English Language Fellow Ali Cullerton brought together College Horizon and Access students from all over Ecuador to participate in a three-day English immersion camp. Students from Catamayo, Manta, Guayaquil, Santo Domingo, Portoviejo and Esmeraldas played sports and explored themes of trust, teamwork, motivation, communication, and becoming a lifelong learner.
The guest of honor at the sports camp was professional baseball player Elias Sosa, who led baseball clinics with the youth every day. “Elias Sosa taught the children much more than baseball. With his help, they discussed what qualities it took to be a strong team player in all aspects of life,” Cullerton said.
Students were able to play many different sports (American football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, capture the flag, baseball) and participate in various teambuilding activities, experiential education activities, and English classes centered on reading, writing, speaking and listening.
The camp gave students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the English language, speak with native English speakers, and build self-esteem with teambuilding activities. Students were also able to meet and befriend teenagers from throughout the country.
A video about the camp can be found here.