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					               IJGD
             GERMANY
     WORKCAMPS FOR 2009



In General
With our 2009 workcamp programme, ijgd welcomes you to send volunteers to our
international workcamps in Germany. We offer a wide range of projects in which
volunteers get involved in meaningful work and take an active part in the daily decision
making processes of group life.


Background and Goals
Ijgd is a non-profit, non-denominational organisation which has been active in
international youth work since 1948. Each year ijgd organises around 120 international
youth workcamps in Germany. In cooperation with partner organisations a worldwide
network has been created, so that volunteers can participate in workcamps all over the
world. However, this programme will focus on workcamps in Germany. Our aim is to
encourage young people to become aware of existing social and environmental
conditions, enabling them to become an active and responsible participant in a
democratic society. This learning process leads (among other things) to the examination
of one's own cultural norms and values. Consequently it will help break down barriers
between people which have been built on cultural, social and ethnical differences. This
development of international understanding is regarded as a contribution to the
furtherance of world peace.


ijgd Workcamp Conditions
> Each workcamp lasts about three weeks
> Participants are usually between 16 to 26 years of age
> Minors (under 18 years) need written permission (which they must bring to the camp!)
from their guardians
> Volunteers are expected to work about five hours/day; 25 to 30 hours/week, except
Saturday and Sunday
> Groups consist of approximately 15 volunteers
> Camps are run using the principle of self-organisation. Therefore, volunteers are
expected to contribute to the daily life of the group by cooking, shopping, organising
free-time activities and day to day running of the whole event
> Accommodation is simple (youth hostels, schools, forest huts or tents)
> Projects may include renovation, environmental work, play schemes with children,
work with elderly, etc.


Group Leaders
Group leaders are usually of the same age as the participants. Usually there are two
leaders, trained through ijgd seminars. Due to the principal of self-organisation, leaders
should not have a leadership role, rather be a participant themselves. They are also
responsible for the contact to the project's partners, to take care of administrative
details and to ensure self-organisation of the group.


Types of Workcamps
> Renovation - RENO
> Projects with Kids - KIDS
> Social Projects - SOCI
> Construction - CONS
> Cultural Projects - ARTS
> Teenager Camps - TEEN
> Study projects - STUDY
> Environmental - ENVI
> Media Workshops - MEDIA
> Archaeology - ARCH
> Bi- / tri-laterals - Country abbreviation
> Family Camps - FAMI




Befor and After the Workcamp
Before the workcamp season starts, ijgd organises a preparation weekend for its
German participants, in order to clarify expectations, challenges of workcamps and to
sensitize volunteers for intercultural differences.
After the workcamp season in autumn, volunteers and camp leaders are invited to an
evaluation meeting. You are more than welcome to give us your personal feedback.


Where are our workcamps
German federal states (Region):
BLN     Berlin
BR      Brandenburg
BW      Baden-Wuerttemberg
BY      Bayern (Bavaria)
NW      Nordrhein-Westfalen
      (North Rhine Westphalia)
NS      Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
RP      Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate)
S       Sachsen (Saxony)
ST      Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)
SH      Schleswig-Holstein
SL      Saarland
TH      Thueringen (Thuringia)
HB      Bremen
HE      Hessen (Hesse)
HH      Hamburg
MV      Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
      (Mecklenburg Western Pomerania)




We, the ijgd-team, hope that you will enjoy reading our 2009 programme!
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Bi- & Tri-national Camps




ijgd 9207     Living History + The American Dream
Dates: July 18 - August 9, 2009
Work: STUDY + MANU
No.of volunteers: 16
Age: 16 ?26
Camp Location: Lower Saxony
Train Station: Cloppenburg
Airport: Bremen or Hannover
Note: For participants from Germany and the US
Project: For the next three weeks you will be living in Quatmannshof, an old traditional
German 멑achwerkhaus? right in Cloppenburg, the oldest open air museum in Germany.
Your team will be supporting the museum through landscape work: the graves around
an older building need to be excavated.      You will also work in traditional workshops
using traditional tools and techniques, for pottery, weaving, brewing, and baking, to
allow these traditions to stay alive.      You will become experts in these techniques
through small instruction sessions.
Study Part: The former residents in almost each and every one of these houses were
people who immigrated to the US between 1820 and 1870.            What motivated them to
take this journey?     What expectations did they have from the 멏reamland?of North
America?    Were their dreams fulfilled?   You will follow in their footsteps all the way to
Bremerhaven, to the 멒erman Emigrant Museum?where you will find answers to these
questions and look at the current image of the US, which to this day continues to have
high expectations and invites others to find the 밃merican Dream?         You will also visit
the Bremerhaven Harbor, where most of the immigrants had their last view of their
homeland.
Accommodation: You will live right at the museum
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Right next to the museum is a pool.         Nearby are also protected nature
areas and animal reserves.   Trips to Bremen and Bremerhaven offer tourist attractions
as well as a colorful history.
 (www.museumsdorf.de;             www.dah-bremerhaven.de,            www.bremerhaven.de,
www.bremen.de).
Note: Extra Fee for trips relating to the study part is 180 € .   This includes the trips to
Bremerhaven and Bremen, as well as other already planned excursions




ijgd 9119 With hammer, saw, and spade on a historical discovery tour
Dates: August 8-30, 2009
Work: ARCH
No. of volunteers: 12
Age: 16-26
Location: Heiligengrabe
Train Station: Heiligengrabe
Airport: Berlin
Note: For participants from France, Korea, and Germany
Project: You and your team will live on the grounds of the Convent of Heiligengrabe.       It
had already been founded by the year 1287 and today is one of the few still existing
complete Cistercian monasteries in Brandenburg.         The former distillery, sheep stall,
and settler house were fixed to act as seminar rooms by previous ijgd volunteers.      This
summer you will work with FJD volunteers (Voluntary Year in Memorial Preservation)
for renovation and manual labor.        Examples of your tasks include support walls, a
pergola, and a grill pit.   This project offers you not only the opportunity to get to know
the Lutheran nuns that live there, but also a peek into the tasks of unburying the past.
Accommodation: You will sleep in the seminar house of Heiligengrabe on the ground of
the convent. Catering: You will cook as a group
Free Time: The Heiligengrabe area is surrounded by nature; free time activities exist
above all on the grounds of the convent as well as its surroundings.     The Mecklenburg
Lake district is 25 km away, and Berlin뭩 metropolis is 100 km away, perfect for a
weekend 멺etaway?
Camp Location: Brandenburg; ca. 100 km northwest of Berlin, between Wittstock and
Pritzwalk




ijgd 9215 Climate Change, Ecology, and Sustainability
Dates: August 8-29, 2009
Work: ENVI + STUDY
No. of volunteers: 12
Age: 16-26
Location: Wildemann
Train Station: Goslar
Airport: Hannover
Note: For participants from Japan, Czech Republic and Germany
Project: The forest areas in the Oberharz are protected - but are also recreation areas.
As large interconnected areas they are important in the battle of climate protection.
You will help with nature and environmental protection measures, helping to conserve
the habitat of many endangered species.      Caring for deciduous trees, bodies of water,
repairs of benches, gazebos, and signs also belong to your duties.      You will work in
rotating small groups and will get a peek into the job of a forester.
Study Part: Ecology, climate change, sustainability뾵hat significance does it carry in
Japan, the Czech Republic, Germany?       What can you do yourself to go green in your
area?
 Accommodation: During the first week the group will share a large house with the
participants of the ijgd anniversary camp.   Afterwards you will move to a smaller house
which you will have to yourself.
Catering: You will cook as a group, during the first week you will cook with the
participants of the ijgd anniversary camp.
 Free Time: The Harz Mountains with its mountains, brooks, museums, and forests is a
beloved destination for many.   The forester will organize a hiking trip to Brocken.   For
more information please see: www.harzinfo.de; www.wildemann.de, www.brocken-
harz.de
Camp Location: Lower Saxony; 100 km south of Hannover, 70 km northwest of
Gottingen




ijgd 9221 Creating environmentaland political awareness
Dates: August 1- 1, 2009
Work: CULTURE
No. of volunteers: 12
Age: 16-26
Location: G?rde
Airport: Hamburg, Hannover
Train Station: G?rde
Note: For participants from Germany, Estonia and Japan
Project: You are acquainted with the Kyoto Protocol and ask yourself what actually
changed in light of the economic crisis?        Do you want to help conserve the basic
principles of life and don뭪 know where to start?       Or do you simply want to do more?
In this project you will practice environmental protection one step at a time.    The well
situated grounds of the Educational Center of G?rde have a teaching center and
specialize in ecology.   You will learn various gardening and manual abilities in order to
undertake maintenance measures on the building and its surrounding grounds.            For
decades this area has been key in the battle against nuclear waste and storage and
offers the ideal realm to explore your environmental and political side.
Free Time: The Bahnhof G?rde lies in a rich and natural landscape and is easy to reach
by train.   The Elbe River is only 7 km away and is a great destination, as is the forest.
On weekends you can travel to L?eburg, Hamburg, or to the North Sea.
Accommodation: You will live in the cozy Educational Center.                   Please see:
http://www.bahnhof-goehrde.de.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Camp Location: Lower Saxony; L?eburg 40 km; Hamburg 80 km




ijgd 9331 Out to the Countryside
Dates: August 1- August 22, 2009
Work: CULTURE
No. of volunteers: 15
Age: 18-26
Location: Diemelsee-Adorf
Airport: Hannover
Train station: Marsberg-Bredelar
Note: For participants from Germany, France and Spain
Project: In this project you have the opportunity to learn a lot about and experience the
cultural and social life of village society and sustainability.      On one hand, you will
undertake various environmental protection measures, care for hiking paths, and plant
new greenery.     A grill pit will also be cleaned out with your help.   During one or two
days you will learn the meaning of 뱖orking by day?        On the other hand, you and your
group will get a good peek into the still active village life.   There are also some sporty
activities planned, such as ping pong, soccer, and volleyball, even bowling in the forest!
Canoeing is also planned on Diemel Lake.       You will visit the World Cup Ski Jumping site
and a Wind Power Facility.       Additionally, you will document your camp by making a
short film.
Accommodation:        You will live in a community center in Adorf
Catering: Meals will be prepared together
Free Time: Embedded in an adorable landscape, with its large Diemel Lake lies the
Diemelsee community.           Large enclosed forests, undisturbed nature, and small
traditional villages mark this landscape.     In your free time you can swim in the lake or
take trips to the towns of Korback and Frankenberg.               In Bad Arolsen the large Folk
Festival of North Hessen will take place on the 15th and 16th, which includes a cattle
and flea market.      Willingen has a climbing gym and a bowling alley.        You can also visit
the castle in Arolsen and the fortress in Waldeck.                  Other destinations include
Paderborn and Kassel.
Camp Location: Hesse; Paderborn 60 km, Kassel 65 km, Marburg 70 km




ijgd 9430 Jungle-Life in a National Park
Dates: July 20 - August 9, 2009
Work: CULTURE
No. of volunteers: 18
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Mihla-Lauterbach
Airport: Leipzig or Berlin
Train Station: Eisenach or M?lhausen
Note: For participants from Germany, Poland, and Japan
Project:    A   new    youth   hostel   has   been   built   in    the   Hainich   National   Park
(http://www.nationalpark-hainich.de), with a Jungle-Life-Camp theme.                   (www.djh-
thueringen.de/herbergen.html). Here, the guests can sleep in teepees, farmhouses, or in
a large cave. Ijgd workcamp groups have been working here for the last four years.             On
the grounds there is always something to do: depending on the construction progress,
you will lay play spaces, convert a park and a biotope, as well as plant trees and other
greenery.


Accommodation: You will sleep at the youth hostel
Catering: The hostel will provide meals
Free Time: The location of the hostel provides the perfect opportunity for exploring
and discovering the nature the forest has to offer.     You can climb some of the largest
trees in Europe, or visit the beautiful city of M?lhausen, filled with traditional German
Fachwerk houses.      A nearby river invites you to explore it by canoe.    There is also a
soccer field, beach volleyball court, basketball hoop, ping pong tables, and a grill pit on
the grounds for you to use.
Camp Location: Thuringia, 15 km north of Eisenach.




ijgd 9431 Build for the Kids
Dates: August 8 - August 29, 2009
Work: CULTURE
No. of volunteers: 18
Age: 16-26
Location: Beichlingen
Airport: Leipzig or Berlin
Train station: K?leda or S?merda
Note: For participants from Germany, Poland, and Spain
Project: The Child and Youth Center of Beichlingen offers an exciting program for local
youth and children, running under the motto 밃dventure, Games, and Fun?           Just like in
past years, you will help redo the grounds and renovate the buildings of the youth
hostel.   Along with this project, you will also help paint the outside of other buildings in
the area.    (www.djh-thueringen.de/herbergen.html)
 Accommodation: You will stay in a Bungalow on the grounds of the Youth Hostel
Catering: The hostel will provide food
Free Time: On the spacious grounds you have the chance to relax in the nearby pool or
sauna, or use the volleyball and basketball courts.    You can also take trips to Erfurt, to
Weimar (known for Goethe and Schiller), or enjoy the attractions that Beichlingen has to
offer.
Camp Location: Thuringia; 30 km from Weimar, 40 km from Erfurt.




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WORK & STUDY
ijgd 9232 Exploring Nature Experience the Stettin Lagoon
Dates: August 22-September 5, 2009
Work: Work & Study / No. of volunteers: 15 / Age: 16-26
Location: Ueckerm?de / Airport: Berlin / Train Station: Ueckerm?de
Project: Swimming, climbing, camping, and learning all at the same time?         Yes, really!
In the majestic Stettin Lagoon, you can experience all the diverse areas of adventure
education.   Accompanied by qualified expert trainers, you will gain great knowledge on
climbing walls, ropes courses, and in the forest.    In four day-long workshops you will
attain the knowledge you need for these thrilling activities.    Then, you will hunt for the
perfect location for a high altitude ropes course in the forest!           After successful
participation in this camp, you will receive the 밃dventure Based Counseling
Certificate? an international certificate that can be your start into adventure education.
Free Time: No worries, there will be plenty of time remaining for group activities,
encounters in and with the surrounding nature.         Your own small 멻arbor?offers the
opportunity for sailing and paddling.    With the boat you can explore the nearby beach
and relax in the sun.       Further activities include paddle tours, a ping pong table,
volleyball court, and bikes.    On the weekends you can travel to Stralsund, to Stettin in
Poland (Non-EU citizens please pay attention to visa requirements!), or to the island of
Usedom.
Accommodation: The ZERUM (Center for Adventure and Environmental Education) lies
right in the beautiful landscape of the Stettin Lagoon.    You will live in simple tents/huts
run by ZERUM.     For further information please see      (www.zerum-ueckermuende.de)
Catering: Meals will be prepared together in a cooking tent
Camp      Location:   The      center   of    Ueckersm?de       is   reachable    by    bike
(www.ueckermuende.de).         The tourist zone of the lagoon offers shopping and other
gastronomic offerings.   Berlin and Stralsund are only a 2-3 hour train ride from the
Ueckerm?de train station.


Note: Extra fee € 295.   All participants must be prepared to swim in open water and all
minors must bring a permission slip signed by their parents or guardians!!




ijgd 9118 Boost your German
Dates: July 4   - July 26, 2009
Work: Study / No. of volunteers: 15 / Age: 16-26 years
Location: Storkow / Airport: Berlin / Train Station: Storkow
Project: The village of Storkow hosts an anti-racist youth project which dedicates itself
to humanity, solidarity, and intercultural youth work.   This year뭩 workcamp offers you
and your team the framework to develop your knowledge of German and to work in this
peaceful town.   Having two hours of intensive language lessons a day as well as using
German in everyday situations, you will make great strides in your German fluency.
Your teachers have experiences in teaching German as a second language and are also
participants of your team.   You will also help with the care and construction of green
spaces and beautification efforts. You may also participate in several cultural events
taking place.
Accommodation: You will live in a three-story house in Storkow.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Storkow is one of the oldest city in the state of Brandenburg and features
more than one historic fortress.      Along with cultural offerings, athletic free time
offerings exist as well, such as a volleyball and basketball court, and soccer fields.    In
the gorgeous surrounds there is a small Lake and an animal park.       Berlin is reached in
less than an hour.
Camp Location: Brandenburg; Storkow lies 50 km southeast of Berlin
Note: For participants with basic knowledge of German.         Extra fee for the intensive
language course 300€




ijgd 9301 Pure Nature in a National Park
Dates: August 15-September 5, 2009
Work: Work & Study / No. of volunteers: 12 / Age: 16-26
Location: Berchtesgaden / Airport: Munich
Train Station: Berchtesgaden with a transfer to the park
Project: Have you ever lived in a National Park?         Bet not!   Here뭩 your once in a
lifetime opportunity!   During the first two weeks you and your group will help with the
maintenance of paths, stones, and historic buildings as well as care for the forest.    This
will take place on the edges of the forest.   In the core of the forest, nature really takes
over, where you will experience a truly untamed area!       The third week will consist of
lead excursions by experts of the program, through which you will learn useful
information about ecology, the Alps, and other tasks the National Park undertakes.
Accommodation: You will live in a basic yet cozy hut in the middle of the park.        There
will be electricity and a kitchen, but no hot water.   If you enjoy escaping the hustle and
bustle of city life, you will be very welcome here!           A very nature filled adventure
awaits!
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: On weekends you have the chance to take trips to nearby Salzburg or to
Munich.     The hiking in the area is also unbeatable!
Camp Location: Bavaria; 150 km southeast of Munich, 20 km north of Salzburg, The
Berchtesgaden National Park is right near the German/Austrian border




ijgd 9341 Create an Interactive Museum
Dates: July 25    - August 15, 2009
Work: Study / No. of volunteers: 12 / Age: 16-26 years
Location: B?en / Airport: Dusseldorf / Train Station: B?en
Project:    Do you want to help develop an interactive children뭩 museum?          If you want
to know how one makes industrial culture tangible and livable through different
mediums, you are in the right spot! The 68 meter high tower was changed into a
cultural and meeting center.      Because of its one of a kind atmosphere, the tower
houses concerts, theater performances, and art galleries.        It also offers a spot to peek
into the unique industrial history of the area and, of course, provides quite the view of
the city.    A guided tour already exists for adults; your task will be to design one
especially for children.   Working with museum experts and under an educational point
of view you will use various mediums such as word, picture, sculpture, video, and
games to create a 90 minute tour especially for children ages 6-10.        Local children will
also help you with the project, to test the project뭩 멾id-friendliness?         You will work
on the project three days a week with the kids.          It is to be expected that you have a
genuine interest in the history of mining in the Ruhrgebiet area and in visiting museums,
to set this project뭩 content apart.     Your creative hands are also called on to make a
program for the tower뭩 80th birthday!
Accommodation: You will be housed in a youth center
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: B?en is a very alive, green community in the eastern area of the Ruhrgebiet.
There are countless excursion possibilities to Dortmund, Munster, D?seldorf, Hamburg,
and Cologne.     It is interesting to follow the route of the formation, transformation, and
future of the area.
Camp Location: North Rhine-Westphalia: 30 km from Dortmund, 50 km from M?ster
Special Note: It is assumed that you have an interest in the material.      Working with the
children, and with the various presentational materials, is a fundamental element of the
camp.




