Then, as a leader, Sõrve was a week away, still filled with 'chock-a-block' days of activities, and meeting new and old campers and spending time with them. The same wonderful group of solid lifelong friends (who were brought together through chance and that has stayed together through choice) were still there, sharing just as much laughter as we did as campers. Becoming a leader also gave me the opportunity to give back to a community that gave so much to me as a child, and gave us the ability to learn about leadership and armed us all with skills that we have taken with us into our lives within the larger community.
And now, as "Laagri juht"?
As "Laagri juht" I hope that I can create the opportunity for older campers to become leaders and learn some leadership skills that they can take with them during life, and I look forward to welcoming our new "abijuhid" this year into the leadership group and seeing them grow. I look forward also to seeing the current "C-Groupers" grow into "A-groupers" and eventual leaders for the next wave of Sõrve family members.
As the countdown to Sõrve 2014 speeds up, make sure you get your registrations in to avoid disappointment. For newcomers, if a week seems too daunting, please come up for a midweek visit or the weekend to get a taste, we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
I wish everyone a safe and happy December and holiday season and look forward to seeing our Sõrve family together again in a few weeks!
|Sõrve, Estonian Childrens’ Summer Camp I often get asked “what it’s appeal? Why volunteer during your holidays to look after kids?” As a camper, Sõrve meant a week with friends, days filled with activities (loads of swimming included), sun, laughter, a week away from mum and dad, and somehow, the leaders even managed to get “jõuluvana” along and hand out lollibags!|