Camp program includes sightseeing in Estonian capital, visits to museums, meetings with organizations, social and sport games, performances in the open air, actions for peace and nature protection, discussions at the round table, team projects, presentations of the countries camp which participants and volunteers represent, 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 will be one day off in the camp and at least one day of travel outside Tallinn. The day off is spent in the host family. Camp activities will take place in a learning centre situated in the centre of the city. To activate teenagers and run the program there will be 8 international volunteers and members of the local school staff.
In the apartments of the host families in Tallinn and suburbs. Travel cards will be provided, pick up service at arrival is provided upon request. 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, country s largest city with 450 000 inhabitants and nearly as many tourists during summer. You can get a lot of information on Tallinn on www.visittallinn.ee/engLeisure 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.The 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.
International language camp is organized for teenagers by the language school In Down Town and non-profit educational association Alternative Language Programs Satellite (ALPS) within its annual activities on multicultural issues. The project s aim is to introduce the diversity of world cultures to the youth and provide them with good practices in intercultural communication by means of alternative English language practice which includes meetings, visits, direct contact to young people from abroad. The project gets 14 to 16 years old teens familiar with national traditions of the countries from all over the world, encourages them to develop their global thinking and individual initiative, tolerance and resistance to xenophobia and ethnic hatred. At the same time camp gives foreign participants a great chance to meet youngsters of Estonia and experience local life staying in the host families of some of 20 local participants who will join this camp. This year camps topic is Indigenous Languages. Within this 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. English is the camp language. The age of participants is 14 i 16. Participation feeUnlike the traditional voluntary camp there will be mostly informal educational activities and alternative language practice. Camp program implementation involves costs for board, lodging, domestic transport, materials, excursions, visits, cultural activities and general administration. Since neither EstYES nor its 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 250 Euro, which is different fee 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 prior to the start of the camp.