For the seventh time already, the international Youth Camp - Ice Climate Education - will take place in June, 2103. Following the first camp on Spitsbergen in the year 2007 and four further camps in Húsavík on Iceland, last year's camp was for the first time on board a sailing ship. The "Ryvar" served as a basis camp for the journey along the southwest Norwegian coast. Starting out in Kristiansand, the ship headed for Bergen, stopping in Farsund, Egersund, Stavanger, Haugesund, Mosterhamn, Rosendal and Tysnes on the way.
The highlight of last year's camp was the tour of the Oil Museum in Stavanger as well as the hike up the 890 meter-high Malmangernuten near Rosendal.
An interesting experimental game was undertaken during the camp, which dealt with the problems of an eventual oil production on the west coast of Greenland.
At the completion of the camp, all of the participants agreed on a resolution.
This year's ICE-camp will both start out and end at the Norwegian city of Bergen. From this harbor, which is well worth a visit and lies on the By Fiord, the ship will head north to the Sogne Fiord. The main point of interest here will be the Glacier Museum in Fjærland as well as a hike to the tongue of the glacier. An experimental game will be played through this year as well.
The participants of the 2013 camp come from the following nations:
Germany - Uganda - South Africa - Estonia - Poland - Bulgaria - Turkey and Cyprus.
Again, a total of ten participants can qualify for the camp.
The themes are as follows:
- The present situation for people living in the Pacific threatened by the rising sea level
- Effects of climate change on land degradation and desertification
- The impact of global warming on the marine food web