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

KinderCamp Age 3 - 5

For preschoolers, we offer a loving play group with two GISSV Kibili instructors and 10-15 children.

Following German early childhood pedagogy, our program blends crafts, imaginative play, outdoor time, music and movement, and time for children to explore their own interests.

The instructors speak in German only, but will respond to both spoken English and German. Children from all language levels are welcome--from total beginner to native speaker.

We hope that your child will enjoy their German time, learn lots of new songs and stories, be proud of what they accomplish, and meet many new friends.



Schedule

Sign up for any weeks for full-day (AM Camp + PM Camp) or half-day (AM Camp or 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: 7:30am - 9am
AM Camp: 9am - 12pm
Supervised Lunch: 12pm - 1pm
PM Camp: 1pm - 4pm
PM Extended Care: 4pm - 5:30pm

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: 7:30am - 9am / PM Extended Care: 4pm - 5:30pm


AM Camp: New theme each week

Students enjoy a loving environment set up for Preschoolers to explore and thrive. Crafts, games, and stories center on a weekly theme, building German vocabulary. Every day also includes lots of outdoor time and activities in the GISSV´s Kibili Playground. Students share circle time and breakfast, building their social development and readiness to learn in a school setting.

Camp managers will serve fruit for breakfast. Pack a little extra snack to round it out--kids get hungry in camp!

AM Camp: 9am - 12pm / communal breakfast 10am - 10:30am

Olympische Spiele
Run, jump, throw! An active week for little athletes who enjoy moving their bodies and playing games.

Piraten, Ahoi!
Treaure hunts, pirate crafts, and lots of seaworthy songs and dances make for a week full of adventure.

Alles Selbstgemacht
We´ll learn how to make our own soap, jewellery, clothes or bags, jam, and much more!

Verrückte Woche
Each day, something will be crazy: our hair, our clothes, our food, our games...

Supervised Lunch

Supervised by their weekly instructors, our KinderCampers enjoy an outdoor lunch in our enclosed Kibili Playgroud, separate from the other summer camp program.

Please pack a hearty lunch or sign up for My Green Lunch
to get lunch delivered every day.

Students joining us for AM Camp or PM Camp only are picked up or dropped off any time during lunch.

Supervised Lunch: 12pm - 1pm

PM Camp: New theme each week

After lunch, our KinderCampers rest for 1.5 hrs of quiet time/nap time in an especially set up nap classroom, where each child has a cot, pillow, blankets, and everything they need to feel comfortable. After relaxing, students enjoy more crafts, games, stories, and outdoor play centered on the weekly theme.

Camp managers will serve a snack after nap time.

PM Camp: 1pm - 4pm

Ballsportler
There are so many fun (German) ball games--from Fußball to Völkerball--and we will play them all, plus invent our own!

Unterwasserwelten
Dive under the ocean with us to explore fish, boats, and marine ecology. We will most certainly get very wet this week!

Rising Stars
Everyone has a special talent. Show us yours and we will make it shine!

Märchenwelt
We have fun with fairy tales, myths, and folk tales--and grow our own magic beans.