Enjoy Forest life in Finland and help kids learn English on camp


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    Dear friends,

    You are welcome to Finland to the small hostel located in the forest.
    We organise programme for children, language and thematic camps for which we would like to invite native and non-native English and Finnish speakers.
    The camps we organise are directed mainly on children from Russia. Anyway, we are open to any international cooperation.

    Summer camps are
    13 June - 24 June 2018 - Living history camp
    27 June - 8 July 2018 - Eco-art Academy
    11 July - 22 July 2018 - Art camp
    25 - 29 July 2018 - Finnish/English language camp for youth group from Moldova.
    31 July - 11 August 2018 - Business camp
    14 August - 25 August 2018 - Blogger school

    Next camps are
    27 October - 4 November 2018 - Adventure camp
    2 - 9 January 2019 - Science camp

    During camps there is a lot of work like cooking, cleaning, working with children, teaching, etc. Usually there is not so much free time during camps. Days off we usually have after camp. Anyway, we are flexible and we can agree other timetable too. We all the time developing and trying to make life in our camps comfortable and more relaxed for all participants.
    Camp life is fiscally active, enjoyable and positive. Together with kids you will experience success and become more confident, develop long-life skills, reconnect with nature and find new friends.

    We provide accommodation and food for helpers (also for vegetarians and vegans, gluten free, lactose free).
    You are welcome to participate in all activities, which we organise for our customers, like excursions, swimming pool, etc.

    Beforehand we will ask to see and to copy your passport / ID card.
    We hope you understand that this measure is for the best of all of us, including you!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Language practice

  • Help


    During camps the main task for volunteers is to teach English and/or to communicate with children though games, sports, leisure time, etc. Besides, there could be other tasks as help with cleaning, help on kitchen.

    When there are not camps, the main tasks are general maintenance of the campsite, some gardening, some construction work, etc. For these tasks the timetable is about 5 hours per day and two free days per week.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are in Finland and we are working mainly with Russians. So, you could benefit from both cultures - Finnish and Russian. You are welcome to participate in all activities, which we organise for our customers, like excursions, swimming pool, etc.
    Hostel is located in 20 km from the Mikkeli centre in forestry area. If you like nature, you will enjoy it very much.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Finnish, Russian

  • Accommodation


    Rooms for 4-6-8 persons, two-tier beds.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I usually meet helpers at the station myself and drive to the hostel.
    There is not so much public transport to the city. But if needed, I can drive you to the city and back.
    You are welcome to participate in all activities, which we organise for our customers, like excursions, swimming pool, etc.
    We have bikes, which you could use freely. We have fire place. There is a lot of berries and mushrooms.
    In winter we have skating-rink and skates.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (2 days off)

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