Camp Spando

Location: Mărișelu, Cluj

Dates: July 6th-12th, 2023

Ages: all ages (5-18)

Located in the heart of Transylvania, at Mărișelu (Jud. Cluj), camp Spando accommodates groups of up to 30 children, engaging them in diverse activities such as:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Riding
  • Journalism
  • Digital Photography
  • English Language
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Orientation/Hiking
  • Camping
  • Indoor Camp Games
  • Outdoor Camp Games
  • Cook-out

In 2023, a group of 28 Romanian-American children spent one week at Spando, having a great time.

About Camp Spando

SPANDO SUMMER CAMPS FOR CHILDREN were born out of a passion for working with children and our love for nature, and are the extended format over a period of 5 days of the school trips that I organized whenever I had the opportunity, until then, as of physical education teacher. Our experiences as Leaders of camp activities in the United States of America and Croatia, the training and improvement courses within the American Camping Association that we followed, and our participation in the Work and Travel training were fundamentally theoretical and practical, which gave us gave confidence that we can do at least as well compared to others what we are doing now.

The satisfaction in the children's eyes every time they overcome new challenges, when they ask for involvement, and the glimmer of joy they have when they are appreciated for a job well done or personal achievement, gives us the strength to move forward, to improve continuously and the certainty that we have chosen one of the most beautiful jobs that exist: that of training people.

Children’s International NFP


Children’s International, NFP is a nonprofit founded, organized and run by a group of Romanian mothers from Chicago who volunteer their time and effort. CI assumes its role in implementing the principles of UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child.