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Summer Camp Wrap-Up

Summer Camp Seedrioru Suvelaager 2017 was a resounding success, with fun and memorable times had by all. Along with traditional staples, we were very fortunate this year with the number of volunteers that came in to lead various activities that otherwise would not have been possible. Each week was centered on a general theme that gave a uniqueness to the experience of each. The first week, ‘Seedrioru Homecoming’, focused on the traditions of Seedrioru including: ‘Sadie Hawkins’, ‘Monk’s’ Night, sports, crafts, and swimming, all capped off by our annual Maskeraad. Our second week focused on more traditional Estonian activities, where the campers took part in traditional songs, crafts, weaving, baking, folk dancing, and language lessons – all on display at the end of the week during our annual Valguspidu. Among all the learning and practice we did not forget to have fun however, with plenty of time taken for outdoor games, swimming, and a full day-trip to Elora. Third week brought our most anticipated activities of the year, with ‘Survivor Week’ lead as usual by the program’s creator Eric Tiisler. The younger campers worked earnestly on learning essential wilderness skills such as fire making, knife safety, and shelter building just to name a few. The older campers, with their skills already established, were able to design and build their own campgrounds and shelters, with a collaborative effort taken to create a ‘metsasaun’ by the river. Survivor week’s sub-theme this year was ‘Metsavennad’, with stories of the Estonian forest brothers inspiring many of the activities. In particular the campers enjoyed learning and singing the “Metsavendade Laul”. The finale of the week as usual included a night under the stars, where the campers were able to sleep in the shelters they built throughout the week. The camp finished off strong in the final week, with a strong increase from pre-registration enrollment numbers. The theme of the week was Arts & Sciences, with the campers taking part in science experiments as well as fine arts such as pottery and sketching. In addition we had field trips to the Elora Arts Centre Canoe Showcase, the Elora quarry, and Bingeman’s waterpark in Kitchener. Even with this year’s exceptional range of activities, the best and most important part of the Seedrioru experience was of course the time spent with friends. Unforgettable memories and friendships that will last a lifetime were made. This has been the...
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Summer Camp Reminder – Early Bird Registration Deadline is May 31st

Dear friends and parents, The weather is warmer & summer will soon be here!  Fun filled Seedrioru days await!! Early bird registration deadline is May 31st. Please check out our “Register Now!” page Please register before May 31st, for the early bird rate!  (Before the deadline the weekly rate is $385, afterward $435). Registrations should done online, be postmarked May 31 or sent via email on or by May 31st including one week payment per child registered. eTransfers are accepted.   2017  Seedrioru Summer Camp Camp begins on July 2nd starting at 1 pm. Week 1:   July 2 – 9 + Mudilased +Traditional Week 2:  July 9 – 16 + Rahvalaager Week 3: July 16 – 23 +Survivor week Week 4:  July 23 – 29  +Arts and Science week             Special Themed Weeks: Mudilased: for the younger kids, 4 – 6 year olds (2-9 July  only) As always, email us about dropping in to visit for young first-timers to participate in daytime camp activities. Many of our campers have started out this way. Traditional: Camp as it’s always been! Rahvalaager: A week geared to learn about all things Estonian Survivor week: A week focused on outdoors and scouting skills Arts and Science: A week with fun art and science projects 2017 Important Dates May 31, 2017 – Early bird registration deadline July 8, 2917 – Masquerade July 15, 2017 – Valguspidu Festival July 22, 2017 – Large Bonfire July 28, 2017 – Last...
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March Break Camp

March Break Camp happens again! March 11-13th Cost: $55 per camper before March 7th, $60 per camper after Hopefully, we’ll have snow this time! Attached is our March break camp registration form and suggested gear list. Seedrioru Registration Form – March Break Camp 2017 Seedrioru – What to bring – March Break Camp 2017 Camp starts on Saturday at 11am. Camp will end with dinner on March 13th to allow pick up after work. Dinner will be done by 6pm. Please arrange for pick up by 6pm. Further questions, please contact: suvekodu@seedrioru.com The summer camp registration sheets are coming soon, but we’re already busy looking for staff!...
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Hiring for Camp

Reminder that the job application deadline is January 31st. We still looking for counselors and kitchen staff.  We’re also looking for staff for March break camp: March 11- 13th.  Submit applications to: suvekodu@seedrioru.com 2017 Seedrioru Suvekodu...
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2017 – Upcoming Events

You’re going to want to mark your 2017 calendars for a packed year! Here are some important dates: March Break Camp March 11th – 13th 2017 Spring Talgud April 22nd May 6th Spring Camp TBD Summer Talgud June 3rd June 17 Suvihari 23rd – 25th June, 2017 Seedrioru Summercamp July 2nd – 29th 2017 Survivor Week July 16th – 23rd 2017 Seedrioru Suvekodu Maskeraad July 8th 2017 Seedrioru Suvekodu Valguspidu July 15th 2017 Seedrioru Suvekodu Suurlõke July 22nd 2017 Fall Talgud September 30th 2017 Fall camp October 13th -15th...
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Fall Weekend Camp

October 14 – 16, 2016 at Seedrioru $55 each child Campers aged 7 – 16 Since it’s a workday, we ask that you please feed your children dinner before arriving.  We will offer a night time snack.  Camp will end on Sunday after lunch. Please register early . After October 6th, the weekend camp cost increases. seedrioru-varustus-what-to-bring-sugis-fall-2016 seedrioru-registreerimis-leht-registration-sugis-fall-2016  ...
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Summer Camp Highlights

Well it’s been a fun and exciting summer at Seedrioru. We’ve got a ton of pictures now up in our Photo Gallery page. Lots of pictures and updates were shared on our twitter and instagram accounts. There have been some interesting articles in the Estonian Newspapers, too! Estonian World Review Seedrioru’s 60th year of summer camp starts! (in Estonian) Seedrioru Camp Masquerade Party (in Estonian) Seedrioru Valguspidu and start of Survivor Week (in Estonian) Seedrioru Survivor week and big campfire (in Estonian) Survivor Week Eesti Elu Seedrioru’s 60th year of summer camp starts! (in Estonian) Pictures from the Camp Masquerade Party (in Estonian) Pictures from Seedrioru Valguspidu and start of Survivor Week (in Estonian) Survivor week and big campfire...
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Summer Camp has started!

The Estonian World Review have put together an article about the start of summer camp! http://www.eesti.ca/seedrioru-60-nes-laste-suvekodu-algas/article47927 Check out the great pictures!
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