05.08. - 19.08.2020
The village of Crecy-en-Ponthieu, in the edge of the Crecy forest, is strong of a particular history. Already occupied during the prehistoric period, the village is mostly known for the battle opposing, in 1346, the king of England, Edouard III and the king of France, Philippe VI de Valois. Indeed, the Battle of Crecy is one of the many conflicts of the Hundred Years War.
The village promotes this history with several monuments (including the Tower of Edouard III renovated in 2018 during a workcamp of Concordia), but also with the upcoming opening of an interpretation centre.
The village wants to take care of its municipal facilities and make the area more attractive for young people. In this way, Concordia helps the municipality by organizing a workcamp. The numerous meetings with the local population participate in increasing the dynamism of the town, and the work of volunteers supports the valorization of the environment.
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Are you a nature lover and are you interested in building heritage? Sign up, come and experience two weeks of volunteering on the edge of the Crecy forest!
As part of a project to make the area more attractive to young people, Concordia has been asked to organize a workcamp in the village of Crecy-en-Ponthieu. On the edge of the Crecy forest, in the hamlet of Caumartin, you will live at the rhythm of Picardie life, of its fauna and its flora. You will be closely integrated into the life of the community, participating in several activities and meetings with local people. In addition, you will be involved in youth service activities (trips, animations, visits, etc.). It will be a rewarding experience with international, intercultural, and intergenerational exchanges.
This year, we will work on the renovation of the historic festival hall of Caumartin. Your tasks will be to paint and renovate the woodworks. In brief, it will be an accessible workcamp in the heart of a little charming village in the forest.
You will be accommodated in a house of the municipality, in Crecy-en-Ponthieu (dormitory space, living space, kitchen and bathroom will be at your disposal). You will share the different collective tasks and prepare meals together.
Adresa: CRECY-EN-PONTHIEU, CRECY-EN-PONTHIEU, France
Letisko: CDG, Autobusová/Vlaková zastávka: Rue train station
GPS: 50.240510799999996, 1.834649393517872
Crecy-en-Ponthieu is a village of about 1 500 inhabitants located in the region Hauts-de-France, in the department of Somme. The village is located in the north of Abbeville, 30 min away from the Picardy coast (beach of Fort-Mahon and Quend and the Somme Bay), 1h from Amiens and 1h from Boulogne-sur-Mer. Crecy-en-Ponthieu is located on the edge of the Crecy forest (4323 ha) but also close to the beach of fine sand of the north of France. So you will be able to enjoy a variety of Picardy landscapes.
You will discover the fauna and flora in your walks or bike rides in the forest. You will have the opportunity to be integrated into community’s life with several activities and meetings with local people. In addition, you will be involved in youth service activities, such as trips, animations and visits.
Please, bring working clothes and good shoes for the workcamp. Don’t forget to bring your sleeping bag and a sleeping mat. Remember to bring your swimsuit with you, to enjoy the beach of Picardy. Of course, you can also take some traditional food from your home country, photos, games, etc... to share with the other participants or the local population!
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.
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