Volunteers will clean up a natural park located close to the Salinas (a lake in the center of Calpe). The task will be to collect the rubbish and send it to recycle. The local authorities have been trying to clean it with machinery but because it is a delicate area with its own microorganisms the correct way to clean has to be done by hand.
During the camps there could be different environmental tasks for the volunteers; such as;
-Cleaning the trashes of the park
-Creating a vegetable garden
-Preparing ecological soaps
There always seem to be flamingos there and quite a number of other types of wild bird too. Around 300 flamingos are usually cooling their feet in Calpe, they tend only to break their onward journeys at the salinas. Most of the birds are from the Camargue in France or the Fuente de Piedra lagoon in Malaga.
The accomodation will be in the volunteer’s house. The accommodation is basic but there will be kitchen and shower facilities, nevertheless, it would be just for volunteers and it’s not far away from the sandy beahces.
In a work camp we also dedicate some time to a study part. It is an activity of non-formal learning, where you can gain new knowledge or form new opinions on different problems; all this is done in a relaxed, entertaining or amusing way.
The intercultural evening is a good way of intercultural learning. In every camp there is one evening, when all participants present their country in a relaxed way – making presentation, watching photos, telling stories, tasting typical dishes, drinks and sweets, dances etc. Please, have this evening in your mind while preparing your luggage to share a piece of your culture with the rest of volunteers.
Calpe, a town with a long history and deeply-rooted traditions, is also one of the main tourist destinations on the Costa Blanca. The Marina, the promenade and eleven kilometers of coastline, marked by cliffs, beaches and coves, are some of the many attractions. Another attraction is one of the symbols of the town, the Rock of Ifach, a huge calcareous rock, 332 meters high, that penetrates the sea and gave the town its name. Calpe is a beautiful touristic resort and it has many options for entertainment (concerts, excursions, swimming, archaeological sites, hikes).
City hall of Calpe. Calpe is a town with a long history and deeply-rooted traditions, is also one of the main tourist destinations on the Costa Blanca. The Marina, the promenade and eleven kilometres of coastline, marked by cliffs, beaches and coves, are some of the many attractions. Another attraction is one of the symbols of the town, the Rock of Ifach, a huge calcareous rock, 332 meters high, that penetrates the sea and gave the town its name.
Sleeping bags and lower sheets required!
-Sleeping Summer bag and bed sheets required.
-Participants should bring parent authorisation to allow them to go to Alicante the last day.
-Last day will take place in Alicante at youth hostel.
-There will be a picking up service till 17.15 of every first day of each workcamp at Alicante el Altet Airport but volunteers are entitled to pay buses from Alicante to Calpe and back. Therefore arrival to Alicante el Altet should be done before 17.00. Please take this into consideration before booking your plane.
-Volunteers will be helped to travel to the airport on their way back home from Alicante but we cannot guarantee we will be able to take all them to the airport or do the check in.