About the project
The youth exchange “Peace of Mind” deals with different aspects around the topic: “Self Care”. Workshops will be offered in the areas of self-development, meditation and mindfulness, among others, to counter one of the biggest challenges facing society and young people in particular: the lack of tools and mechanisms for self-care and self-support that it takes to increase our own well-being, empower us and allow us to prevent burnout and emotional breakouts. You will have 2 sessions of 1.5 hr workshops in the morning and another 2 sessions in the afternoon. In between there will be a long lunch break.
(Please Note: Your active participation in the above described work project (about 30 hours per week) is mandatory.)
Monschau is a beautiful medieval town with old half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets and a castle. It is right on the Belgian border and only 30 minutes from Aachen. During the youth exchange you will be offered three program points: Since you will not live directly in Monschau there will be a trip to Monschau, where you can marvel at the scenery or make a detour to the mustard museum. There you can find the best mustard in the region! You will also be able to make a trip to Aachen and one evening will be a barbeque.
(Please Note: While thinking about your free time together, SELF-ORGANIZATION is the key idea. The group leaders will gladly assist with tips and advice, but will not organize your free time for you. We expect that all participants will be prepared to actively help plan and decide on elements of the team’s group life.)
There will be a cook, who will make breakfast and cook lunch, but you will be required to help with the meal preparation and also you will be able to cook dinner in teams . You plan, shop, cook and clean the kitchen and the accommodation yourselves. Meals will be planned according to your dietary needs. Meals by the cook will be planned vegan. When you will cook dinner for the group please also take into consideration the needs of
(Please Note: Self-organization is also a key point of the camp during your daily camp routines. Shopping, cooking, and cleaning are all planned and done independently within the group. Each participant is expected to take part in the CCC (cooking-cleaning-crew). The advantage is, of course, that you will have the opportunity to eat international dishes and cuisine at every meal and realize that cleaning yourselves can lead to a great deal of fun in th)e group.
You spend the night in the “Alte Schule Rohren”. An old school in a small town near Monschau. You will sleep in shared rooms. You will have the whole building for yourselves. It has a garden and some space in the front, where it is also possible to have a barbeque.
(Please Note: In most places of accommodation, it is not possible to lock private belongings such as laptops, smartphones, tablet computers, digital cameras, etc. separately, therefore protecting it from damage and theft. IJGD takes no responsibility for theft and damage to personal belongings that are brought to camp. We advise you therefore that each participant should either insure their belongings separately or to not bring them to camp. )
Number of Volunteers? 26 participants from around the world, aged 18 – 25 (group leader 18+, no upper age limit)
Camp language? English, it is necessary for you to have a good level of English in order to participate and fully enjoy your experience
Is a washing machine available? Yes
Is Wi-Fi / Internet available? Yes
- You are required to bring complete bed linen (blanket cover, pillow cover and bedsheet).
- Please bring your own towels.
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