Take a break
Kids today lead busy lives they need to recharge their batteries too. They are on the go all the time: school, extra curricular activities, birthday parties, family events and sports fixtures. Camp Makemake gives your children a chance 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.
Develop independence & leadership skills
Going away from home for a week or two can be daunting but your children will soon find out it is also liberating in a very positive way. Our campers very quickly adjust to doing things for themselves that they relied on adults to help them with before, simple things such as choosing their own clothes each morning to more complex things such as figuring out who they are and what they have to contribute to the world. They find confidence in themselves and learn how to lead by example.
Your child will...
Create lifelong memories
& have fun!
We work hard at Camp Makemake to ensure that every child under our care has a positive, uplifting and memorable experience. Our number one goal is the safety and happiness of our campers. We want the Makemake Camp experience to be the best part of your child`s summer.
Improve their self-esteem
At camp your children will be exposed to a whole range new activities and experiences. They´ll 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 key life skills such as flexibility, motivation and confidence. These new experiences will give them confidence and raise their self esteem.
Develop core values
Become a team player
During their time at Camp Makemake your children will become integral members of a tightly knit caring community representing people from diverse cultures. The campers are made to feel aware of the key role they hold in our camp community and this empowers them to see themselves as responsible world citizens who no matter how small can make a meaningful and important contribution to our world.
Connect to nature
At camp your children will eat, sleep and play outdoors. They will wake up to the sound of the cows, go to sleep to a chorus of frogs and crickets, be shaded by trees in the day and be dazzled by a show of stars at night. They will be surrounded by fields, mountains, streams, woods and animals. This full immersion into nature enriches our campers' perception of the world and their place within it. Nothing soothes, heals and delights like nature.
Our dedicated and dynamic team of incounselors is made up from educators from all over the worl, the majority are qualified teachers.They all speak English and most speak Spanish too. We pride ourself on choosing staff of exceptional quality who are inspiring role models for our campers. All of our staff members have experience leading and caring for children. Our counselors are carefully interviewed, submit references, have thorough background checks and complete staff training before camp starts.
On top of making new friends, our campers also develop an appreciation for the qualities required to cultivate and strengthen these relationships. 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.
Disconnect from technology
When children unplug from TV, cell phones and the internet, they rediscover their creative powers and engage the real world - real people, real activities, and real emotions.