Latvian Cultural Camp

July 28 to August 3, 2019

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

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 18, 2019 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (along with the Tērvete community clean-up)
  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (with parents from the Latvian-speaking camp)

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

  • Sunday, August 4, 2019 - beginning at 10 a.m.

If you cannot participate in any of these dates, we ask 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 28th 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 (time: TBD) on Saturday, August 3. After the bonfire, there is an official camp closing at 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.