A Ukrainian Summer: where to go, what to do...
Ukrainian National Federation sponsors fifth Summer Youth Leadership Camp
by Mary Pidkowich
HAWKESTONE, Ontario - From July 30 to August 13, the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada will host its fifth Summer Youth Leadership Camp here at UNF Camp Sokil. Camp Sokil is one of the most beautiful of all Ukrainian camps, offering nearly 300 acres of parkland and a sandy beach on Lake Simcoe.
All teens of Ukrainian descent, age 13-18, are invited to attend this program. All instructions will be in Ukrainian and English.
As in the past, this year's program will include leadership skills, Ukrainian cultural activities and sports. Highly qualified staff members provide an environment that nurtures an ability to quickly learn playing the bandura, singing Ukrainian folk songs, Ukrainian dancing and folk arts.
Besides lessons, there will be time to relax with new friends and participate in various sports activities such as swimming, beach volleyball, baseball, soccer and tennis. In addition, evening activities include bonfires, social dances and games. Many participants return the next summer. (Could it be that some of these teens have finally met that nice Ukrainian boy or girl their mother has been hounding them about?)
As in the past, a concert will end the two-week session, providing participants the opportunity to show their proud parents and guests how well they learned singing, dancing and playing the bandura. It is amazing what the students can learn in only two weeks.
In addition to the Youth Leadership Camp, the UNF also sponsors a children's camp at Camp Sokil. This year's session is on July 9-29.
To register and for more information contact the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada in Toronto: telephone, (416) 925-2770; fax, (416) 925-2786; or call camp coordinator Mary Pidkowich at (416) 225-9845.
A Ukrainian Summer
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, May 7, 2000, No. 19, Vol. LXVIII
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