European Youth Camp - EYC 2019

Welcome to Finland!

European Youth Camp - for adolescents with CHD

On behalf of the Finnish Association for Heart Children and Adults, we warmly invite our European sister organization’s and their youngsters with congenital heart disease to participate to the first European wide Youth Camp, which is held in Finland 2. – 9. of August 2019. The camp is arranged with the co-operation of the European Congenital Heart Disease Organisation ECHDO and it is partially funded by the Finnish Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations (STEA).   

The Aim/purpose of the Camp

  • Give opportunities and possibilities for the adolecents (~14-18 yrs) with CHD to experience different kind of opportunities in different environment safely
  • Cultural exchange, improving language-skills
  • Peer to peer -support, new information
  • Networking – new friends all over the Europe!

 The Camp venue – Poukama

  • Conference hotel Poukama is a meeting and freetime center situated at Emäsalo (To Helsinki ~40 km, to Porvoo 15 km).
  •  ~5 ha area and buildings only at our use with several opportunities.
  • Accomodation on apartments for four person -> also small kitchen in most of the apartments
  • There will be a nurse available on 24/7 at the camp venue (arranged by the Finnish Association)
  • The camp venue is also located ~50 km from the Helsinki University Hospital. 

Participation fee 300 €/person/week (+ travelling cost to Helsinki)

  • The participation fee covers the full program of the camp, accommodation (in shared rooms), meals and activities.

How to proceed?

On first place, all the countries who are interested of participating to EYC should contact Finnish Association for Heart Children and Adults ASAP, latest by the end of January 2019 (letter of interest) together with the information how many participants you are planning to send.  All together there are places from 7 to 10 countries – depending how many participants each one sends. Availability will be from 2 to 6 youngsters and from 1 to 2 leaders from each association/country. Maximum capacity for the whole camp will be 60.

Please note, that the places are limited; availability is based on a first come first served basis. Currently we are expecting participants from Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Croatia and UK. There are still few places left, so if you interested, you should act fast! This unique opportunity may not occur again on the near future… We will send more general info for the associations that are joining the camp on January 2019.
 
If you need any additional information or you have open questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!  We are more than happy to answer any of your questions! 
 
On behalf of the Finnish Association for Heart Children and Adults, 
Welcoming you to Finland,

Katja Laine
Executive director
E-mail: katja.laine(at)sydanlapsetjaaikuiset.fi


 EYC 2019 - Preliminary program

 Friday 2.8.2019
     - 16       Arrival to Helsinki-Vantaa
                  Transportation to the camp sight by bus (max. 1 hour), checking in
18 – 19       Dinner
19 – 20       Going through the rules and the program
20 -            Evening program at the campfire (getting acquainted,
                    introduction of the countries and participants)

Saturday 3.8.
8 – 9           Breakfast
9  – 10        Getting acquainted with the camp venue
10 – 12       “Get together” -games
12 – 13       Lunch
13.30 - 17   Activities and experiences
(e.g. giant labyrinth, printing t-shirts) 
17 – 18       Some free time
18 – 19       Dinner
19 –  21      Possibility to go to sauna and have a swim and hot tub

Sunday 4.8. 
8 – 9           Breakfast
9 – 11         Team works – what do we have in common? Questions relating next day's lecture
11 – 12       Lunch
12 – 18.00  A boat cruise to Porvoo (Sightseeing, some free time at Porvoo)
18 –            Return to camp venue, dinner
20 –            Spending evening together at campfire

Monday  5.8. 
8 – 9           Breakfast
9 – 11         Lecture (medical or other)
11 – 12       Lunch
12.30 –       Visiting water-amusement park, Serena, Espoo (https://www.serena.fi/en/)
18 –            Return to camp venue, dinner
20 –            Spending evening together at campfire
 
Tuesday 6.8. 
8 – 9           Breakfast
9 – 12         First-aid training
12 -13         Lunch
13 – 16       Activities and experiences (e.g. “tappara” and traditional Finnish games)
16 – 17       Some free time
17 – 19       Possibility to go to sauna and have a swim
19 -            Dinner at the giant Laplander’s Hut, evening program arranged by the participants

Wednesday 7.8. 
9 – 10         Breakfast
10 –            To Helsinki (sightseeing, time for shopping, lunch at Helsinki) - Return to the Poukama approximately 17.30
18 – 19       Dinner
20 – 24       Disco
 
Thursday 8.8.
8 – 9           Breakfast
9 – 12         Activities and experiences (i.e. cable slide)
12 –13        Lunch
14 – 16       Activities continue
16 – 18       Group session; what have we learn during the week?
17 – 19       Possibility to go to sauna and have a swim
19 –            Farewell dinner at the Fisherman’s cottage and entertainment arranged by the participants

Friday 9.8.
8 – 9           Breakfast
9 - 10.30     Evaluation of the camp, feedback and summary
10.30 -        Preparing the departure, checking out
11.30 -        Lunch and departure to the airport
13.00          At the airport (at latest)