work-camps will be stationed in two small villages of “Valle Veddasca”, a beautiful, remote valley
located in the Pre-alpine zone of Varese district, next to the Swiss border. The
area is characterized by large broadleaf woods – in particular chestnut and
beeches, and hosts a great number of animals, as well as traditional mountain
farms and villages. Stretching into one of the most famous Italian lakes, the
“Lago Maggiore” (a nice tourist place), the valley offers a unique panoramic
TO BRING: : sleeping bag, pillow case, water-flask, working clothes and shoes
usable also for mountain walks, sun cream, sun hat, anti-mosquito, a small
rucksack, raincoat, swim suit, warmer clothes for the evening since we are near
the Alps. If you like you can also bring: camera, binocular, musical
OF THE CAMP: The volunteers have to speak a basic level of English.
DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITIES: the working time will be 6 hours for 5 days a week. We will help the local community in the clear cut and maintenance of the nearby mountain paths.
the free time we will visit the best places of Lake Maggiore. There will be the
possibility to go swimming, kayaking, sun-bathing, site-seeing etc.
A FEW LITTLE AND IMPORTANT RULES: There are two basic rules needed to create a nice atmosphere during a work-camp: COLLABORATION and RESPECT.
important to have clear in mind that all volunteers have to do all the
activities of the camp (work, cook, clean up the accommodation etc.).
important rule is that participants should have respect for other people and for
camp leader will organize working time and free time, always taking care of
everybody’s needs. He/she will also have the control of the budget of the
a volunteer will not respect the rules of the camp, the camp leader is allowed
to expel him/her from the camp. .... but we are sure that this will never
.... but we are sure that this will never happen!
See you soon....!!!