After you have been on a summer camp, you do feel so much better once you have returned. Is that not true? Only those of you who have had the privilege of attending such a camp will be able to respond to this query. And there is confidence that the responses, coming through thick and fast, will be positive and in the affirmative. And today, you, as grownups and professionals preparing for new challenges and opportunities, have one remarkable opportunity in front of you.
For risk and reward, but mostly and ultimately for a better life for both you and your family, you have spent a lot of time preparing yourself and re-orienting yourself. Now it is the turn of your children. You will be sending them to what is called an esl summer camp. Rest assured, boys and girls, just as your moms and dads did back in their day, you’ll be having loads of fun. And of course, you’ll be meeting and greeting new young people.
And making new friends. Even if they are just so different from you, in language, culture and otherwise. Of course, you’ll also need to prepare yourself for some learning and lessons. In case your mom and dad never told you, that’s essentially what summer camps are all about. It is not all fun and games, it’s about higher learning and placing you on a higher level in preparation for your future life.
For whatever dreams and aspirations you may have. To be a doctor, a lawyer, accountant, who knows, even a teacher. To be a successful startup engineer. A pilot or marine engineer. Or even an astronaut. Dream big. Sleep well tonight. Yes, it is exciting. Look, listen and learn.