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Sant Iscle’s Castle Looking for a past

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Soort werk
Archeologie, Restauratie
13 t/m 27 augustus
Aantal deelnemers
15 (7 mannen en 8 vrouwen)

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Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

The main task for the participants of this work camp consists in putting in place some excavation and restoring activities in the remaining areas around the St. Iscle Castle in Vidreres.
The technical work of the project will be in a full archaeological excavation that aims to explore and dive in the chosen area. The work will be organized as follows: small groups of people will be made, part of which, on a rotating basis, will do tasks of cleaning and classification of the archaeological material, while the rest will dig each of the sectors described.
Participants will be provided with the necessary tools and the archeologists that will support them and will teach them the necessary methodology for excavating and restoring the ruins, and the participants also will make drawings and photographs of the different structures.
The main work camp tasks for the archaeological excavation of the various sectors described before, are:
a) Excavation of the interior of the sectors in question using stratigraphic methods.
b) Clearing the walls that make up the various sectors of the castle as they go uncovered.
c) Archaeological record, using sketches, tiles, drawings and photographs, of the various strata and structures that appear.

During work it is aims to raise awareness about the impact of abandonment, the passage of time and some human actions on the historical and archaeological heritage and the importance of its preservation and recovery, through an activity and an active attitude of respect for heritage and its environment.
The various archaeological excavation techniques will be presented, depending on the composition and the nature of the remains that come out, and the registration systems that are used.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

The accommodation is in the ''Escola Salvador Espriu'', one of the Primary Schools in Vidreres (located about 15 minutes walk from the village center). The place where participants will sleep is the pavilion of the school and they’ll use other facilities: kitchen, dining room, toilets, showers... All the participants will sleep in the same space, and there will be separate toilets and showers (with hot water), according to gender. The hosting organization will have individual mattresses for each participant, but you must bring a sleeping bag, fitted sheets and a pillow.

Participants are considered an active part of the internal organization, and will be assigned the community tasks known as "services" or "cleaning of common spaces". These tasks are:
1. Dining service: clean and set the table before each meal, at the end of sweeping the dining area and re-clean it and fill the jars.
2. Toilets and showers.
3. Common room.
4. Outdoor area (patio).

All the meals provided will be prepared by an external cooker and served in the school's dining hall (vegan or vegetarian menu available). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are warm meals. The
second breakfast is fruit and is distributed during the break from volunteer work in the castle. The organization will also provide a snack in the midafternoon, at the school.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

All work camps will be implemented in small towns and villages of Catalonia. It is a good chance for volunteers to know more about our country, see its picturesque landscapes and learn its traditions.
Catalonia is situated in the North East of the Iberian Peninsula. It has a territory of 32.108 km2 and around 7.727.029 inhabitants. Catalonia is a European Mediterranean country with a strong personality and very motivated to enhance its customs and traditions.
The Catalan landscape isvery varied: Pyrenean Mountains contrast strongly with coastal regions, the desert landscape is mixed with the most beautiful Mediterranean ones.
The historical invasions and political conquests gave Catalonia the awareness to open its door to intercultural dialogue and to live together with the old tradition of Catalan community and values.
The current administrative structure of Catalonia, after 40 years of dictatorship and denial of its language and traditions, was defined basically by the Statute of Autonomy (1979, revised in 2006) and by the political institutions of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Autonomous Government).

The work camp will take place in the St. Iscle Castle, in Vidreres. It’s a town of the XII Century, a municipality of Girona province where the castle is an important symbol of historical heritage in Catalonia. There will be various activities offered to the participants, such as:
- Visits to "Lloret", "Estanys de Sils" and "Montseny" area.
- Excursions to the "Ermita de Caulès or "Pantans d'en Llobet".

During the camp, leisure activities are developed with coherence that they seek achieve the cohesion of the group of participants and meet the objectives of the field. Some activities, as an example of our line of work, they can be: acquaintance games, gymkhana of acquaintance of the town of Vidreres and its people, Catalan culture workshop: traditional dances and traditional games.
Mask workshop, Catalan bowling matches, excursion to the Caulès hermitage, the Llobet reservoirs, the Montseny, the Sils Lakes.
Stargazing, orienteering race, batucada workshop, non-contact sports night, outdoors dinner, cinema night or group dynamics.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

“Grup d'Esplai Vidrerenc” is a youth organization in the village of Vidreres of a recreational, secular and non-profit nature, which organizes all kinds of activities based on the pillars of education in leisure. It is a group open to everyone without any kind of discrimination, with the aim of contributing to the development of children and young people, helping them to realize themselves as people, so that they are part of the society that surrounds them in a active and creative way, while giving them tools to grow and train from and to wherever they want.
So, we are an organization that, on a voluntary basis, carries out leisure activities for children and young people between the ages of 3 and 17 during the winter, which include fun afternoons, camps, the Children's Park Christmas, chocolates...
In addition, the organization have been developing a campaign in the summer that includes the following activities:
- Casal Casalet: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the months of July and August, with dining and reception services for families who need it.
- Casal Jove: teenagers aged 14 to 17 enjoy an active, safe home with various activities.
- Work camp campaign: two shifts of two weeks each and of different types: a Catalan volunteer camp with young people between the ages of 14 and 17 and an international volunteer camp with young people between the ages of 18 and 29 years This year, in addition, we are developing a new project regarding the dining room, to turn it into an educational space in itself.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

Motivational letter: the leaders need to receive a motivation letter from the volunteers before starting the work camp. The main purpose of this letter is to be able to know the participants in advance.


Sant Iscle's Castle Looking for a past




Soort werk






Aantal vrijwilligers

15 (7 mannen en 8 vrouwen)


18 t/m 29 jaar


Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 345, exclusief € 50 korting voor studenten en jongeren onder de 18.
Jongeren onder 18 jaar moeten voor vertrek verplicht een training volgen. De kosten hiervoor zijn € 50 euro en worden apart in rekening gebracht.