HUT EXPERIENCES IN A MOUNTAIN FOREST
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- ijgd 27310
This is a camp for nature lovers. You will be living away from civilization, in the middle of the forest.
- Code : ijgd 27310
- Dispo : 3M / 1F (Total Part 14)
- Langue du Projet : ENG /
- Age : 16 - 26
You will be helping to maintain the mountain forests at the end edge of the Alps. Youaeuroll be planting small trees in order to keep the forest youthful and establishing a mix of different tree species, in order to keep climate change at bay. With this, the mountain forest will also be able to fulfil its diverse protective functions even in the future. Youaeuroll be working amongst the beautiful nature and will therefore experience the background of the mountain forest. Since the weather in the Alps can change very suddenly, you will need to bring the following clothes: strong mountain boots are absolutely necessary, as well as waterproof clothing and sun protection Youaeuroll be working on 8 days for 6.5 hours. The journey from your accommodation to the place of work is 30 aeuro( 45 minute with a minibus. The work can be physically demanding and will take place on a hillside. Strong mountain boots are absolutely necessary, as well as waterproof clothing and sun protection Your accommodation is in the Rastnock Huts on the north edge of the Retieralpe mountain massif, around 855m above sea level. Itaeuros located around 15km south west of Bad Reichenhall and is easily reachable through a steep forest road by car. You therefore donaeurot need to carry your luggage all the way up the mountain. There is a room on the ground floor with tables, chairs, benches, a wood oven, gas lighting, gas cooker and crockery and cutlery. In the floor above there is another room with mattresses. You should bring your own sleeping bags, bed sheets and pillows with you. The toilet cabin (dry toilet/outhouse) is located outside of the huts. Water is also only available outside of the huts from a fountain or a trough. The quality of the water is not officially supervised, so you should first boil the water before drinking it. There is only warm water if you warm it up yourself using the oven, or if you build a solar shower. Please bring biodegradable soap with you. There is a meadow outside the huts on which you can play and look at the stars. Here is a link to a film from the Upper Bavarian regional television about the 2013 and 2014 workcamps ( www.rfo.de/mediathek/Bergwaldsanierung_in_Ramsau-27346.html; www.rfo.de/mediathek/38132/Jugendiche_arbeiten_im_Bergwald.html) More information about the mountain forest association here: www.aelf-ts.bayern.de/forstwirtschaft/wald/124635/index.php (itaeuros unfortunately only available in German, but you could use an online translation tool to read it in English)
Youaeuroll be staying in basic huts in the mountains with mattresses, an outhouse and a fountain. WITHOUT electricity, WITHOUT showers or warm running water. Youaeuroll prepare and cook meals in groups.
Youaeuroll be staying in the middle of the mountains and therefore have ideal conditions to experience nature and to go on hikes away from civilization. In the evenings you can enjoy the peacefulness and the starry sky. There is a road leading to the huts and youaeuroll have two vehicles available during the camp. You can therefore visit the Berchtesgaden salt mine or the House of Mountains, the Knigsee lake in the Berchtesgaden national park and the Obersalzberg Center of Documentation. In Bad Reichenhall there is an outdoor swimming pool (with showers and from there there is a train to Salzburg. Information about the Berchtesgaden national park: www.nationalpark-berchtesgaden.bayern.de (English: www.nationalpark-berchtesgaden.bayern.de/00_englisch/index.htm, the House of Mountains: www.haus-der-berge.bayern.de, the Berchtesgaden salt mine www.salzzeitreise.de (English: www.salzzeitreise.de/?L=1 and the Obersalzberg Center of Documentation: www.obersalzberg.de/obersalzberg-home.html?amp;L=1
After Worldwar II pupils from Hanover organised the first workcamps aiming to promote reconstruction, to reduce negative stereotypes through international encounters and to envisage new democratic forms of living together. In addition to workcamps, other activities have become part of the work over time. These are organised by six offices of ijgd and additional project offices. Young people can take part in mid-term and long-term voluntary services in Germany and abroad. The fields of activity include social and ecological service as well as heritage protection.
The work of ijgd is funded by state and federal subsidies as well as from other public institutions.
Encouraging intercultural understanding has remained one of the main focuses. Ijgd enables people to actively create community life while giving them the opportunity to broaden their horizons.
Ijgd invites all interested people to join projects working for the communal good!
Self-Organization is spelt with a capital S at ijgd! It purposely foregoes a camp day that is organized by its participants in lieu of a completely pre-organized one. A readiness for active participation in the group is expected from all participants. The group organizes everything about the camp, this includes grocery shopping, cooking, deciding what to do with free time, as well as all other activities of the camp.