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SUMMER CAMP 2014


Welcome to Canadian Island, For more than fifteen years, our summer camps in Tuscany have given young people from around the world the opportunity to become a better version of themselves. We do this by providing a safe and supportive family environment where juniors and teenagers feel comfortable to try a range of new activities, and also grow as individuals. Our firsthand experience shows us that campers easily adapt to living in a new country and thrive on challenges, so long as they feel relaxed and at home. Small group organised and elective workshops ensure the progress of each camper is closely monitored and encouraged. It also means our instructors can focus on leading challenging and engaging classes while camp counsellors care for overall wellbeing. And with the right mix of guidance and support, campers feel empowered to conquer everything from a ropes course to making pasta from scratch, forming life changing friendships to learning a new language. Canadian Island strikes the right balance between culture and adventure. From helping to grow organic food to art classes in the Renaissance tradition, our campers learn to embrace the world around them. Our destination in the Tuscan hillsides, which have inspired travellers and artists for centuries, add an additional layer of magic to our camp. We look forward to seeing you at camp!

Maria Rocco

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AN WIT ADIAN HA S N IT CHO O H EA ALIA L N RT


LIVE THE LANGUAGE, EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE


A CANADIAN CAMP WITH AN ITALIAN HEART

We are keen believers in the importance of cultural exchanges and overseas experiences for young people. Which is why we offer such a diverse range of activities to school age students wanting to learn more about Tuscany, Italy. From Renaissance artists like Michelangelo and Botticelli to writers such as Dante or modern cinema favourites in the form of Roberto Benigni, Tuscany was and is a region famous for its contribution to the arts. In keeping with this tradition, our campers take part in language classes, excursions to historical sites and world-famous museums, art and theatre workshops, field trips to local farms or beaches and traditional Italian cooking workshops. Young people also have the chance to mix with local Italian students at camp, helping to improve language acquisition and increase cultural awareness.  Mixing two or more cultural groups together has its challenges but it can also turn the simplest activity into an enriching cultural exchange. 

See you at camp!


Our 18th century countryhouse in Tuscany overlooks the Maremma coastline and is close to famous historical cities such as Siena and Florence. Nearby vineyards and rolling hillsides create a serene atmosphere where young people feel immersed in nature. FATTORIA LA CAPITANA (7 -14) : June 15th - June 21th June 22nd - June 28th* (ME & MOM CAMP AVAILABLE) June 29th - July 05th* (ME & MOM CAMP AVAILABLE) July 06th - July 12th


Young people everywhere have the power to be the best version of themselves ... Our job is to guide them on their journey


COOKING TIME

ACTIVITIES (take place on a rotation basis): artisan

leather

workshops,

Italian

cooking

classes, photography, dressmaking, Commedia dell’Arte mask making, sculpture courses using Michelangelo techniques, handmade ceramics, drama and theatre classes as well as sports, field trips and excursions.


ART TIME


TENUTA DEI CAVALIERI (7-14): June 22nd - June 28th June 29th - July 05th July 06th - July 12th

Discover our campsite in the Chianti countryside not far from Florence :)


Sculpture Modelling objects using a range of materials Working with different finishes Introduction to using space effectively Painting Renaissance painting techniques Experimenting with colours using eggshells - Painting on wood Mosaic Introduction to italian mosaics Creating a mosaic using differents techniques Materials used include paper, glass, ceramics and tiles Woodwork Making wooden objects, Woodwork techniques, Painting and decoration Puppetry Traditional Italian puppetry Making one or more characters using recycled materials Jewellery making Create your design with everything from beads, metal and fabrics Leatherworks Enter the leather laboratory Cut, sew and shape leather to size Make your own leather purse, bracelet or phone cover Recycled Art Fuel creativity in a recycled art workshop Graphic T-shirts Design your own logo Print with unique stencils

ADVENTURE

Italian Cuisine Artisan bread making Traditional techniques from Tuscany - Organic ingredients Bake your own Cantucci di Prato biscuits


ITALIAN CULTURE


NEW FRIENDS


WORKING-TOGETHER


TEAM BUILDING


Spend a summer in Italy with Canadian Island. While no two days at camp are ever the same, you can get a taste of what’s to come by reading over our camp timetable below. Your Day At Camp: 07:45 - Wake-up and wash up 08:15 - Breakfast 08:45 - Clean up rooms and room check 09:00 - Good morning workout-round-up 09:30 - English and/or Italian lessons 11:30 - Workshop 13:00 - Lunch and rest time 14:30 - Workshop 16:00 - Pool time and water games 16:45 - Snack 17:00 - Free choice activities 18:30 - Cooperative games, showers 19:30 - Tasty meal 20:30 - Campfire, evening program 22:00 - Goodnight 22:30 - Lights out Activities and workshops take place on rotation and are supplemented by field trips or excursions.


