Day Camp In Nature
FOR KIDS AGES 3 TO 10 · VERY CLOSE TO MADRID
Aimed at kids who love the outdoors, trees, rivers, animals and nature in general.
Our Day Camp is like a day camp in Madrid, but surrounded by nature! Full of fun for children ages 3 to 10 in groups organised by age. Each week we propose a theme so that kids can have fun and learn a lot during their summer vacations in our beautiful surroundings along the banks of the Jarama River, very close to Madrid.
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
NATURE CAMP FOR younger KIDS
The Day Camp is like a day camp, but surrounded by nature, and featuring a bilingual format. Half of the activities carried out will be in English, with bilingual and/or native speakers, thus ensuring an experience through which to learn English in a fun and natural way.
“DAY CAMP” NEAR MADRID
The kids will arrive in the morning and return home in the afternoon. The whole camp takes place at our centre in Talamanca de Jarama, an ideal setting where kids can perform a myriad of activities at facilities in the countryside by the banks of the Jarama River.
A DIFFERENT ONE EACH WEEK
FOR HEALTHY DIETS
During this week we will introduce kids to the wonderful world of cooking, through games.
We will learn about where the foods that we will use in our recipes come from, which we will gather from our garden (such as tomatoes), or get from our animals (such as milk), or from our “aromatic corner“, to season the tasty recipes that we will prepare.
We will learn how to produce them through sustainable cultivation, without harming the environment, and what each of the foods contributes to a healthy diet.
We will create our own “mini-chef” recipes, encouraging the kids to be creative and come up new recipes based on the ingredients used, empowering them to develop, make and create recipes.
And, of course we will have our mini-chef contest, where we will savour the best recipes, recognised with awards to encourage our campers to continue in the amazing culinary world.
Our mini chefs will combine their work with relaxation and concentration activities, such as yoga, mindfulness, sports, multi-adventure activities, and horseback riding. In this way, the aim is to encourage habits that are healthy for both mind and body.
Like every year, we will also enjoy taking care of farm animals (cows, goats, sheep, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds).
After all this activity, campers deserve a dip, cooling off in our large pool.
* Notice to parents: we will keep you up to date with daily photos.
WEEKS 2 AND 5
WHEN THERE WERE NO SHOPPING CENTRES
We want to teach children about a way of life different from their daily reality today. Our goal is to teach them how our ancestors lived, when there were no shopping centres, television, or new technologies. We travel back to the farms our grandparents knew, to rural areas where there were no buses or subways.
Children will learn how to manage natural resources, the importance of protecting the environment, and how to achieve sustainable development.
- Feeding and taking care of all our animals.
- Horseback riding.
- Food workshops: cookies, cheese, butter, bread …
- Working with wool.
- Traditional games.
- Caring for, irrigating and harvesting products from the garden.
- Agricultural tasks. (We sow, tend the garden, and harvest).
- We become farmers (shepherding, brushing horses, collecting eggs, milking, feeding farm animals, cleaning stables and cages etc.)
- Food transformation
WEEKS 3 AND 6
WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NATURE’S ARTISTIC RESOURCES
WE CONNECT WITH OUR ENVIRONMENT
This week we will delve into nature in a different way: through art. We will take advantage of all the artistic resources that nature offers us, as we open our eyes to the art that is already part of it, and let our creativity soar, finding enjoyment and connecting with the environment.
Mandalas created with elements from Nature.
We discover Art in nature using cameras.
We use clay from the Jarama River to create objects.
Watercolours with natural products.
STIMULATION AND LEARNING
Children develop their creativity and initiative through experimentation and handling, which leads to greater understanding and improved learning. Through the “crazy science” experiments we will do this week, we get kids to put their creativity to work.
|08:00 – 09:00||Arrival of the first campers to the camp. Breakfast/Free Time (Extended Schedule)|
|09:00 – 09:45||Formation of groups/Assembly (songs/games) – Preparation of the day.|
|09:45 – 11:00||Workshop/Activity I|
|11:00 – 12:15||Workshop/Activity II|
|12:15 – 13:00||Lunch / Free time|
|13:00 – 14:45||Swimming for younger kids / Activity III for older campers|
|14:45 – 15:45||Activity III for younger kids / Swimming for older campers|
|15:45 – 16:45||Afternoon snack (merienda)|
|16:15 – 17:00||Farewell / Free time|
|17:00 17:30||Free play (Extended Schedule)|
BUS SERVICE (WEEKS 1 – 6)
|c/ Goya, 37||7:30||17:45|
|Plaza de Cataluña||7:45||17:30|
|Ciudad BBVA – Las Tablas. Edificio Asia – c/ Sauceda, 28||8:00||17:20|
|Sanchinarro. c/ Niceto Alcalá Zamora s/n. Junto CEIP Cortes de Cádiz||8:15||17:10|
|San Sebastián de los Reyes. Centro Comercial Alegra / Decathlon||8:25||16:55|
|Fuente el Saz de Jarama||8:45||16:35|
|ARRIVAL TO AND DEPARTURE FROM CEI El Jarama||9:05||16:15|
BUS ROUTEX 2 (WEEKS 2 – 3)
|Paracuellos del Jarama||8:00||17:05|
|Fuente El Saz de Jarama||8:15||17:10|
|Valdetorres del Jarama||8:50||16:35|
|Talamanca de Jarama||9:05||16:25|
|ARRIVAL TO AND DEPARTURE FROM CEI El Jarama||9:15||16:15|
Bilingual Camp Spanish-English
The bilingual approach
A natural approach to the English language. Ideal to make initial contact. A bilingual camp for the little ones with Spanish and native English camp leaders. Each day, half of the activities will be carried out in English and the other half in Spanish. Daily routine moments are bilingual, carried out in both languages, given that both Spanish and non-Spanish camp leaders are in charge during these moments.