Latvian Cultural Camp
Aug 6 to 12, 2023
Latvian Cultural Camp is a week-long sleepaway camp for children ages 6 to 14 years who do not 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. This community is located 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: email@example.com
CULTURAL CAMP WORKBEE:
As Tervete is a non-profit organization, the camp must be put in order and the grounds must be safe for our children. We ask that parents of campers participate in one of the following workbees that take place rain or shine (lunch is provided for the pre-camp workbees):
- 2023 workbee dates are July 22 and August 13, 2023. Parents may also participate in the TMC (Tērvete's Management Committee) workbee on May 20, 2023.
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, August 6th and includes lunch. You can officially register and move your children into their appointed cabins and meet their counsellors from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 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). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional info about what to bring to Cultural Camp can be found here.