Nowodworski Foundation in cooperation with Nieprzetarty Szlak (Foundation from Lublin, Poland) invite young students to participate in the International Arts Camp in Italy and Poland (July 2016).
The camp for young people (age 11-17) is an excellent school of imagination inspired by Italian and Polish landscapes. The aim of the trip is to familiarize young people with Polish cultural treasures, unique architecture and beautiful nature, as well as Italian culture so closely related to Polish culture since the time of the Queen Bona Sforza (the second wife of Sigismund I the Old, the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania).
The unique program combines artistic sessions with hiking trips. It is also a fantastic opportunity to meet Polish youth from Poland, which may lead to new friendships and help to polish the Polish language. Experienced instructors will teach Art and Puppetry classes. Group size is limited.
Why choose the Nowodworski Foundation Art Camp? To answer this question we suggest watching youtube video clips: 2004 Art Camp Gronków: Poland & Slovakia ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYuHCnis_V0 ) and 2006 Art Camp Jezow & Babia Gora ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKJW3lOMwjc )
“When reflecting on my great experience working with Art Camp participants, I think that the most important impact on their lives came from the encounter with Poland itself. Since all the camps were situated in rural areas, such as the Carpathian Mountains, our students enjoyed walking through meadows, watching storks and listening to meadow larks, smelling the fresh manure ready to fertilize potato and wheat fields, chasing friends with burning nettles, and marveling that they can walk freely wherever they want thanks to the lack of fences separating private properties.
They swam in pure water of Sola River and took hikes in Tatra, Beskidy and Pieniny Mountains. At the end of the day, they were proud conquerors of Turbacz, Przelecz Lipowska or Babia Gora, each about 5000 feet above sea level. For kids from New York suburbs, used to concrete, asphalt and cars, so much walking was a challenging but fascinating way to explore new places. They could hardly believe they had really climbed so high and from the tops of the mountains admired the breathtaking views and looked down on their friends who never embarked on such an experience. ”
– The Nowodworski Foundation Instructor