Invitation to Ukraine!
Situated in a very peaceful part of Ukraine, near the Polish border Territory 2:2 have been running English camps in Ukraine for a number of years. We invite you to join the Navigators UK team(s) going to the English camps this July. The camps are up in the North west of the Ukraine near the Polish border. Team members will join a larger team of Native English Speakers teaching English to, and sharing life with, Ukrainian youth. Each week has a different age group in focus. Initiative, adventure and flexibility are three key requirements for those interested in this programme.Tim Forester
Before and after the camp- Lutsk, Ukraine. You will be accommodated in the homes of Ukrainian staff. Camp- campsite near Lutsk
No more than 4-6 people at any time during the trip. Over 18’s only
Being part of a team teaching English to Ukrainian youth. Activities will vary from day to day but will include conversation groups and recreational activities. Team size: up to 10 people per week. Over 18’s only. A local tv station filmed a recent winter camp run by Territory 2:2 in Lutsk. You can get a feel for the nature of the camp from the following posting: http://hromadske.volyn.ua/u-lutsku-dity-vchyly-anhlijsku-za-motyvamy-vidomoji-knyhy/
We will hold an orientation day in the UK a few weeks before the programme starts. Attendance at this is required for all team members. Additionally, the friday before each camp for UK participants will be for an on-site orientation with local Territory2:2 Staff. If you attend both camps, only the first on-site orientation is necessary.
The cost for English native speakers is £100 per camp (covering room, accommodation and meals). If you attend both camps the total cost will be no more than £300 (covering the two camps plus the week in between).
Please note that this does not include flights, travel insurance or pre-departure travel to/from the airport.
Payment for the camps should be paid to Territory 2.2 in cash upon arrival.
You are required to arrange your own transport to Lutsk, Ukraine. Provided you have made your travel details clear to Territor y2:2 at least a week in advance of your arrival, you will be met at Lutsk by a member of the team. In the event of your arrival at Lutsk being delayed, the person awaiting you will wait as long as is reasonable (up to 3 hours). You will be given the telephone number and address of Territory 2:2 staff just in case you have severe delays and you are not able to be met. We will then come as soon as possible to pick you up.
Note you can fly into Lutsk airport. However it may be much cheaper (and more of an adventure) to take a low cost flight to Poland and then catch a bus across the border.
While at the camps you will stay in modest hostel accommodation. Rooms are single-sex and accommodate 2 to 5 people each. The room may include en suite facilities or may make use of a shared bathroom. All bedding and bed linen is provided. You need to provide your own towel and toiletries. Before and after the camps, you will be accommodated in the homes of Territory 2:2 staff in Ukraine.
Responsibilities of the UK Team
Native English Speakers helping at the Camp will: Take responsibility for the health, safety, well-being and happiness of campers during trips, on evening programmes, during English classes and during sports activities. Show genuine interest in campers – learn their names, ages, how many times they have been to Camp, their level of English, likes and dislikes, etc. Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success while at camp.Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.· Diagnose child’s level of English (conversation before start of the camp – evaluation test) and assign camper to the appropriate group.
· Lead English classes twice a day (except the day of arrival and departure).
· Help lead craft classes and other workshops (previously prepared and individually discussed with local staff).
· Help lead sports activities, teach campers new games characteristic for the native speaker’s country (individually assigned).
· Participate in first evening programme at the camp – Integration Games.
· Optional – join in games with groups of children, join Bible lessons, on other evening programmes.
· Set a good example for campers in all areas, including cleanliness, punctuality, clean-up chores, rules, and sportsmanship.
· Follow camp rules and regulations – in particular, smoking, and possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages and/or illegal drugs are forbidden during camp.
· Report any illnesses, accidents, or behavioral problems to the Director.
· More responsibilities may be assigned as required.
· Pre-read all the English lessons outlines and discuss with your partner/group. Prepare all material for lessons
Please note that you are applying to join the UK team attending camps organised by ‘Territory 2:2’. Territory 2:2 is part of Central Eurasians Partners. See https://cepartners.wordpress.com/tag/territory-22/ for more information. In the UK, the programme is advertised through the Navigators, Turner House, 54 The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XQ.
DBS/PVG Checks: All team members will require an enhanced DBS check (PVG in Scotland) before being accepted on the programme. where necessary this check will be organised by the UK Navigators office. Without a valid DBS or PVG Check (either provided by the applicant or obtained on the applicants behalf by the Navigators) applicants will be unable to participate in the programme.
Travel Insurance: All participants are required to have suitable travel and medical insurance to cover their participation in the programme. This must include provision for medical repatriation, trip cancellation and trip disruption (e.g. due to civil unrest or volcanic ash affecting air travel). You are responsible also for supplying accurate information as required by the insurer, and communicating details of your insurance arrangements to your team leader. In the UK insurers who offer suitable insurance include Bluefin, Salt Insurance and Banner Insurance.
Passport and Visas: UK citizens with a valid UK passport with at least 6 months remaining on it can enter Ukraine freely provided that their stay is for less than 90 days.
Application and Deadlines
This trip is open to all students and recent graduates. The deadline for applying to the programme is 31st March 2017 and we will let you know if you have been accepted within two weeks (assuming all documentation and references all received). Application is no guarantee of acceptance. Contact us for more info or complete the application form below if you’ve already made up your mind.
Application Form (Word)
Ukraine Information Sheet
Turner House, 54 The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XQ
023 8055 8800
England & Wales: 1099148