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Phoebe Hoyt - Active English

Phoebe Hoyt in action! As the Director of the overnight English summer camps she founded 10 years ago, Phoebe Hoyt has become a master of multi-tasking. Here she is shown talking to a parent on the phone, checking information on her PC, bringing a healthy snack to a hungry child while en route to conduct an afternoon activity with the campers with her portable microphone worn around her waist! She loves her job, and both coaches and campers attending the camps love being part of the fun! Her camps attract many children, ages 7 to 12 and 11 to 14 years of age, from the English speaking world because at Active English, the focus is not on English lessons but on lessons in English! They offer horse back riding, golf at Villa d’Este, tennis, tent night on the villa’s property, rugby, volleyball, pool play, archery, a ropes course, theatre, gardening, painting, and much more! Ah, don’t forget the much longed for “Disco Night” in the villa’s hay loft!  There are many sessions to choose from but they fill early on in the year so it is important to contact them ahead of time.