ijgd 9345 A Step against Child Poverty
Dates: July 11    - August 1, 2009
Work: Study      / No. of volunteers: 16 / Age: 16-26 years
Location: Oberhausen / Airport: Dusseldorf / Train Station: Oberhausen
Project: One in every six children in Germany suffers from poverty.     One of the effects
of this poverty is the inequality in education.        The catholic Youth Center, 멏ie
Kurbel?is founding an international children뭩 academy, in order to fight against this
ever growing epidemic.      In this international academy, children and youth will be able
to come together and take part in educational and cultural activities.     However, they
can뭪 do this alone!     Working under the motto 멇nything is possible? you will renovate
rooms and give them their own ambiance and do 몀arketing?work with the locals.        This
will require your creativity and initiative to spread word of the facility, work with
children, run a street theater, plan a festival, fund raising, and the formation of their
very own website
Accommodation: You will be accommodated in a school
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: A rich art scene, Sea Life Aquarium, malls, canoeing, hiking, and climbing
make Oberhausen unique.       There are also countless travel possibilities to Dusseldorf,
Cologne, and Essen, as well as the Netherlands.




ijgd 9342 In Remembrance Of
Dates: July 18 -August 8, 2009 / Work: Work & Study
No. of volunteers: 17 / Age: 16-26
Location: M?felden-Walldorf / Airport: Frankfurt /Train Station: Waldron
Project: Even today many people don뭪 realize that many smaller 몊atellite?Nazi-run
concentration camps belonged to the larger, more well-known ones.           One of these
satellite camps lay in the city of M?folden-Walldorf, located 15 km south of Frankfurt.
1,700 Hungarian Jewish girls and women were deported from Auschwitz to Walldorf in
August of 1944 and set to the task of building the one of the first concrete roadways.
The story of this camp and its victims has been brought back through education.       The
focus of this camp is the memorial work on the grounds of the former concentration
camp through the restoration of the basement kitchen as well as dealing with the idea of
anti-Semitism.    You will be discussing the European history of anti-Semitism as well as
its conception in eastern vs. western countries, and the current issue of human rights.
You will take several excursions, for example to the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt and
the Anne Frank Center, where you will be invited to lectures by historians that will
discuss the past and the present with you.      Especially relevant will be stories of your
experiences in your home town.      Twice a week you will have the opportunity to work
with a professional musician to create music or discuss music that fights against
oppression and discrimination.    It is planned for grandchildren of Walldorf survivors,
now living in Hungary, Israel, and the US, to take part in the camp also.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Accommodation: You will be housed in a Walldorf school.
Free Time: M?felden-Walldorf offers many excursion possibilities to Frankfurt, Mainz,
Heidelberg, Wurzburg, or to the Rhine and Mosel Rivers.           You will be provided with
bikes in order to better discover the area.
Camp Location: Hesse; M?felden Walldorf 15 km south of Frankfurt, 30 km from Mainz,
50 km from Heidelberg.
Note: It is assumed you are prepared, emotionally and otherwise, to discuss this heart-
wrenching material.




ijgd 9407 What Rustles in the Salt Over There
Dates: August 1    - August 8, 2009
Work: Study / No. of volunteers: 15 / Age: 18-26 years
Location: Thuringen; from Eisfeld to Eisenach / Airport: Erfurt / Train Station:
Thuringen
Project: This athletic study camp will lead you along the mystic waters of the Werra
River, which runs right along the former German border.         The center of the river was
the dividing line between the former East and West German states.            Today however,
nature has taken back over and has left us with a green band along the valley.        As one
of the most polluted rivers of East Germany, the river still suffers from salt polluted
deposits.   It is this problem that we would like to explore.    We will get in contact with
people on site and undertake various protective measures.              If you would like to
experience the river live and learn more about its story, you are wholeheartedly invited
on   this   journey.      For    more   information    feel     free   to   contact   us   at:
akgrenzsprenger@googlemail.com.
Accommodation: You will sleep in small houses and in tents
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: You can hike along        the river, visit the city of Bad Salzungen, visit a
museum dedicated to this border, visit 껶onte Kali? the protected nature area of Rh?en,
as well as many other adventurous activities
Camp Location: Thuringen; From Eisfeld to Eisenach
Special Requirements: You should be especially interested in environment and history,
as well as be fit enough to paddle 20 km, and bring a sleeping bag, isomat, and sturdy
shoes
Note:   The camp will be divided into three parts.      The beginning will be in Eisfeld,
where you are introduced to the camp, and then you will paddle from Bad Salzungen to
H?schel, ending in Eisenach for the end of the camp.    Extra fee is € 80.




ijgd 9101 Open Yourself up to New Worlds
Dates: June 27 - July 19 2009
Work: SOCI & LANG / No. of volunteers: 10 /Age: 18-26
Location: Berlin- K?enick / Airport: Berlin / Train station: Berlin
Note: Extra fee for the language course 300€
Note: Basic knowledge of German is required for the language course as well as for
communicating with the residents
Project: You will be working with your co-camp members in a home for people with
mental handicaps, run by the Social Foundation of K?enick.        Your central task is to
organize and put on a summer festival, working with the residents of the home.            In
creating the festival your creativity reigns and you can even put an international theme
to the fest, including decorations, games, music, theater, and food.    You will also have
the opportunity to take small excursions with the residents.    Since they are occupied in
various workshops until the early afternoon, you will work 3 to 4 hours with them
during the late afternoon.    In addition to working with the residents, you will also
receive intensive German language lessons in the morning, with a focus on interacting
in everyday situations.    The instructors have experience in teaching German as a
second language and are also members of your team.
Accommodation: You will stay in multiple bed rooms at 껺ro-Social? a youth guest
house
Catering: During the week lunch will be provided for you by the home.        All other meals
will be prepared by the group.
Free Time: K?enick lies on the edge of Berlin, near two rivers, countless lakes and
pristine forests.    Inside your accommodation are club rooms, a party basement,
computer room, and a fitness center.    Berlin뭩 city center is easy to reach with public
transport; you will be provided with tickets.
Camp Location: Berlin




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Renovation




ijgd 9114 Make Sehlis a (more) beautiful Place!
Dates: 20/07/09-09/08/09
Work: RENO / No. of volunteers: 12 / Age: 16-26
Location: Taucha-Sehlis / Airport: Leipzig / Train station: Leipzig or Taucha
Project: The small city of Taucha is divided into various sections.        Under expert
leadership from the city you will become responsible for beautifying the Sehlis section
of Taucha.     You will help remove a former, now condemned, fire house; the foundation
needs to be removed by hand.     Afterward, a green area will take over the spot.   Later,
you and your team will undertake smaller tasks, such as painting bus shelters and
playgrounds.    One playground recently received new equipment in 2008 and needs a
fence.    A hiking path needs to be cut free from its overgrowth.    Maple trees need to
be removed from the area, through manually removing the saplings. In the event of bad
weather you will undertake projects in historical buildings in the area.
Accommodation: You will sleep either in bungalows or in a gymnasium.
Catering: Meals will be prepared together
Free Time: Leipzig is easily reached by tram and offers all of its attractions, such as
memorials, a historical city center, museums, a pool, parks, movie theaters, and a city
fest.    For more information please see www.taucha.de.
Camp Location: Saxony; 10 km east of Leipzig, Dresden 114 km, Chemnitz 90 km.




ijgd 9116 Live Mining and Nature with a Lively Team
Dates: August 23 - September 11, 2009
Work: RENO / No. of volunteers: 12 /Age: 18-26
Location: Felixsee ?Bohsdorf / Airport: Berlin / Train station: Spremberg
Note: Arrival day falls on a Sunday; departure on a Friday!!
Project: The Brandenburg branch of the Education Institute runs a leisure center, whose
name translates to 밯ee Mountain Castle?in the city of Spremberg and a Youth Center in
Felixsee, 15 km from Spremberg.       The Youth Center is located in quite an idyllic area
rich with forests right on Felix Lake, complete with a tower for viewing.      The goal of
the last few years has been to convert the many mines in the area into spaces where
children and youth can spend their free time.      This is the eighth workcamp here, and
this year your task is to help beautify the bungalows as well as erect play equipment on
the grounds and a large slide which has historical roots to the mines which once ruled
the area.   You will also have the opportunity to get to know the area and its locals and
help out with other projects.
Accommodation:     You will sleep in wooden bungalows
Catering: Meals will be prepared together
Free Time: You can swim in Felix Lake, play beach volleyball and soccer, ping pong,
and use the outdoor bowling lane and grill pit.   There are also stables and biking trails.
If you bring your own roller blades you can skate; bikes will be provided.               In
Spremberg there are also countless activities, such as a movie theater, bowling alley,
disco, skate park, and internet.    If you choose you can rent boats, mini golf, or try out
the high ropes course.
Camp Location: Brandenburg; ca. 120 km from Berlin und 20 km from Cottbus, there is
a bus connection between Spremberg and Felixsee
Internet: www.spremberg.stiftung-spi.de




ijgd 912 All Hands (and Feet) in!
Dates: June 27 - July 28, 2009
Work: RENO
No. of volunteers: 15
Age: 16-26
Location: Vichel/Rohrlack
Airport: Berlin
Train station: Neustadt/Dosse or Neuruppin
Note: Day of departure falls on a Saturday
Project: In Rohrlack and Vichel, facilities for the handicapped in the forms of
apartments and workshops have existed since 1997.       The social work is supported with
a strong relation between these two villages.     In 2005 side buildings and a large park
were developed, but there is a still lot to do!      Many hands, feet, heads, and much
optimism are still needed.    This year you will be caring for one of the older buildings
and will begin the construction of a clay oven.    You will also begin the cleaning tasks
that await around the facility.
Accommodation: You will sleep in tents in a nearby area to the work site
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: A minibus will be provided for excursions.     Berlin is easy to reach by train.
The dates of the camp were purposely set for the three weeks before the school
summer vacation starts in Berlin so that you have the opportunity to interact with the
locals before they depart the city.
Camp Location: Brandenburg; 12 km southwest of Neuruppin, 70 km northwest of Berlin.




ijgd 9224 An Adventure on the Castle Grounds
Dates: July 18 - August 8, 2009
Work: RENO / No. of volunteers: 12 / Age: 16-26
Location: Wrangelsburg / Airport: Berlin, Rostock-Laage / Train station: Z?sow
Project:   In fairytale like surroundings you can engage yourself in maintaining and
beautifying the grounds of the Wrangelsburg Castle, built in 1880, as well as its
neighboring historical buildings.   Here you will learn to use various tools and work with
disadvantaged youth from a local youth assistance center.          You will help build a
footbridge, restore windows, renovate former horse stalls, and learn how paper is made.
Accommodation: You will be housed in the castle itself
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Last year뭩 participants rave about their time at this camp.          The youth
assistance center will show you around town and organize some activities for you.     The
village of Wrangelsburg has a population of 162 and is isolated in its coastal area.
While you are there, the annual village festival will be taking place.     You can spend
much of your free time around and on the sea in boats.          The area lends itself to
exploration by bike.   On weekends you can travel to the Baltic Sea and nearby Poland.
A favorite destination is Greifswald with its gorgeous historic university buildings and
shopping opportunities.
Camp Location: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern; Greifswald 18 km, Stralsund 78 km.
ijgd 9236 Encounters at the Waldheim Foundation
Dates: July 4 - 5 2009
Work: RENO / No. of volunteers: 15 / Age: 16-26 years
Location: Cluvenhagen / Airport: Hamburg / Train station: Achim
Project: With a shovel, hoe, hammer, and paintbrush in hand you can put your
handiwork knowledge and creativity to the test. Diverse tasks are awaiting you, with
which you will beautify the outside grounds of the foundation of Waldheim in
Cluvenhagen. Friendly residents of the center will accompany you during all the
activities.   The residents here, of all ages and with some handicaps, look forward to
the summertime visits of the ijgd groups each year.        A high point of your weeks in
Cluvenhagen will be the Summerfest with your hosts, for which you will paint paintings
which are later sold as a fundraiser for the foundation.   Those who enjoy working with
their hands and being creative, as well as those who enjoy working with handicapped
people or want to give it a try will gain incredible experiences during this camp.
Accommodation: You will sleep in the classrooms of a nearby school.      A kitchen and all
sanitary facilities are available for your use.
Catering: You will cook together.
Free time: In good weather you can use the small pool on the grounds of the center.     A
nearby small lake and the beautiful surroundings of the facility are easily reachable by
bike.   The gym is available for various games.       Excursions to the nearby cities of
Bremen, Hamburg, and the North Sea are possible on weekends.
Camp Location: Lower Saxony, 30 km southeast of Bremen, 100 km north of Hannover




ijgd 9243 Renovate Recreation Areas on the Baltic Sea
Dates: August 29-September 19, 2009
Work: RENO / No. of volunteers: 15 / Age: 16-26 years
Location: Kieler F?de / Airport: Hamburg / Train station: Kiel
Project: With shovel, hoe, and rake in hand, you will help beautivy the grounds of the 껳
ahlenberg?youth center.     After a hard day뭩 work on a hot day, you can jump straight
into the Baltic Sea to cool off!    Along with the strenuous work, your creative touch is
needed for the construction of a relaxation spot on the grounds.     Also planned, if time
remains, is work on the second building of the organization, right on the Brahmsee.
Transportation here will be organized by the youth center.       There you will find more
swimming and canoeing opportunities.
www.brahmsee.info
Free Time: You will live and work on the edge of Kiel, about 13 km from the city center.
With its 200,000 residents you will have countless leisure time activities, such as bars,
movie theaters, museums, and shopping.        On the weekends you can take trips to
Hamburg and other coastal cities.     Even better, enjoy the ocean air right on your
doorstep!
Accommodation: You will be housed at the Kahlenberg Youth Center, right on the Baltic
Sea
Catering: On weekdays the center will provide the food, on the weekends you will cook
for yourselves
Camp Location: Schleswig-Holstein; Hamburg 100 km, Flensburg 80 km.




ijgd 9310 Learning Abounds with Old City Walls
Dates: July 18 - August 1, 2009
Work: RENO / No. of volunteers: 12 / Age: 16-26 years
Location: K?igsberg / Airport: Frankfurt   / Train station: Schweinfurt
Project: Right in the center of Konigsberg lie the restored ruins of the twelfth century
Stauferburg Fortress.   Your task is to make this large historic city wall appear as it
once did.   Under expert leadership you will work on the wall and with stones, mix and
apply mortar, and remove excess branches along the path.      The work will be physically
challenging at times, but being right in the middle of this historical majesty you will
learn a lot about the care of historical monuments.
Accommodation: You will sleep in the rooms of the city hall, in the center of Konigsberg
Catering: Meals will be prepared together.
Free Time: The small city of Konigsberg is famous for its traditional German framed
houses, as if it were straight out of a picture book.    There is an indoor pool, sports
facility, and endless hiking trails in the area.   It is also possible to visit the city of
Wurzburg, where you can visit UNESCO World Heritage sites or the Marienberg Fort.
Other side excursion possibilities are the cities of Bamberg and Coburg.
Camp Location: Bavaria; 46 km north of Wurzburg




ijgd 9314 Labyrinth Construction on the Limes World Heritage Site
Dates: 20/07/2009-09/08-2009
Work: RENO
No. of volunteers: 15
Age: 16-26
Location: Ruffenhofen
Airport: Nuremberg, Munich
Train station: Ansbach with a bus connection via Dinkelsb?l towards Wittelshofen
Project: Have you ever worked in or around a World Heritage Site?           Here뭩 your
opportunity!   During these three weeks you will work with a group on the construction
of a stone Roman labyrinth.      The project will take place on the grounds of the Roman
Park of Ruffenhofen, which along with its Roman fort and Lagerdorf, has been a part of
the World Heritage Site of Limes since July 2005.        Besides an introduction to the
symbols and symbolism of the labyrinth and the theme of World Heritage, Limes and the
construction of the Roman park, you will have the opportunity to work on caring for the
surrounding land, which is about 40 hectares.    Sturdy shoes are required for the work
Accommodation: You will be housed in a 220 square meter apartment in the city hall of
Wittelshofen, which is ca 2 km from the park.     It contains a basic kitchen, 5 rooms, 2
showers, a bathtub and toilet.
Catering: You will cook together
Free Time: On weekends you have the opportunity to take excursions to the nearby
towns of Dinkelsb?l and Rothenburg on the famous Romantic Road of Germany, or to
Nuremberg or Munich.       Hiking possibilities abound in the surrounding untouched
landscape around Hessel Mountain, the highest mountain of Middle Franken, while ideal
swimming and water sport opportunities are available in the bordering Frankish lakes.
Camp Location: Bavaria; 60 km southwest of Nuremberg, 125 km northwest of Munich,
the Ruffenhofen park is north of the Danube River near Baden-Wuertemberg.




