We’re Waiting for You at Our Youth Construction Camp!

Are you between 18 and 30? Would you like to meet other people your age? How about learning more about ATD Fourth World?

Bring your hands, your life experiences, and participate in a summer construction camp! Held from Monday July 23 to Sunday 29 July early afternoon at ATD’s international centre located in Méry-sur-Oise, 35 kilometers from Paris.

You will help with the upkeep of the international center, so that it can continue to be welcoming for all the activists fighting extreme poverty who go there for training, recharging their batteries and reflecting together on the actions undertaken daily in the neighbourhoods where ATD works.

The group will carry out excavation, masonry, painting, maintenance of green spaces… with the help of professionals, which will allow everyone to learn new skills. In the evening, there will be discussion groups on extreme poverty around the world and ways to overcome it, with videos and testimonials of ATD activists who have experienced or who deal with precarity. Understanding French, Spanish or English is desirable.

Practical information:

Where? Méry-sur-Oise (Val d’Oise), 35 kms North-West of Paris, accessible by train from the central train station ‘Gare du Nord’.

How much does it cost? A participation fee of 60€ is requested for food and lodging, i.e. 10€/day, with an option of 7€/day if you bring your own tent. A lower fee is possible in case of financial difficulty. The round-trip from your home to Méry-sur-Oise is at your own expense.

How to register? Fill out the following form to book your spot; you will receive an email shortly to complete all the formalities!

Contact for any information: or +33 (0)1 42 46 69 82