UCA Summer Camp 2016
The UCA Summer Camp is a residential academic enrichment camp to upgrade maths and English skills among Grade 10 students living in Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan. The three-week programme is designed to prepare students for a world-class university education.
Summer Camp curriculum are designed by International educational experts and adapted to fit the needs of Central Asian students. Camp participants will improve their English by interacting with native English speakers.
Camp sessions follow a rigorous schedule combining academics with other learning opportunities. Participants spend three hours studying English and one hour studying maths daily.
Participants will receive information and resources to enhance their success with university applications, including sessions on how to apply to university; choose a programme of study based on career interests; and preparing for university entrance requirements. Other activities, including sports, drama, debating and field trips, will provide additional opportunities for participants to practice English-language skills and share experiences with fellow campers.
The 2016 UCA Summer Camp runs from 20 July to 9 August at the Royal Beach Hotel, a beautiful and secure location on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul in the Kyrgyz Republic. The Camp will bring together exceptional Grade 10 students from Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan for a unique academic enrichment experience, where they will improve their English and maths skills and receive critical support to enter local or international universities. The 2016 Summer Camp team is led by Erik Krauss, Manager of Student Affairs, who brings more than 25 years experience in the education sector in North America, Europe and Central Asia to UCA. Camp Director Farrah Kamani of Canada brings considerable experience working in youth camps, and is returning for a second year after serving as Deputy Director for UCA's Summer Camp in 2015. Krauss and Kamani will lead a multi-national team of twenty trained and experienced administrators, teachers and camp counsellors. The staff-student ratio is one is to four, and camp teachers work closely with counsellors during classroom and other sessions to ensure that participants are maximising learning opportunities and staying on track.