Organizing the camp in South Estonia, Põlva County

Organizing a camp is a good way to create a developing holiday for young people. Youth camps are divided into two – permanent youth camp and youth project camp.

Organizing the camp during Covid-19

Organizing a camp during Covid-19 is different from organizing a camp under normal circumstances. The latest information can be found on the website of the Ministry of Education and Research

2020 youth and project camps:

Why organize a youth camp at the Ojakalda recreation center?

Organizing a camp can be quite a time-consuming undertaking – you need to find a suitable place that meets the conditions, establish an action plan, etc. In the following, we highlight some points why we should organize a youth camp:

Location and surroundings

  • It is possible to book the entire recreation center for camping..
  • At least 60% of the land area is landscaped.
  • The water body designated for recreation and bathing for young people meets the current health protection standards and regulations.
  • During the dark, artificial lighting is provided in the outdoor area.
  • The land is in excellent condition, clean and mowed.

Accommodation and surroundings

  • The location of the main house on the plot ensures favorable lighting and insulation conditions for each living space.
  • The camp premises have natural lighting (except for the storage room, toilets and showers).
  • The main house has heated living rooms and shower rooms.
  • At least 2/3 of the windows in each room can be opened for ventilation.
  • Living spaces have natural ventilation.
  • At the camp, young people can also stay in tents (tents provided by the camp organizer).


  • The shower rooms are equipped with hot water.
  • The premises are in exemplary condition and clean upon handover.
  • The floor surface is easy for young people to clean.


  • Organization of team games
  • Organizing hikes
  • Swimming
  • Making crafts and playing board games
  • Organizing a campfire night
  • Organizing a disco (possibility of music with light effects)
  • Organizing performances
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Organizing a camp in southern Estonia, in the middle of beautiful nature

In addition to organizing a camp, we offer the opportunity to spend an active vacation, korganize a party  or celebrate various anniversaries at the Ojakalda recreation center.

The Piigaste stream flows from the plot of the recreation center. A roaring waterfall is a sight to behold. In hot weather, you can go to the stream to get your feet wet, and you can sunbathe, play ball and much more on the beach area by the stream. There is also a pond in the recreation center area, which is adjacent to a beautiful beach area. You can also swim in the pond, play water games, and just enjoy your vacation and sunbathe. For those who want to swim longer, Janukjärv (also Jänukjärv, Janutjärv, Jaanekjärv) is 400 m away from the plot. You can also catch fish from the lake.

If you stay with us, be sure to check out the nearby natural beauty spots. There is a beautiful pine forest and Palojärv in the Kiidjärve-Kooraste recreation area. This place is good for the whole family, there are also hiking trails. The Viia-Jaani Labyrinth Farm is a place that is also suitable to visit with children. In the fields of the Viia-Jaani farm, there are different stone circles that have been inspired by different parts of the world. In the Labyrinth Farm, you can experience the effects of several labyrinths and stone spirals. Hiking enthusiasts should definitely check out the Voorepalu Põrgurada, which is suitable for everyone due to its length (0.5 km) and leaves time to admire the beautiful nature there in addition to hiking.