Levels and Sessions at the Camp "Great
The Camp will be opened from June 1 to
August 31. A flexible schedule of the start of each session
allows to choose the optimal dates of your rest.
Each team, arriving in the Camp, is composed
out of male and female teenagers aged 14-17. A teacher, physiologist,
doctor, professional instructors in water tourism and hiking,
will work with each group.
During the first several days of their stay
at the Camp all participants must take special training courses.
The participants of the "Great Adventure" will learn
how to make a fire, to cook meals, to put tents, to provide
the first-medical aid, to sail on kayaks and catamarans, to
travel on mountain bicycles, as well and many other things,
which would be useful during forthcoming tours.
After finishing training sessions teenagers
set out on a water tour on catamarans, or on a bicycle tour.
At the end of the program the participants took part in a
sightseeing excursion to the Kizhy Island.
In 2004 the program of the "Great Adventure"
would be divided into three Levels of complexity. This will
give you an opportunity to come to our Camp every year without
losing interest in our programs.
- The entry Level, accessible for all newcomers. You do
not need to have any special knowledge and skills. The duration
of this Level is 14 days, which include 3 days of studying
at the base camp, a 7-day trip, a culture program in the
town of Petrazavodsk, an excursion on a "Raketa"
(a hydrofoil boat) along the Onezhskoye Lake and a visit
to the Kizhy Island. The groups of the "Pioneer"
Level arrive to the Camp every day.
- This is an average stage, accessible after completing
the initial Level. If you visited our Camp in 2003 you can
take part in this Level. But this time a tour will last
14 days and you will be able to travel in the most remote
wilderness areas of Karelia. For example: you would be able
to run rapids down the two difficult Rivers of Karelia:
Chirka-Kem and Okhta or visit the national park Paanoyarvy.
The duration of this Level is 21 day.
Master of Travelling
- If you have successfully passed the Level "Explorer"
and you want to reach perfection as an traveler, this is
the Level for you. You will set on an expedition to the
north of the Kola peninsular, where mountain rivers are
waiting for you. This Level will last 21 days. The whole
program takes 28 days.
After passing the Level "Master of Travelling"
you will be given an opportunity to listen to the Theoretical
Course of Lectures and to pass an exam for getting a status
of instructor. Now you can work together with us!
- This program is offered from September to April. No experience
required. Available for all comers, including teenagers
and young people with hearing and visual impairments, mild
cases of the cerebral spastic infantile paralysis. The participants
take part in a four day ski trip with dog sleds (when there
is no snow they walk on foot). Participants will need to
take care of their canine companions. They will study how
to mush a dog sled like legendary pioneer explorers. Like
the heroes of Jack London participants will ski along the
frozen lakes and white forests. The total duration: 11 days.