TEWS ’04 is the sixth international science residential camp held at schools, colleges and sites across the nation. TEWS was launched in 1994 at Choate Rosemary Hall Preparatory School in Connecticut and since has been held at Camp Algonquin, fifty miles outside Chicago; Talladega College in Alabama; Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire; and Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.

TEWS was introduced internationally to high school students in day programs in South Africa and Tunisia. Beginning in 1999, the TEWS curriculum and experiential learning was expanded overseas to adults at the Zermatt Creativity and Leadership Symposium held in Switzerland each year.

To mark the beginning of the new millennium, DJF and TEWS launched a series of special programs which included: Shaping the World, an international essay contest with seven winners who came together in Chicago to share ideas; a 24-hour International Internet Youth Conference hosted by the essay contest winners where students came on-line around the globe to discuss issues of importance to their present and future; Listening to the Future, a worldwide survey soliciting youth opinions; and Reality leads Fantasy Gala which emphasized adults, responsibility to commit to the future today.

In 2001, DJF enhanced its programming even more by designing a one-week non-residential summer program based on the TEWS curriculum and adapted the four-week program to a non-residential setting.

Regular schoolteachers and instructors have been trained in experiential education and they will continue to impact thousands of students throughout their careers. Students and teachers have come from Sweden, Nigeria, Ghana, Spain, England, Sierra Leone, Portugal, Ireland, Hong Kong, India, Bermuda and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as throughout the United States.

Learn about some of our past programs.