Finland 365 Days of Educational Activities

Publish Time:2018-06-20 14:20:02Source:VisitFinland

【Introduction】:
We offer you an unforgettable week in the middle of nature by a beautiful Finnish lake. Cosy accommodation, delicious meals and an interesting programme tailored to your group guarantee a wonderful experience in unspoiled surroundings. Come to hear the silence!

INTERNATIONAL LAKELAND
YOUTH CAMP


We offer you an unforgettable week in the middle of nature by a beautiful Finnish lake. Cosy accommodation, delicious meals and an interesting programme tailored to your group guarantee a wonderful experience in unspoiled surroundings. Come to hear the silence!

Location: Mikkeli countryside

Duration: 3-5 days

Price: 47 EUR / day / person

Price includes: Full-board accommodation
(four meals per day) Sauna every night Guided programme with leaders for two hours each morning and three hours each afternoon. Group leader free of charge, one adult for every 20 students at the camp school price (max. four adults) Additional adults: camp school price + €10 per day. Bus driver’s accommodation free of charge. Meals €27 per day. Linen €8.

Availability: From Mondays to Fridays from 1st of January to 31st of May and from 15th of August to 20th of December.

Group size: 10-35 persons

Contact: Löydön kartano, Aila Alanko,

Tel. +358 400 325 440 myynti@loydonkartano.fi

More information: www.loydonkartano.fi

SUMMER CAMP SCHOOL

Summer camp in the Finnish countryside where you will learn about nature and how to take care of it, practice using English and use new, innovative games for learning. You will meet Finnish children and experience the Finnish lifestyle.

Location: Various locations in Finland

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights


Price: On request

Price includes: * Accommodation * Full board * Guided nature activities * Sports * Innovative games * Meeting local children/students * Local teacher/guide during programme

Availability: On request Group size: 10-50 persons

Contact: TTE - The Travel Experience Oy info@travel-experience.net

More information: http://www.travel- experience.net/technicalvisits.htm

INTRODUCTION TO THE
FINNISH SCHOOL SYSTEM


The introduction includes two visits: a visit to either the National Education Agency or the teacher training school at the University of Helsinki and a visit to a local primary, secondary or upper secondary school. You will be given a thorough presentation of the Finnish education system or teacher education system. At the local school you will be able to observe teachers and pupils in classes and ask questions.

Location: Helsinki region

Duration: 2-4 hours plus 3-4 hours

Price: 2600 EUR

Price includes: * Visit to the National Education Agency or the teacher training school * Visit to a local school (primary or secondary or upper secondary) * Handling fees for arrangements of the above-mentioned visits * A visa support letter when needed (ask for separate terms for visa support)

Availability: From mid-January to mid-May, and from. September to mid-December

Group size: 20 -30 persons


Contact: TTE - The Travel Experience Oy info@travel-experience.net

More information: http://www.travel- experience.net/technicalvisits.htm

NEW INNOVATIVE METHODS IN
FINNISH EDUCATION


Experience new, 21st-century education methods in a three-day programme in the Helsinki region.

* Visit a teacher training
school * Hands-on workshop on innovations
in education: game-based learning and digital storytelling * Visit to a local school with an emphasis on future learning and innovative teaching methods (use of new tools, coding, robotics, etc.) * Handling fees for arrangements of above visits * Visa support letter when needed (ask for separate terms for visa support)

Location: Helsinki region


Duration: 4 days / 3 nights


Price: From 570 EUR / person in twin

Price includes: * Visit to a teacher training school * Visit to a local school with an emphasis on future learning and innovative teaching methods (use of new tools, coding, robotics, etc.) * Full-day hands-on workshop on game-based learning and digital storytelling * Handling fees for arranging the above-mentioned visits * Three nights of accommodation in a first-class hotel * Full board * Transfers for the visits * Airport transfers * Visa support when needed (ask for separate terms for visa support)

Availability: From mid-January to mid-May, and from. September to mid-December

Group size: 30 persons
Contact: TTE - The Travel Experience Oy

info@travel-experience.net

More information: http://www.travel- experience.net/technicalvisits.htm

FINNISH PHYSICAL EDUCATION
STUDY TOUR


The Finnish Vision: To be “the most physically active nation in the world and the most successful Nordic country.” Introduction to top-level physical education in Finland. The winter sports capital, Lahti, together with two official Olympic training centres, Vierumäki
and Pajulahti, offer top-level sports know-how and coach-to-coach services and packages
for professional-level instructors and teachers. The tour also includes activities in the Finnish countryside and an elementary school visit. The package can also be tailor-made for particular sports.

Location: Lahti region

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Price: From 795 EUR / person in 10 person group

Price includes: Charter bus transfers, accommodation for two nights in a standard twin room, full board and with non-alcoholic drinks, guide services, a visit to the local elementary school, a two-hour sports activity programme including equipment, a three- hour session on Finnish physical education, a two-hour nature programme with equipment, a guided sauna visit, a two-hour forest hike including a session of learning in the natural environment

Availability: From January to May 2018 / 2019, and from September to November 2018 / 2019

Group size: 10-40 persons
Contact: Lahden seutu - Lahti Region Oy tiina.kallio@lahtiregion.fi

More information: http://visitlahti.fi/en/ professionals/lcb/travel-trade

MEHACKIT CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY EDUCATOR TRAINING


Mehackit offers practical training for educators to help make technology skills more evenly distributed among young people. An educator can be a teacher or, for example, a coding
club or youth instructor. We help educators to bring creative technology learning content into classrooms in a project-based and fun way. We focus on secondary schools (13–18-year-old students). Our approach is based on the Finnish curriculum. We have offered our courses in almost 20% of Finnish upper secondary schools with the help of our instructor network. We combine creativity and project-based learning with technology. Our aim is to give everyonea positive first experience of carrying out technology projects themselves, to demystify and democratise technology.

Location: Helsinki region

Duration: 1-5 days

Price: 200 EUR + vat / person / day including lunch

Price includes: The hands-on workshop for a group of 15 educators includes content from just a couple of modules up to a wide range of content. Examples of content: programming electronic music, building and programming electronic gadgets, programming visual art and animations, making a music machine, toy hacking, co-creating for a connected and sustainable future. Each participant will receive an award. The badges will be an international proof of the educator’s skills at different levels and in different topics. It is possible to continue the training via a Mehackit online course after the live training (blended) and earn more awards. We provide the materials needed. Depending on the size of the group there may be extra costs:

1) Your own or rented laptops and headphones may be needed. 2) A larger space for a workshop may be needed.

