Hermann Gmeiner, the founder of the SOS Children’s Villages, established the SOS Summer Camp in 1953. He was looking for a place where children could spend their holiday as well as experience adventures in nature. The first years were very frugal, but over the decades, the SOS Summer Camp developed into a place for international and multicultural encounters between European SOS Children’s Villages. Despite the high organization standard of such a large summer camp, the original character of “easy holiday and summer fun” has remained. Since then, many generations of children have spent their summer holidays in Caldonazzo.