English Camp for high school students
Summer English camps (based in the House on the Rock) provide high school students (ages 14-18) with an unforgettable learning experience as they use the English language to play games, do crafts, dance Scottish reels, explore Sighisoara with new eyes, all the while exploring important issues of identity, values and life choices. The main rule of camp is that only English is spoken.
The English camps were started by Morag Moffat from Scotland. For 14 years, she, along with volunteers and Veritas staff directed the camps. In recent years Adela Hermann, director of educational programs for Veritas has led the camps with help from additional staff, volunteers, and former summer campers. Camps are usually held during the first two weeks of the students’ summer vacation.
2015 Friendship Camp
A new camp for House on the Rock this summer was Friendship Camp. Fifteen students ages 8-12 enjoyed the week of July 6-10. Two families from the U.S. (Jay and Sheri Hartzler and Lynette Mast and her three children) and Jennifer Young, plus Romanian staff and volunteers presented a week of creativity around the theme of making friends. The children sang, made bracelets and kites, played games and acted out Bible stories.
2015 Photo and Sports Camp
The Hopkins family and a team of 15 from the U.S. led a camp July 2-24 for children ages 8-14. The camp had a wonderful time taking photographs and learning how to edit them on the computer (Picasa). They learned to play wiffle ball and had self defense classes. It was one of the hottest weeks of the summer, but the 25 children enjoyed the week.