SUMMER CAMPS 2017
Three camps took place from 21st to 25th August and Children’s Day on 26th August in the Youth Centre. Summer camps included Creative, Language and Music camps. Workshops were held every day from Monday to Friday and each workshop lasted 2 and half hours.
- Creative camp – The theme of the creative camp was “Four Seasons in Bosnia and Herzegovina”. Every day started with short introduction about daily tasks and participants were asked different questions about geographical, historical and culture facts related to Bosnia. During camp they had an opportunity to socialize while making different items for each season and parts with flora and fauna typical for different regions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They also made a large map of Bosnia from recycling material. The coordinator of the creative camp was Edina Vosanovic and assistants were local volunteers Maja Tomic, Aida Zahirovic, Ismar Mustafic, Edna Mulic, Sejla Huskanovic and Azra Drapic.
- Language camp – Participants of the language camp had opportunity to attend workshops in English, Turkish and German. During the workshops they learned and improved their vocabulary related to introductions, greetings, summer, animals and food. They also learned the basics of the Turkish and German language and the main sights and features of the countries where English is used as first language. The coordinator of the language camp was Milica Bacanov and assistants were international volunteers (Ben Owens, Merve Güçlü and Alexander Likic) as well as local volunteers (Kristina Varcakovic, Matea Brkic, Nadia Selimi and Ines Mocevic).
- Music camp – The camp coordinator was Sanjin Vosanovic and five international and local volunteers (Anne Bonitz, Ben Owens, Hüseyin Şeref Çalış, Adin Midzic and Predrag Jovanovic) participated in preparing and leading parts of everyday workshops. Every workshops started with warm up, slowly crossing to carefully chosen games of rhythm, measure, dynamics and team work (different each day) and ended with practicing composition chosen for the performance. All of the games increased in difficulty and variety with enough space and time left for volunteers to introduce game of their choice. On the day of performance, local volunteer Predrag Jovanovic, took over leading duties and was successfully conducting the group through the performance.
- Children’s Day – Children’s Day was held on 26th August in the Youth centre. The program started at 12:00 and parents and friends of the camps’ participants were able to see what they learned in previous 5 days of the camps. Svitac (Firefly’s) music camp performed as well and all visitors were able to see the exhibition of drawings, models and map of Bosnia made by Creative and Language camps as well as to play various competitive games, to experience face painting and got nice and useful presents for school during Bingo (bingo).
Total participants summer camps: 80
Total participants Children’s Day: 150