La Petite Ecole du Soleil (preschool and Pre-K) introduces campers to the French language using day-to-day concepts. Through mornings focused on language acquisition and afternoons filled with engaging sessions, the program highlights social-emotional learning and helps students develop social skills.
La Grande Ecole du Soleil (Kindergarten – 5th grade) features action-packed days complemented by French lessons. Activities range from percussion and art to everyone’s favorite: bouncy houses and water games! French classes are designed to teach fundamentals, allowing students to absorb language skills and cultural knowledge.
Kallpachay is Everywhere: A New Virtual Camp Experience!
Registration opens May 25th for our new virtual Spanish immersion camp for campers ages 4-15! Campers are placed into small groups of 3-5 campers according to age and Spanish-speaking ability. Our camp delivers interactivity through our innovative curriculum and dynamic routines with native speaking counselors.
BOOST YOUR CULTURAL COMPETENCY THIS SUMMER WITH US!
The second best thing to traveling to Spanish-speaking countries is preparing for that travel! Choosing an online adventure this summer for your children can seem daunting. Your school-based programs may have fallen flat, but as camp professionals we have 7+ years of experience creating camp spirit, meeting new challenges, and creating memories for our campers. This summer will be no different in that regard!
Starting with our exploration of Guatemala, Bolivia, and Venezuela, we have built in a number of interactive surprises that will bring cultural exploration to life in ways that are memorable and meaningful!
HOW IS THE KALLPACHAY VIRTUAL CAMP EXPERIENCE UNIQUE?
Summer curriculum includes Magnificent Geography of Guatemala, Animal Habitats of Bolivia, and Musical Rhythms of Venezuela with weekly sign-ups through July. Central to all of our programs (which now includes the online experience) is our focus on speaking practice through games to help campers enjoy and advance in learning Spanish as a second language! Before camp begins we connect with our families to help match their camper to their perfect group according to their age and level. Our youngest campers will be placed in groups of no more than 4 campers, and our older campers will be placed in groups of no more than 6 campers.
OUR SCHEDULE AND RATES
DATES: Weekdays, June 22-July 31st (join us for all 6 weeks, or for any combination of 1-5 weeks!)
TIME SLOTS: 9-11am or 12-2pm (PDT) (pick one or the other)
Each two-hour session begins with a Chirp-In with all camp groups of the same Spanish level. In this 15-minute prep time we review the goals, share reminders, and learn simple songs and chants to start each day off with joyous camp spirit! This is also a time for our older campers to practicing their leadership skills.
Following the Chirp-In, our counselor-camper groups move into their break-out rooms for Spanish with Loreto (35-40 minutes). Spanish with Loreto includes, skits, games, and active-learning activities, all with a focus on encouraging our campers to advance through speaking practice.
Campers then enjoy a well-deserved 15-20 minute snack in which we continue to foster social and language growth with the option to stay engaged with their counselor and group. Now that campers have full bellies they are ready for some creative fun in our final 40-minute block of project time, simplified for the online experience!
Chirp-Out is when we meet back up with all groups from 4:30-5pm PDT and include programming to round out the day and leave our campers excited for what is to come. We will include opportunities for families to participate, feature surprise guests, counselor challenges, and so much more!
Parents receive a material list in advance so they can prepare with simple craft supplies for their camper for each camp session.
Parents provide a prepped snack each day and campers can choose to stay with the group at snack time with a guided interactive social time while also learning more Spanish vocabulary talking about food preferences and more!
Counselors help foster communication and socio-emotional growth throughout the camp season and it all starts with a mindset that children learn best with guided challenges and modeling of how to support one another.
We teach our campers how to participate in challenges, work as a team, and overcome obstacles. Every Wednesday we have fun spirit days, including Pollywood, Silly Taco Day, Cowboys vs. Aliens, Animal Parade, Board Game Day, and Music Day.
To advance language learning we engage campers in interactive conversation to encourage practice speaking and gradually build up their confidence through songs, games, challenges, exercise, and a lot of camp spirit!
Join the Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) this summer for exploration and discovery through interactive video workshops! Spyglass, IEA’s new distance-learning program, uses a digital platform to bring high-level content into the homes of gifted and advanced students across the country. Spyglass will consist of live, interactive sessions, both standalone and in series, on a variety of topics for a range of ages.
Spyglass develops the whole child by:
• Providing crucial intellectual and social stimulation to gifted and advanced students
• Promoting optimal challenge in a variety of subject areas
• Building a nationwide community of like-minded learners and content experts.
Visit IEA’s website for details about specific workshops and to learn more about IEA’s other online programs and resources.
Calling all first through sixth graders: design your own adventure this summer. Mix and match to create your summer of fun! Summer at The Center features engaging class offerings, state-of-the-art classrooms, outstanding athletic facilities, nurturing staff, and expert teachers. Sign up for summer excitement and learning at CEE’s expanded campus in West Hollywood.
One- and three-week sessions are offered in:
Science–chemistry, marine biology, Science Explosion, dinosaurs, animals
Sports–soccer, basketball, football, and more
Technology–Video Game Creator, Minecraft, coding, computer animation
Engineering–Lego robotics, architectural model building, Invention Workshop
Arts–fashion design, studio art, anime, puppetry, photography, play production, dance
Academics–Math Skills & Thrills, writing, debate
Hobbies–cooking, magic, knitting, Spanish, karate, ukulele.
Dream, design, and dig in this summer at The Center!