The international camper perspective:
You may wonder what drives our international parents to send their girls thousands of miles from home; to a place they have often never been; to have an experience that is not only challenging in itself but must be conducted with English as a second language!
This Runoia parent sums it up beautifully:
“I have been wanting to get in touch with you since the girls came back from their camp experience to let you know what an amazing, rewarding and joyful experience it has been for them! Even V. who had a more difficult start, came back announcing she wanted to repeat next year! And the friends they have made: they are already in contact via mail with some of them, and plan on keeping it that way…
And from my side, I feel they have not only improved their English, but gained self-confidence about their capacities to go beyond their own initial limitations. So once more, thanks for all of that! And indeed I will enroll them for next summer.” (Camp Runoia Mom from Spain)
While improving English skills may be the initial drive it is apparent that the whole camp experience is what the girls take home.
International campers and staff add diversity to our Runoia population and provide opportunities to share cultural exchanges.
In 2014 we had campers and staff representing more than 10 different countries!
It is a win, win for everyone.