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ENGLISH SUMMER CAMPS IN ANYKŠČIAI 2018

ENGLISH SUMMER CAMPS IN ANYKŠČIAI 2018

LANGUAGE: the main working language is English; if there is a need, teaches can also communicate in Lithuanian, Russian, German, or French.

LANGUAGE PRACTICE: most activities are held in English and take up 8-9h per day (lessons, games, projects, and most events).

OTHER ACTIVITIES: activities in Lithuanian language take up 2-4h per day (mostly additional evening activities).

BUSYNESS: camp activities are based on constant communication. The main objective is to create team atmosphere, therefore children are always involved in various activities.

ACCOMOCATION: participants live in tents they bring themselves (if you do not have a tent, inform us about that when registering).

FACILITIES: in the camp you can find showers, hot water, internal toilets, and electricity. In case of rain, it is possible to sleep in the house.  

FOOD: all meals are provided by us. If you want, you can bring your own snacks too.

ARRIVAL: participants organise their arrival at the camp themselves. There is a possibility to come to the camp on Sunday evening too, since it might be inconvenient to bring kids on Monday, which is a working day (if you choose to come on Sunday, please do that no earlier than 8pm.). There will be no activities on Sunday.

PETS: there will definitely be dogs in the camp, probably two or three. They are friendly and sociable, but if you have any allergies, keep that in mind.

RULES: the use of phones, computers, or tablets is restricted in the camp. These devices remain with teachers, while children are allowed to use them every evening for half an hour. In case of emergency, parents can contact teachers. 

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS: you will need a health certificate, parental consent, at least basic knowledge of English, a tent, a mattress, warm socks and toiletries, insect repellent, a sack with the weirdest stuff (wigs, paint, strange clothes, accessories, glasses, etc.) for several evening activities, broad imagination and willingness not to worry about minor issues (e.g. a mosquito bite).

This camp is ideal for those who: 

  • like English language and meeting new people
  • want to get to know all other campers and feel safe doing that instead of getting lost in the crow and communicating with a closed circle of peers. AKS ensures an optimal number of participants, their integration, close collaboration with teachers, and does not tolerate bullying
  • do not become upset when they have to spend a week away from home
  • like spending time in the nature, are not afraid of rain, smell of campfire, and animals
  • love challenges, various tasks, and teamwork
  • dare to ask questions, are curious, love exploring, and discovering new things
  • are not addicted to any type of screen
  • see time in the camp as an amazing experience, not a week-long exile

We would like to tell something to boys who like English but are afraid of the fact that such language camps are mainly popular among girls (we had to calm so many people who called us to ask about this, that we have decided to inform you about this aspect in advance and announce this in public): no, language camps are not only popular among girls; gender distribution in most cases is 60% girls and 40% boys, so go ahead and register for the camp without any fear.

2018 ANYKŠČIAI CAMP DATES 

1st shift: I AM UNIQUE AND SO ARE YOU - June 25 - 30. Camp will cover such topics as personality, tolerance, mindful listening to others, and friendship.

2nd shift: I DARE YOU! - July 9 – 14. Camp will cover such topics as fears, self-help, courage, and motivation.

3rd shift: BEAUTIFUL PLANET EARTH - July 23 - 28. Camp will cover such topics as planet Earth, its animals, plants, ecology, different countries, and a few of its neighbours.

4th shift: BELIEVE IT OR NOT! - August 6 - 11 d. Camp will cover such topics as mysterious events, phenomena which cannot be explained, and miracles!

5th shift: MY PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS BRAIN - August 20 - 25 d. Camp will cover such topics as human possibilities, memory, how to train it, and creativity.

Camp price depends on the time you make a reservation:

If you register 01/06/2018 or later - 150 EUR

! Food and deposit are already included in this price !

HOW TO REGISTER?

You can register by calling any AKS branch in Vilnius or Kaunas or contacting us via e-mail. Please state your name, surname, date of birth, age, city, whether you are going to take care of your own transportation and tent (if not, we will try to arrange participant’s arrival with other campers and devote them a tent, but number of tents is limited), your arrival time; if you register via phone, please give us your e-mail address;

In five days’ time after making the reservation you are asked to pay a 20 EUR deposit (it is not refundable); camp price depends on when we receive your deposit (as it is stated in the pricelist above).

After receiving the deposit, we instantly book a place for you in a certain camp shift. The last Wednesday before the camp we send out Camp Agreement, an example of Parental Consent, a List if Rules (please bring the documents required to the camp or send us a scanned version of them via e-mail), a list of items needed, and directions to the camp location;

You will be asked to pay the rest of the camp price by making a bank transfer or in cash when you arrive at the camp.

