On the winter camps
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Children and young people will be accommodated in a welcoming newly renovated alpine house, whose photos can be viewed on the “Structure” page and can be visited directly during the Autumn Open-Day.
In order to safeguard the different needs and expectations, the periods of stay are specifically dedicated to different age groups (8-10, 11-13 years). The activities carried out will be age-adjusted so that each person acquires an important role within the group and the “teams” will be made up of children of close age and with a vertical structure (8,9,10 and 11,12,13 years), in a variable number depending on the number of members.
The Winter Camps 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. As a result, guests can communicate with family members only for days and times communicated at the time of registration confirmation (once in the middle of the court):
using their personal mobile phones previously deposited with the Management
by calling the numbers provided by the camp management
In exceptional cases requested and reported by the Management during the course of the camp, it will also be possible to send / receive e-mails intended to calm personal situations worthy of particular attention such as nostalgia, physical illness, etc. Direct communication with minor guests is not possible on other occasions except for urgent reasons.
The documents useful for participation are the following and must be delivered signed in original at the time of the child’s custody to the camp or to the accompanying persons of the organized trips:
It must always be remembered that Campo Gulliver is an experience that wants to educate to personal autonomy and often the possibility of pre-existing relationships takes away important opportunities from this experience. It is however possible, in respect of age groups and organizational needs, to make a specific request to the Management in order to include in the same subfield the friends reported by both families. It is not possible to make this request for groups of friends superior to the two guests. The Management reserves the right to ponder every personal situation.
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).