22.08. - 29.08.2021
For a decade 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 14 years experience. Here is the link to the video of last year Family
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.
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.
The camp is open for families with their children, generally aged 3 to 13, however the kids’ age is flexible. Parents can come in pairs or alone. English is the camp language.
Address: , VORU, Estonia
GPS: 57.8385759, 27.0086505
The 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
Since 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 150 Euro for every adult and 120
Euro for every child.