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Host families are an integral part of KONE’s Global Youth Camp. Host families will accommodate one or more youngsters (by your choice) for five days (from July 22-27, 2016) in the late summer. Host family days are a very important part of the camp experience. The campers come here to get to know Finnish culture and everyday life, and do not for example assume to have their own room. On Monday and Tuesday KONE will organize activities for the campers, in which the host families’ children can join too. This means that the parents can go to work knowing that their children are looked after and having a good time. The campers have at least elementary English skills and you can also wish for the youngster to speak some other language(s). There will be an organized joint start for Monday’s and Tuesday’s activities and we are more than eager to help you with the camper’s transportation. KONE Global Youth Camp is a unique company-sponsored event and an amazing opportunity for you and your family to get to know a new culture and to make friends across the world!

Fill the host family application form: (in Finnish) (in English)

Program Friday July 22 Arrival at Helsinki Airport, host families and staff meet campers

Saturday July 23 – Sunday July 24 Host family day (free program & voluntary KONE events).

Monday July 25 Hyvinkää Day. KONE arranged activities, e.g. team tasks and getting to know each other

Tuesday July 26 Helsinki Day. KONE arranged program, e.g. city sightseeing and a visit to Linnanmäki amusement park

Wednesday July 27 Campers depart to Janakkala camp facilities in the morning

Saturday July 30 Voluntary host family afternoon in Janakkala. Welcome!

Sunday July 31 Campers depart straight to the airport and go home.

If you have any questions or thoughts about hosting campers, feel free to contact us at


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