Our World is a Global Village | July 27-31, 2020

Global Village Summer Camp

Explore the world with globe trekker and Longwood professor Melanie Marks. Campers will "travel" to Africa, Europe, Asia and Central America to learn about the global village in which we all live.

Imagine:     Smiling, happy camper at Global Village , Summer 2016

  • 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 in the style of a Burmese hill tribe community
  • carrying buckets of water on your head like they do in Uganda 
  • learning what life was like for those who 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
  • 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 to allow campers to enjoy the summer weather.

Melanie Marks demonstrates how to make a tortilla during Global Village, Summer 2016

Campers are accepted on a roll-in basis. Complete the registration form and submit it, along with payment, to the cashiering office at Longwood University. See our Registration Form for instructions and our mailing address. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will continue until all spaces are filled.


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 and 5:15 p.m. Children must be picked up by 5:15.

Who May Attend?

The camp is open to children going into grades 2 - 7 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.

Attendance Fee

The fee for attendance is $159 for the week. Parents will be asked to send in a few small items for special projects

Cancellation Policy

Individuals may cancel with a full refund until May 1. Attendance fees are nonrefundable beyond this date.


Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

International Student Advising Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2-4:30 p.m. 
And by Appointment

Study Abroad Drop-in Office Hours

Monday: 4-5 p.m. 
Tuesday: 3-4 p.m. 
Wednesday: 2-3 p.m. 
Thursday: 10-11 a.m. 
Friday: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.


Center for Global Engagement

Lankford 201

201 High Street

Farmville, VA 23909

(434) 395-2172

Fax: (434) 395-2988