Summer is starting with camps full of energy, enthusiasm, adventure, companionship, and new experiences with TOKA!
Since 2015, TOKA has been organizing summer camps to educate the youth of Kosovo. This year, TOKA is organizing summer camps for all the youth of Kosovo and beyond. The camps are educational experiences that aim to help the development of youth through new experiences and engagement.
So far, TOKA has organized over 50 camps, involving more than 2,000 participants from Kosovo, the region, Europe, Israel, and the USA.
Are you ready to make this summer the best one yet? Let the countdown to camp begin! For the summer of 2023, 6 different camps are planned:
The first camp of this year, the Debate Camp, will be open to all participants of Debate Clubs. Its purpose is to further enhance the skills of youth in debates, public speaking, and critical thinking. Like in any other TOKA camp, there will also be other entertaining activities such as sports, nature meditation, and many more. If you have been part of Debate Clubs and wish to be part of this camp, click HERE.
The next camp is the HEARMI Camp, which will be held for the first time in Kosovo, bringing together youth from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Kosovo, and North Macedonia. During the 9 days, the participants will have the opportunity to plan project ideas for the community that they will later implement in their own countries. The youth in this camp will have the chance to take part in various entertaining activities. Without a doubt, youth in this camp will learn about their cultures and visit beautiful places in Kosovo. If you have been part of Super Volunteers Clubs and wish to be part of this camp, click HERE.
SMART Camp is a camp that will also bring together 45 participants from Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North America, and Israel for 7 days. They will have the opportunity to share their experiences while enjoying the natural beauties of Kosovo and developing skills in voluntary project management, digital literacy, and fake news. This camp will be held in English at Loyola Campus near Prizren, for participants aged 15-19. If you have been part of Super Volunteers Clubs and wish to be part of this camp, click HERE.
The Diaspora Camp “TOKA jonë” returns as one of the most popular camps! The camp is a unique and enriching experience for young people from the diaspora and Kosovo who want to learn more about culture, create new friendships, visit beautiful places, and spend 6 unforgettable days within a community that makes you feel safe. This camp is for all the youth from diaspora and Kosovo aged 14-16. For further information, click HERE.
The next camp is the Leadership Camp, which will also be open to all participants of Debate Clubs. This camp aims to develop leadership skills, collaboration, and communication – necessary skills to become Young Leaders of Debate Clubs in the autumn of this year. If you have been part of Debate Clubs and wish to be part of this camp, click HERE
Finally, we conclude the summer with another heartfelt camp for everyone, the Solidarity Camp. This camp offers an opportunity for all young people who want to make a positive change in the community and engage in a volunteer project after the camp ends. By participating in this camp, you will have the opportunity to become part of the pan-European community of volunteers within the SAME network. You will create new memories through collaboration in youth activities among young people from Kosovo and the diaspora. For further information, click HERE.
TOKA camps are supported by the European Union Office in Kosovo; Kosovo Foundation for Civil Society (KCSF) ‘EJA Kosovo’ – co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Sweden and the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; Erasmus+ Program of the European Union; SMART Balkans – Civil Society for Shared Society in the Western Balkans; The Swedish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (SIDA), through its “Human Rightivism” Program implemented by the CDF; Swiss organization Solidar Suisse Southeast Europe; as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora (MPJD).