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For 2020 TEIP Program attendees:
All camps include all room and board (provided by Polish hosts) for the duration of the camps and post-camp tours. Camps are two weeks with beginning and weekend cultural activities followed by a three-day tour of Polish sites of national and cultural interest.
TEIP offers two types of camps: residential camps and day camps. Teachers are encouraged to teach English through their areas of expertise. We have taught conversational English via STEM, cooking, art, American sports, music, history, and folklore just to name a few. Teaching assistants share their knowledge of American sport, arts, and activities.
Miłakowo is a town (3 thousand inhabitants) in the Warmia and Mazury area, famous for its pristine natural parks and numerous tourist attractions. The town is located amidst the lakes and hills covered with forests and meadows. It is close to Gdańsk, Malbork, Olsztyn, and Frombork.
Camp format: learning English and other activities 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday. Weekends are free for all participants, with the possibility of organizing activities for American volunteers. Teaching and learning English is always tied to other activities, such as workshops, expeditions or sports. The Polish staff at Rakszawa will work with our American guests to make any form of language classes possible.
Facilities and equipment: Our school is a spacious venue surrounded by a large green area where our sports facilities are located. There are 3 gyms in the school building as well. We also have a modern, well-equipped science lab and a mini-conference hall, Wi-Fi and other necessary equipment.
The old medieval city of Krakow is a great place to be with its imposing castle, many ancient monuments and churches, intriguing little streets and museums and the beautiful Vistula River flowing through the center of the city. It also has the largest and the most remarkably well preserved medieval square in Europe. Cracow is also a center of education with 200,000 students attending its 27 institutes of higher education. It is a very friendly place, with English being very widely spoken. Academic is a private primary school established in 2009. Since then, it has been known locally as a place that celebrates both individualism and diversity.
By educating future citizens of a united and democratic world, we strive to equip our students with skills and knowledge which will allow them to enter adulthood fully aware of their rights and responsibilities. We wish to help shape open-minded individuals, who are able to appreciate cultural diversity and successfully face the challenges of the 21st century. With this in mind, we have created a curriculum that focuses not only on teaching children English but also on boosting their cultural awareness.
In recognition of our achievements to date, in 2016 we became a member of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network.
For the past five years, our school has had the honor of hosting the Kosciuszko FoundationTEIP camp, which has proved a great success among students and parents.
The camp has now grown to 100 students who are eager to embark on their American experience in Cracow.
Rakszawa is a large village nestled in the valley of the picturesque Młynówka stream. It is located 11km north of Łańcut. The village was most likely settled in the XVIth century.
Places worth visiting in Rakszawa: Church under the invocation of the Holy Cross Elevation; Historic wood and brick tavern (Rakszawa Rąbane) from the XIXth century, rebuilt in 1905; Historic landscape area - Brzeźnik, formerly belonging to the Łańcut lands; Typical old cottages and country farms (XIXth and XXth century); Antique wayside shrines (XVIIIth and XIXth century); The monument of Wincenty Witos, a famous Polish politician, which commemorates his stay in Rakszawa during mass gatherings of peasants in the years 1933-1934; Monument of Poles and Jews murdered by Nazis; Grunwald cross set in 1910 on the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald.
Program: learning English and other activities 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday. Weekends are free for all participants, with the possibility of organizing activities for American volunteers. Teaching and learning English is always tied to other activities, such as workshops, expeditions or sports. The Polish staff at Rakszawa will work with our American guests to make any form of language classes possible.
Our students are very excited to study English with American teachers. This summer camp would be their first opportunity to meet U.S. volunteers. We are more than happy to join the Kościuszko Foundation's program.
Format: various courses and classes, including English 5 days a week (weekends are free for everyone).
Weekend 2: bike trips around the region, including a visit to the border with Ukraine in Budomierz, the Kresy Museum in Lubaczów, old cemetery in Bruśno, Horyniec Zdrój, Radruż, Kresowa Osada.
Equipment and facilities available to teachers and students:
- youth hostels as accommodation for American volunteers
- sports center, football fields
- computer room
Our county lies in the beautiful Kresy region of Poland, far from large agglomerations, close to the Ukrainian border. The opportunity to learn English for free would be a real gift to the students in Lubaczów. Hopefully, it will be a great start for future studies and broadening their horizons abroad.
