Věk 16–30 let
Cena bez poplatku
Kontaktní osoba Veronika Vlačuhová
+420 734 392 735
Web akce: drive.google.com
Akce je vhodná i pro ty, co s námi jedou poprvé.

Co na nás čeká

The traditional mowing camp is finally here. The third edition of the summervolunteercamp in Valašské Klobouky is approaching and is once again waiting for participants who will eventually become their kindred spirits.

Do you like watermelon? Don't you have plans for the summer yet and are you tempted by a new experience? Do you want to meet people from all over the world and at the same time help nature?

Sign up for the Watermelon Time Camp and become part of the tradition.

Co, kde a jak

Watermelon Time camp is a volunteer summer camp where you not only help preserve biodiversity in the Wallachia region (Czech Republic) but also get a tremendous opportunity to learn more about local culture and traditions. The camp is designed to collectively appreciate traditional crafts and learn more about the cultures of other participants. The event is planned for 20 participants (10 from the Czech Republic and 10 from the rest of the world 🌍), who will be selected primarily based on their motivation. We have prepared networking activities focused on mutual cooperation, understanding, and respect. The camp program is aimed at suppressing prejudices and stereotypes, and we will focus on celebrating culture and traditional crafts. Each participant will be involved in creating the program, we will cook together and participants will be responsible for conducting their own workshops.

  • The event will be in English (but no worries, we'll all be in this together to help with the translation and support each other)
  • The camp is for participants between 18 and 30 years old
  • At the end of this experience you will receive a valuable Youth Pass Certificate
  • All participants will be involved in the preparation of food and maintaining housekeeping
  • The menu will be vegan (but if you like to have a sip of milk, the shop is 3 minutes away from the eco-centre)
  • We will reimburse your travel up to your budget based on the distance band - Green Travel Mandatory
  • Each participant will be supported with 6eur/day in the form of pocket money (to be paid on the last day of the activity)

  • Ubytování: We will be staying in the Kosénka Eco-centre in Valašské Klobouky.
  • Strava: veganská

Dobrovolnická pomoc

Our volunteering will mostly consist in cutting grass in the nearby meadows. There are several meadows to be mowed, which are scattered around our place. Depending on where a particular meadow is located, it will take on average 30-60 minutes to walk there. We might have a car or borrowed bicycles, which might help reduce the commute time, but it's not guaranteed.

We will join the 44th year of an annual mowing festival and help the local community to cut grass on nearby meadows. These meadows are mostly inaccessible for agricultural machinery, so it needs to be done manually, in the traditional way. Managing meadows this way might be more demanding, but it is also more environmentally friendly and it helps to preserve biodiversity of the region and the "old-school" crafts, tools and skills necessary for the traditional mowing methods. On top of that it's an amazing opportunity for people from all over Czechia (and even from aborad) to come together, help the environment and have a great time!

We will do some or all of the following:

scything - first, grass needs to be cut

raking - then it needs to be spread across the meadow

piling up the grass - then the dried grass needs to be collected in piles

loading the trucks - the piles of grass need to be taken away by trucks or horses

removing non-native saplings from the meadows

Working in the meadows might get quite demanding, especially when the weather is hot. But you will see people of all ages (and fitness levels) who can do it, so you can do it too! All you need is a hat to protect yourself from the sun, a bottle of water, some enthusiasim and team spirit. And of course, to be willing to step out of your comfort zone a bit ;)

Na akci budeme pracovat 10 dní, každý den zhruba 7 hodin.

Malá ochutnávka

Organizační tým

Těší se na tebe Veronika, Matěj a Ryan.
Pořádá HB


Kontaktní osoba: Veronika Vlačuhová
E-mail: international@brontosaurus.cz
Telefon: +420 734 392 735
Webová stránka: odkaz