Our History

 

The 1st Children-UA camp took place in Svyatogorsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on 10-20 June 2009. You can read our report about Camp 2009, or follow us on Facebook.

 

In August 2010 Children-UA organized the 2nd educational camp. This time we went to picturesque spot in the Crimea, Ukraine - the mini-hotel Porto Mare. You can read a report about our 2nd educational camp. If you would like to know how we spent the money we collected, please have a look at our financial report on it.

 

The 3rd camp was held in the winter in in Svyatogorsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine. Ukrainian volunteers together with volunteers form New Zealand, India, Brazil, Russia and Belgium organized Winter Educational Camp for orphan children and celebrate a New Year with them. You can read a report about our 3rd educational camp, or watch a financial report.

 

In 2013 we conducted our 4th annual educational camp. It was held on 19-25 August in Crimea. Besides letting the kids enjoy the sun and the sea, we covered serious topics with them, like personal finance management, life after graduation from the orphanage, how to communicate with peers etc. Have a look at our report in pictures here.

 

In 2014 we were planning on taking 20 kids from orphanages in the Donetsk region of Ukraine for an educational summer camp in the Carpathian mountains. However, the military conflict between the pro-Ukrainian and separatist forces escalated rapidly towards the end of summer. As a result, the camp could not go ahead.

 

In 2015 the camp was special for both children and us. For the first time we brought the kids abroad - to Switzerland. Furthermore, most organizers and all orphans came from the Ukrainian region of Donetsk, currently a war zone. Taking the kids out - even if just for a few days - was very important. We gave them trainings on essential for their future life skills and showed the beautiful Swiss mountains. You can have a look at our report here or see some pictures.

 

See reports for the summer camps held in 2016 and 2017 in Switzerland here: