This summer camp is a part of the new OM Ukraine Rivne Kickboxing club ministry - school of Courage. During the year Igor Kovalchuk heads up a kick boxing club which started as an evangelistic outreach to young people from an IDP community in Rivne.If you are passionate about seeing teenagers challenged into becoming a follower of Christ as well as sport (especially Kickboxing) then this outreach is for you. This will be a tented camp with a lot of training and challenging the young people to stand up and fearlessly follow Jesus.
Available for: Singles Couples Groups
After arriving at the Lviv Airport, you will travel by train or bus to the city of Rivne where the OM team is situated. There will be a day of introductions to the team and orientation after which you will travel to the camp site about 50km from the city. Here the you will join in with setting up camp and preparations for the arrival of the kids. During the camp program you will be involved in prayer, bible lessons, themed games, water games and off course training. There will be meetings around the campfire in the evenings and time for reflection. After the children leave, it is time for camp breakdown cleanup and travel back to Rivne for a well deserved rest, hot shower and debrief before packing and heading home.
Young people who love the outdoors (not afraid to live in a tented camp) and different kinds of sport and who are Disciples of Jesus Christ with a heart for the youth. Experience in training in Kickboxing (and other sport) will be a recommendation but is not required.
You will be staying at the OM base before and after the actual camp. During the camp you will be living in very basic tented camp that you will help to set up. Outside toilets and cold "summer" shower or washing in the river.
All meals are included in the option. Expect good Ukrainian food. You will however need to bring your own snacks or pocket money to buy extras if you would like.
Please make sure to let our OM team member know if you are hungry on arrival so they can get you something to eat.
Please make you way to the (LWO) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport. Please try to arrive before 14:00 on the arrival date. You will be met at the airport and then travel by train or bus to the city of Rivne together with the OM contact which is a trip of about 4 hours.
Please See "Travel".
You need to be in good health. Since this is a tented camp situation, sleeping on camping mats, you may struggle if you have back issues. Be prepared for a lot of physical work and activities. Any medication you take regularly you need to bring along with you together with a recent prescription from your doctor.
Please be aware that both mosquitoes as well as ticks are a problem in the forest so bring along something to ward them off.
People from the EU, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Brazil, South Korea and Japan do not need a visa for visiting Ukraine up to 90 days. Certain countries can apply for an e-visa. Please check with your local Ukrainian embassy.
The visa must be obtained BEFORE leaving your home country. If you need an invitation letter, we can get this to you but please allow 2 months for this to be obtained and sent to you. For those who need invitation letters fro us for visas the application date is thus 1 April 2019. The price for an invitation letter is 45 Euro (not included in the option price) We need full passport info, home address, church and church address info to get the invitation letter for you. Visa costs are not included in the campaign and must be paid separately.
At the time of posting this STM Ukraine is still a country at war, but the Rivne province is more than 1000km from the front lines.
All prices do not include airfare