Availability: On request

Group size: 15-100 persons

Contact: Mehackit heini@mehackit.org, +358407551803

More information: http://mehackit.org/

STUDY TRIP PROGRAM WITH HOMESTAY ACCOMMODATION IN KALAJOKI


Get to know Finnish culture and study abroad at the same time. Kalajoki offers homestay accommodation in local families all around
the year. Studying takes place at a local lower/ upper secondary school. You can choose shorter or longer periods. School lessons for approximately six hours per day from Monday to Friday (subjects such as International Studies, English, Sports, Art, Music, Home Economics). Educational visits to a local kindergarten and elementary school are also included. This package includes studying and doing homework with the host family’s own schoolchildren. All meals are eaten with the family (breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening snack). Lunch is served at school on school days. Guided airport transfer from Kokkola airport and back is included. Choose some optional local activities in the study programme. Single/ double homestay in local families. It is possible for a student to have a single room. There is a Finnish sauna in every home. Kalajoki is one of Finland’s most popular family holiday resorts, especially Kalajoki Sand Dunes (hiekkasärkät) situated about 10km away from the schools.

Location: Kalajoki

Duration: 1-3 weeks

Price: On request

Price includes: School programme, airport transfers, student hosting, guidance by parents, homestay accommodation, all meals Optional activities available in Kalajoki: In winter: Guided safaris (snowshoe, snowmobile, ATV, fatbike), horseback riding, indoor kids’ playground, adventure park, snow sailing, ice karting, bowling, spa, skiing, skating, geocaching, theme evenings, guided tour at the exhibition, nature tours and trips, guided visit to Plassi old town and Isopahkala Pottery, snow yoga, Finnish smoke sauna, baking and handicrafts workshops In summer: : Guided safaris, bicycling, golf, disc golf, minigolf, geocaching, beach volleyball and football, fishing in the salmon valley, adventure park, karting, hiking, nature tours and trips, sea excursions to the islands and archipelago, bird-watching, picking berries and mushrooms, canoeing, spa, sand yoga, waterpark, horse riding, SUP, windsurfing, museums, sights and attractions, Finnish smoke sauna and bath tub

Availability: All year round, excluding school holidays (Winter holiday March 5th to 9th 2018, Easter holiday March 30th to April 2nd 2018, summer holiday June 2nd to August 10th 2018, autumn holiday week 43, Christmas holiday December 20th 2018 to January 7th 2019) Group size: Max 10 persons

Contact: Kalajoki Booking Centre laura.kujala@ kalajokikeskusvaraamo.fi +3588466691

OULU INTERNATIONAL WINTER AND SUMMER STUDY PROGRAMME


The Oulu International Winter and Summer Study Programme is organized and accredited by the University of Oulu and takes place in four countries (Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Lativa) and six cities (Helsinki, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Stockholm, Tallinn and Riga). Students travel to Finland during each summer and winter holiday to do a business course (Nordic creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship) at the University of Oulu. The course consists of classroom lectures, workshops, corporate visits, competitions, pitching, presentations and further travel to other Nordic countries. On request, this programme can be modified into an internship-centric travel programme. Students not only have the chance to receive a Nordic high-quality education
but also experience the unique beauty of Scandinavian nature and culture. At the end
of the programme, students will be awarded programme certificates (certified by AASCB), study credits, and an internship reference (if an internship has taken place).

Location: Classroom studies take place in University of Oulu, while empirical classes and tourism activities take place in other Nordic cities, i.e. Oulu, Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Stockholm, Tallinn and Riga.

Duration: 21 days
Price: 2880 EUR / person (for resellers, price will be reduced)

Price includes: Tuition, accommodation, transport between and within Nordic countries, entry tickets to museums and tourism attractions within the official programme, a welcome dinner, airport pickup, guide, corporate visits, internship (if there has been one), visa invitation and official documentation

Availability: Every winter (January – February) and summer (July – August) holidays

Group size: 15-35 persons

Contact: Hohot Consulting Oy Longye Zara Kukkamaa, zara.kukkamaa@hohot.fi +358406542211

More information: http://www. oulustudyprogram.com

HELSINKI SUMMER SCHOOL,
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI


Helsinki Summer School is organised annually
in August by the University of Helsinki. The University of Helsinki is proud to be constantly ranked among the top one hundred best universities in the world and amongst the 20 best universities in Europe. Helsinki Summer School is an international summer school offering courses that cover a wide range of academic fields and multidisciplinary topics.
All HSS courses are taught in English. Helsinki Summer School is perfect for students who have completed at least two years of university-level studies and wish to • earn credits during the summer • learn more about an interesting topic • update their professional skills • carry out a short study period abroad • try out studying at the University of Helsinki, Finland

Location: Helsinki

Duration: 7th - August 23rd 2018

Price: 990 -1490 EUR

Price includes: The Helsinki Summer School course fee includes: course registration and customer service during the summer school, teaching and study facilities in Helsinki at the University of Helsinki, free events within the HSS social programme.

Availability: The application deadline is June 26th, 2018. The earlier student applies the better, as students are accepted on a first come, first served basis and HSS only accepts a limited number of students to each course.

Group size: HSS accepts applications from individuals (applying as as group on one application is unfortunately not possible). The course group sizes vary, but there are normally between 15 and 30 students per (min/max) course. The students come from different countries around the world. Usually, there are also some Finnish students on the courses.

Contact: University of Helsinki, Helsinki Summer School summer-school@helsinki.fi

More information:

www.helsinkisummerschool.fi

INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP FOR YOUNG HIGH-FLYERS


We offer customized innovative management and leadership training for young high-flyers. The programme includes training, company visits, a forum, project-based brainstorming, etc.

Location: Oulu/ Helsinki

Duration: 1-3 weeks

Price includes: An authentic and unique programme for effective learning and understanding, accommodation, transport, meals and culture visits.

Availability: All year round Group size: 6-25 persons

Contact: Liilak Oy yujin.lin@liilak.com, +358409125846

CONTINUATION TRAINING FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS


We offer customized, theme-based continuation training for governmental officials. For example, “ecological civilization and sustainable development”, “health care and elderly care”, “smart city”, etc.

Location: Not limited, but mainly in Oulu/ Helsinki

Duration: 1-3 weeks Price :

Price includes: Training programme, company and government organization visits, interpretation, accommodation, transport, meals and culture visits.

Availability: All year round Group size: 6-25 persons

Contact: Liilak Oy yujin.lin@liilak.com, +358409125846

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING FOR K-12 TEACHERS


We are in cooperation with universities in Finland offering English language training for teachers from K-12 schools.

Location: Oulu/ Helsinki

Duration: 1-3 months

Price:

Price includes: Training in universities, school visits, job shadowing, accommodation, transport, meals and culture visits.

