BOOM Holiday Camps 2020: Registration is Open!

Do you know a teenager or a young adult who is curious about their future career and what it could look like? How will work and life look like in 2030, what are the future jobs and what knowledge and skill sets will be needed? Moreover, how can we shape future careers to be sustainable and therefore meaningful for individuals, society and the environment alike? The CSCP invites teenagers and young adults to join our BOOM holiday camps and explore these questions and more together – registration is open!

The first BOOM holiday camp, which focuses on the subject of building and housing, will take place at the lake Edersee in Germany from 2 to 7 August 2020. During the camp, participants in the age group 14 – 17 years will have the opportunity to design their own open-air community room with upcycled furniture, renovate tree houses or learn to build a raised bed for delicious wild herbs that can be used in the kitchen of the youth hostel. The holiday camp will take place in an adapted format and with appropriate hygiene and safety measures, reflecting the latest Covid-19 developments.

Two further camps will take place in 2020. The second BOOM camp is planned for 20-25 September on the topic of daily consumption and is designed for the age group 18-25 years. The third camp is scheduled for 11-16 October for teenagers between 14-17 years old and it evolves around the topic of nutrition. Both camps will take place in Walberberg, Cologne/Bonn. Registration for both BOOM camps is open – let teenagers and young adults know!

BOOM – Career Orientation and Sustainability with a New Perspective (Berufsorientierung und Nachhaltigkeit Mal Anders) are holiday camps aiming to give teenagers and young adults the possibility to explore handicraft professions in creative ways, while at the same time offering them the space to experience their strengths, needs and wishes. The participants will also have the chance to learn about sustainable living and how career decisions can have an impact on that.

BOOM participants explore future jobs in the fields of ‘daily consumption and product design’, ‘energy and mobility’, ‘building and housing’ and ’food and agriculture’. Beyond that, they also have the chance to get insights into societal trends and challenges, such as digitalisation, changing consumption trends or the ‘New Work’ concept and reflect on how these trends affect their own lifestyles and future careers.

Along the guiding principle “every job is green”, the participants of the BOOM holiday camps are invited to take sustainability as a key aspect in their career plans and as an opportunity to shape their professional and personal future. To find out more about the camps and how to register, please check the BOOM website.

BOOM is a joint project of the CSCP and its partners Provadis GmbH and Sportjugend Hessen e.V and it is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. The project runs until 2022.

For further information, please contact Carina Diedrich.