Health Security at Kajo
Finnish Scouts have long traditions in organizing large camps such as Kajo. Health care is provided within the camp by professionals who will be able to help participants from smaller injuries and wounds to bigger accidents. If necessary hospital care will also be provided.
At all scout camps, good hygiene throughout the camp is enforced, and Kajo is no exception! Even though we are in the middle of a forest hand hygiene is important and handwashing stations/hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the camp area. Hot water will also be available for dishwashing after each meal. All participants will be educated on health security to help protect themselves and one another.
We at the Kajo organization believe that next summer thousands of scouts and guides will get to experience the Finnjamboree as planned. The camp organization is constantly keeping up to date with the current situation and looking for ways to carry out the event in a safe way. The board of the Finnish Scouts has agreed that everyone over the age of 16 will be required to have a valid Covid passport if it will be applicable at the time of the event. Kajo organizers encourage everyone, if possible to do so, to get the vaccines. Please research the requirements for a Covid pass from your country of origin as they may differ. If the camp should be canceled or cut short due to covid or something else unpredictable participants will be refunded the amount of the fee that is possible after the investments and agreement made at that point. Please read more here. We think it is especially important that after these past two years we can provide young scouts the opportunity to experience a real summer camp.
Kajo has an excellent mental health support system for everyone on the camp. You can use the mental health services for example if you are feeling homesick, you are being bullied or you want to talk with someone about your stress or anxiety. Our services are available for everyone on Kajo, both Finnish and International participants as well as to every age group.
Kajo’s mental health services are devided in two: everyday life on camp and camp hospital. There is a possibility for early support and discussions with “listening ears” on everyday life on camp. Tiitus Lahti and Timo Lampi are the leaders of this team which consists of twelve professionals.
At camp hospital we can also arrange meetings with a psychiatric nurse or a psychologist if needed. Jaana Laukkanen and Heli Pohjasniemi lead this team at camp hospital. There are two psychologists and five psychiatric nurses at camp hospital.
Contact information to early support:
Keidas – our office, is open from 9am to 9pm (near “Tori” on Pitkänniemenkangas)
You can also call us at +358403675247 from 9am to 9pm. Emergency duty is at night from 9pm to 9am. This number is in use from 15th to 23rd July.
More information about mental health support on Kajo:
The leader of mental healt support and safety