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country Iceland: Photography & Midnight Sun in Reykj SEEDS 035.
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11/06/2020 - 20/06/2020
Additional host fee EUR 500
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8 volunteers (4Male / 3female still needed)
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When the workshop ends, we select some of our best pictures from the camp and prepare those images for an informal online exhibition. While learning about photography the participants explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camps. One of our objectives is to deliver environmental as well as cultural messages and draw the attention through pictures made in the camp. Participants should be prepared for walking and visually exploring the city streets and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions. Participants should arrive ready to shoot and should bring with them their own digital cameras, lenses, laptops and tripodes if possible. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a regular work camp; we may be able to organize some outdoor voluntary work but it depends on our partners and the weather. Participants should use the opportunity to share about their own culture or country, such as food, music, games or films with the international group. This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20 years, during their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland, its culture, and having fun while exploring the capital city and some of the most stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle and the South Shore excursions. The camp happens around the summer solstice, when the sun hardly sets and the nights are almost as bright as the days. The nights are magical and staying awake enjoying the surroundings is a unique experience.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in an equipped house, which is located about 4 kilometers from the centre of the city. The house includes basic facilities such as showers, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. The group will sleep in shared rooms and participants shall bring their own sleeping bag. Participants from other camps may also stay in the house. Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food,recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening.

Location and leisure

Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. It is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene. Additional excursions (eg. Snaefellsnes, Hot River hike or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp. Weather may be cold or rainy, so we recommend to bring warm and/or waterproof clothes.

Project hosted by

This is the thirteenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organizes series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps for teenagers in the year 2010. Throughout the year participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography-related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as developing conceptual frameworks which progress the participants individual style.

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 19:00 (7:00 pm) in the afternoon of June 6 at the BSÍ bus station or at SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp.

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 500 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day-trip each), we will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, Thingvellir National Park and much more.

Requirements

English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed. Weather may be cold or rainy, so we recommend to bring warm and/or waterproof clothes.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 20 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English
country Iceland: ON THE MOVE - Let’s fight global wa WF502
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15/06/2020 - 24/06/2020
Additional host fee EUR 600
Environmental
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Study
12 volunteers (4Male / 6female still needed)
Already accepted: United States-flag
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Volunteers will have environmental educational sessions in different areas in Iceland. We will give a special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops about climate changes. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects’ participants. Within the project we will learn about green energy, sustainable house holding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you must understand the issues and tasks first. In addition to the theoretical part we are going to practice sustainable work. For example, planting trees is one of the main exercises of the camps. Planting trees becomes a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air and prevent erosion. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change! During the camp our teenagers will also have an exploration of photography in the digital age. They will get a hands-on instruction and experience with the tools necessary to research, compose, capture, and refine digital photographic projects. Please notice that we do not have a professional photographer to guide them. We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, teenagers from different countries will present their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theater – the form of introduction is up to you! Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, spices, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening among other volunteers. This camp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international participants and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends teenagers will be staying in the WF houses in Brú, Stodvarfjordur and Raufarhofn. The houses have several dormitories, big living room and fully equipped kitchen, showers and toilets. Beds are provided; however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags or borrow one from WF if they don’t want to bring it. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge. Food is included for the duration of the camp, however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favorite recipes from home!

Location and leisure

The participants will travel all around Iceland and they will also do some leisure activities for example kayaking and going to different swimming pools in Iceland. The areas are also good for hiking, so please bring your hiking shoes.

Project hosted by

The participants will travel around Iceland and stay in three different places – Brú in the North west, Raufarhöfn in the North and Stodvarfjordur in the East. Brú - Worldwide Friends Iceland is opening in May a centre of environment and sustainability near to the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The centre called BRÚ is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighbourhood you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of driftwood, Snæfellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons and craters. The purpose of the centre is to protect the nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors which are coming to the area. The house is more than 1.000 m² and has 16 double rooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms and common areas, rooms for workshops and galleries. It has its own generator to produce electricity for heating and daily use. Stodvarfjordur: Scoured by Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbors depict postcard-like fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful views. “Fjarðabyggð" is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður, Breiðdalsvík and Stöðvarfjörður, all tiny fishing villages with steep mountains towering just behind the houses. In this area you will see some of the features that make Iceland a unique place in the world: spectacular fjords with a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife and countless breath-taking hiking paths. You will explore the area during your stay in the east. Raufarhofn: The village of Raufarhöfn is the community that lies farthest north in Iceland. It is located in the eastern part of Melrakkasletta close to the Arctic Circle. The population of Raufarhöfn is about 200 and most of the people there earn their living from fishing and fish processing. The harbor is very beautiful and partly shaped by nature itself. A wide and untouched open area surrounds the village with a lot of birds and varied vegetation. In summer one will observe wild migratory birds within the village being a part of the village life with the villagers most often waking up in the morning to the songs of birds. The coastline with its inlets and creeks is filled with driftwood and reaches out into the Arctic Sea. Away and on the surface of the sea various sea-birds will be spotted and an occasional seal. On the beach waders strut and inland on the grassy moorlands there are dozens of lakes filled with trout. In the vicinity many species of ducks, waders and species that favor heaths and moorlands may be observed.

