July 29, 2010
Friday was our last day at camp and it was full of emotions. The first activity was still planned by the youth, it was "massage"-game, where we had to do different kind of tasks to get relaxing massage. All the time massage was little bit better and in the end they surprised us by throwing water on us instead of giving massage. This game got different interpretations, but the idea was to give warning example of drug-using. We also spent long time (3 hours!!) writing messages for each others notebooks, thoughts about the camp…There was so much to say! We also got to know our mysterious Monitos who had been sending letters to us.
Late in the night we were going through all the nice memories and happenings by sitting in a circle and giving everyone possibility to tell his best memory of the camp. It was dark and peaceful and everyone light a candle when it was his turn to speak. From these candles we made a big Peace sign. It was beautiful ending for amazing camp. The leaving next morning was full of tears and hugs and crying. But even the time goes, the happy memories of this unique summer in Taipalsaari will always be part of us. Thank you all for making this camp so special and unforgettable!
-Sanna and the staff
July 23, 2010
Adios Hasta la vista!
Delegation of the day:
Today’s activities were very interesting and funny. We had to be creative and use our fantasy to play campaigns against different topics: drugs, alcohol, smoking, violence, eating disorders and depression. For a short time we could transform ourselves into actors and directors. It was exciting, at the end of the day, to catch the results of our work. All the videos we made were awesome! The second activity, called “Fantasy TV” was also based on acting. Every delegation had to perform one TV-program of their country. But the most interesting part of the day was
July 21, 2010
Delegation of the day: Hong Kong
There are only three days left in the CISV Summer camp. Today is the shopping day. We got up fifteen minutes earlier than usual. Most of us couldn't get up so it's a really difficult job to wake up all.
Before the first activity, we sang birthday song of each country to our staff, Sanna. The mission of the first activity was taking some special photos in the camp site. Then we needed to write down our memories of each photo. This reacalled all our memories in these days.
We first went to the radio and TV studio in Lappeenranta. We had learnt many things from this visit. We also went to Vartti office to see how to make a newspaper. We are excited to see our articles written in the last week is going to be published tomorrow! After the visit, we went shopping in Lappeeranta. All of us bought many things for ourselves and family. We felt so tired after the shopping...
We came back to camp site for dinner. Then there was Italy's cultural activity. They performed a drama to show us the news about Italian teenagers. Everyone enjoyed their drama very much.
It's time to say goodbye...
Today Greece was the delegation of the day. As for the first activity we had our third camp meeting. Then we had a little bazaar were we trade things from our countries.
For the second activity Finland presented her cultural activity, we had a long discussion about various topics such as drugs, alcohol, suicide, series on t.v. and songs.
The third activity was call "peace and war". We were divided in groups and we had to build a city by different materials.
Then each group had to decide if and how was going to destroy a city of another group. It was a stimulation game.
After that we had a discussion about our experience. And we all agreed that we had to make green cities. We also talk about the reasons of war and how we can stop them.
Before going to bed we were waiting for the leaders to finish their meeting and we made a joke to them. We all had fun!!!
July 19, 2010
Today it was the Open Day. We cleaned the whole camp site and got ready for the guests. Lots of people came here and we showed them our camp site. We all had our own tables with stuff from our own countries. In the evening we said goodbye to staffmember Hanna who left the camp. Then we had some freetime outside in the playground.