Family Workcamp at Eco Centre Horni Marsov
- Accommodation and food: 120.00 Euro
- Transportation: 0.00 Euro
- Activities: 0.00 Euro
- Hosting organisation support: 0 Euro
Description: 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 them and the public. The organization is based in the house DOTEK- the House of Tradition, Ecology and Culture Restoration. 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.
Type of Work: You will mainly help with the renovation of the centre’s 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 shoes and old clothes that can get dirty. All the work will take place at the same premises as the accommodation.
Study Theme: 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: In the centre’s 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.
Approximate Location: 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 nights.
Notes: We are looking for volunteers who like nature and are eager to learn how to be more sustainable. The local partner would like to show volunteers how to be more sustainable in everyday life (sorting out waste, cooking with local and organic products – no palm oil or fried food). Please note that there are cats in the area. We recommend you to bring old clothes for the work which can get dirty or damaged including working shoes.