2019

San pancho, MExico

For 2 weeks in February in San Pancho, we hosted 36 children and their families from Seattle, Florida, Georgia and San Miguel de Allende. We began each week on Sunday with a group dinner under string lights at a long shared table while listening to live Cuban and Canadian folk music. The food was local and organic, prepared by Israel and his incredible chef’s at El Gallo.

Each Monday started in the garden for the kids - exploring bugs and learning about the importance of bees. This evolved into a week long art project making paper mache bees and hives, reading about bees in EntreAmigos’ bilingual library and a river walk through the jungle to find more interesting insects.

The camp food was a highlight for many kids - fresh vegetarian food was prepared daily by Chef Rodrigo and his team. Tuesday included a visit to the local market - always an exciting and exhausting day for everyone!

On Friday, parents came early to watch and participate in a Capoeira performance - something the group had been working on during the week with their instructor Gaspar.

After camp hours we held some new activities this year: During the first week, in the mid-afternoon, we ventured out with 34 people for our first official camp surf trip! We also held 2 Mezcal tastings with Ivan and Es Matrero and a group of parents organized a trip out to the Clay Beach.

Some photos from the two weeks:

My favorite things were playing with the dog, Capoeira, eating watermelon, going to the farmers market and making the necklaces
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The teachers were amazing, and what a lovely group of families!
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2018

San Pancho, Mexico

Glass art, market day, chocolate making, capoeira, aztec dancing, story-telling, yoga and music.

In February, 22 children and their families escaped the cold winter and enjoyed 5 days of endless sunshine and unique experiences.  Check out some photos below:

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One of the reasons we originally put our daughter in Spanish immersion preschool was in hopes of her having a positive opinion of our neighboring country to the south and appreciation of the rich culture, history and peoples there. This camp has definitely been an integral part of that journey for her. It has had pretty profound impact on our daughters young life. A million thanks for organizing it every year and we are happy to be a part of it!
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