ICJA Workcamps in Deutschland

Die Workcamps von ICJA für den Sommer 2020 !
ICJA legt Wert darauf, Workcamps zusammen mit lokalen Partnern auszurichten, die inhaltlich interessante Projekte anbieten: praktische Friedensarbeit, Umweltschutz und nachhaltige Landwirtschaft, Kinder und Jugendarbeit, Aktivitäten zugunsten benachteiligter Menschen, Renovierung und Denkmalpflege.

Coronavirus: Auswirkungen auf die Workcamps !
Leider musste wir einen großen Teil unserer Workcamps im Sommer absagen. Wir können derzeit zwei Workcamps in Deutschland anbieten, du findest die Ausschreibung weiter unten.

Für die internationalen Camps versuchen wir hier eine aktuelle Übersicht zu Entwicklung zu geben.

Lust auf virtuelle internationale Kontakte? Angesichts der weltweiten Kontaktbeschränkungen wurden kurzfristig virtuelle Workcamps entwickelt und nun angeboten. Weiteres erfährst du hier.

Bedingungen zu Teilnahme an Workcamps in Deutschland:
Vermittlungsgebühr bei uns: 77,- Euro
Reisekosten: entsprechend deinem Reiseziel.
Weitere Kosten fallen in der Regel nicht an oder werden in der Ausschreibung deutlich benannt

If you like to apply from foreign country for workcamps you need to apply through an organisation in your country. We can help you to find this organisation. Just send a mail to workcamps.in(at)icja.de 

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  • ICJA19 Culture Camp Kloster Lehnin 16.08.-30.08.2020

    ICJA19 Culture Camp Kloster Lehnin 16.08.-30.08.2020

    Vols: 10
    Age: 18 - 26
    Language: English, German  

    Project:
    The “LIKK” - Lehniner Institut für Kunst und Kultur (institute for art and culture) is situated between a forest and a lake near the little village Lehnin. It’s a beautiful place offering inspiration and workshops for visual art and culture. Under its roof, there is an art gallery, a summer academy, a seminar operation for visual arts, music and theatre, but also yoga seminars and professional trainings. See: lehniner-institut-fuer-kunst.de/institut/
    The institute is located at the border of a lake (Klostersee) in a park-like garden with a small landing stage and an integrated art sculpture park. Even a café with lake terrace is part of the ensemble. The LIKK was founded in 1991 and there are still enough place and projects to be developed. Therefore we especially invite volunteers with interest in contemporary art to support this project.

    Work:
    On the first day volunteers will get some orientation about the project, the institute and the surroundings. Together with members of the art club, you will help to redesign and embellish the outdoor area. One of the main tasks will be to re-construct the lakeshore fortification, the seating arrangements and the paths. There are also some sculptures in the forest nearby, which will be cleared from grass and moss. There is a great variety of tasks where volunteers can support the project, in general it means physical work with tools you need for construction works, renovation and wood work.
    During the time of your stay, there are other youth groups on the premises, such as an orchestra, a wood building class and an artist group. On the middle weekend of your stay it is planned to work on the tasks together with the club members and then have a summer garden party along with guests of the institute. Volunteers of the workcamp are invited to give a contribution to this event as well.

    Study part / Leisure time:
    Volunteers will learn about the cultural concept and work of LIKK and the integration of Lehnin inhabitants with various cultural and social backgrounds. You can find a piano to play, or you can bring your own instrument and find someone to join you making music. Volunteers will get free entrance at the lake swimming pool next door, and can visit the cities of Potsdam and Werder. Another highlight will be a turn on our Canaletto boat on the lakes connected to the Klostersee where you can enjoy its rich flora and fauna. As there will be contact to German native speakers, the workcamp is a good possibility to improve your German language skills. The LIKK rowboats and canoes can be used by the volunteers. There will be offered a guided tour through the premises of the monastery.


    Region:
    Kloster Lehnin is a small town consisting of some small villages situated around the main village Lehnin. It is 65 kilometers Southwest of Berlin. Brandenburg an der Havel and Potsdam are the closest cities. On the opposite shore of the lake Klostersee, there is the oldest Cistercian monastery of Brandenburg, founded in the 12th century. Today it hosts a guest house, a clinic, a retirement home and a museum. The village Lehnin was always connected with the former monastery and is situated in a beautiful landscape with many lakes and wood land. In the European Middle Ages the monastery was an important religious, cultural and commercial center and there are still many buildings that you can see how it looked like in earlier times. The church is an impressive building and lots of concerts are offered during summer.


    Accommodation:
    Volunteers will prepare and eat their meals in the outdoor summer kitchen (just protected by a shelter and open to the nature at the side) of LIKK. Due to the restrictions against the corona pandemic, access to this kitchen will be only allowed for the current kitchen team. To comply with the distance rules, all participants will sleep individually in tents. If you can bring your own tent, it would be great, otherwise local host will offer one for you. Tents can be build up at the shore of the lake or inside a building. Shower and toilets are available for personal hygiene. Please note: In Summer, it can be quite hot, so you will need sun protection. But German summer can be cool as well, especially if it is raining. So please do not forget to bring warm clothes as well.

    Changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic
    In order to minimize the risk of infection, group size of the workcamp is smaller than originally intended. This way you will have enough space inside the accommodation to keep a safe distance from each other. In this project accommodation is quite spacious and has a nice outdoor area that you can use. The work itself will take place mostly outside in the fresh air as well. In addition, other safety and hygiene measures will be carried out, such as providing hand sanitizer & facial masks, information on proper handwashing, coughing& sneezing techniques etc. We will make sure to make your workcamp experience as safe and enjoyable as possible! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

    Remarks:
    Please bring workwear and raincoats, sleeping bag, camping mat, bathing suit, music, your talents and something specific from your country. As you can spend time at and in the lake, you should be able to swim.


    Terminal:
    Götz Bahnhof near Groß Kreutz Bahnhof

    Next airports:
    Berlin Tegel (TXL) and Berlin Schönefeld (SXF). There is a regional train connection from Schönefeld to Groß Kreutz

  • ICJA20 Bedheim Castle Bedheim 29.08. - 12.09.2020

    ICJA20 Bedheim Castle Bedheim 29.08. - 12.09.2020

    Vols 8
    Age: 18-26
    Languages: English, German


    Project:

    Bedheim castle was first mentioned in the year 1169 and was devastated and reconstructed several times in its long history. In the time of German Democratic Republic (GDR) it slowly rotted. Now renovation is done by the family of Ruehle von Lilienstern. A non-profit association is supporting the renovation work and using part of the castle for its own activities. Since 1992 this association has been organizing workcamps. Year by year new working fields has been developed: A social therapeutic nursery was added, the association is running an organic garden and since 2007 the castle also runs a garden café and a small castle museum where you can admire the bones of prehistoric dinosaurs, once living in this region.
    During the last 20 years the castle became a sociocultural center for this remote region: In the castle there is a perfect room for celebrations, around the castle one can find various types of gardens and meadow for goose and goats. In addition there are training courses and cultural activities available. The aim of this project is to create an atmosphere where people with or without disabilities may come, live and work together without any prejudice against handicap, nationality or religion. The website gives an impression about the specific and very nice character of this place schloss.bedheim.de.
    Inhabitants of the castle are looking forward to meet us, to work with us and hear our suggestions and ideas and to create a peaceful world together!

    Work:
    Volunteers are invited to help in the care and preservation of this ancient monument. We will work 6 hours daily, to do painting and cleaning inside or to maintain the garden around the castle. In the garden kind of work depends to the season, usually it is harvesting fruits, cutting trees, bushes and hedges. Encounters with kids and people of the region are foreseen. Every year Bedheim castle is part of the nationwide event called “day of the open monument”. The castle will be opened in the
    weekend for guests and we can support with doing some service and show an artistic performance. In the last years volunteers showed a dance and played piano music. You can develop something according your talents. There will be the possibility to take one day off during the week as compensation.


    Study:
    We may learn more about the following topics: natural beauty of the environment. We can make excursions to places of cultural and historical interest (e.g. Weimar, the city of Goethe and the concentration camp Buchenwald). We can have discussions and lectures about German history, society, culture and politics (the German East-West border was only 9 km away from Bedheim). There will be the possibility to encounter with young people of the region and getting to know more about the countries of the participants.

    Changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic
    In order to minimize the risk of infection, group size of the workcamp is smaller than originally intended. This way you will have enough space inside the accommodation to keep a safe distance from each other. In this project accommodation is quite spacious and has a nice outdoor area that you can use. The work itself will take place mostly outside in the fresh air as well. In addition, other safety and hygiene measures will be carried out, such as providing hand sanitizer & facial masks, information on proper handwashing, coughing& sneezing techniques etc. We will make sure to make your workcamp experience as safe and enjoyable as possible! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

    Accommodation:
    Bedheim castle offers a simple group accommodation in seminar house. There are beds with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bag is needed. Meals will be prepared by the group (less meat but a lot of very good vegetables and fruits from the nursery). Warm water is provided from solar collector.

    Region:
    Bedheim castle is located in the west  of Thuringia, close to the Bavarian border. Next bigger town is Coburg (28km away). Bedheim is surrounded by the extraordinary beautiful Franconian landscape.

    Remarks:
    Some basic knowledge of German or English is recommended. Please bring rain and working clothes as well as swim suits, a sleeping bag, slippers, towels and warm pullovers with you. You can also bring a map, pictures or special food items from your country.

    Terminal:
    Bedheim is 8km from the train station of Hildburghausen and 15km from the train station of Bad Rodach. Airports: Leipzig, Frankfurt/Main, Nürnberg.