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CONCF-158 FRANCIA Saint-Georges-des-Gardes, France RENO/CONS 09/07/2018 20/07/2018

Code: CONCF-158

Name: SAINT GEORGES DES GARDES – Valorisation of the “Gardes” village


Dates: 09/07 - 20/07/18


Age: 15-17

This workcamp is the result of collaboration between the village of Saint-Georges- des- Gardes, the social centre of Chemillois and Concordia.
The inhabitants have a collective project of valorisation of the “Gardes” village located at the highest point of the department of Maine-et- Loire. Around 15 young people are involved for five years in the enhancing process: fixing a bus stop, painting, restoration of a shaft… Since 3 years, we want to open this project by welcoming 6 international young people and 9 locals.

Work will consist in implementing and creating arrangements inside the village center of The Gardes: construction of flowerpots, construction of small walls, painting work.

Accommodation and food:  
In a shared accommodation, in tents, boys and girls separated. Lavatory in the locker room. Group life and cooking in the courtyard and in a little house called “House of energy”. Cleaning and cooking tasks will be done together. Bring a sleeping bag and a mat. You will experiment a sustainable lifestyle within the camp (local organic food, composting, energy saving).

Location and activities:
Saint Georges-des- Gardes is a small village (800 inhabitants) of the Maine-et- Loire region, located near the cities of Cholet and Angers. It is the highest point in the region.

Activities: discovering the region, media creations “video, pictures, radio…” with the support of the Regional Numerical space of the Chemillois, bathing, hiking, concerts and all the ideas you might come up with… More information about the project on www.centresocial- chemille.asso.fr

Special requirements and remarks:
This project is French-speaking only. An intermediate level in French language is needed to be part of it. A motivation letter in French is required.
Bring suitable shoes, warm and waterproof clothes, a sleeping bag and a sleeping mat. Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.

Meeting point:
Chemillé train station
Closest airport: Paris
Fee: 165€