Category: ESC

ESC 2013 Newsletter
ESC 2013 Newsletter

A newsletter with a summary of almost all the activities and events that took place during ESC 2013 is already available. We strongly encourage you to read it 🙂

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Conservation workshop with CMM
Conservation workshop with CMM
During the camp children had the opportunity to take part in conservation workshops conducted by the Centralne Muzeum Morskie.
ESC 2013 Camp ending

Everything which is good, is ending quickly. On Monday, August 19, there was an official closing ceremony of English Summer Camp 2013.

On that solemn day our children had the opportunity to present their own projects – blog posts that were the result of the two – weeks work during the camp! We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the content on our blog here.

Children also received awards for good performance in the English lessons, for good behavior and for their commitment. No one could leave empty-handed, so the children received awards for their work and for their involvement in all activities. The main prize for 12 children will be educational trip to Warsaw at the beginning of October.

Thanks were also passed to the organizers and to the people and institutions involved in the organization of the camp. We will miss the camp participants of ESC 2013. We hope that participation in the camp motivated children to learn English, helped them to discover new passions and above all, was a time of fun.

Photography Workshops – August 13th
Photography Workshops – August 13th

Children on the camp had a main project, which was creating a blog; besides blog workshops they also had photography workshops.

Adriana Grzenkowicz and Magdalena Nagórska, on August 13 showed children how to make photos. They also did some short photo session.

The main goal of that event was primarily to raise awareness to the children, that no matter what we use to make photos, but the important is how we perceive reality and what we show on our pictures. We encourage you to check out our gallery from that day.

Decoupage and Hand Made Jewelry workshops
Decoupage and Hand Made Jewelry workshops

Metsa Group from Gdansk organized decoupage and handmade jewelry workshops.

All the kids happily participated, and actively decorated wooden boxes and bookmarks with paper napkins. They also had a chance to make necklaces, bracelets, key chains and felt cases for their cell phones.

The organizers of that event admitted, that at first, they were a bit afraid, if activities prepared by them will be warmly welcomed by the participants. As it turned out, quite unnecessarily! With big smiles on their faces, everybody was very engaged and creative, no matter what age or gender. All the kids found something of their interest, and no one left the workshop without anything.

A goodbye party was held in the evening, and we are sure that most of the kids appeared in their new jewelry.

Circus Workshop – August 17th
Circus Workshop – August 17th

On August 17, Magdalena Ostrach together with her friends from Pass Factory and other volunteers organized circus workshops.

At the beginning we’ve split into small groups and created several “corners” where children learn various circus tricks. The aim of our workshops was to encourage the children to be active, creative and cooperative. It was also important to show them, how they can develop their motor skills and hand- eye coordination on many excited, entertained ways like: Balls & Rings Juggling, Flower Stick Balance and Spinning, Plates Spinninm, Slack line walking, Unicycle riding.

Amazing how fast the children learnt how to walk on thin slack line, ride a unicycle and spin the plates without falling them off.

Some very patient participants have spent a lot of time to learn successfully some juggling tricks.

At the end all of the children helped us to pack the equipment. It was really amazing day.

Adventurers Club
Adventurers Club

In the beautiful and sunny Wednesday afternoon, participants of English Summer Camp 2013 met with the instructors’ of Adventurers Club so that the children could experience incredible summer adventure. The fun started with the sphere ball. Special construction allowed us to forget about gravity and roll up in a big ball in different ways.

A great opportunity to overcome fear and take a climbing competition was inflatable climbing wall construction. Here everyone could try themselves their strength and step by step reach out 7 meters above the ground. It was another day of a great fun, smile and a lot of positive impressions.

Photoshop and Blog Workshops
Photoshop and Blog Workshops

Dorota Słoniecka created a Blog Workshop and helped with Photoshop workshop during English Summer Camp 2013.

Kids were just amazing – all of them composed their own Blog and wrote first note – with pictures and all kind of text formatting included. They all proved to be smarter than I could even imagine.

After workshop, some of them showed their interest in blogging. What amazed Dorota, was that some kids admitted that they loved the classes and it was very absorbing for them. Thanks to those workshop new blog posts were created, and you can find them all here.

Children were running the blog all time during the camp. All of this was just stunning, fantastic experience!

Summary of Camp ESC 2013
Summary of Camp ESC 2013

The tenth edition of the Summer Camp English Summer Camp was completed on 20 August. The end of the camp, however, is just the beginning of the road for both children and volunteers who hopefully get the most out of this great initiative. We managed to give children a smile and make it possible for them to live their dream vacation. This camp proved to be a great adventure not only for children. Volunteers involved in the project also gained a lot of interesting experiences. We learned from each other as well as from our charges. Together we discovered new horizons, we made a great friendship. First of all, it makes our project unique, and the most unique are the people taking part in each stage, both the preparation phase, the camp period, and the camp itself.

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Fitness classes – August 18th

On Sunday, 18th August Agata Górecka came to Summer Camp located in Szarlota to present some fitness techniques and to show we can join fitness elements to create a full choreography which could be familiar for them from the music clips.

Her main goal was to have fun together and sport activities outside. The weather was great, so all of us enjoyed time on the fresh air.  They started with some basic moves and after some time we started to join them.

Till the end of fitness morning “survived” group of kids which were really involved in choreography and wanted to add extra steps over and over again. They had fun, good mood and skills of children were impressive – they learnt really quickly. The training was finalized with the short show for the rest of camp participants.