ijgd 9319 Pimp the Youth Centre
Dates: July 25-August 15, 2009
Work: RENO
No. of volunteers: 15
Age: 16-26
Location: Nuremburg
Airport: Nuremburg
Train station: Nuremburg
Project: The Youth House of Gostenhof, affectionately dubbed 껯ost?is a development
of the Youth Office of the City of Nuremberg.    Here, children and young adults between
the ages of 6 and 25 visit Gost to spend some of their leisure time.            The outside
grounds offer sitting areas as well as fields for various sports.    Your task is to beautify
these outer grounds to make them more attractive for its visitors.        A grill pit will be
built, and the entrance areas and facades need to be renovated.          The Gost logo will
also be designed by you and painted on the entrance.     Of course, all tasks will be done
under expert leadership and supported by Gost visitors. Gost lies right in the center of
Nuremberg, therefore you will have endless possibilities to explore this remarkable city.
For more information please see www.nuernberg.de.
Accommodation: You will be accommodated in the rooms of Gost, which was recently
renovated and is above standard.    www.jugendhaus-gost.de
Catering: You will cook as a group, the fully furnished kitchen of the Center is available
for your use.
Free Time: Nuremberg lies in the heart of Franken and offers quite a selection of
leisure activities along with picture perfect locations such as the Kaiserberg.         The
nearby Frankish area of Switzerland is also well worth a visit.
Camp Location: Bavaria; 180 km from Munich




ijgd 9324 Intermixation Sensation, Rebuilding of a Cultural Center
Dates: August 29- September 12, 2009
Work: RENO
No. of volunteers: 14
Age: 18-26
Location: Gutersloh
Airport: Hannover
Train Station: Gutersloh
Project: DIE WEBEREI is Gutersloh뭩 center for art, culture, and communication.          This
Cultural Center is located in a wonderful, government protected factory building with a
huge beer garden right in its park.       The offerings of DIE WEBEREI extend from
concerts, theater, discos and day care all the way to crafts for seniors and the
handicapped as well as dance and drum workshops.         Artistic abilities are discovered
and nurtured in the attached Youth Art School.      The main goal of Die Weberei is to
make culture and its free time activities accessible to people from all walks of life, such
as through a free live event every Thursday.          Your help is needed with various
renovation efforts in and around the building.
Accommodation: You will be accommodated in rooms of the Culture Center
Catering: Cooking will be done as a group.
Free Time:. Gutersloh is a young city.    Extensive side excursion possibilities exist to
Munster, Bielefeld, or Hannover.       The Weberei team looks forward to a beach
volleyball tournament with your group!    During your stay here you can take part in all
Weberei events free of charge!    Also run by the Weberei is a recreation area that you
are also welcome to use.
Camp Location: North-Rhine Westphalia; 15 km from Bielefeld, 60 km from Munster




ijgd 9328 Live Diversity-Create a Home
Dates: August 22-September 5, 2009
Work: RENO
No. of volunteers: 12
Age: 16-26
Location: Sonsbeck
Airport: Dusseldorf
Train station: Geldern
Project: The former convent in Sonsbeck is now a home for people with various
handicaps.    Together with other participants, you will build an artistic fire pit in a
section of the park on the grounds.     Here, the residents will be able to grill out and
have parties.    You will also create a recreation room for the residents.    The fire pit
will be built out of natural stones and plaster.   Working in teams, benches will also be
built in a creative manner using stones and natural stone walls.   Additionally, plants and
other greenery need to be planted to beautify the grounds.     You will also have contact
with and work with the residents; you should therefore be ready to be involved with
handicapped people.      At the end, an international grill party is planned with the
residents.
Accommodation: You will be accommodated in rooms of the home
Catering: Meals will be prepared together.
Free Time: The Sonsbeck Society lies right on the gorgeous Lower Rhine, nearby the
Dutch border.     The workers of the center will organize a trip for the group to the
historical Xanten, where you will tour the archeological park and the new Roman
museum.      In Xanten there is also a beautiful outdoor pool and a high ropes course.
The area is perfect for biking.   There are tons of excursion possibilities, to Cologne,
Dusseldorf, or to the Netherlands.   You can also use the pool or bowl in the house.     If
there is interest, you can grill or play volleyball or soccer with the Scouts of Geldern-
Kapellen.
Camp Location: North-Rhine Westphalia; 60 km northwest of Dusseldorf, 100 km north
of Cologne




ijgd 9330 Flows of Color in the Volcanic Eifel
Dates: July 11 - August 1, 2009
Work: CONS / No. of volunteers: 16
Age: 18-26
Location: Gerolstein
Airport: Cologne
Train Station: Gerolstein
Project: Art, creativity, and nature are the center point in this workcamp!   Your artistic
abilities are being summoned: in two schools you will be creating new murals and other
colorful accents on the walls.     Additionally, you will build a wooden pavilion in the
schoolyard.    Last but not least are the projects in nature preservation: you will rebuild
a glacial cave and maintain facilities already set up on the grounds.
Accommodation: You will be accommodated in a school.
Catering: Cooking will be done together.
Free Time: Gerolstein is a quaint yet appealing small town in the heart of the volcanic
Eifel.   Vast forests and striking rock cliffs of the Dolomite Mountain Range are some of
the landmarks of the area.        You can choose from countless free time activities:
swimming, hiking, tours of local breweries, a visit to the Geo-Park, tours through the
Greif Bird Park, or excursions to Cologne, Trier, or Luxembourg.
Camp Location: Rhineland-Palatinate; Gerolstein lies 100 km south of Cologne und 90
km north of Trier;




ijgd 9334 밬nder Construction?Garden Construction and bringing color to life
Dates: July 4 - 5 2009
Work: CONS / No. of volunteers: 13
Age: 16-26
Location: Bad Salzuflen
Airport: Bad Salzuflen
Train station: Hannover
Project: The multimedia based Youth Center, ?on Sch?mar?needs your help to shine in
all its glory again!    The inside area is well equipped: there are various workrooms,
foosball, disco, comfortable sitting areas and computer terminals with internet.        The
outside area however, needs a bit of work.       The outer fa?de, which is made completely
out of wood, needs a new coat of paint.        A few maintenance tasks on the terrace are
also on the plan.   The second main task is redoing the grounds of the facility.    A beach
volleyball court and grill pit are on hand, but new greenery and flowers need to be
planted, as well as a spice garden.     If enough time remains, you can let your creative
side shine by building sculptures to decorate the grounds.      You will select the plants to
be planted on a day tour to the Netherlands with the workers of the youth center.
Accommodation: You will be housed in the youth center of @on-Sch?mar.
Catering: You will cook together.
Free time:. In the youth center you can play foosball, listen to music, and sometimes
there are concerts in the disco there.       The grounds of the facility are quite large and
there is beach volleyball and a grill pit.    The youth center will organize a weekend trip
to Berlin for you.      The cities of Munster, Bielefeld, Hannover, and Osnabruck are
nearby and convenient to visit.     However, the neighboring area is beautiful as well and
offers many outdoors activities, such as a canoe tour or a visit to the open air museum.
Camp Location: North-Rhine Westphalia; 20 km from Bielefeld, 90 km southwest from
Hannover




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Social Projects




ijgd 9100 Show your ideas in the evening sun
Dates: August 1 - August 23, 2009
Work: SOCI
No. of volunteers: 10
Age: 18-26
Location: Berlin-Lichtenberg
Airport: Berlin
Train Station: Berlin
Project: In this project you will help care for the residents of the nursing home 밃
bendsonne?     You will assist the caregivers with food distribution as well as organize
and put on various activities for the residents, such as games, movement, or attend
other events with them.       You can read with the residents or go for walks with them (on
foot or in wheelchairs).      Another very important task is the special care of bedridden
residents, examples of activities with them are singing and other musical activities play
games, or simply converse with them.        You are invited to bring all your creative ideas
and put an international flair onto the activities.
Accommodation: You will sleep in multiple bed rooms in the 껺ro-Social?youth guest
house.
Catering: Lunches will be prepared by the nursing home.              All other meals will be
prepared as a group.
Free Time: At your accommodation in Lichtenberg, club rooms, a party basement,
computer room, and fitness center are right at your fingertips. Berlin is easily reachable
by public transport; a ticket for which you will be provided with.         The Marzahner 밎
arden of the World?is a great place to visit and simply relax.
Camp Location: Berlin-Lichtenberg.
Special Requirement: Knowledge of German is a prerequisite for participation in this
camp
Note: A ticket for using the local public transport will be provided for you




ijgd 9240 Children뭩 Games and Adventure
Dates: July 18 - August 8, 2009
Work: SOCI
No. of volunteers: 15
Age: 18-26
Location: Wismar
Airport: Wismar
Train Station: Hamburg
Project: Do you enjoy playing with children?          Do you want to ensure that the children
of Wismar have an awesome school vacation?             If you answered yes to either of these
questions, this camp is for you!      In Wismar, over 100 kids between the ages of 6 and
10 take part daily in a large vacation camp made just for them.       Every day runs under a
different motto.       Help out by bringing your creative and original ideas for sports or
games.     Games, songs, and crafts from your home country give the camp its
international flair.    During the first week you will have time to plan for the following
two weeks, in which you will care for the children along with teachers.
Accommodation: You will live in the 꼂agenburg? a small camp with wagons, a grill pit,
a clay oven, and an unbeatable adventure spirit.   (www.bauernscheune-wismar.de).
Catering: You will cook as a group
Free Time: In the 꼂agenburg? you can play volleyball and soccer.             Bikes will be
provided so you can explore the Baltic Sea and the city center.      The city of Wismar
(www.wismar.de) is one of the prettiest and oldest of the hanseatic cities on the coast
of the Baltic Sea.     This 밷rick city?is a World Heritage Site and is definitely worth
seeing.   Further excursions are possible to L?eck, Rostock, or to Poel Island.
Camp Location: Mecklenburg-Pomerania; Wismar lies on the coast of the Baltic Sea
between the hanseatic cities of L?eck and Rostock




ijgd 9242 Vacation Care on the Baltic Sea
Dates: July 25 - August 22, 2009
Work: SOCIAL
No. of volunteers: 15 / Age: 18-26
Location: Kiel
Airport: Hamburg / Train station: Kiel
Special Requirements: Level 2 knowledge of English or German
Note: This camp is 4 weeks long. During the first week you will have time to get to
know each other, Kiel, and your surroundings.       The following days you will work 8
hours per day!
Project: The Falkenstein Youth Village lies right in the heart of the Kiel fjords.   Here,
an annual week-long vacation program for children aged 6-13 takes place, right on the
beach.    Together with other helpers, you will put on this program.      Each week has a
different motto: 밠agic? 밫he Vikings? or 밊alkenstein Idol?are just a few ideas.
Through this camp you can attain valuable experiences in pedagogic.          If you enjoy
being around kids, doing crafts, or building sand castles, this camp is perfect for you.
Ideas and games or crafts from your home country are welcome.          Since the kids will
return home during the afternoons, you will have plenty of time to spend on the beach
or around a bonfire.
Accommodation: You will live with other youth in a roof-only structure, similar to a tent,
on the grounds of the camp.
Catering: You will cook for yourselves, however, on project days food will be provided
and you will eat with the children.
Free Time:        On evenings when the sun shines on the beach, located directly next to
the camp grounds, you can swim in the Baltic Sea, relax, play volleyball or ping pong, or
enjoy a cozy evening grilling out.      Kiel, population 200,000 offers a full range of free
time activities: movie theaters, bars, pubs, museums, and of course shopping.            Due to
the fact that the camp is located a bit outside of the city, excursions there are only
possible on free days.
Camp Location: Schleswig-Holstein, 100 km north of Hamburg, 80 km south of
Flensburg




ijgd 9305 3 in 1:Build, care for, green-ify
Dates: August 1- 2, 2009
Work: SOCI & ENVI
No. of volunteers: 12
Age: 16-26
Location: Vaterstetten
Airport: Munich
Train Station: Vaterstetten
Project: Change things up within the gates of Munich!        During the first week you will
work with children and build wooden huts during their vacation.           The tots need your
support and care and are looking forward to getting to know you.         Hut construction will
end with a festival and a giant bonfire!      During the second week you will care for the
children and youth of the nearby community center.          Bring along your creative ideas
and games from your home country, as you will be in charge of creating fun programs
for the children.     During the third week you will undertake various nature protection
measures to care for biotopes, as well as maintain hedges and lawns.               Bikes will be
provided for your commute between your accommodation and the work site, as well as
to   aid   your    exploration   of   the   area.   For   further    information    please   see
www.vaterstetten.de.
Accommodation: You will sleep in a furnished youth center.          www.juz-vaterstetten.de
Catering: The group will cook together or eat with the youth.
Camp Location: Munich is a short 20 minute ride away, where all the offerings of a big
city await.   The workers at your place of accommodation will give you lots of tips for
your free time and also lead activities.        In good weather you can swim in the local
outdoor pool or the lake.    Bavaria; 20 km east of Munich.
9305 Vaterstetten 01.08. – 22.08.2009:
Good knowledge of German and pedagogical interests and talents are prerequisites for
participation!!!




ijgd 9332 Around the World in 12 Days
Dates: July 25-August 17, 2009
Work: SOCI
No. of volunteers: 15
Age: 18-26
Location: Bad Oeynhausen
Airport: Hannover / Train Station: Bad Oeynhausen
Special Requirements: Good German knowledge and pedagogical Interests are essential!
Project: The city of Bad Oeynhausen is once again organizing a two week long vacation
camp for 150 children aged 6-13.       This year뭩 motto 밃round the world in 12 days?
the program will take you to a new country each day.        The children will learn about
each country through history lessons, games, crafts, and of course stories from you.
Feel free to contribute by bringing flags, typical recipes, dances, traditional clothing, or
other items you may think of, be creative!        You will also be building huts, taking
excursions, and spending a night with the kids.    During the first week you will prepare
the program with teachers, during the second and third weeks you will be carrying out
the camp with the children.
Accommodation: You will sleep in a nearby youth center
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group.
Free Time: Bad Oeynhausen offers a colorful cultural scene, old architecture, but also
cute little cafes and ferries along the river.    Excursions to Bielefeld, Hannover, or
Hamburg are possible.     At the youth center you can play pool, ping pong, or foosball.
Camp Location: North Rhine-Westphalia; Bielefeld 30 km, Hannover 80 km.
Good German knowledge required


ijgd 9337 Vacation in a Teepee Village
Dates: July 4 - July 25, 2009
No. of volunteers: 10
Age: 18-26 years
Location: Dortmund I
Airport: Dusseldorf
Train station: Dortmund
Special Requirements: Good knowledge of German and a pedagogical interest are
important
Project: The biggest Native American teepee in the world is located here in Dortmund,
and it is here at 껧IG TIPI?and its 22,000 square meter grounds that many youth and
children spend their summer free time.      After an introduction you will help look after
the kids who are participating in a summer program entitled 밢ne World-Following the
Cultural Trail?      You will organize games and crafts, such as building musical
instruments and dancing.    This camp will be held in cooperation with an educational
society called Experience, Learn, Live (www.e-l-e.de).
Accommodation: You will live in the teepees.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time:    In the youth center you can play pool or foosball, do karaoke, and use the
internet.   Dortmund has both indoor and outdoor pools, and a park. You can also watch
a BVB Dortmund soccer game!       The city center is only 7 minutes away; Dortmund has
a very central location which is convenient for trips to Bochum, Cologne, and Hamburg.
Camp Location: North Rhine-Westphalia; 20 km northeast from Bochum, 90 km
northeast von K?n.
Good German knowledge required


ijgd 9338 In the Middle of the Action
Dates: July 11 - August 1, 2009
Work: SOCI
No. of volunteers: 12
Age: 18-26 years
Location: Dortmund -Scharnhorst
Airport: Dusseldorf
Train Station: Dortmund
Special Requirements: Excellent German knowledge
and a pedagogic interest are essential
Project: Your helping hands are called on to work with a summer program in Dortmund
for children and youth ages 6 to 20.      The 밵entrum?youth center is a large, modern
building with an internet caf? rec room, band practice rooms, and large outer grounds.
The adventure area has sporting fields, horse stalls, and a fire pit.   During the first two
weeks of camp a summer program for the youth will be taking place, offering games,
sports, and other creative activities.   During the third week activities will be offered at
the 멊lue Place? on the outer grounds of the facility.       After an introduction you will
jump right in helping with and organizing the activities, including working with the
horses.
Accommodation: You will be housed in the youth center.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: In the youth center you can play pool or foosball, use the musical facilities
and the internet.     Dortmund has outdoor and indoor pools, parks, a soccer field,
museums, bars, shops, and of course you can go see a BVB Dortmund soccer game!
Dortmund뭩 central location makes it prime for taking trips to other cities, such as
Bochum, Cologne, and Hamburg.
Camp Location: North Rhine-Westphalia; 20 km northeast of Bochum, 90 km northeast
of Cologne
Good German knowledge required


ijgd 9339 Play, Build, Find Friends in Rahm
Dates: July 4 - July 25, 2009
No. of volunteers: 12
Age: 17-26 years
Location: Dortmund-Rahm III
Airport: Dusseldorf
Train station: Dortmund
Special Requirement: Good German knowledge is required
Project: Summer time=vacation time!           You will help the Youth Center prepare
adventures for children and youth aged 4-18 where they will have the summer of a
lifetime!   The center has 12,000 square meters of land and will offer many different
activities for the youth.   These include pool, foosball, internet, fitness, a bike workshop,
hut building, water balloons, a fire pit, and various sports activities.           After an
introduction you will work directly with the youth.    Additionally, you will help renovate
parts of the grounds.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: In the center you can play pool or foosball, karaoke, and use the internet.
You can also see a BVB Dortmund soccer game!           Also in Dortmund are pools, a park,
museums, bars, and a soccer field.          Dortmund뭩 central location makes trips to
surrounding cities such as Bochum, Cologne, and Hamburg.
Camp Location: North Rhine-Westphalia; 20 km northeast of Bochum, 90 km northeast
of K?n.
Good German knowledge required
ijgd 9340 Vacation in the City
Dates: July 4 - July 25, 2009
Work: SOCI         / No. of volunteers: 10
Age: 18-26 years
Location: Dortmund-Eichlinghofen IV
Airport: Dusseldorf
Train Station: Dortmund
Special Requirements: Good knowledge of German is absolutely essential!
Project: The youth center of Eichlinghofen is run by the city of Dortmund and annually
offers a vacation program for children and youth.     During the first week a tent camp
out is scheduled; during the second week trips are planned to the nearby lake.       Here
you will lead various sports and games, such as canoeing, swimming, and other water
activites.   After an introduction you will jump right in and work directly with the kids.
One of your main tasks will be food service, you will prepare meals and drinks; it would
be great if you brought your culinary artistry from home!     Your help is also needed to
run the vacation program.
Accommodation: You will be housed in tents on a campground on the youth center
grounds.     Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Dortmund has indoor and outdoor pools, a park, various museums, and you
can even see a BVB Dortmund soccer game.         Dortmund뭩 central location is prime for
taking excursions to other nearby cities such as Bochum, Cologne, and Hamburg.
Camp Location: North Rhine-Westphalia; 20 km northeast of Bochum, 90 km northeast
of Cologne.




ijgd 9346 Children and International Vacation Fun
Dates: July 2 - July 21, 2009
No. of volunteers: 15
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Huckelhoven
Airport: Dusseldorf
Train station: Baal
Special Requirements: A basic knowledge of German and a pedagogic talent are
desirable
Project: The motto of this year뭩 vacation camp for children is 꼁acation Fun
International?   70 children await the two-week-long camp of fun and games you will
have prepared for them!     Together with the other group members and caregivers from
H?kelhoven you will run a camp for children during their school vacation.        Not only
games and crafts are on the plan, but you will also do bike tours and interesting trips
with the children, make music, play soccer and volleyball, grill out and organize a disco.
At the end you will celebrate an international peace festival with the children.   Please
bring game and craft ideas from your home country!        Recipes, sport and game ideas of
any kind, as well as any other ideas you may have are more than welcome!         The first
part of camp will consist of an introduction and preparation for the camp.
Accommodation: You will sleep in a school or a youth hostel.
Catering: You will cook as a group.
Free Time: H?kelhoven lies near the German-Dutch border: meaning that you will have
countless travel opportunities, not only to the very interesting cities of Cologne and
Dusseldorf, but also to the Netherlands, i.e. the gorgeous city of Roermond.    The Youth
Center offers foosball and pool.      The city will also be organizing a 2-day climbing
adventure.    Also a possibility is a rafting tour on the Ruhr.
Camp Location: North-Rhine Westphalia; 50 km southwest of Dusseldorf, 80 km west of
Cologne




ijgd 9414 Children Children!
Dates: June 27 - July 18, 2009
No. of volunteers: 15
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Osterwieck
Airport: Hannover or Berlin
Train Station: Halberstadt or Vienenburg
Project: In Osterwieck you will help look after children aged 3-10 in a kindergarten and
grade school.    In an age-based manner you will teach the kids about the culture of your
home country.      The children are already looking forward to playing with you, singing,
making crafts, hearing fairy tales and stories from all over the world, and much, much
more.     Bring ideas for games, music, crafts, and recipes from home with, such as
pictures, educational material, maps, and books about your home.      During the first few
days you will have time to plan the project and get the ball rolling on a great program
with your group.    (www.osterwieck.de)
Accommodation: You will live in a house run by the Catholic Church of Osterwieck.
Catering: Meals will be prepared together
Free Time: The hiking in the Harz region is unbeatable, and trips to the romantic
Quedlinburg, dating back to the middle ages, or to Halberstadt and Magdeburg are
possible.   On site you can grill out, relax, play various sports; on hot days you can jump
into the nearby lake.    (www.harzinfo.de).
Camp Location: Saxony-Anhalt; Braunschweig 50 km, Magdeburg 85 km.




