After what has seemed like a never-ending hiatus, Jõekääru Estonian Children's Camp has finally resumed its usual programming.
To celebrate a successful first week of camp, family members visited Jõekääru last Saturday, July 9th, to see campers perform various skits and dances they had prepared throughout the week. Known as perepäev (“family day”), campers put on an entertaining display of performances ranging from synchronized acrobatics to traditional Estonian folk dances.
“I think the performances were a good comeback after spending so much time away from camp for so long,” said Bronwyn Pajo, who's working at Jõekääru for the first time this summer. “Everyone was really excited to showcase Estonian culture.” Angelika Moore, who's spending her first summer working as a Jõekääru counsellor, agreed with Bronwyn: “Everyone here is really proud to be Estonian… Being able to share our culture through song and dance is super rewarding.” Needless to say, the show did not disappoint.
(Read more: Estonian Life No. 28 2022 paber- and PDF/digi)
Written by Natalie Jenkins, Toronto