Summer camps in Finland
There are different camps for children in Finland, most of them cater to ages 5-12 years old. The camps are usually offered in Finnish but there are also English and international language camps as well.
The summer camp seasons starts immediately when school ends. If your children have not learned the Finnish lifestyle, this is a great way to expose them to it. They will visit the forests and learn about natural resources. hey will get to swim, go to the sauna and learn how to use the pucee, if they have not learned to do so already. The greatest experience is to get to play with kids from different cultures, learn new activities, and enjoy nature.
Daycamps are from 7-12 years old and children can participate from Monday-Friday at 8:00-16:00. The camps are usually organized near home by different associations such as sport, church and other non-governmental groups. These cost around 80-200 Eur which are often inclusive of a themed programme, lunch, snacks, and insurance.
International daycamps and Finnish language nightcamps are organized by Leirikesä Ry
Traditionally nights camps are meant for children to stay in a camping site with supervised programme. Accommodation will be on a shared room with other kids or tents on a camping site near the lake or sea. Remember to bring a warm sleeping bag, backpacks and other accessories. The length of nightscamps are from a minimum of three to six days, but you can choose different camp sites for kids. There are also different themes for camping.