The full article from the 23 October edition of Pärnu Postimees can be read (in Estonian) in .pdf format here.
The festival aimed to encourage the youngsters to think differently and independently, bringing together subjects which at first seemed incompatible, such as dance and physics, or music and maths. The students were assisted by experts from Estonia and the Nordic countries. The festival culminated in a performance entitled 'A day at school'.
"The idea behind C.A.M.P. sprang from a creative forum which highlighted the need for creative and innovative teaching methods – not just in Estonia, but in the Nordic countries as well," explained Eha Vain, a cultural adviser with the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Estonia. "For kids to make a real breakthrough in life they need to be taught at school how to be independent, curious, empathic and analytical by bringing different areas together. It brings fun and excitement into the classroom."
C.A.M.P. took its inspiration from the now traditional youth culture carnival in Finland. One of the workshops in Pärnu was led by Mikael Andresson, the man behind the carnival.
Contributing to the successful organisation of C.A.M.P. were Sütevaka Secondary School of Humanities in Pärnu and the Union of Local Governments of Pärnu County.