In Hillerød, we offer a variety of summer activities for kids (7-15 years) during their summer vacation. In week 27 we will have an action-packed program for this part of Hillerød – “Hillerød’s Cultural Axis”.
Right now, the activities are “work in progress”, but as soon as we have a plan, we will send it to the work camp participants.
We plan to have:
• Workshops with music, drama, sewing, painting etc
• Playgrounds with skating rinks, scooters, graffiti, live action role-playing games
• “Social zones”, where you can talk to other kids/adults, read books or play board games
The camp will have different activities for the first and second week:
First week: Preparations for the coming week with activities for kids.
Second week: Kids’ Summer Activities in action from Monday to Friday
The program will mainly take place during daytime from approx. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. However, there will be some evening activities as well.
Børnehuset Buen offers fine accommodation with beds for everyone in group rooms of up to 6 people. And participants do not have to bring sheets, linen, pillows or sleeping bags. There are very nice living rooms, where the group can hang out and relax. And there is also a working room with a large table and chairs for everyone.
Kitchen + bathroom facilities:
There is a nice kitchen with everything you need to make meals to large groups. There are many toilets around the house, but there is only one bathroom, so the camp participants must work out a “shower-plan”. Hillerød Volunteer Center and the library also have showers, so there should be no problem.
We will be back with more detailed information about purchase of groceries. But the camp participants will have to prepare all three meals for the group during the whole camp – with a few exceptions, where they will be invited to dinner by some of the hosts.
There is a washing machine and a dryer. And the cleaning company of Børnehuset Buen will take care of the everyday cleaning of the house.
In Hillerød we have a castle, which was built in 1600-1625 by King Christian IV. Hillerød is surrounded by forests – and beautiful sandy beaches are only 30 minutes away by train/car. Read more about Hillerød here: https://www.visitnorthsealand.com/ln-int/north-sealand/hilleroed
The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, is a 40-minute train ride away. And here are many things to experience and explore. Read more about Copenhagen here: https://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen-tourist
Four main organizations will together be hosting and responsible for the camp, and Hillerød Volunteer Center will act as the daily leader during the whole camp. Below you will find some information about the The two main organizations:
Hillerød Volunteer Center – https://frivilligcenter-hillerod.dk/
Our goal is to make it easy to get involved in the local civic society. The Volunteer Center is for everybody, who wants to engage in volunteer work or volunteer organizations. We support small associations and NGOs with fundraising, project development, volunteer management, communication, and PR. Every year, we conduct workshops and courses for volunteers and facilitate networks between NGOs, public administration and private companies.
Hillerød Volunteer Center is an association of associations/groups and a secretariat of employees and volunteers. We are more than 100 different associations and groups with a high degree of local social commitment. Many groups have their meetings and activities here, others come by to make use of our practical facilities, organizational support or to cooperate with us.
Børnehuset Buen – http://boernehusetbuen.dk/
Børnehuset Buen is an offer from Hillerød Municipality of treatment for children aged 4 and up and their parents.
They are children of families that during a longer period have been in difficult life circumstances. Families can have experienced a tough divorce, chronic illness, psychological problems, social vulnerability etc. The children’s well-being and health is marked by this to a degree that makes authorities worried for their situation and future development.
Other organizations Furthermore, several other organizations will be involved in the project for the camp e.g. Street-Lab, Adventure Park, and the sports association DGI.
Please write 1/2 page about why you want to attend this camp. You need to provide your Criminal record because you will be working with kids.
English will be the only language spoken. All participants must be willing to speak English, even though being from the same country or having troubles with the English language.
Camp work will both take place inside and outside. It is not necessary to have experience with manual work. But we encourage participants with creative, musical and/or artistical talents, interests and skills to apply. It will also be an advantage, if some of the camp participants have an interest in skating, role-playing games, and graffiti. And it will be appreciated if (some of) the participants have experience from volunteer or professional work with kids from 7-15 years of age.