Preschool-12 Dual Language Education in
Two Locations in the Bay Area

Middle School Camp: Age 10 - 14


Our camp for kids age 10-14 blends classroom study of the German language in the morning with engaging activities in the afternoon.

Morning German classes are separated into language level groups with max. 12 students and one teacher. In the classroom, instructors teach in German exclusively, no matter the level of German.

Activities are exciting, active, and social, and offer a "lived" experience of German. Instructors speak mostly German, with a sprinkling of English to ensure everyone can follow along.

Our camp is a two week-long or multi-week intensive immersive German environment that brings students closer to the language and culture, and to their peers who share a connection with or interest in German.

Due to our regulations this year, groups always stay in the same setting for language classes and afternoon activities. Activities will  change daily. A set afternoon activity schedule will be send out to all language classes once available. For more information about variety of activities see below. 

Enrollment for Summer Camp is on a first come, first served basis.

Once capacities for sessions are reached, or if we do not have enough staff due to teacher's shortage, if not enough children sign up for a class, or if CDC guidelines change we cannot guarantee desired schedules or camp availability. 

Enrollment from waitlists when possible.

Schedule

Sign up for any 2 week- package or 1 week package for Full Day (AM Camp + PM Camp).

Add on Extended Care week by week as needed for an earlier drop-off, later pick-up, or both.

AM Extended Care: 8am - 9am
AM Camp: 9am - 12pm
Supervised Lunch: 12pm - 1pm
PM Camp: 1pm - 4pm
PM Extended Care: 4pm - 5pm

Registration is first come, first served, with caps on all programs. Register early to secure your desired schedule.

 

Extended Care

Add on AM or PM extended care for a longer day. Organized by our instructional team, Extended Care means crafts, helping to get ready for the day or to clean up, and lots of outdoor games.

AM Extended Care: 8am - 9am

PM Extended Care: 4pm - 5pm

 

AM Camp: German Language Classes

For the age group 10-14, we offer two language groups in the morning: Beginner and Intermediate & Advanced. Groups are capped at 12 students each with one instructor. All materials are provided.

AM Camp: 9am - 12pm / snack break 10:30am - 11am, 11am-12pm

 

 

Beginner

Lessons include:

  • basic communication: introduction, asking questions
  • writing words and very short sentences
  • basic vocabulary, incl. articles
  • conjugation of verbs sein, haben, and other common verbs
  • prepositions

This class is for students who:

  • are total newcomers to the German language
  • may have had some German exposure, but are not confident

Intermediate

Lessons include:

  • more complex, context-aware communication
  • writing short sentences & stories
  • conjugation of common verbs
  • present, perfect, past tense
  • review of prepositions and pronouns

This class is for students who:

  • can communicate in German much better than they can read or write German
  • may have have attended 2-4 years at GISSV Saturday School or similar after-school program

Advanced

Lessons include:

  • role-play, complex narratives
  • writing longer stories, analyzing sentence structure
  • present, perfect, past, future tense
  • cases and declination
  • conjunctive

This class is for students who:

  • can communicate in German, and can read and write in German
  • have attended 3-6 years at GISSV Saturday School, or similar after-school program

Supervised Lunch

Supervised by our instructors, Middle School Camp enjoy and outdoor lunch and games in their regular group setting.

Please pack a hearty lunch or sign up fora 3rd party lunch provider listed on the FAQ page to get lunch delivered every day.

Supervised Lunch: 12pm - 1pm

 


PM Camp: Afternoon Activities

Our morning German language classes are complemented by an exciting afternoon program that immerses students in sports, music, art, and other activities. While primarily conducted in German, some activities may include English.

Each day features different activities based on the selected camp theme.

In the morning, students will stay with one or two instructors, ensuring a consistent learning environment. The afternoon program may be led by various teachers, offering a diverse range of activities that change daily within each theme. 

Details on the PM camp themes and afternoon activities will be sent to all registrants as soon as they are available. For more information on the variety of activities, please see below. Activities are subject to change.

 

PM Camp: 1pm - 4pm / first activity: 1pm - 2:20pm / second activity: 2:40pm - 4pm