Meeting point

We will pick up the teenagers at the Keflavik Int. airport

Additional comments

If the teenagers needs to stay for extra nights before and/or after the camp we can host them for 30 euro per night and food is included.

Requirements

Travel Information Document, Parental Agreement, Medical info, or any other equivalent document, required at workcamps@wf.is

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action Responsible Consumption and Production
Organization Worldwide Friends Age 14 - 17 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: Summer solstice on the move around WF500
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18/06/2020 - 27/06/2020
Additional host fee EUR 600
Environmental
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Camp Leader
8 volunteers (4Male / 4female still needed)
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Volunteers will have environmental educational sessions in different areas in Iceland. We will give a special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops about climate changes. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects’ participants. Within the project we will learn about green energy, sustainable house holding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you must understand the issues and tasks first. In addition to the theoretical part we are going to practice sustainable work. For example, planting trees is one of the main exercises of the camps. Planting trees becomes a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air and prevent erosion. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change! During the camp our teenagers will also have an exploration of photography in the digital age. They will get a hands-on instruction and experience with the tools necessary to research, compose, capture, and refine digital photographic projects. Please notice that we do not have a professional photographer to guide them. We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, teenagers from different countries will present their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre – the form of introduction is up to you! Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, spices, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening among other volunteers. This camp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international participants and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends teenagers will be staying in the WF houses in Brú, Stodvarfjordur and Raufarhofn. The houses have several dormitories, big living room and fully equipped kitchen, showers and toilets. Beds are provided; however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags or borrow one from WF if they don’t want to bring it. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge. Food is included for the duration of the camp, however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favorite recipes from home!

Location and leisure

The participants will travel all around Iceland and they will also do some leisure activities for example kayaking and going to different swimming pools in Iceland. The areas are also good for hiking, so please bring your hiking shoes.

Project hosted by

The participants will travel around Iceland and stay in three different places – Brú in the North west, Raufarhöfn in the North and Stodvarfjordur in the East. Brú - Worldwide Friends Iceland is opening in May a centre of environment and sustainability near to the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The centre called BRÚ is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighbourhood you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of driftwood, Snæfellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons and craters. The purpose of the centre is to protect the nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors which are coming to the area. The house is more than 1.000 m² and has 16 double rooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms and common areas, rooms for workshops and galleries. It has its own generator to produce electricity for heating and daily use. Stodvarfjordur: Scoured by Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbours depict postcard-like fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful views. “Fjarðabyggð" is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður, Breiðdalsvík and Stöðvarfjörður, all tiny fishing villages with steep mountains towering just behind the houses. In this area you will see some of the features that make Iceland a unique place in the world: spectacular fjords with a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife and countless breath-taking hiking paths. You will explore the area during your stay in the east. Raufarhofn: The village of Raufarhöfn is the community that lies farthest north in Iceland. It is located in the eastern part of Melrakkasletta close to the Arctic Circle. The population of Raufarhöfn is about 200 and most of the people there earn their living from fishing and fish processing. The harbor is very beautiful and partly shaped by nature itself. A wide and untouched open area surrounds the village with a lot of birds and varied vegetation. In summer one will observe wild migratory birds within the village being a part of the village life with the villagers most often waking up in the morning to the songs of birds. The coastline with its inlets and creeks is filled with driftwood and reaches out into the Arctic Sea. Away and on the surface of the sea various sea-birds will be spotted and an occasional seal. On the beach waders strut and inland on the grassy moorlands there are dozens of lakes filled with trout. In the vicinity many species of ducks, waders and species that favor heaths and moorlands may be observed.

Meeting point

The meeting point will be on the first day of the camp 16/06/2019 at 08.00 am in Tjarnargata 11 - Reykjavik, in front of the City Hall.

Additional comments

Fee includes the transportation to/from the meeting point - in total 1.600 km - the camp will take place in three different villages.

