about us

about us

Family Cross Camp addresses adults and children who wish to be active together. The core activity is functional training adapted to the individual level combined with other activities such as hiking, running, surfing and biking.

Family Cross Camp is both for the already active family and for those who wish to get started, as all activities are individually adjusted. We only request a wish and will to develop in the group you are in. Family Cross Camp is especially suited for families with children, single parents and couples.

We strive to be the preferred go-to concept all year round for families and couples who would like to be active together through functional training, and also challenging physical and mental activities.

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our story

It was while we we're exploring Europe in our van that we realised we wanted to be more active together as a family.

In Portugal we were able to explore new levels of sports in the open air such as surfing, outdoor beach workouts, morning run by the beach. Exercising regularly was no longer an obstacle. The weather in Portugal was amazing, the beaches were beautiful and the culture supported the active lifestyle we wanted to live.

That's how Family Cross Camp came about, we want to help facilitate and make it possible for everyone to enjoy an active holiday in lovely Ericeira.

Porque amamos functional training e Portugal!
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meet the founders

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I'm 37 years old, married to Doris and father of two girls aged 5 and 8. Together, Doris and I, have founded the business Family Cross Camp inspired by our own travels throughout Europe and experience with cross training.

My background is in the military, where the last 8 years was spent in active duty in special forces.

I have a lifelong interest in sports. The last 10 years with professional focus on functional training and CrossFit. I've been praticing CrossFit since 2012 and have since 2014 coached elite soldiers, family members and in the local CrossFit boxes.

I have great interest, knowledge and experience in different outdoor activities.
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I'm 35 years old and married to Arthur. We have two lovely girls, Olivia and Julia, who inspire us daily to create workouts suited for their needs and interests.

My background is somewhat different from Arthur's. I have an academic background with experience from University (writing, teaching, supervising) and doing scientific work as PhD fellow. This background has, however, given me the persistence and will to reach new levels in sport as well, when doing workouts in the local crossfit gym, hiking, doing yoga or having fun with basketball and surf.

I have always been active in sport and I love performing multiple sports. I love coaching kids and teens and have passed the Crossfit-kids course. I use these principles of crossfit-kids training in my teachings.