Day 1 – FEIF YouthCamp 2017

July 13 2017 | Youth Work

The first full day of the FEIF YouthCamp started with a trip to a stud farm for the Belgian brewery horses, used for pulling the heavy barrels. These days they deal with a lighter load, as they took the whole group on a coach trip through the surrounding countryside, and the Palm brewery itself. The home of these horses is an amazing old castle Diepensteyn, surrounded by a deep ditch filled with water. And the handsome, heavy horses impressed us with their power and their gentle nature.
After that we visited Antwerp, Belgium’s second town. Many large squares are connected by a network of small streets filled with exquisite shops, elegant cafés, and chocolate shops. The evening was spent playing ‘Viking chess’, a game that involves throwing sticks at the opposing team’s wooden blocks. Who would have thought that this is really quite so difficult?! A great start to an action packed week.