Description: The workcamp takes place in the towns of Klaster and Nepomuk in collaboration with the local association Monastery.The association runs a leisure center in Nepomuk and organizes educational, social and culture events. It also strives for revitalization of two historic monuments – Zelena Hora castle and Sternberk manor. The castle and the manor are owned by the municipality of Klaster.The castle used to be under the military and had been neglected for a long time. Nowadays, it is rarely open for public.The manor is a national monument but is in a bad condition.Long term vision of the association is to rescue the area and create an international center for personal development, festivals and education.The aim of the workcamp is to clean a forest park in the area and do some renovation works.
Type of Work: You will remove invasive trees and bushes and thus contribute to the creation of a nature forest park where it will be possible to create benches, bins, land art pieces, signs, etc. Then it is needed to clean bricks from the demolition, clean historical buildings from old plaster and broken glass. We recommend you to bring older working clothes, water proof shoes. From the place of accommodation to the working place you will go everyday on foot around 1 km.
Study Theme: Welcome evening with local band, music and local volunteers, movie night in the leisure time center or presentation of photos from your country. If you are interested, you can try a workshop on how to search for underground springs or a lecture by a historian about the whole area where you will work.
Accommodation: Leisure center FENIX in Nepomuk – sleeping in 1-2 classrooms on mattresses. Bring your own sleeping bag. Improvised kitchen, common room, several toilets and one shower will be available. In the work place there will be dry toilet and water in barrels for basic hygiene. You will cook your own meals in the center or we can organize a barbecue.
Requirements: Workcamp is suitable for people who are interested in history and renovation of historic monuments.
Approximate Location: Two neighbouring villages Nepomuk (3 755 inhabitants) and Klaster (154 inhabitants) in the Pilsen region. The castle and manor are situated at the territory of Klaster. Accommodation will be provided in Nepomuk. Volunteer´s work place – Sternberk Manor (Sternbersky dvur) – is a very large complex of 10 buildings of different type, asphalted courtyard and adjacent forest park.
Notes: Leisure time: Near the work place there is a big pond suitable for swimming, right in the area, it is possible to have a campfire and play the guitar or drums. It is possible to prepare some alternative activities such as firewalk or Indian sauna, organize a bike trip, visit Pilsen, etc. We welcome people who love photography and we also can prepare an exhibition of photos.
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