• The Classroom is Everywhere

    Monestevole's Green Summer Camp, 19 -26 August 2017

  • Green Summer Camp

    19 -26 August 2017
    with Filippo Bozotti & Nicolo' Tacconi

    After our success working with the Green School’s Earthbound program last October, we’re excited to offer children and teenagers, from 8-18, and their families, the opportunity to experience a hands on learning experience on our Umbrian farm while enjoying the beauty of the Italian countryside this summer.


    For one week - Saturday 19 August to Saturday 26 August - Monestevole will be transformed into a dedicated Green Summer Camp!


    During the week, the students will take part in morning activities designed to educate them about sustainability and permaculture in a fun and interactive way. They’ll help us to take care of our permaculture gardens, plant trees, harvest food for the kitchen, and feed and take care of the animals, and will learn how to apply these skills to gardening in much smaller spaces in special Urban Gardening sessions. We will also have some dedicated spaces to look energy sustainability, water and product cycles, using Monestevole as a real life example of how a community can be self sufficient.


    In the afternoons we will arrange more informal optional activities such as walks, wild swimming in a local lake, building a bonfire for that evening, nature art, outdoor games, and helping to make fresh pasta and preserves in our Italian kitchen!


    Younger students (age 8-12) will have to come with parents and will have two 2-hour sessions per day with the Monestevole team, while older students (age 13-18) are welcome both with their family and on their own and will have an additional 2-hour session in the morning.


    The two groups will have a dedicated teacher and also work together on specific projects


    The course will be mainly held in English but Italian, German and French translation is available for students.



  • Camp Schedule

    6Saturday 19 August

    Arrival in the afternoon. Check in. Dinner.


    Sunday 20 August  

    Morning: tour & introduction.

    Afternoon: classes


    Monday - Friday, 21 - 25 August

    Morning: 2 hour classes for junior students (8-12) , 4 hour classes for senior students (13-18)

    Afternoon: two hour classes for all students, hikes, games


    Friday evening, 25 August

    Graduation and party!


    Saturday morning, 26 August








  • Your Tutors

    Filippo Bozotti

    Filippo is the co-founder of Tribewanted John Obey, Sierra Leone and founder of Tribewanted Monestevole, Italy. He is also a partner in Italia che Cambia, a social activism newspaper in Italy. Before Tribewanted Filippo worked as a documentary film producer in New York city. He has been working in the field of sustainability and social entrepreneurship since 2005.

    Nicolo' Tacconi

    Researcher in Permaculture and systemic approach, Nicolo' completed his PDC in Italy and 2012 and has been deepening ever since his studies, trials, errors yet learning.


    He started with urban PC in Rome, and has been operating mainly at Monestevole since 2014, as well as running some side projects and participating in workshops.


    This systemic approach has brought him to learn about alternative teaching and information sharing.



  • Monestevole

    a home, a farm, a sustainable community

    Our goal at Tribewanted Monestevole is to show that it is possible to live sustainably, not just in remote locations and developing countries, but also in our own back yard. We want to provide a replicable model for sustainable lifestyles where it is needed the most, to be an example of how our society can live in the years to come.


    In Italy, we also aspire to preserve and enhance local artisanal skills and inspire the Italian youth to return to the countryside, whilst at the same time providing our guests with an accessible location to learn, get their hands dirty and bring the lessons home.


    Read more about us here



  • Price

    Price for students: 500 euro - includes accommodation, meals and Camp participation.

    Prices for parents dependent on room type. From 540 euro - includes accommodation, meals & wine.



    Private room, shared bathroom

    900 euro for 7 nights for two people.

    540 euro for 7 nights single occupancy.

    Private room, en suite bathroom

    1200 euro for 7 nights for two people.

    720 euro for 7 nights single occupancy.

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