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 20 May - 14 June 2019

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 and WhatsApp group. Ask your tutor or the free time coordinator about the location of the events if you feel unsure where to go. If you have any questions about the free time programme, feel free to contact .

For a quick look at the programme overview, please see the free time activity schedule.


WEEK 1


Monday 20.5. / Welcome Hangout & Monday Quiz

Welcome to Jyväskylä! Come and meet the other summer school students at this weekly event where you have a possibility to participate in a quiz with different theme each week, go to sauna and just hang out. The teams for the quiz will be created during the evening so you will get to know new people from all around the world. Small snacks provided.

WHAT: Quiz, sauna & hangout

WHERE: Opinkivi (Keskussairaalantie 2, 40600 Jyväskylä) https://goo.gl/maps/utoGoaRaetrASV4aA

WHEN: 18 - 22

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING? If you plan to try out sauna, please bring a bathing suit, a towel and a water bottle with you. You may also bring board games etc. to play together with others.

 

Wednesday 22.5. / Lehtisaari Sauna Evening

Sauna is an important part of Finnish culture. Starting from today the summer school will visit the sauna at Lehtisaari island each week for the following four weeks. In addition to sauna, there is a possibility to swim, row boats, try canoeing, and play beach volley and other games such as traditional Finnish summer game Mölkky. Small snacks are provided, but you can bring your own sausages or such to grill over an open fire. Please notice that smoking and alcohol are prohibited on the island!

WHAT: Sauna, swimming, rowing boats, grilling, beach volley

WHERE: Lehtisaaren kesäkoti (Viitaniementie 25, 40720 Jyväskylä) https://goo.gl/maps/3XBppmzz2NFHJC8v5

WHEN: 17 - 20:45 (To access the island, we will take rowing boats rowed by the staff, so please be on time.)

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING: If you plan to try out sauna, please bring a bathing suit, a towel and a water bottle with you. You may also bring stuff to grill over an open fire and other snacks. Remember to dress according to the weather. Please notice that smoking and alcohol are prohibited on the island!

Thursday 23.5. / International Dinner

Food makes a big part of each country’s culture. At International Dinner you have a perfect opportunity to introduce and offer delicacies from your country to other summer school students. For example, Finnish people could bring to the table mämmi (rye pudding), salmiakki (salty liquorice) or reindeer meat. Put on your toque blanche (chef’s hat) and get creative! Please notice that only the people who bring something are able to try the foods of others.

WHAT: Trying out different foods from different countries

WHERE: Musica Boombox (Musica, M-Building at Main Campus) https://goo.gl/maps/crwSxYxWrfSteeMM7

WHEN: 17 - 21

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING? To participate in this event, you should bring some type of dish, snack, drink or such typical to your country for others to try. All the foods will be placed on a big table to work as a buffet. Please provide a tag with your dish including the name of it and the ingredients. Also, please notice that only the people who bring something are able to try the foods of others!

 

Friday 24.5. / Pub Crawl

Jyväskylä has many small pubs and bars to discover. During this Pub Crawl you will visit some of them with your fellow summer school students. After the tour, those who wish can continue to a club. Please remember to bring your ID.

WHAT: Trying out different pubs and bars in Jyväskylä

WHERE: Meeting point at Kirkkopuisto Kiosk Café (Kauppakatu 16, 40100 Jyväskylä) https://goo.gl/maps/Hja67NJ3iWFP6ykw9

WHEN: 20:00 - …

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING? Please bring your ID with you.


 
WEEK 2


Monday 27.5. / Monday Quiz

Monday is here again and what better way to start the week than Monday Quiz! Come and meet the other summer school students at this weekly event where you have a possibility to participate in a quiz with different theme each week and just hang out. The teams for the quiz will be created during the evening so you will get to know new people from all around the world. Small snacks provided. Please notice that there is no sauna possibility this Monday!

WHAT: Quiz & hangout

WHERE: Musica Boombox (Musica, M-Building at Main Campus) https://goo.gl/maps/crwSxYxWrfSteeMM7

WHEN: 18 - 22

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING? You may bring board games etc. to play together with others. Please notice that there is no sauna possibility this Monday!

 

Tuesday 28.5. / Lehtisaari Sauna Evening

It’s weekly sauna time! Sauna is an important part of Finnish culture which is why we are heading to a beautiful sauna location in Lehtisaari island. In addition to sauna, there is a possibility to swim, row boats, try canoeing, and play beach volley and other games such as traditional Finnish summer game Mölkky. Small snacks are provided, but you can bring your own sausages or such to grill over an open fire. Please notice that smoking and alcohol are prohibited on the island!

WHAT: Sauna, swimming, rowing boats, grilling, beach volley

WHERE: Lehtisaaren kesäkoti (Viitaniementie 25, 40720 Jyväskylä) https://goo.gl/maps/3XBppmzz2NFHJC8v5

WHEN: 17 - 20:45 (To access the island, we will take rowing boats rowed by the staff, so please be on time.)