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CONSTRUCTION




ijgd 9312 Give the Reservoir a New Face
Dates: April 4 - April 18, 2009
No. of volunteers: 15     / Age: 16-26 years
Location: Rangendingen / Airport: Stuttgart      / Train station: Hechlingen
Project: The idyllic reservoir in Rangendingen, which was originally used to protect the
city from high flood waters, will morph into a playground and adventure/recreation area
with your assistance.     You are a member of a team, which, under expert leadership,
will build a cable ferry over the lake, along with a water playground with sitting stones
and an Archimedean screw.       A path along the lake will be a natural draw for visitors of
all ages, turning the reservoir into a beloved leisure destination.     During the week of
Easter you will have off from Good Friday to Easter Monday and can travel, but the
remaining days you will work 6.5 hours per day.
Accommodation: The large community house in the center of Rangendingen will be your
accommodation.
Catering: You will cook together
Free Time: Diverse free time activities await both in and around Rangendingen.          The
Hohenzollern Fortress (850 meters high!        www.preussen.de) is one of the prettiest and
most visited fortresses in all of Europe.      From there you have an unbeatable view of
the Swabian Alps.       Stuttgart is also not far; there you can visit museums, shop, or
simply walk around town!
Camp Location: Baden-Wuerttemberg; 70 km south of Stuttgart
ijgd 9322 Art and Climate Change
Dates: July 11 - August 1, 2009
Work: CONS / No. of volunteers: 15 / Age: 16-26 years
Location: Regensburg / Airport: Munich or Nuremberg / Train station: Regensburg
Project: Let your creative side run free!     In addition to renovating a playground, you
can add to it by designing a mosaic and building it with tiles, painting, and cleaning it.
You will work geo-ecologic energy while following in the footsteps of the Celts and the
Romans in order so that these new eco-friendly measures and history can be
experienced by all.   Nearby several environmentally interesting and precious habitats
exist, which you will work in and improve.
Accommodation: You will sleep in cots in a common room furnished with a kitchen
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Camp Location: Regensburg, population 150,000, lies at the northernmost point of the
Danube River. The city center dates back to the middle ages and has been dedicated as
a UNESCO World Heritage Site.        Located right on the edge of the Bavarian Forest, it
has gorgeous surroundings while still offering a large selection of leisure activities,
including pools, a lively city, and sightseeing.   The city center is easy reachable by bus
and on foot.
Camp Location: Bavaria; 12 km north of Munich, 100 km south of Nuremberg, 200 km
from Prague.




ijgd 9327 Create a Fabulous Adventure for Children
Dates: August 22-September 5, 2009
Work: CONS / No. of volunteers: 14 / Age: 16-26 years
Location: Recklinghausen / Airport: Dusseldorf / Train Station: Recklinghausen
Project: The adventure center 껧auspielfarm?in Recklinghausen is moving!         The center
will be much improved with the addition of additional game areas, animal areas, and a
high cable course.    Your help is being asked to share in the task of building a lower
ropes course with artistic obstacles designed by you.      The designing of the par course
will also need your delicate creative touch!       Worry not, there are more diverse tasks
awaiting you!
Accommodation:. You will live in large tents on the grounds of the center
Catering: You will cook as a group
Free Time: Countless leisure activities await you.      For one, you can try out the ropes
courses on site, go canoeing on the Lippe River, and take trips to the sights in and
around Recklinghausen.       The Ruhrgebiet area contains many great cities such as
Dortmund, Essen, or Munster.      You also have the opportunity to hang out with some of
the locals and get to know the area with them.
Camp Location: North-Rhine Westphalia; 75 km southwest of M?ster, 35 km northeast
of Dortmund, 200 km southeast of Amsterdam




ijgd 9329 Sport and Nature
Dates: September 5- September 26, 2009
No. of volunteers: 12 / Age: 16-26 years / Location: Nieste and Jugendburg
Sensenstein
Airport: Hannover / Train station: Kassel /Note: A handywork talent is desirable
Project: Nieste and the Sesenstein Youth and Sport Center lies in a charming area right
in the middle of the Meissner-Kaufunger Forest.          Your support is much needed!
During the first week you will work on the grounds of the center to build an observation
deck.    During the remaining two weeks you will help to renovate three day care
centers, by building new playground equipment and repairing the old, painting, and
caring for the grounds of the facility.
Accommodation: You will sleep in the youth center, which leaves no stone unturned for
sport activities; you can use the beach volleyball court, pool, and even the workshop.
Catering: Meals will be provided by the center
Free Time: What else could there possible be?!          Your team can participate in a
workshop where you test your pottery skills.      You can take trips locally, seeing the
historical sites of the town or the forest; or visit the cities of Kassel, Gottingen, or
Fulda.   The forest is surrounded by folklore and legends that you can investigate.
 (www.nieste-online.de, www.jufkk.de).
Camp Location: Hesse; 10 km from Kassel, 50 km from Gottingen, 100 km from Fulda.




ijgd 9333 Field of Dreams
Dates: August 1- August 22, 2009
No. of volunteers: 15 / Age: 16-26 years /Location: Bielefeld
Airport: Hannover / Train Station: Bielefeld
Note: Work will be physically challenging at times
Project: The city of Bielefeld is calling on you to help clean and rebuild a playground, to
return it to such a condition that the neighborhood children can use it once again.    You
will repair the existing play equipment, the sandboxes and other defect areas.         The
ground around the playground needs a lot of work to be a safe surface, pathways need
to be laid, and additional safety measures need to be taken.    However, your creativity
is also needed to make the playground colorful and decorative once again.     At the end,
there will be a playground-warming party for the kids and their parents (and you too!),
which your group will also organize.
Accommodation: You will sleep in the Niederm?lenkamp Youth Center.
Catering: You will cook together
Free Time: Bielefeld, population 300,000, lies right on the edge of the Teutoburg Forest.
The city offers quite the free time and cultural selection, i.e. music and theater, movie
theaters, bars, pubs, etc.   In the Youth Center you can play pool or ping pong, play a
round of foosball, or use the free internet.       Hiking is also prime in this area.
Excursion possibilities to Hannover, Osnabruck, or Munster also exist.
Camp Location: North-Rhine Westphalia; Bielefeld lies 50 km east of Munster,
Hannover 80 km




ijgd 9325 Create Nature Space for Kids
Dates: July 25 - August 15, 2009
Work: KIDS
No. of volunteers: 15
Age: 16-26
Location: Krefeld
Airport: Dusseldorf
Train station: Krefeld
Project: You are asked upon to renovate the outer grounds of a day care center in a
nature friendly manner.      Together with experts from the Parks and Open Spaces
Department you will undertake various tasks to create a play area while keeping the
original nature there.   You will lay a river channel with a bed out of stones.       Tree
stumps will be leveled so that the kids can stand on them and play.      Additionally you
will pull out your creative side while you build wind games and musical instruments.
Accommodation: You will be accommodated in the day care center
Catering: You will cook as a group
Camp Location: Krefeld offers quite a culture and free time selection: museums, zoos,
outdoor pools, cafes, bars, pubs, and a bowling alley.         There are also excursion
possibilities to the Rhine River, to Cologne, Bonn, Dusseldorf, and other cities in the
region.
Area: North-Rhine Westphalia; 20 km northwest of D?seldorf, 60 km north of Cologne
Note: Work may be physically challenging at times




ijgd 9300 On your mark, get set, go!
Dates: 16/06/2009-10/07-2009
Work: CONS
No. of volunteers: 12
Age: 16-26
Location: Euerbach
Airport: Frankfurt
Project: Various tasks await in Euerbach, a small community near Schweinfurt.        Your
task will be to help build playgrounds in the small communities of Obbach and Euerbach;
you will be assisted by parents and other community members.      This project will take a
little manual labor, but if you want to learn new things in this area and want to put your
muscles to use, you are in the right spot!
Accommodation: You will sleep in a cozy house on the Euerbach camp grounds
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Euerbach lies about 8km west of Schweinfurt.      Worth seeing are the castle
and the very well maintained Jewish Cemetery.       You can test out a nearby swimming
hole or travel to Wurzburg, where you can see UNESCO World Heritage sites.       You can
also travel to nearby Frankfurt, Bamberg, or Coburg.
Age: 16 - 26 years




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Nature & Environment




ijgd 9105 Greenery: smack dab in a metropolis
Dates: June 27 - July 19, 2009
Work: ENVI
No. of volunteers: 15
Age: 18-26
Location: Berlin-Lichtenberg
Airport: Berlin
Train Station: Berlin
Project: Creative, cosmopolitan, enthralling뾲his is Berlin, the pulsating capitol on the
Spree River.      Spread throughout Berlin you can find recreation areas, green parks,
small woods, and protected nature reserves.       Despite the overwhelmingly attractive
city, the landscape has been unrecognizable for decades. Under expert leadership you
and your fellow team members will care for these green spaces and further enhance
them.   This work includes: nurturing these nature places, erecting observation decks,
repairing pathways and the infrastructure, as well as supporting with the harvest.     Your
team will look after the following stations: 1) Naturschutzstation Malchow in the
Lichtenberg area, between large apartment complexes and a nature area worth keeping
based on its diverse flora and fauna.
 2) Landschaftspark Herzberge is a former industrial bracket that was converted into a
park.
3) Regionalpark Barnimer Feldmark in the northeast of Berlin has an area of 43,000
hectors, a nature area worth protecting located right in the middle of the city.
Accommodation: You will stay in the 껺ro-Social?youth hostel
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: The K?enick section of Berlin lies on the edge of the city area, directly near
two rivers, countless lakes, and spacious forests.      The youth hostel you will be staying
in offers a club room, basement party area, computers, and a fitness room.         The city
center is easily reachable with public transportation; tickets will be provided for you.
Camp Location: Berlin




ijgd 9113 Your Stitch is Missing in the Web of Trails
Dates: July 25 - August 16, 2009
No. of volunteers: 15
Work: ENVI
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Rangsdorf
Airport: Berlin-Schoenefeld, Berlin-Tegel
Train station: Rangsdorf
Special Requirements: It is very important to be able to ride a bike, since it is your main
means to reach the worksite
Project: Your camp is located in Rangsdorf, an area full of nature, 15 km south of Berlin.
In order to make the fields, prairies, forests, as well as the Rangsdorf Lake accessible,
an interconnecting network of hiking trails has been in progress since 2005; each year
it is added onto.    Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BBI) has been of great assistance to this
project and is one of your project partners.        Under expert leadership from the area
Landscape Care Society, the trail network will be continued and designed.         Among your
tasks are caring for, repairing, and creating trails, removal of debris, building of banks
and observation points, creation and erection of signs, and the care of neighboring
nature areas.       The most work lies in manual labor.          Foresters and other Nature
Society members will help you with heavy work.              At the end of the project you will
present your work to the public.
Accommodation: You will live in a day care center, with plenty of sleeping room, a
kitchen,   dining    room,   and   sanitary   facilities.     The   commute    between   your
accommodation is about 3-5 km, which you will cover by bike.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Camp Location: Rangsdorf is just south of Berlin, where you will find typical
Brandenburg landscapes with fields, prairies, small bodies of water, and forests.        Bikes
will be available to you for the entire duration of your camp; you will therefore be able
to visit the Badesee (3 km away) and the nearby train station.          The Berlin metropolis
and nearby Potsdam are easy to visit.
Camp Location: Brandenburg; 15 km south of Berlin




ijgd 9208 A Green Oasis Right in the City
Dates: August 1- August 22, 2009
No. of volunteers: 12
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Hannover
Airport: Hannover
Train Station: Hannover
Project: The International City Garden of Hannover have built a large garden over two
parking garages, in which families from Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan, Germany, Tunisia,
and Belarus plant vegetables, spices, and flowers.             The garden is surrounded by
several high rise buildings in a part of the city plagued by a high unemployment rate.
Many of these families have no permanent immigration status here.          In order to bring
these families together, language, food, cooking, and music will be shared in addition to
the work in the garden.     You will support the families by building an oven and a large
wooden house, which is to be used as a meeting point.            You will get to enjoy the
camaraderie between your group and the families as well as help them to feel at home
here.
Accommodation: You will live in a nearby youth hostel
Catering: You will cook as a group
Free Time: Hannover is the capitol of the state of Lower Saxony; with its 500,000
residents it is the biggest city in the region.   Touristic highlights include gardens, a zoo,
and a lake.     For further details please see (www.Hannover.de). For more information
about the international garden please see www.stiftung-interkultur.de/prop2i.htm.
Camp Location: Lower Saxony; Hannover.




ijgd 9209 A Nature Adventure
Dates: July 25-August 15, 2009
No. of volunteers: 15
Work: ENVI
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Clausthal-Zellerfeld
Airport: Hannover
Train station: Goslar
Project: The forest areas in the Oberharz are protected by the government뾟ut are also
a recreation area.      As large, connected areas they are very important for climate
preservation.     You will help with nature and environmental conservation efforts,
preserving the habitats of rare plants and animals.     The tasks consist of caring for lake
and river banks, taking care of the forest and clearing the paths, as well as creating
new paths for the visitors, for which your creative hand is needed.      You will gain much
insight into the ecologic world of the Forestry Office.
Accommodation: You will sleep in the forest, in a hut with sleeping areas made of hay.
There is no electricity and no running water.
Sanitary facilities consist of a simple outhouse and an open air shower.        The town of
Clausthal-Zellerfeld is a 30 minute walk away.
Catering: You will cook together on a gas cooker over an open fire
Free Time: The Harz Mountains, with their mountains, springs, brooks, museums, and
forests is a beloved destination and recreation area.   The Forestry Service organizes
survival training hikes for groups.   For more information please see www.harzinfo.de,
or www.clausthal-zellerfeld.de.
Camp Location: Lower Saxony; 100 km south of Hannover, 70 km northwest of
Gottingen
Special Requirements: This camp is only for those who enjoy being very close to nature.
Have a grand adventure right in the middle of the forest!




ijgd 9220 Environmental Protection in the Big City
Dates: August 1-August 22, 2009
No. of volunteers: 14 / Work: ENVI
Age: 16-26 years / Location: Hamburg-Fischbek
Airport: Hamburg / Train station: Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Project: Environmental conservation in an unbeatable landscape and big city sightseeing
all in one in this camp right in the Hamburg metropolis.    You will be working in the
Fischbek Moorlands, a 770 hector large protected area in southwest Hamburg.            In
order to preserve this area, foreign species, mostly pines must be removed.         This
serves to let the plant and animal species these foreign species push out flourish again.
The work may be challenging at times, but the beautiful landscape you will be working
in makes it more than worthwhile.
Accommodation: You will live in a cozy, simply furnished house on the grounds of the
Nature Protection Society of Fischbek.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Fischbek is an hour away from the center of Hamburg by tram.           During
your free time you can venture into this city, the second biggest in all of Germany.
Quite a selection of activities await, such as sightseeing, the harbor, shopping, and the
bars and pubs.   On weekends travels to the North and Baltic seas are possible.
Camp Location: Hamburg




ijgd 9229 Indian Summer in Ammerland
Dates: October 3- October 17, 2009
No. of volunteers: 12
Work: ENVI
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Edewecht
Airport: Hamburg, Bremen
Train Station: Edewecht
Project: In Edewecht, your hardworking hands are called upon to convert land that up
until now has been used for agricultural purposes into a protected nature area.     Led by
an expert in the gardening field, you will plant trees and reinforce already planted areas.
Maybe you뭠l even beat your predecessor group that managed to plant 5,000 trees!          In
these two weeks you will learn a great deal about nature, landscape, and their
protection, while getting some fresh air before winter starts.   With a little weather luck,
you will experience a true Indian Summer in Ammerland.
Accommodation: You will sleep in a nearby school which has been set up for you.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Edewecht is a small town located in Ammerland, which is full of nature.
You will be provided with bikes so you can explore the network of bike trails here.
The university town of Oldenburg is only 20 km away and easy to reach with public
transport.   On the
weekends you can take trips to Bremen and to the North Sea.
Camp Location: Lower Saxony; Oldenburg 20 km, Bremen 65 km




ijgd 9233 Path to the ,Everglades??Development of a Remarkable Biotope
Dates: July 11 - August 1, 2009
No. of volunteers: 15
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Ovelgoenne
Airport: Bremen
Train station: Oldenburg
Project: Do you want to accomplish tons in just a short time?      Help us out!     We will
be laying a 70 meter long wooden plank pathway in the Bollenhager Moorland.            You
will be supported by a youth workshop and therefore have the opportunity to gain
woodworking knowledge, get to know the locals, and learn all about the vegetation in a
marsh environment.
Accommodation: You will sleep in the Grossenmeer School
Catering: You will cook together
Free Time:    Gorgeous Ovelg?ne lies right in the heart of the Weser Marsh, one of the
most toured areas of northern Germany.        (www.ovelgoenne.de).        The coast of the
North Sea, with her tideland only 15 km away, is easily reached by bike.      Excursions to
Oldenburg, Bremen, or Bremerhaven are also possible.
Camp Location: Lower Saxony; 16 km north of Oldenburg




ijgd 9241 Preserve Natural Landmarks
Dates: August 1-August 22, 2009
No. of volunteers: 14
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Stavenhagen
Airport: Hamburg, Rostock-Laage
Train Station: Stavenhagen
Project: The thousand year old oaks in Ivenack (www.ivenacker-eichen.de) are one of a
kind in Germany and attract many visitors each year.    The biggest one as a diameter of
3.49 meters and is 35.5 m high!      In order to maintain the woodland and the animal
diversity here your help is needed to help improve the biotopes.          You will cut away
plants that threaten the oak trees, plant protective fences, and help out in various other
small projects.   You will be working under expert leadership from the forestry office,
and will learn much about the forest and the animals that call it home.
Free Time: Stavenhagen lies in the heart of Mecklenburg-Pomerania surrounded by
forests.   You can learn a lot in this isolated town, by bike or canoe.    You can swim in
the many lakes here, or take trips to the Baltic Sea or Berlin on the weekends.
Accommodation: As of the date of writing you will be housed in two furnished
apartments in Stavenhagen and will bike to and from the work site
Catering: You will cook as a group
Camp Location: Mecklenburg-Pomerania; Neubrandenburg 30 km, Rostock 70 km.




