The camp was established in 2015. The annual summer program consists of:
day camps for infants and teenagers (children aged 3-14);
week-long camps (for children aged 8-16);
family camp for non-alcoholic, friendly, knowledgeable families.
WHO WORKS WITH CHILDREN?
Young, energetic managers, specialists in their fields with creative or other experience in working with children work with children. All managers have DBS checks, if managers come from Lithuania, they provide an extract from the police on a criminal record and a medical certificate allowing them to work with children. We are always waiting for volunteers who want to contribute to fostering Lithuanianness.
WHAT AGE DO WE TAKE CHILDREN TO THE CAMP?
2020 August 2-8. Children from 8 years of age are welcome in the sports camp in the 1st shift.
2020 August 9 - 15. Children from 10 years of age are kept in the nation 's camp in the 2nd shift. - 16 m.
2020 August 16 - 21 Children from 7 years of age are welcome in the nature camp, in the 3rd shift.
WHERE, WHEN AND HOW LONG IS THE WEEKLY CAMP?
Weekly camps take place in August. Sports and Nation Camps in Portsmuth start on Sundays and end on Saturdays. The Nature Child Camp at Midhurst with tents starts on Sunday and ends on Friday.
WHAT IS THE CAMP FOCUSED ON?
Various educations take place here, during which children get acquainted creatively with a healthy lifestyle, as well as with the history of Lithuania, create, play music and dance together. There are no days without sports activities: ie football, basketball, learning new sports games, hiking, team matches. Entertainment includes baptism of campers, talent evenings, excursions, nature cognition programs, sun escort, dance marathon, night hikes, bonfire evenings, board game championships.
WHAT DO CHILDREN DO AT THE CAMP?
Various educations take place in the camp, during which children get acquainted with both a healthy lifestyle and the history of Lithuania, create, play music and dance together. There are no days without sports activities: ie football, basketball, learning new sports games, hiking, team matches. Entertainment includes baptism of campers, talent evenings, excursions, nature cognition programs, sun escort, dance marathon, night hikes, bonfire evenings, board game championships.
ARE SPORTS ONLY AT A SPORTS CAMP?
Sport is at the heart of all camp activities, so there is plenty of active leisure in all shifts.
WHAT IS THE CAMP PRICE?
The price for all three weekly camps is the same, £ 270. A security deposit of £ 70 is payable at check-in and the remainder is payable on arrival at the camp. A place for a child is not reserved until the deposit has been paid. If the participation in the camp is canceled, the deposit will not be refunded. Returned only in one case - after the organizers cancel the camp.
WHAT TO HAVE WITH YOU?
You can find a detailed list of recommended items by selecting the camp you want to attend. We would like to highlight a few key points: in the first and second shifts (in Portsmouth), children bring a single mattress, pillow and sleeping bag with them as they sleep in the hall. In the third shifts of "Nature Child", children bring a tent, sleeping bag, mattress, pillow, extra warm blanket. We highly recommend not adding a lot of clothes and a whole range of shoes. Try to fit in hand-sized luggage plus accessories for sleeping.
CAN SWEETS BE BROUGHT.
We do not allow any sweets to be brought in the camp. We have plenty of reasons for that. The first - abdominal pains, nausea, the second - seizures of excess sugar, the third - hiding while eating them, the fourth - the gazes and desire of other children, the fifth - the cause, the next time you come, bring others. Holidays can also be great for regulating sugar levels. Thanks for understanding. When we find them, we will have to take them and distribute them to everyone or give them only on the last day.
WHICH CAMP TO CHOOSE IF MY CHILD IS NOT USED TO HIKE AND WALK A LOT?
If for one reason or another you have difficulty walking - we recommend choosing the 3rd shift of the camp "Child of Nature". There are far fewer long-distance and daily hikes than there are camps in Portsmouth. There are also different circles running at the same time and kids can choose what they want to try.
WHERE DO THE PEOPLE LIVE IN PORTSMOUTH?
At the sports and nation camps in Portsmouth, we stay at a community home. Children bring inflatable single mattresses, sleeping bags and a pillow. The second floor hall transforms into a sleeping area. On the ground floor we eat, study, have fun. We use the shower in the gym or in the pool.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE AT THE CAMP OF NATURE?
The Nature Child Camp is taking place at Midhurst, South Downs National Park Recreation Center. Here we all stay in our brought tents. Have mattresses, sleeping bags, pillows, extra blankets with you. The camp has all amenities, showers, toilets, kitchen, dining room, educational house.
ARE A CAMP SHIRT NECESSARY?
Yes, it is necessary. All camp participants receive a T-shirt for those who wish to have the opportunity to order extra. The T-shirt is not only a hallmark of the squad, but also a child safety issue. When giving up synthetic brightly colored vests, children should wear a camp shirt to be easily visible. For child hygiene, we recommend having a pair of T-shirts.
DOES POCKETS NEED?
No, there is no need for children to have pocket money. But if parents want a child to have up to £ 20 with them, there will be several occasions where children will be able to buy souvenirs, candy, or the like. There is really no need for money in the third shift because there are no shops in nature.
WHAT TO DO IF THE CHILD DOES NOT SPEAK LITHUANIAN?
Many parents experience that their children do not speak Lithuanian. This is definitely not an obstacle to participating in the Amber Camp. A child's national identity is developed not only through language skills, it is very important to have the opportunity to get acquainted and maintain contact with other Lithuanian children, to learn about the history, culture, traditions of the country, to understand the values of the nation.
WHAT FOOD AT THE CAMP?
Lithuanian children, Lithuanian camp and food are Lithuanian. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a vegan menu, so when filling out the registration form, try to describe in detail the nutritional features of the child.
USE OF MOBILE PHONES
We do not allow the use of mobile phones in the camp. Such a decision was made to enrich children’s leave with new impressions and to avoid conflict situations. A week without a mobile can be incredibly exciting! You can contact the children by calling the camp number, through the guides.