Information about camp has been transferred.
Please visit the new camp website for information and to register for 2012 sessions.
Latvian Summer Camp in the Catskills
For more than fifty years the Latvian
Evangelical Lutheran Church of New York has been operating a summer camp in Upstate
New Yorks Catskill Mountains. Located in a quiet, natural mountain setting approximately two hours
north of New York City, the camp has seen more than 3,000 Latvian children pass
through its gates. The camp embraces Latvian children,
regardless of whether they are members of the New York Latvian Ev. Lut.
congregation, another Lutheran congregation elsewhere, or are not members of
any church. We look forward to seeing you in the Catskills!
1. & 2. periods. These two week sessions are for children ages 7-15 fluent in Latvian. The
program consists of sports, singing, folk dancing, playing the Latvian
instrument Kokle, hiking, church services, religious and Latvian
studies, theatre, swimming, dances and other activities. Camp director Ieva Alversons can provide more information!
periods. This program is the same as 1. & 2. periods, but most activities
are in English. Here campers learn about Latvian culture and heritage. More information
can be provided by Valodas perioda director Elissa Millers.
Īkšķīši. A week-long program designed for children ages 2-6. The programs are similar to those of 1. & 2. periods, but geared to this younger age group, and campers are accompanied by their parent(s) / grandparents. There are four Īkšķīši sessions (A-D). These sessions are designed for families who are speaking Latvian in the home. It is expected that one of the caregivers accompanying the child be a fluent Latvian speaker, as all activities are conducted in Latvian. Camp directors Linda Zalite, Valda Grinbergs and Inga Miemis-Garbarino can be contacted for further information.
Valodas Īkšķīši ("Little Thumbs") A week long program for children ages 2-6 accompanied by their parent(s) / grandparents. All activities are conducted in English; campers learn about Latvian culture and heritage. For more information, contact camp directors Ieva Alversons and Laila Gansert.
Summer camp schedule 2012
(Camp will be starting later that usual due to the Song Festival)
1. periods | July 8 to July 22 | camp director Ieva Alversons
2. periods | July 22 to August 4 | camp director Ieva Alversons
Valodas periods | August 5 to August 18 | camp director Elissa Miller
Īkšķīši A | July 8 to July 14 | camp director Linda Zalite
Īkšķīši B | July 15 to July 21 | camp director Valda Grinbergs
Īkšķīši C | July 22 to July 28 | camp director Inga Mieme-Garbarino
Īkšķīši D | July 29 to August 4 | camp director Inga Mieme-Garbarino
Valodas Īkšķīši | August 5 to August 11 | camp directors Ieva Alversons and Laila Gansert
Senču nometne (seniors) | August 12 to August 18
3x3 | August 19 to August 25