Do you enjoy nature, forests, environmental protection, art, construction, meditation and several summer activities in a really alternative setting? Then this camp in the Greentown Atelier is exactly the right one for you!
Greentown is a mini-village and work of art made from recycled materials and containers - built in 2019 by the Dutch artist Dirk Krechting, it is a place that can be expanded upon as a dynamic living sculpture.
During this camp, you will not only get to know the wooded area of Eichenbrandt with its forest lakes and hiking trails, but you will also actively and creatively work on the further development and design of the Greentown Atelier.
We will be also offering you various artistic workshops on woodworking and painting, as well as forest educational activities.
The time spent with your "colleagues from all over the world" is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience, full of experiences and sustainable (self-) insights, strategies and techniques which - besides being a lot of fun - can be very valuable for your future life.
The current concrete tasks we have planned are: improving the atelier itself (timber construction, painting, mosaics etc.), building self-designed furniture and the construction a fence made of recycled and upcycled materials to be decorated with climbing plants. All the work you will be doing will be under the professional guidance of Dirk Krechting, along with other helpers and experts, including a Greenpeace activist!
Using Greentown as an example, we are also keen to talk about personal strategies for an alternative way of living, and to both discuss and try out things we can implement as individuals and as a group. In our workshops you will learn a variety of artistic, professional and spiritual techniques and strategies for alternative and sustainable ways of living.
If you want to lean more about Greentown, you can visit the following website: http://www.ateliergreentown.de
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will be staying in shared rooms (in residential containers) with the possibility of camping in a tent in the garden (there are 3 tents available). The group will prepare and cook meals together.
Locatie en vrije tijd
There will be enough time for you to both enjoy the summer and to let the calmness and the unique magic of nature to have an effect on us. Swimming, walking and other trips to places like Berlin are all part of the programme. Those of you who enjoy sports can also try trail running. Greetown Atelier, with its large wild garden, also offers the possibility of camping, building a campfire, having a barbecue or experimenting with building materials and/or water.
An interest in nature! Weatherproof work clothes with long sleeves and full-length trousers, since you’ll be working outdoors. Sports clothes and trainers. Mosquito spray, sun cream, swimsuit. The weather will probably be very warm.
There is an extra fee of 100 € for the workshops.