Availability: xx
Group size: 15-30 persons

Contact: Liilak Oy yujin.lin@liilak.com, +358409125846

TEACHERS’ HEADMASTERS’ IN-SERVICE TRAINING


We offer customized, high-quality and innovative teachers’ in-service training in cooperating with universities, universities of applied sciences, vocational colleges, high schools, secondary schools, primary schools and kindergartens in Finland.

Location: Oulu/ Helsinki

Duration: 1-3 weeks

Price includes: Training programme, sites visits, translation, accommodation, transport, meals and culture visits.

Availability: From February to May, and from August to November

Group size: 10-25 persons
Contact: Liilak Oy yujin.lin@liilak.com, +358409125846

EXPERIENCE FINLAND, A FRIENDSHIP AND EDUCATION CAMP


A new nine-day life experience in Finland, a Nordic country with the best education and welfare system in the world. Living and learning together with locals and experiencing the world’s best education by studying in Finnish classes and staying with Finnish families. Experience the special natural environment of Finland and enjoy creating things by hand. One of the most important items in the programme is to visit Santa Claus and Ranua arctic zoo. At the end of the camp, you will not only havea new life experience and certificate but also treasured friendships with locals.

Location: Oulu/Varjakka/Ranua/Rovaniemi

Duration: 9 days

Price: 1989 EUR

Price includes: Local bus or train transport, sightseeing tickets and a local guide; accommodation and three meals per day; invitation letter, study and activities fees; certificate

Availability: Available all year around except June and July

Group size: 15-25 persons

Contact: Finland International Education Exchange Centre (FIEEC ), +358505504477 jinni.lu@nordicnode.fi

EXPERIENCE NORDIC DESIGN AND LIFESTYLE WITH PAOLA SUHONEN


Paola Suhonen is one of the most famous designers, artists and film makers in Finland. By following Paola, you will experience the essentials of Finnish design and lifestyle even more than a native Finn. This programme combines wonderful Finnish design, food and nature. You will step into the most famous lifestyle brands like Alvar Aalto, Fazer, Ivana Helsinki, Vallila, etc. You will hear inspirational stories from Finnish designers and see the beauty of nature in Nuuksio National Park. At the end of the trip, you will have a certificate and a souvenir made by yourself to take home as special memories from Finland.

Location: Helsinki/Espoo

Duration: 8 days

Price: 3000 EUR

Price includes: Local bus or train transport, sightseeing tickets and a local guide; accommodation and a lunch or a dinner each day, invitation letter, study and activity fees; certificate

Availability: From May to October Group size: 12-20 persons

Contact: Finland International Education Exchange Centre (FIEEC ) +358505504477

jinni.lu@nordicnode.fi

FINNISH EDUCATION STUDY TOUR (FEST) -VISIT


Finnish Education Study Tours are designed for all who are interested in the Finnish education system (teachers, school principals, decision makers, management, administrators, etc.). Would you like to learn the secrets behind Finnish education? Choose a season and join us for a Finnish Education Study Tour (FEST)! The Finnish school system has demonstrated outstanding educational achievement. Its learners rate among the highest achievers in PISA, a survey of learner attainment in Mathematics, Science and Literacy at the age of 15 across the member countries of the OECD. The most impressive aspect of the Finnish success is that there is very little difference in attainment across social and economic divides. Finnish Education Study Tours are organized
in Oulu, which is the biggest city in Northern Finland. These readymade FESTs give you an inclusive picture of the Finnish educational system and have an innovative focus on learning spaces, school architecture and technology.

During FEST you will have an opportunity
to meet Finnish experts in education, have discussions with headmasters, teachers and students, visit schools and classrooms, see innovative learning spaces and technology solutions and, at the same time, have a taste of Finnish culture. You will also visit Rovaniemi and the arctic circle where you will have a chance to meet Santa Claus and see the beautiful arctic natural environment. The study tour will end with a farewell dinner at a reindeer farm. Guides from Finpeda will accompany you for the whole week!

Location: Oulu, Northern Finland

Duration: 5 days

Price: 1490 EUR / per person + VAT 24 %

Price includes: The price includes a five-day programme with school visits, presentations, lunches, materials, transportation to visit local schools and a day trip to Rovaniemi. Seasons/ Tour dates yearly: Winter FEST January
22–26, 2018 Spring FEST March 19–23, 2018 Summer FEST June 4–8, 2018 * Autumn FEST September 17–21, 2018 *Summer FEST is organized during the summer holiday. This means that we are able to visit schools and discuss with staff but there are no students or lessons during this time. TAILOR-MADE STUDY TOURS Finpeda also organizes tailor-made Finnish Education Study Tours and technical visits for those who are looking for more a specific programme. You can visit schools, educational institutions and companies in Helsinki, Oulu and Rovaniemi, in three different Finnish regions. Each tour has a general part plus a specific focus on some of the following areas: • Strategic leadership and innovations • Living labs and pilot projects • Teacher training • Kindergarten and comprehensive schools

• Vocational and higher education • Finnish school design • Technology development and education technology solutions

To learn more, contact us: contact@finpeda.fi

Availability: All year round
Group size: 5-30 persons
Contact: Finpeda contact@finpeda.fi

More information: www.finpeda.fi

FINPEDA TECHNICAL VISITS

Lectures, presentations and expert sessions about the Finnish Education system, new pedagogical methods, development of learning environments and education technologies. Technical visits and lectures may vary according customer needs from a one-hour to workshop and longer term training or training programmes.

Location: Oulu, Northern Finland
Duration: 1-2 hours, depending on the needs of the customers

Price: Group size 1 -5 persons: 300 EUR / hour, group size 6 -12: 400 EUR / hour, group size 13- 30: 500 EUR / hour VAT 24 % is added to prices.

Price includes: General topics How to
Create the School of the Future The school
of the future is not just a building; it’s a
cycle of change that includes leadership, pedagogy, architecture, technology, change
of operational culture and assessment. This presentation describes the steps and factors
of the development process needed to move
a school’s operational culture towards the school of the future. A Technology-Enhanced Learning Environment (e.g. Finpeda Virtual Space) Digitalization demands use of education technology in learning and teaching. This presentation provides information regarding
a technology-enhanced learning environment through inspiring examples. School Architecture and Design Presentation offers basic information about the latest trends in Finnish school architecture and learning environment design. Includes inspiring examples from the latest Finnish school building projects. Finnish Education System General introduction to
the Finnish Education System and its specific features. The presentation can also have a specific focus on some theme or area (e.g.
early childhood education, higher education) according to the needs of the customer. Phenomenon-Based Learning New theories
and methods in learning: inquiry, phenomenon- and project-based learning. Development of working culture at schools and secrets of the Finnish curriculum. In-service training models and strategic leadership on how to create the school of the future.

