On summer camps
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We constantly strive to give children and young people the opportunity for a serene and constructive experience and we are convinced that the first prerequisite for this to be achieved is mutual cooperation with the family. That’s why below we publish some of the most frequent questions and answers on stays that are addressed to us and why we are available for any need…
For summer camps it is possible to participate from 7 years, completed on the date of the chosen shift, to 14 years completed in the current year. Children and young people will be divided into different age groups. We point out that the ages indicated are indicative and refer to the proposed educational method: it is the parents’ responsibility to agree with the Management, according to the specific maturity of the minor concerned, the appropriate placement for each age group.
Depending on the age of the guests there are different types of accommodation: 7-11 years in an Alpine home and 12-14 years in “raised tents”.
In order to safeguard the different needs and expectations, guests are divided into age groups (7-11, 12-14 years) who spend their stay in separate subfields carrying out activities appropriate to their age. In order for everyone to acquire an important role within the group, the “teams” are made up of boys of close and vertical age (7,8,9,10,11 years and 12,13,14) in a variable number according to the members . Few but significant moments of interaction between the age groups generally occur at the beginning and at the end of the stay.
The summer holidays have a very detailed educational program of activities that aims to educate while having fun and ways that involve the host children also in agreeing the drafting of the rules of the community. Being our “responsibility” objective, control in the traditional sense of the term is better defined as a “support by older brothers” of our educators (average age over 22 years and experience) present 24 hours a day, 1 in each 10 guests. In the case of important educational problems, the Camp Direction, in addition to coordinating with the educators the necessary immediate actions, interacts with the parents of the interested children, evaluating the different strategies for solving problems.
Autonomy is one of our most important educational goals and consequently guests can communicate with family members only for days and times communicated at the time of registration confirmation (generally 4 times during the stay):
Guests are requested to provide guests with a personal budget of no more than € 35, which must be deposited by the guests themselves at the Management at the time of arrival at the camp. In the event of further needs and unforeseen circumstances, the field management will be able to anticipate the necessary sums which will subsequently be returned to the family. It is advisable not to equip guests with watches, necklaces, rings, bracelets or other items of significant economic value, for which the Management assumes no responsibility.
Even before registering, it is necessary to report in writing any pathologies or allergies of the aspiring guest, in order to receive authorization to register. The organization, although willing to offer everyone the opportunity to participate, reserves the right to accept registration in the face of problems incompatible with the type of proposal.
The menu is unique, plentiful and varied and includes three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner). In the preparation of meals, the various needs certified by the attending physician are taken into consideration and must be reported with the registration request, in order to receive authorization to register and to better organize the possible administration of food.
In order to give correct eating habits and to maintain a correct preservation of all foods, it is not possible to provide any food supplied to guests, including sweets of rapid use such as sweets, chewing gum, etc.
In case of modest necessity, the Management consults with a reference doctor. In more important cases, in the area around the camp there are health facilities that can be reached relatively quickly. In any case, problems that are not even important, families will be promptly contacted and the interventions to be carried out will be evaluated. In this regard it is important to provide the field of reliable and always available contact details where you can be contacted in case of need.
Families have the opportunity to bring and take the children directly to the camp, but group transfer services are also provided with the assistance of our companions, as indicated in the price list. Time of arrival and departure from the camp for those accompanied, details, times and place of meeting for the group trip, will be communicated in the registration confirmation letter. Recommending the maximum punctuality, we invite the parents who accompany and take the children back to the camp to limit their stay to the essential. The road to reach the camp and the meeting place of the organized trips are indicated on this site on the “Where is” page.
For the success of the stay and for the good of the children entrusted to us, it is our conviction that it is important to establish a relationship of trust and collaboration with the parents, so it is now customary to carry out some Open Days directly at the camp. On these occasions we will tell the values that animate us and that are the foundation of the whole educational structure of the camps as well as our educational methods, we will give parents the opportunity to see the structure, meet some educators and parents already participating, and clarify the doubts and have all the information possible for a calm and informed choice.
However, it is always possible to meet us by appointment at our secretarial office in Trezzo sull’Adda (MI).