…even if there would have been a few situations, action, stress and fun always distracted me xD. This month I spent on two camps, got some visitors from afar and used my covid pass to cross a few boarders. As you can see, my bed missed me also in July xD
But let’s start with the 1st of July: On this day, Madli and Elina picked Xaver and me up for a little surprise- Our “farewell”-trip. Yep, soon it’s time to go, but thankfully not in July (at least for me). So our Tutors organized a nice day for us: First we went to a climbing park in Otepää, then got some delicious food and ended with spotting Estonian animals in a rescue center. Probably one climbing parkour was the first time I nearly shed a tear (of fear), but thankfully, a woman before me did that job (she had a panic attack I guess) and so I pulled myself together. As I said, no time to cry in July lol.
Actually, this separation made me feel more than a month.. I miss the times when I spent time with my dear Estonian family, hiking in the magnificent Harmaa Karjaar forest, lying in the sun for hours in the Riiska lake.. Tõrva has such an energy that my friend who even came to visit from the island of Muhu was surprised :)
Sangaste Camp: Tankla organization organized a 3-day camp targeting youth and children. We were there as volunteers of the same organization. Youth took part in variety workshops. I took part in the crafting workshop. Actually, it was not a mission, it was a big pleasure for me. We were having fun with the same children at the Defense League events during the winter. We played games and talked a lot :D I am surprised that some of them speak English quite well.
10.-12. augustini toimub Metsniku harjutusväljakul Valgamaa noorkotkaste ja kodutütarde militaarlaager.
Militaarlaagris pakutakse noortele palju praktilist tegevust kogenud instruktorite juhendamisel, võimalust viibida vabas looduses, leida uusi sõpru, ööbida telkides ja õppida kasulikke teadmisi toimetulekuks metsas ning praktiseerida õpitut. Laagris saadavad teadmised põhinevad Kaitseliidu ja Naiskodukaitse väljaõppeteemadel, näiteks orienteerumine, laagrirutiin, erinevad liikumisviisid, toiduvalmisviisid, esmaabi, lasketreening.
We are in the months where time passes so fast and I don't want to get tired in the name of volunteering anymore...
Mid-term Meeting: Finally, we had face-to-face mid-term training. I think we were 12 volunteers in total, we had a great 2.5 days with our super fun trainers. In fact, it was great that education and simple volunteer training were not centralized. We just relaxed and had fun. We did a 12 km canoe trip that I don't even want to remember. Crazy,..