There are many parameters that help you in choosing the best vacation in which you can register your children.
Reading this page will give you the resources to make the best choice.
Short vacations, long vacations, and adventure
all vacations are proposed in shortened versions, for a period of a week for 7-9 year olds and 10-12 year olds and for a period of two weeks for 13-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds. Short vacations are the classic version during which participants find the basics of the elements described during the presentation of the stay. They are ideal for children who are leaving for vacation camps Vacation Camps Vacation camps aren’t the same as they used to be, meaning enormous, impersonal and lacking a specific focus. Thankfully things have changed and the children of 20 years ago who went to the first summer camps, having grown up, are now on the other side of these camps, offering high quality courses, out in the fresh air and packed with mentally stimulating activities. Those children have become the organisers of intelligent and original summer camps. These camps can be found on this site... for the first time and who have ... the jitters.
However, participants as well as educators appreciate being able to carry out projects of a longer duration a lot more because they are able to go further, learn more concepts and methods, better understand the topics covered and take the time to do things on a larger scale. This is why all vacations are also proposed in long versions for a period of two weeks for children less than 12 years old and four weeks for youth aged 13 years and above. As far as is possible, we greatly encourage you to enroll your children in the long vacations rather than the short stays; During long vacations, participants have twice as much time and twice as many possibilities to get to the heart of the subject and to return with even more memories. Besides, experience shows that participants who come for long vacations truly move into a higher gear in the use they make of the scientific vacation center put at their disposal. In order to allow you enjoy more easily, the long vacations benefit from a discount compared to the price of the short vacations.
Furthermore, some vacations also offer the most passionate children an opportunity to register for adventure stays. These vacations are organized, for their entire duration, on a site of great interest related to the proposed theme, outside of the scientific vacation center. These vacations are reserved for the most passionate children who want to be a hundred percent involved in the sciences. The level of curiosity of the children enrolled in these camps actually being very high, we end up with children aged 7 years who are as knowledgeable as children aged 10 or 12 years. Together, the participants motivate each other to go even further in their thirst for volcanoes, forests or archaeology...
During these extremely advanced camps, There are two instructors for every seven children instead of the one to five which is normal in Objectif Sciences International.. Participants sleep under tents like real researchers in the field and have with them the mobile laboratory equipped with trunks of equipment necessary for their experiments at their complete disposal. These intensive vacations are a powerful experience that is worthwhile for the most passionate to experience. Necessary details concerning the program and the subject matter as well as warnings to take into account are provided on the presentation page of the camps proposing an adventure version. While adventure vacations Adventure Vacations Go on an adventure during your vacation. Discover marine mammals in their natural environment. Explore splendid islands. It’s all possible with our nature courses on dolphins and whales. are two times more expensive to implement than the classic short vacations, they are offered to you at the same price! This is done in order to allow all really passionate children to pursue their dreams regardless of financial issues. However the parents, who are responsible for evaluating the level of their children’s interest, accept in return that the association reserves the right to send home any participant who is unable to keep up during a classic vacation at the expense of his family. Please carefully review the terms of membership on this subject.
According to age
The scientific challenges of the camps or internships and the vacation timetables are adapted to each age group. There are four large formats:
7-9 year oldssmall challenges completely adapted to curious children,
10-12 year olds, R & D as Research & Development or as Research & Discoveries to approach all the treasures of Science Science La science est désormais l’affaire de tous. Découvrez la science d’une manière ludique et active. Nous vous proposons d’en découvrir plus sur nos expéditions à la voile, découverte du plancton. with pleasure.
13-15 year olds, Expertise, to have fun in super exciting topics and because what is most desired at this age is to make dreams come true.
16-18 year olds, Research vacations to get to the bottom of things and carry out ambitious and impressive projects that match one’s passions.
Several other age groups are included:
18 years and above, intensive courses reserved for future pros who want to hone their skills and technique to the maximum before embarking on their professional project, organized in the form of seminars or conferences in the presence of researchers or engineers,
Families, for the weekend, in fall, Christmas, New Year, winter or spring holidays. To satisfy the curiosity of everyone, including parents because they also have the right to have fun!
For transitional ages, it is mainly the precise age of your child on the first day of the vacation that is taken into consideration. We recommend entering him in a camp that corresponds to his age. If he is in a camp where his friends are either too young or too old, he won’t feel perfectly comfortable. If your child is at a transitional age (twelve and a half years in a camp for eight to twelve year olds for example) he will find other friends in his situation and so will enjoy it perfectly.
Moreover, each camp’s presentation page details the scientific issues that will be addressed. Thus it is possible to know if he’ll be interested in the proposed activities. And that’s essentially our pedagogical contact approach and the deepening of the topic that will make him love a topic even if it may seem hard. It must be said that no subject is really difficult thanks to the animation techniques implemented. That’s why even if the list of materials or concepts, for example, may seem impressive, it is guaranteed that the activities are perfectly adapted to the indicated age ranges.
According to interest in science Science La science est désormais l’affaire de tous. Découvrez la science d’une manière ludique et active. Nous vous proposons d’en découvrir plus sur nos expéditions à la voile, découverte du plancton.
each vacation is based on a theme. Some cover several topics, but in the form of research on a specific topic. For example, a vacation on the theme of marine world treasures will allow him to do as much biology as meteorology or fluid physics.
The inset in each vacation presentation lists the scientific fields covered, while the headline describes the context of the activity in a short form.
In general manner, all vacations also allow for the addressing of other themes. Indeed, in the same way that professional research involves a great deal of complementarity and cooperation, there is collaboration between our summer camps. Thus a vacation based on the treasures of the marine world will benefit from an underwater explorer robot directed by a robotics camp being held on the same date and in the same center.
The presentation text of each vacation gives links to other vacation camps Vacation Camps Vacation camps aren’t the same as they used to be, meaning enormous, impersonal and lacking a specific focus. Thankfully things have changed and the children of 20 years ago who went to the first summer camps, having grown up, are now on the other side of these camps, offering high quality courses, out in the fresh air and packed with mentally stimulating activities. Those children have become the organisers of intelligent and original summer camps. These camps can be found on this site... with which it will collaborate.
Finally, we put special emphasis on the uniqueness of knowledge. Being aware of the common themes between several discoveries in biology, aeronautics, mathematics, chemistry and sociology allows one to look at the world differently and discover even more things.
Participants of vacations that take place in the same scientific holiday center are therefore regularly brought to interact with one another through an in-house magazine by small and nice presentations during a vigil, etc.
According to the dates
You can register your child for several durations:
sessions of 8 or 15 days combined (7-9 years and 10-12 years)
sessions of 15 or 30 cumulative days (13-15years and 16-18 years)
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