Students will be housed in the newly built center of the local scouting organization, on the edge of an urban environment, but basically in rural setting and situated along a river. There is plenty of space to relax both outside and inside. The accommodation has all facilities needed for group accommodation, such as sufficient lavatories, showers and kitchen facilities. The lavatories and showers are separate for male and female, but we can make arrangements for other gender identities, if needed.
No individual rooms will be available. We will have one large room for men, and one for women. However, we will set up screens to accommodate people of other gender identities and create some privacy for everyone. You will have to bring your own sleeping bag and pillowcases as well as towels.
Cleaning the accommodation, including the joined spaces like lavatories, will be done by the students daily, according to a pre-made schedule, ensuring every student takes his or her share of the cleaning tasks. Lavatories, showers and kitchen facilities will be cleaned thoroughly every day. Regular hand washing is required of all participants. Laundry facilities will be available and can be used upon request. Everyone is responsible to clean around his or her personal space, especially because the sleeping arrangements are shared.
All participants in a field school, students and staff, will wear masks while indoors (i.e., during lectures, during labs, in shared residential spaces, etc.). Regular hand washing will be a part of the project’s daily schedule.
All students will help with the meals and a schedule will be made for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast will be eaten at the accommodation and will consist of a simple continental breakfast. Cleaning up will be done by the students. Lunch will be as much as possible outside, preferably at the Vlaardingen house. This will be a simple cold lunch of sandwiches and fruit, following Dutch customs. Each student will prepare their own lunch during breakfast and will keep it in a lunchbox (it is required to bring a lunchbox to the field school).
All meals will primarily cater towards vegetarians, with meat provided separately for those who request it. Vegan diets cannot generally be accommodated, but students following such a diet are encouraged to participate in the cooking to make sure their needs are taken into account as much as possible. The same pertains to specific dietary needs like lactose intolerance, and religion-based diets which will be accommodated as much as possible within the vegetarian meals that are going to be cooked. Cooking different parts of the meal separately usually can allow for such specific needs.