Availability: From Monday to Friday between 9 - 17 o’clock, from January 8th to December 21st 2018

Group size: 1-30 persons


Contact: Finpeda contact@finpeda.fi

More information: www.finpeda.fi

FINGO VIP SUMMER CAMP ABOUT FINNISH SCOUTING LIFE


This summer camp focus on “learning in the natural environment”, which is one of the
main methodologies of Finnish education. Through well-designed activities, interaction with professional Finnish instructors and Finnish peers, the participants gain knowledge about Finnish nature and culture, learn about other subjects in an outdoor environment as well as practice scouting survival skills. The outcomes of the camp are to learn to respect nature and the environment, gain hands-on experience with Finnish education methods, improve many abilities such as coordination and cooperation, innovation and creativity, independence and endurance, helping others and teamwork.

Location: Helsinki/Tampere Duration: 6 days
Price: 1200 EUR / person

Price includes: All accommodation, all transport, all catering, daily guide service, instructors, all necessary training material and equipment, activities, and entrance fees

Availability: From June to October

Group size: 20-30 persons

Contact: FinGo VIP Oy info@fingovip.com, +358408207103

More information: www.fingovip.com

MASTER’S PROGRAMMES, UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

The University
of Helsinki is proud to be constantly ranked among the top one hundred best universities in the world and among the 20 best universities
in Europe. Some facts about the University of Helsinki • The biggest university in Finland with over 35 000 students, 6% international • 11 faculties and 4 campuses within the Helsinki area • 8200 employees: 55% teaching and research staff (13% international) • 180 000 alumni all over the world LEARN FROM THE TOP SCIENTISTS The quality and amount of research is what makes the University of Helsinki stand out from the crowd. At the University of Helsinki all teachers participate in research, and some of the university’s best scientists are also the best teachers. OVER 30 MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN ENGLISH.

The University of Helsinki offers a wide range of Master’s degree programmes taught entirely in English. The scope of our programmes is 120 ECTS credits, completed in two years of full-time study. Some programmes are organised by the University of Helsinki along with other Finnish and foreign universities. Our programmes place particular emphasis on the skills provided by the degrees, on their connection to the labour market and on the employment prospects offered by the education All programmes comply with
the national legislation governing university education and are, therefore, recognised globally. Our Master’s degree programmes provide students with a solid foundation for doctoral studies. All PhD programmes at the University of Helsinki can be carried out in English. Doctoral degrees are of a high quality and enjoy international recognition. MASTER’S PROGRAMMES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI ENVIRONMENTAL, FOOD AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Agricultural Sciences Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Food Sciences Forest Sciences Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology Plant Biology Environmental Change and Global Sustainability Human Nutrition and Food Related-behaviour HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES European and Nordic Studies Global Politics and Communication Intercultural Encounters International Business Law Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age Economics English Studies Russian Studies Contemporary Societies HEALTH SCIENCES Life Science Informatics Neuroscience Translational Medicine NATURAL SCIENCES Atmospheric Sciences Chemistry and Molecular Sciences Computer Science Data Science Genetics and Molecular Biosciences Geography Geology and Geophysics Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences Urban Studies and Planning Materials Research Mathematics and Statistics Theoretical and Computational Methods

Location: Helsinki

Duration: 2 years

Price: 13,000-18,000 EUR Citizens of non-EU/ EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees.

Price includes: At the University of Helsinki you have access to the latest learning facilities. As a student you are introduced to the latest research from the very beginning
of your studies, as all teachers at the University of Helsinki also do research. The research environment is international and multidisciplinary. You will have access to excellent student services and career services, offering services to the university’s degree students.

Availability: Detailed information is published in: www.helsinki.fi/en/studying

Contact: University of Helsinki, Admission Services: admissions@helsinki.fi

More information: https://www.helsinki.fi/ en/studying

SUMMER ADVENTURE FOR 
SCHOOL GROUPS


Camp Puikkokoski is located in the middle
of the forest, 30km from Kajaani airport.
The nearest neighbour is 4km away and the beautiful riverside and surrounding forests provide a unique atmosphere for school camps. The week’s itinerary enable the learning of multiple skills for enjoying the Finnish natural environment. The programme is suitable for children approx. 10 years old and up, and the itinerary can naturally be adapted for each group.

Location: Kainuu

Duration: 7 days

Price: Group of 10 to 12 persons 790 EUR /net/ person, 13 to 16 persons 725 EUR /net/person 17 to 19 persons 630 EUR/net/person

Price includes: • Accommodation in 2–6-person rooms. There are no private facilities – showers and toilets are located in the corridor. • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8) • Transfers to/ from Kajaani airport • English-speaking guide • Sauna daily • Equipment for activities according to the programme • Activities according to the programme

Availability: From May to September


Group size: 10-20 persons


Contact: GoVuokatti +358 44 5599 077
More information: www.wildernessvuokatti.fi

A WINTER ADVENTURE FOR
SCHOOL GROUPS


Transformed by the snow, the remote north- eastern forests of Finland become an excellent destination for a winter adventure where groups will learn traditional wilderness skills such as igloo building and ice-fishing. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also included in the programme, and groups will also embark on an overnight trek through the snow-white forests and beside frozen lakes. The programme is suitable for children of approx. 10 years old and up, and the itinerary can naturally be adapted for each group. The accommodation and activities are in a newly renovated old logger’s camp in the middle of the forest.

Location: Kainuu

Duration: 7 days

Price: 10 -12 persons 750 EUR /net/person, 13 to 16 persons 675 EUR/net/person 17 to 19 persons 590 EUR/net/person

Price includes: Accommodation in 2–6-person rooms. There are no private facilities – showers and toilets are located in the corridor. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8) Transfers to/from Kajaani airport English-speaking guide Sauna daily Snowshoeing and skiing equipment according to the programme Activities according to the programme Outdoor clothing

Availability: From December to April
Group size: 10-20 persons


Contact: GoVuokatti +358 44 5599 077
More information: www.wildernessvuokatti.fi

VISIT TO ESCURIAL ZOO
AND FLOWER PARK


Escurial Zoo and Flower Park introduces local animals together with some animals that are exotic for Finland, such as llamas and parrots. The small zoo has some remarkable animals, like black swans. A small cafeteria is located on the premises.

Location: Liminka

Duration: 2-3 hours

Price includes: Guide, entrance to Escurial Zoo and Flower Park

Availability: From April to September

Contact: Hotel-Restaurant Liminka Bay / Limingan Kehitys Oy, +358400565040 luontokeskus@liminganlahti.fi,

BUTTERFLY AND INSECT EXCURSION

A guided tour with a butterfly and insect expert, where you can spot different living butterflies and insects. The excursion can only be arranged at certain times of the year (in the early summer).

