Klitten (Saxony)

Camp from July 3rd – 17th, 2021 

Camp Location
Protestant Parish Klitten
Halbendorfer Str. 21
02943 Boxberg
40 kilometres northwest of Görlitz
Ev. Kirchengemeinde Klitten
CVJM Schlesische Oberlausitz

Application
Deadline for applications: June 28th, 2021
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Please send your application to:
Karolin Minkner, Camp-Coordinator
Telefon +49-(0)30/ 31 91-131
Fax +49-(0)30/ 31 91-100
E-Mail workcamp@akd-ekbo.de

Reborn in 1992 – The rescued village of Klitten builds for its future
The village of Klitten is located in the middle of the former Bärwalde open-cast coal mining area. Lignite was mined in the region from 1976 to 1992. Because the Bärwalde open pit mine was shut down ahead of schedule, it was possible to prevent the over-excavation of the village of Klitten (population approx. 1,500). Through recultivation and redevelopment of the mining area, an area with large lakes developed for tourism and local recreation.

The Protestant parish of Klitten is pleased to receive support for landscaping work on the parish’s properties. In addition, 2 parish rooms are to receive a new coat of paint. A fence around a church property and a newly plastered cemetery wall also need a new coat of paint. On another piece of wall, the plaster needs to be knocked off as preparatory work for further renovation.

The working time is in the period between 8 – 14 o’clock. Of course, there will be breaks during this time. In our free time we can go swimming, barbecue, play volleyball and table tennis, make music on the piano in the parish hall and play foosball and billiards in the parish youth room. An excursion to Berlin or Leipzig or Dresden as well as to the surrounding area (Görlitz) are being planned. The accommodation is in the parish hall. You need to bring a sleeping mat and a sleeping bag.

In addition to the excursions, we plan group activities that depend on your interests and that you help to shape, e.g. through games, songs, music, dances, workshops, themes, photos that you bring along.

At a glance

  • Work Task:
    • Landscape maintenance
    • Renovation: Painting parish rooms and a fence / Building a fence
    • Restoration: cemetery walls – knocking off plaster and painting / shaft work
    • Housekeeping such as grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, tidying up.
  •  Group size: 10 participants (without volunteer teamers)
  • Camp language: German/English
  • Accommodation: In the parish hall in Klitten / On request also in a tent in the garden.
    • Attention!: Everybody has to bring a sleeping bag and a sleeping mat/air mattress!
    • Attention!: We will use bicycles daily!

The team leaders are
More information in May 2021

How to get to Klitten

  • By train
    • to Klitten
    • from Klitten train station you can walk to the accommodation (15 minutes)
      ODER
    • to Rietschen
    • from Rietschen train station we will pick you up by car.
  • By plane
    • to Berlin airport
      • from Berlin main station there is a regional train every hour to Klitten (travel time approx. 3.5 hours) / from Klitten station you can walk to the accommodation (15 minutes)
        OR
      • from Berlin main station there is an hourly regional train to Rietschen (travel time approx. 2 hours) / from Rietschen station we will pick you up by car.
    • to Leipzig Airport
      • from Leipzig main station there is a regional train to Klitten every 2 hours (travel time approx. 3 hours) / from Klitten station you can walk to the accommodation (15 minutes)
        OR
      • from Leipzig main station there is a regional train to Rietschen every 2 hours (travel time approx. 2.5 hours) / from Rietschen station we will pick you up by car.
  • By bus
    • to Berlin or Leipzig or Dresden
    • From the bus station take the public transport to the main station
    • From the main station there is a regional train every hour or every 2 hours to Klitten or Rietschen
    • From the train station Klitten you can walk to the accommodation (15 minutes) / From the train station Rietschen we will pick you up by car.
  • With a carpool
    • to Berlin or Leipzig or Dresden or Görlitz
    • by public transport you go to the main station
    • from the main station there is a regional train to Klitten or Rietschen every hour / every 2 hours
    • from the station Klitten you can walk to the accommodation (15 minutes) / from the station Rietschen we will pick you up by car.

More information to the Public Transport System
Further Information to organize your travel by aircraft, train, bus or lift agency