MH Language Center

4th Floor St. Francis Square Mall
Julia Vargas Ave cor. Bank Drive,
Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Zip Code : 1550

The Camp

Learn English and Travel Abroad!

In one summer, you can do both. Makati Hope Language Center brings you the English Camp!

In the English Camp, you get to hear and speak English all the time while marvelling on the beautiful sight of the Philippines, and feasting on delicacies and other international food. Another great thing about it is that you don’t have to be anxious and embarrassed about speaking English to other people. Everyone can just enjoy learning English together while taking pleasure in the beautiful scenery of lush-green Caliraya.

In the English Camp, you experience learning breakthrough and:

  • Immerse in a pure English environment and intimate class size
  • Engage in interactive learning through games, quizzes, and other activities that enliven language learning
  • Interact with foreign teachers and other international students
  • Bask in the beauty of the Pearl of the Orient Seas – the Philippines!

 

 

Camp Goals

Our mission is to create a student-friendly English-learning environment and to nurture the learning experience over the summer. Makati Hope Language Center is committed in giving each student a memorable and fun summer learning experience and to develop their mind by engaging in creative activities that they will surely remember for a lifetime.

We put premium in recognizing the total development of each individual – physical, moral, intellectual and emotional, and to empower their complex learning abilities to unleash and optimize their full potentials.

Camp Description

The English Summer Camp has three primary objectives:

  1. To have Fun
  2. To learn the English Language
  3. To develop Social Skills and Values Formation

Camp Programs

The English Camp is designed for students of ESL (English as a Second Language) to improve their English in a fun and vibrant learning environment. Learning English becomes more effective and exciting through creative ways where students can talk more, mingle with other international students, and exercise the use of the language in practical and relevant conditions. Lessons are categorized according to levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). Classes include Reading and Vocabulary, Writing and Listening. More time will be provided to assess individual student’s needs; to immerse students in an English-speaking environment where they are able to express themselves freely and are encouraged to try out new skills.

This 2-week and 4-week program is broken down into sessions according to level of proficiency. The first session caters to beginner language learners subsequently followed by sessions for intermediate on English conversation skills.

In addition to this, lessons include enrichment of vocabulary and enhance facility of the language. Classes may include group discussions, forums, media (interviews, talk shows, news casting), oral presentations, role plays, problem solving activities, and useful everyday conversations.

There will also be outdoor activities to let students explore their communication skills in real-life setting. Outdoor activities will let students try out their language skills with other people while enjoying the beauty of nature in lush-green Caliraya and other breathtaking views in the Philippines through guided social activities.

Minimum age is 10 years old. Eight students per room will stay in the New Villa Rooms and Picnic Pavilion in Caliraya Recreation Center with chaperone (24-hour supervision).

Aside from learning the English language, participants get to see the beautiful sceneries of the countryside in Caliraya Recreation Center and immerse with the local culture. Caliraya Recreation Center in Lumban, Laguna has a no smoking and no alcoholic drinks policy and also a preferred site for various groups’ activities like team building, conferences, and camps. This place is positioned on a mount that is surrounded by dense green trees that make the place more relaxing for those travelers and nature lovers who want to escape the hustle-and-bustle life of the metropolis.

Camp Site

Caliraya Resort Club is a haven nestled atop mountains along the Caliraya Lake shoreline. Given its unique location, it offers a breathtaking view of nature’s gifts. A haven not only for the body but also for the mind and spirit. Located in Lumban, Laguna is the 7.6 hectares of lush greenery that offers fun-filled activities which surely provide fond memories for both learning institutions and family gatherings. Just two and a half hours south of Metro Manila, the resort is a short ferry boat ride from the shore of the pristine man-made Caliraya Lake. All hotel rooms feature cable televisions, air-conditioning, and hot/cold showers, while the lakeside duplexes offer 12-15 people a fascinating view of the lake and a short stroll to the water sport facilities.

Camp Activities

The English Summer Camp is themed as “Go Abroad and Have Fun with English” because it is the main goal of this camp. It provides opportunity to grow communicatively for the secondary language learners. The day is packed by English learning activities with the balance of outdoor learning.

