Our summer camp 2018
Our cabin at Dolbeniki is a special place, which features large in our families’ memories and stories, and which the children feel particularly strongly about. This summer we’ll be running summer camps there for pre-school children and for teenagers too.
The teenagers are already looking forward to testing themselves in the new, and for some, unfamiliar environment. The parents are saving up for their contribution to the camp and are preparing. The atmosphere at our Centre is full of expectation.
We are still preparing our families, especially those who would be attending camp for the first time. We are working with them to see whether they are ready for the intense nature of the experience, and helping them with planning for the trip. We will confirm who is able to come on camp at the end of April.
We are also recruiting volunteers from our community at the moment. This year’s winter has been particularly harsh and snowy. We are rather worried that the weight of snow may have damaged the roof of our dining area. We haven’t been to the cabin since October and unfortunately, we still can’t get there because of the snow. We are planning to go and start getting the place ready at the end of April.
While all this work is going on, we wanted to remind you of just how valuable these camps are.
Katya attended our summer camp last year, and she posted on social media:
“I want to thank everyone who’s involved with Sunflower’s work, especially those who were on summer camp 2018. I think my relationship with my child and with children in general changed for the better. I began to understand Liza, began to notice little things in my behaviour and hers, began to try and control my emotions. A big thank you to the other mamas, for the advice, for the stories from your lives, and for the fact that thanks to our time together my relationship with other people has changed!!!
It’s become much easier for me to talk to other children, their mamas and grandmothers. I stopped being shy. Today Liza turned 5 and I even took the role of leader at her party. I am sure that earlier I couldn’t have done that. Thanks to Sunflower I believe in myself.”
We would be delighted and very grateful if you could help us fund this year's camps, so that more mothers like Katya can feel this way.
Katya takes the lead at her daughter's party