Young people after the 3rd grade of junior high and older. We invite all young people who have completed the 3rd grade of junior high and seriously think about developing their own personal skills related to teamwork. The programme was developed in particular for those who think of working as instructors or tutors in the future.
The course is run by experienced camp managers who have been supervising large teams working on camps for a number of seasons; all of them have professional expertise and a broad range of skills in the field of management and training.
Young Staff Camps – Leader in Training have been organised by our company for more than 8 years. It is much more than a course preparing for work at a camp in the capacity of a “young staff” member. The programme involves two weeks of practical and theoretical activities intended to equip a young person in universal skills that can be put to practice in a number of environments, including university, work, or even home. The teamwork skills, ability to run activities with children, directing and managing a group of people or implementing projects are all sought after in professional life and difficult to gain at a very young age. It is a chance to fill in one’s backpack with unique practical competences one cannot hope to learn at school. A fair share of knowledge is only a half of success. The key is the ability to put knowledge in action.
This course is a necessary prerequisite for the participation in specialist Young Staff courses – the archery course in Radków, the windsurfing course in Hel or the sailing course in Serwy.
• theory – a perfect camp model, a perfect instructor model, adjusting methodology of activities to the development age of participants, the role and importance of integration activities, the theory of games and field games, formal and informal authority – authority building and role, activity leading techniques, mediation in conflict, listening and asking questions, reprimanding and praising, giving effective feedback, organising an attractive event, scheduling, task delegation and team work coordination.
The foregoing list includes general topics only. Additional elements will be introduced depending on the speed of group work and may vary from term to term.
• practice – all the elements listed above will be exercised during practical activities where programme participants, supervised by instructors, will be able to plan and carry out some elements of activities and entire events prepared by themselves for the Camp participants and the staff – e.g. plan and carry out a field game, a tournament or a day-long canoeing trip. Everyone will have an opportunity to see what the tutor’s work is like, carry out the evening reading activity, an integration game or, finally, assist the youngest ones when they feel weak or homesick. In practical activities a lot of emphasis is put on teamwork and the ability to work in a group. Practical activities will be discussed and analysed together to make necessary improvements.
At the end participants receive certificates confirming course completion. Those with the best grades will receive job offers as Young Staff on our camps.
Supplementary activities: sit-on-top and tourist canoes, canoe, archery, team and recreational games. For those familiar with basics of sailing - sailing and windsurfing.
General camp activities include co-organisation and aid in activities carried out for younger participants: field games, RPG and traditional games, team games, bonfires, karaoke contests, discos.
We decided to limit mobile phone use by kids and youths on the area of Camp Junior. The participants will be allowed to use the mobile phones each Wednesday and Saturday during the dinner break. Outside that period the phones will be deposited in the Camp’s safe.
Accommodation: Cabins for 5-6 persons with bathrooms, equipped with single and bunk beds.
Board: 3 meals per day in the form of a buffet, afternoon snack, “open snack cabinet”, unlimited water or tea.
The price of each camp within Camp Junior is comprehensive and includes:
• Full programme including all thematic, supplementary and general camp activities
• Gear and equipment necessary for activities
• Accommodation in a holiday and training centre in rooms in a building or cabins with full sanitary facilities (depending on a camp)
• Coach transport from Piaseczno to Kruklanki and from Kruklanki to Piaseczno
• Full board (three buffet meals per day, afternoon snack, “open snack cabinet”, unlimited tea or water available in several spots all day long and packed lunch for the return trip)
• 24-hour care of instructors and tutors
• Medical care
• Accident insurance