YOTA Croatia 2022

The 2022 Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) summer camp will be held in Croatia in the city of Karlovac, not far from the capital city of Zagreb.

The Croatian Amateur Radio Association (HRS) will be hosting the event, which will take place from 6-13 August 2022. This is a chance in a lifetime for young RSGB Members to represent their country and national society.

The main theme of the week will be the train-the-trainer (TTT) programme, and participants will be working on the future of amateur radio. They will join workshops where they will gain skills to start similar amateur radio youth events when they return home.

There will also be time to enjoy operating the latest amateur radio equipment, both locally and remotely, kit-building and visiting the seaside and the capital city. Since there will be many nationalities involved, there will be cultural elements throughout the event including an Intercultural Evening where participants bring food and drinks from their home country to share.

Previous events have shown that all participants have an unforgettable week, where many new friendships are started. There is a photo gallery and video clips on the YOTA website

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in meeting other young amateurs, supporting local and regional YOTA activities, and developing ideas regarding the future of amateur radio.

We are looking for Team Members who must:

  • Be members of the RSGB, aged between 15 and 25
  • Preferably not have been a participant at previous YOTA camps
  • Hold a current passport that enables travel to Croatia
  • Be willing to pay £50 towards the cost of the trip – all other costs will be covered
  • Be willing to be active and contribute to planning and delivering activities for young amateurs in their region on their return
  • Actively support the RSGB Youth Team on their return
  • Maintain a log of events attended during the camp and actively provide social media updates every day of the trip

We are also looking for a Team Leader who must be:

  • An RSGB Member, aged between 18 and 30
  • Eager to organise amateur radio-related youth events on return to the UK
  • Able to organise travel arrangements for the whole Team
  • Able to motivate a team of young people and support all Team Members to engage as fully as possible during the camp and afterwards
  • Able to act in loco parentis for any Team members under the age of 18

For an application form or an informal chat please email youth.champion@rsgb.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Sunday 8 May 2022.