Language Immersion Summer Camp

At the International School of Portland Summer Camp, children will enjoy a world of fun while learning Mandarin, 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.

Campers are placed into groups based on their age and language exposure, so there’s room for all levels of experience. Whether they’re learning a new language or already fluent, campers will love our summer traditions of field days, field trips, cultural music and movement activities, ice cream parties, and more!

 

Summer Camp Registration Information 

Enrollment will be open for registration on February 22! 

We are using Campsite for camp registration in 2022. Enroll on CampSite here.  

2022 Summer Camp Dates & Themes

 

Session 1: June 27 – July 8, 2022* – Explorers Galore!

Travel the world this session learning about all kinds of explorers along the way – scientists, astronauts, mapmakers, even pirates! Campers will learn a new language while playing games, singing songs, and having fun with hands-on explorer activities! *no camp July 4

Session 2: July 11 – 22, 2022 – 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!

Session 3: July 25 – August 5, 2022 – Art and Music Around the World

Paint like Diego Riviera, learn calligraphy, dance the Dragon Dance of China! Campers will learn their target language through art, dance, singing, and instruments. They might make their own instruments or write their own song. They might learn traditional dances from around the world or practice a new art technique. Don’t miss this session of song, dances, art, and fun!

Camps Include:

  • Small groups with teachers from around the world
  • Fun outdoor and indoor activities aimed at building language skills (songs, crafts, games, sports, stories, and more)
  • Ice-cream social
  • Specialist classes, such as sports & games, music & movement, or yoga
  • 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!

COVID-19 Health & Safety Practices

We are a certified Child Care Center with the Oregon Early Learning Division (ELD) and abide by all local and state health and safety guidelines. International School of Portland of Portland has been open and successfully operating under these protocols since September 2020. Safety measures include:

  • Lower overall capacity
  • Stable cohorts (campers will only interact with a small set group of others campers, rather than all children at camp)
  • Daily health screenings for campers and staff
  • Regular sanitizing, hand-washing, and daily Clorox 360 disinfecting

CLICK HERE to read the International School of Portland’s full health and safety plans.

Summer 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 of Portland 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 of Portland also has a dedicated Health and Safety Coordinator on campus during camp hours to help ensure the health and safety of our campers.

Behavior and Safety

International School of Portland of Portland strives to provide a fun and safe environment for all our campers.  We expect all campers and their parents/guardians to behave in a manner that is safe, appropriate, and friendly.  If a camper behaves in a way that the staff believes to be unsafe, inappropriate or unfriendly, we will address the situation by speaking with the child and, if needed, the parents. the International School of Portland reserves the right to expel or temporarily exclude a camper for repeated or extreme misbehavior.  In the event of expulsion or exclusion, no refund will be issued.

Frequently Asked Questions

Camp Hours
  • Drop-Off: 7:45am – 8:15am
  • Camp Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm (half day for Yellow campers, pick up at 12pm)
  • Pickup: 3:15pm – 3:45pm
  • Extended-Day until 5:30pm (additional sign-up required)
Enrollment

Enrollment is available through CampSite. Campers are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. If the camp you want is full, you may elect to put your child on a waitlist. Our camps tend to be popular and some traditionally fill up around the end of February.

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Fees, Discounts, & Payment:

2022 Fees: $545-$665 per child, per two-week session.

Note: Session 1 is discounted because there is no camp on July 4th, making it a 9 day session.

Summer Camp discount: Families with two or more children enrolled within the same summer camp session will receive a 20% discount (for each child beyond the first) on the less-expensive camp enrollment. 

ISP Employees: ISP employees get 50% tuition

Extended-day discount: Families with two or more children enrolled within the same session of the summer extended-day program will receive a 10% discount (for each child beyond the first) on the less-expensive extended-day enrollment. 

Payment: When you enroll online through CampSite, a non-refundable reservation fee of $100 per child, per session is due. This amount is applied towards your camp balance. The remaining balance will be charged automatically on the first day of the session your child attends.

Cancellations

Cancellations are permitted at any time up until:

  • Session 1 – Sunday, June 19th at 11:59pm
  • Session 2 – Sunday, July 3rd at 11:59pm
  • Session 3 – Sunday, July 17th at 11:59pm

No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within one week of the camp start date or after the start of a session. The $100 reservation fee (per child, per session) is non-refundable. Please submit cancellation requests in writing to summer@intlschool.org.

Cancellations due to COVID-19: A cancellation due to COVID-19, either initiated by ISP or the family, will be refunded in full. If a balance remains on the account, the credit will first be applied to the remaining balance. If a session is already underway when a cancellation due to COVID-19 occurs, refunds will be prorated.

Low enrollment cancellation: If a camp group fails to meet the minimum enrollment two weeks prior to the start of the session, the camp will be cancelled. Enrolled campers will be given a full refund or the ability to transfer to another camp group. We will do our best to notify families of potential cancellations as early as possible.

Camp Groups

At the ISP Language Immersion Summer Camp, campers may choose from Spanish, Japanese, or Mandarin. Campers are grouped according to their age and experience with the target language. If you’re unsure what group your child should join, please contact us! summer@intlschool.org.

Extended-day Program

The Global Kids Extended-day Program is available after camp until 5:30pm every day (advance sign-up required). During the after camp program, campers will play outside, eat healthy snacks, and participate in outdoor enrichment activities. Campers will be assigned to one mixed age cohort that they will stay with through the program. In order to maintain stable cohorts, enrollment in the extended-day program covers all camp days, Monday-Friday, during the session.

Food and Snacks

ISP Summer Camp provides two snacks daily. Campers must bring their own packed lunch. ISP is a nut-free campus.