Monthly camps for students : Managing a family
There were monthly camps when we ran a school for the drop outs during 1995-98. Every camp had a theme. Here the theme was managing a family budget. Students were made into groups and each group made their own ‘houses’. They had to prepare a budget for the three days’ camp and plan accordingly. They were given credit in their account for small projects they completed. This credit was exchanged for food articles from our small grocery shop in the campus. Everything was labelled in English to help the students communicate with the American volunteer who was in charge of the shop during the camp. A great way to learn the value of work and practice a language.