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 choose one or two from the following exciting adventures: Jeep Safari Adventure, Paintball and Karting Adventure, Dolphin Show, Pirate Boat Adventure, Aquamania, Trip To Palace And Botanical Gardens Of Balchik and Treasure Hunt
One of the best attractions the city of Varna offers to its guests is the Dolphinarium, the only one of its kind in Bulgaria. Within 45 minutes the intelligent dolphins will play, sing and dance for you. Varna Dolphinarium is the only attraction of its kind in Bulgaria. It is situated amidst the greenery of the Seaside Garden and offers a wonderful view of the sea. The building impresses with its futuristic structure and glass-and-aluminum front wall. The building itself is a light spatial structure shaped as a glass cube of walls 30 meters long and 14 meters high. Interesting is the fact that the earthworks at installation floor and pools were done after the bearing roof structure had been mounted.
Sea battle between the two ships, animation program, pirate masquerade and entertainment, food and drinks on board. A good activity for a hot day. Shortly after setting out to the open sea, you will be "attacked" by another ship that fires upon you. You return fire (water cannons) and after battling for a while, 4 pirates will hold the other ship at gunpoint (fake guns) and "steal” your valuables. There are also contest games. You might have to perform singing or dancing to get our stolen goods back.
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.
Varna Karting is the largest track in Bulgaria. Approved by the Bulgarian Federation of Karting Sports and yet its homologated by the International Federation Kart CIK / FIA. Each kart is equipped with a transponder, whose transmitter by radio signal reflects the number of karting. Never stay on the start / finish line, she picks up the transponder signal and measured to an accuracy of every 1 / 1000 sec. This is the same technology and equipment as in Formula 1. Students must be 16 years of age or older to participate in this excursion.
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.
True water magic is spread out on a territory of nearly 30,000 square meters within the resort of Albena Resort in Bulgaria. Aquamania waterpark spans on an area of around 5 football pitches with one-of-a-kind water attractions for adults and kids. Aquamania waterpark visitors are able to try the 4-lane 314-metre long ProRACER /each lane of 78.5 m length/ or climb the 20 meter high lifting tower, leading the riders to another adrenaline slide: the 183-meter long mega tube rafting slide called the MAMMOTH, with thrills the family can enjoy together. The 191-meter long Tornado, the one and only double Tornado in Europe, and the 77-meter long Free Fall. Aquamania delights you with rivers that sway around the shady trees (Lazy river), streams that dash in rocky canyons (Wild River), fountains exploding in color and forms and interior, carved in millennium rocks. Jets of water can be shot at targets, drop water bombs and special effects are triggered all around the park.Children enjoy a paradise of colorful playgrounds, water attractions of pint-sized versions of iconic thrill rides as the KIDZ Tornado, KIDZ Racer, KIDZ Twister, KIDZ Mini River, fascinating water effects and figures as the Turtle Space Deck /the Turtle Fountain/ and the Balboa Lagoon /Playground/ and many more.
Also known as the Summer Palace of Queen Marie, Balchik Palace sits along Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, together with a popular botanical garden. The palace was built for Queen Marie of Romania between 1926 and 1937, when Romania controlled the region. Designed by an Italian architect, the palace is part of a complex that includes several villas, a wine cellar, a monastery, a chapel and several other buildings. Buildings within the complex feature architectural elements inspired by a variety of cultures and religions, including a minaret, a Christian chapel, Thracian, Greek and Roman symbols, and a mix of Bulgarian, Gothic and Islamic designs. The palace rooms open to the public display original furnishings, as well as some local ancient artifacts and photographs of Queen Marie. The nearby botanical garden was established in 1940 and covers 65,000 square meters. It is home to 2000 plant species, including a collection of large cactus species, only the second of its kind in Europe.
The players will departure Resort Brigantina via jeeps. The participants are given GPS receivers – tourist type- with previously stored coordinates of the hidden treasure /pirate coffin with coins /. The treasure is hidden about an hour off-road through a cross-country. The leader of the group will explain how to work with the satellite receiver to find the treasure the fastest and easiest way. The jeeps are spread out within a radius of about 500 meters. Everyone goes to find the treasure from different locations and who ever finds it first wins. There will be time to rest surrounded by beautiful nature, and even do some airborne gun shooting. There will be a gift for all participants, a copy of the oldest gold of the world found near the city of Varna.