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LET US INTRODUCE OURSELVES. The main organisers have been working with children since their student years. In the nineties, according to new legislation, the Association of Entrepreneurs was founded for annual summer camps in Stádlec. In the year 2000 the Czech law for traveling changed and that’s why the association was transformed to a regular travel agency. SYKA AGENCY a.s., travel agency is insured by ČPP, a.s., Vienna Insurance Group. Perhaps you have heard or read about our successful camps. We have organised the camp SUMMER TIME – www.detskytabor.cz for the past 22 years already. It’s a camp with an English focus, featuring morning language lessons. A few years later, now already fourteen years ago, we set up a new camp, ENGLISH 4 YOU – www.englishcamp.eu, with intensive English lessons exclusively with native English speaking teachers. And now for the eleventh year EUROCAMP introduces an original idea: this camp has got a bit of both SUMMER TIME and ENGLISH 4 YOU. In EUROCAMP children are in constant contact with native English speaking adults and children. This is also reflected in their participation in the exciting camp play. The main people behind EUROCAMP are real specialists:

Pavel Jahelka

Pavel Jahelka is an experienced camp leader who has shown a lot of ability and an open-minded approach to children over the past years. Since 2004 he has occupied various positions at SUMMER TIME CAMPS. From 2006 he has proven his abilities as the main leader for the English courses ENGLISH 4 YOU and he was also helping with the realisation of camps SUMMER TIME and EUROCAMP. At SYKA AGENCY a.s. he is now standing as the coordinator of programs being organised by this travel agency. At the same time he is taking care of the whole year’s administration, propagation, and other fields connected with SUMMER TIME CAMPS. Pavel’s strength is his friendly character and caring approach to the kids that makes him a camp favourite.

Pavel Jahelka
Ing. Josef Syka

Ing. Josef Syka is the founder of the camps SUMMER TIME, ENGLISH 4 YOU and EUROCAMP (see www.syka.cz). He is the owner of both camps where events take place. Until 2005 he was also the main leader for ENGLISH 4 YOU. He is focused on constantly improving and offering new ideas, as well as the camps’ promotion. He is always trying to come up with something new, something progressive. Nowadays he is more focused on programs that unify children from different countries. Thanks to the growing offers of different language camps and courses, the central aim of his work has developed – to help children prepare for a multicultural Europe through fun and play. Currently, he is the responsible representative and consultant of SYKA AGENCY a.s., travel agency.

Ing. Josef Syka
RNDr. Veronika Švadlenková

RNDr. Veronika Švadlenková is a teacher of English and Geography at a secondary school in Prague. She also works as an English lecturer at the language school Amadeus. Besides this, she organises student exchanges and prepares international events, which take place in English and are organised by the European Youth Parliament. She is constantly striving to improve her knowledge of English and she studied in Great Britain for several months. In the last ten years Veronika has devoted her time to working with children, either as an au-pair, a group leader on trips abroad and on ENGLISH 4 YOU camp or as the deputy of the main leader at SUMMER TIME. Her organisational skills, promptness and ability to solve unexpected situations are big advantages and that is why she is the main representative of EUROCAMP for the seventh time this year.

RNDr. Veronika Švadlenková
Carl Svoboda

Carl Svoboda was born in Brighton on the sunny south coast of England. Carl visited his grandparents in Prague every summer during his childhood and has currently lived in Prague since 2012. Because he loves the Czech Republic, after graduating in Maths and Meteorology at the University of Reading in England, he decided to come and teach English in Prague, where he completed his studies for a TEFL. He is currently a Lecturer in English at the Mathematics faculty at Charles University. Carl has been teaching in our camps since 2012, working across many positions from EUROCAMP, ENGLISH 4 YOU to SUMMER TIME. Since 2014 he has been Native Speaker Co-ordinator and has full responsibility for the quality of their work with children. His interests include languages, especially learning Czech, sport, travel and the gym.

Carl Svoboda

After introducing ourselves, we would like to INTRODUCE OUR PLACE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS. The camp covers two big meadows in the middle of a private forest. There is good access to the river, which runs nearby through our beautiful valley. You won’t find a better place to play football or volleyball than on our sports grounds. In case of bad weather conditions we have two big clubrooms and even in our big dining room we can be in a cozy mood near the fireplace. And naturally we are equipped with new, modern facilities. Each cottage contains four beds, so it fits four good friends perfectly. Finally, it will be reassuring to know that we have been using this peaceful and beautiful place already for twenty one years, which is why we know the best way to take advantage of it.

