The usual dates of the summer camps - the begining of July and end of August - were extended this year so that we could satisfy all children wishing for a week of unforgettable experience. The dates of the camp were 16 to 22 August 2009 and the camp theme horse riding and country lifestyle.

Sailing down the River Hron has taken part for the forth time. In which way was it different this year? First of all, we managed to cover the longest track in our history of sailing - from Budča to Revišské Podzámčie - 37 km. Secondly, the water in Hron was extremely shallow this year, which made it almost impossible to sail and forced us to start in Nemecká and not in Podbrezová, as we are used to.

On Saturday 11th July 2009, the first of the KERIC summer camps in Makov ended. 18 children from all over Slovakia and 5 leaders- Daniel from Brasil, Gerard from Spain, Sandra from Austria and Mirka and Elena from Slovakia - took part in the camp.

Advanced horse-riding camp - 29th June to 3rd July 2009, Banska Stiavnica, Balkov Dvor

Horse-riding camp - 5th to 11th July 2009, Makov, Kysuce

Cycling camp - 13th to 17th July, the north of Slovakia

Sailing down the river Hron - 10th to 14th August, Brezno - Hronská Dúbrava

Daily cycling camp - 24th to 28th August 2009, Čadca, Kysuce

Just before the end of the holiday season came to KERIC children spend 27 days holiday a little longer to prepare for learning with Volkrom , Majka , Andres , and Ivka LIBOR . Morning were divided into three groups and one angličtinárske chess and honed in chess and English. After a delicious lunch we played together , compete and enjoy the last days of summer . Article about the camp is the , and more pictures in our facebook. 

As usual, the sailing event of this summer has been a great success. The 39 adventure-seeking participants started in camping site Nemecká, sailed down as long as 101 kilomenteres down the river Hron - staying each night in a different camping site - in Iliáš, Budča, Šášov and in Revištské Podzámčie. The group also visited the wooden church in Hronsek, the ruins of the castle in Šášov and aquapark in Vyhne.

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This has been the first time that we have organised an advanced horse-riding camp! A group of experienced riders spent a wonderful week in Balkov Dvor in Prenčov near Banská Štiavnica. Their camping site was directly in the farm Balkov Dvor, surrounded by the wonderful countryside of Štiavnické Vrchy - whose wonders they explored at least two hours every morning from the back of a horse.

This has been the fifth time that children interested in horse-riding took part in a horse-riding camp in Makov. This year- the participants gathered from all over Slovakia - from - Orava, Topoľčany, Bratislava, Čadca, Turzovka, Raková, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Olešná, but also from as far as Ireland.