Summer adventure - the children's summer camp
Going on a summer camp gives friends for life - in Meråker just beyond the border to Sweden the popular summer camp Summer adventure is organized. The camp focuses on the joy of sports and games.
Swedish Erika Oskarsson is one of the Swedish camp leaders and sports instructors who work at the Summer Adventure. She describes the summer camp as days when you as participants find new friends, who often become friends for life, and together discover the sports world.
A summer camp with sports
The Summer Adventure divides the children in both age but also what sport you choose - in total, over 700 children from all over the world; Norway and Sweden as well as Iceland and as far away as the United States. Most people who go to the Summer Adventure is between 12-14 years old, but all children between 9-16 years old are welcome.
- The Summer Adventure is no training camp and it's not about athletic performance. Instead, we want as a leader for the children to discover the fun of sport and to leave the camp with the feel of this, I want to continue, describes Erika.
Erika who has been an instructor for cross country skiing tells how her groups among other things have played bandy on roller skis as a way to play their sport.
This kind of summer camp as the Summer Adventure is hard to find in Sweden - here it is more common for sports clubs to organize their own training camp. In Norway, it is common for summer camps where sport is to play at a young age; to be active in their summer camp is a stronger culture.
Among some of today's major sports stars who have been visiting the Summer adventure is Petter Northug; both as participants but also as a leader. Nowadays he sometimes pass by and see the children, which will be a great experience for those who are interested in skiing. The football camp has been named "Ajax football school" with teachers from the Dutch big club which was Zlatan stepping stone.
Here are new friends
There are small groups from sports clubs who visit Meråkers Summer Adventures, but also children who travel with a friend - or find his or her new best friend on the spot. Book this year's Summer Adventures for the special price of 3990 SEK instead of regular price 4690 kr.
- Many children come back every year. Often they go themselves because they met a lot of new friends in previous years, says Erika.
Even if the children choose a sport orientation, many activities are together with children in other sport groups; as a trip to the adventure park Rypetoppen or a ride to the top of a mountain. The adult leaders is always present and makes sure that everyone has a good time. Several night guards ensures that children sleep well after a full day's play and sports.
There is much to do for adults
As a parent, you can choose to remain nearby during the days that your child is at Summer Adventure. There is accommodation on both the Norwegian and Swedish side of the border. The area has several excellent trails in the mountains where you can walk or run and nearby the waterfalls Brudslöjan and Tännforsen is located. Åre is an hour's drive from Meråker, and there are yet more accommodations - and more activities to choose from.
Special offer - few places left!
For this year's camp, there are few places left - right now book the special price of 3990 SEK instead of 4690 SEK. Choose between camp starting on 1 or 7 August (five days each camp).