Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP/ASF) is starting off a new year of summer camps and is looking for voluntary leaders for the international summer camp program! We are planning more than 20 projects in 16 countries, including Poland, Lithuania, Romania, Russia and Germany. People of different ages from all over the world live together for two or three weeks, getting to know each other and working towards a common goal.
The Projects, carried out by international groups, involve working on and renovating memorial sites or Jewish graveyards or renovating buildings related to the victims of National Socialism. It is also possible to work with disabled people or support organic farming.
A summer camp does not only involve practical work. An equal part of the project consists of intensive learning about the history and presence of the respective place of work. The nature of this educational experience varies from project to project, but always has to do with the history of the twentieth century, especially with National Socialism, its history, development and impact on life today. The voluntary commitment involved in a summer camp helps to raise consciousness against current-day anti-Semitism, racism and social exclusion.
Further information on the projects of 2020 can be found in the preliminary programme. Also check the summer camp descriptions of last year for more details - many of the upcoming summer camps already took place in 2019 and their general outline will remain similar.
Some summer camps are still lacking exact dates. For these we provide an approximate time frame and work on a quick resolution of the dates. It is possible to apply for a specific summer camp, but we are also happy if you can picture yourself in different summer camps.