Children and Youth of the Livs Summer Camp “Mierlinkizt 2018” in Mazirbe

Once again, for the 24th time, Mazirbe became the venue for „Mierlinkizt” Summer Camp for Children and Youth of the Livs, from July 26th to August 4th, 2018. This creative camp was full of song, dance, games, study of history and culture, arts classes, sunset viewing, hot days and nights, fantastic people and brilliant weather in the unforgettable shore of the Baltic sea. It all ended with performance by summer camp kids at the annual Festival of Livs.

Livs language classes this time focussed on improving the pronunciation of words and sentences  and participants could demonstrate their new skills at their final performance. During the course of the camp Reinis Zumbergs successfully managed an innovative activity, involving the participants, children’s own drawings and recorded words and sentences in a new App for studying the Livs language, available already now, but planned to be updated and expanded during the whole following year, under the name „Mierlinkizt” Language course. More on this:

There was an internal competition among the participants, and the winner would be chosen among the youths who were most active, diligent and who produced best results. The two lucky winners were traditionally awarded the title Liv of the year: “Paŗīmi līvli”  and  „Pišķi Paŗīmi līvli”. This year’ s lucky winners were  Alise Vīķele and Katrīna Segliņa and they got to carry the festive wreath at the Festival of the Livs and do a ceremonial dedication to the Mother of Sea. Both girls also got a free ticket to next year’ s camp for their good work and dedication.

Looking forward to an equally exciting summer school next year!!