Would you like to spend 10 days 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 improve yourself!”
Partner: 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.
Work: Revitalizing the old ruins of the small Obisovce Castle in Slovak Carpathians: renovation works, cleaning the area, help with masonry work with the traditional techniques, transport of the material like sand, rocks, and water. The volunteers will help with archeological acitvities and they will learn about castles in Eastern Slovakia.
Study Part: The workcamp will be visited by INEX Messenger who will organize a workshop focused on current issues in Europe. The volunteers will prepare the "Feast of cultures" - an international food festival for the local community, and will join the “volunteering footprint” workshop. Our camps will follow the rules of Sustainability campaign.
Location and leisure: OBISOVCE, KOSICE
The meeting point will be in the village Obisovce near Kysak, important railway junction located 20 km north from Košice. From Kysak you can get by feet or by train to the village Obisovce (1,8km) – the place of the workcamp.
Terminal: Airport – Bratislava, or Kosice; then train or bus to Kosice or straight to Kysak (Direction from Bratislava by IC train, Kysak is penultimate stop before Kosice). Please keep in mind that the journey from Bratislava to Kysak takes for app. 6 hours. So please plan your journey to Bratislava with arrival in the morning or try to find the flight connection direclty to Kosice (20 minutes to Kysak by train).
Meeting point: Cultural House, n. 83, Obisovce, around 5 pm.
The volunteers will stay in the village Obisovce (1,5 km from Kysak, 22 km from Presov) in the eastern part of Slovakia. The volunteers will sleep in local Cultural House on the floor with toilette facilities and kitchen. Sleeping bag and mat are neccessary. The food will be prepared by the volunteers themselves. Vegetarian catering is possible.
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Bring sleeping bag and mat, working clothes and gloves, warm clothes, raincoat, strong boots, swimming suit, insect repellent and a smile on your lips :) Also, if possible, music instruments and USB with your favourite songs and photos from your country.
Attention: HDW - Hard Work. The camp is for history and nature lovers.