Become a Friend of De Groene Koepel
Are you as enthusiastic about the great outdoors as we are? Perhaps you enjoy sleeping in a tent, caravan or cabin in the depths of the woods? Are the Dutch fenlands your idea of paradise or do you prefer the shady orchards of Limburg? Do you think it is important that children should have somewhere to roam, play and learn about nature? Do you agree that people should be able to get away from the hurly-burly of city life and enjoy the hospitality of companies offering honest-to-goodness outdoor accommodation in the great outdoors? Is the future of the Natural Campsites, Group Natural Campsites and Hiker’s Cabins networks important to you?
De Groene Koepel is dedicated to the sustainable development of outdoor recreation in the Netherlands and neighbouring countries. As stated in our mission, our core values are sustainability, cultural history, the nature experience and Corporate Social Responsibility. We support the operators of Natural Campsites, Group Natural Campsites and Hiker’s Cabins in achieving their commercial aims in line with these values.
We are a non-profit foundation which receives no government funding whatsoever. We earn some revenue from the sale of publications, while the operators of accredited sites pay a small annual membership fee. We nevertheless remain largely dependent on the support of our Friends. Your contribution will help us to continue our mission and to secure the future of the National Campsites, Group Natural Campsites and Hiker’s Cabins networks in today’s rapidly changing world.
Our Friends are the ambassadors for outdoor recreation in the Netherlands. As a Friend, your support is not just financial in nature. You are demonstrating your interest and commitment, and you will be helping to maintain and develop the Natural Campsites, Group Natural Campsites and Hiker’s Cabins networks for the enjoyment of future generations.
Friends of De Groene Koepel not only support our ongoing projects but enjoy a number of special privileges:
– The Friend’s Pass
– 10% discount on products from EcoVentura
– 10% discount on products from IVN
– Each year, you will receive at least one Friends exclusive offer, such as free entrance to an event, a discount on a nature photography workshop, or an invitation to an activity organized by De Groene Koepel. Recent events have included the 2015 Natural Enterprise Conference and the finale of the 2016 Campfire Musician of the Year competition.
– You will be invited to take part in focus groups to help us develop policy for Natural Campsites, Group Natural Campsites and/or Hiker’s Cabins
– At the end of the year, you will receive the exclusive Friends Newsletter.