Spanish proficiency is not mandatory, but a basic knowledge of Spanish
is required. The level of proficiency will be used to determine
available placements. Spanish proficiency is a tremendous asset
and native speakers are encouraged to apply. Apply
for one week intensive Spanish lesson.
The SAS Summer Camp requires a 1,2,3-week commitment from Jun 30
to August 1, 2014. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old at the
time of the camp. Every volunteer will able to participate in others
Mission: Our Volunteer Program gives students, teachers and qualified
individuals the opportunity to work directly in SAS's Programs and
CCTUR GUANIN. INC sponsored schools. The summer camp was developed
for children aged 05 to 16 that are critically in need of academic
help, with many being one or more levels behind in school. Volunteers
work side by side with Dominican staff in a group effort that crosses
language and cultural barriers to promote the exchange of ideas,
strategies and methods in teaching and activities.
Volunteers develop specialized educational programs that focus
on self pride, respect and peace education. Most children entering
the camp can neither read nor write. With many having previously
failed in public schools, the camp provides an opportunity for children
to learn about their environment, culture and peers through experiential
learning and educational excursions. Most of the children are discovering
and developing respect for their community and themselves for the
Volunteer as a Summer Camp Counselor in the Dominican Republic!
Spend four or five weeks in the DR teaching children sports, arts
& crafts, writing, reading, and other activities. We invite you
to be part of our Guanin/SAS Summer Camp. I'm Severino Polanco,
manager of SAS' programs. In 2007, I Went to Hinton, Alberta Canada
to do my volunteer work, I was the sport manager for the Boys and
Girls Club of Hinton, it was the most beautiful and wonderful experiences
for me working with kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Hinton, Alberta,
Canada. Working with Julie M. Kennedy Director, wonderful woman,
Tami Sub-director, Liana Thompson Secretary and etc.
Summer Camp Program .: The summer camp program for children ages 05 to 16 supplements
general educational needs and offers extracurricular hands-on activities
that engage children in their education. Children are divided into
age-appropriate groups and assigned counselors to maintain a 4:1
student to teacher ratio.
Summer Camp is held from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
During these hours, campers rotate between five 50 minutes periods
of instruction in one of six subject areas:
Arts and Crafts
Music and Dance
Sports and Recreation
Science and Nature
and Life Skill
With a 20 minute break for breakfast and a 30 minute break for
lunch. For children who are behind, this is their only option to
catch up. For those who are ahead, the camp provides a welcome challenge.
And for everyone aged 10-12, this camp provides an experience that
can steer their future lives in a more positive direction.