EST 20 Y.M.C.A. SAAREMAA
20.07 – 30.07
Would you like to have a short-term active and meaningful vacation for 8 days in Jamaja village on the Island of Saaremaa? Then this camp is for you! The camp is organized for around 20 teenagers by the Saaremaa branch of YWCA-YMCA. The main aim of the camp to teach youngsters how “not to repeat the same mistakes”, that is to provide intensive experience of learning and practicing communication, sport, orientation, nature, history and other exciting stuff. The camp program includes many games and activities, excursions to different places of interest at Saare Parish, conversations and discussions, working groups.
The main task for volunteers is to deal with teenagers, providing cross-cultural learning experience for them as well as English language environment. It will be done through games, drama, sport activities, excursions, discussions, etc. It will be great if you could introduce your country and culture to young people. Volunteers alongside with local leaders will be responsible for the whole program of the children camp. The job can pretty hard, involving long working hours, requiring high level of commitment and responsibility for the camp program and the young participants. Some days may be quite long for late-night orientations, landscape game in the forest, campfire.
Volunteers will share one room on the second floor of the same camp house as kids. Bathrooms are of the common use. You don't need sleeping bags, but please bring your own towels. Meals will be served for all participants at the dining room.
The camp site is located in the Jamaja village on Sorve peninsula in southern part of the Island of Saaremaa. This is the most south-west part of the country known for its outstanding beauty. Some info (in Estonian) can be found onhttp://www.torgu.ee/index.php?sisu=turism&teema=vaatamis and in English here http://www.visitestonia.com/en/tip-of- sorve?site_preference=normal
There are a lot of possibilities for active leisure time in this camp: swimming, sunbathing, hiking, sport, etc. Excursion to Churches in Kihelkonna, Mustjala, Kaarma, Jämaja, magic meteorite crater Kaali Lake and Episcopal castle in Kuressaare. More information on http://www.saaremaa.ee/
Airport, bus station, harbor in Tallinn. From the Tallinn bus station (Tallinn Lastekodu Str 46) bus to Kuressaare. Journey takes about 4h 20 minutes. NB! You are expected to arrive to Tallinn in the morning or afternoon but 14.00 as latest on the arrival date.
We expect active volunteers with a good knowledge of history and culture of their country as well as with an ability and wish to present it to others in a creative way. A good level of English is required. The minimum age of volunteers is 19. Previous experience in work with children and teenagers is an advantage. Camp language is Estonian and English.
We ask participants to contribute 30 Euro each towards the costs of general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make bank transfer please contact your sending organization for solution