The northern borderline of the site is partially forested, which is visible from the site itself, but also relatively close, actually, a short stroll away from the first subcamps area. This part of the forest merges with a far greater forested area, constituting the coastal strip, embracing most of northern part of the island. Similarly, the nearby coastal beaches and picturesque open fields and farmland are of great potential both in terms of programme potential and landscape itself. The open fields are often considered the landmark of the local landscape of the Vistula alluvial delta, in large part reclaimed artificially, referred to as Zulawy Wislane.
The key factor for the urban development of the Jamboree Village at Wyspa Sobieszewska, its modus operandi in fact, is water, being at the core of its landscape. On the one hand, physiography of the island is defined by its surroundings, including such symbols as the Vistula River, the primary river in Poland, or the Baltic Sea; but also, crossing the water strip reflects a symbolic welcome to the Jamboree site, making a clear distinction between the on-site and the off-site area. What is more, some of these water borderlines are visible for the participants too. They might experience it first hand while entering the site and seeing the landscape overview of the whole area taken over for the Jamboree Village. It would be possible thanks to the intended elevation of the access road above the fields level. What is more, the location of the site on the island, so strongly intertwined with water, will allow for organizing the aquatic (off-site) programme very close to the Jamboree Village.
Another crucial touchpoint for planning water presence in the urban and natural scenery design of the Jamboree Village is the network of irrigation canals crisscrossing its area. It defines its form and definitely affects and inspires design patterns. Every participant will gain an opportunity for daily, free contact with water to know and feel what it is like to be on an island. The existing canals set natural space borderlines and the starting point to adapt design solutions enabling to extol the nature, yet preserving its unique, local character. They also foster the high-quality public space arrangement which, apart from being functional, would also cater to the most sophisticated array of aesthetic and cultural needs.
Setting linear components of the irrigation system regularly makes for a structured criss-cross pattern, which may also facilitate spatial orientation and moving around the village. Usually, this makes for one of the potential key problem issues for the users (operating within a large and relatively monotonous space for a restricted period of time). Choosing a road along one of the canals/ditches (given proper names, signposted/marked and secured, and illuminated at night), we are always reaching one of the central areas of the site – the reference point we seek. Consequently, orientation around a new, unfamiliar area is no longer a problem, while Jamboree gains its unique, distinctive pattern.