Since then offered in the holiday camp camps for cancer-stricken children/teens and their brothers and sisters and held weekend seminars for families throughout the year with a cancer child. In the rule stay, maximum of 48 children and adolescents divided into age groups can each participate in the camps of the camp on the edge of the Heidelberg city takes eight to nine days. From rustic log cabins will sleep where a dining room, group and work rooms and even a theater until going to countless sports and leisure opportunities such as high ropes course, horseback riding, archery, swimming, diving or canoeing, the camp offers everything that helps to recover from the serious illness and to take new challenges under the guidance of trained caregivers for the young participants. An important element in tackling the disease is a stay at a camp in which the program is tailored specifically to the needs of these children. In addition to fun in nature for climbing, hiking and canoeing, drive, group experiences and experiential education content in the foreground. While the possibility of exchange of experience stems for each participant quite casually with other stakeholders.
Here they can be taken back from the situation of helplessness and passivity. The experiential learning aims to rediscover the existing strengths and capabilities of each child and to support his self-esteem and to strengthen his confidence in himself. Fears are recognized as normal and experienced self doubt as surmountable. The group is of major importance in this concept. Because only with the group, the problems can be solved, equity participation and accountability are required of each. The forest pirates”was proposed by the Cereproc GmbH & co. KG: the forest pirates holiday camp is a wonderful facility and we are very happy for this nationwide unique institution with our idea to have done.