A base camp
for exploring the future
VISION & MISSION
thecamp is a place where talents from all over the world can get training, inspire each other and work on projects to develop solutions for an exciting and optimistic future.
Our challenge is to find new approaches to universal issues, and to aggregate people and projects driven by the same will and excitement for the future we’re all responsible for!
To change things concretely in fields such as food, mobility, energy, but also the future of work or artificial intelligence, thecamp gives resources to individuals and organizations to: get training and face the challenges of a transforming world (Education and Facilitation); organize and attend conferences, meetups, hackathons… (Events); be active on the field through collaborative creation, experimentation, acceleration, innovation, youth empowerment or general interest (Projects).
We are new-generation creative types (designers, digital, artists, mixed-media artists, programmers), entrepreneurs, post-graduate students, international researchers and experts, small company directors, CEOs of major groups, professionals from the private and public sectors, senior managers on training courses, young people, children…
Our base camp is located in Aix-en-Provence, France. Inspired by American campuses but also Accelerators and FabLabs, it’s a futuristic hub with exceptional natural surroundings where people can live and sleep for a few days or a few months, experiment new ways of eating, work and prototype, attend events and create new bonds through many activities.
thecamp was initiated in 2013 by Frédéric Chevalier. He was President until July 2017, when he passed away in an accident. He dedicated his entire energy and enthusiasm to thecamp, in a relentless quest for solutions in order to contribute to a more humane and sustainable world.
His legacy – a feeling of urgency while facing the world's transformations – is now embodied by thecamp. This feeling today inspires us, makes us dream, move mountains and continues more than ever to push us forward.
We work with about 20 international founding partners, both from the private and public sectors, and many organizations of experimenters and disrupters.