Latvian Cultural Camp

July 29 to August 4, 2018

Register here!

Latvian Cultural Camp is a week-long sleepaway camp for children ages 6 to 14 years who don’t speak Latvian but who are interested in learning about their Latvian heritage. The goal of the camp is for the children to make new friends, enjoy the outdoor/indoor activities program, and learn some Latvian in a non-classroom setting in the Latvian community of Tērvete in the beautiful Laurentian mountains located between Montreal and Ottawa.

Location: 98 Chemin Tervette, Grenville-Sur-La-Rouge, Quebec, Canada, J0V 1B0

**Please take note English and Latvian will be spoken during this session.

 Most of the activities will take place outdoors (weather permitting) and will include: supervised swimming, sports, arts & crafts, music and dance program, and preparation for end-of-camp bonfire skits. Emphasis will be placed on having the children creatively express themselves, all in a safe environment. Rules of the camp will be explained to your child the first day and enforced to ensure a friendly atmosphere for every camper.

For more information, please send an email to: valde@tervete.ca

Camp Fees:

  • 1st child - $400
  • 2nd child - $400
  • 3rd child - $375
  • 4th child - $375

Deadline to register is by May 1st, 2018. After this date there will be a $25 increase in camp fees per child per week.

**All prices in Canadian dollars

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancellations and reductions in registrations must be made in writing and are subject to a refund of 75% if made as of June 15, 2018.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Please pay on-line at www.tervete.ca with VISA or MASTERCARD

Fill out CAMPER HEALTH EXAMINATION AND RELEASE FORM in its entirety for each attending child and send them to registrar@tervete.ca

If you wish to pay by cheque (Canadian cheques only) please send the filled out forms along with your payment to: TERVETE c/o Daina Brauns, 1372 Randall Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1H 7R3.

Make cheques payable to: “TERVETE Inc.”

We will notify your child’s acceptance by email.

Cultural Camp Workbee:

As Tervete is a non-profit organization, we have to get the camp in order and ensure the grounds are safe and ask that parents participate in one of the following workbees that take place rain or shine (lunch is provided for the pre-camp workbees):

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 (along with the Tērvete community clean-up)
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (*July 21st if there is only one week of Latvian camp this year – TBD)

There is also the third option of helping with clean-up the day after camp ends:

  • Sunday, August 5th, 2018 - beginning at 10 a.m.

If you cannot participate in any of these dates, we ask that you make a payment of $125 that can be paid when you register on-line or when you send your cheque.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE INFORMATION

Arrival: Camp begins on Sunday, July 29th and includes lunch. You can officially register and move your children into their appointed cabins and meet their counsellors from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Your child’s health card / health insurance should be given to the registrar at this time. If your child takes any medication, please speak with your child’s respective counsellor, the first aid counsellor, or the head counsellor.

Departure: Everyone is welcome to the end of camp bonfire at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 4th. After the bonfire, there is an official camp closing and a small celebratory gathering in the dining hall with coffee and snacks during which time children are placed in parents’ care and responsibility. Please make sure to take your child’s belongings from the cabins at this time as no children are permitted to stay in the camp overnight.

ACCOMODATIONS IN TERVETE

Parents and families can find sleeping accommodations at the Big House (Lielā Māja). To find out rates please visit www.tervete.org and to make reservations please email rez@tervete.org

Additional info about what to bring to Cultural Camp can be found here.