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 are mainly directed on children from Russia. Anyway, we are open to any international cooperation.
We run as a non-profit organisation and all staff members are working as volunteers.
Our next camps
13 June - 24 June 2019 - Music and Art - fully booked
27 June - 08 July 2019 - Robo-camp
11 July - 22 July 2019 - Forest Academy
31 July - 11 August 2019 - History camp
14 August - 25 August 2019 - Business camp
26 October – 3 November 2019 - Engineering camp
2 January - 9 January 2020 - Winter camp
The main task for workawayrs is English teaching. We have two hours of English a day. Camp lessons is not the same as school lessons. It is time of holiday, so we try to make life in camp active, positive and interesting. This also applies to language studies. Games, games and again games.
We do not study grammar in our camps. The main point is communication skills. We develop children communication skills though games, sports, art, music, etc. All your interests and hobbies are good topic for English lessons.
Additionally to English lessons, some help on kitchen is needed.
Camp life is 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.
If you ready for such challenges, your are welcome!
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, 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!
Cooking / shopping
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 kids, 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.
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 repearing work, etc. For these tasks the timetable is about 5 hours per day and two free days per week.
English, Finnish, Russian
Rooms for 4-6-8 persons, two-tier beds.
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.
We have bikes, which you could use freely. We have fire place. There is a lot of berries and mushrooms in the forest.
In winter we have skating-rink and skates.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (2 days off)