Noerr KinderCamp opens its doors for the fifth time
The Noerr KinderCamp is opening its doors for the fifth time in succession this year. On the invitation of the law firm Noerr, for eight weeks from mid-July groups of approximately 30 socially disadvantaged children and young people from Germany and eastern Europe will each spend an unforgettable holiday week at Lake Fuschl (Austria).
Since 2011, more than 800 children and young people from Germany, Romania and Austria have already been guests at the Noerr KinderCamp. “The large amount of positive feedback which we receive every year from the children, young people and the organizations involved confirms our belief that the Noerr KinderCamp is a great way to get actively involved in society. We are also naturally involved in other pro bono projects, but the Noerr KinderCamp is something very special and of which we are very proud”, says Tobias Bürgers, Co-Speaker of Noerr.
The motto of the Noerr KinderCamp 2015 is once again ‘Forest, meadow, water - Experiencing, shaping and understanding nature’. The activities which are organized for each group – based on age structure and weather – in an appropriate educational programme of events for the week, include for example extended walks, paddling dragon boats on Lake Fuschl, building an insect hotel or visiting museums. Besides lots of sporting and exciting activities, the children and young people also have time for creative activities and ‘for themselves’.
During their time at the Noerr KinderCamp, children and young people are provided with educational support and guidance by employees from the non-profit-making organizations with whom they will be visiting the Camp. “Organizational matters and visitors’ questions are handled at the Camp by an experienced team of five people”, says Gerlinde Brenner, who is contact person at Noerr for organizational questions during the Camp season.
This year, the Camp is being visited by children and young people from the following organizations: Kinderheim Pauline v. Mallinckrodt (near Siegburg), Stiftung Kinderzukunft (Gelnhausen/Timisoara, Romania), Clemens-Maria-Kinderheim (Munich), Kindervereinigung Dresden, Waldoni-Stiftung (Darmstadt) and for the first time the Tillmann Kinderheim (Munich). “What is fascinating about the Camp is the fantastic range of activities offered: children and young people are given the opportunity to experience nature with all their senses, to learn about and test their own limits – whether when taking part in walks, archery, slacklining, woodcarving or communication games. The group is once again looking forward to the week at the Camp”, says Magdalena Forstner, Group Leader at the Clemens-Maria-Kinderheim (Munich), which has been sending groups to the Noerr KinderCamp since 2011.
About the NoerrKinderCamp
The Noerr KincerCamp came about at the end of April 2011: instead of poring over the finer points of law, the awyers, tax advisors and auditors at the “Wir 2011” conference took up saws, hammers and paintbrushes – in order to lay a colourful foundation stone for many carefree hours.
The Noerr KinderCamp is a holiday village of eight brightly coloured wooden caravans as well as shower and toilet caravans at Lake Fuschl (Austria). Four children can sleep in each caravan; all in all there is sufficient accommodation for 32. Since the summer of 2011, socially disadvantaged children and young people have been able to spend carefree holidays at the Noerr KinderCamp. Many of them have never had a holiday previously.
The objective is that the children and young people take home impulses for their future life based on the positive experiences they have at the Noerr KinderCamp. This is why the children and young people are supervised and cared for pedagogically by the charitable organisations which make it possible for them to visit the Noerr KinderCamp and can leave their cares behind them at the tried and tested NoerrKinderCamp holiday programme.
You can find more information on the Noerr KinderCamp here.