Requirements

Travel Information Document as provided, or any other equivalent document, required at workcamps@wf.is Please note that we will start the travel on the first day of the camp at 09.00 am

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action Responsible Consumption and Production
Organization Worldwide Friends Age 16 - 18 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: Summer Solstice & Photography Reykj SEEDS 041.
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20/06/2020 - 28/06/2020
Additional host fee EUR 500
Cultural
Art
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8 volunteers (4Male / 4female still needed)
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Throughout the year participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography-related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as developing conceptual frameworks which progress the participants individual style. When the workshop ends, we select some of our best pictures from the camp and prepare those images for an informal online exhibition. While learning about photography the participants explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camps. One of our objectives is to deliver environmental as well as cultural messages and draw the attention through pictures made in the camp. Participants should be prepared for walking and visually exploring the city streets and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions. Participants should arrive ready to shoot and should bring with them their own digital cameras, lenses, laptops and tripodes if possible. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a regular work camp; we may be able to organize some outdoor voluntary work but it depends on our partners and the weather. Participants should use the opportunity to share about their own culture or country, such as food, music, games or films with the international group. This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20 years, during their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland, its culture, and having fun while exploring the capital city and some of the most stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle and the South Shore excursions. The camp happens around the summer solstice, when the sun hardly sets and the nights are almost as bright as the days. The nights are magical and staying awake enjoying the surroundings is a unique experience.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in an equipped house, which is located about 4 kilometers from the centre of the city. The house includes basic facilities such as showers, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. The group will sleep in shared rooms and participants shall bring their own sleeping bag. Participants from other camps may also stay in the house. Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food,recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening.

Location and leisure

Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. It is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene. Additional excursions (eg. Snaefellsnes, Hot River hike or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp. Weather may be cold or rainy, so we recommend to bring warm and/or waterproof clothes.

Project hosted by

This is the thirteenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organizes series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps for teenagers in the year 2010.

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of June 6 at the BSÍ bus station or at SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp.

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 500 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day-trip each), we will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, Thingvellir National Park and much more.

Requirements

Participation fee EUR 500 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day-trip each), we will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, Thingvellir National Park and much more.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 20 Age
Nearest terminal Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English
country Iceland: Midnight Sun & Photography in Reykj SEEDS 048.
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28/06/2020 - 6/07/2020
Additional host fee EUR 500
Art
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8 volunteers (3Male / 3female still needed)
Art
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When the workshop ends, we select some of our best pictures from the camp and prepare those images for an informal online exhibition. While learning about photography the participants explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camps. One of our objectives is to deliver environmental as well as cultural messages and draw the attention through pictures made in the camp. Participants should be prepared for walking and visually exploring the city streets and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions. Participants should arrive ready to shoot and should bring with them their own digital cameras, lenses, laptops and tripodes if possible. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a regular work camp; we may be able to organize some outdoor voluntary work but it depends on our partners and the weather. Participants should use the opportunity to share about their own culture or country, such as food, music, games or films with the international group. This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20 years, during their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland, its culture, and having fun while exploring the capital city and some of the most stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle and the South Shore excursions. The camp happens around the summer solstice, when the sun hardly sets and the nights are almost as bright as the days. The nights are magical and staying awake enjoying the surroundings is a unique experience.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in an equipped house, which is located about 4 kilometers from the centre of the city. The house includes basic facilities such as showers, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. The group will sleep in shared rooms and participants shall bring their own sleeping bag. Participants from other camps may also stay in the house. Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food,recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening.

Location and leisure

Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. It is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene. Additional excursions (eg. Snaefellsnes, Hot River hike or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp. Weather may be cold or rainy, so we recommend to bring warm and/or waterproof clothes.

Project hosted by

This is the thirteenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organizes series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps for teenagers in the year 2010. Throughout the year participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography-related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as developing conceptual frameworks which progress the participants individual style.

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of June 28 at the BSÍ bus station or at SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp.

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 500 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day-trip each), we will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, Thingvellir National Park and much more.

Requirements

English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed. Weather may be cold or rainy, so we recommend to bring warm and/or waterproof clothes.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 20 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: ON THE MOVE - Let’s fight global wa WF503
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2/07/2020 - 11/07/2020
Additional host fee EUR 600
Environmental
Educational
Study
12 volunteers (3Male / 4female still needed)
Already accepted: Italy-flag Belgium-flag
Environmental
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Study
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Volunteers will have environmental educational sessions in different areas in Iceland. We will give a special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops about climate changes. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects’ participants. Within the project we will learn about green energy, sustainable house holding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you must understand the issues and tasks first. In addition to the theoretical part we are going to practice sustainable work. For example, planting trees is one of the main exercises of the camps. Planting trees becomes a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air and prevent erosion. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change! During the camp our teenagers will also have an exploration of photography in the digital age. They will get a hands-on instruction and experience with the tools necessary to research, compose, capture, and refine digital photographic projects. Please notice that we do not have a professional photographer to guide them. We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, teenagers from different countries will present their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theater – the form of introduction is up to you! Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, spices, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening among other volunteers. This camp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international participants and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends teenagers will be staying in the WF houses in Brú, Stodvarfjordur and Raufarhofn. The houses have several dormitories, big living room and fully equipped kitchen, showers and toilets. Beds are provided; however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags or borrow one from WF if they don’t want to bring it. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge. Food is included for the duration of the camp, however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favorite recipes from home!

