About the local hosting organizationThe Trebnitz Castle is a meeting place for people who want to exchange thoughts on cultural and political issues. The focus of the project lays on the cultural and political education. The castle has been awarded with the German-Polish award in 2014, honouring its effort and engagement concerning the intercultural exchange between Eastern and Western Europe. Trebnitz castle offers many different projects all dealing with social, cultural and political issues.
About the volunteer workThe main focus of the camp is creating free time activities for children coming from the region of Brandenburg and from Poland - presumably there will also be young refugees amongst the kids. Moreover, there will be various creative workshops, like sport competitions, games and free time activities. Planned is also a discussion on the complex situation considered international youth work and the german-polish border region in an interactive form of learning-by-doing.
Local accommodationIn the castle, including full catering; in the evenings and weekends there is the possibility to have a barbecue, to bake in the clay baking oven in the castle park or to make a campfire.
About the project locationTrebnitz is located about 50 km from the centre of Berlin (one hour by public transport) and 30 km from the Polish border. It is offering educational supplies mainly to young people but also seminars and further training courses to adults.
RequirementsHigh motivation to get in contact with the children and young people and create a good time for them!
Extra info about the projectMany free time possibilities: swimming, canoeing, tours by bike. Area studies and excursions to Berlin, Frankfurt/Oder, Buckow or Poland are possible. Knowledge of German useful! Further information: http://www.schloss-trebnitz.de