PAYS Espagne
05/07/2024 19/07/2024
Âge : 18 - 30
code :  SVI-MD 01-24
Ajouter à ma liste
Nombre de volontaires 25 VOLS
Langue eng
Les frais sont à régler en une fois


General Directorate of Youth in collaboration with the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage of the Government of the Community of Madrid. Come to our camp if you feel that… Thanks to Archaeology we can discover, study and understand the remains of our cultural ancestors. No previous experience is required to participate in The paper trail camp, as you will work with an archaeologist and a historian. This volunteer camp will take place at the foot of the mountain, in the Paular Valley. This valley has been historically linked to Los Batanes estate as an industrial development model linked to sustainable use of resources, such as the use of different hydraulic devices to harness water power. Don Quixote was first edited with galley proofs coming from Los Batanes. Preferably, students of Archaeoloy, Architecture, Restoration, Art History. Some reasons to participate in our camp In The paper trail camp, the participants will carry out various specific archaeological tasks at different locations, to discover archaeological remains, based on previous research. During 15 days, you will enjoy very special holidays, and will meet people from other regions and countries.


location Rascafría (Madrid). Spain

gare la plus proche

Atocha station and Chamartín station

aéroport le plus proche


Itinéraire vers le point de RDV

Start 5-July from 6:00 pm at “Los Batanes” hostel From Madrid city to Rascafría: By public bus at the Plaza de Castilla transport exchanger. (Metro Plaza Castilla, lines 1, 9 and 10).Company: Continental Auto. Take bus line 194 Madrid-Rascafría. Bus schedule: Monday to Friday at 10:00 h, 14:00 h and 18.00 h; Saturday at 8.00 h and 18.00 h. Sunday at 8:00 h and 15:00 h.If you miss bus line 194, you may take bus line 191 to Lozoyuela, and then take bus line 194 A from Lozoyuela to Rascafría. This bus line also stops at Monasterio Santa María de El Paular.

Informations supplémentaires

Required documents - ID card - European health card or other medical insurance if available.


Things to Bring Clothes to work: Sturdy boots, gloves, long-sleeve, t-shirts, long pants to prevent mosquito bites, a cap, sunscreen. Outerwear and rainwear, swimsuit, mosquito repellent, a torch, towel and cleaning supplies. No need to bring a sleeping bag. There are bed sheets at the hostel. A day at the volunteer camp (Schedule) In general, the technical tasks of the camp will be carried out in the morning, from 09 a.m. to 1:30 p. m. In the afternoon there will be leisure and free time activities: swimming pool, workshops, sports, etc. Generic Schedule: - 08:00 – Good morning - 08:30 – Breakfast - 09:00 – Technical work - 11:00 – Half hour break to eat a snack - 11:30 – 13:30: Technical work and collecting materials - 14:00 – Lunch - 15:00 – Rest break - 17:00 – Leisure and free time activities - 20:30 – Dinner - 21:30 – Night activities - 23:45 – Good night Insurance The managing entity of the volunteer camp has civil liability and accident insurance.


Removal and cleaning of existing vegetation, both inside and outside as well as on the perimeter of the archaeological structures. Manual cleaning and scraping building elements (walls, floors, etc.), in order to remove harmful vegetation that may damage architectural elements. All archaeological objects found will be collected, documented and stored for further study. . Implementing archaeological methodology to excavate certain structures, strictly recording the stratigraphy of deposition levels and the construction units that may be present in the subsoil. During this process, all archaeological material will be collected. An archaeological sounding is also planned. Recording all the archaeological materials collected, for further research and subsequent storage in the Museo Arqueológico Regional de la Comunidad de Madrid (Regional Archaeological Museum in Madrid Region) as regulatory required.

Logement & nourriture vegetarian

Los Batanes Youth Hostel (Ctra. de Cotos, s/n. Finca los Batanes. 28740-Rascafría- MADRID). Madrid The food will be made at the hostel and will consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a mid-morning snack.

Emplacement & temps libre

Rascafría, together with Oteruelo del Valle, is located in the Alto del Lozoya Valley, in the northwestern part of the Community of Madrid, in the Sierra de Guadarrama, a place of extraordinary beauty declared a National Park in 2013. Historically, the Paular Valley has been linked to the Batanes Estate as an industrial development model linked to sustainable use of resources, such as the use of different hydraulic devices to harness water power. This year, the proposed actions are a continuation of those of previous workcamps, and are intended to add value to the remains of these infrastructures as well as other conservation measures. In the volunteer camp, not everything is work, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy leisure and free time activities: • Visit to the historic center and other tourist attractions in Madrid, such as Plaza España, Gran Vía and El Retiro Park. . • Excursión to Alcalá de Henares and visit to the archaeological site of Complutum and visit to the Museo Arqueológico Regional. • Visit to the Monastery of Santa María del Paular. • Sports activities: mountain biking and interpretive hiking tours. • Workshops on orientation in nature, collaborative games, archery, swimming, etc.