MTÜ Lõimeleer invites you to a summery Shrove Tuesday!
Press release
MTÜ Lõimeleer
26.04.2021


LET’S CELEBRATE SHROVE TUESDAY DURING THE SUMMER – the weather in Estonia
is not cold and snowy enough during the winter, but we are still determined to keep our traditions regardless of climate change! Summer Shrove Tuesday includes all the main gems that are part of a proper Shrove Tuesday – sledging, pea soup, whipped cream buns and spinners. Celebrating Shrove Tuesday during the summer is so ingeniously insane that it makes everyone laugh. In case that’s not fun enough, we will also be organising a LAUGHING WORKSHOP.


Lõimeleer is a summer camp that connects Estonian youths and families abroad and multicultural individuals who are related to Estonia with Estonia. In the camp, youths will be able to socialise with their Estonian peers, learn Estonian national instruments, songs, dances and games, enjoy smoke saunas, ride horse-drawn carriages, explore waters on traditional Estonian dugout canoes, play with water balloons, go ghost hunting during the nights and so much more. There will be no classroom learning. Our camp’s working language is Estonian, but we are more than happy to explain any activities in English so everyone can be included. During the five years we have been active, our camp has seen children from the USA, Canada, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Finland, Ireland, Great Britain, New Zealand, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Norway and, of course, Estonia. Many children return every year to meet old friends and teachers.


Often parents and smaller children who might be afraid of spending so many nights alone at a new place wish to partake in the fun of the camp and practice their Estonian. We offer a Family Camp where during the day children can go on adventures with other kids in the camp and at night they can climb into bed and snuggle with their mothers and fathers.

 

In 2021, the camp will be held in three shifts: 11–17 July, 18–27 July and 25–31 July.
For further information and to sign up for the camp, visit https://en.loimeleer.com/registreeri or e-mail mtu.loimeleer@gmail.com.


Note: Sign up as soon as possible as prices will increase from May 1st!
Note: Note: Important information concerning COVID-19. If you are unable to attend the camp due to COVID-19 restrictions, please inform us before 15 June 2021 and we will guarantee that your unused camp tickets are carried over to the 2022 summer camp.

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NGO HomeComing invites you to an Estonian language and culture immersion camp!

Press release

NGO HomeComing

08.02.2021

 

HomeComing (Lõimeleer) is a summer camp that connects young Estonians living abroad and their families as well as multicultural families living in Estonia with Estonian life and culture. In our camps you  can socialise with your peers from Estonia, learn Estonian handicrafts and traditional songs, dances, games and to play instruments. You can join horse cart and dugout canoe rides or go berry picking in the bog. Moreover, you can go on a ghost hunt at night, visit black sauna or join a laughter workshop. We do everything in Estonian and in the Estonian way, but at the same time ensure that nobody`s excluded due to insufficient language skills. The program varies from year to year. In 2020, for example, we organised a traditional Estonian camp wedding. In 2021, we plan to introduce the laughter of Estonians and other people around the world in our laughter workshop.

 

We have been organising language and culture immersion camps in cooperation with the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy since 2016. The camp teachers are mainly youth work students and alumni from the Viljandi Culture Academy and other Estonian universities who are responsible for carrying out the daily activities, including introducing the national foods, skills, dances and games. In addition, we engage  experts  with the skills in traditional handicrafts, story-telling etc.,  with the kids in addition to introducing national foods, skills, dances and games.

Through social and cultural activities inside and outside in the beautiful nature, the camps of the NGO HomeComing contribute to improved Estonia skills and stronger ties with Estonia for the youth from the Estonian diaspora and multicultural families in Estonia.  There will be no formal language learning in a classroom setting. Our camp’s working language is Estonian, but we are more than happy to provide explanations in English, to make sure everyone is  included. Within the five years existence, we have had participants from the USA, Canada, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Finland, Ireland, Great Britain, New Zealand, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Norway and, of course, Estonia itself. Many children return year after year to meet old friends and teachers.

 

The recommended age for participants is 10–16. As an extension of the children camp, Family Lõimeleer offers an opportunity for children younger than 10 years and their parents to take part in the camp. The younger children can partake in the activities of the teenagers’ camp, practice their Estonian and, by support from their parents, gather experience and courage for attending the camp unaccompanied in the longer run.

 

 

In 2021, the camp will be held in three 6-day shifts: 11–17 July, 18–24 July and 25–31 July.

 

For further information and to sign up for the camp, visit https://en.loimeleer.com/ or e-mail mtu.loimeleer@gmail.com

 

NB! Register before 1 March to get the early bird discount!

 

NB! NB! Important information regarding the COVID-19 situation!  If you have registered, but are unable to attend due to COVID-19 restrictions, please notify us before 15 June 2021 and we will postpone your unused ticket and guarantee you a spot in the 2022 summer camp.