HOW CAN WE LEARN TO LIVE A FULFILLING LIFE?

Bootcamp4Life is a 2-month summer program that allows you to develop competences to overcome challenges in your life. Guided by an international team of facilitators, you will join two immersions in the Swiss alps and in Brazil and work on your own set of tools.

THE FIVE BUILDING BLOCKS

The Bootcamp4Life is about all those things we don’t learn in school. The learning process is based on the following 5 core areas:

GROWTH

Who am I? What am I good at? How can I become who I want to be? Take the time to get to know yourself, find out your uniqueness and strengthen your self-confidence. 

PURPOSE

What should I dedicate my life to? How can I make a difference? What is my contribution to solve the problems in the world? Explore where to steer your life and career.

CONNECTION

How can I find people I can truly identify with? How can I build deeper relationships? Experience how being part of a community can be truly transforming.

BALANCE

How do I deal with stress and anxiety? How can I focus on what matters most to me? Learn tools that can help you deal with complex situations and decisions.

RESILIENCE

How to keep going even when things are tough? How can I solve problems? Have real-life experiences and develop your power of learning from failure and staying strong.

THE PROGRAM

The program starts in July with a 5-day kick-off event in the Swiss mountains. During the online phase, you should dedicate around 5 hours/ week to the Bootcamp4Life.
The two-week immersion in Brazil is also full-time, so plan ahead to be able to take time off work or your studies.

  • May - June 2019

    Onboarding

    You’re informed if you have been accepted into the program and receive all information about it.

  • July 9th - 14th 2019

    Kick-Off

    Meet the group in the 5-day kick-off event and start strengthening your life skills.

  • July - August 2019

    Online Learning

    Stay connected with the group while bringing the learnings of the kick-off to your daily life.

  • August 26th to September 8th 2019

    Immersion in Brazil

    Travel together with the group to Brazil to explore a different view on life skills. Expect lots of experiences, new contacts and reflections on a beautiful island in Southern Brazil.

  • September 2019 - ongoing

    Bring your learnings back

    Apply what you’ve learned in your daily life.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

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Personal development Develop competences for your personal and professional life and get a personalized certificate about your growth

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An intercultural experience Take a dive deep into a different culture being guided by local youth and experienced intercultural facilitators

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Personalized support A coach will accompany and support you throughout the program so that you learn as much as possible

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Engaging methodologies Learn through interactive and diverse games and activities that stimulate your mind and body in different ways

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Becoming part of a community There is no better way to meet new people than by spending your summer together and travelling abroad

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Resident of Switzerland, some spots available for applicants from other European countries

  • Aged 18-28

  • Facing some kind of challenge in their lives that they would like to overcome

  • Committed to participate in the full 6-weeks program

  • Able to travel internationally

People with disabilities*, members of the LGBTQI+ community, youth with migrant background and youth not attending university education are especially encouraged to apply.

*if needed, we can offer special support during the program. 

If you are unsure if this program is for you, please send us a message here:
 bootcamp4life@nowornow.org to find out.
We’re always happy to hear from potential participants! 

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM COST?

We have three price ranges available for the program in order to make sure that the costs do not exclude anyone from participating. 

All price ranges include food and accommodation as well as local transportation during the in-person parts of the program (a total of 19 days). It also includes participation in all activities and workshops and the learning materials that will be distributed. Each participant will also receive a personalized learning certificate at the end. 

The program cost does not include travel costs to the kick-off and immersion in Brazil.
However, we do have a few partial scholarships for the flights available. 

Full program 400 FR.

We can offer such a low fare for the full program thanks to the support of the movetia foundation. We encourage everyone who can afford to make the full contribution.

Partial scholarship 200 FR.

If you cannot afford the full fare of the program, you can apply for a 50% scholarship. This is available for participants with low (family) income.

FULL SCHOLARSHIP 40 FR.

We are committed to inclusion, so we make sure to have few 90% scholarships available for participants who would otherwise not be able to join the Bootcamp4Life.

We especially encourage application of participants with migrant background, members of the LGBTQI community and people with disabilities.
If needed, we can offer special support during the program. 

THE BOOTCAMP TEAM

You will be accompanied throughout the Bootcamp4Life by the following NOW team members from Switzerland, Brazil, Spain and Slovakia:

Rahel

Rahel

Rahel is a true innovator and has the power to make her ideas and actions bring smiles to people’s faces.

Elis

Elis

People come first for Elis. She cares for others as much as she cares for creating engaging and fun learning experiences.

Thais

Thais

Can environmental managers work with education? Yes! Thais will show you that we don’t need to limit ourselves.

Mari

Mari

Mari translates words into movement. As a dancer and educator, she explores new dimensions of learning and feeling.

Zlatka

Zlatka

If Zlatka is involved, you can expect any challenge to be solved. Solved with an extra portion of joy, grace and glitter!

Julia

Julia

Julia is a polyglot from Spain with a passion for learning and education. She loves traveling and recently decided to live in Brazil.

I WANT TO JOIN!
HOW CAN I APPLY?

Applications are currently closed as we are reviewing the program. Read more about it here.

Please reach out at bootcamp@nowornow.org if you’d like to stay in the loop about this program. We are likely going to relaunch it in the second semester of 2019.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Costs

What does it cost to participate in the program?

Your costs to participate in the program include 3 elements:

  • The full participation fee is 400 CHF. You can apply for partial scholarships. See details in What does the Program cost? above. 
  • Your return flight to Brazil as well as your travel insurance, which you have to cover yourself – some partial scholarships are available.
  • Any personal expenses during the program period. Accommodation and food are included in the program during kick-off and the immersion in Brazil. 

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to send an email to bootcamp4life@nowornow.org

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