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Summer Camp 2014

We are excited for another great summer - we hope you will join us! 

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!

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Our 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
  • 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 - last year we learned Taiko Drumming, Kung Fu Martial Arts, and Latin dance!
  • NEW! 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.

Camps At A Glance

Choose the camp that is right for your child.

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). 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! Session dates:

  • Session 1: June 23-July 3 (no camp on July 4)
  • Session 2: July 7-July 18
  • Session 3: July 21-August 1

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Session Themes: Yellow, Orange, Purple and Blue Camps

These camps are separate groups for children age 3 thorugh entering 4th grade. They follow the same themes with activities tailored specifically to campers' age and fluency level.

Session 1: June 23 – July 3 (no camp July 4th)
Theme:
 Explorers Galore
Travel the world this session learning about all kinds of explorers along the way - scientists, astronauts, map-makers, even pirates! Campers will learn a new language while playing games, singing songs, and having fun with hands-on explorer activities! Field trip for Orange, Purple, and Blue Camps: The Oregon Maritime Museum!

Session 2:  July 7 – July 18
Theme: Inventions and Creations
Learn how things work, how to make things, and come up with creations of your own! This session, we're all about things like: robots, recipes, contraptions, and art creations. There are all kinds of ways to create and invent, and campers will love learning language while creating and inventing! Field trip for Orange, Purple, and Blue Camps: The Oregon Rail Heritage Center to learn about how railroad and trains work!

Session 3:  July 21 – August 1
Theme: Move it, Move it!
This session we are learning about all kinds of ways of being active around the world, from World Cup soccer to traditional Dragon Dance in China. What sports do they plan in Japan? Do people ride their bikes to school in China? Get ready for a little bit of science, a little bit of art, maybe even a little bit of boogying, and DEFINITELY a lot of fun! Field trip for Orange, Purple, and Blue Camps: Tour of the Timbers Stadium & Jeld Wen Field!

Session Themes:  Green Camps

Green Camps are for children entering 2nd-5th grade with at least 2 years of immersion experience or equivalent. Children should be able to speak, read & write in the target language.

Session 1:  June 23 – July 3 (no camp July 4th)
Theme: 
Build a Book!
This session, campers will learn about books and stories of all kinds like folk tales, comic books, flip books, and really ancient books. They will write and illustrate a story of their choice in the target language. Action, adventure, and mystery are all fair game. Don't miss it! Field trip to the Central Library for a tour of the library and scavenger hunt!

Session 2:  July 7 – July 18
Theme:
Animate it!
Claymation, animation, imagination - there are lots of ways to make stories come to life! This session, campers will learn about things like claymation, puppetry, and cartoon animation, and they will imagine a story of their own. They will create a motion picture of their story in the target language, whether it be a play, puppet show, or claymation movie. On-Campus Field trip: special on-campus showing of a claymation movie (with popcorn!) and visit/talk from a local puppet artist.

Session 3:  July 21 – August 1
Theme:
  Kidcity, USA
What if kids were in charge of creating their own city? What kinds of buildings, roads, and schools would there be? This session, kids can design flying cars or floating houses! We will be creating city models, and learning about architecture, vehicles, and how cities are organized around the world. The campers will use the target language and their imaginations to build and present a city of their dreams. Field trip: Architectural Heritage Museum

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