Estonian summer camps held across the world
For decades, Estonian children's summer camps have been crucial for the preservation of language and culture in our foreign communities.
SUVEKODU Metsakodu (Sweden)
On 1 August, the Metsakodu SUVEKODU camp began in Sweden. The duration of the camp is 12 days. This year, 55 children immerse themselves in Estonian culture. The theme of this year’s camp is “Time Machine. Estonia through the ages.”
Read more about the camps here:
In southern Ontario, Canada, kids aged 4-15 discovered their Estonian roots through fun activities and games. The camp lasted 4 weeks and ended on 5 August.
Photos from the camp: https://www.facebook.com/Seedrioru
The Suvekodu Jõekääru camp was held for the 70th+ year and this year, too, it allowed children from all over to develop their Estonian language skills through folk music, handicrafts and games.
Photos of this year’s camp: https://www.facebook.com/joekaarusuvekodu
In Viljandi, the LÕIMELEER summer camp brought together Estonian youth and families from across the world. Together they learned handicrafts and folk music through song, dance and games.
Take a closer look at the camp: https://www.loimeleer.com/registreeri
EKSÜ suvekool (Estonia)
On 30 and 31 July, Estonian cultural associations from across the world came together in Kassari, Hiiumaa for the summer school of the Association of Estonian Cultural Societies.
More information and impressions from the summer school are available here: