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EST TDT 12 ESTONIA TALLINN LANG, 25/06/2023 02/07/2023

TEEN DOWN TOWN 12 | EST TDT 12 | 2023-06-25 - 2023-07-02 | LANG, | Age: 14 - 16


International language camp is organized for teenagers by The Language School In Down Town and the non-profit educational association Alternative Language Programs Satellite (ALPS) as part of their annual activities on multicultural issues for youth. The project s aim is to introduce the diversity of world cultures to the youth and provide them with good practices in intercultural communication by means of alternative English language practice which includes meetings, visits, direct contact to young people from abroad. The project gets 14 to 16 years old teens from all over the world, encourages them to develop their global thinking and individual initiative, tolerance and resistance to xenophobia and ethnic hatred. Camps give foreign participants a great chance to meet youngsters both from Estonia and other countries as well as to experience local life. The theme of summer 2023 is Skills for Life . The participants will discover why it is of a great value to be a skillful person either in the professional or emotional sphere, how the life skills are integrated in our everyday habits helping us to build up strong personal relationships and successful professional career, to support peaceful diplomacy and global sustainable development, and how to become one of those happy people. Meetings with local and/or international professionals in the field will take place. Thematic photo and video contests for camp participants will be organized.

Work: ProgramCamp program includes teamwork on mini- projects, discussions at the round table, social and sport games, performances in the open air, actions for peace and nature protection, meetings with people, visits to museums and sightseeing as well as presentations of the countries that camp participants and volunteers represent, etc. Every day the camp will have a country presentation, a subject to learn or discuss and a related activity. Teenagers will stay in the camp activities zone from 10:00 to 17:00. There will be one day off in the camp and at least one day of travel outside Tallinn. The day off is spent either under the leadership of a member of the school staff or in the host family. Camp activities will take place in the premises of the language school that is situated in the very centre of the city of Tallinn. To activate teenagers and run the program, there will be a group of international volunteers and members of the local school staff. NB Please note that it is possible to apply for one or two weeks long project.

Accomodation and food: There are 2 options which are the subject to availability:1) In the host families of some of the local participants who will join this camp. The apartments of the host families may be located in Tallinn or its suburbs. Participants will stay in a separate or shared room. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners in their host families, lunches i together with other camp participants in the city. Travel cards will be provided, pick up service at arrival is provided upon request.2) In the premises of The Language School In Down-Town located on the 4th and 5th floors of a business building in the city centre. In summer time, a part of the school is reserved for the camp participants accommodation that includes several separate dormitory bedrooms, a fitted kitchen, a dining area, a large shower area and two separate toilet cabins. Apart from bedrooms, the tea-room for rest will be also organized where teenagers might watch films, read and play board games enjoying soft sofas. Bed linen, pillows and blankets will be provided, so you do NOT need to bring a sleeping bag unless you want so. For the reasons of security, one school staff member and one volunteer will be staying with camp participants overnights to maintain domestic life, catering and general order on the site. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners at school, lunches i together with other camp participants.Please note: it is not possible to stay at any of the camp accommodation before or after the camp. If you need a place to stay before or after the camp dates, we can help you to book a hostel in Tallinn.

Location: TALLINN

Location and Leisure: LocationTallinn is the capital of Estonia, country s largest city with 450 000 inhabitants and nearly as many tourists during summer. You can get a lot of information on Tallinn on www.visittallinn.ee/engLeisure timeThere are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities since camp will take place in the Estonian capital Tallinn where one can find attractions for any taste: sightseeing, museums, festivals, concerts, etc.

Train/Bus station: Tallinn

Requirements: Special requirementsEnglish is the camp language. The age of participants is 14 i 16. To assure a safe environment for all the campers, we expect all our camp participants will provide their parents letter of consent (Parental Authorization) and travel insurance certificate, and will have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease or declared recovered (a certificate is needed in both cases). Other necessary safety procedures and requirements must be fully undertaken and met in accordance with the Estonian national anti-COVID measures for minors that may apply at the moment of your arrival.Participation feeUnlike the traditional voluntary camp, there will be no work but mostly informal educational activities and guided language practice. Camp program implementation involves costs for boarding and lodging, domestic transport, materials, excursions, visits, cultural activities and general administration. Since neither EstYES, nor its partner ALPS receives any financial support for this camp from state or municipality, to make the camp happened we have to charge participation fee which is 320 Euro for 1 week long program or 550 Euro for 2 weeks long program. This is a separate fee different from your country sending organization s fee which you pay at home. It has to be paid by participants upon arrival to the camp or by bank transfer prior to the start of the camp.

Language: eng,eng

Extra Fee: 320.00 EUR