This will be the fourth year camp. And will be continued due to it high popularity, essential cultural and educational component very positive feedback from international volunteers and interesting variable changing yearly activities. The camp is located in a village Medzhybizh, Khmelnytskyi region, in the western part of Ukraine. The first mention about the village dates back in 1146. Medzhybizh Fortress i a monument of fortification architecture of the XVI century, made in the Renaissance style. The significant landmark was built on a cape formed by the rivers Southern Bug and Buzhok. In 2001 the castle has received the status of the National Historical and Cultural Reserve. Since 2004 the castle is the center of Ukrainian historical festival Ancient Medzhybizh which annually takes place at the end of August. During the festival days in the castle live knights, archers, princesses and mythical heroes. There is a museum in the territory of the castle. The new exposition of Medzhybizh museum includes ethnography, history and icon painting, Memorial Museum of victims of Holodomor 1932-1933 (in Podilia region) and exhibition halls. Today Medzhybizh is interesting not only by its ancient castle, which attracts the tourists from the whole world.WORK: Volunteers will be engaged in archaeological and restoration work on the territory of fortress and possibly in a castle. It is planned to start a new archaeological digging place where slice by slice will be investigated historical layers starting from XIV century, ages of The Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Rzecz Pospolita (Poland) and ending layers of Kievan Rus (IX-XIII centuries), the archaeological works on fortification walls, investigating of new archaeological place 2 km from Medzhybizh fortress i the ruins of the other ancient fortress, possible some renovation works.
Volunteers will be accommodated in the premises on the territory of fortress. Sleeping bag needed. Food will be provided in local cafe. Beds and basic facilities are available including free Wi-Fi.
Located in the village Medzhybizh, Khmelnytskyi region, at the confluence of the rivers Buzhok and Southern Bug, 30 km east of Khmelnytskyi.
Medzhybizh State Historical-Cultural Reserve.
EXTRA-FEE: 40 Euro to be used for week-end cultural trip and free time activitiessnacks. Should be passed to camp leader on arrival day ADDITIONAL INFO: Camp language is English. The scientists-researchers working at this reserve will do interesting excursions and workshops / master classes for volunteers. For students studying archaeology administration of reserve will be happy to provide a certificate about participating in the archaeological field work. Leisure activities will include sightseeing and excursions, week-end trip to other cities, international evenings and entertaining activities within group.