From Monday through Friday, after lunch, all students get to choose an afternoon activity that they would like to take part in. The students will be able to choose a different activity each day. Throughout the three weeks of the camp, there will be 16 different afternoon activities on offer. Camp Golden Gate prides itself on the broad range of afternoon activities that will target the personal interest of all students. These activities are a fantastic way for students to explore and develop lifelong skills through a healthy environment that promotes fair competition and teamwork. Learning not only occurs in the classroom but also through the activities. 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.
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. Teens who have trouble with organization, planning, and adaptable thinking can benefit from watching how teammates approach problems. Those who struggle with social skills have a chance to practice working and communicating with new people in the form of peers. Positive interactions during team-building activities can boost self-esteem. Furthermore, students will understand through these activities that to be successful in life; one must know how to work in a team setting. There will be an emphasis on sharing and exchanging ideas as the key to personal and professional growth.
In the spirit of rewarding students for their hard work and to refresh their energy, on the first Saturday students will take part in an all-day excursion. All the campers and the entire staff will go together to relax and enjoy a day of fun. The students will be able to choose from one of the following exciting adventures: Jeep Safari, Paintball and Kamchia River Boat Trip
Playing paintball is like chess. Requires intelligence and concentration. Strategy is extremely important. Teach yourself and find in your leadership skills. It strengthens your capacity for teamwork.
Safety is our top priority. Thus, all the students will have Full professional equipment "Tippmann" , protective mask, jumpsuit, marker carbon dioxide filler, professional instruction and a Referee.
Exploring the forest can be an exciting experience! This will be an exotic trip with jeeps through a unique natural environment. Some of the activities in this excursion include: air gun shooting, a picnic at the forest, dancing, games, visiting a picturesque forest reserve, crossing rivers, and visiting a Bulgarian village; admiring its lovely quaint houses with flower gardens and pets. A picnic lunch style will be provided. The menu includes appetizers and barbecue roasted on the fire, dessert, and soft drinks. There will also be traditional music playing for the campers to dance and have fun with.
The Excursion offers you the natural beauty and the home-like atmosphere of the country home, where our host “Grandma Radka” will show you traditional local customs and serve you a delicious home-made lunch. The trip continues with a Boat trip on Kamchia River that goes through the The Kamchia Reserve.
Kamchia was declared a reserve by Decree No 14289 of 29 June 1951 of the Ministry of Forests. Because of its important environmental protection and ecological importance, in 1977 it was included in the global network of biosphere reserves as a part of the program “Human and Biosphere” of UNESCO for protection of the most representative ecological systems on the planet. The dense forests along the lower valley of Kamchia river are especially valuable for the reserve.