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Global Village Summer Camp

Our World Is a Global Village

Global Village - Group with Masks
Explore the world with globe trekker Melanie Marks, of Longwood University. Campers will "travel" to Africa, Europe, Asia, and Central America to learn about the global village in which we all live. Imagine making your own butter for an English tea party (and having to speak with an English accent!), creating a S'mores factory with chocolate made from African cocoa beans, barter trading like they would in a Burmese hill tribe community, carrying buckets of water on your head like they do in Uganda, learning what life was like if you lived behind the Iron Curtain in Europe, making fruit kabobs like you could be served in the forests of Africa, making tie-dye shirts using bright African colors, learning how to use chopsticks and then using them in chopsticks relays, making Thai spring rolls, and participating in a Limbo competition. There is just too much to list. Be assured that every day of camp will be action packed, educational, and a great deal of fun. Daily activities include international-themed cooking, crafts, videos, games, and children's literature selections, plus outdoor activities so that campers can enjoy the summer weather.



Camp Director

Dr. Marks is a Professor of Economics and Coordinator of Study Abroad at Longwood University. She is a 2006 winner of the SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award for the Commonwealth, winner of multiple university teaching awards, and co-owner of an award-winning K-8 curriculum development company. The Global Village camp is an extension activity offered through Longwood's College of Business & Economics.

Questions? Contact Dr. Melanis Marks at 434-395-2372 or marksmb@longwood.edu.

Global Village Smores Line


Dates for the summer 2014 Farmville camp are July 28-August 1. The camp is held at Longwood University's College of Business and Economics, Hiner Building. Morning drop off is from 8:30-8:45. Look for the registration desk under the tent just past the Hiner building. Pickup is between 5:00 and 5:15. Children must be picked up by 5:15.


Global Village - Pinata

Who May Attend?

This camp is open to children going into grades 2 - 6 as long as they are well behaved and will actively participate. Students who distract from the learning environment will not be allowed to return to camp.
Global Village Kids with Goat

Attendance Fee

The fee for attendance is $149 for the week. Parents will be asked to send in a few minor things for special projects.

Registration and Cancellation Policy

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will continue until all spaces are filled. Individuals may cancel with a full refund until May 1. Attendance fees are non-refundable beyond this date.

Click here for the registration form (.pdf).