Established 1958

Gammelbro Camping was founded by Jenny and Claus Knudsen in 1958. The site opened May 1, 1958 with room for 50 tents. At the same time 11 hectares of land were leased out for an orchard.

The first three years the toilets bins were emptied into the slurry pit and used on the fields in the winter. The first store was an ice cream parlor in the courtyard of the old property, Gammelbrovej 80.

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1961 – 1975

In 1961 a service building with WCs was built – the current beach service building. Camping became popular and the site expanded rapidly to about 200 units. In 1965 the old barn was converted into a new store after repeated extensions of the ice cream parlor.

A preservation order in 1969 ruled that the campsite should move away from the beach area and later move even further away from the beach when the lease with the orchard expired. In 1971, the area got sewerage system. The campsite was connected and obtained water from Årøsund waterworks. That same year the neighboring Årøsund Camping opened for business.

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1979 – 1986

On 1st January 1976 Johannes Knudsen took over the management of the site. The lease of the 11ha land had ceased and a gradual retreating from the beach and expansion of the campsite began. There followed a long period of gradual expansion and construction of new service buildings.

Around 1985 the site expanded to 600 units.

In 1986 a new reception and grocery store opened along with a new entrance to the site.

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1993 – 2005

Camping life evolved and there was a need for more and better facilities. From 1993 to 2003 3 new service buildings were built along with an indoor playland, a cafeteria and a swimming pool.


In 2005 Gammelbro Camping bought the neighboring property, Årøsund Camping. The merging of the two sites made Gammelbro the campsite with the largest number of permitted units in Denmark.

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On January 1st 2014, Jacob Knudsen were included in the operation of the campsite with 1/3 ownership. Inga and Johannes Knudsen 2/3. The Knudsen family thanks the many loyal campers, who over the years have helped maintain a warm atmosphere at the site, and they welcome new campers to the site in the settings that the place offers.

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