Every 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 will be in San Francisco, California. Camp will begin on June 21 and conclude on July 3. Last year, Udaleku took place in Elko, Nevada.
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.
Where: San Francisco, California
When: June 21 to July, 3, 2015
Ages: 10-15 years old (must be 10 years old by September 1, 2015 and 15 through August 31, 2015).
Director: Valerie Arrechea
NOTE: Children must have health insurance through their family.
Camp participants will spend the day learning everything about Basque culture: Dance, Txistu, Euskara, Cooking, Mus, Pilota and Culture. We are planning outings that will include trips to the park, bowling, movie nights, and a picnic mid camp.
Udaleku Applications will be a two part process. Please fill in and submit the form below (Intent to Participate). To simplify the process we request that one Intent be submitted per family. This will create an entry list.
An invoice and full application along with instructions for payment will be sent at a later date.
The cost of camp is $375 per student, paid in full upon receipt of invoice from NABO. Poxpolins will not be provided to students for txistu class. Students should bring their own, or can purchase one from N.A.B.O.
All payments will be accepted through Paypal. Please note that the refund policy has changed for Udaleku.
NABO President & Udaleku Chair
- Udaleku 2014 in Elko, Nevada
- Udaleku 2013 in Bakersfield, California
- Udaleku 2012 in Boise, Idaho
- Udaleku 2011 in San Franciscom California
- Udaleku 2011: a format change but a huge success
- International Udaleku in Ispaster, Bizkaia, during July 2014
- Basque soccer friendly coming to Boise on July 29, 2015 at Albertsons Stadium
- Basque teenage girls looking for host families this summer, maybe yours?