Explorers’ Summer: Polish Language & Culture Camp

The Polish American Congress Charitable Foundation is again sponsoring a cultural program for American teenagers of Polish descent.

This year’s program is a 2-week trip to Poland with activities run through the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

The PACCF will be sending 25 participants, ages 13 – 15. Members of the Polish Falcons are invited to participate. In order to allow as many students as possible to attend, previous participants will not be eligible.

The group will depart from Chicago on July 6, 2019 (Saturday) and will return on July 20, 2019 (Saturday).

All participants must get to and from the Chicago airport on their own for travel to Poland. Participants will be chaperoned during their flights to and from Poland. There will be 24-hour supervision by qualified education professionals for the duration of their stay in Poland.

The program will include 45 hours of language instruction provided by teachers trained to work with young people. Sightseeing tours of Krakow, Zakopane, Bochnia Salt Mine, and Ogrodzieniec Castle are planned. Other activities in the program include sports, dance workshops, and film showings. A language course diploma will be given to each student by the University.

The cost for the trip is $3050. This includes round-trip airfare from Chicago, hotels, meals, transport, and entry fees to venues. The PACCF will pay $2150 while the participants will pay the remaining $900.

PFA Members who would like to take this trip are required to pay $450, while PFA will subsidize the other $450 for up to five Members to cover their participant portion of the total cost.

If there are more than five PFA Youth Members who send in their registrations, a drawing will be held at National Headquarters to choose our five participants.  

Interested families are asked to complete and send their application (click to download) with a deposit check of $450 (non-refundable) to: Polish Falcons of America, PACCF Poland Trip, 381 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 15.

If after PFA’s five participants are chosen there is still room available through the PACCF, those youth can still participate but without the subsidy from PFA.

Questions may be directed to Druhna Christine Puskar at 800-535-2071 or by email to cpuskar@polishfalcons.org.

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