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
WEEK 1 (22nd – 26th June)
WE TAKE AN 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.
* Notice to parents: we will keep you up to date with daily photos.
WEEKS 2 (29TH JUNE – 3RD JULY) AND 5 (20TH – 24TH JULY)
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
WEEK 3 (6th – 10th JULY)
A BUG’S LIFE
EVERY BUG HAS HIS DAY
With this topic, we will show children the enormous variety of animals that encompasses the term “bugs”. They will understand some of the most important characteristics of the different groups that surround us.
We will try to take away the bad reputation that all bugs have in general (some due to their condition of parasites and others for their role in the transmision of diseases).
Every day, we will study a bug, getting to know its way of life and its funtion in nature. We will make traps and bug hotels and we will look for them to observe them with entertainment.
Our bug hunters will combine their work with sports and multi-adventure activities. And like every year, they will also enjoy taking care of the farm animals (cows, goats, sheep, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds).
After all this activity, campers deserve a dip, cooling off in our large pool.
WEEK 3 (13th – 17th JULY)
STIMULATION AND LEARNING
Children develop their creativity and initiative through experimentation and manipulation, which implies a greater understanding and improvement of the quality of learning. Through the manufacture of handmade toys that we will make this week, we will get the children to put their creativity to work.
This week’s proposaL’s main objective is to allow children to create and play. They will work their psychomotor skills, their social skills, their creativity. They will be empowered by being able to create their own toys. They will learn to respect some rules when playing with other children and their new toys and games, which will promote integration into society.
And above all things, they will have fun !!
|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 – 16:15||Afternoon snack (merienda)|
|16:15 – 16:30||Farewell / Free time|
|16:30 – 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.