WorkEach day of the camp will consist of voluntary work for the benefit of the local community and intercultural learning activities. Before lunch participants will do light work in the different institutions in Tartu: Anne, Ilmatsalu and Lille Youth Center, parks etc. The work is very various like painting of walls and fences, doing little renovation jobs, cleaning local area, gardening, etc. Some work will be outdoors. Participants will be split into smaller groups for work. Also, they will help organize events and activities for local kids and youth. Program Every day after work participants will take part in Language Cafes run by group leaders or volunteers. After the language program there will be fun leisure activities and visits to interesting places in Tartu and nearby. Weekends are off from work. Longer trips to visit national parks and places outside of Tartu will take place then. Every evening there will be one national presentation with its culture, traditions, languages, music, songs, cuisine organized by the participants themselves. Optionally, participants will be able to visit SPA-center in Tartu, Science center AHHAA, adventure parks, paddling, boat rides on lake etc. Swimming place with nice sandy beach is 200m from the accommodation. Participants can spend free time in youth center, where there are plenty fun activities like play station, boardgames, pool, table tennis etc. Center has big garden and lots of space for outdoor activities. Basketball court is right outside the center.
Participants will stay in the Anne Youth Center. Mattresses, pillows and sleeping bags will be provided but please bring your towels. Group leader will stay with participants in the Youth Center. Participants will get meal three times per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) according their dietary requirements. Anne Youth Center is located near to the city center of Tartu. It has big garden and open youth center area to spend free time. Nice sandy lakeshore area is just 200m from the accommodation. There are bikes in the center that all participants are free to use to explore the city or places nearby.
LocationThe camp will take place in the town of Tartu, the second largest city of Estonia. Also known as the city of youth or university town of Estonia. It lies 180 km from Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The city stands on the shore of famous Emajogi (Mother river). There are many naturally beautiful places close to Tartu that will be visited by the group. In the city there are many shopping malls, cafes, cinemas, diverse leisure activities, waterpark, river, playgrounds etc. There are plenty of things to do in Tartu for all kinds of interests. Trips to outside of Tartu will be organized for participants in the evenings and weekends. More information about Tartu: https://visittartu.com/ and Estonia www.visitestonia.com/enLeisure timeTartu is know as the city of university and city of youth. There is a lot to do for youth specialy during summer time. Various activities will be organised every day after lunch in the evenings for participants. There are several sport fields, and playgrounds, shopping centers, cafes, museums, lakeshore, river.
This project is organized by Tartu Youth Work Center. Its mission is to create an inspiring and educational environment for youth of Tartu, to promote life-long learning, healthy life style and youth personal development. This projects aim is to introduce the diversity of world cultures and promote voluntary work to the youth and contribute to the development of local community. International work camp participants will join local youth to work together for the benefit of the local community and to have leisure activities and intercultural learning experience together. The camp gives possibility for intensive contact between local youth and their peers from abroad, showing youngsters the diversity of world cultures, broadening their mind and encouraging active communication through games and creative activities.
Special requirementsNo special skills are needed. Tools for the work will be provided. Please bring your own towel, working clothes and gloves. The camp language is English. The age of participants is 14 i 17. As you will be requested to make your country presentation, we ask you to bring some materials: postcards or posters, symbols of your country or region, music or popular national games, food etc. typical for your country or region. You will be encouraged to share your hobbies, special skills and interest with other camp participants and local youngsters. NB Smoking and drinking alcohol are absolutely and strictly prohibited in this campParticipation feeDue to lack of financial support for the project from local community the participation fee of 250 Euro is requested. It covers acoommodation, food, diverse leisure time activities as well as administrative and pedagogical costs. This fee is different from sending organization s fee paid at home, and it has to be paid by volunteers upon arrival to the camp or by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you prefer latter please ask our bank details.