ijgd 9302 On the Right Track in Nature
Dates: 02/08/2009-30/08/2009
No. of volunteers: 12
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Freising
Airport: Munich
Train station: Marzling (bei Freising)
Special Requirements: The work will be physically challenging at times.
This camp also lasts 4 weeks!
Project: Together you will help to mow the area fields cut hay, as these areas are
difficult to reach with machines.       The fences around the orchards need to be
strengthened, and neglected grasslands need to be cared for to preserve this
environment for the endangered animals that live there.        Information boards will be
constructed for visitors as well.   The highlight of this camp is a five day stay in alpine
huts in Chiemgau!       There, you will work on renovation efforts while enjoying the
unparalleled atmosphere of the Alps.       During the fourth week you will be in the
Friesing Dom Mountain to work on erosion prevention.         We look forward to meeting
those of you who enjoy spending time in nature and love to hike!
Accommodation: The large yet cozy self-supported house run by the Friends of Nature,
located 5 km outside of Freising, on an idyllic hillside over the Isar River with a view of
the Alps.
Catering: You will cook together
Free Time: Freising is connected directly with Munich by tram, so you will have many
opportunities to visit museums, the English Garden, and of course the world famous
Hofbr?haus!   Around Munich you can hike through the Alps and truly enjoy nature.
The beer gardens in and around Munich are also one of a kind.        You will be provided
with bikes.
Camp Location: Bavaria; Munich and Landshut ca. 35 km away, Regensburg ca. 90 km




ijgd 9303 Discover New Trails ?Nature Conservation on the Tegernsee
Dates: August 1-August 22, 2009
No. of volunteers: 15
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Rottach-Egern
Airport: Munich
Train Station: Tegernsee
Project: You and your team will be building new hiking trails around Rottach-Egern and
protecting already existing ones from damage and bad weather, thus restoring them for
use.   Also requiring preservation and care are the mountain pastures and grazing land
used by cattle, as well as various biotopes and protected nature areas.       Hiking paths
will be laid and paths for water runoff also need to be put in.      You will be creating
information boards for the trails, all while gazing at the Tegernsee Lake and breathing
that mountain air!
Accommodation: A cozy house with multibed rooms, right on the lake
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Rottach-Egern lies right on Tegersee, a lake just south of Munich.    There,
you can swim, sail, paddleboat, or slide down the adrenaline-pumping slides of the
Rottach pool.   If you can stand to be away from the lake for a day, mountain biking,
hiking, and of course visiting Munich can be on your itinerary for the day.
Camp Location: Bavaria; 56 km south of Munich




ijgd 9308 Forest Adventure
Dates: July 18 - August 8, 2009
No. of volunteers: 13
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Stuttgart Forest
Airport: Stuttgart
Train station: Stuttgart
Project: Many motivated hands from all corners of the world are meeting once again in
the beautiful Rotwildpark in western Stuttgart in order to fight a bitter battle against
Neophytes, a foreign invasive plant species.    You will undertake measures to prevent
their spread and return.     The forest, which takes up 4 square kilometers, has been a
protected area since 1939 and is especially known for its many ancient oak and beech
trees.
Accommodation: You will live smack dab in the middle of the forest in a fully furnished
hut
Catering: You will cook as a group
Free Time: 껾tuttgart ?A City Between Forest and Vines?is the running motto, by which
this capital of the state of Baden Wuerttemberg has lived for many many years.
Stuttgart offers quite a selection of leisure time activities, such as museums, a
planetarium, and shopping.
Hiking and swimming are also options.      The Black Forest, Nuremberg, Frankfurt, and
Heidelberg are easily reachable by train; Heidelberg one of the most famous cities in
Germany for its quaint beauty.
Camp Location: Baden-Wuerttemberg; the Rotwildpark lies 10 km from the city center
of Stuttgart
ijgd 9311 New 밒slands?for Bats and Junipers
Dates: 03/08/2009-18/08/2009
No. of volunteers: 25
Work: ENVI
Age: 16-26 years
Location: St. Englmar
Airport: Munich or Nuremburg
Train Station: Straubing
Project: St. Englmar is a cute sanatorium in the middle of Bavaria뭩 forest.   It is known
for its meadows which are overgrown with stiff-bristled grass, huckleberries, and
cranberries and dotted with juniper and other trees.     Here a unique type of plant and
animal habitat has developed, since the forest keeps species low to the ground.       By
adding small lighted 멼slands? the forest can now receive adequate sunlight; this way
the original plants that covered the forest can grow again and provide a home for the
animals.   Your task will be plant new juniper plants and hinder the growth of other
species of plants so that the original ones can keep flourishing.    The Bechstein bats
call this area their home and will especially like the bat boxes you will be building for
them.
Accommodation: You will sleep in multiple bed rooms at Schullandheim , a guest house.
It is within walkind distance of your project, about 20 minutes.
Catering: Food will be prepared for you at the guest house.
Free Time: In St. Englmar you can ride down the longest summer toboggan run in
eastern Bavaria, climb the three 꼝housands?on foot or swim in the nearby lake.
There are over 125 km of hiking paths and many mountain biking opportunities.        For
further information please see
www.sankt-englmar.de
Camport: Bavaria; 70 km from Regensburg, 180 km from Munich




ijgd 9317 Water is Life
Dates: July 4-July 25, 2009
No. of volunteers: 15
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Weiden
Airport: Nuremberg
Train station: Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Project: The Water Management Office of Weiden dedicates itself to the conservation of
water as the foundation of life for humans and as a habitat for animals and plants.     You
are entrusted to undertake various measures for the protection of the environment.
There are many ways to help, such as cleansing the bodies of water, cutting back wood,
and caring for the biotopes in the area.   In this manner, you are preserving the original
habitats of endangered animal and plant species; the climate is what ultimately benefits
from your efforts.   For further information see www.wwa-wen.de.
Accommodation: You will be housed in an apartment in Weiden
Catering: You will cook together
Free Time: Weiden lives by the saying 꼂eiden-a city to fall in love with?       The city lies
right on the edge of the forest.   Many activities are available, such as the Nazi work
camp memorial in Flossenb?g, glass blowing in the Neustadt, or visits to the neighboring
Czech Republic.
Camp Location: Bavaria




ijgd 9318 Energy with Wind, Sun and Fire
Dates: July 25 - August 15, 2009
No. of volunteers: 12
Work: ENVI
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Georgensm?d
Airport: Nuremburg
Train Station: Georgensm?d
Project: The Haemmerleinsmuehle Environment Station for Ecology and Social Work as
began to plant a Culture Garden on its grounds.     This garden, ecologically established,
will be a habitat to develop relationships between nature, humans, and culture.         Last
year, a simple wooden hut was built as a room for various seminars.       Now, the idea is
to generate environment-friendly and regenerative energy.         Under the motto 밇nergy
for the Island? you will lay the first steps for wind power and solar energy.    Bring your
ideas to create useful electric energy!     Your prototypes will be built under expert
leadership and installed on the premises, where they will power the hut.     Also, a bread
oven will be built from all-natural materials.   You will learn about bread and the theme
of food and its differences and similarities in other cultures.   You will get to cook over
an open fire under the stars and with solar power.      For the construction work please
bring work clothes and sturdy shoes.
Accommodation: You will stay at the youth house of Georgensgm?d and its cafeteria, a
kitchen, and a party/common room.      The sleeping rooms are right nearby.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group.
Free Time: Georgensgmuend lies south of Nuremberg, in the heart of the frankish
lakelands.    There are many activities and interesting cultural and historical attractions,
from a Jewish Museum, to the Planet Path or the Path of Sculptures.        You can swim in
the nearby Bagger Lake, or take trips to Nuremberg.
Camp Location: Bavaria; 45 km from Nuremberg




ijgd 9326 ForestFest International
Dates: August 22-September 12, 2009
No. of volunteers: 17
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Ingelheim
Airport: Frankfurt-Hahn
Train station: Bingen
Project: Are you a nature lover?     If so, bookmark this camp!    You get to live right in
the middle of the woods and undertake nature conservation tasks, such as caring for
various plants, build and repair protective fences, and care for diverse biotopes.     Your
creative touch is also being called on for the preparation of a large festival!    You will
enrich the fest with your own touch, such as music, theater, and art.     A varied and fun
program will be created for the children attending.    The fest will take place on the 29th
of August.
Accommodation: You will be housed in a new, modern house built right in the heart of
the forest.
Catering:     Some meals will be prepared by the house, dinners will be cooked together.
Free Time: You will be right in the forest, where you will grill out and have bonfires at
night.   In order for you to acquaint yourself with the area, a minibus will be provided
for you, to take trips to the pool, but trips to the Rhine River, Koblenz, Mainz, or
Frankfurt are already on the itinerary.
Camp Location: Rheinland-Palatinate; 5 km southeast of Rheinb?len, 45 km from
Koblenz, 60 km from Mainz, 85 km from Frankfurt
ijgd 9335 On to New Things...Nature Conservation on the Rhine
Dates: July 25 - August 15, 2009
No. of volunteers: 16
Work: ENVI
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Lorch
Airport: Frankfurt
Train Station: Lorch
Project: Nature and amphibian protection are the themes of this camp!     In the Rheingau,
an area known for its idyllic landscape, lie cities dating back to the middle ages.   These,
along with their historic monuments and fortresses have earned the area the UNESCO
World Heratige Site award.     With your help, biotopes and hiking trails need to be cared
for, and wooden benches need to be built for the hikers and other visitors.
Accommodation: You will sleep in a school
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: If interest is there, you can participate in the 4th ijgd annual soccer
tournament together with the local youth.     On one excursion you will learn much about
the protection of natural areas and get to know the Rhine on a boat tour.     You are even
invited to a wine tasting in connection with the history of the area.         Nearby cities
including Wiesbaden and Mainz offer further activities, such as ship tours and city tours.
Camp Location: Hesse; Lorch lies 35 km west of Wiesbaden, Mainz 40 km, Frankfurt 70
km, Koblenz 70 km;




ijgd 9336 City Forest- River
Dates: June 27 - July 18, 2009
No. of volunteers: 14
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Wetzlar
Airport: Frankfurt
Train station: Wetzlar
Project: Your helpful hands are being called on for various environmental protection
tasks.   Together with the other group members you will mow fields, cut free the forest
pathways, and care for moist biotopes.    Additionally, you will support the beautification
efforts on a 몆ath of discovery?in the forest, i.e. through the installation of interactive
elements for visitors to follow.    Other smaller beautification measures will also be
undertaken.
Accommodation: You will sleep in tents
Catering: You will cook together
Free Time: Wetzlar is a small city, but whose landscape right on the Lahn and Dill
rivers is unparalleled.    It has a beautiful city center dating to the middle ages, with
countless cafes and pubs.     There is a large open air pool, a cultural center with live
concerts as well as a high ropes course, which is awaiting your visit.          Frankfurt or
Marburg also make convenient side trips.     Canoeing is also possible on the Lahn.
Camp Location: Hessen; 10 km west of Gie?n und 60 km north of Frankfurt




ijgd 9343 Discover Nature, Create Space
Dates: August 8- August 29, 2009
No. of volunteers: 12
Work: ENVI
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Oberursel
Airport: Frankfurt
Train Station: Oberursel
Project: In the city of Oberursel, with its picturesque city center, your helping hands are
needed.   Together with the other camp participants, you will undertake various nature
protection measures in the nearby woods, the 밽reen classroom? and in the city forest.
Every year a large festival takes place for the local families and children.     You will be
included in the preparation of this festival, let your creativity shine!   You will also help
with cleaning and the renovation of an outdoor activity area.


Accommodation: You will be accommodated in local center
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Oberursel offers diverse cultural and leisure activities, which you will get to
know from the beginning on a city tour. There is a pool and a youth center which puts
on various types of events.        You have excellent connections to Frankfurt, Mainz,
Wiesbaden, and to the Rhine.
Camp Location: Hesse; Frankfurt 18 km, Mainz 50 km, Darmstadt 40 km.
Special Requirements: A talent for working with your hands is desirable
ijgd 9410 Give pets a better home
Dates: July4 - July 25, 2009
No. of volunteers: 16 / Age: 16-26 years
Location: Barleben / Airport: Hannover or Berlin / Train station: Barleben
Project: Workcamp groups have worked with the IDOL project 밣ets at Home?in
Barleben for the last four years.   An educational and meeting center as well as outdoor
facilities for housing and caring for various types of pet animals will be put in place.
Here old farm and labor traditions will be maintained and made hands on, while pets find
a home.     You will help with project preparations, lay paths, reconstruct hedges and
walls, and improve the plant situation on the grounds.
Accommodation: You will be accommodated in an old villa
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: In Barleben and its surroundings you can use the skate park, soccer field
and basketball court; the Barleber and Jerlseber lakes invite you to swim, the perfect
relief on a hot day.    A nearby bowling alley and movie theater in the 밬S-Play?center,
and a canoe trip down the Elbe are on the itinerary.     Bikes will be available for your
use so you can take trips to Magdeburg as well as other local attractions.   For further
information please see www.barleben.de
Camp Location: Saxony-Anhalt; 2 km from Magdeburg, 130 km from Berlin.




ijgd 9412 Pack your swim trunks!
Dates: August 1- August 22, 2009
No. of volunteers: 16
Work: ENVI
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Barleben-Jersleben
Airport: Hannover or Berlin
Train Station: Barleben
Project: Jersleber Lake (www.camping-ok.de) belongs to the Barleben community,
located 15 km north of Magdeburg.        Here there are bungalows, a camp ground, and a
swimming hole.      Here you will help with maintenance efforts on the beach, with
trimming hedges, removing wild growth and deposits.       Other smaller construction and
renovation projects will also be done.
Accommodation: You will live in a building on the campground with a perfect view of the
water.    Catering: You will cook as a group
Free Time: After work you can jump straight into the lake, play beach volleyball,
relax...in short everything you would want from summer.       In Barleben you can use the
skate park, soccer field and basketball court, and swim in the Jersleber and Barleben
lakes.   A local center offers bowling and cinema, while canoeing down the Elbe is
already on the plan.    Bikes will be available for your use so you can take trips to
Magdeburg and other local attractions.
Camp Location: Saxony-Anhalt; 15 km from Magdeburg, 145 km from Berlin.




ijgd 9204 From Historical Parks to Nature Trails
Dates: August 1 - 21, 2009
No. of Volunteers: 15
Age: 16 ?26
Type: ENVI
Camp Location: Alfeld
Train Station: Alfeld
Airport:Hannover
Project: The city of Alfeld has evolved from a medieval city, known for the famous
composer George Handel, to a modern industrial city.         It lies in a beautiful area of
Germany and last year celebrated its 750th anniversary.      Your assistance is needed for
various projects in the historic parks dotted throughout the city.   There, a stone garden
and its unique Edelweiss flowers need to be freed, new greenery needs to be planted,
and pathways need to be laid.      You will help lay additional pathways in the forest,
design tree designation signs, among other projects.
Accommodation: The group will stay at the city뭩 youth hostel, 꼁ille Ruhe?
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Leisure: You will have a plethora of activities within your reach, such as a pool,
museums, sport facilities, and a disco.   A visit to the Marienburg castle is well worth it.
In the youth hostel you have access to computers with high speed internet, and there
might even be a few awesome concerts there!        There is also a party room at the hostel.
Bikes will be provided so you can get to know the area better.              www.alfeld.de,
www.fagus-gropius.de, www.schloss-marienburg.de, www.villa-ruhe.de




ijgd 9344 Discover Nature and Water Ways in the Lahn
Dates: August 29- September 20, 2009
No. of volunteers: 12
Work: ENVI
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Braunfels
Airport: Frankfurt
Train Station: Wetzlar
Project: The city of Braunfels, with its medieval city center and castle straight from a
fairy tale needs your help!     You will help to clean the Walschen-hut, where an exhibit
on prehistoric and medieval iron mining and production will be put up.           For this to
occur, the building and its grounds need a little work.      If time remains you and your
team will undertake other nature protection projects in Braunfels.
Accommodation: You will be housed in a small apartment on nearby farm grounds
Catering: Meals will be prepared together
Free Time:     You will participate in a city tour, in order to get to know Braunfels and its
historic city center and castle better.   You can bike ride and hike, there is an outdoor
pool and wildlife reserve.    On the last weekend there will be a Celtic rock festival you
can visit.   The nearby area also offers many activities, such as canoeing, museums, and
another castle.   Trips to Frankfurt, Koblenz, Marburg, and Giessen are also worthwhile.
Camp Location: Hesse; 60 km from Frankfurt, 60 km from Marburg, 30 km from Giessen.




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ART & MEDIA




ijgd 9201 The Heroes of my Life Theater Workshop
Dates: July 18 - August      7, 2009
No. of Volunteers: 15
Age: 16 - 26
Type: Art
Camp Location: Heckenbeck
Train Station: Kreiensen
Airport: Hannover
Project: Were brave, strong knights or a smart princess the heroes of your childhood?
Or maybe Pippi Longstocking, Robin Hood, Lara Croft, even Superman?            Who is your
personal hero?   Whose example do you follow in everyday life?       People from your own
neighborhood, school, in sports, politics, family, or from art and culture? For two weeks
in this theater workshop you will work with theater instructors on facial expressions,
self confidence, rhetoric, ambition, condition, and rhythm.   It뭩 all about your personal
example, questioning preset images, and putting your best foot forward.          You are a
member of a team that at the end will present its very own play!      A large performance
hall is ready for you!      During the third week you will present this play to the
participants of another workcamp in the area, in the village of Heckenbeck.
Accommodation: You will stay in the Cultural Center 꼂eltb?ne Heckenbeck? a former
guest house
Catering: Meals will be prepared together
Free Time: In order to explore the gorgeous surrounding area, bikes are available.
The city of Bad Gandersheim is only 4 km away, an easy bike ride away.                Other
destinations include Alfeld, the Marienburg Castle, or the Harz Mountains.      For further
information please see
www.bad-gandersheim.de;        www.alfeld.de,    www.fagus-gropius.de,       www.schloss-
marienburg.de
Camp Location: Lower Saxony; 60 km south of Hannover, 45 km south of Hildesheim,
45 km north of Gottingen. Heckenbeck features a distinct infrastructure with an organic
food shop and organic market, a free school, and many clubs.              The KuK Society
(Culture and Communication) supports the 밯eltb?ne Heckenbeck?where you will be
staying, for more information see www.heckenbeck-online.de, www.weltbuehne.info
Special   Requirements:     Knowledge   of   English   or   German   is   prerequisites   for
participation
Note: Extra fee € 310




ijgd 9203 밊ruit of the Garden?Thanksgiving Festival at Steuerwald Fortress
Dates: September 19 - October 6, 2009
No. of Volunteers: 15
Age: 16 - 26
Type: Art + Festival
Camp Location: Hildesheim
Train Station: Hildesheim
Airport: Hannover
Project: For the conclusion of the cultural project 껿he Mobile City Garden? a
thanksgiving festival will take place at the Steuerwald Fortress, complete with culinary
delicacies and a diverse program.       The project will be lead by KulturFabrik L?eke, a
sociocultural center in Hildesheim.      Working together with other leaders, artists, and
workers you will support the preparations for this one of a kind fest.       A tunnel vault of
the fortress, dating back to the 16/17th centuries will serve as the festival room, and
therefore needs to be renovated.       Additionally, you will help with the set up and take
down of the space, including the stage, mechanics, and decoration.        Your creative touch
is called upon to put your artistic touch to the festival.
Accommodation: You will sleep in the KulturFabrik L?eke in the center of Hildesheim
Catering: You will cook together
Free Time: Hildesheim is an old, historic city with a population of 103,000, situated
right in the middle of the state of Lower Saxony.       There is a very large, open art and
cultural scene with a great deal of music, theatre, exhibits, and parties.        Much of it is
put   on    by   the    KulturFabrik   L?eke,   but   for    more   information   please   see
www.hildesheim.de and www.kufa.info.
Camp Location: Lower Saxony; between Hannover, Braunschweig and Gottingen




ijgd 9234 Make your own TV program!
Dates: August 15-       29, 2009
No. of volunteers: 12
Work: Art
Age: 16-26 years
Location: Flensburg
Airport: Kiel
Project: Have you ever wanted to create your own program?            You can try it out at this
international media camp!       Together with residents of Flensburg you will brainstorm
ideas for short films, while they show you 멲 day in the life of a Flensburger?             With
their inside view combined with your outside viewpoint you will form a complete image
of the city in your video.    After an introduction to the technology you will develop your
own story line and shoulder the camera.         After filming you can further develop and
enhance your material.       At the end of the camp your film will be broadcast live!      The
technology and space for this project is being provided by the Offene Kanal Flensburg,
a public channel.      This camp is for everyone who has an interest in media, video, and
television.   Previous experience is by no means necessary, but always welcome.
Accommodation: You will be housed in the cozy DIE EXXE youth center and will sleep
on air mattresses
Catering: Meals will be prepared together
Free Time: Flensburg is the northernmost city in Germany and offers many sightseeing
opportunities, shopping, cultural offerings, and of course, a lot of water.   Together with
the youth of Flensburg you will get to know the city better than the normal tourist.    On
the weekends you can take trips to the North and Baltic seas, to various islands, or to
Denmark. NOTE: Extra-fee € 250,-




