For several years, volunteers of the 40+ generation have engaged in maintenance and repair work on Jewish cemeteries in Ukraine, Poland and the Czech Republic. The degree of physical work varies in the different projects and is addressed individually. 40+ summer camp are continually growing in popularity. This year 40+ summer camps take place in Ukraine and the Czech Republic. Experienced summer campers and newcomers are welcome!
With the 40+ summer camp we would particularly like to address those volunteers who prefer to work in a non-youth group and would like to experience the history on site. In general, however, the majority of ARSP summer projects is open to people of all generations starting from 18 years. Members of the 40+ generation can also register for all the other projects, just as younger interested parties can support the 40+ summer camps, should they wish. For participation in a 40+ summer camp, applications of older participants are advantaged.
Anyone is welcome who is capable of doing manual work in a one to two weeks project and who enjoys learning about culture, history and current events in the respective summer camp country. The amount of work varies from summer camp to summer camp and is usually 5-6 hours.
Due to a larger planning process of the participants, the application period for the 40+ summer camp starts in January of the very year. Applications are collected and only closer to spring the teams will be put together. If accepted for a summer camp, the international summer camp office will send an email on reservation and ask for a participation fee. Past this the team leaders will contact and inform you about the current stage of the project and provide you further information.
The participation fee including food, programme and accommodation is according to the info on "costs" on our summer camp website. Concerning your travel arrangement we offer advice, yet cannot cover your expenses.