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ocra summer camp 2018
art and architecture

A residential summer camp for children and youngsters aged 8 to 14 years will be held from 16 to 20 July 2018. A five-day creative workshop on architecture, art, archaeology, yoga and photography in a setting of exceptional beauty in the heart of Tuscany.

16-20 July 2018 | OCRA Montalcino (Siena)

The Permanent School of Living organizes OCRA SUMMER CAMP 2018, a one-week event where boys, girls and youngsters can enjoy a highly stimulating experience at the Creative Workshop of Living in Montalcino.

The children and youngsters will live in a pleasant environment thanks to the rich variety of activities and events proposed: creative architecture and art workshops, playful experiments, approach to archaeology, the art of photography and the discipline of yoga. There will also be opportunities for “free” recreation, so that children and youngsters can get to know each other and talk to each other freely.

An immersive experience in the world of planning, because planning is one of the things that distinguishes us from other living beings: we plan our day, we plan our work, we plan our free time and it is therefore necessary to think of a school that teaches and prepares children and youngsters to plan.

However, the primary goal is not train young architects, but new responsible citizens, recognized as active people who are able to find and enhance new ways of conceiving inhabited spaces and cities, through their creative skills and while keeping in mind that one of their primary needs is to play, to have fun, to move around, and to meet peers and friends with whom they can experiment and discuss, but also adults they can imitate and learn from. We all continuously plan our actions and our lives, and teaching children and youngsters is a way to take a new look at a world where the others can become a new part of us.

Experimenting and exchanging ideas
Empathy and socialization
Project approach
Enhancing creativity

We foster a passion for culture, art and architecture. We want young people to learn a transversal approach, to see the world through different eyes by playing and experimenting with their own passions, limits and interests.

Included in the camp
The young architect’s kit
Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Sweet and savoury snacks made by us
Artists, architects, archaeologists and photographers



Our days

In the mornings, experiential workshops are carried out, practical activities for individuals and groups, and guided tours are organized.
After lunch together, organized activities are resumed with some breaks and free play in the open air.
In the evenings, children and youngsters can relax, have strolls and enjoy an ice cream in the square, watch a movie with friends, laugh and joke under the stars.
On Friday afternoon, at the end of the week, parents are welcomed and shown the projects created.

For us, food is the basis of human wellbeing, and daily meals together are an opportunity to taste new flavours and reflect on the importance of a healthy and balanced diet. For this reason, we make our own food with passion and fresh and natural produce.



Teachers and tutors
Director of Education: Edoardo Milesi
Coordination: Francesca Bianchi
Architecture workshop: Giulia Anna Milesi, Emanuele Bruno, Viola Grassenis
Photography workshop: Enrico Mascheroni, Cristian Carrara
Archaeology and yoga laboratory: Cristina Felici
Art workshop: Isanna Generali e Christine Persson



OCRA Summer Camp 2018 | 16/20 July 2018
OCRA Officina Creativa dell’Abitare, Via Boldrini 4 Montalcino
Scuola Permanente dell’Abitare
Via Valle del Muto 25 Albino (BG), Italy
Phone +39 035 772 499
Via Boldrini 4 – Montalcino (SI) – Italy
T +39 0577 847 065