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ARCHAEOLOGY




ijgd 9202 Protect Historic Treasures
Dates: July 11 - August     1, 2009
No. of Volunteers: 15
Age: 16 - 26
Type: ARCH
Camp Location: Osnabr?k
Train Station: Osnabr?k
Airport: Hannover
Project: Over the last 200 years a 굓ho is who of Osnabruck?has been developed, based
on their artistic, cultural, or societal contributions.   Their memorials are protected by
the government.     Gravestones, fences, stone walls, buildings, paths, and greenery turn
this into a place of its own.    Since no one has been buried here for 15 years, these
cemeteries will be turned into parks and open green spaces. However, the character of
the cemeteries and the more meaningful graves will be kept.        You will be helping with
preparation works, painting, cleaning of gravestones, and laying paths, along with other
tasks as they come up.      You will get a peek into the world of gravestones, nature, and
the history of Osnabruck.
Accommodation: You will stay in a school
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Osnabruck has 160,000 residents and offers quite a selection of leisure
activities.   There is a zoo, a botanical garden, and industrial museum, nighttime tours
through the old city, among countless other things.     Many cultural activities (concerts,
cabaret, and cinema) will take place outside during Osnabruck뭩 annual 밪ummer in the
City?festival.    For more information please see www.osnabrueck.de.
Camp Location: Lower Saxony; 140 km west of Hannover.




ijgd 9104 Show your commitment to international understanding
Dates: July 18- August 9, 2009
No. of volunteers: 15
Work: ARCH
Age: 18-26 years
Location: Berlin
Train Station: Berlin
Airport: Berlin
Project: In Reinickendorf, a northern section of Berlin, you and your group will help
with the restoration and repair of gravestones.    Soldiers and civilians, both German and
non-German are buried here; the cemetery is dedicated to their sacrifices.          Among
your tasks are planting and mowing lawns as well as cleaning and resetting of
gravestones.      You will also be planting a new flowerbed on the cemetery grounds.
Unterkunft: Ihr ?ernachtet im Jugendzentrum PallasT in Berlin-Sch?eberg.
Accommodation: You will sleep in the PallasT youth hostel in Berlin-Sch?eberg.
Catering: You will cook as a group
Free Time: Your accommodation is very centrally located; you can see the city on foot
or with public transport.     Even Berlin뭩 nightlife is easily accessible.      You will be
provided with public transport tickets, so you can explore the city for free!
Camp Location: Berlin




ijgd 9103 Show your commitment towards international understanding
Dates: August 8- 30, 2009
Work: ARCH
No. of volunteers: 15
Age: 18-26
Location: Reinickendorf I
Train Station: Berlin
Airport: Berlin
Project: In Reinickendorf, a northern section of Berlin, you and your group will help
with the restoration and repair of gravestones.    Soldiers and civilians, both German and
non-German are buried here; the cemetery is dedicated to their sacrifices.          Among
your tasks are planting and mowing lawns as well as cleaning and resetting of
gravestones.      You will also be planting a new flowerbed on the cemetery grounds.
Accommodation: You will sleep in the PallasT youth hostel in Berlin-Sch?eberg.
Catering: You will cook as a group
Free Time: Your accommodation is very centrally located; you can see the city on foot
or with public transport.     Even Berlin뭩 nightlife is easily accessible.      You will be
provided with public transport tickets, so you can explore the city for free!
Camp Location: Berlin




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TEENAGER CAMPS




ijgd 9102 May they never be forgotten
Dates: August 1 - August 15, 2009
No. of Volunteers: 15
Age: 15 - 17
Type: ARCH/TEEN
Camp Location: Berlin-Reinickendorf
Train Station: Berlin
Airport: Berlin
Project: Working in the Heiligensee cemetery located at the northwest side of Berlin,
you will help with the restoration and repair of gravestones of war victims.     German as
well as non-German victims are buried here, soldiers as well as civilians; the cemetery
is dedicated to them and their sacrifice.    Among the necessary tasks are planting and
mowing the lawn, cleaning the gravestones and resetting them.       You will only work 4
days a week, so that you have the opportunity to get to know Berlin and its culture,
history, and East/West story.
Accommodation: You will sleep in a center run by the boy scouts.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Your accommodation is located near a protected nature area 껿egeler Flie?,
lakes, and other forests.   You will have many opportunities to hike and explore these
areas, as well as the Mecklenburg and Rheinsberg lakes, the Spree forest, and the Oder
River.   Berlin뭩 city center is a short 30 minute ride away with public transport.   You
will be provided with a ticket for the public transport.
Camp Location: Northern Berlin
Note: Extra Fee: 100 €




ijgd 9107 May they never be forgotten continued
Dates: August 16- August 30, 2009
No. of volunteers: 15
Work: ARCH/TEEN
Age: 15-17 years
Location: Berlin-Reinickendorf (II)
Train Station: Berlin
Airport: Berlin
Project: Working in the Heiligensee cemetery located at the northwest side of Berlin,
you will help with the restoration and repair of gravestones of war victims.   German as
well as non-German victims are buried here, soldiers as well as civilians; the cemetery
is dedicated to them and their sacrifice.    Among the necessary tasks are planting and
mowing the lawn, cleaning the gravestones and resetting them.      You will only work 4
days a week, so that you have the opportunity to get to know Berlin and its culture,
history, and East/West story.
Accommodation: You will sleep in a center run by the boy scouts.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Your accommodation is located near a protected nature area 껿egeler Flie?,
lakes, and other forests.   You will have many opportunities to hike and explore these
areas, as well as the Mecklenburg and Rheinsberg lakes, the Spree forest, and the Oder
River.   Berlin뭩 city center is a short 30 minute ride away with public transport.   You
will be provided with a ticket for the public transport.
Camp Location: Northern Berlin
Note: Extra Fee to ijgd Berlin: 100 €
ijgd 9222 Cartoon! Let your creative side shine!
Dates: July 18 - August     1, 2009
No. of Volunteers: 12
Age: 14 - 17
Type: Art
Camp Location: Bremen
Train Station: Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Airport: Bremen, Hamburg
Project: 껾top & Motion??make your own cartoons!             You can do just that in this
international media camp!     Learning by doing is the idea; therefore in small groups you
will collect ideas and experiment with them.       You will learn to make your characters
move with the TrickBoXX, making them into real live protagonists.       Your fantasies will
meet no borders here!       Along with handling the camera, you will also learn to cut and
edit your movies with Windows Movie Maker.         The results will be posted online so you
can show all your friends!            Some examples from last year can be seen at:
http://mediencampbremen.blogspot.com/
Free time: The 1200 year old hanseatic city of Bremen offers many sights, cultural
activities, and shopping.    On weekends you can travel to the North Sea, Hamburg, and
other nearby cities.
Accommodation: You will live in a youth hostel
Catering: Meals will be prepared together
Camp Location: Bremen; Hamburg 120 km
Note: Extra fee € 270




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FAMILY CAMP




ijgd 9120 Nature Hands-On as a Family
Dates: July 26 - August 8, 2009
No. of Volunteers: 10+children
Age: For Parents or Grandparents with children aged 8+
Type: Family
Camp Location: Hohburkersdorf
Train Station: Pirna; bus to Hohburkersdorf
Airport: Dresden, Berlin, Leipzig
Project: The goal of the Permahof, your camp location, is to conduct agriculture in a
family environment, which embodies nature and maintains it for future generations.       Its
priorities are to 몀ake agriculture tangible?and to build meeting places so that the
Permahof can be used as an attraction for youth from the city and other guests from the
surrounding area.     The Permahof works with other institutions and schools, the
environmental education program 밬niversity in Green?and the area뭩 national park.
This camp is a family camp (parents or grandparents with their child or grandchild), in
which the child should be at least 8 years old and be cared for by the adults at all times;
they may also work at your side.     Playground equipment needs to be improved, and a
children뭩 research station will be created, in which children will learn about the
weather, environment, and alternative energy in creative, child-friendly ways.
Accommodation: The accommodation is simple; you will sleep in teepees or yurts on
the Permahof.    An oven can be heated if it gets cold.   Sanitary facilities, a kitchen and
a refrigerator are available.
Catering: You will cook as a group.    The Permahof provides groceries from their own
harvest. Free Time: The Permahof lies on the edge of the ?S?hsische Schweiz?National
Park.   The surrounding area is beautiful, where one can live pure nature. It is not far to
Dresden and to the smaller city of Pirna for side excursions.    It is also possible to take
trips across the Czech border.
Camp Location : Hohburkersdorf, Hohnstein; Sachsen. ca. 45 km east of Dresden.
Special Requirements: Adults must have at least a basic knowledge of either English or
German
Fee to be paid on site: Adults € 120, Children € 80


NEW PROJECTS:


Jump the Border – Free as a Bird in the ―Green Belt―
ijgd 9401 Arendsee                                          ENVI
June 22-July 11, 2009                              20 Participants
Project: 20 years ago, the so called „Iron Curtain― hung across Europe, acting as a
border between the Warsaw Pact and NATO.          This partition divided Germany right in
half.   This camp takes place right on this former border, now known as the Green Belt.
Its 1393 kilometers make it the longest connected biotope in Germany.         Here, during
the first and third weeks you will work under the expert leadership of the forestry
service to free a part of the wild growth.    During the second week you will look into
the concept of the border dividing Germany, visit the museum dedicated to the East and
West, and learn about what life was like for individuals on each side of the border from
newspaper articles.     Other opportunities are a canoe trip on the Elbe River, which
marked the border between the two ―Germanys‖ until 1989, as well as a bike tour along
the former border.    At the end of the camp, your personal impressions will be helpful in
creating an art project on the grounds of an old military barracks.   In this camp you will
experience firsthand cultural diversity and the connections between each and every one
of us.
Accommodation: You will be housed in a youth house
Catering: The youth house will provide food
Free Time: The youth house offers quite a selection of free time activities such as
sports and other games.     The very cute city of Arendsee offers many other activities
as well.   A lake beckons, as does the superb landscape for hiking and biking.          Bikes
will be available for your use.
Camp Location: Saxony-Anhalt; 80 km north of Magdeburg und 25 km east of Salzwedel
Train Station: Salzwedel or Seehausen              Airport: Hannover or Berlin
Age: 16 - 26 years
Note: Extra Fee: 170 €


Renovate surrounded by striking landscapes
ijgd 9225 Alt Jabel                                                   RENO
June 27 – July 11, 2009                                     14 Participants
Project: You will be helping the ZEBEF Association with the preservation of a beautiful
camp in Alt Jabel.    Some of the wooden houses need a new protective paint coating; a
fence and a mini golf course also need to be improved.         A room of a small nearby
school needs renovation work and you will also help to build a terrace.            These and
other tasks give you the opportunity to do a variety of jobs, learn how to work all the
tools, and accomplish a great deal as a group together.
Accommodation: You will stay in a small yet cozy bungalow on site.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: The small village of Alt Jabel lies in a rich area still filled with nature.    On
the grounds of the camp there is a fire pit, volleyball court, and soccer field.    An idyllic
swimming hole is ideal for those hot July days and you can explore the area and its
forests on foot or by bike.        The nearest city is Dömitz (12 km) and it boasts a historic
city center and a well preserved fortress for you to visit.            On weekends you can take
trips to Hamburg, Schwerin, or to the Baltic Sea.
Camp Location: Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania; Hamburg 100 km; Ludwigslust 30 km
Train Station: Ludwigslust             Airport: Hamburg
Age: 16- 26 years


Yiddish Summer Festival Weimar
ijgd 9405 Weimar                                                    FEST
June 27-July 18, 2009                            10 Participants
Project: The Yiddish Summer Weimar Festival has been taking place for many years in
a city perhaps better known for Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, or
Franz Liszt.    Musicians from all over the world travel to this festival each year since
there aren‘t only concerts with famous artists, but also from Klezmer musicians and
Yiddish singers.      The project is put on by an organization without its own workers, but
invites you to help organize it this year.              This means countless tasks, including
distributing flyers, transporting the technology, collecting tickets at concerts, or helping
out the circa 70 international participants that come to each workshop at the office.             In
the evenings the musicians make music in some of the restaurants in downtown Weimar,
for which the instruments, amplifiers, and stands need to be transported.               During the
day the music school is where the action is at, where musicians entertain, copy music,
and get ready for their performances and workshops.               You should be flexible, but don‘t
fear, you won‘t be running around all day long.           Timing is everything in a project like
this, but you won‘t be alone, helpers from the Jewish Society of Erfurt are coming.
During the workcamp a 4 day long introduction to Jewish music will take place, as well
as a 2 day symposium, an 8 day long instrumental workshop, and a 5 day long dance
workshop.      All sorts of activities await!    You will also be asked to help with renovation
works on a part of the building which serves as your accommodation, which also holds
the festival office and will then be ready for other needs of the music academy.
Accommodation: You will stay in a building of the Other Music Academy.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group.
Free Time: Alongside the cultural attractions of Weimar, such as the Goethe Museum,
Schiller House, and the Buchenwald Memorial, the Yiddish Summer offers many
activities and people to get to know.           Weimar offers movie theaters, bowling, biking,
and   hiking,    as    well   as    excursions     to   Erfurt,    Leipzig,   Halle,   and   Berlin.
(www.weimar.de)
Camp Location: Thuringia; Weimar, lies 25 km from Erfurt and 120 km from Leipzig
Train Station: Weimar              Airport: Leipzig, Berlin
Age: 16 - 26 years


Mud brick building in nature
ijgd 9416 Boblas                                                      16 Participants
July 4-July 25, 2009                                                  RENO
Project: A special project in the preservation of national monuments with all natural
building materials: in a government protected farm house with its own barn, you will
work under expert leadership with the traditional, all natural building material: clay.
You will use it in all sorts of ways, by cleaning walls, finishing a floor, among other
activities.   You will also experiment with the use of clay.
Accommodation: You will live in the heart of nature on a campground not far from the
village of Boblas.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: On the camp grounds you can relax and be as lazy as you please, sit at the
bonfire, or play ball.   Boblas offers a grand landscape for you to discover.   The nearby
city of Naumburg with its famous cathedral is a perfect place to spend a day.     A nearby
nature area invites you to canoe and take other excursions.                www.naumburg-
tourismus.de
Camp Location: Saxony-Anhalt; Naumburg 6 km, Halle and Leipzig ca. 40 km
Train Station: Naumburg                      Airport: Leipzig or Berlin
Age: 16 - 26 years
Note: It is absolutely essential to bring sturdy shoes, a sleeping bag, and good outdoor
clothing, as well as a desire to live a simple life in the country.


Women with their own minds
ijgd 9400 Burg                               15 Participants
July 4-25, 2009
Project: The Sociocultural Center of Rolandmühle is once again hosting a project for
female intercultural artists.   You are invited to work on artistic projects and work and
communicate with one another.      You will have plenty of room for fantasy and creativity
and to try out your talents and abilities.   Feel free to draw inspiration from your home
countries!    Girls and women from the city of Burg and the region will be putting on the
projects with you.    Educators from the Women‘s Center will support you by helping you
express your ideas in sculptures, collages, mobiles, masks, theater scenes, writing of all
kinds, dance, and drums.      You will record your project both in pictures and in journals
and then present them to the city of Burg.
Accommodation:          You      will    stay         at       the       Sociocultural      Center.
(http://www.jissa.de/soziokultur/mitglieder/roland.htm).
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: You can spend your free time at the youth center, by swimming in the
Niegripp Lake, or biking to the castles in the area.          Excursions to Magdeburg, Berlin,
or to the Harz mountains are possible as well.
Camp Location: Saxony-Anhalt, Magdeburg 25 km
Train Station: Burg                 Airport: Berlin
Age: 16 - 19 years
Note: Extra Fee 200,- €. This camp is for female participants only!


Working with Clay
ijgd 9411 Halberstadt                                  16 Participants
July 4-25, 2009                                        ENVI/TEEN
Project: Kunsthof Voigtei 48 (www.kunsthof-halberstadt.de) is the last original
‗community house‘ of its kind, and is located in Halberstadt.            Built in 1687 it houses a
museum for bourgeois culture and a society dedicated to the advancement of culture
and artistic projects, among other things.      There is a gallery, studio and workrooms, a
café, readings, concerts, and cabaret.     You and your team are needed to help renovate
a currently empty part of the building, using traditional medieval clay techniques.            You
will work under the expert leadership as you undertake various tasks: creating adobe
bricks, building a wall from these bricks, cleaning, and painting.
Accommodation: You will be housed in the local elementary school
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: The 1200 year old city of Halberstadt offers quite a selection of activities,
including learning all about its colorful history.         You can visit the cathedral and view
the famous art in its treasury room, enjoy the culture, beautiful landscapes such as the
nearby Harz mountains, as well as enjoy all the activities a city has to offer.           A nearby
pool will help get rid of that July heat and you will be provided with bikes so you can
explore the area.     A city tour and a zoo visit are already on the schedule.           Of course,
you can take part in all activities put on by the Kunsthof.          www.halberstadt.de
Camp Location: Saxony-Anhalt, 60 km from Magdeburg
Train Station: Halberstadt                  Airport: Berlin or Leipzig
Age: 15 - 17 years
Note: Extra-Fee: 100€


Grab your gear and let‘s go!
ijgd 9115 Brandenburg an der Havel                   ENVI, RENO
July 18-August 9, 2009                               15 Participants
Project: At over 1000 years old, the city of Brandenburg an der Havel is one of the
oldest German cities east of the Elbe, marked by its many historical buildings and
museums.      Embedded in the adorable sea landscape of the Havel are many leisure
activities, diverse cultural offerings, and is very close to the capitol city of Berlin.   The
city of Brandenburg would be delighted to have your support with some garden projects
around various memorial sites located throughout the city.        Historians from the local
museum will take you on a city tour so you can get a better peek into the past, while
getting to meet some of the locals.    Youth from a partner organization in Poland will be
taking part as well.
Accommodation: You will be accommodated in a school of a local high school.            Sanitary
facilities are provided, and the cafeteria will be used as a kitchen and common room.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group.
Free Time: Hiking, biking, boat tours, waters sports, canoeing, museum visits, as well
as trips to Potsdam and Berlin are possible.
Camp Location: Brandenburg; Brandenburg an der Havel lies ca. 40 km west of the
capitol city of Berlin
Train Station: Brandenburg an der Havel Airport: Berlin
Age: 16 – 26 years


Creative days for and with kids
ijgd 9347 Dülmen                                                                KIDS
July 18-August 8, 2009                                        12 Participants
Project: Dülmen lies on the northern edge of the German Ruhrgebiet region, and is a
city very alive with very nice people and rich free time and cultural activities.          Each
year, Dülmen organizes a summer program for children 8 years and older.          This year, it
will encompass the motto ―The World as a Guest‖.         You will be preparing the summer
camp with a special international flair, along with local teachers.    After an introduction
during the first week, you will spend the next two weeks with the children doing various
activities.   Possible ideas along the ―international‖ theme include preparing typical
recipes, creating a giant map of the world, learning various dances, building a globe, or
putting on a small play.   Your creative touch is very much needed to make this camp
run smoothly!    At the end, you will give a small presentation to the local public about
your time with the kids.
Accommodation: You will stay in a youth guest house right in the city
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Dülmen is surrounded by beautiful park lands with spacious fields and
rambling forests and is known to many as a bikers dreamland.        You can explore these
natural areas as well as take trips to Münster, the Ruhrgebiet, or to the Netherlands
nearby.
Camp Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen; 30 Km westlich von Münster; am nördlichen Rand
des Ruhrgebietes;
DB: Dülmen Flughafen: Dortmund
Alter: 16-26 Jahre
Besondere Anforderungen: Pädagogisches Geschick und Deutschkenntnisse von Vorteil,
sind jedoch keine Bedingungen.


