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Camp Tarda

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Łukasz Klus Director: Camp Tarda

The Camp offers a broad programme range. Tarda is a perfect place to learn diverse activities - from cooking and DYI to horse-riding and windsurfing.

For those, who already decided what to do, we have 6 specialistic camps: Horse-Riding, Rock Band, Science, “Constructor” Project, Fashion Design and Cooking. The younegst kids are welcome!

Camp badges:

Archery
Swimming
Fishing
Windsurfing
Rowing
Sailing
Learn more about badges!

Location
The region of Warmia and Mazury is characterized by hundreds of picturesque lakes interconnected by a system of rivers and canals. It is in this region, in the Miłomłyn commune at Bartężek lake, that Camp Tarda is located. Forests which surround the camp make part of the Puszcza Taborska primeval forest. The 10 ha large camp area offers direct access to the lake and the forest, silence away from the urban noise and exceptionally close contact with nature – such as several hundred years old oaks, which may be embraced, but only with your friends’ assistance.

Infrastructure
Since December 2012 we have been hosts of this facility which is used by our Camp participants exclusively, providing them with the sense of both comfort and security. One of its major advantages is a long coastline on the facility’s side and the vicinity of the opposite bank which ensures the sense of safety during water activities. The location and landscape create perfect conditions for organising a diversified programme. This large, fenced facility is developed with: the main building with rooms and bathrooms, a canteen, a conference room, a dance room and cosy common rooms where we often read books before going to bed; a residential pavilion (rooms with en suite bathrooms) and brick bungalows.

Board
Meals at Camp Tarda are offered in the form of a buffet. The three meals offer a full range of versatile, tasty, colourful and healthy dishes, including the meals pre-agreed with parents and individual diets. Apart from the afternoon snack (we try to offer fruit), 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. During the day, unlimited hot tea or water, depending on weather, is available in several spots on the Camp area.

Thematic activities:
Activities at Camp Tarda are offered at four camps, each of which enables the participants to develop their own activity programme: Ground Squirrels and Wildcats for the youngest children, Lynxes for the older ones, and Wolves for the oldest Campers. Kids after the fifth grade of primary school may participate in our advanced horse-riding camp, offered during the entire holiday. At the fourth and fifth term the older kids and young people are welcome to our theme camps: Fashion Design, Enigma, Rock Band, Science and - only on the fifth term - Cooking.

For Ground Squirrels, Wildcats, Lynxes and Wolves:
Water activities – windsurfing (Wildcats, Lynxes and Wolves), sailing, sport canoes, sit-on-top canoes, tourist canoes, canoes, rowing boats, water ball, learning and developing swimming skills and water games at a new trampoline, fishing
Sport and recreational games – horse riding (availability limited by activity schedule - no more than two times during the term), football, rope park, bikes, world games, archery, all-night long camps
Arts and crafts – cooking, DIY, artistic activities, dance, singing, eurhythmics
Ciphering and coding classes - for Wildcats, Lynxes and Wolves, prepared by the Department of Mathematics and Information Technology at the Warsaw University of Technology

For specialist camps:
Thematic and supplementary activities in accordance with the Camp schedule. Detailed programme information is presented on particular camps’ websites.

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. Every event has its unique nature developed with the use of appropriate music, fancy dresses and acting stands of the staff. Furthermore, several times per term children may choose the evening activity on their own, selecting from the so-called hodgepodge range. At the end of the term tournaments and sport competitions are organised. These include the Swimming Marathon and Sailing Regatta.

Badge-awarding activities – organised for interested participants. Those who have proven their persistence, have made progress and passed the final test, receive brown, silver or gold badges confirming their skills.

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

Accommodation:
Ground Squirrels: Main building: rooms sleeping 3-4 kids or studios with bathrooms sleeping 6-7, equipped with single or bunk beds.
Wildcats: Main building: rooms sleeping 3-4 kids or studios with bathrooms sleeping 6-7, equipped with single or bunk beds or the “Under the Oak” building: studios with bathrooms sleeping 6-8, or rooms sleeping 3-4 with en suite bathroom equipped with single or bunk beds.
Lynxes: “Under the Oak” building: studios with bathrooms sleeping 6-8, or rooms sleeping 3-4 with en suite bathroom equipped with single or bunk beds, or bungalows: segments sleeping 3-8 kids with bathrooms en suite, equipped with single or bunk beds.
Wolves: Bungalows: segments with bathrooms sleeping 3-8 kids, equipped with single or bunk beds or the “Under the Oak” building: studios with bathrooms sleeping 6-8, or rooms sleeping 3-4 with en suite bathroom equipped with single or bunk beds.
Specialist camps: in accordance with the information presented on particular camps’ websites.

The price of each camp within Camp Tarda 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 masonry buildings or in bungalows with complete sanitary facilities (depending on the age group)
• Coach transport from Piaseczno to Tarda and from Tarda 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. Ground Squirrels and Wildcast will participate in scheduled activities for the entire term, without the capacity to select activities of choice. Lynxes and Wolves follow a schedule for the first three days. From the fourth day onwards the groups will have the opportunity to select activities available during a particular day. The theme camps follow an intense activity programme developed for a particular camp, therefore supplementary activities will also follow a pre-determined schedule.

Badge-awarding activities - due to the shorter duration of term 5 and the incapacity to thoroughly prepare campers for the final exam the badge-awarding activities programme will not be performed during this term.

General camp activities - during term 5 these include field games, RPG and traditional games, team games, bonfires, karaoke contests, discos, 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 www.chris.com.pl 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.