11th edition of two weeks lasting English Summer Camp, happened in Żelistrzewo near Puck in August 02-15, 2014. This time 35 kids from Pomeranian participated in it. Main topic of last edition was robots.
During two weeks time children had an occasion to create on their own small robots, which were presented in a race in the labirynth during closing ceremony. Everything from the very beginning till the end was a masterpiece of children with help of volunteers and camp crew. Even English classes were enslaved by robots. Children by playing different games enriched their language and broaden English grammar knowledge having fun at the same time.
Besides robots-related workshops there were other interesting activities. All days on the camp were fulfilled with unforgettable workshops led by our wonderful volunteers, which made sure that the offer for kids has a variety of options, is interesting and encourage them to learn and develop new skills, passions, sports as well as art ones.
The weather was also good, which fostered not only for the trips to the beach, but also other attractions, one of the most interesting was definitely a visit in Indian village and sleeping in wigwams. Volunteers’ creativity exceeded kids expectations, who were going to sleep every night with a smile on their faces. They had an opportunity for the first time to learn Kendo – Japanese martial art and try themselves in it. Players from Rugby Arka Gdynia club organized training for kids, and Jeppesen’s volunteers unforgettable run and activities with flights simulator.
We didn’t miss the educational elements. Besides everyday 3-hours English classes, children participated also in the workshops sponsored by Auraeko about electro rubbish and first aid training delivered by Thomson Reuters’ employees. During the International Day children met with representatives from Finland, China, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom and learn more about culture in those countries.
According to the rule ‘something nice for everyone’ organized were as well different art workshops, among them creating jewelry, glycerol soaps, even architectural designing, during which was created a unique construction from seemingly unnecessary materials.
Above mentioned and other activities, as well as the whole camp we were able to organize thanks to big group of engaged volunteers, sponsors and partners. The biggest successes of the last edition were gaining a donation from Gdańsk Town Hall and crowdfunding money collection at www.wspolnyprojekt.pl that ended with needed amount for creating robots. We were able to find seven new sponsors: AIC, Jeppesen, Microsystem, InterMarine Group, Kemira, Koli and Speednet. The event was sponsored for another time by companies & organizations: Auraeko, ABSL, Rotary Sopot International, WNS, Metsa, HK Finance, among them was Thomson Reuters, which was a sponsor for the 10th time.
We would like to thank everyone who was engaged and supported English Summer Camp 2014, especially to volunteers who with great engagement since May devoted their free time to make it happened, so that 36 children spent wonderful two weeks of holidays.