A vacation, first and foremost, but also an opportunity to grow, socialize, gain a sense of adaptation in a new environment, as well as gain more independence, being away from home and their families. These, in short, are advantages summer camp For children, teens and even adults who put a love of the environment center stage in the summer of 2022, for the first time, science and film.
Well-organized and run by qualified and experienced staff, the residential summer center formula ensures the improvement of social relations, self-esteem and emancipation of participants, as attested by numerous international research and family testimonials. “After a week on campus, my daughter is home and she’s different since she left. She’s not taller or thinner, maybe dirtier. It’s really different,” perfectly sums up Alicia Altavilla, web content editor at Bambinopoli, a portal dedicated to family.
Moreover, since 2020, children and teens have been primarily at home, and this year’s summer camps have doubled in value, a first without exclusion rules. The coming summer offers excellent opportunities throughout the peninsula. From city centers, also run by public schools, to (even free) holiday campuses, there is no shortage of opportunities for our children to be together, perhaps keeping them away from smartphones and consoles. Here is some news about summer 2022.
Planet in the middle, with the WWF, in (almost) all of Italy
“WWF Camp is first and foremost a beautiful vacation, entirely dedicated to children and nature. A healthy and balanced mix of fun, new friendships, exploration of the region, and the excitement of a holiday experience in one of our oases with those who protect these precious environments every day,” explains the School staff One Planet WWF Italy. – The staff of biologists, natural scientists and environmental educators who are experts in nature, ecology, ecology and environmental education aims to facilitate knowledge and adoption of virtuous and environmentally friendly behaviors by children and young people. With the hope that these same behaviors will continue to be adopted once they return home.” World Wide Fund for Nature programs are vases and divided by school age: elementary, middle, and high school. Respect for the planet is the main theme that unites in many activities. Vacations in tents, sailing, oases, english, bike, farm, organizing ‘nature’ workshops, photography courses, playing in becoming ‘young nature biologists’ etc. on https://www.wwftravel.it/campiestivi/
The first tech camps, artificial intelligence, data science and the digital world are at the center. In Volterra and Trieste
Applied sciences stand out among the new subjects that are being developed in Italian universities.
For example, the proposal for AlxGirls Summer Tech Camps, the first free “science” campus (sponsors of the caliber Fineco Asset Management, Associazione Donne 4.0, and Daxo Group) is entirely for girls. It is intended for girls in the upper fourth grade who want to test themselves in subjects dedicated to artificial intelligence and data science, and is intended to guide young women towards choosing female STEM colleges for their high school studies. So far, more than 1,000 schools have been invited. Participation is free and takes place via self-application (by 20 May) on the website www.aixgirls.it The campus is located in Volterra, at the SIAF International School of Higher Education.
The new campus ‘H-FARM’ is for children and young people (June-August) in the new facilities of Campus di Ca’Tron (Portopiccolo, Trieste), Europe’s largest innovation center on the outskirts of Venice (between Monfalcone and Trieste). Offer includes digital summer camps, with workshops on digital photo, video and post-production, special effects, Internet of Things, drones with a DJI education, Acers software, Minecraft programming, robotics with Lego, Clementoni and creative electronics. H-Farm itself, occupying 51 hectares, has a campus dedicated to learning English through science, art, hope, geography and coding. In addition to many sports activities. information www.h-farm.com
English, nature and environment together, from Udine to Palermo
English and nature are increasingly popular elements at the many summer universities scattered across the peninsula. This year farms and schools in the countryside are incorporating the show with the addition of English practice which, as we know, is learned through its practice. At Montessori Farm of The Dolomites, outdoor activities take place in the woods and high mountains. It was conducted with experienced Montessori Elementary School teachers abroad who, in animal care activities, herbal collecting, milking and cheese making, traditional songs and dances, wood inlaying, etc., made the participants experience a true full immersion in the English language. on www.montessorifarmofthedolomites.com
At Parco delle Madonie, in Palermo, the summer campus is aimed at children and teenagers who want to experience adventure-filled holidays in nature, and training in problem-solving skills. Outdoor sports, logic competitions, educational workshops, stars with expert staff, activities in English according to the principles of learning by doing. Information about www.campiestivimadonie.it
From photography to theater to green cinema for all ages, from Milan to Rome, Valtellina and L’Aquila
At the Italian Institute of Photography in Milan, home of a historic photography school, this summer there are more than 200 summer camp proposals for those staying in the city. Children, teens and adults from 8 to 18 years old will learn the theoretical foundations and practical techniques right up to the approach of a professional photographer. Campus, Kids Clicks, Teen Clicks, and Advances begins June 20th. on www.istitutoitalianodifotografia.it
In Sueglio (Department of Lecco), in Valtellina, the Teatro della Zucca offers a residential summer campus for children and teenagers from 7 to 13 years old. The use of body and sound, giving space for creativity, is the main objective of the creative, expressive and naturalistic workshops that intertwine with each other. The staff consists of teachers and theater operators with decades of experience in the sector. on www.teatrodellazucca.com
The first campus dedicated to making a new environmentally sustainable green cinema, the CinemAbruzzo Campus, is in Avezzano (AQ). This is Europe’s first art residence entirely dedicated to the production of eco-friendly films. Aimed at young filmmakers, it is organized by CinemAbruzzo Aps. A rich and detailed program that explores and provides participants with all the technical tools and best practices for fully eco-friendly production. With a limited number, it targets 14 filmmakers under 35 years old from all over the world and has received recognition and funding from the “Special Projects” of the General Directorate of Cinema and Audiovisual of the Ministry of Culture. Throughout the campus, film, audio and video projects will be implemented in a carbon neutral setting. The programme, starting in early June 2022, is published in www.cinemabruzzo.com
The Sentieri Selvaggi Cultural Association in Rome offers a “Summer School of Cinema” with full summer courses of 3 or 5 weeks offered at reduced prices. The show is for girls and boys between the ages of 15 and 19, and the show ranges from courses in photography, directing, acting, film criticism, journalism, editing and screenwriting. Information about www.scuolasentieriselvaggi.it
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