Location and leisure

The participants will travel all around Iceland and they will also do some leisure activities for example kayaking and going to different swimming pools in Iceland. The areas are also good for hiking, so please bring your hiking shoes.

Project hosted by

The participants will travel around Iceland and stay in three different places – Brú in the North west, Raufarhöfn in the North and Stodvarfjordur in the East. Brú - Worldwide Friends Iceland is opening in May a centre of environment and sustainability near to the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The centre called BRÚ is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighbourhood you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of driftwood, Snæfellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons and craters. The purpose of the centre is to protect the nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors which are coming to the area. The house is more than 1.000 m² and has 16 double rooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms and common areas, rooms for workshops and galleries. It has its own generator to produce electricity for heating and daily use. Stodvarfjordur: Scoured by Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbors depict postcard-like fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful views. “Fjarðabyggð" is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður, Breiðdalsvík and Stöðvarfjörður, all tiny fishing villages with steep mountains towering just behind the houses. In this area you will see some of the features that make Iceland a unique place in the world: spectacular fjords with a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife and countless breath-taking hiking paths. You will explore the area during your stay in the east. Raufarhofn: The village of Raufarhöfn is the community that lies farthest north in Iceland. It is located in the eastern part of Melrakkasletta close to the Arctic Circle. The population of Raufarhöfn is about 200 and most of the people there earn their living from fishing and fish processing. The harbor is very beautiful and partly shaped by nature itself. A wide and untouched open area surrounds the village with a lot of birds and varied vegetation. In summer one will observe wild migratory birds within the village being a part of the village life with the villagers most often waking up in the morning to the songs of birds. The coastline with its inlets and creeks is filled with driftwood and reaches out into the Arctic Sea. Away and on the surface of the sea various sea-birds will be spotted and an occasional seal. On the beach waders strut and inland on the grassy moorlands there are dozens of lakes filled with trout. In the vicinity many species of ducks, waders and species that favor heaths and moorlands may be observed.

Meeting point

We will pick up the teenagers at the Keflavik Int. airport

Additional comments

If the teenagers needs to stay for extra nights before and/or after the camp we can host them for 30 euro per night and food is included.

Requirements

Travel Information Document, Parental Agreement, Medical info, or any other equivalent document, required at workcamps@wf.is

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action Responsible Consumption and Production
Organization Worldwide Friends Age 14 - 17 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: July Photo Marathon in Reykjavík SEEDS 057.
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9/07/2020 - 18/07/2020
Additional host fee EUR 600
Cultural
Art
Educational
8 volunteers (1Male / 1female still needed)
Already accepted: Poland-flag Germany-flag + more
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Throughout the year participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography-related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as developing conceptual frameworks which progress the participants individual style. When the workshop ends, we select some of our best pictures from the camp and prepare those images for an informal online exhibition. While learning about photography the participants explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camps. One of our objectives is to deliver environmental as well as cultural messages and draw the attention through pictures made in the camp. Participants should be prepared for walking and visually exploring the city streets and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions. Participants should arrive ready to shoot and should bring with them their own digital cameras, lenses, laptops and tripodes if possible. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a regular work camp; we may be able to organize some outdoor voluntary work but it depends on our partners and the weather. Participants should use the opportunity to share about their own culture or country, such as food, music, games or films with the international group. This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20 years, during their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland, its culture, and having fun while exploring the capital city and some of the most stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle and the South Shore excursions. The camp happens around the summer solstice, when the sun hardly sets and the nights are almost as bright as the days. The nights are magical and staying awake enjoying the surroundings is a unique experience.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in an equipped house, which is located about 4 kilometers from the centre of the city. The house includes basic facilities such as showers, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. The group will sleep in shared rooms and participants shall bring their own sleeping bag. Participants from other camps may also stay in the house. Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food,recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening.

Location and leisure

Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. It is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene. Additional excursions (eg. Snaefellsnes, Hot River hike or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp. Weather may be cold or rainy, so we recommend to bring warm and/or waterproof clothes.

Project hosted by

This is the thirteenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organizes series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps for teenagers in the year 2010.

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of July 9 at the BSÍ bus station or at SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp.

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 600 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day-trip each), we will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, Thingvellir National Park and much more.

