The Summer School took place between 2-4. July in Järva County, Valgehobusemäe Ski, and Recreation Center, and had a total of 520 participants from different parts of Estonia.
The summer school was opened with a charity fair organized by the Tartu Family Association (Tartu Pereliit). 804 euros that were collected during the charity fair will be donated to the maternity department of Järva County Hospital to purchase a resuscitation table.
“The decision to donate the proceeds of the charity fair to the Järva County Maternity Department was made out of the desire to support Järva County families, midwives, and doctors,” said Katrin Pullisaar, Chairwoman of the Järva Family Association (Järvamaa Lasterikkad) Board.
During the three days, the Summer School hosted night and morning hikes, workshops, disc golf, and basketball competitions. In addition, families could use SUP boards, learn Latin dances, as well as play the ukulele. In addition, families learned to reuse textiles and bake cakes. Live music and dancing were enjoyed on both nights.
“The summer school is one of the most expected events for families,” said Aage Õunap, President of the Estonian Association of Large Families. “Families can find new friends and acquaintances and meet old ones again. It is the joy of experiencing together that families will vividly remember from the Summer School, “Õunap added.
The Estonian Association of Large Families has been operating since 1996 and has 20 county member organizations with more than 1,800 large families.