Summer Camp Telegram group for last minute updates and to exchange pictures & videos, share a ride or ask questions (that are not yet answered in this message 😉).


We’ve hired neighborhood chefs with a passion for food from various cultures to provide you with a culinary experience you will not forget. We are working with organizations such as Kolenkit Koks and De Sering and independent local chefs who will provide food and drinks on a donation base. 
Kolenkit Koks helps women in Amsterdam West become professional catering chefs, while De Sering uses their volunteer-run kitchen to provide affordable meals and a platform vouching for more public space in Amsterdam. We want to support these organizations and talented individuals in growing their catering businesses, and would like to therefore ask you not to shy away from spending a coin or two for their efforts. At every meal, a Grounded crew member will be present to collect your donations. A good rule of thumb for our costs for each meal is: 

Breakfast: 4€ per person
Lunch: 9,50€ per person
Dinner: 11,50 € per person 

Besides that, you are welcome to bring your own drinks and food to the camp.

Confidential contact persons

At Grounded, we commit to creating a space in which everyone feels welcome and comfortable. That’s why we have an Awareness team, and a dedicated confidential Awareness contact person, available at any time during this event. Know that we are there for you and that you can always reach out to us if you need help or feel unsafe! You can contact us:

- by directly approaching our Awareness volunteers in the pink safety vests or any member of the Awareness team,
- by reaching out to the Awareness coordinator via phone at any time: +31645180215, or
- through our anonymous Awareness complaints box, in case you don’t want to share your identity: Grounded Awareness Box

Together, we will do our best to find solutions and provide everyone a safer space. 

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