Camping as a nature experience
As the old saying goes in the property business: Location, location, location. Fortunately, Ahoi Camp Fehmarn has very little concrete gold to offer, but plenty of natural gold. We are surrounded by several protected areas with inland lakes and extensive reed beds. Because it is such a beautiful, peaceful place, it is not only the camping enthusiasts who feel at home here in the north-west of the island, but also the many species of animals, birds and plants.
Our neighbours at Ahoi Camp Fehmarn are, for example, the tern, the avocet, the white-tailed eagle, the beach smooth, the great crested newt and the natterjack toad. And because we want to be good neighbours, we do everything we can to help preserve this unique world.
We expect the same from our guests, even though our site rules may seem a little strict at times: Please abide by them! What makes Ahoi Camp Fehmarn special is not just the camper to camper interaction, but above all the interaction with nature.
There are also wonderful trails to explore by bike or on foot. You can find more information about our coastal and lake landscape on the website of Haff and Huk. Incidentally, we are already working with the dedicated members of the association to find ways of making the reserve more accessible to interested campers. Of course, as operators, we also play our part.
For example, we’ve already taken a number of steps in this direction:
- Working with an energy consultancy to identify early opportunities for improvement in our space
- Purchase of a new biological wastewater treatment plant
- Installation of water-saving taps in sanitary facilities
- Cleaning of sanitary facilities only with ecologically tested detergents
- Use of solar collectors for hot water in sanitary facilities
- Greening of the square with native plants that require little watering
- Our restaurant and café have eliminated disposable tableware.
These are some of our next steps:
- Transforming the central waste facility into an educational island to teach the importance of recycling
- Green roofs
- Try to minimise public lighting when camping. Use of downlighting warm white LEDs and motion detectors to protect insects, birds, bats, fish and amphibians.
- Nature and environmental education workshops for our younger guests
- E-charging station infrastructure on our site
- Development of a conservation and sustainability plan, including monitoring of dune protection by an external company.