2020-07-13 to 2020-07-22
HORNI MARSOV ,Czech Republic
Aged between 18-99
The workcamp takes place in a small town of Horni Marsov situated in the Krkonose (Giant) Mountains in cooperation with the local NGO Centre for Environmental Education and Ethics ( SEVER. SEVER focusses on environmental education and the promotion of responsible behavior towards nature and among people themselves. It cooperates with schools and it organizes environmental programs for students and teachers. It also organizes educational and cultural events for the public. The organization is based in the house DOTEK- the House of Tradition, Ecology and Culture Restoration in Horni Marsov. The aim of the workcamp is to renovate the playground of the residential centre which is used as accommodation for students and volunteers. You will also have a chance to discover a sustainable way of living and the beauty of Czech mountains. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Life on Land (UN SDG15).
Work: You will mainly help with the renovation of the centres playground. This will involve tasks such as playground landscaping, painting (fences, playground elements, outdoor seating), gardening work (landscaping, weeding, mulching, creating garden beds and maintenance of walking paths), adjusting the terrain, etc. Kids will join the work with some less demanding tasks as gardening work (transferring plants to garden beds, mulching, weeding, watering), sanding boards with sandpaper for outdoor benches, making signs and drinking fountains for birds from clay, collecting herbs etc. All the necessary work tools, including gloves, will be provided. Please bring sturdy shs and old clothes that can get dirty with paint, mud and clay. All the work will take place at the same premises as the accommodation. Volunteers will work for 5,5 hours per day including 15mins break during morning work and 1h break for lunch. Study part: Presentation of the organization SEVER (what they do to be sustainable), possibility to try environmental education programs for students and tourists, cooking evenings (local and international meals), trip to the Krkonose National Park etc.
Accommodation and food:
n the centres house DOTEK. There will be a seperate room for each family with beds and own bathroom (just in one case two of the families will share one bathroom, the rest will have their own). There is wi-fi, a common room and unique playing items for kids. You can see photos of the house here: www.dotek.eu. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided by DOTEK eco-centre staff. You will prepare dinners as a group in the kitchen of the centre. Please bring your own national recipes to share with others.
Location and leisure activities:
Horni Marsov, North-eastern part of Bohemia, near the border with Poland. The town of Horni Marsov has around 1,000 inhabitants and it is located near the Krkonose National Park. Krkonose are the highest mountains in the Czech Republic and very attractive for hiking. The area has a bit colder climate even in summer and a beautiful countryside. Leisure time: Hiking in the beautiful Krkonose National Par and visiting other interesting sights (a town of Trutnov, the Arspach-Teplice rocks, etc.), using outdoor fireplace, possible to borrow materials for creative workshops, organizing film screenings etc.
Nearest airport / terminal:
Meeting Point and Time:
To be confirmed 3 weeks before the workcamp start
Participation fee: 120 EUR/adult, 70 EUR/child. Centre for Environmental Education and Ethics - SEVER is an educational institution and it is difficult to accept donations. In order to assure comfort for the families and due to occupying accommodation capacities during high season we kindly ask you to contribute to cover the costs of accommodation and food. We require the participants to send the fee directly to INEX-SDA by a bank transfer before the workcamp starts. Bank details and deadline for payment will be provided in the acceptance email.
We are looking for volunteers who like nature and are eager to learn how to be more sustainable. Please note that there are cats in the area.