MULTINATIONAL LEADERSHIP SUMMER CAMP 2012 - USA
“Discover and Develop Future Leaders”
The aim of this project is to discover and educate the leaders of the future for a brighter and more peaceful world.
This program will last one month, in which each intern will be matched with an international leader of appropriate age and gender who will also be the host for the intern. The groups will consist of 6 interns from the local community and 6 interns from the host country.
-Being of Balkan-American origin
• The chance of making long lasting international friendships
• Enriching your resume
• Attaining skills in project creation
• Participating in academic dialogue with successful leaders
Host family responsibilities:
◦ Host the international candidate matched with his/her child in their house
◦ Host family is responsible for the transportation (drop off in the morning and pick up afternoon)
◦ Provide dinner for 18 days.
◦ Spending three Sundays with the international student
◦ Provide one member from the house to participate in a short FEBA orientation on “family moderator assistants”
The real cost of the program is $1640, but Host families get %82 off, and pay only $300.
The aim of this project is to discover and educate the leaders of the future for a better and more peaceful world. This is a program for international students lasting three weeks. Each aspiring leader will be matched with an international leader of appropriate age and gender, who will live together with the host family. The family is responsible to drive them to the camp, pick them up, and prepare dinners. The Sundays will be spent with the family.
The characteristics we are looking to enhance in our leaders are:
- Success, competence, skill, talent, faith, loyalty, sincerity
- Awareness of social responsibility and consideration
- respect for others and opposing beliefs, as well as their own national and spiritual values
- being able to take operational responsibilities, and
- to have wide general knowledge and a well behaving, noble personality
The various programs that will be used in this camp are:
Reading with interactive discussions:
The aim of this session is to cultivate aspiring leaders to be individuals who will
- Read and analyze, think authentically, and express his/her feelings freely and comprehensively;
- develop superior comprehension faculties and proficiency in analysis
- be able to listen opposing ideas actively with respect and appreciation
- be able to understand and express themselves effectively
- become careful readers, eager to search and develop him/herself
- Speak influentially
As a gift for the participants, each student will be given “a critical thinking reading book” prepared in accordance to their age. In the book there is a blank page after each topic, usually consisting of some inspiring sentences or words of wisdom, and students are encouraged to reflect upon these and write their own thoughts and comments. They will also be sharing ideas, performing analysis and listening to different comments, through the assistance of experienced moderators leading classrooms of 10-to-12 students, all in face-to-face settings. This particular project will be realized by having a 1.5-hour group session every day all through the camp.
The topics are:
- Responsibility – Discipline
- Envisioning – Thinking
- Pessimism – Optimism
- To be determined – have no excuses
- Not having prejudices - to experience
- Greed - Ambition
- Rage – Patience
- Selfishness – Arrogance
- Fear – Courage
- Self-esteem – Evaluation
- Self-assumption or Self-criticism
- Personal growth
- The power of Positive thinking
- Dream killers
- Living together
- Learning from mistakes
- Success formulas
- Outgoing actors, and
- Visionary leaders
- Service and representation
- Virtue and modesty
Along with the reading-discussion books there will be specifically chosen books for reading that the student leaders will present to their friends.
The Project will be carried out by specially-trained moderators from FEBA, and there will be one moderator assistant in each family who will be trained to help this project with a schedule assigned to be accomplished.
Envisioning, sketching the project, preparing presentations, and presenting the topics:
In this section Leader trainees will be brainstorming about topics that require social responsibilities, and they will design ideas that can be realized, develop them into projects, and then prepare their presentation or demos. They will sometimes perform the role of presenter and sometimes that of the jury evaluating those projects.
The purpose of these sessions is to enhance the following characteristics in leader trainees to become powerful individuals and assets wherever they go.
- Realizing their ideas by creating possible projects that can be accomplished
- Preparing and performing effective presentations
- To draw strategic solutions to their dreams
This project will take a 1.5-hour session every day until the end of camp.
Traveling, sightseeing, note taking, comments and expressing the experience in writing
The trainees in this section will be traveling to, visiting and sightseeing the already determined wonderful, peaceful, attractive places with the guides who will emphasize their significance. The trainees will be writing down important notes and taking pictures for memories. These places will be museums, famous landmarks and landscapes. Moreover, there will also be visits to some successful professionals who will talk about their stories of success. There will be speeches and panels organized. These groups will be made up of academics, professionals, and successful businessman who have high social activity and responsibility, who regularly organize speeches and panels. The outcome of these panels and speeches will be documented by the Leader Trainees, and added to the their “camp journal” portfolios.
This session will be pursued after classes’ (during the afternoon) twice or three times a week, in groups of 12. The purpose of this session is to enhance the trainees as individuals who will:
- Develop and enlighten themselves with knowledge and research
- Develop skills to analyze an experience
- Develop different perspectives other than the conventional
- Possess knowledge, acquire enriching experience, and role model behaviors gained.
