Thematic Unit for our Language Immersion Camps and Classes
Unit 1: India, Chile, France, New Zealand
Welcome to the “World Explorers Club” – A Cultural Awareness Thematic Unit for Curious Young Minds!
Embark on a global adventure with our “World Explorers Club” camp, a thematic unit designed for children who are fascinated by the wonders of the world and eager to learn about different cultures. This camp offers a thrilling journey to a new country each day, where campers will explore the unique culture, food, animals, interesting places, and fun facts of each destination. Focusing on cultural awareness, this unit celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of countries around the world. Join us as we ‘visit’ India, Chile, France, and New Zealand, highlighting the awesome and unique aspects of each country.
Day 1: Exploring India: Dive into the vibrant and diverse culture of India. Campers will learn about traditional Indian festivals like Diwali, enjoy a storytelling session about Indian mythology, and explore the country’s diverse wildlife, including the majestic Bengal tiger. They’ll be fascinated by India’s rich culinary heritage, from delicious curries to sweet gulab jamuns. Fun activities like trying Bollywood dance moves and crafting their own Rangoli art will bring the spirit of India to life.
Day 2: Discovering Chile: Our journey continues in the long, narrow country of Chile, known for its stunning landscapes that range from the Atacama Desert to the glaciers of Patagonia. Campers will learn about the importance of the Andes Mountains, taste traditional Chilean empanadas in a mock cooking class, and explore the mystery of Easter Island’s Moai statues. Interactive activities like creating their own mini volcanoes will highlight Chile’s unique geography.
Day 3: Experiencing France: Next, we ‘travel’ to France, a country renowned for its art, fashion, and cuisine. Campers will discover famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. They’ll enjoy learning about French customs, taste-testing different types of cheese in a sensory activity, and trying their hand at basic French impressionist painting techniques. Engaging in a mini French café setup will introduce them to the delights of French patisserie.
Day 4: Adventuring in New Zealand: Our final stop is New Zealand, known for its breathtaking natural beauty and Maori culture. Campers will explore the unique wildlife of New Zealand, including the kiwi bird, and learn about the significance of the Haka, a traditional Maori dance. They’ll delve into the country’s adventurous spirit through tales of the All Blacks rugby team and the stunning landscapes featured in famous films. A craft activity making Maori-inspired art will provide a hands-on cultural experience.
Day 5: Celebration of Nations: This festive day brings together everything our campers have learned about India, Chile, France, and New Zealand. Children will participate in a cultural parade, showcase their crafts and projects in a mini world fair, and enjoy music and dance from the countries explored. It’s a day of fun, reflection, and appreciation for global diversity, culminating in an unforgettable experience. Get ready for a vibrant celebration of the world’s cultures! (For 4-day camps, this will be done on the last day of camp).
Join us at the “World Explorers Club” for a summer filled with cultural discovery, fun, and adventure! This camp is the perfect place for children to explore the unique aspects of different countries, develop cultural awareness, and experience the joy of learning about the diverse world we live in. Get ready for an unforgettable journey around the globe!