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 22 May - 16 June 2017

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.

Week 1


Monday 22. 5
BBQ evening in Kortepohja

Let’s get to know each other and try a 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.

Place: to be announced later

Time: 17-20

 

Tuesday 23.5
Street dance lesson

Let’s have fun and learn how to street dance! The dance choreography is from the Dancing Finland campaign which is part of the program for the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017. No previous street dancing experience is needed and instructions will be given in English.

Place: Rytmiikkasali L building (main campus)  

Time: 16-18

What to bring with you: A water bottle

Max. 20 participants. Sign up in advance. (More information about signing up will be sent to you via e-mail.)

 

Thursday 25.5
Sauna evening at Opinkivi

It´s sauna time!  Let´s meet in Kortepohja and walk together to the main campus. Opinkivi has a sauna, a small kitchen and a lounge area. We will also bake a blueberry pie during the evening.

Please note that we will be wearing swimsuits in the sauna.

What to bring: A  bottle of water, a towel, a swimsuit, shampoo and shower gel.

Meeting place: to be announced later

Time: 16:00→

 

Friday 26.5
The Craft Museum of Finland

It`s Friday so entrance to museums is free! This week we will visit the Craft Museum. There is an exhibition on national Finnish costumes and the history of crafting. For more information about the exhibitions, please visit: http://www.craftmuseum.fi/english/exhibitions.htm

Free entrance.

Meeting place: In front of the university library

Time: 16-17

 

Week 2

 

Monday 29.5
Sauna evening in Kiviniemi

Tonight we can experience the traditional smoke sauna. Please note that we will walk together to Kiviniemi and wear swimsuits in the sauna.

There is no running water in Kiviniemi so we need to bring all the water we need. Some snacks are provided.

What to bring: A water bottle for sauna, a towel, a swimsuit, shampoo and shower gel.

Meeting place: to be announced later

Time:  17.00

 

Wednesday 31.5.
Finnish baking evening

Place: Musica Boombox

Starting at 17.00

 

Thursday 1.6
Amazing Race HSSS

Compete with your team and explore Jyväskylä! The purpose of the race is to navigate from one checkpoint to another checkpoint. Which team will win?

More details announced later via e-mail.

Meeting place: to be announced later

Time: 16-18

 

Friday 2.6
International dinner

Come and taste food from different countries! The idea is that everybody will bring something  from his or her country for others to taste. You can also tell about your culture to others.  We provide plates and utensils and a sample of Finnish food.

Place: to be announced later

Time: 17-20

 

Week 3


Please note that the timing of the sauna evening has changed from Monday 5.6 to Tuesday 6.6.

Tuesday 6.6
Sauna evening in Kiviniemi

Tonight we can experience the traditional smoke sauna. Please note that we will walk together to Kiviniemi and wear swimsuits in the sauna.
There is no running water in Kiviniemi so we need to bring all the water we need for cooking etc. there. Some snacks are provided.

What to bring: A water bottle for sauna, a towel, a swimsuit, shampoo and shower gel.

Meeting place: to be announced later

Time: 17.00.

 

Wednesday 7.6
The Finnish National Ballet performance in Lounaispuisto Park

A group of the Finnish National Ballet dancers will tour around Finland during one week. Let’s enjoy their performance for free!  Please note that the performance is really popular every year, so the park will be crowded. Be on time so that you will get a good spot.

Place: Lounaispuisto Park (in front of the university library, next to the main campus)

Time: 18:00.

 

Thursday 8.6
Sports day

More details announced later.


Friday 9.6
Visit to Jyväskylä Art Museum

One hundred years, a thousand meanings- exhibition tells about Finnish culture and identity with the help of art. The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures and design by Finnish artist such as Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Wäinö Aaltonen and Tapio Wirkkala. The exhibition is part of the program for the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017. For more information, please check: http://www.jyvaskyla.fi/taidemuseo/english/onehundredyearsathousandmeanings

Meeting place: In front of the university library

Time: 16-18

 

Week 4

 

Monday 12.6
Finland Quiz & Record Panel of Finnish music

Come and test your knowledge about Finland! We will also get to know Finnish music.

Place: to be announced later

Time: 16-18


Tuesday 13.6
Sauna evening at Opinkivi

It´s sauna time! Let’s meet in Kortepohja and walk together to the main campus. Opinkivi has a sauna, a small kitchen and a lounge area. We will also bake a blueberry pie during the evening.

Please note that we will be wearing swimsuits in the sauna.

What to bring: A water bottle for sauna, a towel, a swimsuit shampoo and shower gel.

Meeting place: to be announced later

Time: 17:00→ (Sauna is ready at 18:00)

 

Thursday 15.6
Fun night in the city centre

Possibility to explore the nightlife and sing karaoke in Jyväskylä.

Meeting place: Sohwi restaurant

Time: 20:00→

 

Friday 16.6
BBQ evening in Kortepohja

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.

Place: to be announced later

Time: 17-20