Real women, real food, real camping.
Europe's oldest feminist women's camp, founded in the 1970s, hosts an English-speaking International week each year: in 2006 this is August 5-12. Predominantly lesbian, up to 80 women from Europe and beyond meet for a week of workshops, watersports and outdoor life. The camp is between cornfields and the sea on a small island off Lolland, Denmark. All ages, from late teens to 60+ - the average age is 40-something. Paradise for kids (girls of all ages, boys up to 12). Honesty bar, fancy-dress parties, sauna on the beach, stargazing. Reconnect with feminism, recharge your soul, change your life.
Communal cooking (including for vegans and vegetarians), and communal cleaning and camp management.
Prebooking essential: cost £160 per week, food and camping included, for adult women: lower costs for young women (under 21), students, unwaged.
Cheap flights to Copenhagen with SAS and Easyjet: Saturday bus to camp (bookable in advance) from Copenhagen.
Full details on the homepage www.kvindelejren.dk
Formally known as Mermaid Pride Parade, this is the festival of the year for the gay and lesbian community. A buzzing mardi gras atmosphere accompanies the parade and festival. Denmark is well-known for its acceptance of alternative lifestyles and this parade is a highlight each year for everyone within eye or earshot.
August 12-20; copenhagenpride.dk/uk
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