Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer: mindestens 1 Woche
We are a couple Vaiva and Rolandas. We started this summercamp six years ago after living in Taiwan for a year and working in different English camps and schools. We combined two of our biggest passions: passion for nature & adventures and passion for teaching. We are both certified ski and snowboard instructors and work in the Alpes during the winter season. Vaiva is a certified Yoga instructor and working as a yoga teacher. We love travelling, taking new challenges and meeting new cultures. Our goal for this camp is to help kids grow individually and collectivelly, positively transform young Lithuania's generation and show them that healthy living in the nature can be cool and fun!
WHAT IS THIS PLACE?
It is a small summercamp for kids, located in one of the most majestic Lithuania's national parks next to the lake surounded by beautiful forests and swamps.
Camp lasts 7 days with no more than 30 kids (9 to 16 years old).
Our main goal is to rebond nowadays kids with nature by spending all of our time outside, sleeping in tipies (big triangular indian tents), tents, walking forests and swamps almost every day, swimming in the lake, showering in the old traditional Lithuanian sauna and spending evenings next to the fireplace. Moreover, we have a lot of unique and creative activities to help the kids open up and boost their confidence. We play lots of different games, have orientation contests and so on.
Camp's program is set in a way that encourages kids to step out of their comfort zone and explore the surroundings and themselves which leads to expressing their unique personality.
Arten von Hilfe und LernmöglichkeitenKunstprojekteSprachpraxisUnterrichtenBabysitten und KinderbetreuungHausarbeitenHandwerkliche Arbeiten
Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten
Our camp is located in one of the most beautiful Lithuania's region (Aukštaitija) right next to a very clean and beautiful lake. We are having trips with kids all around the area, so you would have a chance to see the real beauty of Lithuania's nature (lakes, rivers, swamps, forests, authentic villages and etc.).
Every morning we start with yoga, meditation or active exercises, so you would have an opportunity to start your day full of good energy!
Every evening we build a fireplace right next to the shore and have amazing sunsets.
In 7 we become one family and at the very last day even boys are not able to say goodbye without tears in their eyes. So you will have an opportunity to bond with very creative and outgoing Lithuanian kids, become their friend and learn from them much more than you can imagine :)
Moreover, all of our team members are fanatic nature lovers, so if you plan to visit other parts of Lithuania or other Baltic countries, Scandinavia we will be more than happy to help you plan your trip!
Projekte mit Kindern
Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.
Our 2022 SUMMER camp schedule is:
1st group: July 6-13. Kids age: 13-16
2nd group: July 15-22. Kids age: 9-13
3rd group: July 27-August 3. Kids age 13-16
4th group: August 5-12. Kids age: 9-13
1st and 3rd groups involve more hiking and travelling. We have a 5 day hike, so we would be changing location every day, sleeping in tents or authentic Lithuanian village houses, carrying all of our stuff on our backs :) If you want to apply for these sessions we expect you to be more experienced traveler, really adventurous, physically strong and energetic person. We will need more assistance with helping kids with touristic tasks, such as making a fireplace, climbing ropes, etc. as well as being there for them: becoming their friend, build their trust and ensure that kids are having the best time of their summer.
2nd and 4th group will be held in the campsite, although we will have one day hikes every few days and maybe one longer hike with one night in tents in the forest. It's adventurous, however, might be less physically challenging. This camp involves more playing around, being funky and outgoing with younger kids.
What kind of help do we expect from you:
1. Become friends with kids and speak with them in English.
2. Participate in the activities and games together with the kids and set the perfect example of a happy, confident camper.
3. Help us with general work (build a fireplace, prepare things for activities and games, assist kids in creative tasks, clean the space from time to time, help cutting vegetables in the kitchen and etc.)
What kind of persons we are looking for:
1. Nature lover, not afraid of bugs and mosquitoes.
2. Experienced in working with kids and teenagers.
3. Interactive, friendly and very outgoing (especially with kids).
4. A bit childish and creative.
5. Not afraid to speak out and manage groups of kids.
6. Totally crazy! Because those kids are insane (in a good way mostly).
We believe that as a strange, exotic foreigner you would help kids to be more outgoing and tolerant. They would be more motivated to use foreign language to express themselves, be more brave in not very comfortable situations and that would end up in opening up their true self overall. Also, how cool for a kid is to have a foreigner friend? :)
We try not to have a fixed schedule, although we eat 4 times a day: breakfast at around 9, before that we have yoga, some activities to move and stretch the bodies after the night, then we have lunch around 1-2 pm, dinner around 6 pm and cake with tea for the cozy evening next to a fireplace.
Every day we play some games that would not only strengthen kids physically but also help them to grow as a person, as well as encourage them to think differently and work as a team with other kids. We have a lot of creativity activities that involves lots of colors, elements from nature, yarns and so on. Most of the games are in English, this way kids are learning foreign language without even thinking about it. We love singing fireplace songs, so if you can play any instrument, that would be a huge advantage!
We always try to help volunteers to discover their strengths and weaknesses, so they can assist us in whatever field they feel comfortable to. Although, if you want to step out of your comfort zone and acquire new skills, we are more than happy to push you to your limits, cause we happened to know that none of us has any! :)
Usually workawayers participate in all the camp program during the day simply because it's fun and interesting. Nonetheless, it totally depends on you how much you want to be involved.
To finish, it does not matter if you are 10, 20 or 30, it's always nice to run freely, jump into the lake and sing out loud! :)
A small two floor wooden house with mattresses on the floor and a very nice balcony with a view to the lake next to the tipies. Very cozy and clean. If there will be more volunteers you will have to share it with others. If you need more privacy, you can always build yourself a tent or simply sleep outside. You can also sleep in a tipie with kids. So it's really your choice and personal preferences.
Was noch ...
The nearest bus station is 7 km away from our camp area so we can pick you up from there, or if you contact us earlier we can take you from Vilnius or Kaunas.
There is also a train station called "Dukstas" not too far from our camp area (35km away), so if you want to come by yourself, we can take you from there.
The nearest market is around 9km away, so if there will be a need for something we can arrange a car and get you there.
We provide vegetarian food 3 times per day and vegan cake with tea for the evening. We have a professional Ayurveda chefs, so you don't need to worry about it. Everything will be prepared for you. Vegan option is also possible.
As our camp is located in Aukstaitija national park so all around the place there are lots of different regional parks which have very beautiful educational trails, mounds, lakes, rivers and forests, old mills and churches. We can give you more details and give you right directions according to your wishes once you arrive.
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mehr als zwei
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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Thank you for such a big help!
You were not only a camp leader, but also a Mother and amazing Friend for all of us.