" I learn best when I am watching someone else do it first."
-Maggie, age 5
Curriculum goal: to accommodate various learning styles
How many times have you watched a child who is frustrated because he or she couldn't understand the information in the way it has been presented to him or her? In a playful way we determine and accommodate the different learning styles of our campers.
Excerpt from The Culture Camp Curriculum Introduction:
The more a child experiences, the stronger are the pathways to the brain. The Culture Camp curriculum uses all five senses to impart the “taste” of the different cultures experienced. Visualizations and guided imagery can make an experience “real” to a child whose imagination is engaged. We also emphasize physical learning: dancing, moving, and playing active games. Learning takes place visually, kinesthetically, spatially, and many other ways. We use all the tools at our disposal to enhance the experience for our campers.”
"...the experiential learning approach gives them a concrete way to integrate and remember factual and sensory information."
- Rev. Gail Tapscott, minister of The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale, Sponsor of Culture Camp 2003