The main aim of the “Urban Summer Camp” in Biar for children of Villena is to provide intensive experience of enjoying free time and English experience language for kids and teenagers during two weeks in summer. The camp program includes games, activities, workshops, sports, excursions, swimming pool, etc. Simultaneously, the workshops will try to teach other values such as intercultural, tolerance, the respect for the environment and promote the culture of peace. The language of the camp is English.
Volunteers will help to co-create the workshops in English and Spanish for local children and teenagers. Activating kids and teenagers, providing cross-cultural learning experience for them as well as English language environment. It will be done through the games, workshops, sport activities, excursions, discussions, etc. Age of kids is 8-16 y/o. There will be local monitors from Carcajada Association who are responsible to propose and organize activities. Each day, approx. four to six hours workshop/activities will be given in the mornings. The aim is that volunteers communicate with children in English, to encourage them to overcome the fear of speaking in a foreign language through non-formal educational methods and setting. In first two days of the workcamp participants will spend time together to know the program and prepared and propose some owns workshops in relation with your capacity, interest or ability. We want that the volunteers can be involved and take part of the all project. If you like dance, you can propose teach a dance; if you practice handball, organize a competition, etc.
It would be a bonus if volunteers could speak a little Spanish but it’s is not essential.
Work focuses on English language course
Local hostel. Accommodation in the outskirts of the town which will be lend to volunteers so they will have certain independency. Summer sleeping bag and lower sheets will be needed.
This project will include a one day only vegan food day agreed by volunteers for the promotion of environmental sustainable lifestyle.
Biar lies 39 km from Alicante in the mountain range called Sierra Mariola, Biar was once called Apiarium which comes from the Roman word for beehive because this area was rich in aromatic herbs which made for a very prosperous production in honey.
Asociación Carcajada de Villena. This association tries to promote summer educational camps for kids with less opportunities of Villena. Villena is a medium size town hall located 50 km away from Alicante. It basically lives on agriculture and it is far away from the influence of tourism, so economical level is quite low. The city hall of Biar, that is a very close town with similar characteristics is also supporting with the lodging of the volunteers.
highly motivated volunteers. Project will require hard work.
Summer sleeping bag and lower sheet needed.