Program Details

Duration 2 weeks (July 29 – August 11)
4 weeks (July 29 – August 25)
Camp Fee 2 weeks : 6100 RMB
4 weeks : 11700 RMB
Class Size: Max. of 12 students
Schedule: Monday to Friday (8:30 am – 11:30 am, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
Board & Lodging: Shared accommodation (8pax/room); 3 meals a day

English summer camp program may include:

  • English study and test
  • Mind Games
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Amazing Race (outdoor activity)
  • Survivor Caliraya (outdoor activity)
  • BBQs
  • Student parties
  • Manila City Tour (walking tours)
  • Trips to museums
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Swimming
  • Bonfire

Students of the English Camp provides participants with sufficient time after their English courses to learn more about Philippine and American culture, traditions & customs. During cultural/social activities and planned excursions, students will experience cultural and social activities with the other international students. This provides them with the opportunity to practice their new English language skills, as well as to make new friends.

FAQs

1. When is the English Camp and how much is the fee?

Duration 2 weeks (July 29 – August 11)
4 weeks (July 29 – August 25)
Camp Fee 2 weeks : 6100 RMB
4 weeks : 11700 RMB

2. What are the requirements for the camp?

  • age requirement is 10 to 25 years old
  • Medical Certificate (fit to travel) from physician
  • Waiver signed by parent or guardian see waiver
  • Final approval of the Makati Hope Language Center
  • 1 2X2 recent photo

3. What is the most significant feature of the English Camp?

In one summer, you can do both: to learn English and travel abroad. In the English Camp, students get to listen and speak English all the time while marvelling on the beautiful sight of the Philippines.

4. What can the students learn from the English Camp?

In the English Camp, students experience learning breakthrough and:

  • Immerse in a pure English environment and intimate class size
  • Engage in interactive learning through games, quizzes, and other activities that enliven language learning
  • Interact with foreign teachers and other international students
  • Bask in the beauty of the Pearl of the Orient Seas – the Philippines!

5. How do you ensure the children’s safety and security?

Makati Hope Language Center English Summer Camp ensures the safety of each student as its vital priority. Each room will have a chaperone (24-hour supervision), security guards are available at all times and CCTV cameras are installed in Caliraya Resort.

6. What happens in case of illness?

Caliraya Resort Club has a nurse that will address the medical and urgent needs of the students and in case of an emergency. Also, hospitals are just 30-minute drive away from Caliraya. Camp fee also covers accident insurance.

7. What is the accommodation and food like?

Students will stay at our English summer camp program’s campsite in Caliraya Recreation Center in Lumban, Laguna. It has a land area of 76, 000 square meters of fine landscape and scenery; the three-level hotel is the largest in the area. Eight students per room will stay in the New Villa Rooms and Picnic Pavilion in Caliraya Recreation Center with chaperone (24-hour supervision).All the rooms are equipped with their own toilet and bath, hot water and afford guests a view of the property. Students also get to feast on full board buffet style meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner! Caliraya Re-creation Center adheres to smoke-free, alcohol-free policy and seeks to promote a family-friendly atmosphere.

8. What are the fee inclusions?

  • Tuition Fee
  • Learning Materials
  • Accommodation for the full 2 weeks / 4 weeks
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Transportation
  • Insurance
  • Laundry

9. Course/Subjects

  • English Language
  • Learning activities (Mind Games, Arts & Crafts, Survivor (outdoor activity), Manila City Tour (walking tours), Swimming, Bonfire, etc.
  • Tours and Sight Seeing

10. Do you give out certificates?

Yes. Certificate of completion will be given to those who have completed and passed the program.

11. What are the entrance / arrival procedures?

  • Students need to secure Tourist Visa to enter the Philippines.
  • Visas, Airplane Ticket and Airport taxes are not included in the package.
  • Makati Hope Language Center will arrange airport pick-up in coordination with the arranger abroad.
  • For minors (below 18 years old), students must travel with an adult / a guardian.

12. Can an airport pick-up be arranged for those who are arriving before July 29?

Yes, airport pick up can be arranged. Please coordinate itinerary with our staff (John – +639155429487 / +639328406045). Airport pick-up and drop-off is available only within Metro Manila and within the following dates.

