Language Immersion Summer Camp
At camp, children will enjoy a world of fun 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 teachers from around the world.
Whether learning a new language or already fluent, campers will love our summer traditions of field days, field trips, cultural performances, ice cream parties, and more!
2018 Camp Dates
- Session 1: June 25 – July 6 (no camp July 4th)
- Session 2: July 9 – July 20
- Session 3: July 23 – August 3
- 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!
Each session the separate camp groups (colors) follow the same themes, with activities tailored specifically to campers’ age and fluency level (see chart below for details).
SESSION 1: June 25 – July 6, 2018 – Imagineer Academy
Bring your inner inventor to life! Build from your own imagination while developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills. Learn about famous real-life inventors and their contraptions to understand how they successfully – and sometimes unsuccessfully – solved problems. Get inspired through hands-on activities, outdoor adventures, and more. Campers will love practicing and building language skills while they create fanciful inventions of their own!
SESSION 2: July 9 – July 20, 2018 – Mysteries of the Past
Unearth the mysteries buried below! This session will travel through time to discover ancient people and cultures. Campers will solve puzzles by using clues, stories, hieroglyphs, and artifacts, while also building research and scientific skills. Through outdoor fieldwork, art projects, and storytelling, campers will learn about how archaeology uncovers the past and shapes our understanding of the cultures of today. Campers will learn language while immersing themselves in cultural games, songs, and a real hands-on archaeological dig!
SESSION 3: July 23 – August 3, 2018 – Tall Tales, Myths, & Legends
Discover the world of language with a little magic and a lot of adventure! Campers will learn about tall tales, myths, legends, and folk heroes from around the world through art, games, collaborative activities, and outdoor fun. How are these legends similar or different to those from your own culture? What do tall tales tell us about our history? Campers will build language skills and cultural understanding through activities such as creating a hero persona, writing a new tale, making costumes, and more!
Camp Groups & Pricing
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.