Youth Adventure Summer Camp

15-21 June 2019

Theme: Summer in the wilderness
Length:
7 days, 6 nights
Ages: 10-14
Cost: €1149 (including VAT)

Add a bit of adventure to your summer! Youth Adventure Summer Camp is a wilderness camp in the countryside of Kuusamo designed for international adventure-seekers age 10-14. You’ll experience Finland’s favourite Finnish summer activities including hiking, fishing, traditional handicrafts, introduction to Finnish Sauna culture, games night, Monkey Olympics, survival skills, campfire making and much more.

Highlights:

  • Orienteering and survival skills training

  • Full-day hike to explore nearby forests and lakes with a stop for a camp lunch

  • Lesson on Arctic animals with visit to a reindeer farm

  • Lesson on Finnish lake ecosystems and fishing

  • Traditional handicrafts from natural found materials

  • Team-building activities including our signature Monkey Olympics

  • International language exchange including basic introduction to Finnish

What’s included:

  • 7 nights shared accommodation at Adventure Apes Lodge located in the countryside of Kuusamo

  • All meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

  • Full programme with morning and afternoon adventures and evening activities

  • Airport transfers from Kuusamo Airport

  • 24/7 Local, English-speaking guide with first-aid and wilderness guide certification

  • Pre-departure Skype briefing with parents and adventurers

  • WiFi: We will be happy to help arrange regular family calls during the adventure!

  • A digital package of photos of all the best camp memories


Accommodations

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Adventure Apes Lodge is located in the countryside of Kuusamo. Once a public primary school for the village, the guesthouse has been newly renovated to provide clean and cosy, standard-level accommodations. The dorm-style rooms have bunk beds with a maximum occupancy of six people per room. Each room has a private bathroom and bedlinen and towels are included. Rooms will be separated by gender.

The Lodge can accommodate groups of 24 people total (including teachers/parents accompanying the group).

Booking information

Full details regarding pick-up/drop-off, gear list, safety and travel insurance will be provided after booking.

Parents are allowed to join all or part of the camp, the same fees apply. If you would like to use the chance to have a holiday in Finland while your child is well taken care of at camp, ask us about arranging a tailor-made adventure just for you!


Details

Travelling to Finland

If your young adventurer is traveling to camp alone, you can contact the airline to find out about support and services during the journey.

Flights to Kuusamo typically have a layover in Helsinki airport. More information about the services If you would prefer travel arrangements from Helsinki to Kuusamo, please contact us.

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Suitability

This adventure is suitable for those age 10-14 years old who are looking for a hands-on adventure and interested in learning about Finnish culture, cuisine, and nature. There will be several group activities where the adventurers will learn by doing instead of traditional classroom lectures. The beginner-level outdoor activities that will require participants to be in normal fit condition and able to walk for some kilometres at a relaxed speed. No previous skills or special knowledge about activities or conditions is required. Basic understanding of English is needed.

The general tour is not suitable for someone with reduced mobility or back problems. However, we aim to make adventure accessible for all, if you have specific accessibility needs, please let us know and we will work with you to see how we might offer adapted or alternative activities.

Arrival and departure points

This tour will begin and finish at Kuusamo airport. Alternate arrangements can be made, please contact us directly.

Group size

The camp will include 4-20 adventurers accompanied by a tour leader with 24/7 availability.

Transfers

Transfers for all activities listed in the programme will be arranged by Adventure Apes through their partner network.

Flights

Flights and travel arrangements are not included and should be arranged by the customer.

food

The menu typically consists of common Finnish foods made with fresh local ingredients. However, we also love to have theme nights during camps such as a taco and ice cream bar.

Spending Money

Adventurers are welcome to bring a small amount of cash for additional snacks or souveniers. However, it is not required as all snacks, meals and activities from the time of pick-up to drop-off are included in the price.

Cancellation policy

You may cancel without any costs/penalties before the booking fee has been paid. A non-refundable reservation fee of 10% is charged after booking. If cancelled 30 days or less before the start date 50% of the total stay will be charged. Cancellations two weeks or less before the start will be charged the full cost. Customers are responsible for on-time payment according to the payment details provided above and will be held liable for any late payments in the event of a cancellation.