We are builders of our own tomorrow
Summer 2017 is the new step in camp program success development. Season priorities are: personal growth, emotional intelligence and project initiatives for development of life competences of our campers.
We are sure that children possess all necessary skills and qualities to become leaders of successful generation – generation of Change Makers.
DEC Camp provides innovative spectrum of methods, author’s techniques and algorithms. We will inspire each child to believe in their dreams and help to create world-wide and socially valuable project initiatives.
«ChangeMakers» is the unique platform for leadership, communication and responsibility development. We will learn to solve issues of a larger world today and, while implementing our projects children are going to acquire a variety of useful skills and qualities. They include:
Positive changes in embracement of the surrounding world and oneself
Building a personal bounds and creation of an image of successful «Me»
Ability to practically develop oral and written English language during lessons, activities and communication with native speakers
Creation of a detailed scenario for progress towards goals: planning, time management, allocation of funds, team, resources and achievements presentation
Development of responsibility for own actions in the way of dream
Ability to criticize in form of wishes and recommendations
Ability to “turn on” spontaneity and creative thinking while meeting the challenges
Ability to define priorities and be attentive to details
Ability to reflect and appreciate seeds of own ideas
Ability to define interim results of development algorithm
Development of commitment in individual project and team work
Ability to achieve a goal, which will benefit me, family, country, planet
This year we want to pay more attention to children, who hasn’t have experience of traveling to children’s camps yet. Based on many years of experience and professionalism of the team, DEC camp organizes camp sessions “My first camp” for children aged 6-8 years for the first time. The first and second summer sessions “ChangeMakers” are adapted specifically for this age category, creating the most comfortable, safe and informative camp conditions for kids. For greatest care each unit will have professional educators, who will be with kids 24/7.
DEC camp is the innovative camp for children that during 9 years successfully operates in Ukraine. It is the only English-speaking camp in Ukraine which is also a member of American Camp Association and International Camping Fellowship. DEC Camp is the leader of Ukrainian Camp Association PRO CAMP . DEC Camp undertook the responsibility to lead Ukrainian Camp Association PRO CAMP all our efforts are not in vain! Each year more than 600 spend their holidays with us, come back the second, the third, the tenth time, and dream of being our camp counsellor. Children like us because they know DEC is a family. Big, loving family which cares about each other, about campers and their future!
DEC camp is a team of experts who had united around a vision of mixing real vacation drive with effective English language learning. We are collaborating with certified teachers (native-speakers) from the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Spain and other countries, and our camp counsellors certify their competence working with American Camp Association coaches.
DEC Camp is enriching, innovative, intellectually challenging area where leaders of the 21st century are developed in a constructive and harmonic way. Our work is aimed to that campers keep up with the times and do not afraid of making their dreams come true! And above all, to recollect their childhood with pleasure!
30 hours of intensive English tuition with certified English native speaking teachers!
Each day campers are involved in English learning with our English native speaking teachers – qualified specialists who have a balance of experience in working with children. Child immerses into English-speaking society with native speakers from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the USA, Canada and Australia, which becomes invaluable practical experience.
We offer only interactive lessons since we believe that such approach is deemed to be the most effective. Each lesson is prepared carefully, dedicated to the specific topic or large project not just to teach but to rouse the interest in further study.
But that’s not the whole story! Feature of English language at DEC camp is not just lessons with teachers, but also «live» communication. We apply it through main aspects of our camp life:
Due to children’s immersion into English-speaking environment with native speakers they “fall in love” with English language and actively practice it during the whole session.
Summer session will allow children to design their own “City of Dreams” at our location in Migovo town. That’s never happened to DEC before! Campers implement unique projects, making their most amazing ideas come true. We suggest them start with:
Сity Art & Design:
project on modern urban greening, creation of bus stop design, new map for tourists and tourist signs etc.;
Technology & Engineering:
project on creation of alternative power sources and creation of new models of modern engineering;
Media & Communications:
creation of video about new modern city recorded with quadcopter, creation of museum of the city, photo exhibit on life of Migovo, English language basics training for local community needed for communication with international tourists etc.;
creation of tourist paths around Migovo (with map and signs), project begins with development till the first sales of updated tourist souvenirs, creation of public entertainment facilities (using wood and pallets) etc.;
Food & Gastronomy:
Camp Cross-Culture Restaurant creation and grand opening, throwing of street food festival with dances, music, creation of a new product (muffin, marmalade) with local community, which then can be sold to tourists etc.
