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BOOM Camps 2021: Shaping the Sustainable Future

What does it mean to live sustainably or how do sustainability goals intersect with future career choices? Over 70 teenagers and young adults engaged with these questions during our BOOM career orientation camps held in summer 2021.

The participants of the food camp built a clay oven from scratch – a new asset for the Jugendakademie Walberberg, the camp venue. During a visit at an organic local farm they collected plants, herbs, and vegetables and tried out sustainable cooking.

As part of the camp on energy and mobility, the participants were able to take home self-made solar power banks for their smartphones and built a solar charging station for e-bikes at the Sport- Natur und Erlebniscamp Edersee, the location where the camp took place.

During the camp on daily consumption, a creative and functional waste separation system was built out of scrap materials, such as pallets, pipe cuttings and waste wood. The system will now be used at Camp Edersee. In addition, the participants coloured T-shirts with turmeric and designed their own jute bags.

“The Camp was a great experience for me. After many conversations about sustainability in everyday life, I now have an idea of my path into the future.”, noted one of the participants. “I have learned more about myself and others at the camp and found my own strengths.”, said another.

The BOOM holiday camps are a creative type of job orientation camps with a strong focus on sustainability. The dates for our BOOM Camps 2022 have been set – check them out here and spread the word!

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.

For further questions, please contact Marius Mertens.