Kuromatsunai 1 (Hokkaido)
Description: This workcamp has been organized together with Buna-no-mori Shizen Gakko (nature school with beech forests) since 2003 (2015 for this work). BSG was started in 1998 to promote ecological education for kids and run various kinds of kids programs. They have started to create an organic, community farm where various kinds of people can gather and heal their bodies and mind, so the workcamps in Apr. was helping to develop the farm, but from this year, it will be organized during the series of national holidays called Golden Week to support their programs and also maintenance
Type of Work: We will mainly help to run the nature experience program of the children organized by the nature school. We will also renovate the entrance of the guest house of the nature school and do some other work needed for the school, so be flexible
Study Theme: How the town is looked from outside. Bring some info.!
*Outcome of this workcamp: In 2019, 6 vols. from 4 countries worked together with the local people and made great contribution such as planting 25 birch trees, helping to run the cherry festival and exchanging with the local kids to grow glocal friendship! Please see the long term goal of this project as "Local SDGs" at https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/n1-68295484 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!)
Accommodation: Building of the school. Sleeping bag is necessary. Breakfast and Lunch will be cooked by volunteers by turns while Dinner will be mainly cooked by the host, but the vols. still need to help it.
Requirements: High motivation to work with the children and respect to the way of the nature school. Similar types of experience and Japanese speaking skill are welcome Motivation letter is needed.
Approximate Location: South west of Hokkaido island. Full of beautiful nature with national reserve of beech forests, a river and wetland. Main industry is cattle farming.
Notes: Other activities: Enjoy rich nature around accommodation, taking a walk at morning, hot spring, etc.
Terminal: The nearest international airport is in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the meeting point in Aomori pref., it takes 7 hours by bullet train or 10 hours by bus. You need to arrive at the airport in Tokyo (Narita/ Haneda) by 19:00 on Apr. 29th and can leave the airport after 09:00 on May 5th.