RUF Youth Campfire Evening 🔥 & Overnight Camping ⛺
What's going on
This event is an opportunity to meet Romanian American high schoolers from the Chicago area, and build on the RUF Youth.
- Campfire and Tents
- Board games and Fun
- Music & Storytelling
- Pizzas & Marshmallows
RUF Youth & any Romanian American high school children 14+, and any siblings or close friends over 12.
The focus is on bringing high school kids together and bringing them together under RUF Youth.
Chaperones and oversight
Any parent that wishes to stay with us is welcome. Anyone who can volunteer to drop off/pick up, or help with anything else is more than welcome.
At least 2 adults will be overseeing at all times (Mihai Lehene + volunteer).
737 Becker is a lot by the forest preserve, in Glenview IL. It's fairly large and our neighbors are relatively far. This is still in the village, so we will definitely need to stay relatively quiet, please instruct the kids to follow instructions.
Dropoff and Pickup
Kids can be dropped off between 4 and 7 PM, Thursday, August 11.
You can pick them up at midnight, or leave them overnight if they want to camp.
Second-day pickup is 10-12. Please feel free to group kids together at pickup, but let us know if someone else is picking up your kid.
Tents: Camping tents are not provided (although we do have a few extras). If you have a tent at home, bring it. Otherwise, don't worry, we'll make sure your child has a place to sleep.
Sleeping: Kids will sleep girls with girls, and boys with boys. If any other arrangement is preferred, all the parents need to agree & communicate it to Mihai Lehene via WhatsApp.
This event is BYOF (bring your own food).
We will provide pizza and water, no snacks or anything else. Please feel free to bring your marshmallows, or some other favorite snack or dish.
What we provide
Pizza, water, tables, firepit & firewood
What you need to bring
- A blanket and/or chair
- Sleeping bag, a sleeping mat, and a pillow (if your kid sleeps overnight)
- Favorite Games
- Headlight and/or flashlight
- Pijamas and/or clothes to change for the next morning
- Long sleeve pants and jacket
- Insects spray and sun lotion (for the second day)
- Volunteers are especially needed for the second morning - you're welcome to arrive as early as you wish
RSVP: Please confirm using the child's name & email