July 5-12, 2022
English Immersion Summer Camp
John Paul II Center in Kraków, Poland
Learn English & Grow in Faith
Immerse your children in the English language to learn from native speaking Americans! The camp runs from 9:00am – 3:00pm on weekdays (lunch and snacks provided), and includes:
- Sports & Activities
- English Class
During the weekend (July 9 & 10), the whole family is invited to join in for hiking in the Tatra Mountains on Saturday and Sunday Mass in English, followed by a family picnic and games at the JP2 Center.
Who's It For & How Much?
The program was created to help the Ukrainian refugee families in Poland, but everyone is welcome! The camp is specifically geared for ages 5-18. The cost is only $5 per child for refugee families ($175/child for locals).
Anyone ages 14-18 with a working knowledge of English can be a camp assistant and receive a stipend of 200 PLN and participate in advanced English lessons during camp.
Want to Help Run the Camp?
American Young Adults & Parents of Participants
We are currently seeking American volunteers to help run the English immersion camp! These will be young adults, ages 18-35 (or young at heart and full of energy), who hold a strong foundation in Christ and are eager to serve others, particularly the youth! This is a perfect opportunity for students that are already in the Summer Study Abroad program, or those that may be interested in staying for the Theology of the Body Pilgrimage.
We are also seeking parents to help cook meals for the campers. If interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each volunteer is responsible for booking and paying for their flight (perfect opportunity to fundraise) as well as contributing $500 to help cover the cost of the program (craft supplies, sporting equipment, food, snacks, lodging, etc.). Upon arrival in Krakow, we will provide for all your needs – airport transport, lodging, food, etc.
Support Our Efforts
Our English immersion camp is based on the same principles as our young adult programs: God, community, and conversation.
We help you grow closer to God in daily prayer, Sunday Mass, and by exploring his beautiful creation.
The very nature of our immersion camp facilitates friendship – shared experiences and fun times!
Together, campers will learn how to converse in English in the city where Pope Saint John Paul II likely studied the English language as well.