Camp Golden Gate

Camp Golden Gate

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Camp Golden Gate is the first international American summer camp at the Black Sea for teenagers aged 10 -18. It has participants from many countries like Denmark, Bulgaria, Austria, Spain, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Israel. All the teachers are Americans coming from different US states. The structure of the camp is: learning curriculum - 3 hours per day (Courses: Start a Startup/Digital Marketing, Nutrition, Art, Drama, Journalism and Creative Writing), combined with afternoon activities that are designed to develop both the mind and body. These include sports, arts and crafts, photography, cooking classes, beach sports activities and more. In the evening, there is a range of pursuits, which will increase leadership and networking skills, while enhancing a student's capacity to work with a diverse set of individuals. Every Saturday there will be an all-day excursion as well. The camp will run from July 2 to August 12. We are projecting a total of 40 participants per day for the duration of the camp. By providing an international setting combined with key innovated activities, Camp Golden Gate will not only foster a culture of social entrepreneurship for the development of the youth sector, but also promote cultural, social, and economic inclusion.

Description

Camp Golden Gate is an international American summer camp for teenagers aged 10 -18. In itself The Camp’s entrepreneurial approach is crafted to stimulate teens to improve their social, capacity building, and intellectual skills that will allow them to have a better understanding of the career sector they want to find a job in. The learning curriculum is 3 hours per day, 5 days per week. The courses were carefully drafted to add value to different aspects of the culture of entrepreneurship. There will be 6 different courses available: Start a Startup/Digital Marketing, Journalism, Drama, Art, Creative Writing and Nutrition. For example, the participants at the Start a Startup/Digital Marketing will learn what are the characteristics and philosophies of a start-up, the pros and cons of running a startup, how to define a “business model,” prototyping and business development, architecting a product, how simple models such as demand and supply are key for understanding market behaviors. Participants taking Journalism will learn how to polish a piece of writing in an attractive, inviting manner and how to put in writing complex business ideas in simple sentences so they are more commercial and easy for investors and firms to understand. Participants taking the Drama course will gain more confidence and will improve their public speaking skills. Participants taking Art will be challenged to think outside the box, to see and feel things around them with a different set of eyes, and to push their intellect to think in a creative way. Participants taking Creative Writing will be able to demonstrate originality, clarity of expression, and will have the ability to understand and express ideas in writing. And finally, participants taking nutrition will learn how to maintain a healthy life that embraces quality of life by creating a balance between work and personal life. Each participant is given the freedom to choose the courses they want. We believe in giving the participants the freedom of choice. We believe that learning should be organic and fun. All our courses will be taught by American teachers using interactive learning methodology. Interactive learning is a more hands-on, real-world process of relaying information in learning and non-learning specific settings. With interactive learning, students are invited to participate in the conversation, through technology, role-playing, or group exercises in class. From Monday through Friday, after lunch, all students get to choose an afternoon activity that they would like to take part in. We offer 16 different activities. The students will be able to choose different activities, such as arts and crafts, bowling, beach and much more. These activities are a fantastic way for students to explore and develop lifelong skills through a healthy environment that promotes fair competition and teamwork. All activities will require the students to communicate in English, come up with strategies to perform well, and organically develop strong friendships with students from all over the world. On Saturdays the participants will go on group excursions and on Sundayis free day. From Monday through Friday, 7 PM – 9 PM, all students will be divided into teams and paired with teachers and counselors. The objective of these activities is to bring the students together to accomplish a common goal. Each team member must find a way to cooperate and work together instead of doing their own thing. This is all about collaboration. Throughout the camp, the evening activities/games will help the campers to learn cooperation, improve communication and learn to trust others. The goal of the evening activities is to improve the confidence, self-esteem, and creativity of all students through the principles of team building and teamwork.

Target

Camp Golden Gate is a project structured around three key pillars: Innovative Courses, Afternoon Activities, and Evening Activities. These three core activities aim at creating an international network of young entrepreneurs capable of thinking outside the box and dynamic enough to understand the importance of work-life balance and teamwork as tools for transferable ideas across the global markets. Innovative Courses offer a variety of dynamic subjects that focus on Technology, Health, Entrepreneurship, and Art. The diversity of the curriculum aims at developing a learning environment that will allow the participants to become well-rounded and more knowledgeable about the global world in which they live. Afternoon Activities are a way for students to explore and develop lifelong skills through a healthy environment that promotes fair competition and teamwork. There will be 16 different activities available to help the participants understand the importance of a healthy life that promotes a balance between the body and mind. Evening Activities bring the participants together to accomplish a common goal on a daily basis. Throughout the camp, the evening activities will help the campers to learn cooperation, improve communication and learn to trust one another. There will be an emphasis on sharing and exchanging ideas.

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