July 25 – July 29 (within Metro Manila only)

  • Airport to hotel
  • Hotel to St. Francis Square (Assembly time: July 29, 8:00am)
  • St. Francis Square to Caliraya Resort Club

August 11 – 14 (within Metro Manila only)

  • Caliraya Resort Club to St. Francis Square
  • St. Francis Square to hotel
  • Hotel to airport

Important:
Please send us the following details:

  1. Name
  2. Contact number
  3. Flight itinerary (Flight number, Time of Arrival & Departure, Terminal No.)
  4. Hotel / Address

Contact Person:
John
Mobile No.: +639155429487 / +639328406045
QQ No.: 1103424330
Email: xiaoliuwei8056@yahoo.com
Landline: (+632) 6321010 loc. 484
Fax No.: (+632) 6374430 / (+632) 6375474

Note: Meals cover camp proper dates only (July 29 – August 11)

13. In cases of difficulties in VISA application of delegates and parents, can the Language Center provide a reference or document to back up the application? If VISA application is rejected, will the Language Center provide a refund of the camp fee?

The Language Center can send delegates a formal invitation to the Philippines. In cases of rejection of VISA application, the Language Center cannot provide a refund but the fee is transferable.

14. In case of a need of accommodation on extra days, can the Language Center provide for us a place to stay? What are the rates?

St. Francis Square (assembly place) is located just beside the BSA Twin Towers. We offer discounted rates which are as follows:

1 Bed Room Published Rate: Php 8,400 per night
Discounted Rate: Php 5,000 per night (with breakfast for two)
Studio Deluxe Published Rate: Php 5,300
Discounted Rate: Php 3,200 per night (with breakfast for two)
Additional breakfast: Php 400 per pax
Extra Bed: Php 1,400 per bed

15. How much cash does one have to bring to the camp?

Camp fee includes full board meals already for the whole duration of the camp, hence, we advise delegates to bring personal cash worth the following:

Two-week Camp: Php 3,000 or approximately RMB 462
Four-week Camp: Php 6,000 or approximately RMB 925

Additional fees for departure from the Philippines would be needed:

Terminal Fee(est.) Php 750

16. How are students’ English level determined?

A written assessment/test and an interview will be done on Day 1 of the camp (7/29), after which class placements will be announced on the same day.

Remarks:

The organizer is the sole interpreter of the above provision.

How to Register

 

If Abroad

1. Register online here
2. Pay through bank remittance
For steps to pay through bank remittance, click here
3. Secure Camp Requirements

a. Age requirement is 10 to 25 years old
b. Medical Certificate (fit to travel) from a Physician
c. Waiver signed by parent or guardian. see waiver
d. 1 2X2 recent photo.

Bank Name: BANK OF CHINA, Manila Branch
Bank Address: Ground Floor, Philamlife Tower
8767 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City 1229, Philippines
Swift code: BKCHPHMM
for credit to the acct of: MAKATI HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, INC.
Account No.: SA#010346-2221-011 (RMB)

4. Submit bank remittance form through e-mail or fax. Please indicate your name in the form before sending it to us. Bank remittance forms without names will not be recognized and will not be registered successfully.
Email Address : mhlc.ph@gmail.com
Fax No.: (+632) 6374430

5. Show up for the camp
Assembly Time: 8:00a.m., July 29, 2013
Assembly Place: See map

If within the Philippines:

1. Fill out the application form. You can either :
a. Register Online here
b. Download the application form here or
c. Get the application form from our office See map

2. Pay through bank remittance, cash, card, or cheque.

Option 1: Bank Remittance

Process:

i. Pay through bank remittance.
ii. Write name of student/s on the bank remittance form, scan, and email to mhlc.ph@gmail.comor fax to (+632) 6374430.

Account details (within the Philippines):

Robinsons Bank
Account Name: MAKATI HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, INC.
Account No.: SA#109-36-000156-4

Asia United Bank
Account Name: MAKATI HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, INC.
Account No.: SA#001-01-003479-7

Option 2: Cash, Card or Cheque

Process:
a. Pay cash, give card, or give cheque to the Cash Department. See Map
For cheque, Issue payable to: MAKATI HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, INC.
b. Get your Provisional Receipt and furnish copy to MH Language Center

3. Show up for the camp.

Assembly Time: 8:00am, July 29, 2013

Assembly Place: 4/F St. Francis Square Julia Vargas Ave.
cor. Bank Drive, Ortigas Center
Mandaluyong City, Philippines 1550

* English Camp 2013 was a success!!! Can’t wait to meet awesome campers next year!