26.Aug - 10.Sep 2017
Benediktbeuern , Allemagne


  • chantiers 1-3 semaines
  • ENVI
  • ijgd 27317
Age minimum : 16
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR



  • Code : ijgd 27317
  • Dispo : COMPLET (Total Part 15)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG /
  • Age : 16 - 26



In this camp you ll be working on a project with the Bavarian government s Bergwaldoffensive (mountain forest group). Mountain forests protective features against natural disasters are particularly important, and it is from this that future generations will also benefit. You ll be planting young pine, sycamore and beech trees in particularly sensitive areas of the forest, in order to support the growth of a new generation of mixed woodland wildlife. You will also spend a few days cutting down trees with a hand saw, so that the more developed trees can grow better. Throughout all work during this camp, you ll be accompanied by experienced foresters from the Bavarian Forestry Administration. You ll get an insight into the ways and workings of a mountain forest s ecosystem, as well as on sustainable use of natural resources. You ll be driven to work, which will take about 15 aeuro( 30 minutes. Working tools and gloves will be supplied by the foresters.


You will be staying in dormitories in the Centre for Environment and Culture (www.zuk-bb.de). You will prepare and cook meals in small groups.


Your accommodation is in the centre of Benediktbeuern, which is in one of the most popular holiday regions in Bavaria. Shopping opportunities and the station are very easily reachable on foot. You can go on hikes and also go swimming in the nearby lake. Day-trips to Munich are also possible.


The working areas are sometimes located on very steep ground, the work can also be physically demanding Please bring waterproof clothes, protection from the sun and your hiking boots.

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.

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