Young people head for pastures green in the TotalEnergies holiday camps
Every year 1,400 priority education pupils and their teachers are welcomed for instructive nature camps that open up new possibilities for them.
TotalEnergies Foundation, committed to working for youth inclusion and education, is a founder member of the association Les Naturenautes, which runs the program La Clé des Champs. The purpose of the program is to provide free ‘transplanted’ classes in school time, for young people from low-income or underprivileged backgrounds. The pupils stay in three holiday centers owned by TotalEnergies, at Beaulieu in the Cantal region, Barioz in the Alps and in Lesconil on the coast of Brittany, France.
This action is part of the agreement signed in 2008 with the Boards of Education in Créteil and Versailles.
Through educational projects specifically designed by the Naturenautes, the pupils alternate between learning sessions, discovering nature and open-air sports, over a 10-day period. The centers are situated in ideal environments for exploring topics related to the mountains, volcanos, the marine environment and medieval life. This collective adventure gives young people the opportunity to find both cultural and social fulfilment.
TotalEnergies Foundation is committed to supporting projects that protect coastal areas and oceans, and is delighted to see that over 3,300 young people have stayed at the Lesconil center since 2008. Through a wide variety of activities, the young people were able to find out about the natural treasures of coastal environments and the importance of protecting biodiversity. On the agenda, a meeting with the sea rescue team, thanks to our partnership with the SNSM.