16.08. - 22.08.2021
The Civil Association Rakociho cesta carries the idea of a touristic path that would connect places related to the history of the Rakoci’s family tree. The aim of the movement is to preserve and renovate historical monuments and traditions. They would like to continue with the original “Rakoci’s path” goal which was to contribute to the development of the region. Rakociho cesta is currently involved in the renovation of the following castles: Saris, Kapusany, Sebes, Solnohrad (Salt Castle), Lipovce and Obisovce. The workcamps are organized with the association since 2008.
Revitalizing the old ruins of the small Salt Castle and Lipovce Castle in Slovak Carpathians. The volunteers will be involved in renovation work, cleaning the area, help with masonry work using the traditional techniques, transport of the material (like sand, rocks, and water.) Also, they will learn about the history of the castles in Eastern Slovakia.
Volunteers will join the “volunteering footprint” workshop. Our camps will follow the rules of the Sustainability campaign.
The volunteers will stay in Ruská Nová Ves (7 km from Presov) in the eastern part of Slovakia. The volunteers will sleep in the local football club and on 19.8. the volunteers will move to the Lipovce village where they will stay in the cultural house. That′s why sleeping bag and mat are necessary.
The toilet facilities and showers are at the football club. The breakfast and dinner will be prepared by one team. There will be a room with kitchen equipment. The lunch will be provided by the local partner. Vegetarian catering is possible.
Would you like to spend week helping with the renovation of a castle in the middle of the beautiful nature in Slovakia? Get ready for the adventure, open your mind and develop yourself!
Bring a sleeping bag and mat, working clothes and gloves, protection mask for every day, warm clothes, raincoat, strong boots, swimming suit, insect repellent and a smile on your lips :)
Address: , Ruská Nová Ves, Slovakia
GPS: 48.9770946, 21.3245232
Ruská Nová Ves is 7km far from the city of Prešov – the 3rd biggest city in Slovakia. There is swimming pool, visiting historical museums, Salt Museum, hiking.
Terminal: From Bratislava, train or bus to Prešov. Then bus from Prešov to Ruská Nová Ves. Please keep in mind that the journey from Bratislava to Prešov takes around 6 hours.
Meeting point: football stadium in Ruská Nová Ves, around 5 pm.
On the first day, the temperature of the camp participants will be measured. Hygienic regulations will be followed during the camp according to the instructions of the Public Health Authority.
The volunteers will move to Lipovce village on 19.8., they will stay there until the end of the camp and it will be also departure place.
We will reimburse travel cost up to EUR 15. It is necessary to save the original travel tickets.Toto podujatie bolo podporené z dotačnej schémy Ministerstva školstva, vedy, výskumu a športu SR Programy pre mládež 2014 – 2021, ktorú administruje IUVENTA – Slovenský inštitút mládeže.
Participation fee: 15 EUR