Young children are learning and developing quickly. They are playing, learning and experimenting. They are also beginning to get a sense of their own identity and how they may be different from others, such as noticing boys and girls. Some children benefit from being at a nursery or playgroup at this age. Organised activities help develop their learning in an informal setting. In turn, this is preparing them for more formal school life. Cultural identity is important. Children need to have people around them that they can identify with and who have an understanding of their cultural and ethnic background.

Children learn through all their senses by tasting, touching, seeing, hearing and smelling, watching and copying people close to them they learn language and behaviour playing.

Joining OSVSWA Work Camp on the FUN WITH KIDS is a great way to give back to the local community while learning about the children and their activities.

This is exactly what the gap year travelers joining for Fun with Kids to:
  Write stories together.
  Play games together.
  Paint or draw together.   Create a fort in your living room out of blankets or cardboard boxes.
  Have a sunset picnic at a park or beach.
  Get up early, pack breakfast, and have a sunrise breakfast.
  Go to a playground.
  Play hide-and-seek.
  Have a pillow fight.
  Tell stories.
  Make mazes or puzzles for each other to solve.
  Play card games.
  Garden together.
  Bake cookies (let the kids help).
  Make a movie using a camcorder and computer.
  Learn to play music.
  Make play dough from scratch.
  Go to a pool.
  Go to a public place, people watch, and make up imaginary stories about people.
  Visit family.
  Do a science experiment.
  Teach them to play chess.
  Create a family book, with information and pictures about each family member.
  Fly kites.
  Play loud music and dance crazy.
  Paint each other’s faces.
  Go for a walk and explore the neighborhood.
  Make a comic book.
  Make mud pies.
  Sing songs.
  Build paper airplanes and have a flying contest.
  Prank call their grandparents, using disguised, humorous voices.

Duration: 2 weeks
Number of volunteers: 12-15
Participation fee: 250 EURO (excluding registration fees)

English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed. Surviving local language will be taught during the camp.

Volunteers will be hosted in a local house / community house / volunteer house; sleeping on beds or mattresses in several rooms, shared by 2-4 volunteers each. Volunteers will share the duties of preparing food, cooking meals and cleaning. Please keep in mind that during this work camp, food will be provided by OSVSWA, which also means eating mainly local food, but will be taken care of less spicy.

Free time activities will be organized for OSVSWA volunteers; as day trips and excursions in the area, picnic in forest / tourist places, meeting with government officials to share the experience.

What To Bring
You will need:
• Refillable water bottle
• Funds sufficient to cover recreation, incidentals, souvenirs (a per requirement).
• An open-mind
• A sense of adventure
• A heart of service

What OSVSWA will Provide :
• 24-hour accompaniment by professional, support staff
• Airport pickup/drop off
• All ground transportation
• All lodging
• Two meals per day
• Hand gloves
• Drinking water
• Instruction by licensed medical professionals
• Medications and supplies
• Quality experiential learning
• A meaningful glimpse into another culture
• An unforgettable moments