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PRE-CAMP 2 --- - - - - - --------------SEMINAR CAMP S-2012-010 June 28 - July 18 Reykjavik, Iceland

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L E W E M CO HELLO! And welcome to the 2nd Pre-camp for Seminar Camp Iceland 2012. In this pre-camp you will find information concerning the immediate basics of a seminar camp and also what YOU need to do next. We know that many of you are eager to get started and are full of questions, but please take time to read this document thoroughly and if you still have questions then ask them. However, quite a few practicalities will be answered in this document and what is not you don’t really need to know just yet. After all, we do want to keep you excited for more information! ;) So, without further ado, enjoy the Pre-camp and give us a shout or an e-mail so we know you’re out there! Sincerely, Your staff

WHAT IS A SEMINAR CAMP? Seminar Camp is a three-week programme for 24-30 international youth aged 17-18, plus Staff. For the duration of the Seminar Camp, the experience is not only about being with each other but also learning from one another; about themselves, each other and the rest of the world. Seminar Camp is and opportunity for the participants to be exposed to ways of thinking other than their own and to discover their own responses to the problems and issues faced by people in general today. Seminar Camp is mainly driven by the participants, with the Staff serving as a support. Even though activities are an important function in achieving the aims, it is the living together that is key to serve its educational purposes. The atmosphere of Seminar Camp should be constructive and open minded, which does not mean that everybody has to be friends with everyone else, nor does it mean that people will be smiling all the time. A Seminar Camp offers many possibilities. The quality of the experience depends on the translation of aims to practice. It can be a very rewarding experience which is followed up at a local or national level. Learn more: http://resources.cisv.org/scc/index.html 2


S L A GO S M I &A THE FOUR SEMINAR CAMP PROGRAMME GOALS SAME FOR EVERY SEMINAR CAMP

1. DEVELOP SELF AND INTERCULTURAL AWARENESS. 2. DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS.

THE AIMS OF THE CAMP 1. TO DEVELOP A UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE which helps the participants to discover and formulate their own opinions about international and intercultural problems by exposing them to the ideas of young people from other nations and cultures. 2. TO PROVIDE A GROUP LIVING EXPERIENCE in which young people examine their own motives, gain insights into their own behaviour and that of others and appreciate the responsibilities involved in group living. 3. TO CREATE A SPECIAL ENVIRONMENT which teaches the participants to accept conflicts as a part of daily life and to stimulate a non-violent conflict resolution attitude.

3. DEVELOP POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARDS OTHER PEOPLE. 4. EMPOWERING PEOPLE FOR ACTIVE GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP.

4. TO STIMULATE IN YOUNG PEOPLE an interest and a sense of responsibility for the world as a whole. 5. TO EXPLORE POSSIBILITIES for individuals to increase their participation in shaping their own lives.

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TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

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Bedsheets will be provided by the hosting chapter.

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You must be in Iceland no later than 16:00 (4:00 PM) on June 28, 2012.

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Your plane from Iceland must not leave before 16:00 (4:00 PM) on July 18, 2012. ARRIVING BEFORE OR STAYING AFTER Host families will be available before camp and for those staying after camp we will find an affordable hostel. 4


HEALTH FORM (HF) tinyurl.com/c5kxttb

S M FOR

Must be signed by your doctor (the doctor signs on the first page) and your parent/guardian (they sign on the second page). This form must be less than 3 months old.

LEGAL/INSURANCE FORM (TWAL) tinyurl.com/p63df2 WHAT? WHERE? There are many forms that need to be filled out and they can get a bit confusing. Please read the next section carefully and ask if there is something you do not understand. Forms must be filled in correctly in order for you to attend camp. All required forms are found in the Forms section of the CISV Resources Website. CISV International recently updated all the forms so it is easier to fill them in. They are looking pretty awesome! We strongly encourage you to use the new Health Form. All participants must bring with them to the camp the original signed copies of the Health Form (HF) and

the Legal/Insurance Form (TWAL)

Must have the name of your Insurance Company and the policy number. It must have your parent’s/guardian’s signature even if you are 18 or older. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please make 2 copies of the Forms Leave one copy with your parents or legal guardian at home. Carry a second copy in your luggage. Carry the original form with you in your hand luggage.

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TRAVEL INFORMATION FORM (TIF) tinyurl.com/ycyllan & DIETARY RESTRICTIONS Please send the Travel Information Form and your dietary restrictions, such as allergies or things you do not eat (please specify) no later than 1st of May to evsipevsi@gmail.com.

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O T T A WH G N I R B

IN ADDITION We do expect that all of you know how to pack and won’t need a reminder to pack clothes, but few things are good to remind you of: • Bring enough clothes to last you at least 12 days • Warm clothes (it can be chilly)

PASSPORT/VISA You need a passport to enter Iceland. Make sure it’s valid long enough. Some of you might also need a visa to enter Iceland. Check this with your local chapter and inform us as soon as possible if you need a letter of invitation.

• Some slightly fancier outfit ;) • Towels • Swimming suit • Personal hygiene stuff • Sunscreen • Ideas for activities

Bring also a copy of both and keep them separate from the originals while travelling.

• Lots of energy

FORMS

• Music you like to play and share

• Ideas for cooking

TWAL & HEALTH FORM

• Small bag for excursions

Remember to have both forms SIGNED, otherwise you cannot participate in the camp.

