Work: The work will mainly consist of manual activities in nature. You will manually dig holes to make water pools, work in the forest (cleaning paths and roads for better access), clean the surroundings of a pond or a riverbed. You will also help with some activities in of the Adrspach castle. The new school year will start at the beginning of September, so you will have a chance to meet local school children and prepare some presentations and activities about your country and culture. Bring something special from home which could be suitable for such an activity (games, music, pictures, etc.).
Study part: There are some field trips planned for volunteers to get to know the protected landscape area Broumovsko, especially the rock towns but also some Baroque buildings. There will be a possibility to have a discussion with a local ecologist about water retention, with an ornithologist, with a historian or with organic farmers about various topics. There will also be an international food evening to enhance the interaction of the volunteers with the local community so please bring with you your favourite national recipes (and possibly some specific ingredients that might not be available locally).
Accommodatie en maaltijden
The volunteers will stay in a lodge in the centre of Adrspach with the beautiful view of the Adrspach-Teplice rocks. There are 4 bedrooms (2-4 people) with beds (bedsheets and blankets provided), a bathroom, 2 toilets, a common room, kitchen, terrace and a garden. You will prepare your own meals as a group, sometimes you will bring your lunch with you.Please bring a lunchbox. For more info about accommodation: http://accommodation.adrspach.org/
Locatie en vrije tijd
Adrspach and the surrounding, in the Northeast of Bohemia. The village has approx. 500 inhabitants, it is situated under the ruins of a castle and near the very famous rock area of Adrspach-Teplice rocks in the protected landscape area Broumovsko. The work will take place both in the village and in its surroundings.
Address: Dolni Adrspach 74, 549 57 Teplice nad Metuji
Leisure time: You will be able to explore the area through all kinds of activities such as rock climbing, cycling, walking, sightseeing, visiting robotic a cowshed, bathe in ponds/swimming pools. There are football and volleyball fields in the village. We can go to a concert, movies, debate with guests. We can organize a campfire with local firefighters.
This Workcamp is suitable for those who are interested in nature and ecology, who like being outside and are eager to learn new things about nature protection. Please bring a hat, tick repellent, waterproof clothes and shoes (rubber boots), optionally a sleeping mat and sleeping bag (weekend trip) and lunchbox. Due to the workcamp topic, we prefer you do not take the plane in order to participate. We prefer a train, a bus or a bicycle.
You will spend a lot of time outdoors so you can get into contact with different kinds of plants, herbs, pollen and insects. Work can be physically demanding. Please bring special ingredients to prepare the traditional national dishes and musical instruments if you can play them.