Welcome to International Youth Fire Fighters camp Eldis 22!

Welcome to International Youth Fire Fighters camp Eldis 22!

Eldis 22: July 3–9, 2022 at Malmi airport

Welcome to the International Youth Fire Fighters camp!

We are expecting thousands of young fire fighters and their instructors to the camp. Campers will learn new fire fighter skills, have unforgettable moments and meet new friends. This event will be arranged by a tremendous number of volunteers.

Training

Participants can perform various courses from Finnish young fire fighters training system.

Camp life

The camp is like a small city, where we will have for instance grocery store, coffee shop, even a small hospital and of course fire brigade. Instead of living in apartment buildings accommodation is in the tents.

Participants

Join the camp, if you are 7 to 17 years old young fire fighters or an adult instructor. We are expecting 500 international and over all 4000 campers.

Free time

In addition to training, campers will spend a lot of free time with old and new friends and take part of versatile leisure activities.

Volunteer work

The camp organisation will consist of more than a thousand volunteers, led by the Chief of the camp supported by the Camp Committee.

International

The event is international and we will have campers from varios countries i.e. Germany, Russia and Chech.

Eldis 22 Camp invites all international youth fire brigades to gather in the camp summer 2022!

When: Eldis 22 will be held on July 3rd -9th, 2022.

Where: The camp will be held in Helsinki-Malmi airport, just under 20 km from the city centre of Helsinki.

For whom: The camp is for young fire fighters from the age of 7 and their instructors. 

Participation fee: 170 €/ participant.

You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram @palokuntaleirit for more information, also you can find our official website at www.eldis22.fi.

CAMP RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR REGISTRATION, CANCELLATION AND ATTENDANCE

Camp rules

Objective

The aim of the camp rules and guidelines is to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants.

Application of the rules

The camp rules apply to all participants from staff to the youth fire fighters and their guests. By attending the camp, you commit to complying with the camp rules.

Breaking the rules

Any breaches of the camp rules will always be addressed. The penalties will depend on the severity and recurrence of the violation.  Penalties include a hearing, a warning and removal from the camp. The above penalties will always be reported to the responsible person from the fire brigade, and the fire brigade or the person’s parents will also be informed if necessary. Two warnings will result in removal from the camp. The decision to remove a person from the camp will be made by the chief of the camp and the security manager, or their appointed deputies. The removal from the camp will take place at the expense of the person concerned.

Maintaining order

Security officers appointed by the police are responsible for the security of the campsite. The Assembly Act and the Private Security Services Act apply at the camp.

Behaviour at the camp
  • It is forbidden to tamper with the property of another.
  • Bullying is not allowed. Any cases of bullying must be addressed without delay.
  • Everyone is entitled to maintain their bodily integrity and has the duty to respect the personal boundaries of others.
  • Any intoxicants are prohibited at the camp. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas.
  • It is forbidden for a minor to leave the campsite without the permission of the responsible person from the fire brigade.
  • Good hygiene must be maintained at the camp.
  • Everybody must have their camp ID with them at all times.
  • No outsiders are allowed at the campsite. Any sightings of outsiders must be reported to camp security.
Order at the campsite must be maintained
  • Times of silence at the camp must be respected.
  • Others must be considered when moving around the campsite.
  • Lighting a fire is only allowed by permission; this rule also applies to all heating appliances.
  • The minimum safety distance from structures is four metres.
  • The use of motorised vehicles is subject to authorisation. Only staff members are allowed to use non-motorised means of transport.
  • Pets are not allowed.
Specific rules to be sent to the authorities


To enable the security officers to exercise their powers, specific and detailed procedures will be submitted to the authorities. All participants can receive a copy of the procedures from the on-duty security officer if necessary.

Terms and conditions of registration

Registration will take place between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022 via security expertise management database Haka. Persons attending without a fire brigade, persons attending via a confirmation class and fire brigades that do not use Haka must register via a separate link on the camp website at www.eldis22.fi. No other forms of registration will be considered. 

The camp participation fee covers meals, programme, training and a camp shirt. The camp shirt is not included in the price of the day camp or the price for kindergarten children. 

Registration for the camp is binding. 

An invoice for the participation fee will be sent after registration. The participation fee must be paid by the due date. The registration will not be confirmed until the payment has been made. 

Terms and conditions for participation

International Youth Fire Fighters Camp Eldis 22 is an intoxicant-free and non-discriminatory camp. Each participant agrees to treat everyone equally and follow the camp rules and guidelines. 

By registering, each participant consents to the processing of their personal data in connection with the registration for the camp (for more information, please see our privacy policy) and accepts the camp’s cancellation terms. 

At the event, we will take photographs and video footage to be used in the communications and marketing of the Eldis 22 camp and youth fire fighter activities. Youth fire fighter activities will be depicted as diversely and genuinely as possible, focusing on the action. All the people in the photos will be presented in a positive light.   

The photos and videos will be used by Finlands Svenska Brand- och Räddningsförbund (the Swedish-speaking Fire and Rescue Association in Finland), Helsingin Pelastusliitto (the Helsinki Rescue Association) and Uudenmaan Pelastusliitto (the Uusimaa Rescue Association). The photos may be stored in the image archives of the above associations.  

For persons in charge of a department: before registering young people for the camp, please make sure that their parents understand that by registering for the camp, they accept the filming permit; please use the provided permission forms (download the filming permission form [Word file]/camp registration form for youth fire fighters [Word file] and staff [Word file]). Photos and video footage taken at the camp may be used in the communications and marketing of the Eldis 22 camp and youth fire fighter activities, such as social media channels and websites. 

Any questions regarding the use of photos and video footage should be submitted in writing to the Communications Manager (juuso.gardemeister@eldis22.fi). 

Conditions for removal from the camp and leaving the camp

If an adult participant causes danger or serious harm to themselves and/or other participants, the participant may be sent home at their own expense in the middle of the camp, and the participation fee will not be refunded. If the participant is a minor, their guardian will be called to pick them up from the camp; the participation fee will not be refunded in such a case either. 

The introduction, possession or consumption of alcohol or drugs at the campsite or otherwise during the camp is strictly prohibited. This prohibition also includes arriving at the camp under the influence of an intoxicant and any other forms of intoxication. Any possession and consumption of alcohol or drugs will be addressed immediately. If a minor is found to consume or have in their possession any alcohol or drugs, a child welfare notification will be lodged, and the child’s guardians will be contacted to ask them to take the participant home. The participation fee will not be refunded in any of the above situations. In the case of an adult participant, the participant will be sent home at their own expense in the middle of the camp, and the participation fee will not be refunded. 

The use and possession of drugs is a criminal offence, which will always be reported to the police as well.   

If a participant decides to cut the camp short based on their decision or a decision made by their guardian, the participation fee will not be refunded. 

Camp cancellation policy

After the registration deadline (31 March 2022), the registration may be cancelled in the cases listed below. The cancellation must be made by sending an email with the attachments specified below to the camp office (toimisto@eldis22.fi). 

Summer job or holiday: if you get a summer job, or if you must work during the camp despite your holiday request, you may cancel your participation by 31 May 2022 at the latest. A refund of your payment is subject to the presentation of an official employment contract or employer’s certificate, in which case the camp fee will be refunded in full. 

Falling ill: if you fall ill, you must present a medical certificate, in which case you will be refunded your camp fee in full. 

It is possible to assign the registration for another fire fighter until 31 May 2022

COVID-19

For reasons directly or indirectly related to COVID-19 or to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Uudenmaan Pelastusliitto ry (the Uusimaa Rescue Association) has the right, at its sole discretion, (1) to modify the event, including its content, method of organisation, date, duration and location and (2) to interrupt the event. In addition, if the event cannot be rescheduled or postponed by means of reasonable arrangements, or if this is not appropriate or safe due to the coronavirus, the camp organisers have the right to cancel the event. If the event needs to be cancelled or interrupted, or if the event is rescheduled to a date that is unsuitable for the participant, the participant will be refunded the participation fee less any amount already committed to the event that cannot be recovered from the payment recipient. 

Force majeure

A force majeure event/cancellation of the camp for reasons other than COVID-19. The Uusimaa Rescue Association is not liable for any changes or damage caused by an event beyond its reasonable control that the Uusimaa Rescue Association could not reasonably be expected to have taken into account at the time of registration and the consequences which the Uusimaa Rescue Association could not reasonably have prevented, such as a war, a rebellion, a global pandemic (excluding the COVID-19 pandemic), an official measure or recommendation preventing performance, a strike or a similar exceptional situation in Finland. These situations also include damage caused by a natural phenomenon such as a forest fire or a hurricane which prevents the event from taking place, especially if the natural phenomenon takes place the area where the event is taking place or its immediate vicinity. In such a situation, the Uusimaa Rescue Association has the right, at its discretion, to cancel or interrupt the event or to modify the event, including its content, method of organisation, date, duration and location. If the event needs to be cancelled or interrupted, or if the event is rescheduled to a date that is unsuitable for the participant, the participant will be refunded the participation fee less any amount already committed to the event that cannot be recovered from the payment recipient. 

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