The youth, teen and adult programs we offer at CREAR are consistent, holistic, ever-growing and evolving to better fit the educational and recreational needs of the Playa Samara and El Torito communities. Our courses are free of charge to the public and focused on English language development, artistic expression, women's empowerment and community development. Each program is designed and taught by experienced professionals passionate about working hand in hand with locals toward a better future.
1ST-3RD GRADE ENGLISH CLASS
The youth English class is an after school program for Samara youth to participate in building up the basics of understanding and speaking English. Through group activities and art projects, the students have ample opportunities to practice the fundamentals of the English language, including reading and writing.
4TH-6TH GRADE ENGLISH CLASS
This course provides a conversation-based environment for students to develop a deeper understanding of the English language and how to incorporate it into their everyday lives. Throughout the course, students further develop their reading and writing skills as well as engage in conversation with other students and teachers.
EL TORITO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
This after school program is designed for students in Playa Samara's neighboring community, El Torito. Each afternoon, a group of students meet in the Salon Comunal to participate in art projects and other hands-on activities including sports, team-building exercises and fun experiments. These projects allow the students to be creative, active and enjoy each other's company during their off-time following the end of the school day. Check out a typical day at El Torito here!
ECO CHICAS | GIRL'S EMPOWERMENT GROUP
Designed for girls from the 4th to the 6th grade, CREAR provides a space every Monday that contributes to the strengthening of habits for good health, techniques and abilities to have a good experience in nature such as camping knowledge, as well as education on the local flora and fauna, all under the guidance of an expert facilitator on these issues.
BI-ANNUAL CREAR CAMP
Twice a year, in January and July, two fun-filled weeks are dedicated to providing local kids with a variety of unique and creative camp activities focused on artistic expression, physical activity, environmental awareness and team-building in the Sámara and El Torito communities. Each week-long session is held in and around the town's respective Salon Comunal, and includes three hours of educational excursions to the nearby nature hikes, surfing lessons, treasure hunts, arts + crafts and field day! Check out some of the highlights from summer camp 2015 here!
LAS TIGRESAS | GIRL'S EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM
“Las Tigresas” is a group of 4th-6th grade girls from the community of El Torito that has the opportunity to develop self-esteem, social skills, as well as receive socio-affective education through this unique new program. “Las Tigresas” is a playful, safe space where we can share and fortify our strengths and abilities!
ARTS AND SCIENCES AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
This course is designed to provide a fun and creative outlet for the local youth of Sámara after their hour-long English class. The course includes, but is not limited to, making fun arts and crafts, learning about sustainability, cleaning the beach, and taking care of the local flora and fauna. Here’s to hoping to create inquisitive and inspired stewards of the future!
7TH-10TH GRADE ENGLISH
We offer English class for the teens of Samara to enhance English reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills in an environment full of familiar faces. Building up on the curriculum from the youth English classes, this course reinforces previous skills and introduces new ones, preparing students for a smooth transition into the adult English course.
LAS DIVINAS | WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT GROUP
Las Divinas aims to empower Sámara's local high school girls. Our passionate team of women's empowerment interns lead lessons and workshops focused on self-love, internet safety and exercise + nutrition. The girls of Las Divinas are encouraged to pursue and finish their education, with the goal of working together to lower the region's drop-out rate and inspire the girls to make their own path for the future.