The fifth B7 youth camp in Saaremaa is taking place under this slogan at the moment at Tehumardi Recreation Centre. 45 youngsters and 9 group leaders getting to know each other, learn and have some fun.The camp started on Tuesday, the 1st of July.
The first day was meant for adaption and a barbeque-party to speed up the bonding process between people. The opening ceremony was held on the second day of the camp, when Hiiumaa joined the company. The flags were hoisted, folk dances were performed and songs were sung. The day pasted quickly playing sport games and exploring the Sõrve peninsula, the most southern tip of Saaremaa. In the evening there was an intro-party, where all islands prepared a number of their traditional meals to show other islanders their gastronomy and food culture.
All days have the main theme: Wednesday was the Culture day, before lunch, each island introduced their traditions - games, holidays etc. After lunch, the campers were taken to a trip around Saaremaa and Muhumaa for sightseeing, including the world famous meteorite crater of Kaali, the windmills of Angla, Karja church, ruins of the Maasi stronghold, Pädaste manor, Juhan Smuul's house museum on Muhu etc. After the enlightening trip, dinner was served and a playback show along with musical team games was prepared.
Today, 4 July, is the History day. Before lunch every island prepared a presentation about their island's history. After that, the youngsters had a sandcastle building contest and a lot of free time at the beach. Finally Saaremaa got some sun!! I At the moment we are on the excursion in Kuressaare which culminates with a night visit to the Kuressaare Bishop Castle (this weekend in Kuressaare the Castle-Days with ancient games and sword figthing) including night cinema in the castle courtyard. In the early hours the campers will arrive the camp, Happy and tired. And tomorrow the last day of the camp! Unfortunately.... But – you have to say goodbye to be able to say hello, again!