Little Summer School of Croatian Language and Culture

July 16 – 27, 2018


Organiser: Croatian Heritage Foundation
Location:  Novi Vinodolski

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Dear friends, great and small!

Did you know that the Little School of Croatian Language and Culture has been staged in continuity since 1993?
Did you know that, to date, over 1,000 children from over 30 countries have taken part?
Do you know what the Little School is all about? Find out in this short video!
Do you know what the Little School is all about? Find out in the report from Croatian Television and Little School Video 2014.
Do you know what the Spomenak is? Find out here!
Did you know that the Little School has a Facebook profile?


In the company of children your age and our cheerful trained teachers you will learn or improve your knowledge of Croatian language in our interesting daily workshops. And that`s just the beginning! Together we will embark on a journey through ancient Croatian history, talk to its heroes, stroll through magnificent landscapes nature blessed us with, meet interesting people, learn about the cultural legacy Croatian people have built and guarded for centuries.
In our Little School we will try the land and the sea with various sporting and other competitions, and in the evenings we will have fun dancing, singing and playing games. All this and many, many more happy moments in a safe, healthy and carefree environment supervised by experienced and reliable teachers.
The program is intended for children and teenagers of Croatian descent from around the world as well as for children of other nationalities-the present or future friends of Croatia.
This year s program is created for children aged from 9 - 16 years.

Red Cross Children s Resort

• Novi Vinodolski is a coastal summer vacation spot rich with cultural history.
• Surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, the resort building stair-steps
   toward the sea with its terraces, and its well-maintained beaches are just
   a stroll away.
• Two or three (six-bed) rooms have a joint bathroom.
• The resort has a suitable space for working and socializing, TV and VCR,
   library, reading room, spacious terraces and gardens.


Croatian language workshop (three levels, we will place participants according to their current language knowledge):
· beginners
· intermediate
· advanced

Creative workshops (depending on interest):
• Drama workshop
• Puppet workshop
• Journalist group
• Cultural and natural heritage
• Dance workshop
• Films workshop

Schedule of daily activities

8:00 wakeeee up time!!!
8:30 breakfast
9:00-10:30 morning activities
11:00 Swiming
13:00 lunch
13:30-14:30 siesta (free time)
14:30-16:00 afternoon activities
16:00 snack time

16:15-19:00 sunbathing, sporting competitions
19:30 dinner
20:00–20:30 reposal/walk/preparation for the evening events
20:30-22:30 entertainment-dancing, games…
22:30-23:00 getting ready to sleep
23:00 bedtime

Words alone cannot express the beauty and variety of what we have to offer.

So-come! We are certain that not only will you have a great time, but also make many new friends, future pen-pals from around the world. The gift of friendship is waiting for you.

And our gift to you will be the word and the image of our beautiful homeland.


- 11 days in Children`s Resort (four daily meals)
- Expert staff
- Educational, sporting and recreational activities
- Learning material
- Accident insurance for children (valid during transit and stay)
- Round-trip transportation Zagreb-Novi Vinodolski-Zagreb

The price: 300 €


1. Sending an application form
Once we have received your query, we will send you an application form. Please send the completed application form to the following address: Hrvatska matica iseljenika / Croatian Heritage Foundation, Trg Stjepana Radića 3, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia/Hrvatska, or our fax number ++ 385 1 61 11 522. Registration and the receipt of application forms will run until all places are filled or at the latest to June 4, 2018.

2. Payment
Once we have received the application form the applicant will be sent an invoice from the Croatian Heritage Foundation for the payment. The deposit 100 € should be paid at the latest by June 12, 2018; and the rest of the payment no later July 3, 2018. The applicant shall be officially registered for the School once the Croatian Heritage Foundation has received full payment.

If we have fewer than 25 applicants,the organizers reserve the right to cancel the program and refund the entire payment.

Departure from Zagreb - July 16, 2018 - afternoon
Return to Zagreb – July 27, 2018 - morning

The place and exact time of departure and return will be announced shortly before the School`s beginning.


Healthcare and children insurance

- We recommend that children take a basic health examination prior to their arrival in Croatia.
- All children must have health insurance for their stay in Croatia.
- Parents are kindly asked to send the necessary medical documentation for children with a history of health problems.
- Basic first aid is provided for at the facility and there is a community health centre in the immediate vicinity.
- During the transit and stay participants have insurance.
- The School and camp`s staff will be looking after the children.

Information for organized groups

TIME AND PLACE OF ARRIVAL - will be arranged by the Croatian Heritage Foundation and organizers from other countries. Arrival in Zagreb is possible a day earlier. In that case the participants must pay for their accomodation in Zagreb.

GUIDES - we recommend a young, experienced and responsible person who have experience working with children and who are capable of executing part of the planned program.

RESERVATIONS - for the group`s arrival and departure from Zagreb must be planned in time. The Croatian Heritage Foundation expects you to confirm the arrival of the group (the number of girls, boys and guides) by June 1, 2018. We expect you to register and pay your deposits at the same time.


We suggest that the children bring along:
pens, eraser, sharpener, crayons, brochures of their home towns, appropriate clothing and footwear (loafers, tennis shoes), windbreaker, rain coat/small umbrella, beach towel and personal towel, sun cap, adequately sun creame, toiletries, music or videotapes, CDs, DVDs, portable musical instruments (guitar,recorder,etc.), games (cards, etc.), photographs.



For further information and an application form, please contact:


Dept. of Education, Science and Sport
Lada Kanajet Šimić, prof.
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Trg S. Radića 3, 10000 Zagreb, CROATIA
tel.: (+385 1) 61 15 116
fax.: (+385 1) 61 11 522 

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