The site, which we, Lene and Flemming, built ourselves, opened on 5 April 2003. We used to have two companies – one haulage contractor company and one construction company, which was contracted by Storebælt A/S to carry out the works in the old swinging basin in Halsskov Harbour, where car ferries used to sail across the Great Belt.
The area of the site was 5.5 ha and the water depth across the basin was 10-12 m.
Approximately 1,400,000 m 3 of sand, clay and mould were used to fill up the area and create “a new piece of Denmark”. We used 25 trucks and worked 9 months.
The sand that was used comes from the landfill made by Storebælt A/S between the outer jetty near the campsite and the end of the reef, where there used to be a big factory manufacturing tunnel segments. The clay comes from the hillside in Forlev, and the mould layer at the top comes from the establishment of TransportCenter STOP 39 in Slagelse.
We had never been campers or interested in camping but we decided to buy the area and set up a campsite. It turned out to be more difficult than what we first thought because no one had built a campsite in the past 40 years there and it was impossible for us to find someone to guide us.
This is why we had to design everything ourselves – including the pipe dimensions and other technical installations. We personally manage the site together with some other skilled employees and got hooked on the mood, the atmosphere and the many nice people who visit the campsite.
These are the reasons why we have chosen to focus completely on the STOREBÆLT CAMPING AND HOLIDAY CENTRE.