And this is just the beginning! Your child will feel like a part of a big world. We will support the most incredible ideas and make our best for camper to implement their ideas and achieve their potential.
Child of the program “My first camp” will also participate in the projects of the main program and perform special tasks that will be of interest to their age category. Educators, counselors, curators of projects and senior campers will help children on the each step so they always feel the support and importance of their work.
It’s time for action, time to create, time to seize every opportunity!
Magic art workshop is at campers’ disposal!
More that 50 famous artists has been working with campers during summer 2016. During a new season they will pursue their career and disclosure of new sides of talent with professional artists and masters of Ukraine.
They will learn about the most diverse arts and their history using a set of interesting materials and techniques.
In the camp campers – both adults and small “My first camp” – will:
– draw landscapes and portraits;
– work at our potter’s workshop;
– create a mosaic;
– learn about “graffiti” technique;
– create elements of decoration and jewelries;
– create sculptures from natural materials;
– work with clay, thread, beads;
– develop commixes and much more.
We believe that sport is one of the most important areas for every child. Our campers develop physical skills, make new friends, have a good time, acquire teamwork skills, learn about the importance of fair play and build self-esteem.
During the summer session we offer our campers more than 40 types of sport activities! They include:
– hoverboard, longboard, skateboard, roller skates;
– plasmacar и kangoo jumps;
– penny board и pétanque ;
– rugby, basketball, volleyball, football, badminton;
– swimming pool and water aerobics;
– yoga and more.
Besides traditional sports we always discover new horizons – football with giant ball, frisbee–golf, our campers are more than captured by such games from the very first minute!
Children of the program “My first camp” also expects a wide range of sports and games that will be interesting for them – team games, ball games, activities developed by the American association of camps, mini-olympic games, baggo and much more!
Each session will be full of surprises, new discoveries and interesting stuff! Campers expect:
– lessons with 3D-printers, 3D-pens, 3D-Erector set running
– Playtronica – art of sound creation out of everything – fruits, vegetables, stairs, people! As well as rhythmic, body percussion, drums, keyboard instruments, unusual musical instruments and DJing
– dancing, filmmaking, leadership, orienteering, board games and team sports
– and also theme parties, disco, talent show, dance battles, quizzes, quests and more!
In “My first camp” activities will alternate every 30 minutes, so that the child is always interesting and exciting. In addition to the basic classes that are suitable for children 6-8 years old, we will add LEGO design, cooking for children, as well as reading fairy tales for the night, watching cartoons, staging children’s performances, learning camp songs, dances, chants in English, etc.
During the implementation of our program we can identify the most important things we try to give all children – psychological comfort, positive embracement of the surrounding world and oneself, individual approach to person, respect for child’s authenticity, team spirit, creative thinking, interactions between cultures and generations.
We traditionally offer our campers some special field trips they can choose. They include trip around Chernivtsi city, camping trip, rock climbing or rafting!
Each of these trips is supervised by professional coaches, instructors, tour guides. After spending the whole day tripping, campers return to camp happy, contented, with vivid memories and emotions!
Picturesque Carpathian land!
Summer sessions are held at our residence in Migovo town. This small town is located in Chrenivtsi region, one hour away from regional center – Chernivtsi town. Bus trip from train station to camp already turns into the whole adventure – with songs, camp cheers and happy anticipation of soon arrival. Having arrived in Migovo we find ourselves in a special place. It inspires! Fresh air, mysterious atmosphere of the Carpathians and local open spaces create all conditions for study, recreation and physical activities. Camp has a comfortable, safe and beautiful location! It is a pleasure to be here every season, every session and every day!
Migovo Camp is the territory of new possibilities!
One of the reason why Migovo is the ideal vacation spot is its infrastructure. You can do whatever you want here because each entertainment or activity has its own place. Camp has its own pool, football pitch, volleyball and basketball courts, roller rink, concert stage, large conference facility. Campers study in cozy wooden classrooms, hike around the surrounding forest or go camping with camp counsellors and coaches.
Tempting? Welcome to us in Migovo!
Cozy, comfortable, pleasantly!
