Camp program includes sightseeing in Estonian capital, meetings with organizations, social games, performances in the open air, actions for peace and nature protection, discussions at the round table, presentations of the countries camp participants and volunteers represent, team projects, etc. Each day of the camp will have a country presentation, a subject to learn or discuss and a related activity. Teenagers will stay in the camp activities zone from 10.00 to 17.00. There is at least one day of travel outside Tallinn. Camp activities will take place in a learning centre/ school situated in the centre of the city. To activate teenagers and run the program there will be 3 international volunteers and members of the local school staff.
In the apartments of the host families in Tallinn and its suburbs. Travel cards and pick up service will be provided. Participants will stay in a separate or shared room. You do NOT need a sleeping bag. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners in their host families, lunches i all together in the city.
LocationTallinn is the capital of Estonia with population of 450 000 people. See information on www.visittallinn.ee/engThe meeting place will be in the school In Down-Town at 14:00 on your arrival date at Joe str 3, Tallinn. Pick up by families at the point of arrival is possible upon request.Leisure timeThere are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities since camp will take place in the Estonian capital Tallinn where one can find attractions for any taste: sightseeing, museums, festivals, concerts, etc.
An international language camp is organized by the language school In Down Town , non-profit association Alternative Language programs Satellite (ALPS) and youth exchange association EstYES. The camp is aimed to introduce the diversity of world cultures to the teenagers aged 14 -17 and provide them with good practices in multicultural communication by means of alternative language practice, meetings, visits and direct contact with young people from abroad. At the same time this camp gives foreign participants a good chance to meet youngsters of Estonia and experience the local life staying in the host families of local participants who will join this camp. This camp is organized particularly for those youngsters, who does not speak English but other languages, so the languages of the camp are French, German and Spanish. This year camps topic is Indigenous Languages. Within the theme, camp participants guided by international volunteers are going to discuss issues important for personal and social development.
Special requirementsWe will welcome any ideas to improve the program and your active participation in it. Some knowledge of spoken French or German or Spanish is required in this camp. The age of participants is 14 – 16. We ask you to bring some materials like postcards or posters and maps, any symbols of your country, music or popular national games, etc. which are typical for your country or region. Participation feeUnlike the traditional voluntary camp there will be informal educational activities and alternative language practice. Camp program implementation involves costs for board, lodging, local transport, materials, excursions, visits, cultural activities and general administration. Since neither EstYES nor its camp partner ALPS receives any financial support for this camp from state or municipality, to make the camp happened we have to charge participation fee of 220 Euro, which is different from your sending organization s fee paid at home. It has to be paid by participants upon arrival to the camp or by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp.