Hurricane’s Club House Project. Start it!

Hurricane’s Club House Project. Start it!

Workcamp about Community Sport & Self Building, Milan, from 15th till 25Th June. A workcamp born in collaboration with Lunaria, which was born in order to build a program of cooperation between popular sports organizations and international volunteers.


Lunaria is a non-profit, secular, independent and autonomous non-profit association founded by the parties founded in 1992.

Every year Lunaria sends about 450 young Italian volunteers to international volunteer camps abroad and welcomes as many foreign volunteers in Italy. This is possible thanks to the collaboration with the various organizations belonging to the Alliance of the European Voluntary Service Organizations, a network that brings together more than 50 associations that promote international youth volunteering in Europe, Asia, North-Africa and America and with dozens of local authorities and Italian associations.


The host association “Rubin Carter” was founded in 2008 and from 2013 runs a community gym, with the aim to guarantee economical accessibility to sport for all in the expensive city of Milan.

The gym “Hurricane” supports several projects in which an upright fair play represent the natural prevention to discrimination and racism.

The gym is completely self-managed by the athletes and the coaches, that invented and built it up independently, in a daily development. The activities increased, thanks to “Level UP! Workcamp”, two years ago we managed to open a new floor of our gym, now dedicated to all the dance’s classes.

Last year we hosted “WORK it OUT!” a workcamp that give us the possibility to recover and transform the garden out of our gym with work out structures, for free body training, and improve the bikes’ workshop area, involving the beneficiaries and the local community in the works. This year the international volunteers group will help the local volunteers to design and build the CLUB HOUSE: a place of socialization that can be used before and after the trainings, to favorite the meeting of the athlets and coaches, to build a stronger community.

The volunteers will help the local community to dispose trashes, clean up, pave floors, do plumbing and electrical works, painting, decorating, setting up the Club House .. a lot of hard works!

In the free time you can also enjoy the sport classes of boxe, yoga, martial arts, tai chi, break dance, capoeira, theater, belly dance… We will organize workshops about the practice of self building and public moment of community working. It will mainly be team work. The daily shift will be about 6 hours of work (depending also on what will be decided together). It will be provided a day off, and another day will be dedicated to visiting the city together.


L’associazione ospitante “Rubin Carter” è stata fondata nel 2008 e dal 2013 gestisce una palestra comunitaria, con l’obiettivo di garantire l’accessibilità economica allo sport per tutti nella costosa città di Milano.

La palestra “Hurricane” sostiene diversi progetti in cui il fair play rappresenta la naturale prevenzione alla discriminazione e al razzismo. La palestra è completamente autogestita dagli atleti e dagli allenatori, che l’hanno inventata e costruita autonomamente,sviluppandola giorno per giorno.

Le attività sono aumentate, grazie a “Level UP! Workcamp “, con cui due anni fa siamo riusciti ad aprire un nuovo piano della nostra palestra, ora dedicato a tutte le lezioni di danza.

L’anno scorso abbiamo ospitato “WORK it OUT!” Grazie a questo workcamp abbiamo recuperato e trasformato il giardino fuori dalla nostra palestra, che ora ospita strutture per allenarsi, completamente gratuite e accessbili a tutti e tutte; inoltre abbiamo migliorato l’area della ciclofficina, coinvolgendo i beneficiari e la comunità locale nei lavori.

Quest’anno il gruppo di volontari internazionali aiuterà i volontari locali a progettare e costruire la CLUB HOUSE: un luogo di socializzazione, che può essere utilizzato prima e dopo gli allenamenti, per favorire l’incontro degli atleti e degli allenatori, per costruire una comunità più forte. I volontari aiuteranno la comunità locale a smaltire i rifiuti, pulire, pavimentare, fare lavori idraulici ed elettrici, dipingere, decorare, allestire la Club House … molte opere dure!

Nel tempo libero puoi anche goderti le lezioni di sport di boxe, yoga, arti marziali, tai chi, break dance, capoeira, teatro, danza del ventre e molto altro. Organizzeremo seminari sulla pratica della costruzione di sé e sul momento pubblico del lavoro di comunità. Sarà principalmente il lavoro di squadra. Il turno giornaliero sarà di circa 6 ore di lavoro (dipende anche da quello che sarà deciso insieme). Sarà fornito un giorno libero e un altro giorno sarà dedicato alla visita della città insieme.

Background and aims of the project

The ASD Rubin Carter was born with the idea that the first thing that matters is not the money, not the sponsors, not the profit that a company can have, but the spirit of solidarity and cooperation, and also of self-confidence and in the same group with which it is practiced.

We chose to use the name of an athlete that can well represent the spirit with which we approach the sport and not only: Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a great sportsman and a great man, who has fought all his life in the ring and outside, rebel against the wrongs that he had suffered and injustices of racist society.

We believe that sport can be a powerful instrument of interaction between people, through which to build moments of social interaction, mutual understanding and respect, which are free and open to all.

From 2013 we run a community gym, with the aim to guarantee economical accessibility to sport for all in the expensive city of Milan. The gym “Hurricane” supports several projects in which an upright fair play represent the natural prevention to discrimination and racism. The gym is completely self managed by the athletes and the coaches, that invented and built up it independently in a daily development.

The activities increased: thanks to a wonderful group of international volunteers and our local community, last year we build a new level of the gym. We love to be always in movement, so we decide to upgrade again the project with “Hurricane’s Club House Project”!

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