Tempus18 is the district camp of scouts and guides from Ostrobothnia in summer 2018. International participants are also welcome to take part on an unforgettable adventure!

A crystal ball that can predict the future has been broken and there has been some weird time phenomena in the Ostrobothnia district caused by rupture in the space time. Because of this rupture you can experience at least the prehistoric time, the antiquity and even the future. Fixing the ruptures and taking Ostrobothnia back on its track is possible, but only if a big group of scouts are helping.

By the modern calendar Tempus18 is held on 22.-29.7.2018. Our campsite is at Vattaja, Kokkola. The registration for the international participants is at the beginning of 2018. We’ll update more info at tempus18.fi during fall 2017. You can also send your questions to marika.jokela@partio.fi.


A district camp in Northern Europe, Finland




Vattaja, Kokkola, Finland

How to get there?

A plain to Kokkola-Pietarsaari airport takes you closest to the campsite. From the Airport shared lifts will be organized. Distance to the campsite is 64 kilometers.


Airport Helsinki-Vantaa, capital of Finland. Distance to campsite 515 kilometers.

and from there via train (www.vr.fi) or bus (www.matkahuolto.fi / cheap bus www.onnibus.com) to Kokkola (trainstation or bus station). Distance to campsite is 43 kilometers.

Getting all the way to campsite with public transportation is a struggle, bus (www.matkahuolto.fi) might take you closest. BUT from Kokkola airport, bus station and train station there will be organized bus trips to campsite for an extra fee.

How much is the entry fee to the camp?

165-185 euros, see more at Camp pricing.

How to join the camp?

International participants join the camp as a group. Head of the group first creates a group at a very exciting software called Kuksa, then he/she distributes the group code and website to group members. See more at sign-up instructions

Join the spirit also in a Facebook group: tempus18 international.

What about before and after the camp, how to find an accommodation from Kokkola?

Nearby scout troops might be able to provide with shelter. Official home hospitality is not organized by Tempus crew.
Facebook groups such as International scouts Finland, might be worth checking.


Why join a Finnish Ostrobothnia district camp?
Region is known for the entrepreneurship attitude and fresh air. Campsite is by the sea with the coastline including mainly sandy beaches. Spoken language at Ostrobothnia region is officially Finnish and Swedish. With English language one can manage well throughout Finland. Best chance to learn about Christoffer Kolumbus and Yoda at the same scout camp.


Are there polar bears in Finland?

Maybe, but not within 800 km from the campsite, Vattaja.

Will there be a possibility to authentic sauna experience during the scout camp?

Yes there are at least so called tent sauna available.

How many scouts are expected to join the camp?

Roughly 2 000 people. At the Tempus camp there are also non-scouts joining from Finland.

More info about the region?

Visit Kokkola