You will work on developing and enhancing Les Gardes site by constructing a benches, pallet table and large outdoor games (checkers game, frog game). There will also be meetings with local sports associations to create photo frames. The general focus in this workcamp is on woodworking, painting and photography.
You will be accommodated in tents, boys and girls separately. Sanitary facilities will be in the changing rooms. The collective life and the kitchen are in the covered yard of a little house called “Maison des energies”. Cleaning and cooking tasks will be done together. Bring a sleeping bag and a mat.
You will experiment a sustainable lifestyle within the camp (local organic food, composting, energy saving).
Saint-Georges-des-Gardes is a small village (800 inhabitants) in the Maine-et-Loire region, located near the cities of Cholet and Angers. It is the highest point in the region.
Activities: discovering the region, media creations “video, pictures, radio…” with the support of the Chemillois Regional Digital space, swimming, hiking, going to concerts and everything else that you might come up with as a group… More information about the project on www.centresocial-chemille.asso.fr
This workcamp is the result of collaboration between the village of Saint-Georges-des-Gardes, the social centre of Chemillois and Concordia.
The inhabitants work on a collective project to develop the “Gardes” village located at the highest point of the department of Maine-et-Loire. For the past five years around 15 young people have been actively involved every year in the enhancing process: fixing a bus stop, painting, restoring of a well… For 4 years now, we wanted to open this project by welcoming 6 international young people and 10 locals.
A lot of locals are involved in this project so a basic knowledge of French is appreciated in order to facilitate communication.
Bring suitable shoes, warm and waterproof clothes, a sleeping bag and a sleeping mat. Don’t forget your swimming suit.
Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.