July 12-19, 2023

English Immersion Summer Camp

John Paul II Center in Kraków, Poland

Learn English & Grow in Faith

Immerse your children in a beautiful and fun environment where they can learn English. Native English speakers lead the camp and accompany your children all day. This immersive approach to language learning is proven to be the most effective way for children to learn a language. Vocabulary, language recognition, pronunciation, and grammar building are weaved into every part of the day.

The camp runs from 9:00am – 3:00pm on weekdays (lunch and snacks provided). Here is a sample day of camp – please note this is just an example, as every day varies and is tailored to each age group.

9:00 – 9:15 Arrival & Play in Teams
9:15 – 9:25 Prayer
9:25 – 10:00 Sports
10:00 – 10:35 Crafts
10:35 – 10:45 Break Time
10:45 – 11:20 Team Discussion
11:20 – 11:55 Games
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch & Free Play
1:00 – 1:35 Music/English Class
1:35 – 2:05 Activity
2:05 – 2:40 Sports
2:40 – 2:50 Prayer
2:50 – 3:00 Snack Time


During the weekend (July 15 & 16), campers will go hiking in local mountains on Saturday and on Sunday, the whole family is invited to attend Mass in English, followed by a family picnic and games at the JP2 Center.


Who's It For & How Much?

The program was initially created to help the Ukrainian refugee families in Poland, but everyone is welcome! The camp is specifically geared for ages 5-18. Anyone ages 14-18 with a working knowledge of English can be a camp assistant, and participate in advanced English lessons during camp.

Cost per child: 100 PLN (any age).

The actual cost per child is 750 PLN (not including staff and volunteers), yet through the generosity of our donors, we are able to greatly reduce the cost for your child to attend the camp at 100 PLN.

If you have any questions in the meantime, email us at admin@jp2project.org.

Want to Help Run the Camp?


Camp Volunteers

American Young Adults

We are seeking American volunteers to help run the English immersion camp! 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, are encouraged to apply! This is a perfect opportunity for students that are already in the Summer Study Abroad program.

Volunteers from America are asked to come from July 8 through July 23, 2023 to participate in the following:
– Arrival: July 8
– Training and Preparation: July 9-11
– Camp: July 12-19
– Wrap Up and Cultural Pilgrimage: July 20-22
– Departure: July 23

The cost to volunteer is $400 + airfare. The $400 covers all costs in Krakow – food, lodging, participating in camp, ground transportation and the cultural days. We encourage each volunteer to fundraise, as needed, to participate. Any additional funds raised can be contributed to support the camp.

We have currently reached our capacity for volunteers, but you are welcome to join our waitlist. If you have questions in the meantime, please email us at hello@jp2project.org.

Parent Volunteers

Parents of campers are welcome to serve on the registration team, as volunteer nurses or in the area of snack preparation at the end of the day.

Support Our Efforts

Please consider donating to help us buy sporting equipment, craft supplies, food for lunch and snacks, and cover facility and transportation costs for the camp. Your donations enable us to keep the cost minimal for refugee families.
Learn English
Daily English lessons from American leaders.
Grow in Virtue
Designed to help kids develop through new experiences.
Deepen Your Faith
Prayer and learning about the saints through activities.
Have Fun
Games, sports, skits, and activities with new friends!

Our Philosophy

Our English camp is based on the same principles as our other programs. Each young person is called to greatness, to become a builder of the civilization of love & truth! Even at a young age, children are capable of living greatness and ought to be built up in virtue. Children’s avenue of learning is primarily through fun and play. Therefore all camp activities challenge and encourage campers to exercise virtue each day. As our loving God is each person’s origin and destiny, we make sure to weave faith into every day of the camp and build a team of camp leaders who radiate the love of God in their personal witness.