IN THE LAND OF CASTLES, CLIFFS AND VINEYARDS - PFL
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- ijgd 27331
The accommodation is in the largest wooded area of central Europe. The nearest town is located 10km away. This camp is kindly supported by Johnson Controls.
- Code : ijgd 27331
- Dispo : 2M / 2F (Total Part 13)
- Langue du Projet : ENG /
- Age : 16 - 26
Your accommodation in Hahnenhof is in the middle of the Pflzerwald biosphere reserve. Surrounded by mountains and a wonderfully densely wooded landscape, you will be picked up by the forester and taken to work. In Pflzerwald, you will be working on forestry and conservation – taking care of young forest stands, removing small trees alongside the brook so that the native trees have more space to grow, and building protective fences for different types of cultivation. For this, you will be working with hand saws, hammers, nails, shovels, axes and spades. Besides this, you will be removing non-resident species of plants (Neophytes), in order to protect the natural biocoenosis. With shovels and axes, you will be building gullies across paths and pruning branches
You will be staying in shared rooms in a leisure centre. Meals with be prepared and cooked together in groups.
In this camp your primary free-time possibility is to be amongst nature: to go for walks and to visit nearby castles. Bicycles for the participants are available. There are great opportunities for climbing the Dahn cliffs. In the biosphere house, you can learn a great deal about forest ecosystems. There is a meadow for games and a campfire next to the accommodation. If the weather is nice, you can take a swim in the 2 natural lakes nearby. In Bad Bergzabern and in Dahn there are outdoor swimming pools and cafs. You could go on an excursion to France (Strasbourg) or Karlsruhe, Speyer and Mannheim, but these kinds of trips are only possible over the weekend
Only for participants who enjoy living among nature
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.