The types of summer camp workshops vary depending on the theme of the camp itself. Camps are undoubtedly one of the best ways to learn and have fun at the same time.
Through group dynamics and workshops, instructors and educators usually carry out various activities in order to stimulate the imagination of the participants, combining the playful and pedagogical dimensions.
Workshops in summer camps are one of the main learning tools, and are ideal for the development of campers’ skills. Because workshops are indispensable in the dynamics of the camps, and are the basis for learning, many people tend to consider this factor as the main reference when deciding to choose one summer camp or another.
In this article we want to go deeper into the subject of workshops in summer camps. Knowing what a workshop is, and what the different types of workshops are, will help us to select the appropriate summer camp for our child.
What is a workshop?
Basically, it is a work methodology that seeks to integrate theory and practice through the realization of an activity. They are characterized by research and learning by discovery, generally carried out through group tasks.
Workshops in summer camps are a very effective pedagogical strategy. They not only address the theoretical content of a discipline, but also focus their actions on know-how. In other words, the participant puts into practice what they have learned about that particular discipline.
The great effectiveness of the workshops is essentially due to the fact that the workshop is based on an interdisciplinary approach, whereby the teacher is not teaching in the traditional way, but becomes a technical assistant who helps the participant to learn. This dynamic usually gives excellent results, as it helps the participant to see the practical value of what they are learning through their own creation.
Types of workshops in summer camps
As we have mentioned before, one of the fundamental bases of learning in camps are workshops. For this reason, summer camps offer an important range of workshops in coordination with the theme of the camp. So, depending on the type of camp chosen, we will find some workshops or others. Summer camps usually offer the following workshops:
Music workshops are among the most demanded and valued by young people, as they can learn to play their favorite instrument, and improve their sense of rhythm and coordination.
The objective of these workshops is to help participants understand the value of respecting the environment and natural resources. In addition, they will reinforce an important part of the knowledge acquired in the classroom.
These workshops encourage participants’ talents. They give them the opportunity and teach them the tools to play characters in plays, after preparation and rehearsal.
These workshops are designed for the more creative and creative thinkers. They are dedicated to the elaboration of a camp newspaper, where the participants will make and complement its content based on the tools and education provided in the workshops. The results are usually impressive.
One of the workshops that most benefit the participants are the cooking workshops. There the participants can learn and discover the benefits of gastronomy while developing their culinary skills.
This workshop has a double objective. First, it aims to make participants aware of the importance of knowing how to act appropriately in times of emergency. Subsequently, it provides participants with the fundamental first aid techniques to act correctly in those moments.
Arts and crafts workshops
Participants can let their imagination run wild and exploit their talents in these workshops at summer camps, creating works of art from the materials provided. Students usually make crafts with clay, disposable plastics or rope, among many other materials.
Dance workshops are perfect for participants to improve their motor skills and coordination. Various dances such as tango, merengue, salsa and other popular dances are taught.
As you can see, workshops represent a fundamental aspect of learning for summer camp attendees. Depending on your children’s aptitudes and likes, you can easily select the workshop that can help them develop their full potential by refining their natural abilities, or by acquiring new skills.
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