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Czech Republic Czech Republic: Organize an adventure camp for children (SDA301)

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14/08/2024   -   25/08/2024

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
0
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop: Hyskov, Na Krete
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Work

Volunteers will prepare and implement a program full of games and activities for the children’s camp which will be held from Monday to Friday (19-23.8.), from 8 AM to 4 PM. The camp is organized by Hyskov Municipal Office and intended for kids aged 7-14. Volunteers will spend the first days with preparation (games, sports or creative activities etc.) and organization under the guidance of an experienced campleader. During the implementation of the camp, the volunteers will take turns, according to a schedule. The language of the camp will be English and it is assumed that the children will be motivated to participate and learn about different cultures. One-day volunteering event will be organized. Children and volunteers will help the village with cleaning the public areas, raking the cut grass etc.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in the social and info centre, a two-floor building with a community garden and fireplace. On the ground floor, there are 2 toilets, a common room and a kitchen. You will sleep in a larger attic room. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow and a mat. WIFI is available. Upon agreement, you can use the washing machine at the municipal office. Showers are in the sports hall 1 km away. There is a well-equipped kitchen in the accommodation. You will cook your meals, except during the camp when you will eat with the children (typical Czech cuisine).

Location and leisure

The village of Hyskov is located in the valley of the Berounka River, in the district of Beroun, Central Bohemia. Approximately 2100 inhabitants live in the village. Thanks to its location it is a popular area for tourism and recreation, especially as a starting point for the Krivoklatsko Natural Protected Area. The transport connection to the village is good by bus (16 min) or by train (7 min) from Beroun (from Prague to Beroun approx. 35 minutes by train). The telephone connection in the village is good and close to the workcamp site there is an ATM but no pharmacy.

Hiking in the Krivoklat region, visiting lookout towers, castles and chateaux (Nizbor, Krivoklat, Karlstejn, Tocnik), food festival or wine festival in Beroun, a trip to Prague, renting paddleboards, participating in a local football match.

Project hosted by

This workcamp is organized in cooperation with the Local Action Group Mezi Hrady (“Between Castles”) that strives to improve the quality of the environment in the 20 cities between the famous castles Karlstejn, Krivoklat and Tocnik in Central Bohemia. Mezi Hrady unites various regional stakeholders and implements activities to support community life. The aim of the workcamp is to help to prepare and implement an experiential program full of games and activities for the children's English camp. Intercultural education is important in today's world, as it helps children manage fears, prejudices and stereotypes and leads them to greater tolerance and respect for foreign cultures. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of the UN SDG4 Quality Education.

Directions to meeting point

From the airport take bus number 100 to Zlicin. Change to bus 384 leaving at 13:50 in the direction of Zdice. Get off at the “Beroun, U Cerneho kone” stop at 14:16. Wait 15 minutes and from the same stop take bus 631 at 14:35 in the direction to Nizbor. Get off at “Hyskov, Na Krete” stop at 14:44 where your campleader will be waiting for you and take you to the accommodation (2 mins walk).

Additional comments

Workshop and training with a professional skipping rope coach. Visit the Rückl Glassworks – the tradition of Czech glassmaking.

Requirements

During the children's camp from 8 am to 4 pm, drinking alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited. Bring sports clothes and shoes, a backpack (not a suitcase), a raincoat, swimwear, a water bottle and a lunch box. You will have an opportunity to introduce your country to the locals - bring a special item that represents your country.

Workcamp is suitable for volunteers who like to work with children and want to get to know Czech culture. The physical load is low. The mental one is slightly larger depending on the activity of the children. :)

Czech volunteers are not accepted on this workcamp.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education