Sports, Music and Entertainment:
Being involved in a game is one of the best ways to discover and train leaders, cultivate teamwork and trigger the ambition for success. These activities will include competitions and tournaments, simultaneously both entertaining and educating, which will be held on specific dates and times.
In this platform, young leaders will perform their skills and talents individually and in groups. They will have the opportunity to present cultural heritage and perform traditional ceremonies, demonstrations, programs and parties. They will have a “culture night” where they will present and even compete in groups demonstrating their traditional food, dances, skill and ceremonies. This will be an evening activity including the host families. 2 or 3 times a week.
For more info contact us at:
or call: FEBA office: +1 (973) 689 7686 or +1(973) 333 4353
LEADERSHIP SUMMER CAMP 2011
The FEBA Educational Department was able to successfully organize and complete its first “International Leadership Summer Camp.” The aim of the three week long summer camp was to bring together international and Balkan American students to provide leadership training and development. The camp program included: critical reading; project based learning; traveling; sports; music and scouting.
The leadership camp brought together international students with host families from the local communities. International students were placed in host families with children of similar age, and the youth of the host families attended leadership camp together with the international students staying in their homes. This resulted in an opportunity to develop deep bonds between our youth here and the international students that were staying with them. Our local youth counselors did a fantastic job teaching the students life experiences, leadership lessons, and mentoring them in a way that they could make the most of their experience. In addition, they showed the students around famous landmarks in the United States. The camp counselors took the position of becoming a “Role Model” for the students. Now, these Role Models are planning to share their experiences with the new counselors for next year’s program.
The FEBA volunteer families, who hosted international students for 3 weeks, must also be mentioned and recognized. The hospitality they showed to each of their students was not ordinary hospitality. Their hospitality laid a foundation for the children to start sincere lifelong friendships. That’s why they accepted these students as their own children; provided them with a safe and warm environment. They had a great time together celebrating birthday parties, cooking special dishes for the kids or going to picnics on the weekends. At no point, did the international students feel as if they were away from home.
The greatest beneficiaries of the program were the students. They amassed unforgettable memories that they would retain for the rest of their lives. The students had the chance to visit a lot of amazing places that they had only seen in the movies. They gained different and new unimagined perspectives and ideas from the counselors and their friends. The horizons are limitless.
We would like to thank all and congratulate all the participants that has made this program an overwhelming success.
These sessions focused on values, which helped to build and strengthen the camper's moral and ethical foundation, and assisted in developing their notions of leadership, social responsibility, compassion and justice.
Teaching English for international students Orientation for the Incoming Students
Summer Camp Classes Summer Camp Classes
Campers visited a number of field trips and sightseeing excursitions, including day trips to Six Flags Great Adventure, famous landmarks such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, and world-renowned museums including Museum of Natural History and the Liberty Science Center.
Hudson River tour Six Flags Trip
Trip to Statue of Liberty Trip to Empire State Building
Visiting Liberty Science Center Visiting Liberty Science Center
Times Square tour with Limousine Times Square tour with Limousine
The youth participated in numerous outdoor activities, including paintball, archery, swimming, basketball, football, soccer, paint ball, knowledge and journal contests and a selection of arts and crafts.
Archery at Scouts Camp Swimming at Scout Camp
Knowledge contest in St. Johns Univ. Knowledge contest in St. Johns Univ.
Summer Camp Journal Contest One of the winners of the Journal Contest
Paint Ball Paint Ball
4) Scout Camp
The three week long program for the youth aimed at building character, teaching participatory citizenship and developing physical fitness. All participants enjoyed various campground activities at an official Boys Scout camp site in Blairstown, New Jersey. The mornings were split in two - skill and education based sessions, where campers participated in reading, writing, public speaking and group discussion activities. Afternoon sessions focused on outdoor physical activities, ranging from archery, hiking and paintball, to swimming, canoeing and barbecuing over a campfire.
General view of meeting and dining area Breakfast at scout camp
Scout Camp Tents Night at Scout Camp
Classes at Scout Camp Classes at Scout Camp
A picnic was held at the end of the program, where delicious Balkan style foods and barbecue was served. In addition to playing football and volleyball, the participants enjoyed the beautiful view of lower manhattan from Liberty State park near the Liberty Island.
At the picnic Awarding certificates for camp completion
Awarding Certificates The Best Friendship Certificate
The family picture of all participants of the International Summer Leadership Camp 2011
The FEBA summer camp was a great experience for me, I got to meet new people and make new friends , they taught us many things and took us to various places such as Six Flags, Empire State building, Washington D.C and many more places. I especially enjoyed the time when they took us to Six Flags and Washington D.C which was a 5 hour ride, but with the people there made it really fun and quick. I really appreciate everything that they have done for us and hopefully get to do it again.