Explorer International Kids’ Camps in Numbers
Explorer International Kids’ Camps opened its doors to children from over 32 different countries this summer with some traveling from as far away as China, Australia, and the US just to experience that special Explorer atmosphere of love, fun, and adventure!
73% of past campers returned to a new location in Osilnica and experienced exciting new activities, new and improved accommodation, facilities and food, plus a wider range of afternoon choice sessions. Thanks to this trust and loyalty our camps grew by 140% in the last year demonstrating that Explorer Camps truly is the best international kids’ summer camp in Slovenia!
Looking Back at the Summer
The sun is setting earlier, the nights are a bit cooler and camp is, regrettably, over. After living, playing, learning, laughing and growing together for those weeks in summer, we now reflect on another incredible season and what it meant for a camper to spend time at Explorer International Kids’ Camps.
Osilnica was a unique place in nature where children and counselors woke up, ate, played and spent their days together with friends. Our campers created strong friendships with children from all around the world, developing bonds and memories that are going to last a lifetime.
Campers conquered their fears and stepped out of their comfort zones whether it was on the zipline, rafting down the Kolpa River, or high up on the Bear Adventure Park. They repeatedly challenged themselves and won!
In the rooms they built confidence by celebrating each other’s achievements, diversity and uniqueness. They supported one another and lived together learning patience, responsibility, and empathy. They connected with so many different cultures at this international kids’ camp.
These ‘life lessons’ translate in the real world. Whether in the classroom, at extracurricular activities or in the community, camp helps us become better students, teammates and friends. Campers learnt for life!
We at Explorer Camps will be forever grateful to our camps family all for allowing us these moments with your children. Thank you to for this trust and belief!
Camper and Parent Highlights
After 3 very successful years at Lake Bohinj, moving to Hotel Kovač in Osilnica was always going to be a difficult decision for the international kids’ camps and it definitely had its teething problems ….
However, it was the right choice firstly because of the huge growth of over 120% in one year. And also the very positive feedback we received from both campers and parents who gave the below reasons for their satisfaction:
- The huge variety and quantity of activities on offer.
- Improved standard and quantity of food.
- Increased comfort in 3 star rooms.
- Easily accessible amenitites such as an indoor pool/jacuzzi, games/disco room, on-site zipline & giant swing, football, volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts.
- Flexibility to create such activities as woodshop, tie dye, movie making etc.
- Greater peace and quiet being away from the crowds of tourism.
Yes, Osilnica definitely was the right choice for Explorer Camps this year but we’re still looking to improve. Here are some areas we’re introducing to make camp even better for you all:
- 24/7 On-site Nurse that has first aid training, and background in medicine.
- Increased Parent Access with webinars before camps opening up discussions, more photos, and times to call camp.
- Better Maintenance with daily meetings to ensure rooms, equipment etc. are at the required level.
- Greater Connection to Water with daily trips to our popular pier and bridge jumping spots. Plus an new rope swing at a new spot at our river.
Can this International Kids’ Camp Improve Even More?
Going into its 5th year, it would be easy for Explorer Camps to simply do the same thing. It’s worked so far, hasn’t it?
Well … for 2020 we’re bringing NEW activities and surprises on top of our rafting, horse riding, paintball, adventure park, zip lining, giant swing … !
Stand Up Paddling. No better way to explore the Kolpa River and a first for this region with SUPing available to all of our campers young and old.
River Tubing.A perfect morning session to chill with friends going down the river and rapids on our tubes. Get wet, relax in the sun, and simply enjoy connecting.
Foot Biking. Standard biking but with a twist that allows all ages of campers to experience this new adrenaline sport.
Paintball as Choice. Our Tweens and Teens will be able to take this activity as an option rather than obligation.
The sky is the limit with Explorer International Kids’ Camps which is an exciting thing not only for the campers and parents, but also the staff. Each each will only get better in regard to activities, standard, safety.