Camping Bel Air is once again a partner with the association "Les Matelots de la Vie".

Les Matelots de la Vie organize their 25th edition at Camping Bel Air

[29/04/2020] Cancellation and postponement of the organization of the Life Seamen 2020 ...

The Association of Sailors of Life has once again chosen Camping Bel Air in Pornichet for the second consecutive year. The whole team is looking forward to welcoming them again, because the cause raises awareness among all of us in this daily struggle of sick children.

The preparatory course will take place from May 20 to 23, 2020, the long weekend of the ascent to Camping Bel Air. The purpose of this stay in Pornichet is to prepare with 8 children and adolescents hospitalized, the maritime adventure will take place next August on board a sailboat for 3 weeks. The expeditions take on children recovered from a long illness during the summer to give a message of hope to others hospitalized. During these 3 days of internship, volunteers as well as young hospitalized patients will participate in numerous workshops to prepare this strong and touching human cruise.

Obviously, Camping Bel Air is delighted to provide its large reception room so that this preparatory course is beneficial for both the supervisors and the young Life Seamen aged 12 to 17. During this ascent weekend, the association will have the opportunity to be accommodated at a reduced price in canvas lodge bungalows for an atypical stay.

These atypical rentals for 4 people with kitchen area are grouped together in a landscaped village to meet up with loved ones.

The association will present the Life Seamen project on Saturday April 4 in Pornichet, during an evening with all of our resident owners to inaugurate the opening of the 2020 season.

The story of the Life Seamen's Association

The Life Seamen's Association has been organizing a 3-week maritime expedition on the Atlantic coast since 2006, each summer aboard adventure yachts. The hospitalized children sailed in particular on the sailboats: Bora Bora, Fleur de Lampaul, Patriarc’h or even Notre Dame des Flots. This year, the Sailors of Life's maritime excursion will take place aboard the sailboat "Fleur de Lampaul".

These maritime expeditions are possible thanks to the numerous volunteers and the collaboration of nearly 40 hospitals in France. The magic of this "A Sailboat in the Hospital" adventure lies in the fact that it is interactive and shared daily with 3,000 children hospitalized through logbooks, photos, videos and games.

Each summer, it offers a dozen young adolescents who have been confronted with the disease for months, to live an exceptional human and united experience aboard a traditional sailboat. The maritime expedition of summer 2020 will take place from Wednesday August 5 from Paimboeuf (in Loire Atlantique) as part of the Maritime Legend of the country of Retz. The return to Pornichet is scheduled for August 25, 2020. Clément, a former sailor on board in 2011, takes the reins for this 25th edition. On board the sailboat, the adolescents are supervised by 4 adult members of the association; an expedition leader, a nurse and 2 supervisors BAFA graduates, one with a diploma of bathing supervisor and the second who is himself a former sailor.

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

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

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