07.07. - 18.07.2021
This camp is organized for teenagers by youth sport club Lukas-Basket which has been running national youth camps for 20 years and International ones for the past 10 years. International teenage camps will be hosted on seaside in the West of Estonia in Laanemaa County in the municipality of Nova. Beautiful nature, numerous historical places, 200 years long tradition of health resort, unique cultural events are the treasures of the County. Nova with warm sea, white sand, mushroom and berry crops, picturesque lakes, cobble stone road and many places of interest is ideal place for
leisure. The aim of Nova camp is to give young people possibility to have active, healthy and meaningful summer vacations with different sport adventures, to enjoy unspoiled nature and to learn to live in harmony with it, also to explore and realize their own capacities and limits. The program will include water activities, sport and ball games, eco-hikes, bicycle trips to places of interest, horse riding, fishing, rowing, sailing with Viking boats, acquaintance with local culture and many other exciting things. Mens sana in corpore sano (Healthy Spirit in Healthy Body) – this is the message of the camp! Besides all this, camp gives possibility for intensive contacts between local youth and their peers from abroad, showing youngsters the diversity of world cultures, broadening their horizons and encouraging active communication through games and creative activities.
Finally, there will be some voluntary work for nature protection and to support local community. The area of the camp is about 3 hectares and it can host over 70 youngsters on one shift. The age of local participants is 10-18. Local teenagers are mainly Russian-speaking of minority communities of Estonia. Videos from past camps are available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV4WZ61ZxyI
There will be some voluntary work such as painting of community buildings, making wooden toys and games for local orphanage, repairing benches and tables, cleaning local beach and old seaport from garbage, planting trees, cleaning old cemetery, little renovation works in the local school, clearing pavement, helping seniors living in the community with some household duties, berries and herbs picking to give the crop to the orphanage and seniors home, duty in a kitchen and around the camp once in a shift, etc. The work will be organised in cooperation with local forestry department, municipality of Nova and local school. Please note that the work described above is planned for the whole summer and it
may change from one shift to another depending on local needs, the season and actual weather conditions.
In small wooden huts located nearby local school with seaside 500m away. There are beds and mattresses but please bring your sleeping bag. Showers, toilets are available in the school and additional bio-toilets are set on camping site. You will also try traditional Estonian sauna one day.
Participants have to be sporty (e.g. be ready to run up to 3 km, bike up to 25 km), independent enough, curious and interested in active life style. Please inform us beforehand about allergies, dietary requirements you have or others prescriptions from your doctor. Please bring sleeping bag and mat, wind and waterproof clothes, goods shoes, warm and summer clothes. It's desirable to take thermal underwear. It is advisable to take tick vaccination before coming. Generally, age of participants is 14-18
, however exceptions are possible. NB! Smoking, drinking alcohol, using drugs is absolutely prohibited in the camp! This policy will be followed strictly! Thus, if you cannot quit smoking for a while perhaps it is better not to come.
Camp common language is English. Local languages are Estonian and Russian.
Address: , NOVA, Estonia
GPS: 59.2247102, 23.6883033
Nova is one of 11 municipalities of Laanemaa with about 400 inhabitants, located on the seaside 90 km west from capital of Estonia Tallinn and 40km north from Haapsalu, famous spa town with many historic and cultural sites. More information on www.novavald.ee/index.php/1
The camp is located on Nova basic School´s territory (www.nova.edu.ee)
Camp staff members have medical certificates and are able to provide first aid. And there is a car on call 24/7 which goes to the nearest hospital,
which is 40km away, in more serious case of any emergency.