Our Summer Camp is a set of daytime activities organized and conducted by "La Granja" during the month of July.
Twenty four years experience working with skilled staff (biologists, environmentalists, teachers etc..), trained in the field of EMOTIONAL EDUCATION provided by La Granja, and the aid of 75.000 acres of facilities entirely devoted to children and youngsters, are the main factors that aid us in the attempt to achieve our objectives during Summer Camp.
SUMMER CAMP OBJECTIVES
Our main aim during Summer Camp at "La Granja" is that children have a good time: having fun and making new friends surrounded by nature, farm animals and horses.
Another important objective for this summer is to work on the emotional awareness and self-regulation of the children, to help them improve their self-esteem and achieve more positive communication with their group mates.
The changing values in our society, whose effect we observe during our daily work with children, is a motivation to continue our task in the field of emotional education. For this reason, all "our children" age 8 and over perform a group test in order to evaluate their emotional awareness, self-regulation and capacity to work as a team. During the last week of Camp the test is repeated to check whether the values in these areas of interest have increased, and thus evaluate our work for the benefit of parents and improvement of our own task.
HOW WE OPERATE
Every morning the children will be picked up by bus (supervision by a camp leader) and returned in the afternoon (Monday to Friday).
At “La Granja” we will carry out a great variety of fun activities (adapted according to age group), also including meals (healthy homemade cooking), afternoon snacks and 1 hour a day of school homework (summer homework).
There are a great variety of planned activities. For children between 7 and 9 every week will be a great adventure based on different themes(pirates, Harry Potter, farmers, survivors, cooks, etc..), including activities to help increase vocabulary such as adventure routes, handcrafts, farm animals, walks in the forest and theatre. The fact that our children spend most of the time skipping and running outdoors in direct touch with nature, is our secret to help them feel happy, healthy and free.
Activities scheduled for older children will be of greater intensity and may include adventure sports, more classical type sports, olympics and a great deal of emotional education whilst having fun! These children will also attend MASTER CLASSES in order to cover important aspects of their education that are not usually considered (speaking in public, the lies in advertising, what to do in case of a fire at home if you are alone, art therapy, cooking? etc..)
Apart from these activities, every day will include SWIMMING(3 to 5-year-olds depending on weather conditions), one hour of SCHOOL HOMEWORK and RIDING LESSONS, as well as other tasks and duties related to horses (cleaning the horses and stables, theory and knowledge of horses etc..). Horses are our great educational and therapeutical tool to obtain tender looks, hugs and smiles from children of all ages. Horses and children are inevitably attracted to each other!!
The towns and cities that we drive through are: Mollet-Granollers-Cardedeu-LLinars-Sant Celoni- Sta Maria Palautordera-Sant Esteve Palautordera.
Please ask about other towns or cities (a minimum number of inscriptions is required)
DATES AND PRICES 2012
5 weeks: 25th June to 27th July: 782€(without bus 720€)
please phone to ask about availability
Transportation by bus escorted by a camp leader Monday to Friday
Lunch and afternoon snack every day
All specified activities and workshops
School homework one hour a day (summer homework)
Initial and final report of every child. Emotional education test for children over 8.
Assigned space for each child to place his/her belongings (homework, book, towel, etc...)
End of Summer Festival on 29 st July at 5 pm, with the participation of parents, family and friends.