The last workcamp took place in the primary school of the municipality, where a stone wall was restored. This year, we will work on the outskirts of the “Cooler” (a small stone building with thick walls, close to the ground like caves, and sometimes covered by soil and vegetation; it was used to keep ice all year long). They were used from the 17th century until the end of the 19th century. Your mission will be to clear the surroundings, and clean the Cooler. Moreover, you will participate in the maintenance of the information boards and the memory path in the heart of the forest (sanding, glazing) to guarantee the sustainability of this memory trail.
You will be accommodated in tents but will be able to use the municipal hall Victor de l’Aigle, in Tracy as a common space. Girls and boys will sleep separated. The hall has an equipped kitchen which you will use (oven, dishwasher…).
The showers are in the football stadium a kilometer away from your living area. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together.
Tracy le Mont is located in the heart of the Laigue forest, near Compiègne, Noyon and Pierrefonds and its fortified castle. It’s a village of more than a thousand inhabitants, a bit isolated due to the forest.
It is the 11th time we organize this workcamp together with the town hall of Tracy le Mont, in the heart of the Laigue forest. This little charming village, environmentally responsible, wants to keep on the preservation of its environment, its history and emphasizes on the participation of the youngest members of the community. Your role will be to take an active part in the activities, particularly the ones on the 14th of July, for the fireworks and the torchlight parade. There are also many hiking trails starting from the village and going across the forest. In a nutshell, it’s a heritage work camp for nature lovers!
You’ll have to walk a lot from one site to another; it’s a workcamp for forest lovers. Bring working clothes and shoes. For the accommodation in tents, bring your sleeping bag and floor mat. Please feel free to bring some food specialties, pictures and musical instruments: things you like and want to share with the group and the local community!
More info: www.tracy-le-mont.org