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Old 05-06-2005, 02:14 AM   #1
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has anyone experience with workcamps? i want to take part on a workcamp in europe this year.
(www.sciint.org)

so i'm searching for other young people who are interested in workcamps, to discuss about them. i'm looking forward to any kind of workcamps reports, thoughts, testimonies, etc...

or do you also want to join a workcamp this summer?
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Unfortunately I don't know anything about the european work camps, but I know that you can do something like that in Canada. For the last 4-5 years friends of mine went up north to plant trees. They bring up their basic camping gear, they have to buy some equipement (one time fee) and they get food and compensation (calculated by the number of trees they planted). From what I understand you can go up for anywhere from 2 weeks to 4 months. Since you are in the middle of nowhere you have nowhere to spend the money, so if you work diligently you can come home with quite a chunk of change. Hope that helps!
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Don't believe what they tell you about work camps in Europe. The scene from Dachau is NOT this happy:


(I'm going to hell.)
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^yes, yes you are.


Now if you followed that with a "too soon?" you may have been ok, but now, hell.
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^ I'll write down your reservations...

you said workcamps and im like wtf?!

the next post about canada helped me a bit...
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Don't believe what they tell you about work camps in Europe. The scene from Dachau is NOT this happy:


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that's definitly NOT that kind of camp i meant! i don't know how i should understand this??? i'm not talking about concentration camp!
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it's definitly a bad joke (?!) ! i can't believe it...
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it's definitly a bad joke (?!) ! i can't believe it...

oh, don't worry, he can't help it....

what do you mean by "work camps" - tell us what exactly you are looking for and we'll help ya out
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what do you mean by "work camps" - tell us what exactly you are looking for and we'll help ya out
A workcamp is a place where people of all races, ideologies, and nationalities live and work together for two to four weeks on a project organized by a local sponsor. Most workcamps occur during the summer months and have between 10 and 20 international participants. They volunteer, they socialize and they work with the local people. They are a multicultural, voluntary workforce.

what is a workcamp?
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sounds cool. I know you can find several type things working in national parks and such in various countries, but I don't have any info myself...
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i have already sent my aplication for a camp in latvia. and now i'm searching for people who had already take part on such a camp.
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ive traveled with people who have been to work camps before and......take a look at what omisan said and believe it. workcamps are shit!! there you go, i hope you get the joke and i hope you talk to people that have already done this sort of workcamp because its not all flowers and perfume. be prepared, dont always believe what you see!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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