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Welcome to Camp EXCITE!

With new volunteers in Sums’ka, we are pleased to announce that Camp EXCITE returned for August 2017! Check out our photo section for snapshots of our awesome five days outside of Kurhan!


What is Camp EXCITE? The overall aim of Camp EXCITE is to bring together Ukrainian pupils, teachers and Peace Corps volunteers in an English language immersion environment to foster a greater sense of community and of the world, and to encourage the development of creative, communication, and professional skills. Camp EXCITE is a series of engaging English language seminars for Ukrainians aged 10-16 who are pupils of English. Seminars are taught by US Peace Corps Volunteers, all of whom are native English speakers. Ukrainian teachers and volunteers are also involved in teaching and running the camps. Lesson topics are chosen for their appeal to pupils, and lessons include such skills as reading critically, persuasive writing, public speaking, active listening, etc. Above all, Camp EXCITE emphasizes experiential learning and active youth participation.

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