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING? If you plan to try out sauna, please bring a bathing suit, a towel and a water bottle with you. You may also bring stuff to grill over an open fire and other snacks. Remember to dress according to the weather. Please notice that smoking and alcohol are prohibited on the island!

 

CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC HOLIDAY!

(CANCELLED! Thursday 30.5. / Bring Your Own Culture (BYOC) Evening

Last week we learned about different countries by sampling some delicious dishes. This week the goal is the same, but the style is free! Maybe you wish to introduce a specific piece of clothing from your country, lettering technique, or a dance? Maybe you have a short presentation about your country or culture? Or would you like to bring something to eat for others to try? Go for it! There will be tables for each country and people representing these countries will set up on the same table. During the evening we will go through the countries and their culture together.

WHAT: Learning and teaching about different cultures

WHERE: Musica Boombox (Musica, M-Building at Main Campus) https://goo.gl/maps/crwSxYxWrfSteeMM7

WHEN: 17 - 21

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING? If you want, you can bring something that interests you about your culture or country for others to see and learn about. It can be a presentation, a dance, a piece of clothing, food, etc… Anything that you personally find interesting and want to share with others.)

 

Saturday 1.6. / Trip to Etelä-Konnevesi National Park (5€/person)

This Saturday you have a chance to visit one of the many beautiful national parks we have in Finland, Southern Konnevesi National Park. The bus from Kortepohja departs at 8:00 in the morning and will take about 1.5 hours to the destination. After that we have about five hours to hike the Kalajan Kierros Trail (4.6 km nature trail). The trail includes ascending to and descending from a hill. We leave from the national park at 15:00 and arrive back to Kortepohja around 16:30 - 17:00. A small snack is provided, but breakfast or lunch are NOT included. Make sure to bring enough food and water with you to get through the day. Also, dress according to the weather and wear shoes that are good for hiking. The cost of the trip is 5 euros in cash, and it covers the transportation to the national park and back. There will be more information about paying for the trip closer to the event.

More information about Southern Konnevesi National Park: https://www.nationalparks.fi/southernkonnevesinp 

More information about the Kalajan Kierros Trail: https://www.nationalparks.fi/southernkonnevesinp/trails/description#Kalaja 

Map of the Kalajan Kierros Trail: https://julkaisut.metsa.fi/assets/pdf/lp/Esitteet/etelakonnevesi-patikointikartta.pdf

 

PRICE: 5€ in cash for the transportation. Breakfast & lunch are NOT included!

WHAT: Trip to a national park and a 4.6 km hike, beautiful landscapes

WHERE: Meeting place at the parking lot next to the store “Sale” in Kortepohja (Isännäntie 1, 40740 Jyväskylä) https://goo.gl/maps/Rj6GH7QAMKnMhmFs9

WHEN: Departure at 8:00 in the morning. Be there at 7:45! Returning to Jyväskylä around 17:00.

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING?: Bring breakfast, lunch and snacks as well as enough drinking water to get through the day. A small snack is provided. Wear warm clothes and good shoes for hiking. Bring a trash bag to collect your own trash. If the weather is good, there is a possibility to swim in the lake, so you can bring your swimsuit and towel as well. Don’t forget your camera!


WEEK 3


Monday 3.6. / Monday Quiz

I swear it was Friday like 5 minutes ago… Evidently Monday is here again and so is Monday Quiz! Come and meet the other summer school students at this weekly event where you have a possibility to participate in a quiz with different theme each week, go to sauna and just hang out. The teams for the quiz will be created during the evening so you will get to know new people from all around the world. Small snacks provided.

WHAT: Quiz, sauna & hangout

WHERE: Opinkivi (Keskussairaalantie 2, 40600 Jyväskylä) https://goo.gl/maps/utoGoaRaetrASV4aA

WHEN: 18 - 22

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING? If you plan to try out sauna, please bring a bathing suit, a towel and a water bottle with you. You may also bring board games etc. to play together with others.

 

Tuesday 4.6. / Lehtisaari Sauna Evening

It’s weekly sauna time! Sauna is an important part of Finnish culture which is why we are heading to a beautiful sauna location in Lehtisaari island. In addition to sauna, there is a possibility to swim, row boats, try canoeing, and play beach volley and other games such as traditional Finnish summer game Mölkky. Small snacks are provided, but you can bring your own sausages or such to grill over an open fire. Please notice that smoking and alcohol are prohibited on the island!

WHAT: Sauna, swimming, rowing boats, grilling, beach volley

WHERE: Lehtisaaren kesäkoti (Viitaniementie 25, 40720 Jyväskylä) https://goo.gl/maps/3XBppmzz2NFHJC8v5

WHEN: 17 - 20:45 (To access the island, we will take rowing boats rowed by the staff, so please be on time.)

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING? If you plan to try out sauna, please bring a bathing suit, a towel and a water bottle with you. Remember to dress according to the weather.  You may also bring stuff to grill over an open fire and other snacks. Please notice that smoking and alcohol are prohibited on the island!

