As we prepare for a much-needed feeling of renewal in the post-COVID-19 world, we are more determined than ever to support our youths’ mental wellness, self efficacy, resilience, and sense of community. A teenager’s life experiences will shape their adult life. With this in mind, we have created two dynamic leadership training experiences: with the power to influence their future positively.
Both of our programs, the Makemake Teen Camp and the Leaders in Training Program are designed to teach our campers how to: strive to do their personal best, be true to themselves, be good environmental stewards and make a positive difference in their homes, schools and communities. This is done through fun, dynamic and engaging activities - all outdoors!
We believe that good leadership stems from figuring out the following: who I am, how to be the best version of myself that I can be, and how I can contribute positively to the people and environment around me. At Camp Makemake we see ourselves as a part of nature, humans are simply another species in the larger ecosystem of the natural world and we hope to instill this deep sense of connection to nature in our campers. Through a series of exploratory individual and team-based activities and challenges, teens enrolled in our programs will explore this connection, find their individual voices and develop a range of fundamental leadership skills. The teens will be supported throughout their leadership journey by trained coordinators who will provide them with coaching, guidance, and constructive feedback. Join us this summer for a unique and unforgettable formative experience!
MAKEMAKE TEEN CAMP
17 -22 December, 2023
14 - 17 year olds
This camp is designed to provide teens with a mental break from their day to day lives. They will spend a tech-free week connecting with each other and nature in an inclusive, safe and well-supervised environment. Falling right at the end of the academic season, this week will be a chance to relax and have fun in nature.
The program includes: watersports, arts and crafts, blueberry picking, archery, cookery, nature connection, adventure hikes, camping trips, river tubing, horse riding, camp games and campfires. There will be age-appropriate individual and group challenges and an entertaining evening program. All activities will be optional and there will be plenty of time to relax. The campers will eat nutritious food and sleep in tents under the stars after a campfire each night.
Makemake Teen Camp will be a natural and much-needed space for teenagers to simply be themselves, have fun and make new friends in a supportive, warm and caring community, without the pressures of social media, school and home life.
Campers will sleep in tents that we provide with other teens of their same age and sex.
Private bus transport to and from Santiago will be provided.
Campers will need to bring their own lifejacket, sleeping bag and sleeping mat.
Nutritious and delicious meals and snacks will be provided. Special diets can be catered to.
To have fun.
To meet other teens from different schools and parts of Chile.
To make lifelong friends and memories.
To connect deeply with nature
To try a range of different activities.
To have a break from day to day routines.
To gain confidence and learn to be more independent.
To become part of an inclusive and caring community.
To become environmental stewards.
If you are 16 or 17 years old and have attended our Teen camp you will have the opportunity to apply to become a Junior Counselor at our regular Camp Makemake sessions in January and February.
We have very limited spaces available for junior counselors and will only be accepting individuals who are excellent role models, are committed to caring for the environment and demonstrate the necessary leadership skills needed.
Applications for Junior Counselor positions will be accepted on the last day of Teen Leadership Camp.
DREAM: Developing the confidence and creative processes needed to generate unique and meaningful goals and plans based on your individual strengths and passions. Believing in your own ability to initiate, implement and follow through with ideas and projects, projects that will positively affect those around you.
EXPLORE: Exploring new places and experiences, meeting new people. Exploring new ways of reaching your goals and fulfilling your potential. Exploring how to work collaboratively with others, making mistakes and learning from them. Exploring who you are: discovering what is important to you, what values you hold dear and how you can impact our world in a meaningful way.
BECOME: Becoming the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Becoming a well rounded global citizen who will do good. Becoming an environmental steward for this beautiful planet of ours.
Are you 14 years old and can't decide which program to join?
Ask yourself the following questions:
Do I prefer spending time with younger or older children?
Do I feel like I can be a role model for younger children?
Do I want to be the oldest in the camp or the youngest?
If you prefer being with younger children, think you could be a role model for them and like being the oldest in a group then join the Leaders in Training Program which runs in our regular sessions. You can always join the Teen Camp next year!
If you like and feel confident in the company of older teens and don't mind be the youngest in the camp then try out the Camp Makemake Teen Camp in December.
Both camp experiences will be wonderful and meaningful!