In the surroundings of the village, there are multiple abandoned springs that you could bring back to life. You will do some landscaping and small construction works near the springs (e.g. cleaning the springs, building paths, panelling the springs with stones, installing benches, etc.), remove invasive plants, make the springs accessible for public and create a system of paths between the springs. Bring working clothes that can get dirty and solid shoes.
Study part: You will meet local associations, such as firefighters, gamekeepers or fishermen, who will present their activities to you. You can also play a match with the local football team. You will visit a nearby Battle of Lipany Memorial which plays an important role in the local history. If you are interested, you can also attend an organ concert in a local church. There will be some space for organizing an international evening where you can present yourselves and your countries.
In the municipal community centre. You will sleep on a carpet in the main hall of the centre. Bring your own sleeping bag and a camping mat. There are showers (in the centre and the neighbouring building), toilets and a small kitchen. Next to the hall, there is a small restaurant where most of the meals will be prepared for you. Get ready for traditional Czech cuisine. You will get to prepare some meals together as a group.
Vitice (261 inhabitants) near Kolin. The village is 45 km away from Prague. In the village, there is a historical church of Saint Simon and Jude from the 13th century.
Leisure time: You can visit an open-air museum of traditional houses in Kourim, a historical town of Kutna Hora or go on a trip to Prague. You can can also go hiking in the countryside or go swimming in a nearby pond. In the garden of the community centre, there is a possibility to do barbecue.
This workcamp takes place in a small village of Vitice in the central part of Czech Republic in cooperation with the local municipality. Vitice has a rich cultural and social life that is organized by the municipality and local associations. Vitice administers other 5 villages in whose surroundings you can find abandoned springs. The municipality wishes to revive these springs with the help of volunteers and make them a part of the local ecosystem and countryside again.
The workcamp is suitable mainly for those who want to get to know the life in a small village and help the nature.