Location: Liminka

Duration: 2 hours

Price includes: Guide

Availability: Early summer time

Group size: 8-20 persons

Contact: Hotel-Restaurant Liminka Bay / Limingan Kehitys Oy, +358400565040 luontokeskus@liminganlahti.fi

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

“Be more with less” over two calming days in Oulu. Enjoying the leisured, safe atmosphere
of the programme helps you to ease your mind and find the small miracles of the Finnish natural environment and culture.

Location: Oulu


Duration: 2 days (plus 1 additional education day)

Price: Two days session (18 hours) 270 EUR/ person (+local travel 10-20 EUR) (+Additional day, 8 hours, 130 EUR)

Price includes: The 18-hour session on two days consists of experiencing forest bathing and a seaside walk with some nice nature exercises and informative presentations about both the natural environment and Finnish art connected with nature. Maybe you have heard about Finnish food like Karelian pies or cinnamon buns. Now you get a chance to taste them in the food workshop. Also, you get an opportunity to take part in both a traditional and a modern coffee ceremony. You can complete your relaxation in the sauna. Because Finland’s four seasons (spring, summer, autumn and winter) differ so much, we include various seasonal elements in the programme, taking in the snow, ice and coldness in winter, the
light nights in summer and Christmas traditions in November–December. And if you are very lucky, you can also see the northern lights on a starry night. In all the seasons you get to know about Finnish design, including how to make a small traditional decoration, a himmeli. During this two-day experience you can also practice your English. ADDITIONAL PROGRAMME:
An educational day, the process of making
the Finnish Basic Education Curriculum, the main values behind it, the teacher’s role in implementing and developing the curriculum, and a school visit. On our website you can
find more information about other educational training courses. They are open for all teachers and schools all over the world. Most attendants have an Erasmus+ KA1 grant. The price includes course sessions and workshops. It does not include accommodation, meals or local travel.

Availability: According to agreement

Group size: 10-16 persons

Contact: HELEA info@helea.eu More information: www.helea.eu

FINNISH POPUPSCHOOL

Finland has one of the best education systems in the world. Kisakallio is a well-known vocational upper secondary education school. In Kisakallio we have unique competence in combining sport and education. In the Finnish PopUp School concept we combine sport and education in a unique way. Finnish PopUp School offers children the world-renowned
and authentic Finnish school experience in accordance with the new curriculum and activities as well as a phenomenon-based learning model. The educational goals of the PopUp School are consistent with the values of the Olympic movement: to enhance youngsters’ mental and physical balance and support them in becoming cooperative, tolerant, creative, and peace-loving citizens who respect the rules of the game.

Location: Lohja

Duration: 3-30 nights

Price: From 135 EUR/person/night

Price includes: Accommodation in a 3–4-person room, breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day during the camp All instructors provide services during the camp according
to the programme, including at weekends. Three Finnish PopUp School lessons per
day on weekdays. All the Kisakallio PopUp- schoolTM lessons are moveable and the
teacher will decide the order. Lessons include: Maths and Science, Biology/Finnish Nature
and Environment, History, Geography, Finnish and English Language, Physical Education, Health Education, Handicrafts, Art, Home Economics, etc. Kisakallio has over 200 sports activities. You can choose from sports such as: archery, gymnastic pit, air track, bouldering, urban warfare, air rifle shooting, fitness boxing, team tasks, circus, snowshoeing, skating, ice hockey, curling, sledging, snow games, forest hiking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, church
boat, geocaching, orienteering, frisbee golf, track and field, beach volleyball, floorball, lightning ball, kin-ball, fast scoop, basketball, handball, traditional Finnish games, badminton, paralympic games...Special courses: Curling pass course 8h, Kayaking course 6h, Motor skills training course 6h, Nature camp 8h, Overnight survival camp 18h ... and so much more. Sample programme 08.00–09.00 Breakfast 09.00–10.15 Lesson 1 @ Kisakallio PopUp–schoolTM: Problem solving in Geography & Maths 10.15– 10.30 Recess 10.30–11.45 Lesson 2 @ Kisakallio PopUp-schoolTM: Thinking in Science & History 11.45–12.30 Lunch break 12:30–13.30 Lesson
3 @ Kisakallio PopUp-schoolTM: Skills and art with hands 14.00–15.00 Sport activities, such as ice hockey 16.00–17.00 Homework 16:00–17.00 Dinner 17.00–18.00 Sport activities: such as handball 19.00–21.00 Evening snack 22.00 - Zzzz Silence

Availability: Ask for more

Group size: 10-60 persons

Contact: Kisakallio sport institute sami.sormunen@kisakallio.fi

More information: www.kisakallio.fi

KANNISTO FARM CAMP SCHOOL

Kannisto Domestic Animal Farm is a genuine farm where natural field cultivation and traditional livestock rearing are practised. Kannisto is a popular place for farm tourism and camp schools. It is open around the year and suits families perfectly. The farm has plenty of animals, including sheep, goats, reindeer, pigs, cats, dogs, different kinds of birds, cows, alpacas, horses, ponies and donkeys.

Location: Kannistontie 172, Loimaa

Duration: 3-5 days

Price: 3 days (2 nights) 116 EUR, extra days 36 EUR

Price includes: The camp school offers full board and accommodation in rooms or cottages for 2–4 persons. The programme includes animal care, a guided nature trail, sauna, baking, milking goats, horse drive and outside games. This is an opportunity for a barbecue or picnic. Horseback riding for an extra charge.

Availability: All year round

Group size: 10-50 persons

Contact: Kannisto Farm info@kannistontila.fi +358 504 100 201

More information: http://www.kannistontila. fi/index_en.html

SCHOOL CAMPS, TRAINING CAMPS, EDUCATIONAL VISITS TO SCHOOLS


Full service packages for groups - school camps with cultural and educational visits - training camps (ice hockey, soccer, swimming, Finnish baseball, floorball, etc.) - educational visits to schools for teachers at all levels - educational visits for students of architecture, landscape architecture etc. Service in Finnish, English and German.

Location: Finland


Duration: 2-10 days, or longer

Price includes: Packages include all services required - transfers - guides - programme - visits - meals - accommodation

The programme can be combined with a programme in other Nordic countries or in the Baltic states

Availability: All year round


Group size: Min. 10 persons


Contact: Saarikoski Travels info@saarikoski.fi

More information: incomingsaarikoski.com

PEDAGOGICAL DRAMA AS A TEACHING METHOD


During the three-hour visit, the group explores methods of using pedagogical drama in education. Guests are also free to participate in the practical exercises. The chosen subject can involve the tales of the Kalevala or the Moomins. A brief introduction to the Finnish education system can be included in the visit. The programme is in English.

