Camp Willingness: Where Fun meets Personal Growth!
Camp Willingness is more than just a camp—it's a transformative experience where children forge lifelong memories and acquire valuable skills for personal growth. At Camp Willingness, we inspire and empower children to thrive, building a strong foundation for their future success and well-being.
If you would like to send your child on this exciting journey and secure their place for Saturday Camp Willingness, you can apply here for Malta or here for Gozo.
Camp Willingness’ program is tailored for children between the ages of 4 and 12. With a team of dedicated psychologists and educators, we have meticulously crafted an activity-packed curriculum that combines fun and learning, empowering children with essential skills like emotional regulation, psychology, and life skills. We believe that learning should be enjoyable and interactive. Through a carefully designed blend of Yoga, Mindfulness, Gratitude exercises, crafts, and physical activities, we create an immersive environment where kids not only have a great time but also gain valuable insights about life.
Gratitude exercises hold a special place in our program. We encourage children to cultivate a sense of gratitude and appreciation for the world around them. Through engaging activities and discussions, they learn to recognize and express gratitude for the little things in life, fostering a positive and grateful mindset that can enhance their overall happiness and well-being. Our crafts activities allow children to unleash their creativity and imagination. From painting and drawing to sculpting and designing, children can explore different artistic mediums and express themselves freely. Crafting not only enhances fine motor skills but also encourages problem-solving, critical thinking, and self-expression, nurturing their confidence and fostering a sense of accomplishment.
Physical activities are an integral part of Camp Willingness, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. Children engage in a variety of games, sports, and outdoor adventures that encourage physical fitness, teamwork, and cooperation. These activities not only boost their physical development but also instil values like sportsmanship, resilience, and determination. Beyond the fun and excitement, Camp Willingness is dedicated to equipping children with essential life skills. Our psychologists and educators incorporate valuable lessons on emotional regulation, psychology, and life skills into daily activities. Children learn about managing their emotions, understanding themselves and others, and developing practical life skills that will serve them well in their personal and social lives. Many studies have shown that outdoor learning improves children’s physical, mental, and social health. Learning in nature has also shown to be beneficial for decreasing symptoms of ADHD as well as stress levels in children.
These reinvented programmes are beneficial to children for the following reasons:
• Socialisation Children learn how to connect with the world and others through peer-to-peer socialisation and building strong relationships with those around them, including their teachers. Through these camps, children will have the opportunity to reintegrate with peers, giving special attention to developing their own identity as well as how they engage with others.
• Emotional Intelligence Another ability which is strengthened through socialisation is that of emotional intelligence. This is defined as the ability to identify and manage your own and other people’s emotions. Whilst this is also learnt through interaction with family members, this ability is highly influenced by the child’s interactions with peers and teachers.
These camps will be focusing on helping children improve their problem-solving skills, teamwork, responsibility, emotional regulation, and empathy through fun activities designed by experts.
• Mindfulness Activities such as yoga can also serve as a time for mindfulness in children; encouraging them to focus on the present moment and being aware of their physical and mental state. Mindfulness is a practice that children of all ages can benefit from. Mindfulness helps children with their ability to focus as well as develops their self-control, self-awareness, and improves their self-esteem.