- Option 1: Tasuleasa, 12-18 yrs, July 2-9
- Option 2: Straja, Camp Viata, 5-11 yrs, July 2-8
- Option 3: Straja, Camp Viata, 5-18 yrs, July 9th - July 16th
Option 1: Tasuleasa, Bistrita, 12-18 year olds, July 2nd - 9th, 2022
Location: Tasuleasa Social, Muntele Tasuleasa (Bistrita, Pasul Tihuta), Romania
Dates: July 2st - July 8th
Camp cost: $50/day (does not include transportation)
Availability: 2x12 groups of children, 12-15 and 15-18 respectively
Parent Whatsapp group:https://chat.whatsapp.com/CrfraeLNjkR0pJTeggVLjN
There aren’t better words to describe Tășuleasa Social than volunteering, respect for nature, education through examples, and civic courage. For 21 years, the association has been leading projects meant to pass these values to youngsters. One of the best ways for them to experience Tășu life is by taking part in a summer camp. We propose the concept of “Ro-connecting” with the purpose of facilitating the connection or reconnection between youngsters and Romania’s nature, culture, and social life reality. This is based on 4 areas of interest.
1. We learn about nature
Children and young adults learn about nature in the Pedagogical Forest. It is one of the most loved projects that Tășuleasa Social has ever made. It is a unique project both in Romania and Eastern Europe. Here, young people learn interactively, with the help of no less than 29 elements, about the relationship between people and nature, the circuit of water in nature, the society of trees, and many more. The activities in the Pedagogical Forest are held by Tășu volunteers, so the interaction between youngsters is maximum. Besides learning about nature, games and team-building specific activities are held in the Pedagogical Forest, with the aim of improving communication and teamwork.
2. Volunteering: an essential part of our life
We consider that volunteering is something that each and everyone should do at a point in their life. It is also one of the values that we have been promoting for 21 years. So, during camp days, the participants will take part in volunteering activities (extending the Pedagogical Forest, building a road, maintenance activities, greenings, and trail maintenance) both in the Tășuleasa Social campus and on the Via Transilvanica Trail.
3. Via Transilvanica: diversity and charm
Via Transilvanica is our largest and largest project to date. The route covers 1,400 km and passes through all the cultural, historical, and natural areas of Transylvania. To encourage people to set off, we built a “try-on” route. It is a 42 km circuit that starts and returns to the Tășuleasa Social campus. Although it is significantly shorter, it is no less impressive than its older sister trail. We propose hikes on this route to let the participants get a little taste of a long-distance trail (we do not exclude hiking other parts of the trail). At the same time, the circuit passes through villages and mountain villages, places where people live according to old traditions and customs. Thus, young people can also experience the reality of the rural social life in Romania.
4. Opening towards culture
Last but not least, the opportunity to get closer to another culture is an important step in the development of a young person. Therefore, we have in mind a Romanian cultural program at the end of each camp day. Movies, literature, and music are just some of the topics that will be addressed and then debated.
• We work the best with groups of 24 people.
• The age groups we work with are 12-15 years old and 15-18 years old.
• The group can be comprised of a single age group or it can be a mixed one, 12 of the children being 12-15 and the others 15-18.
• The group can have both Romanian-American children and their American friends, who are more than welcomed if interested.
• The Tășuleasa Social campus
• Accommodation in 2 mountain cottages with 12 beds each; each cottage has its own bathroom
• A sanitary house ( 3 showers - one for disabled people; 3 toilets; washing machines; clothes dryer)
• A 60 seat dining room; it can also be used as a meeting room or for indoor activities
• A stage
• The Pedagogical Forest
• 2 Toyota Landcruiser SUVs & 1 UTV ( dune buggy)
• The materials and logistic support for specific workshops
We have a crew of 10 English speaking volunteers and we promise you lots of fun and unforgettable moments.
Option 2: Straja, Hunedoara, 5-11 yr olds, July 2nd-8th, 2022, and
Option 3: Straja, Hunedoara, 5-18 yr olds, July 9th-16th, 2022
Parents Whatsapp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/LdXEYH8yivlGRpHqqFmfco
Adventure for a living. We help young people to become responsible, trustworthy, honest and persevering citizens, able to contribute to their own development and the common good.
DATES: 2 July - 8 July 2022
Age: 5-11 yrs old
LOCATION: Harghita ( about 3 hrs from Cluj)
TRANSPORTATION: camp can organize bus transportation for location in Romania of our choice for extra cost
PRICE: 1750 lei ( about $400) per child per week
Group discount: for every 10 children, 1 child free ( which 'free' child amount equally reduces the other 10 kids)
30% downpayment and remaining balance June 20th. We will send one payment and parents will send as one payment
in small hotel setting; same sex
2-4 children in one room
each room has its own bathroom
One adult sleeps on same floor
FOOD: three meals a day cooked on premises
lunch is always a bagged lunch
NOTES: please advise them of any allergies
snacks between meals
SLEEP HOURS: 8 am wake up; 9:30pm sleep
if tired is tired can go to bed earlier
ELECTRONICS: 1 hour at diner between 7-8 pm; can call parents at this time
GROUPS: 10-15 kids per group, per age with 3-4 instructors per group
groups based on age, distinction of capability and experience--not based on age
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Romanian mostly, but English is known
- Forms to complete: Child vaccine history (will be available soon)
- Everyone will email them to me and I will send one email to camp boys ad girls mixed for activities
COVID: negative PCR test 48 hrs before arrival; all camp workers are vaccinated and tested
MASKS: no masks are required to he worn by kids or by camp workers
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