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Persons: more than 2
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 41013
Country: Finland

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Last Updated: February 13, 2020

Dear friends,

You are welcome to Finland to the small hostel located in the forest.
We organise programme for children, language and thematic camps for which we would like to invite native and non-native English and Finnish speakers.
The camps we organise are directed mainly on children from Russia.

Our next camp is
21 March - 29 March 2020 - Prof Academy (career guidance and educational system in Finland)

Summer camps
13-24 June 2020 - Mummi trolls camp
27 June - 8 July 2020 - Eco-Art Academy
11-22 July 2020 - Blogger school
31 July - 11 August 2020 - Business camp
14-25 August 2020 - History camp

The main task for helpers is English teaching. We have two hours of English a day. Camp lessons is not the same as school ones. It is holiday, so we try to make life in camp active, positive and interesting. This also applies to language studies. Games, games and again games.
We do not study grammar in our camps. The main point is communication skills. We develop children communication skills though games, sports, art, music, etc. All your interests and hobbies are good topic for English lessons.
Camp life is active, enjoyable and positive. Together with kids you will experience success and become more confident, develop long-life skills, reconnect with nature and find new friends.
If you ready for such challenges, your are welcome!

We provide accommodation and food for helpers. Also for vegetarians and vegans, gluten free, lactose free. Just, please, inform beforehand.
You are welcome to participate in all activities, which we organise for kids, like excursions, swimming pool, etc.

Beforehand or on your arrival we will ask to see and to copy your passport / ID card.
We hope you understand that this measure is for the best of all of us, including you!

reviews (11)
Helper: Flora Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: September 16, 2018
It's been busy after the trip. However, being a helper with Inna in the summe... view complete review

Helper: Iñigo López de Goicoechea Pérez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: September 6, 2018
I was in Mikkeli for the camp of bussiness (a couple of weeks in August). Hon... view complete review

Helper: Irene and Kyle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: June 23, 2018
Thanks Inna for providing us delicious Russian food and comfortable accommoda... view complete review

Helper: Serob Grigoryan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belarus Date: February 19, 2017
I spent eleven days in Inna's summer camp. Nowadays I have only wonderful imp... view complete review

Helper: Aimeric Avezou Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 25, 2017
It was my second helpx mission and my first steps in Finland ! And what steps... view complete review

Helper: Yu lun Lin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: December 15, 2016
I stayed with Inna and her son Tima for five days. It was literally in the fo... view complete review

Helper: Tracy Lowe Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: November 23, 2016
This is the first time I've written a negative review for a help exchange and... view complete review

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Helper: Lani Nelson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 17, 2016
Inna is a fastidious, hardworking woman who has been living in Finland for ov... view complete review

Helper: Kathy Tsai Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 23, 2016
I was at the wanha koulu for a little more than two weeks, mostly for an art ... view complete review

Helper: Irina and Vasiliy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: November 29, 2015
I stayed with Inna and Timofey for a week. I did some chores around the house... view complete review

Helper: Isabel de Ridder Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: October 19, 2015
Thank you Inna and Tima, for having me in your wonderful home! You have been ... view complete review

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