Lithuanian Heritage Children's Camp
In English (7-16 years old)
DAILY LIFE AT NERINGA
Up to 10 campers live together in one cabin, grouped according to age. At least one counselor lives together with the campers in the cabin. The youngest children are cared for by "camp moms." Sinks and toilets are built into each cabin and common shower facilities are situated nearby.
The staff members are chosen for their experience in working with children as well as knowledge of Lithuanian culture and Neringa values. Cabin counselors are at least 18 years old and work together with the program team, the camp chaplain, and the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception--all of whom are an integral part of the staff.
Each day begins with prayer, breakfast and clean up. After the flag raising ceremony, the campers are involved in various activities mentioned below until noon. After lunch, there is a free time followed by swimming in the Neringa pond, snack, and further group activities. Dinner and flag lowering are followed by an evening program which varies according to the theme of the day; sometimes the program is serious, sometimes it is humorous and playful, but, as with all Neringa activities, always aims to be meaningful.
kids playing Daily activities include Lithuanian dancing, singing, folk art, and basic cultural understanding as well as Roman Catholic liturgy and study, nature study, hikes, camp newspaper, art, woodworking, sports, swimming, games, drama, and character development discussions. Campers are involved in daily activities with their own cabin mates, as well as in appropriate mixed groups of children.