Your help is requested in the further development of a project called “Garden of Paradise” for children. It is a yard designed according the concept of “Naschgarten”. In this “snack garden”, children can play like in an adventure park but they can also plant vegetables and fruit and then eat as they like. This year we can harvest fruits and finish this garden. Another project will be to build a playground for volleyball. We plan that volunteers of the workcamp will be the first playing a match there !
It’s manual work outside, sometimes with heavy tools. This project is a co-operation with the town council of Blomberg and the local EUWATEC GmbH, offering employment schemes.
In previous workcamps the international volunteers helped to improve the play and sporting opportunities around the local youth center. A BMX course and a climbing park for the children has been already completed.
Study part: We can learn about pedagogics of nature how it is practiced in the youth center. Beside this we ae invited to a cultural program, which offers us the opportunity to get to know Blomberg and its region.
Accommodation will be carried out in a holiday village. Accommodation always includes rooms with beds and cooking facilities. Sufficient sanitation facilities will be available, too. Please bring a sleeping bag or a warm blanket with you.
Blomberg has about 16.000 inhabitants and is situated in the eastern part of North Rhine Westphalia, a region which is characterized by farms, hills (up to 500 meters) and plenty of forests. Blomberg has a beautiful old town area with half-timbered houses and old alleyways. The old town is also home to a historical castle which now is established has a hotel. Nearby of Blomberg there are some bigger cities: Detmold (75,000 inhabitants, distance: 15km) and Bielefeld (330,000) inhabitants, distance 50km) in the west and Hannover (600,000 inhabitants, distance: 70km) in the northeast.
Since 2009 now we successfully organize workcamps in Blomberg in cooperation with local youth center and the town hall. Youth center is situated at the edge of the inner city and surrounded by play yards and green areas. The perfect place for a youth center, where kids have enough space for noisy outdoor activities! There will be some meetings with young people from Blomberg in the evenings and on the weekends. .