Information about the campus
Premises of the Strazdumuiza Residential School- Training Centre for Blind and Visually Impaired children
Our school consists of 2 joined buildings- school building and dormitory building. Dormitory building has its own entrance, but usually guests use the main entrance of school building also to go to the dormitories.
The main entrance is open from 8.00- 22.00, it is locked later, but person on duty will stay at the door also during the night. If you return to school later than 22.00, you must ring the door bell, and the person on duty will let you in.
The ICC 2014 participants and staff will be accommodated in the dormitories of the school. You don’t leave the building to reach the rooms of workshops- buildings of school and dormitories are connected in the 1st floor.
We kindly ask you to leave the room in the same state as you enter them. If you find any malfunctioning or damaged equipment in your room or anywhere around the camp premises, do not hesitate to let us know. We can only fix what we know about.
We have laundry service in our school. It will be open from 8.00- 9.00 every day except of weekends. If you need to wash any of your personal clothes, you must collect them in any packet or bag, add your name, and you or your NC must bring them to laundry room. You will get back your clothes washed next day in laundry room.
If you deliver your clothes for washing on Friday, you get them back after the finishing of workshops.
Your bed clothing and towels will be changed on August 7 (excursion day). So, before the breakfast you have to take off the sheet from the bed, the pillowcase from the pillow, put the sheet and the cover in the pillowcase. We kindly ask the NCs to collect all the „filled pillowcases” of their group and bring them to the laundry room. The clean bedclothes will be put on your beds when you return from the excursion. You will have to put on sheets and covers yourself.
Emergency exits of the dormitory building are situated et the right end (if you enter from the stairs) of corridors in the floors 2-4. In the 1st floor the emergency exit is at the exit to school building. From all floors you can exit the building using the main exit.
The emergency exits of the school are the main entrance and the entrances at both sides of the school at the side stairs.
Cleaning of the rooms
Your rooms in the dormitory will be checked by the Office-cleaner once a day. He will clean your trashbins and wash the floor if necessary.
The nurse will be available 24 hours during all the days of camp. If you need any medical help, you will get it in Room 115. which is situated in the 1st floor of the school building (close to main entrance).
There is the park situated behind the dormitory building. You can reach it through the main entrance of the dormitory building or gate of the yard which is situated on the right side of the school building (if you face the main entrance of the school).
We are glad that so many participants have accepted our invitation and we are sure we will have a lot of fun with all of you coming from so many different countries. In order to have an easy and agreeable stay together, we would like to ask you to follow a few rules:
The ICC campus as premises of Strazdumuiza Residential School- Training Centre for Blind and Visually Impaired children is an educational environment. As it is a place to teach and learn, we kindly ask you to keep alcoholic drinks away from the ICC campus and accommodation. Please note that even if in your home country you may be allowed to consume alcohol, according to the laws of Latvia you must not consume alcoholic drinks if you are under 18 years of age, but you can purchase alcoholic drinks only if you are 21. Alcoholic drinks will not be available on the premises of the camp. If you are planning to go to town to get traditional Latvian beer, please make an arrangement with your national coordinator.
According to the laws of Latvia it is forbidden to smoke on the premises of public buildings or within 50 meters around them. If you urgently need to have a cigarette, we kindly ask you to use the designated areas in the yard and to extinguish your cigarette in an ashtray (volunteers will show you that certain place). We would like to ask you to respect the laws of Latvia: Persons under 18 years of age are not permitted to smoke at all.
IT Basic information on ICT
WiFi Access in dormitories
There is WiFi access in the dormitories. It is a Hidden Network, that means the network does not broadcast.
If you are not sure on how to do this, please consult www.7tutorials.com/how-connect-hidden-wireless-networks or contact one of our technicians.
The network name (SSID) is Project
Password is Project4Strazdumuiza
WiFi Access in school
Please consult technicians on site for information!
Printing and copy services (black-print, Braille)
If you would like to make copies or print document(s), do not hesitate to come to camp office. We can produce black-print as well as Braille prints in reasonable amounts.
Contact camp office also if you would like to have your own copy of tactile documents (maps etc.) provided.
General time schedule
Sun, Aug. 3
Arrival day Meeting in Assembly hall at 19.00
Mon, Aug. 4
Tue, Aug. 5
Wed, Aug. 6
Thu, Aug. 7
Meeting in lobby at 8.00, buses will leave school at 8.30 without delay
If you don’t manage, you won’t go to excursion;
Breakfast from 7.00 - 8.20
Please take swimming suits / towels, we will spend some time on the beach.
Fri, Aug. 8
Sat, Aug. 9
Sun, Aug. 10
Mon, Aug. 11
Workshop day / Farewell party - Assembly hall at 19.00
Tue, Aug. 12
Meals on workshop days
7.30 - 8.30 Main shift
9.00 - 9.30 Staff not involved in WS
11.30 - 12.00 Staff not involved in WS
12.00 - 13.30 Main shift
17.00 - 19.00 Main shift
18.00 - 19.00 Staff not involved in activities
10.15 - 11.00
15.15 - 16.00
Leisure time activities
You can register for any leisure time at your National Coordinator who will have to announce your selection to us past the coordinators meeting each day during the lunch break. Please do not miss to let your coordinator know your choice in time.
ICC contact details
Important phone numbers
If you need assistance or have questions and can’t find anyone near you the following contacts will help you further. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone whenever you need our assistance.
Organisation and assistance at the camp:
School / host
Ligita Geida - Tel.: +371 29449576
Ieva Klive - Tel: +371 26475159
Ugis Kruklins - Tel.: +371 2873089
Printing and accessible material
Tereza Landra - Tel.: +371 22093998
Organisation Assoc. ICC
Andrea Petz - +43 664 60 2468 864
To make our camp more safe and organized we have help from volunteers. Every group will have 1 volunteer „attached”. He/she will try to do his/her best with any support that can be necessary. Our volunteers will have yellow T- shirts to be better recognized.
If you are not able to differentiate colours, please just let someone know you would like to meet a volunteer, member of staff, or another participant. Our assistants are usually just round the corner and will be happy to help you find the right person. Also, you can always find someone from the organising team in the camp office, which is in the 1st floor on your way to dormitory building.
You can reach the center of city and the closest shopping centre by buses Nr. 14 (stops at the school), Nr. 40 and tram Nr.6, 3 (volunteers will explain or show how to find the Stops).
You can go to the seaside by bus Nr. 29 (takes about 1 hour) (volunteers will explain or show how to find the Stop).
Tickets can be bought directly in the bus for 1,20€ each (one direction, one way).
At the terminal station of the tramway and the bus line 29 an designated kiosks / shops, you can buy them for about 0,60€.
Check here or directly at the company for information, also on timetables and transports available.
Safety and security
Please not: Neither ICC nor we as host can take over any responsibility and liability for lost, disappeared or damaged personal belongings. Take care on it and also advice your group to do so!
As we all know very well, the ICC consists of many individuals with different needs and preferences. What it means for all of us is that we need to respect each other and make an occasional compromise. Please respect your peers and their needs. If you need help or assistance, please do not hesitate to ask for it.
Thank you for respecting these rules!