Three weeks of different activities await you while you assist a youth and family summer camp near Cologne! For the first two weeks, you will support the local team with the running of the camping village: This involves helping with different types of workshops, where the participants can try out different types of sport, do arts and crafting or simply play games. During your first week, the participants will be teenagers; during your second week, families will attend the summer camp. You are also going to help “backstage” by going grocery shopping or cleaning. Another one of your tasks will be night duty: Since the participants are under-age, someone always needs to stay awake. Don’t worry, you won’t need to stay up the whole night and you won’t need to do it alone. It can easily turn into a nice long campfire-evening with friends. It is very important to the local team that you feel and become part of one big group of teamers. The third week, all the camp village participants will leave and you and the local teamers will take everything down and store things away for the next year. That part of the work might be quite physical, but at the same time this week is supposed to give you and the local teamers time to spend together and eventually to say goodbye.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will sleep in big group tents on the camp village site. Camp beds will be provided, but please bring your own sleeping bag! There are showers and sanitary facilities available, but the accommodation itself is basic. There will be no need for cooking since you will be eating together with the local team and the participants, so everything will be provided.
Locatie en vrije tijd
The camp village is situated on a meadow surrounded by trees a bit outside of the town of Bergheim. In Bergheim, you can find different shops and cafés, and Bergheim itself is only 20km away from Cologne. On your days off you can therefore visit Cologne, which is the fourth most populous city of Germany and famous for its cathedral and the Roman-Germanic museum. You can also go on trips to other nearby towns, for example to Bonn.
German is a plus, but not not mandatory.