Summercamps in Finland (EEMA Camps)
What are the Summercamps ?
Rotary Multidistrict 1380-1430 organizes camps every summer. They are held in various locations in Finland.
The local Rotary clubs take care of the camp arrangements: accommodations, host families, student transportations in Finland, camp program, and student safety. Our camps are organized by Rotaries who live in the area and therefore know well the opportunities and interesting attractions that the area can offer. They also know the local authorities whose advice and instructions they follow to make a safe camp for its participants.
Our districts 1380 – 1430 have a Youth Exchange Certificate of Rotary International. We accept students from the certified districts only.
Camps in Summer 2014
Information of the camps will be published in January 2014 in this page. Below is a list of 2013 camps that we arranged. They serve good examples of type of camps that we arrange.
Camps in Summer 2013
We arranged four camps in summer 2013. You can find their information below.
D1410 - International Sport and Adventure Camp
Pori, June 27 – July 10, 2013
D1420 - International Nature Camp
Suomenlinna (Helsinki), August 1 - August 11, 2013
What happens in a camp ?
We build the camp program around a specific camp theme. We have a variety of themes every year. Often we have camps on Finnish nature (lakes, forests, or archipelago), different sports, music and so on.
Our camps last typically two or two and half weeks (14...17 days). They start in end July and finish in early August (exact dates vary from camp to camp).
Usually the first week is a family period when participants live in the host families. During this period the participants have a great opportunity to learn to know local people, culture, habits and way of life.
After the family period we have the camp period. Here the participants stay together in an accommodation arranged by the organizing rotaries and follow a daily program that is set by the camp theme. During this period the camp may also make visits to companies and organizations relevant to the theme.
Who can participate ?
The camps are open to the youth of European countries, Turkey, Israel, USA and Canada. The age requirements vary from camp to camp, but typically your age should be 16 - 20 years. Camps are open to everyone. You do not have to be from a Rotary family.
What is expected from a participant ?
To organize a camp requires a lot of work and commitment from a large number of Rotary and other volunteers. We expect that the participants respect this effort by being active in all items of the program and by following carefully the instructions given by the organizers. It is also noted that the international rules of the Rotary Youth Exchange apply in all our camps.
Costs and insurance
Participants pay their own costs to and from Finland. They shall also have their own pocket money. The organizing Rotaries take care of all transportations from the closest airport. Staying in the host family is free and the organizing Rotaries pay the costs of the camp period. We pay no allowance to the participants.
Participants must have a valid insurance policy in case of accident or sickness for the entire duration of the camp.
How can I apply to a camp ?
If you are interested to participate, please contact your local Rotary Club or the EEMA Camp Coordinator of your country. If you do not know how to make these contacts, send an email to me and I let you know who is your Coordinator and how to contact her/him.
Your local Coordinator will tell you how to apply and where to send an application. Each country has its own way to select the participants.
I wish you warmly welcome to Finland and to our camps. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Inbound EEMA camps, Multidistrict 1380 – 1430, Finland
Mokoistenkatu 10 as 6
Tel. +358 44 290 7489