The association "The Sailors of Life": a maritime adventure for children hospitalized in Pornichet

Camping Bel Air Pornichet partner of a human association

The Association of Sailors of Life has chosen the Camping Bel Air **** Pornichet for its preparatory course from May 28 to June 1, 2019, to organize a maritime expeditions that will take place aboard a sailboat this been to Pornichet.

The entire Camping team is delighted to be able to contribute humanly to the implementation of this project, which has particularly affected us. Rental quality qualities in 2 and 3 bedrooms located on our new VIP area near the beach of Bonne Source, as well as the reception room of the Camping will be made available so that this preparatory course is beneficial for both supervisors and students. Young Sailors of Life aged 12 to 17 years old.

The association will present the project of the Matelots of Life on Saturday, March 30th in Pornichet during a show evening with all of our residents, on the occasion of the opening of the campsite.

L’Association Matelots de la Vie, qu’est-ce que c’est ?

Since 2006, the association has organized a 3-week sea expedition aboard adventure boats dedicated to hospitalized children. These adventures are also offered to children outside the hospital thanks to volunteers and the collaboration of nearly 40 partner hospitals. The magic of this adventure "A sailboat at the Hospital" lies in the fact that it is interactive because it is shared daily with 3000 hospitalized children through logbooks, photos, videos and games.

Each summer, it offers 16 young adolescents who have been confronted with the disease for months, to live an exceptional human and solidarity experience aboard a traditional sailing boat. One of the projects will take place this summer 2019 in Pornichet in Loire Atlantique. On board the sailboat, teenagers are supervised by 4 adult members of the association; an expedition leader, a nurse and 2 BAFA graduate supervisors, one with a bathing supervisor diploma and the second who is a former sailor himself.

This stimulating and exotic associative project helps to give the young sailors the hope and the desire to fight to be one day, in their turn, "Sailors of the Life".

The whole team of Camping Bel Air is happy to be part of this project of the Sailors of Life. A happy parenthesis to forget the disease.

Every year, the project is relayed in the press and via local and national media.