MASCOT is a 9-day English camp for active young Ukrainians which is held on 7-15th of July in Mykolaiv where we discover talents of our campers through extracurricular activities in music, theater and rhythm, develop their teamwork skills and expand their knowledge in public speaking, project management, conflict management, etc. by using methods of non-formal education.
MASCOT is aimed at active young Ukrainian aged 14-20 who are interested in developing skills in teamwork and personal leadership skills, taking information about creating their own social projects in, regardless of their social, economic status or religion.
The aim of MASCOT is to create an enabling environment in Mykolaiv in order to familiarize Ukrainian active youth with existing social problems of our society (escalation of conflicts, social isolation, violence and inequality) for further decision-making.
Being a director of MASCOT is important for me because I really believe in the youth of Ukraine. I know that they want to make their country a better place and being a director of a summer camp in Ukraine makes me feel that I can help be a part of that, along with share my ideas to help them down this road.
I do hope that MASCOT-2017 will change lives of our campers the same way MASCOT-2015 changed mine.
MASCOT is a place where Americans and Ukrainians can come together to share their love of the arts.
MASCOT is unique place for everyone to shine. I experienced it once and for 100% you will feel it the same way.
I strongly believe, that MASCOT camp gives youth a great chance to spread their ideas, share knowledge and, as a result, change the World.
MASCOT is a freedom of creativity.
MASCOT for me is the new flow of future intelligent society. Both campers and staff.
MASCOT is the opportunity to aid in providing a safe place to explore the deep-rooted issues facing the youth of today through mediums that allow understanding, expression, and empowerment.
MASCOT is lighting the way to a new life. Creating that spark of positivity and prosperity.
MASCOT for me is unveiling the untapped potential that exists in all of us as individuals and as a community for the betterment of ourselves and the world around us.
MASCOT is also an open environment for sharing ideas and promoting positivity and peace through art.
MASCOT for me is an ideal place to feel comfortable and we will do everything to make this camp unforgettable.
MASCOT - it's when you feel like you're in the right place and you're surrounded by the best people on the whole planet.
MASCOT for me is an adventure.
MASCOT helps me to see, how talented youth we have in our country and it inspires me a lot.
Participation in the MASCOT Camp as a staff is a unique opportunity to discover a new facet of youth work.
MASCOT for me is home. It’s a place I always want to come back to. It inspires me, gives me more than I could ever ask for. And I will be forever grateful for what it’s already given me.
MASCOT is a place that changed my prospective on life and made me so much closer to my dream.
MASCOT for me is a place that once changed my life, it's full of special people that understand you with a half-word and might become your true friends.
MASCOT is a great opportunity to share with y'all my instruments, skills and "candies" which may show you how to make this world more creative, open-minded and more kindly to everyone.
MASCOT is a camp designed to allow teenagers the opportunity to express themselves creatively, and understand and practice personal and professional skills in a challenging but safe environment.
MASCOT is a huge opportunity to broaden your outlook, find new friends and become aware of important issues in the world.
I am very pleased that I was a part of this camp! It changed my outlook on life, made me self-confident and more active person!
© Eva Zagoruiko
MASCOT for me is a place where I discovered a great number of wonderful people, a place that in 9 days became dear to my heart.
© Kateryna Kozlova
First of all, MASCOT gave me new friends (and not merely boilerplate expression, I really found a like-minded friends), deprived me of many complexes to account myself, and broadened my outlook.
© Denis Boyechko
MASCOT provided an unforgettable experience every time I have been there – as a camper, as a staff, as a director. It showed me, that there is so much more in life, the opportunities are truly endless.
© Jane Budaragina
People in the camp MASCOT are incredible. They are all so special. Each one has a hobby, each one is a leader! We do create a different atmosphere which cannot be found anywhere else! MASCOT is like an island where live the best people!
© Diana Yudova
Participation in MASCOT gave even more than 10 best days of summer, 70 best people and 20 interesting lectures. MASCOT gave me a great motivation - motivation to change society in which you are living
© Illya Hryzhenku
MASCOT is something that will stay with you forever. Once you are a camper, you will be a camper forever.
© Olena Shevchenko
Currently I share my whole life into two periods: before and after the MASCOT. My world turned upside down in one week.
© Elena Pokotilo
While coming to camp MASCOT I was ready for crazy emotions, new knowledge and meeting people who are insanely passionate about what they're doing and I got all of it! So if you are looking for a place where every new day you will feel yourself the happiest person in the world - you've definitely just found one.
© Elena Shakhova