Alliance Spain SVIAR071 ENVI 12.07.2008 31.07.2008 18-26
Code: SVIAR071 Year: 2008
Project: ENVI - Environmental
Initial Date: 12-07-2008 Final Date: 31-07-2008
Min Age: 18 Max Age: 26 Places: 10
Description of Workcamp:
REGION.- Region of Aragуn. Province of Teruel.
Preferably active young adults with an interest in the
environment and a desire to meet new people. Participants should
be communicative, outgoing and interested in learning about
Spanish culture and geography.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
Participants in the Calamocha work camp will clean up and tidy
the riverside vegetation and irrigation channels along the River
Jiloca, removing unstable sedimentation and cleaning the river
They will also tidy up and prepare a path linking the Ajutar area
bridge and creating a very attractive place to take a stroll
throughout the year.
Experts in the relevant fields will be on hand to assist in
replanting certain irrigation channels of particular importance
due to their location, such as the Monjas river, the Ajutar
communal laundry area or the Cangrejera.
The working day for the participants will be from 9:00 am until
2:00 pm, Monday to Saturday. There might be a few days when
participants will work in the afternoon.
To clean up the banks of the River Jiloca in Calamocha.
To improve access to various parts of the river along the
To restore sites of historical and cultural interest to be found
along the banks of the River Jiloca.
To promote environmentally friendly habits and participative and
voluntary behaviour in benefit of the community amongst the work
To learn how to use digital cameras, discover the full range of
possibilities they offer and thereby enable the participants to
record for themselves the improvements they make on the river
To learn cardboard and papier-mache restoration techniques in
can be included in the processions of people wearing the masks
during fiestas in the area.
To experience the area’s cultural and artistic heritage through
visits to sites of interest.
Once the working day has ended, participants will be able to
enjoy a period of free time. They will then have time to use the
various municipal facilities, e.g. the sports hall, swimming
pools, the library (with access to the Internet), a youth centre,
On several days of the week there will be workshops organised by
Cabezudos repair workshop: participants will learn how to repair
local cabezudos under the guidance of a specialist in the
restoration of cardboard and papier-mache objects. Once restored,
the participants will be able to see the cabezudos when they are
paraded around the streets during fiestas. Time permitting,
participants will make a new cabezudo from scratch.
Digital photography workshop. The aim is to enable participants