Outdoor adventures for everyone

TEXT: SIGNE HANSEN | PHOTOS © KARPENHØJ NATURCENTER

A teambuilding challenge, a wildlife wedding, or an evening of bonfire cooking – Karpenhøj Naturcenter provides a wide range of outdoor events for the adventurous, and the less adventurous.

With a passionate team of outdoor enthusiasts, a beautiful landscape and almost three decades of experience, Karpenhøj Naturcenter can tailor events to everyone from school children to business executives. “Our typical teambuilding event will include anything from ten to 200 people doing a number of teambuilding quests and then gathering and cooking food together on the bonfire,” explains managing outdoor guide Karen Thingstrup. “But we also have smaller groups coming in for a presentation or lecture in our cosy fireplace hall, and then perhaps some activities to build on teamwork, communication or performance afterwards. We provide everything from a light day of fun to serious challenges and performance analysis.”

The centre also offers a wide range of regular outdoor events, including activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, and outdoor meditation. Among the most popular offerings are wild-food gathering and local food tasting tours led by the centre’s dedicated guides. “Our nature guides are all very experienced and passionate outdoor enthusiasts,” explains Thingstrup. “That and the beautiful landscape are what make our events stand out, compared to what you might experience in a typical conference set-up.”

The activities are offered to businesses as well as private groups, and as something new, the centre also offers a number of listed activities available for individual bookings. “We’ve had a lot of feedback from people coming here with their company, asking ‘can’t we come back here with the boys or with our partner and try this?’, and because of this, we’ve made the events and activities available for everyone to book,” says Thingstrup, and rounds off: “We also host a lot of beautiful, authentic outdoor weddings and celebrations, where guests can gather and cook their own food.”

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