Terms for membership in Nordic Paradise
- Being a member of Nordic Camp NPO
- Pay the camp fee
- Accept and abide by the policies of Nordic Paradise
- Join the digital platform for planning and interaction
- Take active part in the teams chosen/allocated
- Attend meetings and actively participate in the preparation of the camp
- Sign up for communal chores/shifts in a timely manner
Failure to comply with these requirements can lead to exclusion from the camp.
Types of memberships
Lead memberships (21)
The camp has 21 lead roles for different teams. All teams have a description of requirements including task lists and feed-back from last year.
Leads should preferably have been to BRC before and it is meritorious to have been a member of Nordic Paradise (Camp) previous year(s). Requirements for each lead role are listed under each team’s description.
Administrative memberships (5-10)
Nordic Camp NPO will require some members to work and engage in the organisation all year around. This includes the members of the board, but also other members that have put a lot of time and energy into the organisation/camp. Although it will be hard to make an exact estimation, those members that have put down more than ~40 hours of work in the organisation should be eligible to apply for this allocation.
‘Virgin’ membership (30-40)
Members that haven’t been to BRC can apply to join the camp and need to fulfil the minimum requirements for joining. We love to welcome new dedicated members. The selection is based on:
- Camps need of competence
- Applicant’s skills and motivation
- Duration of membership in Nordic Camp NPO (giving priority to those that have been members longer)
- Active contribution to the NPO Nordic Camp during the previous year(s)
- Order of application
‘Veteran’ memberships (30-40)
Only available to persons that have been to BRC before. The same process used for allocation of ‘virgin’ membership is used for ‘veteran’ memberships.
Co-leads are selected among the applicants approximately one month after the registration opens. It is the lead for the respective team together with membership lead that allocate co-leads. Hence, there is no special application for co-leads.
The camp fee is 5000 SEK of which 1000 SEK is a deposit. The fee should be paid at the time you are offered a spot in the camp in order to secure your membership.
A part of the camp fee is non-refundable
The camp will keep a part of the camp fee if you leave your spot after joining. The amount depends on when you leave the camp.
500 SEK Before 15/3
1000 SEK Between 15/3 and 1/7
2500 SEK* After 1/7
The remainder of the camp fee, including the deposit are repaid to you. Special conditions apply if you are excluded from the camp. You can not transfer your membership.
We don’t want to assess and evaluate the reasons for each member leaving the camp and hence “non-refundable” means non-refundable for all and for all reasons with only one exception*.
The reason for having a non-refundable part is to reduce the number of people signing up for the camp “just in case”. This has been a huge problem in the camp’s history. It also helps keeping the budget in balance since it isn’t always possible to find a replacement for members leaving the camp at a date close to the event.
*The non-refundable part is 2500 SEK after 1/7. However, if the member can show that the reason for drop-out is due to an acute and unforeseeable event, the non-refundable part can be reduced to 1000 SEK (but never lower). Examples of such events are injury preventing the person to travel, death or severe illness of relative or near friend.
The deposit is a signal to all members that we take participation very seriously. Flagrantly skipping shifts or the strike will lead to deduction. The core leads will review each case individually. The deposit is NOT intended to “buy freedom”. If you think you can pay 1000 SEK and skip all your shifts, you’re VERY wrong. Honestly, don’t join Nordic Paradise if you even consider to consider it.
The deposit is also an insurance for the camp. Although we try our best to keep within budget different unforeseen expenses, e.g. exchange rate effects, accidents, brake-downs, inflation can generate costs that exceed the allocation for “unforeseen events”. However, the camp can not close its books with a negative result. Hence, in the unlikely event of a negative result, equal deduction from ALL members’ deposit, to cover the deficit, will be made.
NB! Due to the uncertain financial situation 2023 it is highly likely that part or whole of the deposit will be used to cover inflation and unfavourable exchange rates.