Family Camp 2019 (English)

Family Camp 2019 (English)

Risøy Folkehøyskole, Gjeving

Saturday 13 – Thursday 18 July  (Click here for registration form)

We are once again happy to wish you welcome to Family camp from Saturday 13th – Thurday 18th of July, Lord willing.

Risøy Folkehøyskole is a Christian boarding school, which is located idyllically on the coastline near Tvedestrand town.  The island of Risøy is about 550 acres, and got its own bridge in 1953.

Invited ministers this year are Bro. Michaél Ulteig and Bro. Ron Peterson, both from USA.

This year the meetings will be held in the new hall, which was under construction last year, (see picture below). The new hall offers better conditions regarding air ventilation, toilets and space.

It will also be possible to place a few caravans in the area around the entrance of the new meeting hall. (Limited space).

It will not be possible to sleep on mattresses in the classrooms because of new fire regulations.

The program on Wednesday will not deviate so much from the other days. The common BBQ in the evening is exchanged with an ordinary meal after the morning service. We reserve some extra time after the evening service and organize a common table of cakes.

The different school buildings are placed in a short walking distance from each other.  The dining hall is located on the first floor in the big white building (in the middle of the picture). 

Regarding accommodation, notice the following:

  • When sleeping in the boarding rooms, you can choose full (three meals) or half pension (two meals). It is not possible to make your own food in the boarding buildings.
  • There is a separate school kitchen where you can cook and eat your own meals.
  • Additional beds (travelling beds including duvet and pillow) can be placed in those rooms that have extra space.
  • The five family houses have fully equipped kitchens, suitable for self catering. Additional mattresses can be put in the bedrooms.
  • Those who are not accommodated in the boarding rooms, can also eat single or all meals in the dining hall, but they must be ordered up front.

A new boarding building from 2014, with 16 double high standard rooms, where there is space for 2 additional beds in each room (4 beds in total).  Every two rooms share a rest room.  The rooms are located on the 2nd floor, but there is a direct entrance to the main building.  This building has its own lift.

On the 3rd floor, above the swimming pool, there are 12 single rooms with space for one extra bed.   Wash basin in each room, shower and toilet in the hall.  No lift in this building.  School kitchen is located in the 2nd floor.

8 units with 8 – 10 bunk beds spread in 2 or 3 separate rooms pr unit.  One restroom with shower and toilet in each unit.  This boarding building has simple standard, suitable for families with children.  We plan to have separate units for young boys and girls.  Minimum 4 beds must be paid for in each unit.

Family houses
There are 5 detached family houses that can be used as sleeping quarters and self-housekeeping (or in combination with all or some meals in the dining hall).

Moskva: this was previously the principal’s home, found on the right side of the main building. There are 4 rooms with 2 beds and 2 single rooms. In total, there is room for 7 extra mattresses on the floor without costs. A nice large furnished Livingroom.  Priced for the whole house, not pr. bed.

Fjelltun: situated on a little hill between the main building and the camping area. In total 5 bedrooms (1 double room and 4 single rooms). There is room for 5 extra mattresses in total, without cost.  Priced for the whole house, not pr. bed.

Beddingen: a few hundred meters walking distance from the main building. It has 6 bedrooms (1 double room and 4 single rooms). There is room for 7 extra mattresses in total, without cost.  Priced for the whole house, not pr. bed.

Breiblikk: situated in the same direction as Beddingen, but is the family house furthest away. It has 3 double rooms, plus 1 in the basement with a separate entry. Totally there can be put 5 extra mattresses in the house, without cost. 

Fjordgløtt: is placed on the same road as Breiblikk, but further away from the water. It is an apartment with one double room + a single bed in the living room.

There is a designated area for tents, caravans and/or campers in the middle of the island, just a few hundred meters from the main building. There is a separate service building with showers, toilets and a small kitchen with cooking facilities and refrigerator, as well as a fixed electricity connection.

There is space for 4-5 caravans on the area between the new meeting hall and Landgangen. According to the fire regulations, they must be placed minimum 4 meters from each other.

Camp prices in NOK (per person/day):
– Children from 4 to 11 years old get half price.
– Children under 0-3 years old are free.

Boarding buildings  
 Langangen, full board 690
 Main building, full board 630
 Bassengbygget, full board 560
 Reduction for half board 50
 Reduction for extra bed 75
  Reduction for extra mattress on the room  100
 Skipperstua, no meals (minimum 4 persons/unit)  175
Family houses  
 Moskva (pr day, no meals) 2.150
 Beddingen (pr day, no meals) 1.450
 Fjelltun (pr day, no meals) 1.250
 Breiblikk (pr day, no meals) 1.250
  Fjordgløtt (pr day, no meals) 620
 Caravan/camper 240
 Tent 190
 Boat docked at school’s pier, from 160
 Extra for electricity 60
 Breakfast 68
 Dinner without dessert 135
 Supper 68
 Additional charge single room (boarding buildings only) 115
 Rent of bed linen (whole week) 165
 Washing machine or dryer 25

Dinner menus:
– Will be updated when the menu is ready –

There are two possible exits to Risøya from E-18, at Risør or at Tvetestrand. We recommend you to drive road 410, and then continue to 411 at Tvetestrand. The other road is somewhat narrow and winding.

Registration deadline: June 15th, 2019.  (Click here for registration form)

After we receive your registration form, we will send a cost calculation. We hope that as many as possible will take the opportunity to pay for their stay at camp beforehand.

OBS: New bank account number:   NO0526103563541

For questions please contact bro. Jan Hansen:
– E-mail: or mobile: +47 908 42 160

PS: We also mention that there will be arranged a youth camp on the same location ahead of the family camp, during July 10-13. More information and registration form will be published when ready.

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