Maltacamp 2019

The International Maltacamp (IMS) is something unique: young volunteers spend a week of holidays with physically and mentally impaired friends from around 20 countries in the world. The volunteers support, help and care for the young handicapped. Together, they experience extraordinary activities like rock climbing, luging, partying and paragliding.


In the middle of nature and mountains in the Benedictine abbey Ettal, about one hour drive from Munich, Bavaria.


500 participants from all over the world, 1 / 3 of whom are disabled, 2/3 of whom are carers, helpers and supporters.


August 3 - 10, 2019.

Our motivation

In line with our motto REJOICE: One week full of fun, joy and companionship.


The Benedictine Abbey Ettal

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Facing the Alps, the majestic dome of Ettal's basilica rises above the forest trees - the center of the Benedictine Abbey of Ettal. Today, the monastery looks back on almost 700 years of dynamic history. Founded in 1330 by the excommunicated Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian, it had its heyday in 17th and 18th century. Nowadays, agricultural farms, several inns, a hotel and a high school with affiliated boarding school are part of the institution. In addition, an art publisher, a distillery
as well as a brewery are located and associated here. At the moment, about 55 monks live in the convent.


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Amelie Aulock | Camp Leader

Amelie is responsible for the overall planning of the International Maltacamp 2019. In 2011/2012, she spent a year in Lebanon serving in the Project Caravan and has since been involved in multiple projects of the Order and the Order's Youth. She’s the only staffer that works fulltime and is looking forward to organizing an adventurous week with her team for friends and guests from all over the world.


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Max Teuffel | Transport & Deputy Camp Leader

Max has been to seven Maltacamps and loved it every single time. He was responsible for transport on the organization team of 2018 already and will be doing the same for 2019. Thus, he will be coordinating everything concerning coaches, arrivals and departures and getting to and from places. He will, in addition, be helping and advising Amelie as Deputy Camp Leader. 


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Anne-Sophie Wislocki | Staff 

Anne-Sophie is responsible for the staff coordination. Since the Maltacamp in France 2015, she has every year been an enthusiastic member of the international staff. This is why she is particularly happy of having the chance to be part of this year's organizing team and is looking forward to organize another successful summercamp.   

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Caroline Przybilla | Activities

Caroline is responsible for the camp's program. Action-packed excursions, relaxing and exciting on-site activities or wild party nights - Caroline and her team will do their best to prepare an unforgettable week. She has had the opportunity to get inspiration from five previous camps where she has taken part as a member of the German team and as a staff member. 

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Fr. Dr. Joseph Geelen C.R.L. |

Camp Chaplain

Since 2009, Joseph Geelen has had the privilege and joy to partake in the annual Maltacamp as Chaplain of the Order to the German Team. He is delighted and very proud that in 2019, Germany will host the IMS and is confident that it will become a joyful event for everyone.


Nicolás Duve | Intern

Nico finished school last year in Argentina. He decided that he wanted to help organize the Maltacamp 2019 during his gap year, before starting his college-life. Nico is assisting the team, with a focus on the development of the program. It’s a fun and varied Task and he’s looking forward to camp!

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Carl Wedel | Finance

Carl is responsible for accounting and financial planning. In 2008/2009 he spent a year in Santiago de Chile with the Salesians. Since then he regularly travels to Lourdes with the Order of Malta and participates in projects of the German Youth. He is happy to support this project by looking after its finances and looks forward to an extraordinary week with all of you.

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Clara Spee | Catering

Food makes you happy and creates fellowship, says Clara. She is responsible for organizing delicacies for the participants. Clara was part of the German Team enjoying the IMS in Great Britain in 2018.           

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 Johanna Spee | Registration

Johanna is responsible for the registration of the teams, will welcome them on site and be available for questions and requests with her crew at the welcome desk. Since her first Maltacamp in Hungary 6 years ago, she can't imagine a summer without it. She is thrilled by the opportunity to participate in the organization and to invite the Malta-friends to Germany.   


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Susanne Adeneuer | Spiritual

Susanne is responsible for the spiritual program, together with our Priest Joseph. With great joy and enthusiasm, she takes part in various projects of the Order. Susanne is looking forward to the IMS 2019 in great anticipation of a wonderful week with many unforgettable encounters and experiences.


Caroline Lasson | Logistics

Caroline is responsible for camp logistics. She and her team will be the invisible minions fiddling around behind the scenes, like assembling 500 beds, moving chairs and tables and luggage back and forth again, building ramps and fixing things. It will be Caroline’s fourth Maltacamp and she can’t wait for it to start!

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Fiona Teuffel | Medical 

Fiona will be coordinating the medical team. Since 2009, she has been attending the Lebanese summer camps annually with the Order of Malta - first as a volunteer, for the last eight years as the team doctor. This task she found equally challenging and rewarding. Fiona is now looking forward to applying her experience to Germany's very own Maltacamp.   

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Olympia Wimpffen | Media   

Olympia is responsible for the media and communication of the International Maltacamp 2019. In 2012, she attended the summer camps in Lebanon for the first time. Since then she has been volunteering in many projects of the Order and its Youth. She is looking forward to organizing the media representation of the Maltacamp 2019 with her team.


Markus Bretschneider | contact Malteser Hilfsdienst

Markus is handling all requests concerning the Malteser Hilfsdienst. There, he is the head of department for training of customers as well as the department of civil protection for the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. From these departments he is capable of highly flexible and application-related work and dealing with major events.