A few weeks ago, I was asked by a member of staff at school to help with supporting a 3 day summer camp at the end of July. As many of you already know, I love a new opportunity, so I decided give it a go. I had no idea what I was signing up for but it sounded like fun so I was up for it. I work heavily with NCS already which is aimed at 16-17 year olds so helping with a summer camp which is aimed at year 6’s would be different for me but I thought it would be a good kind of different and I was right!
Just before the end of summer term, I was asked to support the younger years with their summer camp and I decided to give it a go.It was a great idea and it has been able to inspire me with my directions in life.
The camp is run by a company named ‘humanutopia’ which are a wonderful organisation where the people strive to make positive change through young people. I must admit that I learnt a lot from the camp. It was really eye-opening for me, and by that I mean that I’ve always wanted to go into teaching to work with and support young people. However, the camp made me realise that there are more ways than one to do that. While teaching is rewarding, there are things out there that I can do which have a similar impact.
The difference between this camp and NCS is a heavier focus on young people. While there are adults supervising over the three days, the camp is predominately ran by the students. a group of year 10 students entitled ‘team heroes’ would run different workshops throughout the day. This would give the younger students an insight into how their new school works, it allows them to make new friends and gets them used to the environment of their new school. NCS on the other hand, is a fantastic summer camp which gives students an opportunity to relax after their GCSE exams.
Yugen Emotion focuses heavily on mental health and emotions since that is what it revolves around heavily. However, I do enjoy writing about inspirational experiences in my life or just an experience in general. Let me know what you think.
Yugen – An emotional response about the universe too complex for definition