A Day in the Life of Camp Saulaine

Camp Saulaine follows a well-known structure every day. Kids will wake up with music and begin their day with a varied morning fitness routine followed by flag-raising "karogs", morning announcements and breakfast at the Main House. Campers are expected to select their own food and take care of cleaning up after themselves. The Camp Leaders or "Vadītāji" encourage a variety of food choices and help their campers with cleanup. Following breakfast "brokastis" the Putnu Sala (for toddlers and young children) begins their program for the rest of the day while the rest of the campers form a family group with shared activities. Campers rotate between arts, sports, culture and/or science activities. Down time is an important part of the daily experience. Campers have some free time before lunch "pusdienas".

In the afternoons after lunch, we have a short rest time "pusdienas miers" where the kids can read, write or do a quiet activity in their rooms. In the afternoons, we often offer a camp-wide activity such as a scavenger hunt "škēršlu gājiens", survival games, singing, water games followed by some free time by the river "upe" to either dig in the sand, splash in the water or go tubing down the river. Swimming is always supervised by a minimum of two trained lifeguards/bronze cross-certified Counsellors "Vadītāji". Tubing is allowed in small groups with a trained lifeguard/bronze cross-certified leader. The river is a beautiful place to cool off on a hot day. 

After walking back from the river, campers take a shower to get ready for one more short quiet activity before dinner. This could be singing, simple handcrafts or preparing a skit for the Saturday night bonfire "ugunskurs". Dinner "vakariņas" is like our other meals that Saulaine is famous for, a tasty, well-balanced meal with lots of healthy choices for campers. After dinner and flag-lowering "karogs", we gather for fun, friendly games or one of our special nights like sauna night, movie night or dance party night.

Bedtimes are easy and comfortable with the Counsellors "Vadītāji" helping the younger kids settle into their bunks after they get themselves ready for bed. Our CIT's and Vādītāji are very hands-on, often brushing girls hair, reading to kids and singing songs to help the campers settle down for the night. Our camp staff treat every camper at Saulaine like a member of their own family. Good Night! "Ar labu nakti!"

Nometne (Camp)


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Camp Saulaine is cancelled for 2022.


Saulaine accepts children ages 7 – 14 (born in the years 2004 through 2011) as residential campers. Children 6 and under (born 2012 and later) are able to participate with parental supervision as day campers (from 8am to 6pm). A CIT program is also offered for those born in 2003 (limited spaces available). Campers are divided into camp residences and rooms by age.

  • Putnu Sala/Bird Island:  5 – 6 years old (>2012)
  • Main Residence/Lielā Nometne: 7- 14 years old (2011 -2004)

***Registration and Participation Fees***

The discounted rate of $475 per child per week is available before the Early Registration deadline of March 1st, 2020. The full camp fee is $515 per child per week, if received after the Early Registration deadline. A one-time sibling discount of $25 is offered for two or more children from the same family attending camp the same week (i.e., second and third children each receive the sibling discount).

Medical Form

The Medical Form needs to be completed in full and either mailed with Registration Forms or brought to the registration desk upon arrival. Health Card numbers (and a photocopy/picture of the health card) must be included on the Medical Form; if not, children will not be permitted to stay at the camp. Please ensure your child is in good health and does not have any communicable diseases, prior to coming to camp.

Head Check Form

The Head Check Form shall be completed onsite at Saulaine before moving into your room. Lice treatment is the responsibility of the parents. 

Volunteer with us!

Do you have a special skill you would like to share? Past guests have included dance instructors, artists, sports coaches, astronomers, bakers, Latvian language experts, first-aid responders, photographers, etc. Please contact Ieva Lagzdina: sauleinerc@gmail.com, if you would like to come for a half day to enrich the camp program!

All donations (money, labour, materials, expertise) to help with rebuilding / renovating our facilities and to help improve our programs are gratefully accepted. Thank You! Let’s build a beautiful space for our children!