Summercamp at Asylum Center and Music Festival
Description: The workcamp is hosted in a cooperation between the Danish Red Cross, Center Gribskov and the music festival in Gilleleje. The Danish Red Cross, Center Gribskov is a center that receive minors fleeing without their parents. Most of the kids are between 15 and 17 years old from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Somalia, Gambia, Syria etc. There will be up to 50 children at the center. Center Gribskov has 28 employees and more than 50 volunteers.Red Cross works to ensure that asylum seekers in Denmark have a safe, meaningful and dignified life, while waiting for a clarification of their case. Red Cross supports asylum seekers to maintain and develop a perspective for the future, whether they will stay or be refused asylum. Get a feeling of the life in the Asylum Center at the webpage for Center Gribskov or the facebook page for the volunteer coordinator The Gilleleje festival is a musicfestival driven by volunteers. It is situated in the center of Gilleleje and founded many years ago but restarted again 3 years ago. It offers a lot of different kind of music both the two days of the festival and pop up concerts before the festival. Get a feeling of the Gilleleje festival at our facebookpage: https://www.facebook.com/gillelejefestival/ The Culture Center in Gilleleje offers different kinds of cultural experiences both art and music and includes also a restaurant, a cinema and a library. http://www.kulturhavngilleleje.dk/
Type of Work: The first week you will make a Summer Camp for young asylumseekers at Center Griksbov. You will give the young refugees a break from the life with worries and insecurity and arrange a Summer Camp with different activities. You will use the talent in the group to make different workshops. It might be New Circus, dancing, singing and drumming, juggling and parading, practice to walk on stilts or making costumes. You can put together a small parade to perform it at the Festival of Gilleleje or the Pop Up Concerts before the festival.You can also arrange sport activities such as soccer, wollyball, basketball, rolerscating, games or bikerides.Evening might call for a campfire, marshmellows, guitar and pancakes.The summer camp will depend on the talents in the group. If you have special skills for the Summer Camp please let us know ahead of time. The Center is in the middle of a nature preserve with old forrest and good opportunities to use the nature. There are facilities for soccer, wollyball, basketball and a gym for dancing and fitnesscenter for workout. The Center will provide the equipment needed. Before the Camp you will receive adequate introduction to Center Gribskov, Red Cross and the young asylum seekers. You will use the first day to prepare the workshops.The workshop takes place at Center Gribskov the following four days. There will be staff to assist you with the children, but you will be in charge of the activities.Working hour is 10 aeuro( 13.00 and 14 to 17. There might be evening program twice a week from 7 pm to 9 pm. You are invited to have breakfast 9-10 and lunch from 13-14 and the days with evening program you are also invited to supper. The second week will be on The Gilleleje Festival and the Culture Center of Gilleleje. The work will consist of building up and taking down the festival. During the festival you will also have time to enyou the music. The festival lasts from Friday afternoon to Saturday night. Building up and taking down the festival site is manual work and experience with handtools is an advantage but not a requirement. As a Work Camp-group you will work among other groups fx a group of youngs from Gilleleje. Most of the volunteers are locals. The work you will be doing shift from day to day. One day you will be building up a stage the other day you will be selling tickets or helping with practical thins in the Culture Center of Gilleleje. Also the working hours will shift from day to day. There will be breaks during the day and around the festival we will eat lunch and dinner together. This also gives great opportunities to get to know each other.During the second week you will also meet the asylumseekers at Pop Up Concerts and at the Festival.
Accommodation: Sleeping facilities:All participants vill be accomodated at aeurooeUngdomshuset Remisenaeuro which is a house for young people between 15 to 21 years old in Gilleleje. Remisen is located in the center of Gilleleje and just next to the station of Gilleleje. Here you can both sleep, cook, chill out or play pool or table tennis. It has great facilities if you like to play music and different kind of instruments are available in the house as well as a container where you can play as load as you want:-). In the daytime Remisen will also be open for the young people from Gilleleje and it gives you great opportunities to get to know some of the young locals. But not so many uses the house of the vacationtime. We will provide matresses, but you will have to bring your own sleeping bag.To get a feeling of the house see the pictures following the description.Kitchen bathroom facilities: Both kitchen and bathroom facilities are available as well as a washing machine.Most of the days you will eat lunch on the center for the refugee or with the other volunteers at the festival. Also dinner and breakfast will be provided for you some of the days. The rest of the meals you will prepare yourself.ShoppingWithin 200 meters from the accomodation you will find a variety of shops.
Requirements: Please forward a motivational letter, and let us know if you have specific talents and experiences that will be useful for a Summer Camp. It is not a requirement but it will be an advantage if you have experiences leading or conducting sport or cultural activities.Working with children requires that you provide a criminal record when registering.
Approximate Location: Nature PreserveThe center for refugee children is located in a forest and surrounded by beautiful nature. It invites you to do different activities either with the children at the center or just with the workcamp group in your free time ex tracking, birdwatching, making a campfire or stay over for a night in one of the shelters. Beach and small town lifeThe Gilleleje Festival is situated in a cosy town along the cost with a great culture and history. In the summer time the city attracts many tourists or summer guests and offers a lot of different activities. The town has a lot of small shops, cafes, cinema, music places, a nice fisherman harbor and of cause beautiful beaches, so there are many things to enjoy during your stay.Copenhagen City CenterYou can reach Copenhagen with the train within 45 minutes.