My name is Annette and I have been the campsite leader of Hillerød Camping since 2005. I originally come from Southern Jutland (Aabenraa), where I started my career in the holiday industry in Arrild Ferieby as a manager among other things. Here was Arrild Ferieby Camping built, and I tried the role of being a campsite leader. After that, I became an agency manager at Fredericia Tourist Office, and later in Hillerød. And when Hillerød Camping became vacant in 2005, there was no doubt that I wanted to be the lucky one to take over Hillerød Camping. I could see and sense a lot of possibilities for the site and immediately wanted to turn these into reality.
My passion is to create an environment where all guests feel welcome and hopefully can feel all the personal thoughts and ideas that have been put into the place, to develop something new, but at the same time preserve the atmosphere of the place and the sense of history.
A lot has happened since my girls, Elisabeth and Helena, and I moved into Hillerød Camping in 2005, when they were just 4 and 6 years old. Today, Elisabeth is 24 years old and studying for her Master’s degree and Helena is 21 years old and studying to become a service economist – both living in Copenhagen. The change from a detached house to a campsite was big, but we have had so much pleasure in meeting a lot of lovely people from all over the world and feel that they feel as much at home on the site as we do. This also applies to my Dutch boyfriend, Taco, who in late summer 2010 stopped by the campsite with his son Jesse. In 2012, Taco moved to our site and has been part of our host family ever since – Jesse is now 24 years old and lives in the Netherlands, where he works in IT.
We have always had many ideas for new activities on the site and make a great effort to create a cozy environment for our guests, with a lot of candlelight and presence. We are constantly upgrading the site’s facilities and are always coming up with new ideas for the physical layout.
Over the years, we have been surrounded by loyal employees who have put a lot of effort and love in making the site this lovely urban oasis we think it is today. For the last 5 years Linda has been our ‘cleaning-fairy’, and in 2021 we hired Kaj and Heini a few hours a week for various chores. ‘Pensioner Carsten’ helps out especially in the early morning hours and we also get help from our midday “gatekeepers” Finn Sylvest and the couple Ulla and Torben. In addition to our permanent team, we have our good partner CE Service, to help with the cleaning, welcome to Giani and Diana.
We have also brought some youth into the team. Helena is still here to take care of the reception with the help of Katie and Louise – they will greet you with a big smile and always ready to help. Filippa started last year and has been working on our website and other marketing and Simone can also be seen in the reception and with cabin-cleaning. Welcome all those in the team!
– Annette Quist and family