Requirements

Participation fee EUR 600 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day-trip each), we will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, Thingvellir National Park and much more.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 20 Age
Nearest terminal Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English
country Iceland: ON THE MOVE - Let’s fight global wa WF504
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15/07/2020 - 24/07/2020
Additional host fee EUR 600
Environmental
Educational
Study
12 volunteers (3Male / 2female still needed)
Already accepted: Hungary-flag France-flag Italy-flag
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Volunteers will have environmental educational sessions in different areas in Iceland. We will give a special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops about climate changes. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects’ participants. Within the project we will learn about green energy, sustainable house holding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you must understand the issues and tasks first. In addition to the theoretical part we are going to practice sustainable work. For example, planting trees is one of the main exercises of the camps. Planting trees becomes a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air and prevent erosion. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change! During the camp our teenagers will also have an exploration of photography in the digital age. They will get a hands-on instruction and experience with the tools necessary to research, compose, capture, and refine digital photographic projects. Please notice that we do not have a professional photographer to guide them. We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, teenagers from different countries will present their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theater – the form of introduction is up to you! Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, spices, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening among other volunteers. This camp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international participants and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends teenagers will be staying in the WF houses in Brú, Stodvarfjordur and Raufarhofn. The houses have several dormitories, big living room and fully equipped kitchen, showers and toilets. Beds are provided; however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags or borrow one from WF if they don’t want to bring it. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge. Food is included for the duration of the camp, however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favorite recipes from home!

Location and leisure

The participants will travel all around Iceland and they will also do some leisure activities for example kayaking and going to different swimming pools in Iceland. The areas are also good for hiking, so please bring your hiking shoes.

Project hosted by

The participants will travel around Iceland and stay in three different places – Brú in the North west, Raufarhöfn in the North and Stodvarfjordur in the East. Brú - Worldwide Friends Iceland is opening in May a centre of environment and sustainability near to the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The centre called BRÚ is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighbourhood you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of driftwood, Snæfellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons and craters. The purpose of the centre is to protect the nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors which are coming to the area. The house is more than 1.000 m² and has 16 double rooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms and common areas, rooms for workshops and galleries. It has its own generator to produce electricity for heating and daily use. Stodvarfjordur: Scoured by Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbors depict postcard-like fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful views. “Fjarðabyggð" is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður, Breiðdalsvík and Stöðvarfjörður, all tiny fishing villages with steep mountains towering just behind the houses. In this area you will see some of the features that make Iceland a unique place in the world: spectacular fjords with a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife and countless breath-taking hiking paths. You will explore the area during your stay in the east. Raufarhofn: The village of Raufarhöfn is the community that lies farthest north in Iceland. It is located in the eastern part of Melrakkasletta close to the Arctic Circle. The population of Raufarhöfn is about 200 and most of the people there earn their living from fishing and fish processing. The harbor is very beautiful and partly shaped by nature itself. A wide and untouched open area surrounds the village with a lot of birds and varied vegetation. In summer one will observe wild migratory birds within the village being a part of the village life with the villagers most often waking up in the morning to the songs of birds. The coastline with its inlets and creeks is filled with driftwood and reaches out into the Arctic Sea. Away and on the surface of the sea various sea-birds will be spotted and an occasional seal. On the beach waders strut and inland on the grassy moorlands there are dozens of lakes filled with trout. In the vicinity many species of ducks, waders and species that favor heaths and moorlands may be observed.

Meeting point

We will pick up the teenagers at the Keflavik Int. airport

Additional comments

If the teenagers needs to stay for extra nights before and/or after the camp we can host them for 30 euro per night and food is included.

Requirements

Travel Information Document, Parental Agreement, Medical info, or any other equivalent document, required at workcamps@wf.is

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action Responsible Consumption and Production
Organization Worldwide Friends Age 14 - 17 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: Summer Photography in Reykjavík SEEDS 068.
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23/07/2020 - 1/08/2020
Additional host fee EUR 600
Art
Cultural
8 volunteers (2Male / 1female still needed)
Already accepted: Italy-flag Spain-flag Germany-flag + more
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Cultural
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Work

When the workshop ends, we select some of our best pictures from the camp and prepare those images for an informal online exhibition. While learning about photography the participants explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camps. One of our objectives is to deliver environmental as well as cultural messages and draw the attention through pictures made in the camp. Participants should be prepared for walking and visually exploring the city streets and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions. Participants should arrive ready to shoot and should bring with them their own digital cameras, lenses, laptops and tripodes if possible. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a regular work camp; we may be able to organize some outdoor voluntary work but it depends on our partners and the weather. Participants should use the opportunity to share about their own culture or country, such as food, music, games or films with the international group. This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20 years, during their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland, its culture, and having fun while exploring the capital city and some of the most stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle and the South Shore excursions. The camp happens around the summer solstice, when the sun hardly sets and the nights are almost as bright as the days. The nights are magical and staying awake enjoying the surroundings is a unique experience.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in an equipped house, which is located about 4 kilometers from the centre of the city. The house includes basic facilities such as showers, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. The group will sleep in shared rooms and participants shall bring their own sleeping bag. Participants from other camps may also stay in the house. Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food,recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening.

