From Wednesday through Sunday, 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 two weeks of the camp, there will be over 20 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 Wednesday through Sunday, 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 Monday, July 25, 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 at Walibi, the second biggest theme park in Holland. Also, on Tuesday July 26, any student is welcome to go to Amsterdam for a one-day trip. Transportation and lunch to go are already included in the registration price. However, the campers are responsible for any activities they wish to do, such as visit a museum, biking, dinning, etc.
Campers and staff will spend a full day at Walibi Holland, the second biggest theme park in The Netherlands. At the theme park you can enjoy more than 30 spectacular attractions. Whether you are crazy about roller coasters or prefer a quieter ride, Walibi has something for everyone. Campers will be provided with a to-go lunch and we will be returning just on time for dinner.
We will be leaving to Amsterdam around 9am and be back to the Camp Grounds by 6pm or so. The purpose of this day trip is for our campers and staff to explore the beautiful city of Amsterdam. And enjoy its culture, food, history and vibrant streets. Students will always be in a small group with a Team Leader. To-go lunches will be provided to every camper. If the student wishes to stay at the Camp Grounds and just relax and rest, he is more than welcome to do so.