Happy Camp with Horses
Description: Every summer RIS Dvorec Rakičan organizes English camps. This year novelty is Camp with horses. These camps are intended for Slovene children from different regions of Slovenia. During the camp, children learn foreign languages through games, sports, music as well as art and cultural activities. The camp also offers all children equal opportunities and makes no social differences. Children socialize with each other, get familiar with their companions and spend the summer in the arms of the nature. Activities are organized and well planed with the help of children, according to weather conditions and other organisational conditions. We are involving volunteers from all over the world, thus adding value to our project
Type of Work: Volunteers will have a chance to create and lead some of the creative workshops for children. On the first day of the camp they will get the chance to present the country, their culture to the children. They will also participate in all sports and art activities (horseback riding, visiting the swimming pool, archery, preparing theater plays). Within Camp with horses volunteers will have a chance to assist in horse riding lessons and horse ground manners. A volunteer has to be qualified in this field. The volunteers will also make a kitchen service plan according to which they will help in the kitchen. They will prepare traditional dishes typical for their home country. In addition, volunteers will help with the cleaning (cleaning dishes and cleaning up in the kitchen and dining room).
Study Theme: Volunteers will expand their work experience with children, improve leadership skills and skills of cooperation and working in group.Through the exchange of experience with fellow volunteers, they will be able to further enrich their knowledge. They will learn more about Slovenian culture and typical local food. Through workshops they will develop and strengthen their creative thinking and social skills. Our goal is to strengthen children's English language skills as well as volunteer's language skills. And through work with horses they will strengthen their teaching skills related to horses.
Accommodation: At RIS Dvorec Rakičan. Volunteers will be accommodated in double/triple or multiple rooms (with free WIFI, TV, individual bathrooms) in a nice mansion with it's own cafe, which is surrounded by a natural park and horse stables. The classrooms also offer computers and internet connection which can be used in free time.
Language: English (within camp), Slovene (national language)
Requirements: Volunteers should have some work experience with children and with organising a wide variety of activities (workshops, games). For volunteering at Camp with horses volunteers have to be qualified in this field (horse riding, horse ground manners) and speak English.
Notes: This camp will be implemented at the same time as Happy camp with horses. For both of the camp we can accept 5 volunteers. So we will distribute this 5 places in regards to the volunteers interests. For instance, if there will be only 2 interested for Happy English Camp, then we will host 3 volunteers at Happy Camp with Horses.
The camp is intended for all children ages from 5 to 14. Per week there is around 60 children involved in our activities. We offer 2 types of summer programmes; the weekly programme includes 24h activities (children are sleeping in the castel; around 15 children per week). The daily programme offers activities from 8 am until 16pm. The distance to the nearest city (Murska Sobota) is 3 km.