The AlpCamp concept has been inspired by the theory of the five elements, a Chinese philosophy used to describe interactions and relationships between things. The five elements — wood, fire, earth, metal, and water — are believed to be the fundamental elements of everything in the universe between which interactions occur. This is reflected in the rythm of day and night, the changing of the seasons and the functioning of man. In the traditional Chinese way of thinking there are five seasons. The fifth season is what we call ‘Indian Summer’. Each season is connected to an element.