The teenagers will be engaged with the local citizens collective, who manage a local chestnut grove. The specific nature of the work has not been determined yet, since it is the spring weather that will determine the needs for this summer. However, it is decided that the participants will work in preserving the natural resources of the area and enhance the local environment.
The workcamp will take place in a very remote area, where they will be hosted in camping tents. Kitchen, shower and toilet will also be equipped in a camping abode, but the participants will have access to a sanitary block (toilet and shower) in a nearby building. Moreover, if the weather is not agreeable for camping, there is a building just hundreds of meters away to seek shelter. As it has been said before, this remote area is located in a very beautiful landscape, and will offer each participant quite a unique panorama every morning!
Location: The participants will camp next to Le Relais Bistro de l’Espinas, in the rural area of Ventalon en Cévènnes.
Leisure activities: As the workcamp will take place in a remote area, most of the leisure activity will consist of discovering the natural wonders of the area, taking hikes in the mountains, sharing daily life with the local inhabitants, and more generally basking in the generous surrounding. Transportation will be possible to further discover the areas and organize leisure activities.
The workcamp will take place in a unique place up in the National Reserved Area of Cevennes mountain (south of France), in partnership with two local associations. One of them is rehabilitating a Middle-Aged hostelry, making it a hostel once again, welcoming each and everyone according to their means and needs. The other is a citizens collective who try to manage the natural resources of the area in a collective and environment friendly-way.