Why Camp Makemake?
At camp kids learn to be the best versions of themselves that they can be. They also:
At camp you will make friends with other campers from all over Chile and from all over the world.
Our number one goal is our campers' safety and happiness. We want the Makemake experience to be the best part of your child's summer. At camp they will make memories that will last a lifetime!
BECOME TEAM PLAYERS!
Campers become integral members of a tightly-knit, caring community representing people from diverse cultures. They are empowered to see themselves as responsible world citizens who no matter how small, can make a meaningful and important contribution to our world.
GROW IN CONFIDENCE!
Campers are exposed to a range of new activities and experiences. They will try new food, meet new people, learn new songs, hear new jokes - the list is endless. Placing children a little out of their comfort zones and encouraging them to take safe and appropriate risks develops their flexibility, motivation and self confidence.
Going away from home for a week or two can be daunting, but it's also liberating. Campers soon start doing things for themselves that they relied on adults to help them with before, from simple things such as, choosing what to wear to more complex things such as figuring out who they are and what they have to contribute to the world. At camps kids become leaders!
TAKE A BREAK!
Kids today lead busy lives they need to recharge their batteries too. Camp is place to slow down, relax and reflect. A change of scene and pace away from the often unseen pressures of daily life can do wonders for a child's well being and outlook on life.
LEARN FROM ROLE MODELS
Our dynamic team of counselors is made up from educators from all over the world, the majority are qualified teachers. We pride ourself on choosing staff of exceptional quality who are inspiring role models. All of our staff have experience leading and caring for children. They are carefully interviewed, submit references, have thorough background checks and complete staff training before camp starts.
DEVELOP CORE VALUES
At Camp Makemake we provide children with the core values of a strong moral individual by teaching them about respect, resilience, empathy and responsibility. We place an emphasis on kindness, making the right choices, celebrating differences and living in harmony with our natural world. Our carefully though out programs allow children to reflect, develop a strong sense of self and ultimately thrive.
LEARN TO COMMUNICATE
Camp activities are designed to promote positive communication. As counselors our goal is to get the campers talking and connecting! The camp is 100% in English, but most of the campers are Chilean. This creates a bilingual environment. So language skills will improve in both languages!
CONNECT TO NATURE!
Campers eat, sleep and play outdoors. They are surrounded by fields, mountains, streams, woods and animals. This full immersion into nature enriches their perception of the world and their place within it. Nothing soothes, heals and delights like nature.
Campers unplug from TV, cell phones and the internet, they rediscover their creative powers and engage the real world - real people, real activities, and real connections.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
At camp we offer so many different activities that campers can't help but pick up valuable new skills and discover new interests.
Camp is a perfect place to discover who you are and how you want to contribute to the world. At camp kids are celebrated simply for being themselves.
Summer Camp does wonders for kids. Not just our camp, ALL summer camps:
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Our Unique Differences Make Our Community Stronger
Camp Makemake is committed to providing a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment for all campers and staff members. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive camp community and believe that our individual differences are what make us stronger together. We are committed to supporting every child to fulfill their potential. We do not tolerate racism, bigotry or hate in our community.
We will continue to reflect and educate ourselves on matters of diversity, inclusion, equity, and access, so we can uphold this commitment to our families and the wider camp community. We welcome feedback and open conversation from our camp family. We believe that our differences should be celebrated and want Camp Makemake to be a platform for inclusion, understanding and growth where everyone can thrive.