German Malteser Youth Camp
Report: German Bundesjugendlager comes to Frankenthal in the diocese of Speyer
From the 28th July until the fourth August 2018 the 36th annual Youth camp of the German Malteser Youth took place in Frankenthal, a small city in the south-west of Germany. 700 children, young people and volunteers came together to enjoy one of the sunniest weeks of the year. Not only German youth joined the annual reunion, 65 participants from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Poland, Lithuania, Albania and the Ukraine came to the ‘German Tuscany’, how the locals call their region.
Accompanied by ‘Tritschi’, a mythical creature from the Palatine forest, the participants took part in different activities every day. The week was framed by two worships, at the beginning and end of end the camp. The second service was not only for the camp participants. Georg Khevenhüller, new president of the Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V., was one of the guests participating the service and visiting the camp.
The schedule of the camp members was full of activities like various day trips to explore the region, outdoor games in the city and in the camp, sports tournaments and evenings with a campfire in the main tent. Besides the action and activates the camp members had time to laugh, to enjoy, to have fun and to meet new people and old friends from all over Germany and other countries. You will find more information’s and pictures at www.malteserjugend-bundeslager.de and on facebook https://de-de.facebook.com/malteserjugend.bundeslager
All in all, the camp has been a great event and success for the participants. Because of the positive feedback the organizers were satisfied with their work. They are looking forward to the next camp, 2019 in Immenhausen, a small village in the middle of Germany. The camp 2019 will be themed “Wilde Wiese”, which means ‘wild grassland’. The concepts of the prospective camp will be different. In 2019 the participants will have the chance to design parts of the program by their own.
Community being served:
- Disabled Children and Adults