PROFESSIONAL AND SKILLED APPROACH. Thanks to 22 years' experience in organising summer camps we know exactly what is the best for children. We have a competent approach and every year we look for ways of improving and developing new skills and evaluating them. Although we take care of children in the best way possible, we are insured and of course we carefully and professionally select all of our employees.

YOUR ENGLISH HOLIDAYS!
YOUR ENGLISH HOLIDAYS!

STAFF. The English speaking leaders come from England, the USA, Canada or Australia. All of them are professionally qualified to work with children. We have a minimum requirement that they have attended an International TEFL Certificate Training Program that prepares native speakers for teaching children and adult students and authorises the teaching of English as a foreign language. Our teachers have been educated at a number of prestigious international schools or are certified to teach children by reputable language agencies, primarily through TEFL Worldwide Prague - www.teflworldwideprague.com, a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic, ITC - International - www.itc-international.eu, belonging to the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) and Oxford House - www.oxfordhouse.cz. The Czech leaders also go through extensive training. The kitchen staff have been chosen in the best confidence. Children who might be used to typical school dining rooms will be nicely surprised by our range of meals. The healthcare provider is also chosen carefully, either from a hospital (as a doctor or a nurse) or from university at least after the third year of studying medicine (a medical student).

SAFETY. The care of all participants in our camp takes precedence. There are two leaders (one English and one Czech) who look after the children at all times. While swimming or boating (lifejackets are always used in the boats) another adult accompanies them. We are very strict in these cases. The camp’s program can sometimes be quite demanding, which is why we never forget important and necessary rest periods. We don’t want the children to get tired or exhausted. We adjust the games and activities to the weather conditions, particularly during the hot, summer days. Beverages are always available in the dining room, which means the children will be properly hydrated for the whole day and night. Recently, there has been a worldwide increase in the way of negative social behaviour (vexation or unmotivated violence), and it is important for us to be vigilant that it does not occur in any way in our camp. So far, thankfully, we have had no experience with any behaviour of this manner, but we are well prepared to prevent it from occurring. In case of any serious behaviour offence, we reserve the right to urgently act. At the end of this part about safety you should know about the floods in the Czech Republic in 2002. Be assured that our camp is a safe place; this floodwater did not cause any damage to the camp’s facilities. This information can easily be verified.

YOUR ENGLISH HOLIDAYS!
YOUR ENGLISH HOLIDAYS!

TRANSPORT. If you prefer taking your children to the camp yourself, there are maps included in the information you will receive once you have been accepted. We also have comfortable buses reserved for transportation to our camp and back, provided by the reliable company autobusy-dvorak.cz. This company provides services using only luxurious Mercedes and BOVA (VDL) buses that meet the highest demands for quality, comfort and convenient transport. Bus transport is not included in the price of the camp and the return journey is charged at a single amount of 15 EUR, i.e. 18 USD round trip. Departure and arrival is from Prague.

PICK UP. For those who plan to travel to the Czech Republic from abroad, we offer the possibility of a pick up at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague or at the main train or bus station in Prague. Our representative will pick up the participant at a specified time of arrival and transport them either to our bus departure point in Prague, or directly to the camp resort. Likewise, the return trip from the camp back to the airport, train or bus station on the final day of the camp. This service is optional and is charged separately. Please note, participants who require pick up from/to Prague, this is only possible on the start/end day of the camp term attended. In the event that our representative will pick up and take the participant only to and from our bus pick up point in Prague a one off fee of 50 EUR, i.e. 60 USD round trip will be charged. In the event of an individual transfer to the camp and back a one off fee of 150 EUR, i.e. 175 USD will be charged. Please contact us for further info and details.

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If you are interested we are happy to provide further information and application forms:

SYKA AGENCY a.s., travel agency, Křenova 438/7, 162 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic Email: email@anglickytabor.cz
Pavel Jahelka, program coordinator, Phone: +420 602 326 747 or +420 223 010 176
Ing. Josef Syka, responsible representative, Phone: +420 602 255 859
RNDr. Veronika Švadlenková, main leader of the camp, Phone: +420 775 041 421

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