UCA Summer Camp 2015
The UCA Summer Camp is a three-week residential academic enrichment camp designed to upgrade maths and English skills among Grade 10 students living in Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan and ensure they are ready for a world-class university education.
Summer Camp curricula are designed by North American educational experts and adapted to fit the needs of Central Asian students, and English is taught by native English speakers.
Camp sessions follow a rigorous schedule combining academics with other learning opportunities. Participants spent three hours studying English and one hour studying maths daily. Participants will receive information and resources to enhance their success with university applications, including sessions on how to apply to university; choose a programme of study based on career interests; and preparefor university entrance requirements. Other activities, including sports, drama, debating and field trips, will provide additional opportunities for participants to practice English-language skills and share experiences withfellow campers.
The 2015 UCA Summer Camp runs from 17 June to 7 July in a secure and beautiful location on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul in the Kyrgyz Republic. The Camp brings together 76 exceptional Grade 10 students from Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan for a unique academic enrichment experience, where they will improve their English and maths skills and receive critical support to enter local or international universities. 2015 Camp participants represent a gifted cohort of Central Asian students, selected through a competitive regional admissions process that had as many as 850 applicants.
The 2015 Summer Camp team is led by Mr Myrza Karimov of Kyrgyzstan, who has over 15 years of experience in the education sector in Central Asia and Afghanistan. Assistant Camp Director Farrah Kamani of Canada brings considerable experience working in youth camps. They lead a multi-national team of twenty trained and experienced administrators, teachers and camp counsellors bringing a wealth of experience and talent from seven countries. The staff-student ratio is one is to four and camp teachers work closely with counsellors during classroom and other sessions to ensure that participants are maximising learning opportunities and staying on track.