Bergwaldprojekt

 

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Bergwaldprojekt

 

 

 

Families

Generations care for the forest! Various forest jobs await to be undertaken jointly by young and old, but still plenty of time is left for fun and leisure. Three half-day trips liven up the sustainable cooperation between adults and children. Children from the age of 6 may participate under the guidance of at least one adult.

 

Assignments 2017

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Tenna

16.07.17 - 22.07.17

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Valchava

30.07.17 - 05.08.17

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06.08.17 - 12.08.17

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Trin

08.10.17 - 14.10.17

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Families

Commitment
A typical Bergwaldprojekt work week is no holiday job nor for late risers and would look like this: arriving on Sunday afternoon, foot march to the lodging (luggage is usually transported by a vehicle), settle in, slide presentation and introducing yourselves. Monday to Friday: get up at 6, copious breakfast, work in the mountain forest, which includes 3 half-day excursion as well as clearing the table after dinner and washing-up. At the end of the week, maintenance of working tools and cleaning of lodging. Feedback round, travel home on Saturday morning.

Work
The forest dynamics allow no long term forecast of the work to be done; the jobs will be decided upon right before the work week begins, according to the needs of the forest. Possible tasks such as construction of trails, bulkheads, protections and fences against wildlife browsing, tending of the forest or the biotope, planting, or clearing stump areas are instructed by experienced group leaders and trained project leaders.

Lodging
Lodging is mainly in alpine or forest cabins, or vacation centre houses (dormitories) with warm showers.

Meals
We serve wholemeals. Lunch consists of a soup prepared upon a fire in the forest.

Equipment
The basic equipment consists of warm clothes suitable for mountain climate, including spares for rainy days. Two pairs of heavy mountain boots are imperative, as well as a good anorak, sleeping bag, pocket torch, and thermos flask.

Prerequisite
No forestry knowledge is required. Travel and insurance are payable by the participants. Children from the age of 6 may participate under the guidance of at least one adult.

Costs
Fr. 270.- Children
Fr. 430.- Adult

Language
Family projects will be held in German.