Pictures from the summer camp in Viterbo (EN)

Hunor Király

The summer day-camp in Viterbo was the main outcome of the Italian mini-project Living Colours: A New Rainbow Over Viterbo. See the description of the project here.


See some pictures taken during the day-camp, and a short description from Ylenia:


After the experience we had last year with the same project, it was decided to realise another Summer Camp, improving different aspects:

  • instead of three weeks of Camp from 8.30 a.m. to 01.00 p.m., we decided to have two weeks of Summer Camp from 8.30 a.m. to 04.00 p.m.. With this structure, we managed to meet the parents' needs of the children involved and at the same time we had the chance to work deeper on the different topics of the workshops;
  • we decided to involve experts in different fields (social, environmental, cultural), improving the quality of the activities;
  • we decided to involve more the parents in the project, to develop their active participation in an intercultural dimension, so we managed to have a day, during the two weeks of Summer Camp, focused on this, where the parents could meet eachother and discuss the main topic with an intercultural mediator: Lukusa Tshiela.


During this year, we managed to include more different nationalities, more then twelve; the fil rouge of our educational workshops was the language. We found a common language, even through all the different ones spoken by the children, creating a link between all the different cultures and traditions.


Moreover, during the two weeks we invited two families, one from Columbia and the other one from Brazil, who showed their cultures through typical dances, for examples: with this meeting, the children had the possibility to know and understand different traditions, to meet the differences and the similarities and to accept them.


Daily structure


The Camp took place in Viterbo, from 14th to the 25th of July 2014. The activities started at 08.30 a.m. till 04.00 p.m., included the lunch for children and volunteers.

The project involved two groups of children, with different ages: the first one included children from 7 to 10 years old, the second one from 11 to 13.


During the morning activities, the children usually did different creative workshops, involving art and theater, as a non-formal methodology to reach our aims, like breaking stereotypes, building a group, make them learn through a non-formal education.

During the afternoon activities we focused more on an environmental education, during the first week, and cine-forum during the second one. We managed to have laboratories environmental based organised by an expert: a Spanish volunteer. For the cine-forum, we selected some movies with a social theme, including social conflicts, globalization, relationship between humans and nature; at the end of it, we had a discussion about these main themes.


On Friday, all the local Grassroots worked together with the whole group of children, to sum up the activities and the themes of the week.


During the last day of the Camp, we organised an intercultural lunch with the children and their families, with the possibility for them to cook typical meal from their own country. Moreover, the children all together realised and showed a dance completely created by themselves.


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