Szentendre – Build together a ‘Playground for everyone’!
Description: The workcamp is organized in cooperation with the Back to the Wild – Child development and parent-helping Center located Szentendre, 30 km-s away from Budapest, near the beautiful Pilis hills. It is a new initiative trying to assure a calm and healthy place to the children with playgrounds shaped by and from the nature. The centre, formed by the Montessori ideas and Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophical views, provides a space for different therapies for children like speech therapy, physiotherapy, sensorimotor trainings. The therapies are conducted outside, with the inclusion of the forest, meadow and brook. The main aim of the project partner is to create an environment where children with different skills and abilities can experience a real summer camp in the woods.
Type of Work: One part of the work will be physical work, the volunteers will build together the ’Playground for All’ based on the ideas of local children and their families collected at an open event in spring but also the volunteers’ ideas on the spot are welcome.The Playground, just like everything in the Centre will be made from natural materials such as wood, stones and ropes, so that the children can feel and experience different materials and stay close to the nature.The other task will be to create a puppet theatre playing together with the children from the summer camps for the families of Szentendre.Volunteers will figure out the storyline, the scenery and of the puppet theatre and create the puppets together with the children, and will present the performance on the last Saturday.
Study Theme: Volunteers will have a chance to learn some Bother gymnastics as a fresh starter every morning which is a physical, mental and spiritual movement. During the workcamp volunteers will have an insight of Hungarian culture, learn about Hungary and Szentendre, and cook together a delicious traditional Hungarian Gulyás soup.
Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in the Back to the Wild Center. It is possible to sleep in the gym, or in a tent outside, or even in a hammock in the forest. There are showers, toilets, kitchen. Mattresses and yoga mats are provided, but you should bring your own sleeping bag.
Requirements: It is important that the volunteers are open-minded, motivated, and creative; who like nature and willing to work and play with children. We expect you to contribute with your own ideas during the workcamp!
Notes: Volunteers will need to prepare their own breakfast and dinner (and to wash up after meals), lunches will be prepared by local families. Please also bring recipes with you so during these 2 weeks we could taste several national meals.
You can check the website and the fb page of the Center here http://visszaavadonba.hu/, www.facebook.com/visszaavadonba.