Category: Workshops

First week of English Summer Camp 2018

First days of ESC 2018

The first week of English Summer Camp, full of activities and fun, behind us! So it’s time, to sum up this great period, and there’s a lot to describe 🙂
It started very actively, after fast integration, we’ve played team games and great excursions by a reliable Survival Adventure Squad team. The first day has already been described in detail so we will not describe it in detail, we invite you to read the article HERE.

The second day of the camp’s adventure was dedicated to project management thread. Thanks to Design Thinking workshops organized by Ewa Kusio and led by Kasia and Damian, children were able to combine fun with the profession of Project Manager in an interesting and accessible way. Their task was to design the perfect cup, you could feel a competition in the air! A little bit later, in the evening, Zielona Szarlota was visited by Ada, who introduced children to the secrets of PM.

One common feature of all the days of the camp so far (apart from the great humor of the participants 😉) was the game called Mafia. Everyone has got into this card game and it became an inseparable ritual accompanying us to this day. One of the kids, Łukasz, turned out to be an outstanding leader of the game, who perfectly introduced us to the climate and built proper tension, a perfect speaker!

​Fantastic Adventure

Once upon a time in a fantasy land, there was a terrible volcano eruption! Lava streams and hailstones made a great Rainbow Bridge break into tiny pieces. Fortunately, not all is lost! The Magic Dwarfs asked for help from the Sleep Baron, who, along with the helpers from #ESC2018, went to search for scattered parts of the bridge.

We spent another two days at the camp in such a climate. The plot sounds as if it were taken out of the bestselling fantasy book! All thanks to the extraordinary people from the Projekt: Snem Pisane, who together with Creative Sight Studio and LUMOS Agencja Artystyczna provided us with a lot of excitement while creating this wonderful universe. Searching for treasures in the forest, bidding for mysterious boxes, flea market, and board games – there was no time for boredom!

One day we were visited by a group of extraordinary people from Metsa Group SSC, they have been with us for many years and every year they prepare new attractions for children. This time it was the construction of kites. It was a real showpiece of creativity and technical skills, which resulted in great, colorful constructions flying through the sky! Finally, our guests organized a game in which children faced rebukes, riddles, Sudoku and other puzzles!

English Summer Camp is not only about teaching English, project work and fun. It is also an opportunity to show children that they are also responsible for the world around us. For many years, AURAEKO company, which is dedicated to the recovery of electronic equipment, has been helping us with this. What do you do with an outdated smartphone? Can a broken refrigerator just throw away? For such questions, children respond during workshops. We believe that together with the children this knowledge will go into a world where it will be less electronic wastes from year to year! 😃

​Here comes the weekend!

After a week, everyone’s favorite part of the week came, by that we obviously mean a weekend! But you shouldn’t be worried, we are not complacent. On Friday, Piotr Bucki explained to the children what to do to create thrilling stories. We also had the opportunity to play Kubba, as well as threatening Viking Chess! Ewa continued to learn how to manage projects through Design Thinking. During the weekend, our children had a huge variety of different exercises, we have prepared a variety of activities such as karate lessons or learning how to tie sailing knots. Outdoor activities were still on run, but it’s too obvious to even talk about it ;).

As you can easily see, people in the camp are not vain and they struggle with various adventures day by day. In this place, we would like to invite you to visit our Facebook page, where we post updated information about the course. Now it’s time for us to go enjoy ourselves during  English Summer Camp 2018!

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Design Thinking Workshop
Design Thinking Workshop

One of the benefits of being a volunteer is the opportunity to participate in training and workshops. Last week English Camp volunteers participated in the “Design Thinking” workshop prepared by Agnieszka Kaim and Piotr Wojter.

Volunteers have the opportunity to get to know the basics of this method and go through the whole Design Thinking process. Materials for creative work have served the true challenges of the English Camp project.

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We start the English Summer Camp 2017!
We start the English Summer Camp 2017!

Saturday, March 25, we spent together in planning workshops, starting the English Summer Camp 2017!

A group of energetic volunteers gathered in Gdynia to plan and begin work on the next edition of the English Camp!

The planning workshop was started by Ada Grzenkowicz – Program Manager English Camp, bringing together the structure and operation of PMI Gdańsk Branch and the new Project Manager ESC 2017 – Karolina Pełka.

The next part was led byPiotr Wojtera Agile Coach with many years of experience, currently working at Nordea. Piotr introduced participants to the world of project management, explained what Agile Project is, SCRUM and how we will use Scrum to work on the English Camp project.
The workshop led by Peter was an inspiring experience for the Volunteers of the ESC 2017.

After a fantastic introduction into the design world, Project Manager ESC 2017 presented the idea of the camp and the groups where the team will be working, and then began planning the nearest Sprint.

Thanks to the leaders and participants 🙂

Promises successful cooperation!

If you want to join us – you still have a chance to welcome us!

We learn all the time – leadership workshops! :)
We learn all the time – leadership workshops! :)

English Summer Camp is a great adventure, but also a source of great knowledge and experience in project management. On June 4, volunteers had the opportunity to participate in a leadership workshop led by experienced PM (12 years of practice, PMP certification) and a longtime brave volunteer English Camp for Children – Piotr Wojtera. We learned a lot about how to build highly effective teams, motivating and resolving conflicts. Piotr presented us with different leadership styles and ways to use them effectively.

Thank you for your time, energy and atmosphere! 🙂 I know we will use it right now or in the future.

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English Summer Camp 2016 – planning workshop
English Summer Camp 2016 – planning workshop

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, a planning workshop we begin preparations for the jubilee, 20th edition of ENGLISH CAMP!

We warmly invite all English Camp enthusiasts to become volunteers for the English Summer Camp 2016. The planning workshop will take place in Gdynia, ul. Silesia 23/25 – Thomson Reuters building at 10:00. This will be the first volunteer meeting that will launch the next edition of English Summer Camp.

Please confirm your attendance by April 20, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Project Manager English Summer Camp 2016 Milena Henszke (milena.henszke@pmi.org.pl).

Workshops with Jeppesen Poland – ESC 2015
Workshops with Jeppesen Poland – ESC 2015
Jeppesen Poland employees came to “Green Grasshopper” with a whole lot of attractions. They had two main goals by choosing their activities: they wanted the children to see the effects of their work, and also for the group to engage in fun activities that help build social bonds.

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Workshop on Project Management
Workshop on Project Management
On Tuesday, August 11th participants of English Summer Camp 2015 started work on the project of building a sports and recreation center from LEGO blocks.

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The English Summer Camp 2015 has started!
The English Summer Camp 2015 has started!
On 16 May at the Thomson Reuters headquarters in Gdynia about 15 volunteers started work on the English Summer Camp 2015 project (ESC 2015).

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ESC 2015 – planning workshop
ESC 2015 – planning workshop
We warmly invite all English Camp enthusiasts to become volunteers for English Summer Camp 2015. The planning workshop will take place on May 16, 2015 in Gdynia, ul. Silesian 23/25 – Thomson Reuters building at 9:00. This will be the first volunteer meeting that will start the next English Summer Camp.

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English Winter Camp 2015 Project Kick Off!
English Winter Camp 2015 Project Kick Off!

English Winter Camp 2015 is coming!

Planning Workshop Agenda – 25.10.2014 in Thomson Reuters. See you!