You will participate in various tasks in the village: restoration of an old house (former relais des Frontignes, guest house) to turn it into a center of Gascon culture, restoration of paved streets (sorting of the stones), you will also do the cleaning of walking trails. You will also participate in the organization, the running and the closing of the local village feast which animates and mobilizes every year many of the inhabitants over this period.
You will stay in tents near the village. Sanitation (toilets and showers) are available nearby. The association provides tents and sleeping pads. Bring your towel and sleeping bag. We cannot pick you if you arrive before the start of camp.
580 m altitude, 87 residents, Antichan of Frontignes is a small rural village at the foot of the chain of Pyrenees near the Spanish border, surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Animation: the site is rather isolated but offers many opportunities for hiking, visiting the beautiful local built heritage, sports; possibility of swimming in the lake near the village … and the village is very lively during the festival.
International workcamps of young volunteers, carried out previously in the village of Antichan de Frontignes having been a success, the mayor wants to host a new international workcamp to implement concrete actions to improve the living environment and to integrate volunteers to the local life and especially during the village festival (popular annual event…). The residents will give you a warm welcome and expect many exchanges with you.
1/ No special knowledge or competence is required for this camp, except being motivated, curious and loving work in group 3/ Our association does not provide a car during the workcamp. 4/ European volunteers should bring their European health care card, and everybody must, in any case, BRING THEIR INSURANCE CERTIFICATE. If health issues on the camp, the volunteers will have to pay for it, and then get reimbursed once back in the home country. 5/ Do not forget to bring : a sleeping bag, warm clothes (a sweater and rain-coat), a bathing suit. For male volunteers : short pants are generally prohibited in the public swimming pools in France, please bring a bathing suit. For work : worn-out clothes and strong shoes. Your games, songbooks, cassettes, musical instruments and recipes, will be also welcome To make exchanges and encounters easier, please also bring photographs of your home, some postcards, small gifts. 6/ If you have your driving licence, please, take it with you (may be useful in some areas).