Camps for Youngsters
to the first Language Camps page.
information about summer camps where
youngsters can learn foreign languages was submitted by the camps or
from their advertisements.
Academy By The Sea
"We meet the requirements for academic credit through the language
programs we teach. Students can obtain a semester of credit since we
meet the standards set by the state of California." See their web site.
Alliance Française Summer Camp
"Kids from 8 to 17 spend the first week in
August having fun learning French at beautiful Georgetown Lake in
Montana. Many varied activities at an affordable price."
Has an answering machine and advertises in the classified section of a
Minneapolis newspaper as "summer French immersion camp."
Bowers Homestay Services
"We would like to invite you learn about our culture and English
language. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience all that Canada
and its people has to offer. Live with warm and hospitable Canadian
families, become a member of the family rather than a tourist and
improve your conversational English skills! We truly want you to have a
"Homestay accommodation provides
an excellent opportunity for you to
learn about Canadian culture first hand. The host family provides a
safe place for you to live while being immersed in the use of English
language or other studies. The host family provides students with
breakfast and dinner daily as well as a clean private room. Our
Homestay program can assist you in your studies by providing you with a
family atmosphere and home cooked meals.
"Bowers Homestay Services offers this unique cultural experience
year-round. Tours are also available and vary depending upon the
season, such as a trip to a cottage in the summer or skiing in the
Bowers Homestay Services
12 Westmount Road
Guelph, On N1H 5H2
519-763-0018 fax 519-763-0094
Camp Ouareau is a English/French camp for girls in Quebec. Its a
bilingual / bicultural camp with both English and French speaking
girls. French and English alternate every two days. This approach might
be a good way to immerse a child in a language without it being too
exhausting, getting a break after two days. http://www.ouareau.com.
"Camp Tekakwitha is a french-speaking camp situated in the state of
Maine in northern New England, U.S.A. Camp Tekakwitha, recognized for
its emphasis on human relationship, offers a wide variety of activities
for children from 7 to 13 and a unique program based on mountain
trekking for teenagers 14 to 17.
Staff people and the vast majority of children being french-speaking,
this is the perfect place for immersion in a french environment.
Si vous cherchez un BON camp de vacances, Allez à cette adresse:
(information provided by Louis Geoffroy, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Centro Cultural Costarricense
Costa Rican - North American Cultural Center.
Children's Arts Corner
This unique program combines French OR Spanish and the Creative Arts.
French or Spanish songs, cultural activities, sports, creative
dramatics, French or Spanish puppet shows (puppetry), art, ballet and
fairy tales. Children become knights and princesses and experience the
magic of imaginative play as they learn a new language and develop
Concordia Language Villages
Big, well known and highly respected. Ten languages,
staff members, thousands of participants, true immersion. Some
buildings are designed in the architecture of their respective nations.
Also offer overseas study. High-school credit available to the
motivated. Affiliated with Condordia College of Moorhead, Minnesota.
Camps at several sites in Minnesota.
Here is a portion of a letter from
a satisfied parent, as printed in
CLV's Fall 1997 magazine:
It was always a pleasure
to visit Concordia Language
Villages as Chelsea concluded her summer session there each year. We
are most grateful for the enriching experiences she had as a villager
and the lasting friendships begun there.
(signed) Bill Clinton
Additional note from webmaster: My 12-year-old liked it a lot!
They also offer college credit courses in French, German and Spanish.
Crossing Borders Group
Teaches English and American culture to children ages 4 to 18.
ESL. French and Spanish also available. Home-stay option.
"English-speaking teens are paired with French-speaking teens to make
learning easier during morning and afternoon sessions."
See their web site. Immersion.
English Bay College
Experience the natural beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. In this
resort setting, you will learn and develop friendships with Canadian
and International students from all over the world. Live an
unforgettable adventure in the mountains through our Wilderness
I AM ADVENTUROUS - World-Class
Specialists in Adventure Programs
“Our activity leaders ensure that all students are closely monitored
and activities are modified depending on the ages of the students - we
want to bring them excitement, but SAFETY is our number one priority!”
