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



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  • Description


    Dear friends,

    For this moment all camps are cancelled.
    What will happened next year hard to predicts, because border are closed.
    Our customers are mainly from Russia. So, we need to wait, when border with Russia will be open.
    So, for this moment we cannot accept any volunteers. But we could keep in touch and to see situation later.

    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.

    Next possible camps
    2-9 January 2021 Winter camp
    20-27 March 2021 Soft skills and future carrier
    13-24 June 2021 - Mummi trolls camp
    27 June - 8 July 2021- Eco-Art Academy
    11-22 July 2021 - Blogger school
    31 July - 11 August 2021 - Business camp
    14-25 August 2021 - History 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!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Language practice

  • 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 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.

  • 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 repearing work, etc. For these tasks the timetable is about 5 hours per day and two free days per week.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

  • 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.
    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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