All the work camps are different and the conditions of life are different there are different, as well.
Sometimes you can come and live in the hotel, eat at the restaurants and sometimes you stay in the tent (in tune with nature) and cook by yourself 🙂 Sometimes you work soo much and you feel super tired and sometimes you feel like all staff that you do is having a rest 🙂
It can be different and it depends on your luck, I think 😉 But in any case be ready to experience good time spent in the international camp and to get a really good exchange 😉
I have visited 5 work camps: one in Germany where I was a team leader and 4 in Turkey during my EVS.
When I was leading a camp in Germany we stayed in the kindergarten. Every day we had a “cooking team” that was cooking for all the campers, we had a “cleaning team” that cleaned the kindergarten. Of course, the teams changed all the time but it was a good experience, I think 😉
I stayed at the hotel on the 2 camps in Turkey. They were really good organized: lots of activities, work v related to the environment. No cooking and no cleaning 🙂 Lots of fun, new people and new experience 🙂
One more camp was held in the village and we lived in the kindergarten. It was really unusual experience cause even toilets were like for the small kids. The food was served at the municipality buildings and in the cafes. It was really nice 🙂 The cleaning staff was done by the volunteers 😉
The last camp was really unusual cause it was a homestay. All the volunteers lived in their host families who took care of them, helped to learn the language and know more about the culture & traditions. It was the most memorable work camp I think!
And it was really unusual and full of kind people. And most of the friends with whom I still keep in touch, I met there 🙂
Yes, these were really well-organized camps.
For example, in Ukraine, there are no camps where you will stay at the hotel. A tent somewhere in the forest because the government doesn’t support this kind of programs and don’t give money for the projects at all.
It is not good and not bad. No, it is bad:( Cause the work camps need support from the municipality! But! It is a new experience, new feelings, and new places.
I think that every work camp you visit will be memorable 🙂 It is not about the place but about the people that you meet.
It is not about the place but about the people that you meet.
It is not about the work but about the exchange between the volunteers.
It is not about the camp but about the atmosphere that you create there.
Remember that you can make better everything: yourself, the world and people around you!
By Daria Babik