Location and leisure

Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. It is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene. Additional excursions (eg. Snaefellsnes, Hot River hike or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp. Weather may be cold or rainy, so we recommend to bring warm and/or waterproof clothes.

Project hosted by

This is the thirteenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organizes series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps for teenagers in the year 2010. Throughout the year participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography-related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as developing conceptual frameworks which progress the participants individual style.

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of July 23 at the BSÍ bus station or at SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp.

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 600 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day-trip each), we will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, Thingvellir National Park and much more.

Requirements

English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed. Weather may be cold or rainy, so we recommend to bring warm and/or waterproof clothes.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 20 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: ON THE MOVE - Let’s fight global wa WF505
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2/08/2020 - 11/08/2020
Additional host fee EUR 600
Environmental
Educational
Study
12 volunteers (5Male / 4female still needed)
Already accepted: Italy-flag
Environmental
Educational
Study
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Work

Volunteers will have environmental educational sessions in different areas in Iceland. We will give a special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops about climate changes. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects’ participants. Within the project we will learn about green energy, sustainable house holding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you must understand the issues and tasks first. In addition to the theoretical part we are going to practice sustainable work. For example, planting trees is one of the main exercises of the camps. Planting trees becomes a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air and prevent erosion. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change! During the camp our teenagers will also have an exploration of photography in the digital age. They will get a hands-on instruction and experience with the tools necessary to research, compose, capture, and refine digital photographic projects. Please notice that we do not have a professional photographer to guide them. We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, teenagers from different countries will present their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theater – the form of introduction is up to you! Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, spices, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening among other volunteers. This camp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international participants and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends teenagers will be staying in the WF houses in Brú, Stodvarfjordur and Raufarhofn. The houses have several dormitories, big living room and fully equipped kitchen, showers and toilets. Beds are provided; however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags or borrow one from WF if they don’t want to bring it. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge. Food is included for the duration of the camp, however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favorite recipes from home!

Location and leisure

The participants will travel all around Iceland and they will also do some leisure activities for example kayaking and going to different swimming pools in Iceland. The areas are also good for hiking, so please bring your hiking shoes.

Project hosted by

The participants will travel around Iceland and stay in three different places – Brú in the North west, Raufarhöfn in the North and Stodvarfjordur in the East. Brú - Worldwide Friends Iceland is opening in May a centre of environment and sustainability near to the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The centre called BRÚ is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighbourhood you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of driftwood, Snæfellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons and craters. The purpose of the centre is to protect the nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors which are coming to the area. The house is more than 1.000 m² and has 16 double rooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms and common areas, rooms for workshops and galleries. It has its own generator to produce electricity for heating and daily use. Stodvarfjordur: Scoured by Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbors depict postcard-like fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful views. “Fjarðabyggð" is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður, Breiðdalsvík and Stöðvarfjörður, all tiny fishing villages with steep mountains towering just behind the houses. In this area you will see some of the features that make Iceland a unique place in the world: spectacular fjords with a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife and countless breath-taking hiking paths. You will explore the area during your stay in the east. Raufarhofn: The village of Raufarhöfn is the community that lies farthest north in Iceland. It is located in the eastern part of Melrakkasletta close to the Arctic Circle. The population of Raufarhöfn is about 200 and most of the people there earn their living from fishing and fish processing. The harbor is very beautiful and partly shaped by nature itself. A wide and untouched open area surrounds the village with a lot of birds and varied vegetation. In summer one will observe wild migratory birds within the village being a part of the village life with the villagers most often waking up in the morning to the songs of birds. The coastline with its inlets and creeks is filled with driftwood and reaches out into the Arctic Sea. Away and on the surface of the sea various sea-birds will be spotted and an occasional seal. On the beach waders strut and inland on the grassy moorlands there are dozens of lakes filled with trout. In the vicinity many species of ducks, waders and species that favor heaths and moorlands may be observed.

Meeting point

We will pick up the teenagers at the Keflavik Int. airport

Additional comments

If the teenagers needs to stay for extra nights before and/or after the camp we can host them for 30 euro per night and food is included.