 

Wednesday 5.6. / Ride (or hike) ‘round the lake Jyväsjärvi

The people of Jyväskylä love Jyväsjärvi for the several sport possibilities that it offers among other things. If you haven’t yet, now is your chance to go around the lake Jyväsjärvi either by walking or by bicycle with other summer school students. The shorter way is about 5 km and the longer about 13 km.

WHAT: Biking or hiking around Jyväsjärvi lake

WHERE: Meeting point in front of Satama Café (Rantaväylä, 40100 Jyväskylä) https://goo.gl/maps/WCoUEtsYWV2QsU2k8

WHEN: 18 - 20

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING? Please dress according to the weather and wear good shoes. If you want, bring your bike. You may also take your camera with you to take some pictures along the way.

 

Thursday 6.6. / Picnic with Improv

Let’s get together for a small picnic at Viitaniemi beach. Small snacks are provided. As a highlight, a member of a local improvisation theatre group ‘Mieletön Sitruuna’ comes to give an easy-going introduction to the wonders of improv. The introduction consists of different techniques and exercises that are done in pairs or as a group. No previous experience needed, come as you are. There is also a possibility to play outdoor games and go swimming.

WHAT: Trying improv, eating, hanging out, playing outdoor games, swimming

WHERE: Viitaniemi Beach grass area (Viitaniemi Beach 40720 Jyväskylä) https://goo.gl/maps/pW86sVb4YvrwSEiWA

WHEN: 17 - 21

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING? If you want, you can brings food or snacks with you for yourself or to share. You may also bring games etc. to play with others.


 
WEEK 4

Monday 10.6. / Monday Quiz

It’s the final week of summer school and time for the last Monday Quiz! Come and meet the other summer school students at this weekly event where you have a possibility to participate in a quiz with different theme each week, go to sauna and just hang out. The teams for the quiz will be created during the evening so you will get to know new people from all around the world. Small snacks provided.

WHAT: Quiz, sauna & hangout

WHERE: Opinkivi (Keskussairaalantie 2, 40600 Jyväskylä) https://goo.gl/maps/utoGoaRaetrASV4aA

WHEN: 18 - 22

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING? If you plan to try out sauna, please bring a bathing suit, a towel and a water bottle with you. You may also bring board games etc. to play together with others.

 

Tuesday 11.6. / Lehtisaari Sauna Evening

It’s the last opportunity to experience sauna together with the summer school students! Sauna is an important part of Finnish culture which is why we are heading to a beautiful sauna location in Lehtisaari island. In addition to sauna, there is a possibility to swim, row boats, try canoeing, and play beach volley and other games such as traditional Finnish summer game Mölkky. Small snacks are provided, but you can bring your own sausages or such to grill over an open fire. Please notice that smoking and alcohol are prohibited on the island!

WHAT: Sauna, swimming, rowing boats, grilling, beach volley

WHERE: Lehtisaaren kesäkoti (Viitaniementie 25, 40720 Jyväskylä) https://goo.gl/maps/3XBppmzz2NFHJC8v5

WHEN: 17 - 20:45 (To access the island, we will take rowing boats rowed by the staff, so please be on time.)

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING? If you plan to try out sauna, please bring a bathing suit, a towel and a water bottle with you. Remember to dress according to the weather. You may also bring stuff to grill over an open fire and other snacks. Please notice that smoking and alcohol are prohibited on the island!

 

Wednesday 12.6. / Outdoor Workout

This Wednesday you have a possibility to participate in an instructed outdoor workout. The workout will consist of warm up and some basic exercises. Everyone can do the workout as intensively or as calm as they want, so come as you are.

WHAT: Workout outdoors

WHERE: Kortepohja School's sports field (Kortepohjan Koulu, Kartanonkuja 4-6, 40740 Jyväskylä) https://goo.gl/maps/WvCdvn5zKinzNrY47

WHEN: 18-20

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING?: A water bottle. We will do a workout outdoors so please dress accordingly.

 

Thursday 13.6. / Farewell Hangout

As the saying goes, time flies when you are having fun. It is time to get together for the last time with other summer school students and reminisce over the past weeks and events. Who mastered the most words in Finnish? Who couldn’t get enough of sauna? And who is the one, who eventually fell in love with salmiakki and has their luggage full of it to take home? Summer school’s free time programme says thank you to each of you and wishes all the best for the rest of the summer 2019! Hope to see you again next summer!

WHAT: Outdoor games & hangout

WHERE: Kortepohja BBQ shelter, in front of building F (Kortepohja, 40740 Jyväskylähttps://goo.gl/maps/rKFwjdGZcJE2i9ny5

WHEN: 17 - 21

SHOULD I BRING SOMETHING? If you want, you can bring leftover food packages and such to share with others if you otherwise plan to throw them away. You may also bring games etc. to play together with others.