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TEENS WEEK (13/17):

July 13th - July 19th July 20th - July 26th July 27th - August 2nd


1 WEEK SESSION: 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

2 WEEKS SESSION: 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS FULL ROOM AND BOARD CAMP 1 FULL DAY CULTURAL EXCURSION A WEEK: May include a visit to one Historical Tuscan Cities: - Florence - Siena - Lucca - Volterra 1 HALF DAY CULTURAL EXCURSION A WEEK: (Just for teens)

May include a visit to: - Volterra - Beach Pietrasanta - Renaissance tour CAMP WORKSHOPS: - Artisan:leather Working, Hand Made Ceramics - Cooking: Pasta, Pizza or Gelato Making - Art: paint like famous painters using Leonardo Da Vinci and Giotto’s techniques - Michelangelo’s sculpture technique - Photography - Dress Making (Italian Fashion) - Commedia dell’arte mask making, theatre ATTRACTIVE OUTDOOR FACILITIES (Depending on location):

- Swimming Pool - Volleyball Courts - Tennis Courts - Soccer Field

• Room and board for 6 or 13 nights • 4 meals a day • 15 hours weekly English or Italian lessons • Certificate issued upon completion of Italian or English course • Preparation for Cambridge exams (Pet, Ket, First) • Study materials • An off Campus full day excursion once a week (for teen agers) / A half day excursion once a week (7/14 years old) • Evening activities • Laundry service • Transportation for excursions • International Registration fee • Medical service available • Insurance

• Pick up and drop off at the Airport by assistant • Horse back riding • Return transfer from the airport to the accomodation


DAY

8 - 8.45

1

-

2

breakfast

3

morning 9-11.30

morning 11.30-12.30

13.00

afternoon

20.00

evening

lunch

introduction to the programme and orientation activities

dinner

tour of the surrounding area group games

transfer

check-in

Italian or English lessons

workshop1

lunch

breakfast

Full day cultural excursion2

Full day cultural excursion2

packed lunch

4

breakfast

Italian or English lessons

workshop1

5

breakfast

Italian or English lessons

workshop1

lunch

6

breakfast

Italian or English lessons

workshop1

lunch

7

breakfast

Italian or English intermediate exam

workshop1

lunch

DAY

8 - 8.45

morning 9-11.30

morning 11.30-12.30

13.00

1

breakfast

Exam and new level for English or Italian lessons

free time orientation activities

lunch

2

breakfast

Italian or English lessons

workshop1

lunch

3

breakfast

Full day cultural excursion2

Full day cultural excursion2

packed lunch

4

breakfast

Italian or English lessons

workshop1

5

breakfast

Italian or English lessons

workshop1

lunch

6

breakfast

Italian or English lessons

workshop1

lunch

7

breakfast

Italian or English Final Exam

workshop1

lunch

lunch

lunch

Pool time

workshop1

Full day cultural excursion2 Pool time

Team activities3

half day cultural tour Pool time Pool time

workshop

1

workshop

1

afternoon Pool time

Team Building Games Pool time workshop1 Full day cultural excursion2 Pool time Sport activities3

half day cultural tour Pool time

dinner

team building games theme nights

Pizza party

City by night

BBQ

Camp fire

dinner

theme nights

dinner

dinner and folcloristic activities with locals

dinner

let’s make Pizza Dance night

20.00

evening

dinner

medieval/renaissance dinner evening

dinner

team building games

Pizza party

City by night

dinner

theme nights

BBQ

Treasure Hunt with Italian Culture Quiz

dinner

Skits and Shows

-

-

Sport activities3

Closing Cerimonies Diploma

1 Workshops may include: Artisan - Leather hand made, Pasta, Pizza or Gelato making, Paint like Da Vinci, Paint like Giotto, Photography, Dress Making (Italian Fashion), Commedia dell’Arte Mask making, Orienteering through the Tuscan Hills 2 Full day Cultural Excursion include (one of the following): Firenze, Siena, Lucca, seaside + Uffizzi, Opera del Duomo, Renaissance tour, artist tour of famous artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Masaccio, Botticelli. 3 Sports include: swimming, soccer, tennis, volleyball, yoga, horse back riding, tree climbing, archery, circus activities, team game. 4 Half day excursion include (one of the following): San Gimignano, Pitigliano, Historical Tuscan city, Florence by night tour, Volterra.


FUN TIME


A MESSAGE FROM MARIA AND LUCIA We know the choice of a summer camp is an important one. Which is why we try to draw on our own experience as mothers to make sure that each individual child gets the attention and support they deserve. Camp at Canadian Island is designed to both challenge and encourage young people to feel comfortable in their own skin, and their ability to make positive choices. We do this by creating a truly welcoming environment where young people feel comfortable to be themselves - and gain confidence from mixing with people from different cultures, speaking a foreign language, learning new skills and testing their own ability to overcome challenges. We hope that Canadian Island Summer Camp becomes a part of your child’s life for many years to come. Lucia & Maria


see you soon...


VIA GIOBERTI 15 FIRENZE, 50121, ITALY WWW.CANADIANISLAND.COM INFO@CANADIANISLAND.IT

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