Preschool-12 Bilingual Education in
Two Locations in the Bay Area

Elementary School Camp SF: Age 6 - 9

>>> Location: 117 Diamond Street, San Francisco

Our camp for kids who have completed 1st Grade by the summer and up blends classroom study of the German language in the morning with engaging activities in the afternoon.

Morning German classes consists of max. 15 students and one teacher. In the classroom, instructors teach in German exclusively, no matter the level of German.

Afternoon Activities are held in the same class setting this year with max. 12 students and one teacher and are likely to be outdoors. 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 3 week-long or three long 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 new SF regulations Camps must run 3 weeks.

Registration opens:

  •  on April 8 at 8am for all GISSV parents.
  •  on April 10 at 8am for all GISSV Saturday School parents.
  •  on April 11 at 8am for everyone

Enrollment for Summer Camp is on a first come, first served basis.
Registration will close on May 24.

Once capacities for sessions are reached, or if not enough children sign up for a class, we cannot guarantee desired schedules or camp availability.

Enrollment from waitlists when possible.


Sign up for a 3 week package for Full Day (AM Camp + PM Camp).
Supervised lunch included for everyone.
Add on Extended Care week by week as needed for an earlier drop-off, later pick-up, or both.

AM Extended Care: 8:30am - 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.


   WEEK 1     +        Week 2      +        WEEK 3                   

     06/ 21-06/ 25                           07/05 - 07/09                            06/ 28 -07/02                                                                                            

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: 8:30am - 9am / PM Extended Care: 4pm - 5pm


AM Camp: German Language Classes

Groups are capped at max 12 students each with one instructor. All materials are provided.

Please note that students must be able to read and write in English to participate.

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


Supervised Lunch

Supervised by our instructors and our camp managers, each group from Elementary School Camp, enjoy and outdoor lunch and games.

Please pack a hearty lunch! Kids get hungry in camp. 

Supervised Lunch: 12pm - 1pm


PM Camp: Afternoon Activities

German language classes in the morning are complemented by a fun-filled afternoon program that introduces students to sports, music, art and other activities in mostly German and some English.

Different activities are offered daily.

Students will stay in one group with one or two instructors for as long as two weeks. Afternoon Activities are very likely to be taught outside. Students and staff are asked to wear a mask and keep social distance at all times.

Due to our regulations this year, groups always stay in the same setting for language classes and afternoon activities. Activities will  change daily! (not as usual weekly) A set afternoon activity schedule will be send out to all language classes once available. For more information about variety of activities see below. 

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

European Travelers 
Europe is a diverse continent. Our adventure goes through Italy, France, Germany and Austria and we will explore the geography, history and culture of each country along the way. We will travel with handmade maps and passports and will have hands-on fun with country-specific crafts.

Mad Scientist 
Science plays an important role in helping children explore and understand the world around them. In this hands-on class, we will be learning about biology, chemistry and physics by conducting experiments, observing our environment and recording our results.

Sports & Games 
Get active with all kinds of German Games and Activities—from Völkerball, Fußball and Basketball to Topfschlagen and Ochs am Berg, this is traditional outdoor fun and “Sport” just like in Germany!

Yoga & Meditation

Learn basic yoga poses in a playful way. Yoga practice is complemented by relaxation and meditation, and lots of fun games and group exercises that build balance, concentration, and body awareness.

Little Architects 
Design and build a collaborative miniature city out of cardboard and all kinds of junk! We will learn vocabulary for all city landmarks and discuss urban life.