2019 International Junior Ranger Camp

Get ready for the variety of fun activities, new skills and unforgettable memories because – another International Junior Ranger Camp is here!

The 18th International Junior Ranger Camp 2019 will take place in Lahemaa National Park, Estonia, from 7th (arrival day) to 13th (departure day) of July.

How to get there:

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The closest airport is Tallinn (Lennart Meri). We will arrange bus transportation to pick you up from Tallinn airport on Sunday, July 7th at 2 PM.

Accommodation and camp location:

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The camp will be hosted in Männisalu puhkekeskus, which is located in Võsu (Lahemaa NP) in the middle of pine forest and only 700 m from the seaside. You can see the place here! You don’t have to bring tents and sleeping bags!

You can view the camp location on the map here:

Participants should cover their own travel costs to Tallinn airport. Accommodation, local transportation and other costs for the camp will be covered by The Republic of Estonia Environmental Board.

Camp 2019 programme

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Participants will enjoy a lot of outdoor activities such as hiking in the bog and in the traditional pine forest in Lahemaa National Park. There will also be some activities on the water and practical work for nature conservation. Participants will have a chance to take part in Estonian biggest Song Festival called “Laulupidu”, which we are visiting all together on our first camp day on July 7th in Tallinn!

Other activities will include games, campfires, “handicraft”, traditional music and dancing.

Youth+

Some “senior” Junior Rangers from Estonia will also join the camp to help organising and managing some activities. During the camp, we will also have the chance to speak about the new EUROPARC Youth+ program.

Youth+ Jumpers just hanging around – a rare moment. Photo by Laura Peters

Registration

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To register, candidates should:
1. Download the Registration Form
2. Fill up, sign, and send a scanned copy to [email protected]
3. After registration is confirmed, send us the parental authorisation by post mail

Deadline to register is the 15th of May 2019 (first come first served principle applies!)

Rangers and Mentors are responsible for Junior Rangers and their care over the camp, making also sure participants have their own health insurance. No more than two delegations per country, represented by two JRs and one adult ranger, will be selected, unless there is space available at the end of registrations.

Contact

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For further information, please contact Sandra Grego from EUROPARC staff by email: s.grego @ europarc.org

About Lahemaa National Park

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Lahemaa National Park was established for the preservation, protection, restoration, exploration, and promotion of nature, landscapes, cultural heritage and balanced environmental use of the coastal area of North Estonia. Here, forest, bog and coastal ecosystems, as well as semi-natural communities, geological monuments, and historic and architectural monuments are protected. Lahemaa is one of Europe’s most important forest protection areas and belongs to the European Natura 2000 network as Lahemaa’s bird and wilderness area.

Junior Ranger program in Estonia

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Junior Rangers in Estonia started their activities in 2004 and only Lahemaa National Park was involved. For now, we have Junior Ranger program in five of our National Parks and in Autumn 2019 the newest Alutaguse National Park will also join in with new Junior Rangers.  Every Estonia national park Junior Ranger program involves at least three-time activities and meetings in a year and if possible even more gatherings. When we have our local camps and seminars we do a different kind of field works, workshops, inventorying species and craftworks. Junior Rangers are involved organising local events for the public.

International JRC

We would like to express our full gratitude to the Environmental Board of Estonia and to the Lahemaa National Park for the great support and making this International Junior Ranger Camp possible.