Kuru Summer Camps

Organisation description


Kuru Summercamps / Kurun kesäleiri (Children’s Summer Camp Association -76 / Lasten kesäleiriyhdistys -76ry) is a non-profit holiday organisation that organises each year 9-13 supported Summer Camps for kids from 5 to 12 and youth from 12 to 17 years of age. Each camp is from 4 to 7 days and the total Summer Camp season project is 9 weeks. Total of 350 kids participate in our Camps every year, which means a group of 20 to 50 campers for each Summer Camp.

The Camps take place at Kurun kesäleiri campsite in Ylöjärvi, 45 minute drive from Tampere. The campsite is located in beautiful Finnish countryside and forest by the lake Näsijärvi.

Kurun kesäleiri summer camps are organised with a financial backing from STEA, Funding centre for Social Welfare and Health Organizations. This means that most of the participants attending the camps have a STEA-holiday support, that is granted on economic, health and social grounds. The purpose of the supported holiday activity is to offer a holiday to children who could not otherwise have one. Every participator can apply the supported Camp price in the application form.

The Camp staff holds Executive Director and two teams of 10 persons including 1 Camp Counselor Leader, 1 Camp Counselor Health Supervisor, 6 Camp Counselors and kitchen staff of 2 persons. The teams are taking turns on the campsite and work on every other camp.


Summer camp program and main activities


Kuru Summer Camp holidays are all about meeting new people and socialising, trying out many different exiting activities, learning and sharing the summer camp adventure experience. The camp program consists of activities such as games, sports, drama, music, arts and crafts, baking, swimming, having a sauna, riding a paddle boat and petting and feeding the campsite sheep and bunnies. Each camp takes a day trip to the amusement park Särkänniemi. The summer campers sleep in tents and enjoy five daily meals. The camp day program is from 8AM till 10PM.