Location: Lehtoniemi Primary School, Varkaus Duration: 3 hours
Price: 300 EUR including VAT

Price includes: The price includes a brief introduction to Lehtoniemi Primary School and the Finnish education system (upon request), the techniques of pedagogical drama and practical exercises. You can have a school meal for €6 euros per person.

Availability: September 1st to December 1st and February 1st to April 30th

Group size: 5-20 persons. Parcipants can be both children and adults.

Contact: Kehitysyhtiö SavoGrow Oy Päivi Ketola, principal, Lehtoniemi Primary School Varkaus, paivi.ketola@varkaus.fi

IENSC WINTER CAMP

The IENSC (International Education and
Nature School Camp) was created in 2012 by Heidi Heikkinen and Kimmo Hotanen. After
a presentation, the City of Turku started to
work closely with this project together with HG-Production and has done ever since. The IENSC summer camp includes three parts: Education, Nature and the City. We would like all the students to enjoy Finnish high-quality education, the beautiful and peaceful natural environment and historical Nordic cities. By combining education with the amazing arctic area (Rovaniemi and Levi), we have designed unique education programmes for students between the ages of 8 and 16. The programmes include activities such as carpentry, science experiments, an IT workshop, cross-country skiing, forest adventures, ice fishing, and
more. The students have an opportunity to
visit Finnish universities and institutes and experience the Finnish education.

Location: Turku/Helsinki/West coast of Finland/ Stockholm

Duration: 12 days


Price: 2350 EUR / person

Price includes: Package includes: Number of persons: 30–40 TIME/DURATION 12 DAYS: Science and Technology module in Turku two days + Nature module five days + Stockholm city module two days + Helsinki city module two days LOCATION: TURKU, HELSINKI, WEST–COAST FINLAND, STOCKHOLM ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Turku one night in 2–3-person rooms Nature camp four nights in 4–6-person rooms Hotel in Stockholm one night in 2–3-person rooms Night ferry from Stockholm to Turku one night, 3–4-person cabins Night train from Turku to Rovaniemi, one night, two persons with toilet and shower Night train from Turku to Rovaniemi and Rovaniemi to Helsinki TRANSPORT: Vantaa Airport, Turku, Helsinki, Stockholm SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES: Turku, Helsinki, Stockholm Breakfast, lunch, dinner included in the package for the camp CHINESE- speaking guide as the camp host for the whole trip PRICE: €2350 per person in 3–4-person rooms (extra charge if accommodation in 1–2-person rooms). ONE FREE PLACE FOR EVERY IF THE STUDENT NUMBER IS OVER 30!

Availability: Winter period

Group size: 30-40 persons

Contact: IENSC contact@iensc.fi +358442715632

More information: www.iensc.fi

IENSC SUMMER CAMP

The IENSC (International Education and
Nature School Camp) was created in 2012 by Heidi Heikkinen and Kimmo Hotanen. After
a presentation, the City of Turku started to
work closely with this project together with HG-Production and has done ever since. The IENSC summer camp includes three parts: Education, Nature and the City. We would like all the students to enjoy Finnish high-quality education, the beautiful and peaceful natural environment and historical Nordic cities. By combining education with the peaceful forest and beautiful archipelago, we have designed unique education programmes for students between the ages of 8 and 16. The programmes include activities such as carpentry, science experiments, an IT workshop, cross-country skiing, forest adventures, ice fishing, and
more. The students have an opportunity to
visit Finnish universities and institutes and experience the Finnish education.

Location: Turku/Helsinki/West coast of Finland/ Tallinn

Duration: 13 days

Price: 2150 EUR in 3-4 person rooms

Price includes: Package includes: Persons: 30–40 TIME/DURATION 13 DAYS: Science and Technology module in Turku five days + Nature module four days + Tallinn city module two days + Helsinki city module two days. LOCATION: TURKU, HELSINKI, WEST–COAST FINLAND, TALLINN ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Turku five nights in 2–3-person rooms. Nature camp four nights in 4–6-person rooms. Hotel in Tallinn one night in 2– 3-person rooms. Night ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki one night, 3–4-person cabins. TRANSPORT: Vantaa Airport, Turku, Helsinki, Tallinn SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES: Turku, Helsinki, Tallinn Breakfast, lunch, dinner included in the package during the camp CHINESE-speaking guide as the camp host for the whole trip PRICE: €2150 per person in 3–4-person rooms (extra charge if accommodation in 1–2-person rooms). ONE FREE PLACE FOR EVERY IF THE STUDENT NUMBER IS OVER 30!

Availability: From June to the end of August

Group size: 30-40 persons

Contact: IENSC contact@iensc.fi +358442715632

More information: www.iensc.fi

SCHOOL VISIT

Visit to a local primary, secondary or upper secondary school, where you will be given a short presentation of the Finnish education system and hear about the school visited. You will be able to observe teachers and pupils in classes and ask questions.

The Travel Experience is official handling agent for technical visit products of Helsinki Marketing.

Groups needing visa support may receive visa support letter as per agreement with Helsinki Additional info Marketing. As a full service Destination Management Company, The Travel Experience will be happy to offer accommodation, transfers, excursions, meals and other travel related services as well.

Location: Helsinki region

Duration: 2-4 hours

Price: 825 euro

Price includes: * School visit * Handling fee
for visit arrangements * Visa support letter if needed (ask for separate terms) Supplement for school lunch, interpreter or transfers

Availability: Mid-August to mid-December, mid-January to mid-May

Group size: Max. 20
Contact: TTE - The Travel Experience Oy info@travel-experience.net

More information: http://www.travel- experience.net/technicalvisits.htm

JUKU SUMMER CAMP IN KALAJOKI

Kalajoki sand dunes ”Hiekkasärkät” tourist center is one of the most popular summer places for children. Kalajoki is compact, safe, unique, versatile tourist site. Juku summer camp is traditional sport camp, since 1993,
for children for 8-14-year-olds. The camp
has been arranged since 1993, and around
400 kids participate each year. The camp
offers joy of sport and movement, and new experiences for the kids. You can get to know
a wide selection of different sports, guided
by well-trained, professional instructors and sport tutors. For example, the following sports are included: swimming, paddling, climbing, acrobatics, biking, acrobatics, beach football, beach volley, stand-up-paddling (SUP) etc. At the camp, you can also develop new friendships and enjoy beautiful surroundings with sea and fresh air. Finnish children are accommodated in tents at the camping site. For kids coming from abroad, accommodation in cabins is also available. Four English speaking instructions will make the kids feel safe and comfortable. There will be an opening ceremony, visit by Finnish athletes, magician, camp mascots Hippo and Juku -seal, movie nights, disco, camp T-shirt and wristband, visit to a spa and waterpark. A first aid team of Red Cross is available during the camp at all times. Program (changes may apply) Camp Day 1 Arrival to Juku camp (camping site) and accommodating into cottages/tents Lunch Opening ceremony Action points /sports Dinner Movie night Evening task + snack Silence, good night! Camp Day 2 Wake-up-call, morning tasks, day opening Breakfast Action points / sports Lunch Action points / sports Athlete visit Fun at waterpark “JukuPark” Dinner Camp disco & magician Evening snack Silence, good night! Camp Day 3 Wake-up-call, morning tasks, day opening Breakfast Action points / sports Lunch Athlete visit Action points / sports Dinner Team night + movie night Evening snack + evening tasks Silence, good night! Camp Day 4 Wake-up, morning tasks, day opening Breakfast Action points / sports Lunch Final ceremony

