Despite the ongoing restrictions, the summer vacation will be a welcome change from everyday life for the children of the Arche.
The summer vacation is probably the most beautiful time of the year for our children at the Arche. Good weather, no homework to do, and the pool in the backyard inviting them to splash around.
Although the big summer camp had to be canceled due to Covid once again, the children are already looking forward to the minicamps at the Arche Ranch. Camping, riding, swimming in the lake, taking care of the farm animals and lots of other fun activities make the time at the ranch an unforgettable experience for each one of them.
In addition to that, every day there will be a colorful program in small groups, exciting challenges, record hunts, and even Olympic Arche Games will take place. Apart from the wide range of daily activities, we will also take trips to different places in Berlin and to the surrounding suburbs. Trips to adventure pools, Karl’s strawberry farm, the zoo, or the trampoline park will most certainly provide lots of fun and entertainment for the children.
In addition to the trips, there will also be a vacation school where diligent children will get the chance to consolidate what they have learned in the past school year. The repetition helps the children to feel prepared and ready for the new school year.
Our youngest, the kindergarten kids will also have a summer filled with field trips, sleepovers, and lots of fun activities. A highlight will be a small camp for our ten kindergarten kids who will be first graders after the summer vacation. Besides the camp, they can look forward to trips to Karl’s strawberry farm, a dinosaur park, and beach water games. The big finale for the soon-to-be first-graders and their parents will be the “Zuckertütenfest”. The kids are already busy rehearsing their performances for the feast and dreaming of the school cones full of sweet surprises.
There are also two more trips planned with the kindergarten kids. In August they will stay for three days at the Arche Ranch. For many of the children, it will be their first time away from home. At the Arche Ranch, they will get to know different animals and learn to take care of them in a responsible way. It will be a beautiful experience and the children are already very excited.
In September, the second group will travel to the Baltic Sea. They can already hardly wait to finally get to the white sandy beaches and explore every corner of the local indoor playground.
The last school year was again no ordinary one and this is even more true for the Arche. Even the summer vacation will again be different, then it was before the pandemic. We still must be very flexible, and we got a plan B ready for all the planned trips and activities. However, our goal is the same as every year: We will do everything to ensure that our children have a summer full of fun, variety, great experiences, joy – and time to recharge their batteries for the new school year.