Requirements

Travel Information Document, Parental Agreement, Medical info, or any other equivalent document, required at workcamps@wf.is

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action Responsible Consumption and Production
Organization Worldwide Friends Age 14 - 17 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: Summer Photo Marathon in Reykjavík SEEDS 077.
View ratings
6/08/2020 - 15/08/2020
Additional host fee EUR 600
Cultural
Art
Educational
8 volunteers (3Male / 3female still needed)
Already accepted: Italy-flag France-flag + more
Cultural
Art
Educational
View full details
Map
Add to basket
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Work

Throughout the year participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography-related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as developing conceptual frameworks which progress the participants individual style. When the workshop ends, we select some of our best pictures from the camp and prepare those images for an informal online exhibition. While learning about photography the participants explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camps. One of our objectives is to deliver environmental as well as cultural messages and draw the attention through pictures made in the camp. Participants should be prepared for walking and visually exploring the city streets and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions. Participants should arrive ready to shoot and should bring with them their own digital cameras, lenses, laptops and tripodes if possible. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a regular work camp; we may be able to organize some outdoor voluntary work but it depends on our partners and the weather. Participants should use the opportunity to share about their own culture or country, such as food, music, games or films with the international group. This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20 years, during their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland, its culture, and having fun while exploring the capital city and some of the most stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle and the South Shore excursions.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in an equipped house, which is located about 4 kilometers from the centre of the city. The house includes basic facilities such as showers, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. The group will sleep in shared rooms and participants shall bring their own sleeping bag. Participants from other camps may also stay in the house. Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food,recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening.

Location and leisure

Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. It is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene. Additional excursions (eg. Snaefellsnes, Hot River hike or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp. Weather may be cold or rainy,so e recommend to bring good walking shoes, warm and/or waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) as some of the tasks and activities take place outside.

Project hosted by

This is the thirteenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organizes series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps for teenagers in the year 2010.

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of August 6 at the BSÍ bus station or at SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp.

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 600 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day-trip each), we will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, Thingvellir National Park and much more.

Requirements

Participation fee EUR 600 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day-trip each), we will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, Thingvellir National Park and much more.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 20 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English
country Iceland: ON THE MOVE - Let’s fight global wa WF506
View ratings
15/08/2020 - 24/08/2020
Additional host fee EUR 600
Environmental
Educational
Study
12 volunteers (3Male / 3female still needed)
Already accepted: France-flag Italy-flag
Environmental
Educational
Study
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

Volunteers will have environmental educational sessions in different areas in Iceland. We will give a special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops about climate changes. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects’ participants. Within the project we will learn about green energy, sustainable house holding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you must understand the issues and tasks first. In addition to the theoretical part we are going to practice sustainable work. For example, planting trees is one of the main exercises of the camps. Planting trees becomes a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air and prevent erosion. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change! During the camp our teenagers will also have an exploration of photography in the digital age. They will get a hands-on instruction and experience with the tools necessary to research, compose, capture, and refine digital photographic projects. Please notice that we do not have a professional photographer to guide them. We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, teenagers from different countries will present their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theater – the form of introduction is up to you! Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, spices, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening among other volunteers. This camp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international participants and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends teenagers will be staying in the WF houses in Brú, Stodvarfjordur and Raufarhofn. The houses have several dormitories, big living room and fully equipped kitchen, showers and toilets. Beds are provided; however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags or borrow one from WF if they don’t want to bring it. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge. Food is included for the duration of the camp, however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favorite recipes from home!

Location and leisure

The participants will travel all around Iceland and they will also do some leisure activities for example kayaking and going to different swimming pools in Iceland. The areas are also good for hiking, so please bring your hiking shoes.

Project hosted by

The participants will travel around Iceland and stay in three different places – Brú in the North west, Raufarhöfn in the North and Stodvarfjordur in the East. Brú - Worldwide Friends Iceland is opening in May a centre of environment and sustainability near to the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The centre called BRÚ is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighbourhood you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of driftwood, Snæfellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons and craters. The purpose of the centre is to protect the nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors which are coming to the area. The house is more than 1.000 m² and has 16 double rooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms and common areas, rooms for workshops and galleries. It has its own generator to produce electricity for heating and daily use. Stodvarfjordur: Scoured by Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbors depict postcard-like fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful views. “Fjarðabyggð" is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður, Breiðdalsvík and Stöðvarfjörður, all tiny fishing villages with steep mountains towering just behind the houses. In this area you will see some of the features that make Iceland a unique place in the world: spectacular fjords with a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife and countless breath-taking hiking paths. You will explore the area during your stay in the east. Raufarhofn: The village of Raufarhöfn is the community that lies farthest north in Iceland. It is located in the eastern part of Melrakkasletta close to the Arctic Circle. The population of Raufarhöfn is about 200 and most of the people there earn their living from fishing and fish processing. The harbor is very beautiful and partly shaped by nature itself. A wide and untouched open area surrounds the village with a lot of birds and varied vegetation. In summer one will observe wild migratory birds within the village being a part of the village life with the villagers most often waking up in the morning to the songs of birds. The coastline with its inlets and creeks is filled with driftwood and reaches out into the Arctic Sea. Away and on the surface of the sea various sea-birds will be spotted and an occasional seal. On the beach waders strut and inland on the grassy moorlands there are dozens of lakes filled with trout. In the vicinity many species of ducks, waders and species that favor heaths and moorlands may be observed.