On Air with Radio Tonkuhle
ijgd 9206 Hildesheim                               Study
July 18-August 1, 2009                     12 Participants
Project: Have you ever imagined yourself announcing the local happenings over the
radio?    Having it be your voice that everyone listens to?    Radio Tonkuhle is the local
radio station for Hildesheim and its surrounding area.     Anyone can bring their interests
and talents in, creating a round the clock program with lots of variety.      One program
reports the local news, reports, and interviews. Yet another slot is filled with local
information dealing with politics, sports, schools, the church, and clubs.   And of course,
music is played as well!    Here, you will have the opportunity to learn how to use the
radio and gear for conducting interviews, receive tips on asking interview questions and
moderation, and how to use the studio.      Your group will be planning and conducting
your own radio station, whose theme you will decide and moderate.        At the end of the
camp, your show will be on air!     You will be led by experts in the field, please see
www.tonkuhle.de
Accommodation: You will live in the Child and Youth House of Hildesheim Catering:
Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: All activities of your accommodation are available to you, such as foosball,
ping pong, and internet.   A small studio is also available for your use, and you can get a
break from the July heat in a nearby swimming hole.
Camp Location: Hildesheim is an old city painted by history.       Both the cathedral and
Michaeliskirche are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.          There is a large, open art and
cultural scene with all kinds of music, theater, exhibits, and parties.     Hildesheim has
103,000 residents and lies in a beautiful area of the German state of Lower Saxony.
Visiting the Marienburg Castle in Hannover is an excellent day trip.               For more
information please see
www.hildesheim.de, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hildesheim,
www.kufa.info (Kulturfabrik Hildesheim) und
www.schloss-marienburg.de.
Train Station: Hildesheim Airport (Flughafen): Hannover
Age: 16 - 26 years
Special Requirements: English knowledge, knowledge of German is an advantage but
not necessary
Note: Extra fee 250 €.


Hallo, Salut, Hola – between the gates of Stuttgart
ijgd 9313 Nürtingen                                 RENO/ ENVI / TRI
25/07/2009-26/08/2009              12 participants from Germany, France, and Spain
Project: A colorful mixture of tasks await!      Together with the local timber yard in
Nürtingen you will build a dock on the Neckar River, a float, or a grill pit.   In the nearby
woods you will help restore an old stone hut.      New building techniques are required,
which you will get to try out and learn.   Bikes will be your main mode of transportation
to and from the worksite, which are provided for your use.         Take a ride through the
beautiful landscapes, to nearby lakes, or along the Neckar.
www.nuertingen.de
Accommodation: You will be housed in a youth center right next to the train station.
http://www.jab-nuertingen.de
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Nürtingen, population 40,000, lies on the Neckar River near the Swabian
Alps.   In your free time you will be able to swim, climb through the Alps, hike, and
canoe through Nürtingen and Tübingen.       Stuttgart is only a half an hour away by train
and offers further activities, such as museums, shopping, a planetarium, theater, and
much, much more!
www.stuttgart.de.
Camp Location: Baden-Wuerttemberg; 30 km from Stuttgart
Train Station: Nürtingen           Airport: Stuttgart
Age: 16 - 26 years
Untainted Nature!
ijgd 9123 Lößnitz                                     ENVI
August 8-22, 2009                            10 Participants
Project: The German Nature Protection Agency (Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V) and
the city of Lößnitz took over the Affalter youth hostel in the beginning of 2004.         This
summer marks the sixth ijgd workcamp to take place here.           This year your support is
needed to complete projects such as planting a garden, painting and improving the stalls
and another building, landscape care of a campground, the volleyball court, and other
green spaces.    The resident animals (sheep, rabbits, and cats) must be cared for and
fed.
Accommodation: You will stay at the youth hostel
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: The hostel lies in a hilly region, distinguished by its rich landscape.        The
surrounding area contains some forests and geological formations.           The next biggest
town is a half an hour walk away.       Many of the nearby cities boast historic city centers
and a visit to them is well worth it.    Often it is possible to visit old mines there as well.
Dresden, Leipzig, and Weimar make great day trips.
Camp Location: Saxony; lies on the Chemnitz – Aue train route; not far from the Czech
border.
Train Station: Aue                 Airport: Halle-Leipzig or Berlin
Age: 16 -26 years
Note: Departure day falls on a Saturday!




A Whole New World
ijgd 9415 Naumburg                                             12 Participants
August 8-29, 2009                                              ART
Project: Under expert artistic leadership, you will take part in various creative
workshops and projects along with the local Naumburg youth.              You will experience
firsthand the rhythm and power of samba drums.           Let your creative side shine while
you create theater scenes and costumes for an end of camp festival!          During this camp
you will teach the German youth all about the culture of your home country—through
language, people, friends and family, stories, and history.       You will then visit schools
and youth centers to present your prepared projects and work directly with the children
to teach them about cultures from all around the world.
Accommodation: You will sleep in a large room of the Ihr „Alten Schlachthof―, a cultural
center for historical artisanry
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: In the city center of Naumburg, known for its famous cathedral, you can
spend hours just wandering the city and enjoying all it has to offer, or take trips to the
nearby mountains and wine regions.      Canoeing is possible on the Saale river as well.
www.naumburg-tourismus.de
Camp Location: Saxony-Anhalt, Leipzig 45 km, Halle 40 km
Train Station: Burg               Airport: Berlin
Age: 16 - 26 years


Nature is your classroom
9304 Wunsiedel                                      ENVI/ RENO
August 8-29, 2009                                            15 Participants
Project: Quick!   The park needs your help!     In Katharinenberg Park, the oldest one of
its kind in Bavaria, lies an animal reserve.   Also located at the park is the largest birds
of prey reserve in Europe and the environment initiative ―Hands on Nature‖.          These,
together with the park, were visited by over 50,000 people since 2007.         You will help
with maintenance efforts, such as cutting back wild growth as well as caring for
pathways.   Information signs need to be hung; you will also be building a mineral sifting
area, and planting a spice garden!     Furthermore, you can restore fountains, bridges,
and steps, or create new recreation points throughout the park.      Since you will also be
working in close proximity with the birds of prey, you can help put on flight
demonstrations as well as the ‗Medieval Spectacular‘, complete with a catapult!         You
will also get to tour through an extreme sport championship with some of the locals.
Please see the following sites for more information:
www.wunsiedel.de, www.lernort-buergerpark.de, www.falknerei-katharinenberg.de.
Accommodation: You will sleep in a former dormitory
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group.
Free Time: Trips to Nuremberg or Bayreuth are possible, as well as to the Holocaust
memorial in Flossenburg.    The Czech Republic is a mere 20 km away, with Prague 200
km away.    In Wunsiedel there is mini golf, a pool, bars, pubs, and you can take boat
tours!   Of course, you can tour the park all you choose—try Europe‘s largest rock
labyrinth out for size!
Camp Location: Bavaria; 25 km to the Czech Republic, 50 km to Bayreuth, 130 km to
Nuremberg.
Train Station: Wunsiedel           Airport: Nürnberg
Age: 16 - 26 years


Climate Protection in the Bavarian Moors
ijgd 9315 Raubling                                         ENVI
August 15-29, 2009                                         15 Participants
Project: Throughout Germany, nearly 99% of the moors have been wiped out.         The EU
supported project ―LIFE-Nature Rosenheim Stammbecken Moor‖ has been given the
task to restore destroyed and dryed out peat bogs, bringing them back to life.   You will
help support the project, by protecting the original habitats for the slowly dying out
animal species native to the moors, while returning the moors to their original state.
Your help is especially important in protecting the moors from flooding and other
threats.    The opportunity will also be presented to make information about the moors
available to all through signs and booths located throughout the worksite.
www.raubling.de, www.life-rostam.de
Accommodation: You will be accommodated in the gym of a school.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Camp Location: You will be experiencing firsthand one of the most gorgeous landscapes
of Bavaria and in your free time you can tour the mountains or take trips to Munich or
Salzburg.
Bavaria; 100 km south of Munich, 15 km from Rosenheim.
Train Station: Raubling            Airport:   München
Age: 16 - 26 years
Note: It is absolutely essential that you bring very sturdy shoes and good rain clothes!


Let history keep on blooming
ijgd 9112 Blüthen                                          CONS
August 29 - September 20, 2009                     12 Participants
Project: The Blüthen Rectory, constructed in 1863 is surrounded by a church, a
cemetery, and a former school.     Its method of construction and degree of preservation
make it an ideal example of an evangelical rectory.     The history of rural rectories in
Brandenburg/Prussia over the last 500 years will be presented.        ―The Future is the
Past‖ is the motto of the house.    The rectory museum is to become a ―living‖ house in
which people from all generations can come together to talk and celebrate.       You and
your team will help the rectory get closer to this goal.      Your help is needed with
cleaning and woodwork.    A floor with wooden planks will be laid, and a room on the top
floor will be converted to a living space, and a memorial needs to be restored.           The
local church festival takes place on the last day of camp and will also serve as your end
of camp party; you will be responsible for the preparations.
Accommodation: You will sleep in two houses located 5 km from the worksite.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group.
Free Time: You will be provided with bikes to explore the area.        There is a pool and
gymnasium near your accommodation.        Berlin is easily reachable by regional train.
Camp Location: Brandenburg; 5 km east of Karstädt, 11 km northwest of Perleberg, 150
km northwest of Berlin, 150 km south of Rostock and the Baltic Sea
Train Station: Karstädt            Airport: Berlin
Age: 16 – 26 years
Note: You must be able to ride a bike as it will be your means of transportation to and
from the worksite.


Diversity, Environment, and Sustainability
íjgd 9306 Burscheid                                  RENO, ENVI
August 15-September 5, 2009                12 Participants
Project: The city of Burscheid lies in an idyllic location, with a gorgeous landscape and
plenty Fachwerkhäuser, the „traditional― German house.          Here await various tasks.
The ―Megaphone Racing Center‖, a local youth center, needs a new home.         It includes a
30 meter long, four lane race track, that is used by people of all ages.      You will help
with renovation works such as painting, putting up furniture, and rebuilding the
racetrack.   Of course, once the track is up and running again you can have an
‗international race day‘ and race each other around and around.       As a second project
you will help redo the garden of a local school.      You will even help build nest boxes
with some of the locals and work in nearby wetlands to bring them back to life in a
natural and ecological manner.
Free Time: The youth center has a multimedia center and a rock bar.            Who knows,
there might be some cool concerts taking place here!      There is also a local pool with a
sunbathing area for you to cool off in on hot days.      Side trips are available to Bonn,
Cologne, and Dusseldorf as well.
Accommodation: You will be housed in a currently vacated apartment.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Camp Location: North Rhine-Westphalia; 25 km from Cologne and 200 km north of
Frankfurt
Train Station: Leverkusen-Zentrum, Leverkusen-Opladen
Airort: Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund
Age: 16-26 years
Note: This camp is partially sponsored by Johnson Controls, whose European
Automotive Experience Center is located here in Burscheid.            A tour through the
facilities will be organized for you.




NEW PROJECTS – update March 20th 2009:




Jump the Border – Free as a Bird in the “Green Belt“
ijgd 9401 Arendsee                                         ENVI
June 22-July 11, 2009                              20 Participants
Project: 20 years ago, the so called „Iron Curtain― hung across Europe, acting as a
border between the Warsaw Pact and NATO.         This partition divided Germany right in
half.    This camp takes place right on this former border, now known as the Green Belt.
Its 1393 kilometers make it the longest connected biotope in Germany.         Here, during
the first and third weeks you will work under the expert leadership of the forestry
service to free a part of the wild growth.    During the second week you will look into
the concept of the border dividing Germany, visit the museum dedicated to the East and
West, and learn about what life was like for individuals on each side of the border from
newspaper articles.     Other opportunities are a canoe trip on the Elbe River, which
marked the border between the two ―Germanys‖ until 1989, as well as a bike tour along
the former border.    At the end of the camp, your personal impressions will be helpful in
creating an art project on the grounds of an old military barracks.   In this camp you will
experience firsthand cultural diversity and the connections between each and every one
of us.
Accommodation: You will be housed in a youth house
Catering: The youth house will provide food
Free Time: The youth house offers quite a selection of free time activities such as
sports and other games.       The very cute city of Arendsee offers many other activities
as well.   A lake beckons, as does the superb landscape for hiking and biking. Bikes will
be available for your use.
Camp Location: Saxony-Anhalt; 80 km north of Magdeburg und 25 km east of Salzwedel
Train Station: Salzwedel or Seehausen               Airport: Hannover or Berlin
Age: 16 - 26 years
Note: Extra Fee: 170 €




Renovate surrounded by striking landscapes
ijgd 9225 Alt Jabel                                         RENO
June 27 – July 11, 2009                                     14 Participants
Project: You will be helping the ZEBEF Association with the preservation of a beautiful
camp in Alt Jabel.    Some of the wooden houses need a new protective paint coating; a
fence and a mini golf course also need to be improved.         A room of a small nearby
school needs renovation work and you will also help to build a terrace.            These and
other tasks give you the opportunity to do a variety of jobs, learn how to work all the
tools, and accomplish a great deal as a group together.
Accommodation: You will stay in a small yet cozy bungalow on site.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: The small village of Alt Jabel lies in a rich area still filled with nature.    On
the grounds of the camp there is a fire pit, volleyball court, and soccer field.    An idyllic
swimming hole is ideal for those hot July days and you can explore the area and its
forests on foot or by bike.    The nearest city is Dömitz (12 km) and it boasts a historic
city center and a well preserved fortress for you to visit.    On weekends you can take
trips to Hamburg, Schwerin, or to the Baltic Sea.
Camp Location: Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania; Hamburg 100 km; Ludwigslust 30 km
Train Station: Ludwigslust          Airport: Hamburg
Age: 16- 26 years




Yiddish Summer Festival Weimar
ijgd 9405 Weimar                                            FEST
June 27-July 18, 2009                                   10 Participants
Project: The Yiddish Summer Weimar Festival has been taking place for many years in a
city perhaps better known for Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, or Franz
Liszt.    Musicians from all over the world travel to this festival each year since there
aren‘t only concerts with famous artists, but also from Klezmer musicians and Yiddish
singers.     The project is put on by an organization without its own workers, but invites
you to help organize it this year.        This means countless tasks, including distributing
flyers, transporting the technology, collecting tickets at concerts, or helping out the
circa 70 international participants that come to each workshop at the office.               In the
evenings the musicians make music in some of the restaurants in downtown Weimar, for
which the instruments, amplifiers, and stands need to be transported.               During the day
the music school is where the action is at, where musicians entertain, copy music, and
get ready for their performances and workshops.          You should be flexible, but don‘t fear,
you won‘t be running around all day long.          Timing is everything in a project like this,
but you won‘t be alone, helpers from the Jewish Society of Erfurt are coming.               During
the workcamp a 4 day long introduction to Jewish music will take place, as well as a 2
day symposium, an 8 day long instrumental workshop, and a 5 day long dance workshop.
All sorts of activities await!      You will also be asked to help with renovation works on a
part of the building which serves as your accommodation, which also holds the festival
office and will then be ready for other needs of the music academy.
Accommodation: You will stay in a building of the Other Music Academy.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group.
Free Time: Alongside the cultural attractions of Weimar, such as the Goethe Museum,
Schiller House, and the Buchenwald Memorial, the Yiddish Summer offers many
activities and people to get to know.         Weimar offers movie theaters, bowling, biking,
and      hiking,   as   well   as   excursions    to   Erfurt,    Leipzig,   Halle,   and   Berlin.
(www.weimar.de)
Camp Location: Thuringia; Weimar, lies 25 km from Erfurt and 120 km from Leipzig
Train Station: Weimar                  Airport: Leipzig, Berlin
Age: 16 - 26 years




Mud brick building in nature
ijgd 9416 Boblas                                                  16 Participants
July 4-July 25, 2009                                                         RENO
Project: A special project in the preservation of national monuments with all natural
building materials: in a government protected farm house with its own barn, you will
work under expert leadership with the traditional, all natural building material: clay.
You will use it in all sorts of ways, by cleaning walls, finishing a floor, among other
activities.   You will also experiment with the use of clay.
Accommodation: You will live in the heart of nature on a campground not far from the
village of Boblas.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: On the camp grounds you can relax and be as lazy as you please, sit at the
bonfire, or play ball.   Boblas offers a grand landscape for you to discover.         The nearby
city of Naumburg with its famous cathedral is a perfect place to spend a day.           A nearby
nature area invites you to canoe and take other excursions.                   www.naumburg-
tourismus.de
Camp Location: Saxony-Anhalt; Naumburg 6 km, Halle and Leipzig ca. 40 km
Train Station: Naumburg                      Airport: Leipzig or Berlin
Age: 16 - 26 years
Note: It is absolutely essential to bring sturdy shoes, a sleeping bag, and good outdoor
clothing, as well as a desire to live a simple life in the country.




Young women with their own minds
ijgd 9400 Burg                       ART
July 4-25, 2009                      15 Participants (only female)
Project: The Sociocultural Center of Rolandmühle is once again hosting a project for
female intercultural artists.    You are invited to work on artistic projects and work and
communicate with one another.        You will have plenty of room for fantasy and creativity
and to try out your talents and abilities.    Feel free to draw inspiration from your home
countries!    Girls and women from the city of Burg and the region will be putting on the
projects with you.    Educators from the Women‘s Center will support you by helping you
express your ideas in sculptures, collages, mobiles, masks, theater scenes, writing of all
kinds, dance, and drums.       You will record your project both in pictures and in journals
and then present them to the city of Burg.
Accommodation:           You     will      stay     at     the        Sociocultural      Center.
(http://www.jissa.de/soziokultur/mitglieder/roland.htm).
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: You can spend your free time at the youth center, by swimming in the
Niegripp Lake, or biking to the castles in the area.     Excursions to Magdeburg, Berlin,
or to the Harz mountains are possible as well.
Camp Location: Saxony-Anhalt, Magdeburg 25 km
Train Station: Burg                Airport: Berlin
Age: 16 - 19 years
Note: Extra Fee 200€. This camp is for female participants only!




