FESTIVAL - YATAĞAN - DENİZLİ
DENİZLİ, SERİNHİSAR, YATAĞAN 23 Temmuz 2003 - 06 Ağustos 2003
KAMP TANIMI :
GEN-11 FESTIVAL YATAGAN 23.07 - 06.08 FEST 15
Yatagan is a small town but famous for producing wellknown knives. For introducing and marketing their products, they organize a local festival every year on the high plateaus. The international volunteers will help to the municipal staff for the preparation and the organisation of the festival and the environmental cleaning after the festival.
W: Festival preparation & organisation.
A: In the guesthouse on the plateau. As the nights will be cold, sleeping bag will be necessary.
F: Will be served in different restaurants.
LA: English, a little Turkish will be helpful but not necessary.
LO: Yatağan is in the west of Turkey. Next city is Denizli
CAMP NO / NAME: GEN – 11 FESTIVAL YATAGAN – SERINHISAR - DENIZLI
DATES: 23.07– 06.08.2003
PRE-CAMP DAYS: 20.07 – 23.07.2003 (This is an optional sight seeing program in Istanbul with an extra cost of USD 50.-) Although there
are a lot to see in the city we recommend you to join in the Pre Camp Days together with the other volunteers of your
own camp rather than trying to discover the city by your own.
NO OF VOLUNTEERS: 15
PROVINCE : DENIZLI
LOCATION: Yatagan is a small, calm town by a lake, in the west of Turkey. Next city is Denizli. The campsite is a high land on the mountains and 1500 high from the sea level.
PARTNER: The municipality of Yatagan.
PROJECT / WORK : Preparation work for a local festival. Setting up seating places, stalls and some environmental development work.
AIM: To help to the municipal staff working for the festival.
LEADER: A bilingual,ex volunteer who is responsible for the smooth running of the camp. Our leaders are also volunteers. They are neither paid staff nor professionals. Most of them are university students who dedicate their free time for the development of the country and for helping to the local projects and to the foreign young people who participate in GENCTUR camps. They all have previous workcamp experience and participate in preparatory meetings.
ACCOMMODATION : Under traditional nomad tents. Sleeping bag & mat are necessary.As the nights are cold you should also bring some
FOOD: Will be prepared by a cook with the help of volunteers.
ORIENTATION MEETING: In order to get to knowthe other volunteers and to havebasic information on the camp,Türkiye and its culture, GENCTUR organizes an orientation meeting on the firstday of the camp.All volunteers have to attend to get information about the camp and to travelto the camp site altogether.
MEETING POINT : GENCTUR Office- Istiklal Cad. Zambak Sok.15/5 Taksim /ISTANBUL
MEETING DATE / HOUR: 23.07.2003WEDNESDAY -14 .00
TRANSPORTATION: By a non-smoking inter-city coach from ISTANBUL to Denizli, then by a minibus to Yatagan ( 12 hours) One-way transport to the campsite is organizedby GENCTUR, which will cost about USD 25.- for eachvolunteer. The group travels together and is assisted by the leader.
AFTER THE CAMP : As everyone has got different plans, and wishes to go different places after the camp, no group travel back to ISTANBUL is organized by GENCTUR. In case every one wants to go to the same place or come back to ISTANBUL, the group may travel together. If every one wants to travel individually or in small groups the group leader helps you to arrange your travel and to obtain a ticket.
CAMP LANGUAGE :English
NOTES: * If the group travels out of the campsite for the free days, transport, accommodation and food expenses are
volunteers' own responsibility.
* The volunteers are expected to respect the rules of the camp and the traditions of the locals and should follow the
directions of the group leader.
REGISTRATION FEE:The volunteers coming from a workcamp organization those hosts GENÇTUR volunteers in their camps are not charged any fee. Other volunteers should pay an inscription fee of USD 50.-, which is charged to cover the expenses of running the program and the office works all year around. Please be aware that this fee is not related with the physical conditions of the camp like the quality of the bed or amount of the food. The fee is paid on arrival, in cash. As GENCTUR doesn't get any financial support from government, local administrations or any other institutionthis inscription fee is a need.
WHAT TO BRING: Working clothes and shoes / Gloves / A light raincoat / Warm clothes for the nights / Musical instruments that you can play / Games / Pictures of your environment i.e. family, friends, home, school / Your interest, fun and enthusiasm for the project and the group / Your personal goods / Medicines against diarrhea, sun stroke, pains, allergies/ A hat against the sun / Insurance documents /Enough money for your transport to and from the camp site, for your personal expenses.
WHAT NOT TO BRING : Drugs / Also please keep in mind that décolleté dresses, mini skirts, may not be allowed in thecamp site
where the locals may be disturbed and teased by these types of garments.
LEADER'S LETTER: You will receive a letter from the group leader before your camp starts, giving information about him/herself, and the
camp. If you do not receive it at most 1 week before your camp starts, please contact your sending organisation. You
can also see a copy of it on our WEB site www.genctur.com . With a current list of participants of your camp. So to get
the final changes you should better follow it from the GENCTUR’s WEB site.
CURRENCY: 1 $ = 1.450.000 Turkish Liras and 1 Euro = 1.685.000 TL. while his info sheet has been prepared.All prices in the"Volunteers' Guide" and/or on the info-sheet are given as foreign currencies due to daily changes of the rate ofTL. in order to give an idea about the prices and to keep the fees and faresstable. Thus volunteers are supposed to pay theequal amount of TL. and don't need to bring or have foreign currencies for paying the registrationfee and the cost of transport.
INSURANCE: There is no insurance on our camps this year. Volunteers should have their own travel insurance against illnesses and accidents.
GENERAL INFO ON GENCTUR CAMPS : Is on the WEB page of GENCTUR. Please visit www.genctur.com and read all the info
very carefully before you arrive.
LEISURE TIME POSSIBILITIES : Visiting natural beauties around the town, Pamukkale.
EMERGENCY CONTACT: Zafer Yilmaz Tel: +90 212 249 25 15 - Fax: +90 212 249 25 54E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNICATION: International calls can easily be made from the post office by the counter system phones (you pay as long as you talk), or by phone cards or tokens, which are available from the post office in the town.
PHONE NO OF THE CAMP: None
PS: The information given on the info-sheet may change due to changes of conditions. The volunteers will be informed in this case.
WE WISH YOU A PLEASANT WORKCAMP AND NICE TIME IN TURKEY.