A Basque in Boise

Udaleku 2014 registration begins March 1

nabo_logo_2Every year since the early 1970′s N.A.B.O., in conjunction with one of the Basque clubs, has organized Udaleku, a two-week Basque Culture Summer Camp. Participants have an opportunity to learn more about their Basque heritage while having fun and making new friends.

This year’s edition, is hosted by the Elko club in Elko. Camp will begin on June 22 and conclude on July 4th. Last year, the Udaleku took place in Bakersfield, California.

During this time kids will be introduced to Basque language, dance, sports, culture, cuisine, mus, and txistu while getting to know other kids, from not only other Basque clubs, but often from the Basque Country as well. Campers are housed with local families allowing them to get to know how people live in different communities as well.

If you would like your child to participate in Udaleku this year, here is all you need to know.

Udaleku 2014 

Where: Elko, Nevada

When: June 22 to July, 4, 2014

Ages: 10-15 years old (must be 10 years old by June 22, 2014)

Theme of the Camp: Bizkaia

Registration:  Online at www.nabasque.org on March 1 at 6:00PM, PST (7:00PM MST)

NOTE: the Elko club is only able to house/accept 40 participants outside of the Elko area, so early registration is imperative. Last year, NABO received 110 applications in less than 30 minutes.

Cost: $375 per child

Applications will be in two parts this year.  A short initial application that will establish the entry list to camp. Then, there will be a more complete application which will be sent out to those who are accepted to camp, along with an invoice that will have to be paid in full within 5 days to lock in the spot.

One application per family, instead of one application per child as in the past.

Children must have health insurance through their family to participate

Main contact: Teresa Franzoia (teresafranzoia@gmail.com, 775-771-1506)

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