Daily Life at a Summer Camp in Poland

Ratings
Overall
8
Impact: 8
Support: 8
Fun: 7
Value: 7
Safety: 9
Review

I was at the site near the beach in Jantar from July 11th to August 4th. Every day you wake up and meet with the whole group before all meals. After breakfast there is some down time before having your class with your camp. The class lasts about 3 hours and during that time you do activities with the students, you talk to them, and teach them about your culture while you learn about theirs. Another staff member is there so you don't have to teach them alone. After class is another large group meeting, then lunch, then more down time before your next class. Classes are sometimes on the beach or at the pool or indoors. After your class, there's another large group meeting, followed by dinner, and more down time, then the group gets together for an evening activity, which may be karaoke or a dance or a scavenger hunt. After that is more time to relax and play basketball with the students or talk to them. After lights out at night is the staff meeting where you review the day's activities and plan for the next day. On Sundays, some staff members take the students who wish to go to church and in the afternoon the students can go to different groups than the one they are in. We often went to the store for snacks and to the beach. The most challenging part was being unable to speak Polish, but I learned some. The best part was getting to know the people and playing sports with the students.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
Year Completed
2014