All pictures from the previous camps can be found here: 

https://www.facebook.com/anglustudija.lt/photos/

All camp participants receive a 20% discount for English language courses in Vilnius for the following school year (for one month for every camp shift they have attended).

We will be more than happy to answer all your questions via e-mail of phone or in person if you visit us at any of AKS branches. See you in the summer! 

Below you can find a template schedule which will be renewed as the camp gets closer. Schedule structure is similar every year, but topics, interval, and after-class activities change.

MONDAY

10.00-13.00 Registration, welcoming campers, settling down, meeting teachers, getting to know the area and rules, English language level assessment, standby shift distribution, and camp mail opening.  

13.00-14.00 First English class depending on the level. Its aim is to meet the peers.

14.00-15.00 Lunch.

15.00-16.30 Language activity.

16.30-19.00 Groups prepare for introducing their English language team in the evening event.

19.00-20.00 Dinner.

20.00- 22.00 Introductory event (groups introduce their skits, they are voted for and the best one is chosen, children play games in English and drink tea, after the event there is a possibility to play football or volleyball, if participants want to).

22.00-24.00 Cinema session, free time, and conversations next to the campfire.

24.00 Silence.

TUESDAY

09.00-10.00 Waking up, morning exercise by the lake, and swimming.

10.00-11.00 Breakfast. The first camp mail is delivered.

11.00-12.30 English class.

12.30-14.00 Sports, relay-race, and language games.

14.00-15.00 Lunch.

15.00-16.30 English class.

16.30-17.30 Language game.

17.30-19.00 First trivia round.

19.00-20.00 Dinner.

20.00-22.00 Evening event.

22.00-24.00 Cinema session and everybody’s favourite ''Contact'' game around the campfire. Rules may seem tricky at first, but when children learn them, nobody wants to go to sleep!

24.00 Silence.

WEDNESDAY

09.00-10.00 Waking up, morning exercise by the lake, and swimming.

10.00-11.00 Breakfast. The second camp mail is delivered.

11.00-12.30 English class.

12.30-13.30 Language game.

13.30-14.00 Free time.

14.00-15.00 Lunch.

15.00-16.30 English class.

16.30-18.30 Forum theatre. The most successful and popular among campers acting activity ever.

18.30-19.00 Free time, cleaning.

19.00-20.00 Dinner.

20.00-22.00 Evening event.

22.00-23.00 Free time, getting ready for the hike.  

23.00 Night hike! We will be walking along the lake to the forest to chase night spirits and look for the good fairy with cookies and tea. :) Do not forget torches and reliable shoes and do not let hold of your friend’s hand, because the witch is watching you ;)

THURSDAY

09.00-10.00 Waking up, morning exercise by the lake, and swimming.

10.00-11.00 Breakfast. The third camp mail is delivered.

11.00-12.30 English class.

12.30-14.00 Language game.

14.00-15.00 Lunch.

15.00-16.30 Second trivia round.

16.30-18.00 English class.

18.00-19.00 Free time, preparation for evening event.

19.00-20.00 Dinner.

21.00 - 22.00 Evening event.

21.00- 22.00 Talent show! Time to reveal our secret talents: dancing, singing, reciting, telling jokes, showing ball or card tricks, juggling, doing splits, and so on :) The most important thing here is wide smiles and friendly cheers.  

22.00-23.00 Outdoor games and campfire.

23.00 Pyjama party. Everybody dresses in pyjamas, brings their pillows and blankets, watches films or tell stories while drinking tea in the candlelight. Everyone has a story to share… The teacher will read a fairy tale before going to sleep, so you will rest like babies :)

FRIDAY

09.00-10.00 Waking up, morning exercise by the lake, and swimming.

10.00-11.00 Breakfast. The fourth camp mail is delivered.

11.00-12.30 English class.

12.30-14.00 Language game.

14.00-15.00 Lunch.

15.00-16.30 English class.

16.30-18.30 Language game.

18.30- 19.00 Free time.

19.00-20.00 Dinner.

20.00-22.00 Game evening by the campfire playing.

22.00-24.00 Movie night.

24.00 Silence.

SATURDAY

09.00-10.00 Waking up, morning exercise by the lake, and swimming.

10.00-11.00 Breakfast.

11.00-15.00 Cleaning up, taking care of the environment, crying on a friend’s shoulder, sharing contact details, and departures home.