Vässarö Scout Center
Vässarö Scout Center is the largest permanent youth camp in Sweden. It is owned and run by the Stockholm District of the Swedish Guide and Scout Association and we have approximately 30 000 overnight guests a year.
Vässarö is not only visited by scout groups but also by other youth organizations, such as sports clubs, groups of handicapped children, school classes etc. We organize two Christian confirmation camps each summer, a sailing and wilderness camp for scouts and non-scouts aged 10-13, handicraft camps and sailing courses.
Many scout and guide groups, both Swedish and foreign, choose Vässarö Scout Center for their summer camps. We hope to have the pleasure to see you among our guests.
All work on the island is carried out by volunteer, staff, from 18 years and older. A staff consisting of about 60 people is in charge of the camp. Most of the staff is between the ages of 18 to 25, but there are also quite a few who are older. We have, for example, several families among our staff.
Our island offers you countless possibilities for a fun and exciting programme. Forest, meadows, seashore rocks and the sea itself may be used in many ways.
Fladan, our small boat harbour, offers various possibilities to get out on the water. We have a wide variety of sailing boats: from small Optimists (one-person dinghies) and traditional sailing boats of fibreglass, to one beautiful wooden sailing boat, seating six or more people.
Vässarö was donated to the Scout Group of Stockholm in 1942 when the owner, Captain Ragnar Westin, disappeared amidst the waves when his ship was torpedoed.
Vässarö has a whole set of nature instruction trails, but most of them are in the Swedish language. They are intended to teach the scouts names and facts of Swedish plants and animals.