Language Immersion Summer Camp

International School of Portland’s summer camp creates a space for children to enjoy a world of fun while learning Mandarin, Spanish, or Japanese. 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 grade 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 spending time together each Summer immersed in the very heart of Portland, Oregon!

Summer Camp Registration Information 

Enrollment for Summer Camp 2024 will open February 20th, 2024 at 10 a.m. PST

Questions?

Email us at summer@intlschool.org

We are using Campsite* for camp registration in 2024.

 

*Registration is based on grade. If your Campsite account has the incorrect grade listed for your child, please email us to have this corrected before registering. EX. If your child is currently enrolled in 1st grade for this school year they would be in 2nd grade for Summer Camp grouping.

2024 Summer Camp Dates

Please note that each session is two weeks! 

SESSION 1: June 24 – July 5, 2024*
*no camp July 4

Everything Green and Growing

Campers will learn about everything from tiny seeds, squirmy creepy crawlies, to towering trees during this nature-based session. Trail walks, garden visits, hands-on activities, and more will teach students about different things that grow all while immersing in their target language.

SESSION 2: July 8 – 19, 2024

Campers in Action! 

This session highlights the impact we all can make in our community, and beyond! Campers will collaborate on actions for change; whether through beautifying spaces on campus, reading to the elderly, or creating art with adults with disabilities, our campers will leave feeling like they can make a difference in the world.

SESSION 3: July 22 – August 2, 2024

Celebrations Around the World    

If there is one thing that people around the world love to do, it’s 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 you eat during the Lunar New Year’s celebration? How do people celebrate birthdays in Japan? Through traditional songs, dances, foods, and more campers will learn about cultural history and rituals. Come celebrate with us this session! Guaranteed to leave your camper feeling festive!

 

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 truck visits!
  • Specialist classes, such as sports & games, music & movement, or yoga
  • Fun, cultural music and movement classes for all campers!
  • Field trips!

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 many have native-level fluency or experience in the languages they teach.  Many 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.  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.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Camp Hours
  • Camp Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm (half day option for Yellow campers, pick up at 12pm)
  • Pickup: 3:15pm – 3:45pm
  • Extended-Day until 5:30pm (additional sign-up required)
2024 Fees & Payment Info

 Fees are for each TWO Week Session

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

Sibling Discount: Families with two or more children enrolled in the same session will receive a 20% discount on Summer Camp fees (for each child beyond the first).

 

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.

Save your spot now!

Cancellations

 

Cancellations are permitted at any time up until:

  • Session 1 – Sunday, June 16th at 11:59pm
  • Session 2 – Sunday, June 30th at 11:59pm
  • Session 3 – Sunday, July 14th 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.

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 canceled. 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 extended-day program, campers will play outside, eat healthy snacks, and participate in enrichment activities. 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.

 

Behavior and Safety

International School 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. 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.