BCILC

Winter Camp

Starting 17th December 2023

BCILC Winter Camp - A Journey of Discovery and Development

Amidst the serene winter landscapes, a unique educational experience unfolds – the BCILC Winter Camp. This exceptional program goes beyond the traditional classroom setting to foster holistic development in students. It is a dynamic platform that encourages students to embark on adventures, discover new horizons, and explore their limitless potential while actively engaged in the learning process.

BCILC Winter Camp is not merely an educational event; it’s an immersive journey that integrates skill development inside and outside the classroom. We believe that true learning occurs when students are exposed to diverse experiences and when they are challenged to step outside their comfort zones.

Inside the classroom, students engage in interactive and innovative learning experiences. They participate in workshops and classes designed to enhance their academic proficiency, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. From hands-on science experiments to in-depth discussions on literature and culture, BCILC Winter Camp ensures that the classroom experience is both enriching and inspiring.

However, what sets BCILC Winter Camp apart is its commitment to learning beyond the four walls. Students are encouraged to embrace the captivating natural surroundings as their extended classroom. They embark on thrilling adventures such as hiking through pristine forests, exploring historical landmarks, and conquering outdoor challenges. These activities not only promote physical fitness but also instill important life skills like teamwork, leadership, and resilience.

The essence of BCILC Winter Camp lies in its unique blend of adventure and education. It’s about igniting the spark of curiosity in young minds, empowering them to think independently, and enabling them to embrace new experiences with confidence. In this inspiring environment, students discover the joy of learning by doing, and the thrill of exploration becomes the catalyst for their personal growth.

Join us at BCILC Winter Camp, where education transcends the conventional, and students embark on a transformative journey of self discovery, skill development, and exploration. Here, they not only gain knowledge but also the courage to navigate the uncharted territories of their future. The BCILC Winter Camp experience is not just an educational endeavor; it’s an adventure of a lifetime that prepares students to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Week 1: Exploring Science and Nature

Day 1
Indoor STEAM Workshop

Morning: Introduction to the program and team building activities.
Afternoon: Science experiment – Building a wind-powered car.

Day 2
Outdoor Adventure

Morning: Nature hike to identify local flora and fauna.
Afternoon: Outdoor scavenger hunt with a focus on ecological diversity.

Day 3
Indoor STEAM Workshop

Morning: Engineering challenge - Building and testing small-scale bridges.
Afternoon: Outdoor team-building activities and group challenges.

Day 4
Outdoor Adventure

Morning: Visit to a local botanical garden for a lesson on plant biology.
Afternoon: Creating a Farm

Day 5
Indoor STEAM Workshop

Morning: Art and science fusion - Creating nature-inspired artwork.
Afternoon: Open House for parents to see our work in our first open event.

Week 2: Creative Technology and Environmental Awareness

Day 1
Indoor STEAM Workshop

Morning: Introduction to 3D printing and design.
Afternoon: Design and create 3D-printed objects.

Day 2
Outdoor Adventure

Morning: Guided trip to a nearby nature reserve with a focus on conservation.
Afternoon: Participate in a nature cleanup activity.

Day 3
Indoor STEAM Workshop

Morning: Interactive astronomy session with telescopes and star charts.
Afternoon: Virtual reality experience exploring the solar system.

Day 4
Outdoor Adventure

Morning: Visit to a local science museum to explore interactive exhibits.
Afternoon: Geocaching adventure with GPS devices.

Day 5
Indoor STEAM Workshop

Morning: Music and technology - Create Radio Podcasts.
Afternoon: Record and play back our performances

Week 3: Innovation and Culmination

Day 1
Indoor STEAM Workshop

Morning: Introduction to entrepreneurship and Making a new food product.
Afternoon: Making our food and enjoying tasting sessions.

Day 2
Outdoor Adventure

Morning: Outdoor rock climbing and rappelling adventure.
Afternoon: Leadership and team-building activities.

Day 3
Indoor STEAM Workshop

Morning: Introduction to app development and design.
Afternoon: Develop a basic mobile app.

Day 4
Outdoor Adventure

Morning: Visit to a local innovation center or tech startup.
Afternoon: Group challenge involving building a technological solution.

Day 5
Culminating Event

Morning: Final project presentations to peers and parents.
Afternoon: Awards ceremony, certificates, and farewell celebration.

This three-week summer school timetable balances indoor STEAM workshops with outdoor adventures to provide students with a comprehensive educational and hands-on learning experience. It emphasizes science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) subjects while also encouraging teamwork, environmental awareness, and creative thinking through adventure-type activities.

As well as the displayed activities students will take part in games, sports time, and challenges to win prizes and snacks for their team.

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