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Estonia Estonia: TEEN DOWN TOWN 6 (EST T11)

Dates

14/08/2022   -   21/08/2022

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Fee

USD 803 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 245 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
14 - 16
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
4 Male + 4 Female
Languages spoken
English
Nearest airport
Tallinn (TLL)
Nearest bus/train station
Tallinn

Work

Camp program includes team projects, discussions at the round table, social and sport games, performances in the open air, actions for peace and nature protection, meetings with people, visits to museums and sightseeing as well as presentations of the countries that camp participants and volunteers represent, etc. Every day 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 either the leadership of a member of the school staff or in the host family. Camp activities will take place in a learning centre situated in the very centre of the city. To activate teenagers and run the program there will be a group of international volunteers and members of the local school staff. NB Camp shifts differ from each other and it is possible to join 2 shifts in a row. The participation fee in this case is 245 205 = 450 Euro.

Accomodation and food

There are 2 options possible (subject to availability):1) In the host families of some of 10 local participants who will join this camp. The apartments of the host families may be located in Tallinn and its suburbs. 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. Travel cards will be provided, pick up service at arrival is provided upon request.2) In the premises of The Language School In Down-Town located on the 4th and 5th floors of a business building in the city centre. In summer time, a part of the school is reserved for the camp participants accommodation that includes several separate dormitory bedrooms, equipped kitchen, a dining area, a large shower area and two separate toilet cabins. For the reasons of security, minimum one school worker and one volunteer will be staying with camp participants overnights to maintain life, catering and general order on the site. To facilitate a smooth and safe environment at school during the off-hours, the entrance to the school must be kept closed at all times. The access to the school and accommodation areas will be managed by long-term volunteers or school staff. Meals will be cooked at school.Please note: it is not possible to stay at any of the camp accommodation before or after the camp. If you need a place to stay before or after the camp dates, we can help you to book a hostel in Tallinn.

Location and leisure

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/engTerminalAirport, bus station, harbor in Tallinn, public transport (tram) to the school location.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.

Project hosted by

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. Camps give foreign participants a great chance to meet youngsters both from Estonia and other countries as well as experience local life. The theme of summer 2022 is Sciences for Life . The participants will discover what is hidden behind the word SCIENCE and how the school knowledge of basic sciences is integrated in our everyday habits of life helping to support global sustainable development of eco-systems, technologies, education and even spiritual life of the humankind. Meetings with local and/or international professionals in the field will take place. Thematic photo and video contests for camp participants will be organized.

Directions to meeting point

At the school premises on the arrival day

Requirements

COVID regulationUnless there are any special anti-COVID measures for minors announced by the Estonian Government on the date of your arrival, COVID-19 restrictions or testing requirements are not applied ONLY to those persons who have had the COVID-19 disease and no more than six months have passed since they were declared recovered by a doctor (a certificate needed), or have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease (a certificate needed) and no more than six months have passed since the completion of the vaccination. 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. Covid-19 certificate is required.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 245 Euro for one shift. If you wish to join two shifts the total fee is 450 Euro. This fee 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.

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Quality Education
Estonia Estonia: FAMILY CAMP AT KIIDI FARM (EST FAM 01)

Dates

21/08/2022   -   28/08/2022

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Environmental

Fee

USD 726 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 170 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
5 - 88
Max number of volunteers
24
Still room for
8 Male + 11 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Tallinn (TLL)
Nearest bus/train station
Voru

Work

Various works in the forest: cutting unwanted trees and bushes, burning old tree brunches and brushwood, preparing firewood for heating the farm; also, some odd jobs around the farm buildings as well as general household work. Most of the work will be outdoors. There can be also some light maintaining works indoors if weather is too rainy. The work will be usually 3-5 hours a day, the rest of the time will be spent to get acquainted with the area, its natural and historical sites as well as with local people. Local people will join the camp for work and leisure.

Accomodation and food

In the farmhouse in 2-4-bedded rooms depending on the size of family. WC, shower, hot water, sauna is available. Hosts will prepare meals themselves, however, participants will be asked to help out in the kitchen.

Location and leisure

LocationThe charm of Haanja Uplands in South Estonia lies in its lovely hilly landscape, winding roads and numerous lakes. Most of its ancient villages, special dialect, handicraft, and customs have been preserved until today. The whole area, called Vorumaa, is an area of outstanding beauty. It is famous for its diverse and very well-preserved nature. Untouched forests with wildlife, deep valleys, hills, 170 small lakes with extremely clean water and rivers with caves in the steep banks - you can find everything there. Kiidi Farm is situated 15 km south of Voru, capital of the County, which has a population of 15 000 people and lies about 250 km south-east of Tallinn, very close to the Latvian and Russian borders. The closest village to Kiidi Farm is Rouge (3km) with a population of less than 1000 people. More information about Estonia www.visitestonia.com; South-Estonia www.visitvoru.ee TerminalAirport, harbour, bus or train station in Tallinn; bus to Voru; transfer to Kiidi Farm. Bus from Tallinn to Voru takes about 4 hours, schedules are available on www.tpilet.ee Leisure timeThere are many possibilities for leisure time, especially for those who love nature: acquaintance with nature of the area, hiking, swimming, etc. Excursions to the numerous places of interest of the County of Voru, including visit to Haanja National Park with the Estonian highest point are planned. Volunteers will have a very good chance to get in close contact with the local people, experience local traditions and learn some customs i for instance like hot Estonian sauna

Project hosted by

For decades EstYES promotes camps where parents and children can participate together. The idea is to create a kind of temporary community where adults and children can share the ideas of voluntary activity for the benefit of rural area. The schedule of the camp allows adults to act as volunteers like in any other voluntary camp working 4-5 hours a day for practical tasks. Meanwhile children work as well, in the sense that they take part in the activities helping parents and sharing easy tasks with them. Local organisers supported by parents care about the children during the working activities, providing snacks, proposing games and activities, etc. In the daily free time and during days off group excursions and other activities will be organised by the local hosts. Parents can join the camp in pair or alone with their children. Some English is necessary for parents in order to communicate among them and with the campleader. The camp follows a very positive 15 years experience. Here is the link to the video of last year Family Camp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jd_Bsm1pYIt=9sVenueIt is a very long tradition for EstYES to organize international workcamps in co-operation with Kiidi Farm located in the Voru County in the South of Estonia. With the support of the state and local authorities the eco- and farm sustainable tourism has been developed in this area. Besides promoting the environmental tourism, this initiative supports rural development, which is an important issue for Estonia. Estonian Association of Farm Tourism has launched several projects, and Kiidi Farm, where the camp takes place, is one of them. It is run by the large Piho family with 8 kids of different age. More information on Kiidi Farm is on site www.kiidi.ee

Directions to meeting point

Bus station in Voru on the evening of the arrival day

Requirements

Special requirementsThe camp is open for families with their children, generally aged 5 to 13, however the kids age is flexible. Parents can come in pairs or alone. English is the camp language.Participation feeSince we do not receive any funds to support your participation in this camp neither from the state nor from private sponsors, you are asked to contribute towards cost of board, lodging, local transport, leisure time program, etc. The fee has to be paid by volunteers upon arrival to the camp to the host or to EstYES bank account before arrival, and it is 170 Euro for every adult and 130 Euro for every child.

Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-being Sustainable Cities and Communities