The activities have been various, organized for reach the goal that guys and girls could appreciate the nature around them and also could take advantage of the opportunity to spend some time together in a different and stimulating environment.
The kids had the possibility to experiment practicies like yoga during the morning, to deal with some handy-work in the land (like cleaning the river or cut the grass around the plantations of fruits), to learn how to make a delicious pizza. They met the vegetarian food and they’ve widen their knowledge about nutrition. They have been involved in some group’s plays and activities for enhance the self-confidence and the group spirit. Moreover they partecipated to some debates about topics which for many of them were new, like alimentation, family, their ambitions and their fears.
During the day we tried also to work on the responsabilization, establishing shifts for the kids to clean dishes, set and clear the table. One of the concepts of this camp was that everyone should feel that she/he was directly partecipating to the activities.
For the last night of each group has been organized a nice closure party around the fire, with some live music and dances where the kids could express their creative side during a beautiful night under the stars.
The impressions about this first initiative has been really positive by both sides, for the ones who organized the activities, who felt very satisfied to share their vision of a better and sustainable world with young and interested people, and for kids and teachers who could take advantage at best from this opportunity.
There are some things that it’s not possible to learn between the desks at school and from books, and that we can learn and discover much better spending some time in nature, collaborating with each other, appreciating the relationships with other people and at the same time being more aware about our personal development.