Free time programme

To get the most out of the Summer School we recommend you to take part in the free time activities. This way you will get to know your fellow Summer School students and, at the same time, have a good time.

Free time activities programme 21 May - 15 June 2018

Please note that the programme might change due to weather conditions. Possible changes and more information will be send to the students via e-mail and in the Summer School’s Facebook group. Ask your tutor or the free time coordinator about the location of the events if you feel unsure where to go.


Week 1 (21 - 27 May)

Monday 21.5.

Welcome BBQ

 Welcome to Jyväskylä! Let’s get to know each other and try a traditional Finnish outdoors game called mölkky. Sausages and salad are provided. Please let us know if you have a special diet. You can bring your own snacks as well. Music is much appreciated!

  • Place: Kortepohja BBQ shelter
  • Time: 18-21

Tuesday 22.5

Sauna Evening at Opinkivi

 It’s sauna time! Come try Finnish sauna at the cozy Opinkivi at the main campus. In addition to sauna, there is also a small kitchen and a lounge area. We will make some pizza for all, but you can bring our own snacks as well. Please let us know if you have a special diet.

  • Please note that the sauna is a mixed sauna where everyone wears a swimsuit.
  • Please sign up! (49 people max.)
  • Take with you: Swimsuit, towel, water bottle
  • Place: Opinkivi
  • Time: 18-21

Thursday 24.5.

Quiz Night

Come test your knowledge about Finland! Participants will be divided into teams competing against each other. A small price for the winner team! Before the quiz there is a short presentation about Finland. Chips and such are provided. You can bring your own snacks as well.

  • Please sign up! (47 people max.)
  • Place: Lillukka
  • Time: 18-21

Friday 25.5.

JKL Nightlife Excursion

Did I hear someone say FriYAY? What does Jyväskylä have to offer for party animals and sophisticated tasters? Come find out as we explore some of the city center’s bars, pubs and clubs!

  • Please remember to bring along your ID!
  • Meeting place: In front of University Library
  • Time: 20 →

Week 2 (28 May - 3 June)

Monday 28.5.

Picnic Hangout

Monday is here again. To make the new week start smoother, let’s get together for a chill picnic and outdoor games. Salads, small snacks and plates are provided. Please let us know if you have a special diet. You can bring snacks to share as well. Also, music is appreciated!

  • Take with you: Picnic blanket or something else to sit on, towel, swimsuit
  • Place: Viitaniemi grass field
  • Time: 17-20

Wednesday 30.5.

International Dinner 

Get your tastebuds ready! The idea of the International Dinner is that everyone provides a dish from their home country for the others to try. This way by the end of the evening all of us are familiar with not only new flavors but also with new cultures! We provide plates and utensils and a sample of Finnish food.

  • Please sign up! (48 people max.)
  •  Place: Lillukka
  • Time: 18-21

Thursday 31.5.

Sauna Evening at Lehtisaari 

Sauna on an island can’t be a bad idea. Let’s have a sauna evening at a traditional setting in Lehtisaari island. Sausages and small snacks are provided. Please let us know if you have a special diet. You can bring your own snacks as well. Remember to dress warm.

NB! No smoking or alcohol is allowed on the island.

  • Please note that the sauna is a mixed sauna where everyone wears a swimsuit.
  • Please sign up! (35 people max.)
  • Take with you: Swimsuit, towel, water bottle, warm clothes
  • Place: Lehtisaari
  • Time: 17-20:45

Saturday 2.6.

Hyyppäänvuori Nature Trip

Join us on a trip to the beautiful Hyyppäänvuori to enjoy Finnish nature. We will depart in the morning with a bus and drive about 40 km to northeast to reach this local gem. Once there, we will hike up on top of this small mountain and enjoy the amazing lake view and the nature. There is no possibility for a BBQ, but small snacks are provided. You can bring your own snacks as well. We start our departure at around 13.

  • Please sign up! (49 people max.)
  • Take with you: Warm clothes, good shoes, water bottle, snacks
  • Meeting place: To be announced
  • Time: 9-14

Week 3 (4 - 10 June)

Monday 4.6.

JKL, Je t’aime - Walking Tour 

Having lived in Jyväskylä most of her life, your free time coordinator has grown to love this city. Now, she is happy to share her most loved spots of Jyväskylä with you! Join this walking tour to meet new people and to get to know JKL a bit better!

  • NB! Be prepared to walk a lot!
  • Meeting place: To be announced
  • Time: 18-21

Tuesday 5.6.

Rantaraitti Bike & Hike 

Feeling active? Let’s spend an evening either biking or hiking around Jyväsjärvi! There are two groups: bikers & hikers. Bikers will bike around the whole lake (13km) and hikers will hike around the other half (about 5km). Both routes follow the easy Rantaraitti way. Lake views guaranteed!

  • Meeting place: Lutakko Harbour Cafe
  • Time: 18-20

Wednesday 6.6.

Board Games Hangout 

Time to unleash your inner dice wizard, Yatzy and so much more is here! Let’s smoothly slide back into the 90s and entertain ourselves with board games, music and good company. If you are not in the mood for games, just come by to hang out. Small snacks are provided. You can bring your own snacks as well. If you own any board games, take them along!

  • Please sign up! (48 people max.)
  • Place: Lillukka
  • Time: 18-21

Thursday 7.6.

Sauna Evening

Sauna on an island can’t be a bad idea - Part II. Let’s have a sauna evening at a traditional setting in Lehtisaari island. Sausages and small snacks are provided. Please let us know if you have a special diet. You can bring your own snacks as well. Remember to dress warm.

  •  NB! No smoking or alcohol is allowed on the island.
  • Please note that the sauna is a mixed sauna where everyone wears a swimsuit.
  • Please sign up! (35 people max.)
  • Take with you: Swimsuit, towel, water bottle
  • Place: Lehtisaari
  • Time: 17-20:45

Week 4 (11 - 17 June) 

Monday 11.6.

Impro Evening

Come release your inner Leo and Kate at this impro evening! A guided improvisation theater class will take part in Lounaispuisto. You don't need to know anything about theater to participate, it's all improvised!

 

  • Please take with you: water bottle
  • Place: Lounaispuisto
  • Time: 18-20

Tuesday 12.6.

Sweat & Swim Sportsday 

If those who are in charge of the weather allow, we will have a warm summer day to play beach volley and hit the lake afterwards. There is a possibility for a workout as well. If today is not your day for sports, you can also come to just hang out! Music is much appreciated!

  •  Place: Tuomiojärvi
  • Time: 17-20

Wednesday 13.6.

Sauna Evening

It’s time for the last sauna evening! Come try Finnish sauna at the cozy Opinkivi at the main campus. There is also a small kitchen and a lounge area. We will make some pizza, but you can bring our own snacks as well. Please let us know if you have a special diet.

  • Please note that the sauna is a mixed sauna where everyone wears a swimsuit.
  • Please sign up! (49 people max.)
  • Take with you: Swimsuit, towel, water bottle
  • Place: Opinkivi
  • Time: 18-21 

Thursday 14.6.

Farewell BBQ Hangout

Time flies when you’re having fun. Let’s get together for one more time and have a BBQ evening in Kortepohja. Sausages and salad are provided. Please let us know if you have a special diet. You can bring your own snacks as well. Music is much appreciated!

  • Place: Kortepohja BBQ shelter
  • Time: 18-21