Mike Brown, Director, IamAdventurous
· River Rafting
· Adventure Boating
· River Kayaking
· Horseback Riding
· Mountain Biking
All of our Teachers are certified and experienced in teaching
International students. Classes run from Monday to Friday, 9:00am -
12:00pm. All studies will be held at College facilities, and parents
can choose from three areas of study:
English Language Studies- with a focus on conversational English.
French Language Studies - with a focus on conversational French.
Computer Studies - with a focus on Web Design.
All students will live in a dormitory, along with resident tutors,
teachers, and chaperones. Living arrangements will be organized
according to age and gender. The facilities include a swimming pool,
pool tables, hot tub, sauna, fireplace, games room, and Internet access.
All three nutritious and delicious daily meals will be prepared and
served by a gourmet chef and his staff in the excellent dining
facilities provided by the resort. Snacks are provided in the evening.
Special Features, including a Free Online Course at the completion of
the Summer Program. Also, view a sample of our past activities, a
complete food menu, teacher profiles, and a sample itinerary.
English Language Institute
Shattuck-St. Mary's School, Faribault, Minnesota. Four weeks of
immersion equip international students 11-17 for school and American
life. Extracurricular activities include art, dance, sports, and
outdoor activities. $2,100. Mike Frankenfield, 800-421-2724.
(text copied from Yahoo)
Forester Instituto Internacional
FORESTER INSTITUTO INTERNACIONAL in San José, Costa Rica, offers
several exciting programs of instruction in the Spanish language. Its
short term courses--1 to 4 weeks--are very popular among visitors to
the country. The courses of study are designed to satisfy, in a quick
and efficient manner, the growing need for Spanish language skills. The
institute also offers long term programs for those interested in
staying more than one month.
The Institute is located in a
quiet, elegant residential area, a 20
minute walk from downtown San José. It has comfortable, sunny
classrooms with a green area and a magnificent vista of the surrounding
mountains. Together with an annex building a few blocks away, there are
French at Home / French at
Fabrice Raud, Director, writes in February 2005: We are a Not for
Profit Organisation that specializes in promoting the French Language
throughout the region.
We would like to bring to your attention that we are launching a
Overnight Immersion Camp for 3th to 5th graders early this summer.
Intercultura Language and
A culture and language school in Costa Rica offering intensive summer
adventure and Spanish camps for teenagers -- one at their city campus,
and another at their beach campus. More information is here.
International School of
The International School of Indiana hosts a variety of one-week and
two-week foreign language and specialty summer camps for children aged
5 through 12, including French and Spanish. For information please
contact Kim Rose at (317) 923-1951 ext. 123 or email email@example.com.
IPEE Spanish Language School
I was wondering if you would consider listing our total immersion
Spanish Language school in Costa Rica, IPEE, as a resource for many of
your visitors. http://www.ipee.com
We teach Spanish in Costa Rica, 7 different levels and a Spanish
Teachers Course for methodology and technique. We have home stays,
excursions, intensive classes, cultural activities, and have an
excellent location and staff! Please review our web site for
appropriate content for inclusion in your site. Your consideration
would be appreciated.
And if you are ever in Costa Rica,
please do stop by for a great cup of
coffee and some genuine Costarican hospitality. (email
received from Robert Levy, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org)
This year, The Language Conservatory is pleased to provide day camps in
Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and other
at locations in and around the Dallas, Texas area. Full-day
camps are available. Camps are available for students entering first
twelfth grades. Session I runs from June 10-28; Session II
runs from July
1-19; and Session III runs July 22-August 2. Within Texas
1-888-4FLUENCY (or voice 972-242-2637, fax 972-242-2948) for more
information. (email received from
Stephen Frank, Dean, email@example.com)
This organization will send teachers to schools, day care centers, etc.
Mijas Spanish Camp
126 Mariposa Road, Edgewood, NM 87015. Owner / Director Frances
Immersion Spanish, co-ed, resident summer camp for 5-12 year olds.
Teen study abroad program in the works.