Working with Clay
ijgd 9411 Halberstadt                                16 Participants
July 4-25, 2009                                               ENVI / TEEN
Project: Kunsthof Voigtei 48 (www.kunsthof-halberstadt.de) is the last original
‗community house‘ of its kind, and is located in Halberstadt.     Built in 1687 it houses a
museum for bourgeois culture and a society dedicated to the advancement of culture
and artistic projects, among other things.    There is a gallery, studio and workrooms, a
café, readings, concerts, and cabaret.    You and your team are needed to help renovate
a currently empty part of the building, using traditional medieval clay techniques.     You
will work under the expert leadership as you undertake various tasks: creating adobe
bricks, building a wall from these bricks, cleaning, and painting.
Accommodation: You will be housed in the local elementary school
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: The 1200 year old city of Halberstadt offers quite a selection of activities,
including learning all about its colorful history.   You can visit the cathedral and view
the famous art in its treasury room, enjoy the culture, beautiful landscapes such as the
nearby Harz mountains, as well as enjoy all the activities a city has to offer.    A nearby
pool will help get rid of that July heat and you will be provided with bikes so you can
explore the area.     A city tour and a zoo visit are already on the schedule.    Of course,
you can take part in all activities put on by the Kunsthof.   www.halberstadt.de
Camp Location: Saxony-Anhalt, 60 km from Magdeburg
Train Station: Halberstadt                  Airport: Berlin or Leipzig
Age: 15 - 17 years
Note: Extra-Fee: 100€




The Multicultural Side of Dessau
ijgd 9403 Dessau III                                          CULT/ ENVI
July 11-August 1, 2009                               15 Participants
Project: The Multi-Cultural Center in Dessau (www.multikulti-dessau.de) sponsors two
organizations dedicated to the integration and meeting of people with various
backgrounds and heritage, as well as the destruction of stereotypes and xenophobia.
Together with some of the local youth, with and without migration backgrounds, you will
assist in many community projects. Construction on a playground needs to be
finished in an international garden, and toss your creative ideas in your suitcase to help
put on a multicultural festival.   You will prepare a musical and theater project all while
supporting a local music group.      Please bring ideas, musical instruments, stories,
songs, and books from your hometown to add to the mix!          Look forward to and help
support a sense of international community!
Accommodation:You will be housed in a youth hostel
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: The hostel has activities such as ping pong, beach volleyball, and a grill pit.
In Dessau, you can take in the traditional architecture and breath in the fresh air in the
parks that dot the city. It is not far to the famous „Wörlitzer Gartenreich“
http://www.gartenreich.com, to the biosphere reserve „Mittlere Elbe“
http://www.biosphaerenreservatmittlereelbe.de, or to the „City of Iron“      Ferropolis
http://www.ferropolis-online.de. Swimming, movie theaters, a zoo, and various
museums also await your visit.
Camp Location: Saxony-Anhalt; Magdeburg 60 km, Leipzig 70 km, Berlin 130 km.
Train Station: Dessau                       Airport: Leipzig or Berlin
Age: 16 - 26 years



Grab your gear and let’s go!
ijgd 9115 Brandenburg an der Havel                                     ENVI / RENO
July 18-August 9, 2009                                                          15
Participants
Project: At over 1000 years old, the city of Brandenburg an der Havel is one of the
oldest German cities east of the Elbe, marked by its many historical buildings and
museums.       Embedded in the adorable sea landscape of the Havel are many leisure
activities, diverse cultural offerings, and is very close to the capitol city of Berlin.   The
city of Brandenburg would be delighted to have your support with some garden projects
around various memorial sites located throughout the city.         Historians from the local
museum will take you on a city tour so you can get a better peek into the past, while
getting to meet some of the locals.   Youth from a partner organization in Poland will be
taking part as well.
Accommodation: You will be accommodated in a school of a local high school.        Sanitary
facilities are provided, and the cafeteria will be used as a kitchen and common room.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group.
Free Time: Hiking, biking, boat tours, waters sports, canoeing, museum visits, as well
as trips to Potsdam and Berlin are possible.
Camp Location: Brandenburg; Brandenburg an der Havel lies ca. 40 km west of the
capitol city of Berlin
Train Station: Brandenburg an der Havel Airport: Berlin
Age: 16 – 26 years




Creative days for and with kids!
ijgd 9347 Dülmen                                                      KIDS
July 18-August 8, 2009                                     12 Participants
Project: Dülmen lies on the northern edge of the German Ruhrgebiet region, and is a
city very alive with very nice people and rich free time and cultural activities.      Each
year, Dülmen organizes a summer program for children 8 years and older.        This year, it
will encompass the motto ―The World as a Guest‖.       You will be preparing the summer
camp with a special international flair, along with local teachers.    After an introduction
during the first week, you will spend the next two weeks with the children doing various
activities.   Possible ideas along the ―international‖ theme include preparing typical
recipes, creating a giant map of the world, learning various dances, building a globe, or
putting on a small play.   Your creative touch is very much needed to make this camp
run smoothly!    At the end, you will give a small presentation to the local public about
your time with the kids.
Accommodation: You will stay in a youth guest house right in the city
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Dülmen is surrounded by beautiful park lands with spacious fields and
rambling forests and is known to many as a bikers dreamland.          You can explore these
natural areas as well as take trips to Münster, the Ruhrgebiet, or to the Netherlands
nearby.
Camp Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen; 30 Km westlich von Münster; am nördlichen Rand
des Ruhrgebietes;
DB: Dülmen Flughafen: Dortmund
Alter: 16-26 Jahre
Note: knowledge of German and pedagogical interests would be an advantage!!!




On Air with Radio Tonkuhle
ijgd 9206 Hildesheim                                                Study
July 18-August 1, 2009                                              12 Participants
Project: Have you ever imagined yourself announcing the local happenings over the
radio?   Having it be your voice that everyone listens to?    Radio Tonkuhle is the local
radio station for Hildesheim and its surrounding area.   Anyone can bring their interests
and talents in, creating a round the clock program with lots of variety.       One program
reports the local news, reports, and interviews. Yet another slot is filled with local
information dealing with politics, sports, schools, the church, and clubs.   And of course,
music is played as well!    Here, you will have the opportunity to learn how to use the
radio and gear for conducting interviews, receive tips on asking interview questions and
moderation, and how to use the studio.      Your group will be planning and conducting
your own radio station, whose theme you will decide and moderate.         At the end of the
camp, your show will be on air!     You will be led by experts in the field, please see
www.tonkuhle.de
Accommodation: You will live in the Child and Youth House of Hildesheim
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: All activities of your accommodation are available to you, such as foosball,
ping pong, and internet.   A small studio is also available for your use, and you can get a
break from the July heat in a nearby swimming hole.
Camp Location: Hildesheim is an old city painted by history.      Both the cathedral and
Michaeliskirche are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.         There is a large, open art and
cultural scene with all kinds of music, theater, exhibits, and parties.      Hildesheim has
103,000 residents and lies in a beautiful area of the German state of Lower Saxony.
Visiting the Marienburg Castle in Hannover is an excellent day trip.             For more
information please see
www.hildesheim.de, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hildesheim,
www.kufa.info (Kulturfabrik Hildesheim) und
www.schloss-marienburg.de.
Train Station: Hildesheim Airport (Flughafen): Hannover
Age: 16 - 26 years
Special Requirements: English knowledge, knowledge of German is an advantage but not
necessary Note: Extra fee 250 €.




Hallo, Salut, Hola – between the gates of Stuttgart
ijgd 9313 Nürtingen                                   RENO/ ENVI / TRI
July 18-August 8, 2009                        12 vols from Germany, France, and Spain
Project: A colorful mixture of tasks await!      Together with the local timber yard in
Nürtingen you will build a dock on the Neckar River, a float, or a grill pit.   In the nearby
woods you will help restore an old stone hut.         New building techniques are required,
which you will get to try out and learn.    Bikes will be your main mode of transportation
to and from the worksite, which are provided for your use.           Take a ride through the
beautiful landscapes, to nearby lakes, or along the Neckar.     www.nuertingen.de
Accommodation: You will be housed in a youth center right next to the train station.
http://www.jab-nuertingen.de
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: Nürtingen, population 40,000, lies on the Neckar River near the Swabian
Alps.   In your free time you will be able to swim, climb through the Alps, hike, and
canoe through Nürtingen and Tübingen.       Stuttgart is only a half an hour away by train
and offers further activities, such as museums, shopping, a planetarium, theater, and
much, much more!
www.stuttgart.de.
Camp Location: Baden-Wuerttemberg; 30 km from Stuttgart
Train Station: Nürtingen           Airport: Stuttgart
Age: 16 - 26 years




Protect the Coast on the Island of Sylt I
ijgd 9223 Sylt I                                              ENVI
August 1-15, 2009                                                      14 Participants
Project: Help protect the one of a kind landscape as well as maintain the residence of
20,000 people on the island of Sylt, located in the North Sea.        Lead by environmental
experts on site you will install fences to catch sand, plant beach grass and remove
invasive plants. Of course, after a hard day‘s work, you can jump straight into the North
Sea to cool off!
Accommodation: You will be housed in a school with multiple bed rooms.            (www.ads-
rantum.de/schullandheim/).
Catering: Meals will be provided for you.
Free Time: Sylt is one of the most well known of the North Sea islands and in addition
to its unique landscape offers many tourist activities.        Your accommodation is right
next to the beach and offers ball courts, a fire pit, and billiards.      The center of Sylt
offers gastronomic activities and shopping, and at only 6 km away is easily reachable by
bike.     On weekends feel free to explore the island or take trips to the mainland.
(www.sylt.de)
Camp Location: Island of Sylt / Schleswig-Holstein.
Train Station: Westerland (Sylt) Airport: Hamburg
Age: 16 – 26 years




Untainted Nature!
ijgd 9123 Lößnitz                                                       ENVI
August 8-22, 2009                                                       10 Participants
Project: The German Nature Protection Agency (Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V) and
the city of Lößnitz took over the Affalter youth hostel in the beginning of 2004.         This
summer marks the sixth ijgd workcamp to take place here.           This year your support is
needed to complete projects such as planting a garden, painting and improving the stalls
and another building, landscape care of a campground, the volleyball court, and other
green spaces.     The resident animals (sheep, rabbits, and cats) must be cared for and
fed.
Accommodation: You will stay at the youth hostel
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: The hostel lies in a hilly region, distinguished by its rich landscape.        The
surrounding area contains some forests and geological formations.           The next biggest
town is a half an hour walk away.       Many of the nearby cities boast historic city centers
and a visit to them is well worth it.    Often it is possible to visit old mines there as well.
Dresden, Leipzig, and Weimar make great day trips.
Camp Location: Saxony; lies on the Chemnitz-Aue train route; not far from Czech
border.
Train Station: Aue                 Airport: Halle-Leipzig or Berlin
Age: 16 -26 years
Note: Departure day falls on a Saturday!
A Whole New World …
ijgd 9415 Naumburg                                    12 Participants
August 8-29, 2009                                     ART
Project: Under expert artistic leadership, you will take part in various creative
workshops and projects along with the local Naumburg youth.          You will experience
firsthand the rhythm and power of samba drums. Let your creative side shine while
you create theater scenes and costumes for an end of camp festival!         During this
camp you will teach the German youth all about the culture of your home country—
through language, people, friends and family, stories, and history.      You will then visit
schools and youth centers to present your prepared projects and work directly with the
children to teach them about cultures from all around the world.
Accommodation: You will sleep in a large room of the Ihr „Alten Schlachthof“, a
cultural center for historical artisanry
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: In the city center of Naumburg, known for its famous cathedral, you can
spend hours just wandering the city and enjoying all it has to offer, or take trips to the
nearby mountains and wine regions.          Canoeing is possible on the Saale river as well.
www.naumburg-tourismus.de
Camp Location: Saxony-Anhalt, Leipzig 45 km, Halle 40 km
Train Station: Burg                 Airport: Berlin
Age: 16 - 26 years



Nature is your classroom
ijgd 9304 Wunsiedel                                                    ENVI/ RENO
August 8-29, 2009                                                      15 Participants
Project: Quick!   The park needs your help!       In Katharinenberg Park, the oldest one of
its kind in Bavaria, lies an animal reserve.     Also located at the park is the largest birds
of prey reserve in Europe and the environment initiative ―Hands on Nature‖.              These,
together with the park, were visited by over 50,000 people since 2007.          You will help
with maintenance efforts, such as cutting back wild growth as well as caring for
pathways.    Information signs need to be hung; you will also be building a mineral sifting
area, and planting a spice garden!         Furthermore, you can restore fountains, bridges,
and steps, or create new recreation points throughout the park.        Since you will also be
working in close proximity with the birds of prey, you can help put on flight
demonstrations as well as the ‗Medieval Spectacular‘, complete with a catapult!            You
will also get to tour through an extreme sport championship with some of the locals.
Please see the following sites for more information:
www.wunsiedel.de, www.lernort-buergerpark.de, www.falknerei-katharinenberg.de.
Accommodation: You will sleep in a former dormitory
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group.
Free Time: Trips to Nuremberg or Bayreuth are possible, as well as to the Holocaust
memorial in Flossenburg.    The Czech Republic is a mere 20 km away, with Prague 200
km away.    In Wunsiedel there is mini golf, a pool, bars, pubs, and you can take boat
tours!   Of course, you can tour the park all you choose—try Europe‘s largest rock
labyrinth out for size!
Camp Location: Bavaria; 25 km to the Czech Republic, 50 km to Bayreuth, 130 km to
Nuremberg.
Train Station: Wunsiedel          Airport: Nürnberg
Age: 16 - 26 years




Paths of life in a concentration camp …
ijgd 9402 Langenstein-Zwieberge                    STUDY/ ENVI
August 15-September 5, 2009                        18 Participants
Project: The Langenstein-Zwieberge memorial site was built in a former concentration
camp whose inmates built equipment for the German Air Force during the last year of
World War II. Three fourths of these inmates perished due to the barbaric work they
were forced to do and during its liberation.   You will be introduced to memorial
preservation work and learn the history of this particular area through tours, information
sessions, and individual research.   By working with the biographies of the lucky few
survivors, restoring the memorial, installing a multilingual guidance system for visitors,
and dealing with the ideas of mourning and remembrance, you will immerse yourself
and gain a close relationship with the history of the people and area. The first of
September will mark the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the war, on which
occasion you will be unveiling the visitor guidance system to the public. Through
many discussions and conversations you will explore the national socialist times and
reflect upon any current nationalistic, anti-Semitic, and racist issues going on in your
home country.     Additionally, you will take excursions to the Moses-Mendelsohn-
Stiftung in Halberstadt, to Nordhausen-Mittelbau Dora, as well as to Magdeburg and
Berlin.
www.langenstein-vorharz.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/gedenkstaette/gedenkstaette2.html
www.sachsen-anhalt.de/LPSA/index.php?id=32853.
Accommodation: You will have simple accommodations in Halberstadt and will bike to
the worksite.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Free Time: The city of Halberstadt is over 1200 years old and in addition to exploring
its rich history offers extensive free time activities.   These include visiting its cathedral
with its beautiful works of art in the treasury room, a gorgeous landscape including the
nearby Harz mountains. Halberstadt also offers all the activities a city has to offer.       A
pool invites you to escape the heat of August and bikes are provided for you to explore
the area.    A city tour and a visit to the local zoo already stand on the program.
www.halberstadt.de
Camp Location: Saxony-Anhalt, 60 km to Magdeburg
Train Station: Halberstadt                   Airport: Berlin or Leipzig
Age: 16 - 26 years




Climate Protection in the Bavarian Moor
ijgd 9315 Raubling                                                      ENVI
August 15-29, 2009                                                      15 Participants
Project: Throughout Germany, nearly 99% of the moors have been wiped out.              The EU
supported project ―LIFE-Nature Rosenheim Stammbecken Moor‖ has been given the
task to restore destroyed and dryed out peat bogs, bringing them back to life.        You will
help support the project, by protecting the original habitats for the slowly dying out
animal species native to the moors, while returning the moors to their original state.
Your help is especially important in protecting the moors from flooding and other
threats.    The opportunity will also be presented to make information about the moors
available to all through signs and booths located throughout the worksite.
www.raubling.de, www.life-rostam.de
Accommodation: You will be accommodated in the gym of a school.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Camp Location: You will be experiencing firsthand one of the most gorgeous landscapes
of Bavaria and in your free time you can tour the mountains or take trips to Munich or
Salzburg.
Bavaria; 100 km south of Munich, 15 km from Rosenheim.
Train Station: Raubling            Airport:   München
Age: 16 - 26 years
Note: It is absolutely essential that you bring very sturdy shoes and good rain clothes!




Diversity, Environment, and Sustainability
ijgd 9306 Burscheid                                RENO / ENVI
August 15-September 5, 2009                        12 Participants
Project: The city of Burscheid lies in an idyllic location, with a gorgeous landscape and
plenty Fachwerkhäuser, the „traditional― German house.        Here await various tasks.
The ―Megaphone Racing Center‖, a local youth center, needs a new home.       It includes a
30 meter long, four lane race track, that is used by people of all ages.    You will help
with renovation works such as painting, putting up furniture, and rebuilding the
racetrack.   Of course, once the track is up and running again you can have an
‗international race day‘ and race each other around and around.      As a second project
you will help redo the garden of a local school.    You will even help build nest boxes
with some of the locals and work in nearby wetlands to bring them back to life in a
natural and ecological manner.
Free Time: The youth center has a multimedia center and a rock bar.          Who knows,
there might be some cool concerts taking place here!    There is also a local pool with a
sunbathing area for you to cool off in on hot days.     Side trips are available to Bonn,
Cologne, and Dusseldorf as well.
Accommodation: You will be housed in a currently vacated apartment.
Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group
Camp Location: North Rhine-Westphalia; 25 km from Cologne and 200 km north of
Frankfurt
Train Station: Leverkusen-Zentrum, Leverkusen-Opladen
Airort: Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund
Age: 16-26 years
Note: This camp is partially sponsored by Johnson Controls, whose European
Automotive Experience Center is located here in Burscheid.           A tour through the
facilities will be organized for you.




Let history keep on blooming
Protect the Coast on the Island of Sylt II
9227 Sylt II                                               ENVI
October 10-24, 2009                                        14 Participants
Project: Help protect the one of a kind landscape as well as maintain the residence of
20,000 people on the island of Sylt, located in the North Sea.    Lead by environmental
experts on site you will install fences to catch sand, plant beach grass and remove
invasive plants.   Of course, after a hard day‘s work, you can jump straight into the
North Sea to cool off!   Refresh yourself with the waves in the background one last time
before winter hits!
Accommodation: You will be housed in a school with multiple bed rooms.         (www.ads-
rantum.de/schullandheim/).
Catering: Meals will be provided for you.
Free Time: Sylt is one of the most well known of the North Sea islands and in addition
to its unique landscape offers many tourist activities.     Your accommodation is right
next to the beach and offers ball courts, a fire pit, and billiards.   The center of Sylt
offers gastronomic activities and shopping, and at only 6 km away is easily reachable by
bike.   On weekends feel free to explore the island or take trips to the mainland.
 (www.sylt.de)
Camp Location: Island of Sylt / Schleswig-Holstein.
Train Station: Westerland (Sylt) Airport: Hamburg
Age: 16 – 26 years

				
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