Language Immersion Summer Camp - The International School

Language Immersion Summer Camp

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Registration for Summer 2017 opens February 3 at 12:00am!

Children will enjoy a world of fun this summer while learning Chinese, Spanish or Japanese. International language and culture will come to life through hands-on projects, stories, songs, games and outdoor fun with our natively-fluent staff.

Whether learning a new language or already fluent, campers will love our summer traditions of field days, field trips, performances, ice cream parties, and more!

Camps Include:

  • Small groups with teachers from around the world
  • Fun outdoor and indoor activities aimed at building language skills (songs, folktales, crafts, games, sports, and more)
  • Cultural performances
  • Ice-cream social
  • Special classes with trained specialists- yoga, sports & games, music & movement
  • Exciting field days (water balloon toss, relay races, and more)
  • Fun, cultural music and movement classes for all campers! We will offer different opportunities each session - such as Taiko, Capoeira, or African drumming!
  • Field trips for Orange, Purple, Blue and Green camps! Specific information about each field trip will be released one week prior to the start of each camp session.

Camp Staff

We’re so proud of our summer camp staff!  All of our teachers and staff members are dedicated to providing a fun, safe, and welcoming camp environment for your child.

Our camp teachers come from all over the world and have native-level fluency of the languages they teach.  Most are also teachers at The International School during the school year or have taught with our camp programs in the past.  They have a wealth of experience working with young language learners.

Our summer administrative team is here to answer questions and facilitate a smooth camp experience.  Let us know how we can help!

We are all trained in CPR and first aid.  The International School also has a dedicated Health and Safety Coordinator on campus during camp hours to help ensure the health and safety of our campers.

Camp At A Glance:

Step 1: Choose a language (Spanish, Chinese or Japanese)

Step 2: Choose a section appropriate for your child’s age and fluency level (see chart below)

Step 3: Choose the two-week session(s) you'd like to attend. All camp sections are available every session in Spanish, Chinese & Japanese

New exciting themes and activities every session.  Have fun in one session or all three! 

REGISTER EARLY - CAMPS FILL QUICKLY! With enough demand, we will open secondary sections of popular camps. 

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2016 Camp Themes:

Each session the separate camp groups (colors) follow the same themes, with activities tailored specifically to campers’ age and fluency level (see above chart for details). Kids in the Green Camp will use their advanced language skills to complete a themed collaborative project by the end of the session.

Download the 2016 Camp Brochure 

Session 1 (6/20-7/1/16): Cartoons & Superheroes! 

Zing! Bam! Pow! During this session, campers will use their creativity and imagination as they explore cartoons and superheroes from around the world. Who is the most popular superhero in Mexico? How do you draw Japanese anime?  Are there similar themes and qualities that they share? Through hands-on crafts, storytelling, theater and more, campers will love learning about popular characters while gaining language skills. Kids even get to create their own superhero alter-ego!

Session 2 (7/5-7/15/16 (no camp Monday July 4): Makers & Builders

Calling all curious kids! Let’s learn how to make and build things! In this session, campers will gain language skills while working together to create all sorts of inventions and structures.  Whether they be solar oven delicacies, high-flying kites, or magnificent forts, campers  explore how things around them work through hands-on activities. Campers of all ages will enjoy making their own creations while learning language.

Session 3 (7/18-7/29/16): Celebrations Around the World

If there is one thing that people around the world love to do, it is to party! During this session, campers will learn language while exploring various festivals and cultural celebrations from countries that speak their track language.  How do people celebrate carnival in Colombia? What do people wear to a traditional Chinese New Year’s celebration? How do people celebrate birthdays in Japan? Through traditional songs, dances, costumes, foods, and more campers will learn about cultural history and rituals. Come celebrate with us this session! Guaranteed to leave your camper feeling festive!

Questions? Contact us at summer@intlschool.org and check out our Summer Camp FAQ