Camp format: Learning English and other activities 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday. Weekends are free for all participants, with the possibility of organizing activities for American volunteers. Teaching and learning English is always tied to other activities, such as workshops, expeditions or sports. The Polish staff at Rakszawa will work with our American guests to make any form of language classes possible.
Equipment and facilities: The object of the European Tale Center in Pacanów is a modern cultural institution equipped with workshop rooms, surrounded by a large garden with recreational arbors. In the building, you will find a vast library, a theater room, multimedia attractions, a parlor, as well as a 2D and 3D cinema. The facility is also equipped with Wi-Fi.
We will provide accommodation for American volunteers in town.
Trips: As part of the program, we can organize trips within the Świętokrzyskie Province to visit many cultural and historical attractions our volunteers wish to see.
Nadwarciański Gród in Załęcze Wielkie (full name: Ośrodek Szkoleniowo-Wypoczynkowy ZHP „Nadwarciański Gród" w Załęczu Wielkim) is situated in the beautiful Załęczański Nature Park, by the river Warta, in the Natura 2000 area. It is part of the Nadwarciański Amber Trail in the Łódzkie province. The closest cities: Wieluń (25km), Częstochowa (70km), Opole (85km) and Łódź (120km). We are happy to organize tours to all these spots. The facility itself is available to guests all year long, has hot, running water, and it is fully equipped with anything our staff might need.
Learning English and other activities 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday. Weekends are free for all participants, with the possibility of organizing activities for American volunteers, such as kayaking, trips to Łódź or Wrocław or any other city in the region. Teaching and learning English is always tied to other activities, such as workshops, expeditions or sports. The Polish staff at Rakszawa will work with our American guests to make any form of language classes possible.
Equipment and facilities: We have three common rooms with tables, chairs, shelves, games, TV sets, projectors and boards, all at your disposal. There are seven workshop rooms with laboratory equipment, educational tools, WiFi and tables, all available as well. On the "Nadwarciański Gród" grounds, you will find a meteorological station, places to learn and teach outside and the so-called "forest classroom" with educational boards. We have numerous sports facilities (football stadium, tennis court, outdoor theater, a large outdoor tent). Further, we have all sorts of sports equipment and designated bonfire spots. If anyone would like to conduct music lessons, we can provide them with guitars, a piano, a grand piano, accordion, drums, and other small instruments as well as sound equipment. All in all, you'll find everything you need!
Our facility meets all security and sanitary requirements. Camp participants will stay in large rooms for 5-7 guests with 24-hour access to warm running water. The American staff will be located in the hotel building in rooms for 2-5 guests with private bathrooms. Our canteen serves typical, Polish comfort food as well as other meals, including vegan and vegetarian options upon request.
After the camp, we are happy to organize a trip for the American staff to Cracow or Warsaw. We are also open to any other suggestions for our guests.
"Nadwarciański Gród" in Załęcze has been organizing language camps together with the Kościuszko Foundation for several years now. The camps are very popular among kids. We are very happy to be working again with the Foundation in 2020. See you in Załęcze!
Camp format: The EFC Foundation camp lasts for two weeks and takes place in the lovely Warmia region around Olsztynek, filled with lakes and wild nature. It is dedicated to the Horizons Scholarship Program students from all around Poland, who study under the care of the EFC Foundation. Among numerous activities (sailing, windsurfing, swimming, bike trips, hiking and other sports, photography classes, workshops, etc.), scholars learn English for two weeks from Monday to Friday, with weekends off for everyone. American teachers are encouraged to take part in all activities available to scholars and the Polish staff, in order to make the cultural and language exchange between children and volunteers fuller and more enjoyable.
Each year, the EFC vacation is wrapped with a special surprise for our scholars - the annual Champions' Dinner.
Facilities and equipment: The Perkoz Recreational Center has a low-key, typically Polish vibe and is a spacious spot located in several buildings, with the food hall and conference halls located in the main building. It is located right beside a beautiful lake in the middle of the forest. It offers all sports equipment imaginable (bikes, sailing boats, kayaks, volleyball, football), separate office space for the Polish staff which Americans can use if they need WIFI or printing. The American staff sleeps in their own building with shared bathrooms. The food offered is typically Polish, with vegetarian and vegan options available. All in all, there is space for everyone and everything.