Eschenau is a place for children from homeless families or families with difficulties (e.g. alcohol problem, financial problems). We will do workshops and games with and for the children. We will show the children different cultures with international games, food, etc. We will work five days a week but we will also make excursions with the children. We will as well do some work on the farm (e.g. working with the animals of the farm, cleaning) and the surroundings. We might do some renovation work in the house and some gardening if needed.
Accommodation: We will be hosted in the “Kinderbauernhof (children’s farm www.kinderbauernhof.or.at)” where the children also stay. As the children are staying in the same house please notice that there are special rules for “living together” during the camp! Things to bring with you: We have beds for everybody; we don’t sleep on the floor!!! It is NOT necessary to bring your sleeping bag!
Food: We will cook for ourselves and sometimes for the kids as well. (Please inform us whether you require a special diet). Your accommodation and food are covered – however, we recommend you to bring some pocket money: the currency used in Austria is Euros. Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices; drinks (PLEASE do NOT bring Alcohol!!! Alcohol is not allowed in the house), games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening and workshops for the children) – and a lot of motivation to work with children!!
The project is located in a Farm in Esschenau, a small town near Vienna.
The Kinderbauernhof Association provide a space and the support for socially deprived children.
Insurance: During the international camp we will only have insurance for accidents. Nevertheless, you need a full insurance (medical) for your travel and the time in Austria; don’t forget to arrange your insurance prior to your departure!
Things to bring: Working clothes, working shoes, raincoat, swimming suit, sun protection. If you require any medications (e.g. because of an allergy), don’t forget to bring them with you. Please bring songs and children fairies from your country as well as some ideas for games, etc.
Special Remarks: As the children are staying in the same house please notice that there are special rules for the living together during the camp! No Alcohol during the project!!