You will work in several small groups on different stations along the discovery path. There is a “how far do animals jump”-pitch that needs to be completely remade, some display cabinets which need cleaning and new glass sheets, a quiz-wall that needs to be completed and a tree-phone in need of a new tree trunk. Most stations are placed under wooden shelter constructions which need renovation and repairing. In addition, you will replace all the old signposts with new ones and then put back up the repaired info boards. This means that there will be a lot of manual labour involved, especially wood working, some shovelling and also some painting. If there is time left, you will also repaint the barbecue huts at the entry of the forest path.
You will be sleeping in the local gym and festival hall of the village. There will be mats and mattresses, but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag. Showers and toilets are inside the building. The village has a supermarket and a bakery, which are within only a few minutes walking distance from the gym.
Kirchardt is a small community situated between Heilbronn and Heidelberg in southern Germany. The area itself is very rural, so perfect to enjoy nature and outdoor activities. Nonetheless you can of course organize trips to bigger cities, for example to Heidelberg which has a beautiful historical city centre. Also the nearby car and technic museum in Sinsheim is worth a visit.
The community of Kirchardt is happy to welcome a workcamp for the first time this summer. 20 years ago they set up an educational forest discovery path in the nearby “Haftenwald” where young and old can experience and learn about the forest. Since the information signs and discovery stations along the 3.5 km long path are mostly made out of wood, over time they have started to rot and decay and are in dire need of replacement. The community has already cleaned the info signs and inspected the damage, but there is still a lot of work to be done with reconstructing the individual stations. This is where you will come in!