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This has been the best summer I’ve ever had and I can’t wait for next years workcamps!

To start my journey from the United States to Wangerooge, Germany, I had to catch 5 planes, 2 busses, 1 ferry, and the island train...

Name:Pedro P.Alter:18 yearsEinsatzstelle:Environmental work on the islandInhaltliche Ausrichtung:Environment

Let me introduce myself.

My name is Pedro Peralta. My 2017 summer with IJGD workcamps was one of the best. I’ve never traveled alone, especially to a different country. The only languages that I could speak were English, French, and Spanish. Most people in Germany speak English but not all. I did get lost in Frankfurt airport but thankfully a lady spoke Spanish. :)

But I have to say that this adventure was one of the best ones yet.

I arrived at the Bremen bus station where I met six other people from the group. Thank god two of them spoke German because the rest of us had no idea where to go.
An hour later, we arrived at the ferry and hopped on. We then took the island train to the main city where we met our camp leader.

After everyone arrived, we started to get to know each other better.

People came from Germany, Austria, Russia, Spain, The Unites States, China, and Italy.
Everyone was so nice and really happy to be together.

Food and work

Everyday we would have breakfast together at 8:00 a.m. However, breakfast was prepared for us at the camp as well as lunch and dinner.
On working days we would ride our bikes to field where we met four other national park rangers there. They told us about the work and how our main goal was to get ride of the plant, “Black Cherry”.
The work was fairly easy but weather sometimes made it difficult.

After work...

...we would have our very own free time. This is where the best part of the trip happens. Since it is a really small island there wasn’t really much we could do but go to the beach. The beach however was really nice. Every night we would go to the beach and watch the sun set. Other nights, we would go to the beach and swim.

Overall I would say this trip was amazing.

The accommodation was really nice. The beds were somewhat comfortable, and the bathrooms were also very big and modern.
I got to know everyone and everything about their home towns. The last day was really hard for everyone because it was time to go back home.
IJGD WorkCamp gave us memories I will never forget.
It’s also made me want to learn more languages like German, Chinese, and Russian.

This has been the best summer I’ve ever had and I can’t wait for next years workcamps!

A video of the camp:



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