Events 2017

In 2017 we are again organising a series of events at Courmettes. This page will be updated with links towards more information as it becomes available.

4th-5th March – A Rocha Environmental Education Conference (by invitation only)

16th-21st April – Volunteer week, music and NVC… with David Berkoun and Frédéric Baumann Fully booked!

This week will be an opportunity to tend to the beautiful spaces at Courmettes to make them even more enjoyable! Projects will be under the guidance of professionals and people passionate about nature, and include restoring a pond with spaces to relax and the preparation of ground for a permaculture project.

21st April – Conference on “The big reorientation: Jesus the path amongst paths?” with Gilles Boucomont (in French)

We live in a time where offers of spirituality and personal growth are abundant and accessible to all people via internet or on the “spirituality” shelves of book shops. Motivated by curiosity to discover the world, to better understand what others experience, we can throw ourselves into practices which we do not fully understand the impact of on our innermost being. In what way is the Christian proposition truly original in this concert of spiritual traditions, and in which way is it truly liberating?

22nd-23rd April – Seminar “Occulte ou au culte, il faut choisir” or “choosing between the occult and the church” with Gilles Boucomont (in French)

Occultism wreaks havoc in all of life’s circles, including amongst Christians. However, Biblical Scriptures clearly outline that which can or cannot come under a spirituality lived in God’s gaze. The coming of Jesus is a revelation and an unveiling which brings to light all that is hidden. So why turn back to the darkness? This is a biblical, theological and practical training course which includes prayer against unjust spiritual chains.

21st-27th May – Seminar “Discovery and Nature” with A Rocha Switzerland (in French)

This is a week organised with Jean-Daniel Andrè (A Rocha Switzerland). On the program are walks lasting 3-4 hours in the spaces of this region rich in geology, ornithology, botany and culture etc. In the mornings there will be times of meditation where each person is free to participate. In the evenings we will unpack different subjects linked to nature.

3rd-5thJune – Fête des Courmettes 2017

Come and join us and explore the Domaine des Courmettes, an environmental education centre in an outstanding natural setting. There will be activities for all ages. Enjoy discovering the flora and fauna of the Domaine, its history and what is happening here today. Find out about the association managing the site and its partners.

25thJune-1stJuly – “Creation, Christian Faith and a Precious World” Course with The Faraday Institute

How did the universe come into existence? What can the natural world tell us about God? Why is our world habitable? How do natural processes such as earthquakes or predation fit with the goodness of God? What does the Bible say about the relationship between human beings and the rest of creation? Come and explore these and other scientific and theological questions about creation.

9th– 15th July- “Eco-Adventure” camp for 7-12 year olds with the Ligue pour la Lecture de la Bible (in French)

Eco-Adventure is an exciting week in contact with nature: observing wild animals, discovering strange plants, capturing and identifying insects, solar cooking, adventuring into the mountains, and plenty more activities… There will even be a beach trip. Are you ready for an unforgettable week?

16th-29th July – “Impact Nature” camp for 13-17 years old with Joie & Vie (in French)

Imagine a large domain in the mountains above the Cote d’Azur. Imagine jumping and climbing through wild canyons- amazing! Imagine hiking to the edge of the sea. Imagine days playing sports, wide games, and times of… nothing- for you to chill and hang out. Imagine that sometimes you are asked your opinion on the program. Imagine activities to discover the world that God has created and times to discuss what the Bible says about it. It’s gonna be gooooood…

30th July- 5th August – Seminar on “Psychotherapy and spiritual accompaniment” with Francis Mouhot (in French)

Healing: a door or a journey? What is more resistant: some of our reasoning or our impulses? Does psychotherapy consist of reinforcing the ego or the spirit? These are some of the questions which Francis Mouhot, a Doctor of psychology, will unpack during this week. Teaching will take place in the mornings, with a number of outings offered in the afternoons.

6th-19th August – “LightClubberZ” camp for 13-17 years old with Joie & Vie (in French)

What is better for an artist than to be in proximity with nature? Up high, with a beautiful view over the sea, the Courmettes domain will be our place of inspiration for these two weeks. Together, we will put together a show with your variety of gifts and talents. Danse, music, song, theatre, livepainting… there’s room for all!

20th – 26th August – Seminar on “Man the centre and ruler of the world?” with Roger-Michel Bory (in French)

The earth is undergoing an unprecedented ecological crisis and human activity is responsible for much of it. From a Christian point of view, it is beneficial to thoroughly analyse the reasons which have led our societies to accelerate the crisis, and to return to biblical sources to find a just place for man in a creation loved by God but abused by humans. Such a spiritual journey can help us to overcome the suffering caused by the feeling of being both victim of and responsible for such a situation, and to work towards a just world, in the hope of Christ who dies and was raised to life.

10th-14th September – “Creation Care & the Gospel” Conference

Do you live in Europe? Want to learn about creation care as a gospel issue? Get together to address challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss and food security? Build a creation care movement in your country? Join us at this European conference on Creation Care and the Gospel.

18th-22th September – A Rocha International Team meeting (by invitation only)

26th-30th September – ASK Conference (by invitation only)