Meeting point

We will pick up the teenagers at the Keflavik Int. airport

Additional comments

If the teenagers needs to stay for extra nights before and/or after the camp we can host them for 30 euro per night and food is included.

Requirements

Travel Information Document, Parental Agreement, Medical info, or any other equivalent document, required at workcamps@wf.is

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action Responsible Consumption and Production
Organization Worldwide Friends Age 14 - 17 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: August Photo Marathon in Reykjavík SEEDS 082.
View ratings
20/08/2020 - 29/08/2020
Additional host fee EUR 600
Cultural
Art
8 volunteers (3Male / 3female still needed)
Cultural
Art
View full details
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Add to basket
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Work

When the workshop ends, we select some of our best pictures from the camp and prepare those images for an informal online exhibition. While learning about photography the participants explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camps. One of our objectives is to deliver environmental as well as cultural messages and draw the attention through pictures made in the camp. Participants should be prepared for walking and visually exploring the city streets and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions. Participants should arrive ready to shoot and should bring with them their own digital cameras, lenses, laptops and tripodes if possible. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a regular work camp; we may be able to organize some outdoor voluntary work but it depends on our partners and the weather. Participants should use the opportunity to share about their own culture or country, such as food, music, games or films with the international group. This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20 years, during their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland, its culture, and having fun while exploring the capital city and some of the most stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle and the South Shore excursions.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in an equipped house, which is located about 4 kilometers from the centre of the city. The house includes basic facilities such as showers, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. The group will sleep in shared rooms and participants shall bring their own sleeping bag. Participants from other camps may also stay in the house. Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food,recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening.

Location and leisure

Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. It is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene. Additional excursions (eg. Snaefellsnes, Hot River hike or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp. Weather may be cold or rainy,so e recommend to bring good walking shoes, warm and/or waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) as some of the tasks and activities take place outside.

Project hosted by

This is the thirteenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organizes series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps for teenagers in the year 2010. Throughout the year participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography-related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as developing conceptual frameworks which progress the participants individual style.

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of August 20 at the BSÍ bus station or at SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp.

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 600 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day-trip each), we will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, Thingvellir National Park and much more.

Requirements

English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed. Weather may be cold or rainy,so e recommend to bring good walking shoes, warm and/or waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) as some of the tasks and activities take place outside
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 20 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: September Photo Marathon in Reykjav SEEDS 085.
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1/09/2020 - 10/09/2020
Additional host fee EUR 600
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Throughout the year participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography-related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as developing conceptual frameworks which progress the participants individual style. When the workshop ends, we select some of our best pictures from the camp and prepare those images for an informal online exhibition. While learning about photography the participants explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camps. One of our objectives is to deliver environmental as well as cultural messages and draw the attention through pictures made in the camp. Participants should be prepared for walking and visually exploring the city streets and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions. Participants should arrive ready to shoot and should bring with them their own digital cameras, lenses, laptops and tripodes if possible. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a regular work camp; we may be able to organize some outdoor voluntary work but it depends on our partners and the weather. Participants should use the opportunity to share about their own culture or country, such as food, music, games or films with the international group. This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20 years, during their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland, its culture, and having fun while exploring the capital city and some of the most stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle and the South Shore excursions.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in an equipped house, which is located about 4 kilometers from the centre of the city. The house includes basic facilities such as showers, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. The group will sleep in shared rooms and participants shall bring their own sleeping bag. Participants from other camps may also stay in the house. Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food,recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening.

Location and leisure

Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. It is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene. Additional excursions (eg. Snaefellsnes, Hot River hike or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp. Weather may be cold or rainy,so e recommend to bring good walking shoes, warm and/or waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) as some of the tasks and activities take place outside.

Project hosted by

This is the thirteenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organizes series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps for teenagers in the year 2010.

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 19:00 (7:00 pm) in the afternoon of September 1 at the BSÍ bus station or at SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp.

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 600 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day-trip each), we will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, Thingvellir National Park and much more.

Requirements

Participation fee EUR 600 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day-trip each), we will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, Thingvellir National Park and much more.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 20 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English
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