The Northern Camp, actually the Estonian Defense Forces Pechory Northern Camp, was founded in the 1920s on the shores of Lake Õrsava, just south of Värska. It served as a summer training center for the defense forces, where cavalry and artillery from all over Estonia came to train. All of the camp buildings were built by soldiers themselves. There were barracks for soldiers, but also horse stables, officers' homes, a canteen, and a great casino or camp house. Most buildings have since been destroyed, but the soldiers barracks and some dwellings have survived. You can order a Northern Camp-themed program from the Värska Farm Museum.