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Camp Junior


Mapa Camp Junior
Anna Niderla Director: Camp Junior

We emphasize learning through fun. Participants learn a broad range of activities to be able to consciously select the specialistic offer proposed at other Camps in the future. Furthremore, this is one of the two our Camps where the youngest children are welcome.

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Camp Junior, a facility owned by CHRIS from 2015, is located in the Great Mazurian Lakes District near Giżycko, in Kruklanki commune. Situated on the edge of Puszcza Borecka forest, it borders with the Sapina River on one side and Gołdapiwo lake, covered by the silence zone, on the other. The river is where the young Camp participants face their first challenges during canoe trips, whereas the lake - where they gain sailing experience. Many of them return to sing shanties and go sailing with the “Zmora Juniora” (Junior’s Nightmare). For children who liked the circus activities last year we are launching a new theme camp - the Circus Camp.

Camp Junior invites the youngest participants for the 7th season in a row. It occupies the space of 4.5 ha with a long and gentle lake bank line. The facility is fenced, guarded and used exclusively by our guests, providing them with the sense of both comfort and security. The location and landscape create perfect conditions for organising a diversified programme. Nippers and Eaglets live in the main building, which we renovated this year. The oldest camp participants from the Juniors group live in cabins with sanitary facilities. On the camp area there is an arts workshop, a canteen and common rooms in the main building as well as tents where the first choreographies are developed.

Sport and educational facilities:
• A sailing port (Topaz, DZ, “Zmora Juniora” yachts)
• A windsurfing port
• A canoe levee (tourist & sit-on-top canoes, canoes)
• A rowing levee
• A guarded bathing beach
• A floating “Junior’s Mountain” – a water climbing wall with a slide to the water
• A water trampoline
• A fishing jetty
• A football pitch
• A volleyball pitch
• An archery course
• A playground for children
• Educational common rooms in the building
• An arts studio
• Large field tents /60 m2/ for the purpose of activities
• A drying room.

The camp participants are offered a buffet. The three meals offer versatile, colourful, healthy dishes. Apart from the afternoon snack we also offer the “open snack cabinet” in the evening, because we know how many calories a young person spending an entire day on fresh air may burn. The youngest ones are also offered sandwiches as a midmorning snack. Unlimited hot tea or water, depending on weather, is available in several spots on the Camp Junior area.

Thematic activities:
Camp Junior offers four camp programmes:
Nippers for the youngest children, Eaglets for the older ones, and Juniors as well as the Circus Camp for the oldest participants.

Thematic activities comprise several sections:
Water activities:

• Windsurfing (Eaglets and Juniors)
• Games on windsurfing boards (Nippers)
• Sailing (Topaz and DZ boats)
• Tourist and sit-on-top canoes
• Canoes
• Rowing boats
• Water ball
• Learning and perfecting swimming skills as well as games on the floating “Junior Mountain” – a water climbing wall with a slide and on water trampoline
• Fishing
• All-day canoeing (for volunteers)

Sport and recreational games:
• Football
• Floorball
• Traditional Polish “pierścieniówka” game
• Volleyball
• Flag football
• Traditional Polish “kwadrant” game
• Frisbee
• Archery
• Fencing

Arts and crafts:
• Painting (various techniques)
• Activities with clay and plaster
• Papier mache
• Paper stained glass
• Collage
• Dance and games with music
• General physical exercises with elements of eurhythmics
• Circus tricks

General camp activities are usually organised in the evenings for the Camp participants, depending on their age. These include field games, RPG and traditional games, team games, bonfires, karaoke contests, discos and hodgepodge. Each of those events has unique atmosphere created by: the event leading theme, soundtrack, staff costumes and acting.

Sport tournaments and competitions are organised during the entire term. The best participants are awarded prizes and diplomas during such events as: the Olympic Games, Junior Run, Swimming Marathon (Eaglets, Juniors and the Circus Camp) and Sailing Regatta (Eaglets and Juniors).

Badge-awarding activities
Organised for interested camp participants. Those who have proven their persistence, have made progress and passed the final test, receive brown, silver or gold badges confirming their swimming, sailing, rowing, archery and fishing skills.

The badge programme serves as an additional motivator for camp participants to actively and enthusiastically develop the scope of their knowledge and skills.

We decided to limit mobile phone use by kids and youths on the area of Camp Junior. The participants will be allowed to use the mobile phones each Wednesday and Saturday during the dinner break. Outside that period the phones will be deposited in the Camp’s safe.

The price of each camp within Camp Junior is comprehensive and includes:
• Full programme including all thematic, supplementary and badge-awarding activities as well as general camp events
• Gear and equipment necessary for activities
• Accommodation in a holiday and training centre in rooms in a building or cabins with full sanitary facilities (depending on the age group)
• Coach transport from Piaseczno to Kruklanki and from Kruklanki to Piaseczno
• Full board (three buffet meals per day, afternoon snack, “open snack cabinet”, unlimited tea or water available in several spots all day long and packed lunch for the return trip)
• 24-hour care of instructors and tutors
• Medical care
• Accident insurance

ATTENTION, term 5:
The programme of the eight-day term 5 assumes intense pursuit of thematic activities, which for the first four days will follow a pre-arranged schedule. This enables each Camp participant to learn all activities. From the fifth day Nippers and Eaglets select the activities as a group, whereas Juniors will have the opportunity to make individual selection.

Badge-awarding activities - due to the shorter duration of term 5 the badge-awarding activities programme will not be performed during this term.

General camp activites at this term include the Junior Run, a bonfire, a disco, a night field game, a fest and hodgepodge.

Check our photo diaries from the Camp published on our website on a current basis!

Meetings for parents will be held in Warsaw approximately one month before the start of holiday. The date of the meeting will be announced at in May.

Due to rapidly falling dusk we change the time from term 4 - the watches will be set one hour ahead.

NOTE: We recommend concluding resignation insurance with any carrier.