Family Expedition

Family Expedition

Would you like to escape with your family from the daily-life? Go with The Shelter and Woodkid on an adventure on the Demer!

Disappear from civilization and enjoy the beautiful nature. Experience with your family an adventurous trip on the water and take part in several survival-activities!

What does the program of this trip look like?

Trip on the Demer:

During the two-day trip we start in Diest and end in Werchter with stops in Zichem, Aarschot and Betekom. 

We'll start the trip the first day around 10h and end the last day around 15h. Under guidance of an experienced canoe-instructor of The Shelter we'll start the trip with a short practice session to get to know the canoe. We'll continue our trip on the Demer which will take us passed meadows and small villages.

The overnight stay and cooking will take place on a nearby campside in Aarschot after the first day. Together with the instructors of Woodkid, who will introduce us in survival-cooking, we'll end the day with an exclusive evening-program! 

Sunday morning we'll continue our trip to Werchter. We'll arrive there around 15h which also means our weekend has come to an end.

Who can participate? 

The trip is accessible for adventurous families from the age of 8 years old. You don't need to have any knowledge of canoeing but every member of your family needs to be able to swim. We ask for good guidance a minimum of one adult per two children.

To maintain the quality of this trip we've set the maximum number of participants on 40 people. The minimum number of participants is 20 people.

What does this trip cost? 

Trip on the Demer
Family with 2 participants
Family with 3 participants
Family with 4 participants 
Family with 5 participants
Family with 6 participants
€ 315,00€ 370,00€ 630,00€ 685,00€ 740,00

INCLUDED in the price: 

  • Guidance of experienced outdoor- and survival-instructors
  • Use of canoeing equipment (canoe + swimjacket + peddle + waterproof barrel) 
  • Stay on a campside (tents included)
  • Meals: 1x breakfast (sun), 2x lunch (sat & sun), 1x snack (sat) and 1x diner on a wood fire (sat)
  • Transportation of luggage 
  • Unique evening-program by Woodkid

Transportation to the startlocation and from the endlocation (more info during infosession!), personal material for overnight stay (tents excl.) and drinks are not included. 

Before the start of the weekend, you'll be invited to the infosession: THURSDAY 13 OF AUGUST 2020. During this infosession you'll receive an overview of the practical information and the full program to start well-prepared on the trip on the Demer. 

As organizer of the Family Expedition, The Shelter and Woodkid respond to the taken measures in the battle against COVID-19 so they can guarantee the safety of participants and guides during the trip. More information will be given after registration and during the infosession. 

We'll give you usefull tips about material and nutrition and are available in case of doubts or questions.

When does this trip take place? 

  • Expedition on the DEMER: Saturday the 22th of August 2020 and Sunday the 23th of August 2020

How do I register my family? 

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