The organisation die Naturfreunde owns an old hut and the whole wooden area around, which is wide, wild and not easy to handle. Schoolchildren, families and groups of citizens from Marburg and from all around, often come there to enjoy any kind of open-air activities. Participants will be asked to do several kinds of manual work to hold the house and fix the area around. Working time will not exceed 4 hours daily, anyway excluding Saturday and Sunday.
In a house with several bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, showers. Cooking, cleaning, and all common duties will be done by the group itself.
Marburg is a historical old university town, 100 km north of Frankfurt/Main. It has 76.000 inhabitants, including 25.000 university students from around 120 different countries. The camp is located approx. 3 km away from the city centre.
Host organisation is an environmental NGO called die Naturfreunde, the Friends of Nature. The rising alarm on the climate change is needing knowledge and consciousness. Of course no individual can solve a problem of this scale and severity alone. But we are not alone. Communities, cities, companies, schools, political groups, faith groups, and organizations of any sort are taking action. Pro-International is taking action, too. The group will be encouraged to engage in sustainable practices, to challenge and change wrong habits in order to reduce the carbon footprint. The workcamp includes BIPPI workshops on climate justice and other topics related to the movement Fridays for Future like sustainable development, green economy, ethical consumerism, fundamental rights, cultural diversity, participatory democracy.A certificate for participating to the camp will be given at the end of the camp.
Not a place for smokers. The house itself and the woods all around are a no-smoking area.Because of workshops there is an extra-fee of 160,00 EUR to be paid upon arrival.
Teenagers are admitted but the camps are NOT organised as teen-age camps.