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 two Saturdays of the camp (two excursions for the 3 sessions and one excursion for the 2 week sessions), students will take part in an all-day excursion. On the initial Saturday all the campers and the entire staff will go together to relax and enjoy a day of fun at the biggest Aqua Park in Eastern Europe. The second Saturday, the students will have the choice to either go on an excursion to a Jeep Safari Adventure or a Pirate Party Adventure.
The Park Aquapolis is the first in Bulgaria, built in a unique Mediterranean style. The water park is located in a forest with a spectacular view of the sea and the entire resort. Built on an area of 40,000 square meters, it combines the natural park with a number of artificially created elements like pools, water slides, jacuzzis, fountains, waterfalls, towers and ancient ruins. It really is a magical place.
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.
A real adventure on the waves awaits with a three-hour cruise along the sea with yachts that are specially equipped for sea combat and boarding. Enjoy a Pirate lunch on board. You also will be a part of a pirate combat on board the ship too. The pirate parties are a fun way to spend a wonderful and memorable day on board the beautiful vessel. Each camper will be dressed up in unique pirate costumes and will enjoy music, dancing, and interesting games. You will be treated to a real feast and will get a real pirate BBQ on the boat or a pizza, together with cookies, pretzels, and nuts.