The world is becoming smaller and smaller every day… and more interesting at the same time. Learning about new cultures and learning from them has become necessary to grow, to mature and even to make new friends. At Enforex Camps campers learn about the benefits of meeting people from around the world first hand.
As you know our camps are multicultural: Campers come from all over the world! Our camp counselors also organize activities and international festivals so that everybody gets to know each other and all campers feel like part of the group.
Learning about other cultures helps campers make closer friends with people from other countries, and learn how to be respectful of them, their cultures and their beliefs. We know it’s important to keep in mind the many differences that exist between cultures: some expressions or gestures that mean something in one culture can have a very different meaning in others for example.
Learning about other cultures helps prepare campers for the future. We’ve already mentioned that the world has become very small; we all know someone who has traveled to other countries! And we’re sure that many campers’ parents have had to travel for work! If campers know how people express themselve in other parts of the world, and about the customs and cultures of other countries, they will be prepared to go on new and interesting trips in the future and to get the most out of them.
Learning about different cultures is fun and interesting. It’s one thing to learn about world geography and history from books… and quite another to learn about these subjects from people from around the world! When campers from different countries tell each other stories about their lives and countries, all of them will be able to see how different and how similar they all are at the same time!
Learning about other cultures makes campers more tolerant and caring. When young people learn about people from other countries and about their customs and traditions, they will see that they have a lot in common with people from around the world; that a guy from Spain is just the like a girl from Germany… Everyone gets worried about that subject in school that’s hard for them, everyone wants to pass their exams, everyone wants to have a great summer… We all understand each other!
Learning about other cultures helps campers understand the world. If they make foreign friends and keep in touch by e-mail or on social networks, they will better understand their new friends’ countries too.
That’s why we think it is so important to have students from all over the world at our camps; because learning about other cultures and meeting people from all over the world makes us better people. It is the perfect time for campers to begin this adventure!
We’re sure you’re wondering, what a typical day at an Enforex Camp is like? Well, since your wish is our command, we decided to write a post all about our day to day life at camp. Ready? We are!
Morning activities – start the day with energy!
Every day at camp starts with a good breakfast, the most important meal of the day! Juice, milk, fruit… Everything campers need to start the day full of energy.
After breakfast, the morning continues with language classes. On the first day of camp, students take language level tests, so that each student is placed in the class that is right for them. Our camp counselors and teachers make sure that language classes are interesting and educational, but more than anything fun.
Best of all, after class, campers can practice what they have learned with all of the other Spanish and international students at camp, which is an excellent way to gain new perspective on other cultures, languages and countries.
Campers will also spend the morning playing their favorite sports. Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy playing soccer or going sailing or horseback riding… campers choose the sports they like the best!
Afternoon activities – relax as the sun begins to fall
After lunch and a short rest, we start the afternoon with activities. First we start with different board games, warming up for an active afternoon and to go out on an excursion.
Depending on the camp location we take campers on different excursions. From Hoces del Duratón, Jávea, Parque de la Ciudatella, to the Oceanográfico… Campers at each destination go on unique excursions to enjoy a unique and exciting summer.
But the afternoon doesn’t end there, there is still time to enjoy tons of activities and workshops, such as our superhero costume workshop, where campers draw on their creative sides to create their own superheroes.
Evening activities – fun under the stars
Some of the things our campers like the most are the activities we do at night. We play plenty of games under the stars and enjoy every minute until it is time for bed.
One of the most popular nighttime activities is our Mystery Night. It’s like a live version of Clue in which campers have to solve mysteries acted out by camp counselors. It’s a great way to feel just like Sherlock Holmes!
But the last day of camp is the most special for a lot of campers. We all say goodbye and remember the good times we had with the photos and videos we took throughout the camp.
Now that you know a little more about day to day life at Enforex Camps what
are you waiting for? Your kids will have one of the best summers of their lives!
We know that learning a language is good for our kids’ development, but what are the real, tangible benefits? In this article we’ll look at the true advantages of learning a language. Ready?
The most important thing, and what we are all probably thinking about when we think about the reasons to learn a language, is the possibility of communicating with people from different countries. We live in an increasingly globalized world, where we come into close contact with people who may have seemed very far away just a few years ago (and who still may be far away, physically, even though we work or interact with them closely). It is important to know our colleagues’ and counterparts’ languages, not only to understand and to be understood linguistically, but also in order to understand each other’s culture and traditions.
This point goes hand in hand with the next: having a better understanding of the world that surrounds us. If our children learn a new language many more possibilities are open to them. They can read foreign authors, see shows and movies as original versions (without bothering with subtitles), and even follow the social media profiles of people they admire who speak a different language. All of the information that they have access to in this way can help them achieve a richer and more comprehensive vision of the world.
Another great advantage is greater access to higher-paying jobs. You’re probably thinking they’re too young to think about their future careers in a serious way, but the earlier they start to learn a language the better. We’re not going to get into technicalities or specific science, but it is proven that the brain is more receptive at an early age.
We’re also not going to say that learning a new language makes us smarter, but it’s true that it does help us exercise the brain. Learning new verbs, new structures, new sounds… all help us keep one of our most valuable and important muscles in shape. Understanding different structures in a second language also helps when it comes to learning a third language, making it possible to learn it much faster!
And finally the reason which is the most important to us: learning a new language is a way to make friends from around the world. Traveling becomes much more fun if you know the language spoken wherever you are. It becomes possible to talk to the locals and understand their culture and environment in a deeper way. It also makes it possible to create much deeper friendships that last forever.
At Enforex Camps, not only will your children be able to learn or improve their language level, they will also be able to practice with students from around the world. What are you waiting for? Your kids will have unforgettable summer! We can’t wait to meet them at Enforex Camps!
Summer is here and we open our doors again. It doesn´t seem that long since we were opening our doors last year!
In the summer months many parents sign their kids up for summer camps, where young people have experiences that are educational and fun at the same time. You may even be preparing to embark on your own summer camp adventure: take a look below to see just a few reasons why you’re going to have an incredible time.