3-room wooden house are located on the camp territory. They host campers, as well as our camp counsellors, so that they can be nearby 24/7. 4-bedded rooms with separate sanitary facilities, including all necessary furniture. Hot water 24 hour a day, regular room cleaning services. Great view, beautiful picturesque room design makes campers produce a number of positive emotions!
Quality meals systems is the best energy source!
Campers take 5 meal per day. Our diet includes the most extensive menu: first courses (red-beet soup, saltwort, all kinds of soups), fish and meat dishes, dairy products, seasonal vegetables and fruits, fresh pastries, large selection of drinks: tea, cocoa, uzvar, compote, juices, including kefir, yoghurt, milk. We use organic Carpathian mountain honey, fresh berries, Carpathian tea made of the most efficacious herb, and get campers acquainted with international cuisine and Bukovyna culinary highlights.
We also develop an individual menu for children with special dietary needs:
– «Diet №5»,
– vegetarian option,
– gluten-free diet,
– exclusion of food that contains allergenic substances or following other doctor’s recommendations.
We are strong, cohesive and creative team. It consists of 30 teachers – certified native-speakers who have many more years of experience. 50 camp counsellors, including international counsellors are cheerful and easygoing guys, who are able to create a trusty environment and establish special communication with children. Our team includes empathetic psychologists who are ready to help children with tough questions of life: personal, school, family and partnership. 24/7 medical support! Best Ukrainian artists and painters transfer to campers their skills, and more than 50 administration staff and specialists, including photographers, chefs, waiters, security agencies representatives will always support every child!
Our job is not just allow campers to try something new. We also need a feedback after each activity so that children would succeed more next time. We give children tasks not only to fill their time. Our goal is to realize the potential of each child, to teach them how to lead truly interesting, bright and active life; give a positive boost for the whole following academic year!
The founder of the DEC Camp and its main philosopher. Irina doesn't just want to do camps. She wants to change the world to a better place. 'camping' is a unique opportunity to get to the kids and show them their full potential.
Arcadie, also a founder, revers in seeing kids think outside of the box, construct and win arguments (with logic and facts, and jokes).
За плечами Вэнди – карьера стэндап-комика. Поэтому теперь она взялась разбавлять жизнь в лагере юмором и шутками. Всегда с улыбкой на лице, она приветствует кэмперов распахнутыми объятиями и генерирует энтузиазм в команде.
Кристина – профессиональный коуч из США. Она приезжает в лагерь заранее и обучает каждого, как быть эффективнее, счастливее, энергичнее и круче.
Анна – психолог лагеря, а в сердце – истинный артист. Она и воплощает эти две черты в деле, занимаясь с детьми керамикой и обсуждая их чувства и ощущения одновременно. Стаффу тоже нравится ходить к ней на беседы.
Энтузиазм, харизма Олега, его умелый подход к каждому ребенку создали ему репутацию всеобщего любимца! Мы уверены, что веселые занятия в бассейне пропускать уж точно не захочется никому. Дети Олега просто обожают.
Not so long ago I was looking for examples of successful projects in the field of ‘sustainable life’ and came across a story. Residents of a fishing village from the Philippines were concerned about the sharp decline in the catch. Marine inhabitants perished, entangled in the old fishing nets that flooded the ocean. Networks began
Философия DEC CAMP базируется на восьми ценностях. Они наши киты, опоры и именно они помогают нам создавать и поддерживать в лагере нужную атмосферу. Каждую ценность мы решили проиллюстрировать яркой, отражающей её суть, историей. Discover AUTHENTICITY: Раскрытие аутентичности каждого Прошлым летом, под конец одной из смен, забирая со склада запасные батарейки для микрофона, я
Задумываясь о детском лагере, сразу вспоминаешь игры-песни-пляски, печенная картошка да ночевки в палатках. Но лагерь как тренинговая площадка для будущих бизнес-лидеров? Наверное, это не первое, что приходит на ум. В ретроспективе наших последних девяти лет в лагере, хочу поделиться наблюдениями о том, какие качества приобретают и оттачивают вожатые за период смены. Могу смело посоветовать каждому работодателю в процессе
June 11—June 23, 2017 (including the "My first camp" program) | June 25—July 7, 2017 (including the "My first camp" program) | July 9—July 21, 2017 | July 23—August 4, 2017 | August 6 – August 18, 2017
Price includes: transfer from Chernivtsi to camp, accommodation, 5 meals per day, all activities/lessons