English Summer Camps for Kids
Description: The workcamp is organized by the NGO Parents and Children of Kadan (RADKA) which provides a variety of services for families with children (maternal, swimming, volunteer, social and educational centres, more on: www.radka.kadan.cz). During summer holidays RADKA organizes suburban and outdoor camps for children of different ages. There will be 2 such camps during the workcamp i the urban one in the 1st week in Kadan and the outdoor one in the 2nd week near a small village of Kotvina. RADKA wants to bring international dimension to the camps and enable children to practise English. That s why international volunteers are invited for 5th time. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the preparation and running of an interesting intercultural program in both camps.
Type of Work: During 1st week, you will work at the suburban camp in the premises of RADKA. Children stay at the camp from 8am to 4pm but they sleep at home. You will mainly work with children (preparing games, arts, dancing activities and interactive English lessons). During the outdoor camp (2nd week) you will help with the all-day program managed by RADKA s organizers. The program will include trips, swimming, sports competitions, campfire, night games, etc. You will get involved in the sports games and other activities (including daily routine tasks such as cleaning, etc.). In both camps you will be asked to present your countries and to prepare playful English lessons for kids. Please bring your favourite games, music and other ideas and most of all - lots of energy.Study part: You will learn to prepare a program for children and see an example of how children camps are organized in the Czech Republic. You will meet the local community from Kadan, especially during the final international party for children and their parents. You will have an opportunity to present your home towns/countries in an interactive way. You will meet volunteers of European Voluntary Service hosted by RADKA on regular basis.
Accommodation: 1st week: local youth club i 2 rooms with sleeper sofas, a kitchen and a bathroom. There is also wi-fi internet. You will prepare your own breakfasts and dinners as a group; lunches will be provided in a restaurant. 2nd week: campsite with tents, no electricity, no internet, limited access to hot water, dry toilets. Bring sleeping bag, a mat and some warm clothes You will be provided full board by the camp cooks (vegetarian meals are not always possible).
Requirements: During the workcamp, you will spend a lot of time with children aged 9-14. This is why we require a short motivation letter, a certificate of good conduct and a medical form. We look for communicative and creative volunteers. Please note that children have different levels of English, so you will have to use non-verbal communication too. The workcamp is suitable for non-smokers. Smoking is not allowed on the premises. No alcohol allowed near children. Please note you will also work at the weekends but you will get some days off during the week instead.
Approximate Location: First, the historical town of Kadan (20,000 inhabitants), in West Bohemia, not far from the Ore Mountains and then the campsite near the village of Kotvina (about 15 km from Kadan). There is a beautiful countryside around Kadan.Leisure time: During your stay in Kadan, you will have many possibilities to spend your free time i visiting the town of Kadan and its monuments, visiting cultural events, trips to the countryside, swimming, doing sports. During the outdoor camp, you will have 1 day off when you can organize an excursion to Karlovy Vary or Loket Castle. Apart from that you will be able to spend your free time at the campsite and in the surrounding (relaxing, swimming, walks, visit of nearby sights-).
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