Location: Kalajoki


Duration: July 30th to August 2nd 2018 (4 days, 3 nights), the dates for 2019 will be confirmed later

Price: 984 € / per child (net including VAT)

Price includes: The rate is net, incl. VAT and per person. The price includes camp participation, English speaking guides, , all meals, the
whole program as described, and a diploma. Accommodation in tents (min. 3 children in a tent including bedlinen and towels, toilets and showers in a separate maintenance building) or in the apartment with toiler, shower, sauna, kitchen, bedroom, loft, terrace (3-5 children in an apartment including bedlinen and towels). Apartments are situated about 600 meters from the camp area. The rate doesn`t include the transfers to/from Kalajoki, additional nights in Kalajoki before and after the camp.

Group size: Up to 30-40 persons Contact: Kalajoki Booking Centre laura.kujala@kalajokikeskusvaraamo.fi

SCHOOL CAMP WITH A SCHOOL VISIT IN KALAJOKI, ACCOMMODATION AT SANTA`S RESORT & SPA HOTEL


During this school camp, you will accommodate in Santa’s Resort & Spa Hotel Sani. Hotel is located next to Kalajoki Sand Dunes, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Finland. Long sandy beaches and a wide range of leisure activities make sure the students have a good time. Long sandy beaches and
a wide range of leisure activities make sure
the students have a good time. When you are looking for a compact, safe, unique, versatile place for the kids – Kalajoki has it all. The ideal age of taking part of this camp is 12-18 years. Get to know Finnish culture, daily school life and have fun with your friends! In addition to accommodation and school program, you can add optional local activities and educational workshops, and your program is ready.

Rooms in the accommodation are spacious, bright and air-conditioned. There are 48 Superior rooms with a sea view and a balcony and 24 Standard rooms with a French balcony and view to the spa. All rooms have twin beds, and an extra bed option. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, shower and toilet, a mini bar, phone, TV, hairdryer, safety box, ironing set and bathrobes for adults. New apartments (built in 2016) are located next to Santa’s Sani. These beautiful holiday homes add a twist of luxury to your stay. The size of the apartments ranges from 26 to 62 square meters, and most have a spacious balcony with a spectacular view towards the sea. You can use and indoor access from the apartments to the hotel, restaurant and spa facilities. The spa has a tropical pool, Jacuzzis, massaging water beams, children’s pool, water slide, cold pool, Finnish saunas and Turkish steam bath in addition to a swimming pool with six lanes, diving board and water running belts. Gym, group exercise and treatments to pamper yourself are also available at the spa.

Location: Kalajoki

Duration: 5 nights / 6 days

Price: 10-16 persons group: 860 € person / 5 nights (price is net, VAT and per person) 16-50 persons group: 770 € person / 5 nights (price is net, VAT and per person) 50-100 persons group: 730 € person / 5 nights (price is net, VAT and per person)

Price includes: The price includes transfer to and from Kokkola airport, accommodation for
5 nights, all meals (buffet breakfast, lunch, soup dinner and evening snack), free use of spa pools and saunas, and educational visit to a local school (3 hours) with transfers.

Optional activities (not included): Traditional Finnish smoke sauna with bath and specialized sauna guide. The sauna has been built of
logs and heated slowly for several hours. You can enjoy the mild heat of the sauna and have an enjoyable, relaxed and peaceful new experience. After sauna, you can dip into
warm bath outside. Cold air and snow add to the enjoyment, and relaxes your body. You
can add Finnish nature activities to this sauna experience, for example, berry and mushroom picking, archery, hatchet throwing, snowshoeing during winter, cooking with open fire. It is also possible to spot animals, like elks, wolverines, deer or birds from a watching tower. Towels, soap and homemade berry juice are included. Duration: 3-4 hours. Price: on request. Kalajoki Visitor Centre: A guided Baltic Sea themed tour for study visits. You can learn about the Baltic Sea geography and surrounding countries with hands-on activities at the exhibition. The last Ice Age formed our landscape, and you will see the traces of that in the Finnish nature. The tour includes a film about the Baltic Sea, and getting to know the special characteristics of Baltic Sea and species living in it. Duration: 1 hour, Price on request. Adventure Park Pakka Finland:

At Adventure Park Pakka Finland, you can experience a range of adventures courses. The park has ziplines and routes built between trees and also other exciting outdoor adventures
for thrill-seekers of all age groups and skill levels. The park offers bungee trampolines, the X-Tower, a 18-hole Frisbee golf, Pakkagolf and archery contests. Duration: 2-3 hours, price on request. Snow or sand yoga: Experience the soft touch of nature and the embrace of cold. Sand, snow and ice have dominated the local environment for centuries and the lifestyle is based on these elements. At hard times, people find strength and peace from the nature, and therefore this experience combines easy yoga movements with winter and outdoors. In the silence and next to the infinity of the sea, you’ll become one with the nature. Duration: 1 hour, price on request.

Availability: January 1st to May 31st 2018 and September 1st to May 31st 2019

Group size: 10-100 pax


Contact: Kalajoki Booking Centre laura.kujala@kalajokikeskusvaraamo.fi

WINTERTIME IN MARTTINEN
– SCHOOLS CAMPS
Experience Finnish wintertime in Marttinen with snow, ice and the fresh Finnish countryside. Marttinen is one of the youth centres supported and overseen by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. We are located in Virrat, which is 100km from Tampere and Seinäjoki, 115km from Jyväskylä and just 270km from Helsinki. Marttinen is a comfortable and safe environment for various camps, courses, training sessions and other events throughout the
year. Over 20 years’ experience of camp and camp-school activities guarantees high quality and a versatile opportunity for your group. Our professionals are available for guided youthwork activities, and there are also opportunities for self-contained programmes.

Location: Youth Centre Marttinen, Herrasentie 16, Virrat, Finland

Duration: From 2 days


Price: From 52,5 € /day /person

Price includes: Accommodation in group bedrooms (2–6 persons per room) Two activities per day *** *Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner *Finnish sauna *Disco

Availability: October–May

Group size: 1–100

Contact: sales@ruka.fi

More information: www.ski.ruka.fi/en/trainingcenter

SCHOOL CAMP IN ALI-KETOLA FARM

A school camp in the Finnish countryside for students. Ali-Ketola farm is located on the bank of the beautiful Kokemäki River. You can participate in nature activities and visit a local school.

