About the local hosting organizationThe workcamp is organized by the NGO Parents and Children of Kadan (RADKA) which provides a variety of services for families with children (maternal, swimming, volunteer, social and educational centres). During summer holidays RADKA organizes suburban and outdoor camps for children of different ages. There will be 2 such camps during the workcamp i the suburban one in the 1st week in Kadan and the outdoor one in the 2nd week near a small village of Lubenec. RADKA wants to bring international dimension to the camps and enable children to practise English. That s why foreign volunteers are invited for 3rd time. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the preparation and running of an interesting intercultural program in both camps and especially to help children practise English.
About the volunteer workThe 1st week, you will work at the suburban camp in the premises of RADKA. Children stay at the camp from 8am to 4pm but they sleep at home. You will mainly work with children (games, arts, dancing and interactive English lessons). During the outdoor camp (2nd week) you will help with the all-day program managed by RADKA s organizers (topic is Wild West). The program will include trips, swimming, sports competitions, campfire, night games, etc. You will get involved in the sports games and other activities (including daily routine tasks such as cleaning, etc.). In both camps you will be asked to present your countries and teach English in a playful way. Please bring your favourite games, music and other ideas and lots of energy.
Local accommodation1st week: youth club i 2 rooms with beds, kitchen corner, bathroom. You will prepare your own breakfasts and dinners; lunches will be provided in restaurant. 2nd week: campsite with tents, no electricity, no internet, limited access to hot water, dry toilets. Bring sleeping bag, mat and some warm clothes You will eat the same food as everyone in the camp (vegetarian meals not always possible).
About the project locationFirst, the historical town of Kadan (20.000 inhabitants), in West Bohemia, not far from the Ore Mountains and then the campsite near the village of Lubenec (about 40 km to the south of Kadan). There is a beautiful nature around Kadan but also an industrial zone (coal mining, power plants).Study part: You will learn to prepare a program for children and see an example of how children s camps are organized in the Czech Republic. You will meet the local community from Kadan, especially during an international party for children and their parents. You will have the chance to present your home towns/countries in an interactive way.Leisure time: During the stay in Kadan, you will have many possibilities how to spend your free time i visiting the town of Kadan and its monuments, visiting cultural events, trips to the countryside, swimming, doing sports. During the outdoor camp in Lubenec, you will have 1 day off when you can organize an excursion to Carlsbad or Zatec. Apart from that you will be able to spend your free time at the campsite and in the surrounding (relaxing, swimming, walks, visit of nearby sights-).
RequirementsDuring the workcamp, you will spend a lot of time with children aged 10-13. This is why we require a motivation letter, a certificate of good conduct and a medical form. We look for communicative and creative volunteers. The workcamp is suitable for non-smokers. You will also work at the weekends but you will get some days off during the week instead.
Extra info about the projectMotivation letter, certificate of good conduct and medical form needed