Activities include miniature
horses, archery, Latin dance, mountain boarding,
ropes course, hiking, farm animals, drama, music. All Spanish levels
rustic camp setting on a private 132-acre ranch in the beautiful
New Mexico, only 35 miles northeast of Albuquerque. (email
January 14, 2001
The Millersville University Foreign Language High School Camp immersion
program takes place every year at MU and has been conducted for over 25
years. The camp is a week in duration and students may choose among
French, Spanish, and German language study. It is typically held near
the end of July or the beginning of August. We usually decide the dates
for the camp in February-March of the same year that the camp is to be
held. We like to base it on how late the students are in school due to
snow days, etc. We usually get about 35 students per language for that
one week, but we have considered going higher. It's usually a matter of
getting enough qualified counselors for that number of students. We try
to keep the student to counselor ratio low to give the students more
For a copy of the information that is sent to the local high schools,
you can contact MU's Foreign Language Department directly at
717-872-3526 and ask to speak to Caroline. Also, I've been a counselor
at the French camp for the past 7 years, so you may contact me via
e-mail for more information.
Northside College is an International British Boarding school overseas
based in Québec which organises a French immersion Camp for 10 students
aged 15-19 for the month of July.
Frederic Fovet, firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of the French Department
Play With Words
We have a Spanish / French day camp for children in the Atlanta,
Georgia, area. Also, we do ongoing weekly classes during the school
year. We teach children from birth up and use immersion instruction
with children who are able to understand the concept of a foreign
language and prior to that we have parent/child classes.
Janet Rau, Play with Words
teaching kids language
Saint John's Prep German Camp
Collegeville, Minnesota. Campers ages 8-16 study German in
single-gender one-week sessions. Includes such recreational sports as
swimming, canoeing, hiking, and biking. $255. Emerich Sack,
320-363-3334. (text copied from Yahoo) Probably
associated with Saint John's University, http://www.csbsju.edu/.
San Francisco State University
"Although it is aimed at college students, high-schoolers are allowed
to attend the Summer Session at San Francisco State University if they
enroll in the intensive Esperanto sessions. These function at four
levels from beginner to fully fluent."
Miko Sloper, email@example.com
SpringBell Spanish School
See their web site. Immersion.
Tachibana Japanese Language School
No further information. Located via search of Usenet newsgroups. No
reply received from the e-mail address that posted information to the
Teen Spanish camps (Surf, Volunteer, Sdventure, Extreme Adventure, Children's Spanish Art & Sports)
Language immersion camps in Costa Rica for children, teens and families
that want a fun and educational Spanish and cultural experience. I
would like very much to be included in your list of language camps. http://TeenSpanish.com
Wynchemna International Language
Located in the Canadian Rockies. In October 2002 the web site is
One good resource is
http://www.kidscamps.com/, a commercial listing of all types
of summer camps. You can find camps that offer language instruction
(often as a part of a larger camp experience) by selecting Academic
Camps, then Languages. If you leave all the optional fields at "No
Preference" and click Search, you will see the full list of "language
camps" with web pages (18 at this writing, Sept.
1997). Scroll to the bottom of the list and you will see an option to
see the real, full list of "language camps" (73 at
this writing). Note that most of these camps teach language only as
part of a larger curriculum, and some are located out of North America.
This site matches up people in
different nations via the internet, so they can practice their language
skills. Free, at least for now.
A comprehensive, almost overwhelming list of language-related resources
(more than 1400) on the World Wide Web. Includes online language
lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation
services, software, language schools, etc. Summer camps are not
separated out, but you will find many entries under "Schools and
Here is an interesting recommendation that I received from a
representative of EurAuPair.com: "Hosting an au pair is like having a
language camp at home – this provides excellent language learning
opportunities and cultural awareness for the kids. I am sure visitors
of your website will benefit from the information and services this
quality and family oriented website has to offer."
Please send additions, reviews or corrections to Webmaster -at-
swopnet.com. Please include "Language Camps" in the Subject line. Thank
Notes: Of course, you
will want to research any camp before
you send your child. Camp programs change from year to year. The author
commercial interest in any of these organizations.
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