For two weeks, students will embark on an exciting learning experience with traditional teaching methods put aside. Instead, each participant will be encouraged to use their initiative to solve problems and overcome challenges through their participation as both a leader and a vital team member. Students will choose three courses that most interest them from the following subjects:
Introduction to Business, College Preparation, Journalism & Creative Writing , Communications & Cultural Behavior, and Drama
Students will master one subject per week, spending three hours per day in a classroom setting consisting of no more than 25 students.
Camp Golden Gate is proud to offer a variety of dynamic and relevant courses that focus on Technology, Health, Science, Business and The Humanities. The diversity of the curriculum aims at developing a learning environment that will allow the students to become well-rounded and more knowledgeable about the global world in which they live.
It is encouraged that any student who is interested in taking the following courses: Introduction to Business, College Preparation , and/or Journalism & Creative Writting will have to bring a mobile computer to get the most from the course.. Furthermore, because of the complexity of these courses, these classes will not have any more than 20 students per course.
All courses are taught in American English by native speakers from the USA and fluent English speakers. A lot of summer camps advertise that their courses are led by native speakers, which often ends up being not the case. Camp Golden Gate is committed to its clients and always delivers on its promises. Finally, it is imperative to highlight that all courses will not focus solely on grammar, but instead more on social skills, creativity, and on the student taking an innovative approach.
Welcome to the world of business! This class introduces business concepts and skills students need in today’s competitive environment and why entrepreneurship is such an important component of any business. Problem solving becomes a crucial element in this class as students examine current business issues. The class covers how businesses operate and help students understand the many fundamental ways in which business affects people and society—by shaping the kinds of occupations they will pursue and the careers they can expect. Included in this course are several business areas -finance, accounting, operations, management, business law, and global markets– and how these areas connect to each other and how they relate to the world in which we live. Students will also learn about the actual activities involved in creating goods, services, and profit and why some companies seem to be more effective or make more money —that is, are more ―profitable than others.
Thе main focus of this course is to give each student the tools and knowledge to prepare their Applications for universities in Europe or the USA. The course teaches the students how to research universities, understand the long and complicated process of a college application, how to find the right college that fits their needs, learn about financial aid and scholarships available for them, learn how to improve their chances of getting to the right college, and create a one year plan to meet and complete all the requirements needed to succeed in getting into a good college. Furthermore, the course will also focus on a fundamental part of the application process, the Personal Statement. The teacher will spend a good amount of time on how to write a successful and well-structured personal statement. After all, for most universities, the personal statement is sometimes over 50% of the qualifying criteria to get in.
People have always depended on the mass media to spread the word about events and people of interest to the general public. This course introduces students to the fascinating world of print and online media. Law, ethics and the history of journalism will complement the major units of study: reporting, writing, editing, photography, advertising, design, management and teamwork. Students will encounter various article formats and work towards developing their voice using various writing styles. The majority of the course will help you to develop and improve your writing in a variety of styles and formats for a range of different mediums. Voice, tone, syntax, vocabulary, structure, and editing techniques will all be addressed in a writing workshop atmosphere. By the end of the course, you will be able to: have a better understanding of the general skills needed to be able to communicate in either the print or online media. A particular emphasis is placed on writing, while touching on interviewing, reporting, reacting and synthesizing, to understand the legal, moral, and ethical responsibilities inherent in the free press. Additionally how to polish a piece of writing in an attractive, inviting manner – including headlines, graphics, imagery, and much more.
This course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge about communication theory and practice. It creates an awareness of the role communication plays in our interpersonal relationships. Students will be introduced to basic models, definitions, and approaches to interpersonal communication and public speaking. Some areas presented include perception, self-concept, self-disclosure, conflict, verbal and nonverbal communication, and ways for improving communication competence.The students will also gain an understanding of what culture is as the background influence that shapes our perception and experience of reality. The students will develop their cognitive, emotional and behavioral Cultural Intelligence through role plays and cases.
The aim of the course is to make students capable of sensing and understanding the cultural communication differences to their counterparts and adapt their communicative behavior towards the interaction and its intended outcomes. Students will learn that understanding other people and other cultures and being able to communicate to them (in English) is a pre-requisite for future success.
The purpose of this course is to develop and synthesize advanced elements of theater arts into final production using various media, techniques, and processes. Some of the main concepts that will be learned include without limitation; acting and characterization, improvisation, theater terminology, movement, vocal production, auditioning and casting. Upon completion, you will be able to: demonstrate the use of advanced acting techniques, improvisation, and character analysis to reflect internal and external qualities of a character, as well as the period, style, and culture of the production. Developing and understanding the cultural and historical influences on dramatic forms, using vocal, classical, and contemporary techniques to portray the physical, emotional, and social dimensions of characters from various genres and media. Understand how actors, directors, and designers create and refine dialogue and stage directions that convey the playwright’s intent, and so much more.
Humans have a strange relationship with food: we love it as much as we hate it but at the end of the day: how much do you really know about it? In this course, you'll learn about food from multiple angles: From how it is grown and its impact on the environment, how it is processed and distributed, to how it affects your body and its impact on your well being and your communities. If you've ever been curious about your food and would like to improve your diet to give you the best chances of success in the future, this course is for you! Remember: You are what you eat!