For one or 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 courses that most interest them from the following subjects:
Drama (Available for all sessions), Debate (Available ONLY for Sessions: 1, 2, and 3), Economics (Available ONLY for Sessions: 1, 2, and 3), Web Design and Programming (Available ONLY for Sessions: 1, 2, and 3), Marketing/Vlogging (Available ONLY for Sessions: 3, 4, and 5), and Introduction to Business (Available ONLY for Sessions: 3, 4, and 5).
Students will master one subject per week, spending three hours per day in a classroom setting consisting of no more than 18 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 REQUIRED that any student taking the course: Web Design and Programing, should bring a laptop in order to take part in the 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.
This course will introduce to students to debate, which is a form of public discourse; it is a formal direct oral contest or competition in argumentation between two or more people on a defined proposition at a specific time. Students will learn the entire structure of a debate, how to conduct a successful debate. They will also learn that basic debate styles vary widely in terms of their format, time limits for speeches, the order of speeches, and how arguments are presented.
Why you should take Debate? Debate provides experiences that are conducive to life-changing, cognitive, and presentational skills. In addition, through debate debaters acquire unique educational benefits as they learn and polish skills far beyond what can be learnt in any other setting. At the very least, debate helps learners to see the power of deploying rational, reasoned arguments and compelling evidence in action. It enables them to elucidate their standpoint through utilizing rhetorical eloquence. It instills in debaters a great sense of poise and confidence. It teaches them the skills of researching, organizing, and presenting information in a compelling fashion.
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 – 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 efficient or are more profitable than others.
This course provides a basic foundation for further study in marketing. Students study economic functions at work in the marketplace, marketing functions including purchasing, pricing, and distribution functions. This course is based on the business and marketing core that includes communication skills, economics, financial analysis, and promotion. Furthermore, this course will take a great deal of focus on the art of vlogging and how is use in the modern marketing platform. Students will have to work in groups to produce vlog to promote a product or service.
Students will deepen their understanding of the economic problems faced by the nation and the world. They will use critical thinking skills while learning how to make reasoned economic decisions. Students will be required to use and apply tools (such as graphs, tables, statistics, & equations) to their understanding of economic laws and principles.
This course is designed to teach students basic economic concepts. Students will be learning basic economic questions like “What a country produces and why?” to “How does the United States economy functions?” Students will also learn the real-world functions of economics.
This course is a hands-on dive into Website Design and computer coding. It's created to introduce the students to design in a practical and useful way and provide essential knowledge in the sphere of website creation and basic coding skills. Students learn about the major principles of graphic design, user experience, front-end development, marketing and communication design, and responsive design, and apply them through the creation of their own websites or coding projects. Additional topics that are going to be covered are typography, static and dynamic websites, color theory, web accessibility, and search engine optimization. At the end of the course, the students present their finished projects.
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.