We’re Waiting for You at Our Youth Construction Camps!
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 and, more important, your life experiences and participate in a youth construction camp! These take place at several locations.
Examples of activities include excavation, masonry, painting, and maintaining green spaces. Professionals will be on hand to help everyone to learn new skills. In the evening, there will be discussion groups and videos on extreme poverty around the world and ways to overcome it. Participants will hear from ATD activists who have experienced poverty themselves or those working alongside them. Working knowledge of French, Spanish or English is desirable.
2022 Youth Summer Camps Schedule*
3 – 8 May: Joseph Wresinski Centre, Baillet en France, Paris region
12-18 June: La Bise Family House, eastern France
30 June – 5 July: ATD International Centre, Méry-sur-Oise, Paris region
4-8 July: Noisy-le-Grand, Paris region
10-16 July: ATD Fourth World National Center Switzerland
24-31 July: ATD Colmar, eastern France
* Updated March 17, 2022.
Méry-sur-Oise (Val d’Oise), 35 kms North-West of Paris, France; accessible by train from the central Paris train station ‘Gare du Nord’.
La Bise Family House:
Family Vacation Home
ATD Fourth World National Center Switzerland
La Crausa 3
Maison Quart Monde
3 Oberhoh Weg
Please contact us below for more information on access.
How much does it cost? We ask participants to pay a participation fee of approximately 10€/day for food and lodging, 7€/day if you bring your own tent. Contact us for exact rates for your country. Reduced rates are available in case of financial difficulty. Round-trip travel to from your home is at your own expense.
Contact: for more information or sign up here.
Short video of a camp in 2019: