Join us in the wood to renovate and improve natural areas. It’s an opportunity to increase cultural awareness and achieve personal development. Enjoy this beautiful place practicing outdoors activities.
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During the days of stay there will be two different and separate experiences: in the first, for four days, the children will live an experience of sharing with children and adults and the volunteers will have to take care of the arrangement of the camp and help the team in the kitchen and in the activities;In the second, for seven days they will live an experience with young people with work to protect the forest and the environment. The work will be concentrated mainly in the morning, about 4 hours per day with three types of activities: 1-Arrangement of the camp, taking care of the little vegetable garden and of the water tank.
2- Work in the wood: building tables with wood materials (the tables will be used to create in the wood a relax-area for the local people) and fixing or building footpaths. 3- Cooking to prepare lunch with organic food coming from the nearby area. In the afternoon the participants will take part in special workshops in local small farms (example: azienda agricola Monte di Brianza), workshops with local associations for take care of the path and small rivers. During the day there is some time for games and activities (for example tree-climbing, excursions, land art). Some evenings will be organized with "cultural nights", where one or more countries organize a dinner with the typical food and games and /or workshops to show their own culture. The rest of the evenings there will be moments at the fireplace, free evenings or some games in the darkness. The volunteers will have 2 day free, one will be arranged a trip to Lake Como, near Lecco city; other will be a day of self-management. Also the first day and the last day of the camp will be without working activities (except from cooking and arranging the camp).
The volunteers will sleep in tents for 4 people. The tents will be provided, but the volunteers will have to bring their own camping mattress and sleeping bag. The tents will be divided in girls and boys tends. Participants must carry Their belongings in a backpack, as they will arrive at camp by foot. Electricity and hot water will be provided by photovoltaic and solar panels. The toilet are 2 compost toilets, made of wood.The food will be prepared by the volunteers, who will eat together in a big tent. Most of the food will come from local farms of from the fair trade market.Drinking water will be taken from the local fountain. There won’t be internet connection and the use of electricity will be very few since we use photovoltaic panels.Participants can bring typical food of their countries to share but alcohol is not allowed in the camp.
The project takes place in a wood located in a local park called “Parco del Monte di Brianza”, in a place called “Campiano” which belongs to the municipality of Valgreghentino (LC), in the north of Italy.In the past this area was used for the agriculture, but now most of it is abandoned: we can see abandoned buildings, woods and fields. Invasive plants are growing avoiding the growth of the local ones.To reach the CRAZY-WOOD there’s a grovel road or a foot path. (See the place in this map https://goo.gl/maps/YxwVEVgUnPE2)The closest village is Aizurro, a very little village with around 180 inhabitants. The closer place with facilities as shops, train station or other services is the village of Airuno.
The international camp is organized by cooperative Liberi Sogni a small no-profit organization which organizes, since 2006, social, cultural and environmental projects in the districts of Lecco, Bergamo and Monza e Brianza, in the region Lombardy. Liberi Sogni always considered the intercultural topic very important. Many people that work in the cooperative experimented directly how important is to promote solidarity and attention towards cultures, especially among young people.The cooperative is involved in promoting environmental protection, presenting alternative and sustainable ways of life through workshops in the schools, green days, weekends into the nature and “Environmental Creative Camps" to preserve old woods and increase the value of our territory. Since 2014 Liberi Sogni is involved in a project called “Crazy-lienza, tornare alla natura per coltivare il futuro”, in english “Crazy-lienza, to go back to the nature to grow the future”. From this year a new environmental project has begun, called LUB (Libera univeristà del Bosco, “free university of the forest”) that will also develop during the camp. Liberi Sogni organizes the camp “The teaching of the forest” to involve young people in the transformation of an abandoned wood in a place useful and pleasant for the local community and small local farms.The main aims of the project are environmental education and awareness through active engagement of young people in an international and natural environment.Through the experience in the wood, we would like to achieve personal development, increase active citizenship in society, improving language competences, raise participants' awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries.
Teen workcamp – Extra Fee: 250€