Extreme centr karabin
making eternal impact
Karabin. How it’s all began
LET'S INTRODUCE OURSELVES!
Extreme Center Karabin is a team of professionals who love extreme sports, society, children and family. By combining our efforts, we create a platform for the movement of camps for new generation in Ukraine. We offer kids and teenagers an active rest, full of extreme and sport activities. Our team strives to do everything to ensure that each participant feels safe, being in a creative and spiritual atmosphere, and most importantly in the circle of friends. Our key principle is Safety. We work with the best teams of the country, dedicated people, people who have "talent from God", real professionals. Children and teenagers who have visited our camps at least once, always want to come back to us - it warms our hearts and motivates us to work even harder.
If you look at the history as a time map, we can see that each of those who is a part of the team Karabin now, took an active life position and was useful to the community, since 2005. Everyone was developing with his dynamics and specifics; someone was coaching a sports team, someone was developing charity through social projects, and someone was working in the field of recreation. Sport unites, develops and expands new opportunities! Thus, being in different organizations several different teams united in a coalition, without official forms of partnership, but in spirit, united around a dream - to create a lot of sports teams, where each athlete will develop comprehensively.
We continued to create active recreation projects, as a response to the need for a lack of quality leisure, conducting sports campuses, festivals and other events aimed at quality leisure for the whole families.
Having changed the place of residence and having gathered from different cities of Ukraine to the capital, we organized our first outdoor project for 10 days, taking about 90 children on the sea to the camp.
There were three more overnight camps, which were visited by more than 400 children. The names of that camps were: "Egypt", "Treasure Island", "Peacemaker". There were also five hikes for children. There was the other one project, which has become significant in our friendship and the formation of relations between the teams, is a fan zone in Kiev during the European Football Championship. After that the more projects we organized, the more we dreamed together of creating something indicative. We were praying and asking God to make this dream come true. We were dreaming of creating a center that would become the place where we could make the eternal impact to kids, teenagers and families.
It was Fall 2014, we stood on the territory, which was overgrown and empty, and on the outskirts there was a garbage dump. We were there, looking around, dreaming that this land would become a piece of paradise. We acquired this land with the help of our friends and partners. We gave our all accumulated funds, and proceeded to plan the next season.
The territory was not fenced, there was no drinking water and no light, there was not a single structure or even a foundation, but no matter what, we started preparing for the summer we knew that God blessed us so we was impossible to stop. A few more of our friends responded to Gods call and donated, we used that money for construction of extreme stations, and entertainment on the water for making time in the camp Karabin unforgettable for our campers. The GALAXY project was the first in the history of the Extreme Center "Karabin". It was an incredible summer, when we had more than 400 children. Among the children were orphans and immigrants from Donbass, and Crimea, this year was difficult for Ukraine and we were very happy to serve the children who lost their parents, relatives, homes, who had to leave everything and move to a new place. More than a hundred young volunteers worked to create a bright summer. Local businessmen, churches, public organizations also responded to the cry for help, and contributed their part to the renovation of the territory and for campers.
The enormity of previous summer was very inspiring for us and we began to prepare plan for the next summer, we started to think about larger project that was part of the celebration of the Olympics in Brazil in 2016. The project was named "RIO". Starting the season with the preparation of 150 leaders, we had 7 different camp that season. We accepted 703 children, among whom were children from boarding schools, children from the red zone (the line of fire in the Donbass), as well as the children of the dead soldiers. The first architectural structures appeared on the Karabin territory, communications began to develop, electricity, a well with water appeared, a dining room was constructed, and first two wooden houses. This season was a big test for the team, a year of lessons and mistakes.
Motivated and inspired by God, we continue to form a Karabin team and to develop the territory. This season we meet with 29 different activities for our campers. Every camper and his family in our hearts.
Karabin today is:
- good quality rest for kids and teenagers
- volunteer movement
- platform for creating the camp program for comprehensive development of our campers
- partnership of camps and teams
- social responsibility
- new skills, safety and family