Location: Kokemäki, Satakunta, Finland

Duration: 4 nights / 5 days


Price: 550 € / person (VAT included)

Price includes: Full-board B&B accommodation Activities: forging, birdhouse building, canoeing) Guided hiking trip to Puurijärvi-Isosuo National Park Visits to local secondary school and reindeer farm. Transportation to camp not included.

Availability: All year round

Group size: 10-16 persons

Contact: info@ali-ketolantila.fi
More information: www.ali-ketolantila.fi

FINLAND SUMMER SCHOOL

During this five-day Experience and Project- Based Learning Programme, 10–15-year-old primary and secondary school children will learn STEM subjects as taught in world-renowned Finnish schools. The study programme also includes English lessons where the emphasis is on spoken English and learning vocabulary relevant to topics that are covered during the programme. All teaching will be in English. A native Korean-speaking tutor will be present to assist students as needed. A programme for accompanying parents will offer opportunities to enjoy Finnish design and the Finnish countryside as well as to spend memorable quality time with the children. Parents will learn how to foster creativity in their children. The daily themes are Nature Studies, Math & Science, Robotics & Innovation, Art & Architecture and Entrepreneurship.

Location: Greater Helsinki region

Duration: 5 days


Price includes: The price includes flights, accommodation, the educational and extra- curricular programme and materials for one adult and one child.

Availability: July 14th-21st 2018 and July 21st- 28th 2018

Group size: 20-30 persons Contact: melissa@onnivation.fi

More information: www.finlandsummerschool.fi

MIDNIGHT SUN SUMMER SCHOOL 
2018 – A PROGRAMME FOR TEACHING PROFESSIONALS


Oulu University Teacher Training School frequently provides high-level in-service training for educators. Now you have a great opportunity to join our international Midnight Sun Summer School 2018! The course is aimed at professional educators, teachers, principals and teacher trainers. In the one-week course, expert Finnish teacher trainers will guide the participants in modern pedagogy. There will be several distinguished keynote lectures, given by internationally recognized experts. These will be accompanied by practical workshops, collaborative work, visits and the latest technology. Furthermore, participants will have a chance to learn about and gain experience of pedagogical guidelines, practices, methods, tools and learning spaces.

The heart of the course builds on the new Finnish Core Curriculum and an emphasis will be placed on transferrable skills. They include thinking and learning-to-learn, interaction and expression skills, multiliteracy, managing daily life and taking care of oneself, ICT competence, working life competence and entrepreneurship, as well as participation, involvement and building a sustainable future. All these abilities are important for pupils in the 21st century.

Location: City of Oulu and Oulanka National Park, Finland

Duration: June 4th-8th, 2018

Price: Early bird fee (until March 31st, 2018) 1490€ (VAT 0 %) / person Regular fee (April 1st- April 30th, 2018) 1590€ (VAT 0 %) / person

Price includes: The course fee includes lectures, workshops, lunches, refreshments during breaks, transportation from the hotels in Oulu city centre to the venue and back, and a Midnight Sun Welcome Dinner on Monday. It also includes a one-day/night trip to Oulanka National Park with a full programme, and the transportation, catering and accommodation. Accommodation in Oulu is not included in the course fee. Please see our website for more information on hotels in Oulu. Participants book their own accommodation in our contract hotel. Our programme is for participants only. Family members and friends should make their own travel arrangements and bookings.

Availability: June 4th-8th, 2018

Group size: 20-40 persons

Contact: Midnight Sun Summer School 2018 midnightsun@oulu.fi, +358 50 599 8459 or +358 29 448 3756

More information: www.midnightsun.oulu.fi OUTDOOR EDUCATION CAMP

IN HOSSA NATIONAL PARK

The four-day Experiential Learning Camp in Hossa is designed for school and student groups from all over the world. Based on adventure education models, the summer camp is for improving both physical and psychological well-being. The positive experiences gained through shared experiences and reflection in a natural environment support well-being, growth and learning. The camp encourages physical effort, discovery of boundaries, success and expression of emotions, and it helps campers communicate and solve problems. The characteristics of different personalities come out as a result of experiences in natural surroundings. The programme includes different kinds of tasks, group activities, activities with water and ropes, leadership and cooking duties, and basic first aid activities outdoors. The first aid activities emphasize decision-making ability, community, helping each other and ability to cooperate in special situations. The adventure culminates in a drama performance at the end of the camp. Everyone brings their own important experience to expression in their own way and participants feel the joy of success and positive experiences. There is a celebration meal before leaving for home. The campers will receive a diploma and a small local gift for participating. Campers experience a variety
of new things and are encouraged to take a positive step forward! The instructor has over 15 years’ experience of guiding experiential learning and outdoor education groups in Finland and Scandinavian countries. The instructor is trained in Outward Bound Finland courses and certified in Wilderness Advanced First Aid for working in remote areas.

Location: Hossa National Park, Northern Finland

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Price: 252€ + vat 24% / person. Minimum invoicing 1500€ + vat.

Price includes: Programme activities, guidance and instruction, materials for three meals per day (self-prepared), a welcoming snack, a tent, special equipment for activities, a sauna on the last day and a celebration meal.

Availability: June 1st- September 9th 2018

Group size: 6-20 persons

Contact: Hikes’n Trails info@hikesntrails.com

More information: www.hikesntrails.com/ outdoor-education-camp

EXCURSION TO POROKYLÄ
REINDEER VILLAGE


During this guided tour you will learn about the local natural environment, wildlife and about the history of Porosalmi and Porokylä Reindeer Village. The guide will take the group on a hiking tour to feed the reindeer their favourite food, reindeer moss. Snow shoes will be used during the hike in winter. A warm drink is served during the tour.

Location: Porosalmi, Rantasalmi


Duration: 1,5-2 hours


Price: 30 €/adult, 20€/ child (4 to 12-year-olds)

Price includes: Guided walk, a warm drink and reindeer moss. During winter, snow shoes and safari clothes are provided.

Availability: All year round Group size: 2-30 persons

Contact: SaimaHoliday Oravi, +358 442747078 porokyla@saimaaholiday.net

More information: porokyla.com/en

FINNISH BASEBALL COURSE IN KUORTANE

The school camp in Kuortane is based on the fun of learning the basics of Finnish baseball or cricket. Pesäpallo, Finnish baseball, is a fair-play sport and is suitable for both boys and girls. This Finnish national sport has been gaining in popularity in India. As well as learning to play Finnish baseba

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