• Spending money

Bring with you the original and a copy, and leave a copy of both forms with your parents/guardian.

• Camera

• National flag to decorate the camp site • A newspaper from your country on the 20th June 6


& S LAW S E L U R

WHAT NOT TO BRING • Alcohol

MAKE IT PERSONAL

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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DRINKING

• Bad attitude

• Drugs

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N O C TACT

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? The currency in Iceland is Icelandic Króna. 1 USD = 126 Icelandic Króna WHAT

APPROX. COST

Bus ride, single fare

350 kr

Can (500ml) of Coca Cola

250 kr

Hot dog

320 kr

DURING CAMP

Beer (at restaurant)

800 kr

Please contact seminarcampiceland2012@gmail.com if you have any questions, requests or if you just want to introduce yourself. The staff is eager to hear from you!

Beer (at alcohol store)

300 kr

Movie ticket

1200 kr

Bottle of Shampoo

400 kr

FACEBOOK GROUP

Meal at a fast-food restaurant

1500 kr

There are several ways for Participants to connect with each other and with the Staff. There has been made a Facebook group the seminar camp so you can begin corresponding with each other, ask questions, make travel plans etc. https://www.facebook.com/ groups/251554288271019/

Museums

Free

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If dining out these would be your average prices Budget

2000 kr. or less

Mid-range

2000 kr.–5000 kr.

Splurge

5000 kr. or more

Please note that tipping isn't done in Iceland, not under any circumstances; not for any service, not for restaurants or for hotels, or any other place (it's considered very nice, but very unnecessary). 8


AIRPORT TAX

E C I LAND VOLCANOES Iceland is volcanically and seismically active. Grimsvötn volcano erupted on 21 May 2011 and caused disruption to Icelandic and European airspace. The effects of the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull volcano, on 21 March 2010 are well known. There is always the possibility that another volcano could erupt, although constant monitoring by the Icelandic authorities means that there should be notice of an imminent eruption.

VISA REQUIREMENTS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - PASSPORT VALIDITY

You must hold a valid passport to enter Iceland. Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of three months from the date of entry into Iceland. To check whether you require a visa to enter Iceland please visit: tinyurl.com/bnz9fzc

Airport taxes are included in your flight ticket.

SPECIAL THINGS TO BRING In July the sun rises at 03:04 am and sets at 11:57pm, but it only just kisses the horizon so don't expect any darkness.. so bring an eye mask for sleeping if the light bothers you. Mosquito repellent will not be necessary to bring as mosquitoes are very scarce in Iceland - as are most insects. Variety is the key to a nice trip to Iceland.Pack for all weather and you won't be caught off guard. Make sure to pack rain gear and a swim suit. A jacket is also advisable due to often cold nights.

WEATHER Iceland in the summer is very unpredictable. It can be around 23°C-27°C during camp but it can also be 5°C-10°C. There is no way of knowing so best bet is pack for both options. The average temperature in Reykjavík in July is 11,2°C so most likely we will get somewhat warm days and chilly nights

ELECTRICITY Voltage: 220 Volts Iceland uses the Europlug/ Schuko-Plug (CEE types)

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

. C S I M MEDICINE Bring a prescription of the medication you may need. Medicine can be very expansive in Iceland so bring enough for your whole stay. Also remember to bring a prescription for extra glasses/ contact lenses if you wear glasses/contacts. And don't forget to bring the contact lens solution :)

FOOD We are going to be cooking ourselves, so bring ideas and good will! Cook books may be helpful, but it would be nice to have some regional, old-fashioned recipes to develop our “grandma” cooking skills  If you are vegetarian or have some kind of allergy or special need you need to tell us as soon as possible!

THEME OF THE YEAR 2012 This year CISV programmes are focused on sustainable development. Sustainable development combines economic and social well-being with protecting the environment by using natural resources responsibly. Let us contribute to sustainable development in our camp along side CISV camps all over the world. To get you started you can go to this website and browse through the different projects and ideas. More specifically, here is a list of activities on sustainable development related to the Seminar Camp programme. Since we will be cooking together we suggest that you take a look at the sustainable cooking site on CISV’s international resources. For more resources related to food an sustainability a CISV project between Colombia and Norway called I Have A Mango has created a helpful publication called the lunchbox. 10


PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES DS N E I FR

COLOMBIA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, GERMANY, HUNGARY, ICELAND, PORTUGAL, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, USA

REGISTRATION ON FRIENDS.CISV.ORG STEP 1 - REGISTER

1. Go to http://friends.cisv.org 2.Select [REGISTER] 3. Read through the conditions [ACCEPT] 4. Fill in name and address (and make sure you indicate your e-mail address). 5. Select [REGISTER] 6. Check your inbox to confirm your registration STEP 2 – CLAIM ACTIVITY

1. Go to http://friends.cisv.org 2. Select [FIND ACTIVITY]. 3. Select the type of program. 4. Select 2012. 5. Select host nation. 6. Select the activity by clicking [VIEW]. 7. Scroll to the bottom of the page to ‘can’t find your name?’ and click on [HERE]. 8. Fill in the Activity Claim Form and click on [SEND]

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CONGRATULATIONS! ----- - - - - - - ------------------------YOU’VE FINISHED READING PRE-CAMP 2 Honestly, we can’t wait to meet you in June. In fact, it’s going to be awesome - very ossom indeed! // Eva, Odie, Eve & Stefan

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