We look into the future

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!

Our team

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!

  • Irina Zaretcaia-Cotruta

    Camp Philosopher

    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 Cotruta

    Camp Debater

    Arcadie, also a founder, revers in seeing kids think outside of the box, construct and win arguments (with logic and facts, and jokes).

  • Вэнди Грэйс


    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 Риггз


    Кристина – профессиональный коуч из США. Она приезжает в лагерь заранее и обучает каждого, как быть эффективнее, счастливее, энергичнее и круче.

  • Анна Войтенко


    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.

  • Олег Погребняк

    Лил О.

    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.


  • Who are «Change Makers»?


    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

  • DEC Camp Values


    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

  • 10 причин почему стоит взять на работу бывшего вожатого


    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

  • Our dates

    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

  • How much


    Price includes: transfer from Chernivtsi to camp, accommodation, 5 meals per day, all activities/lessons


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