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

Vorschule Camp Age 5 - 6

Please Note: Registration is now closed. No new registrations are possible.

Our Vorschule Camp is a new program we created just for Kindergarteners. In a group of 10 kids with one GISSV instructor, we begin to focus on the building blocks of academic German language learning.

Following German pedagogy for children who are preparing to enter school, our program blends crafts, imaginative play, outdoor time, music and movement, and early academic learning.

The instructor speaks 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 group experience, learn a lot about the German language, be proud of what they accomplish, and meet many new friends.

Registration opens on Friday, March 1st at midnight.

Enrollment for Summer Camp is on a first come, first served basis. Registration will close on June 1st.
Once capacities for sessions are reached, we cannot guarantee desired schedules or camp availability.
Enrollment from waitlists when possible.


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: Early German academics

Our Vorschüler share circle time, breakfast time, crafts, games, stories, and outdoor play, all designed to build German understanding, vocabulary, as well as pre-academic and social skills at the Kindergarten level. Every morning, students will also explicitly learn about the German alphabet and phonetics, to get them ready to read and write!

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

Supervised Lunch

Supervised by all instructors and our camp managers, students from Vorschule Camp, Elementary School Camp, and Middle School Camp enjoy and outdoor lunch and games together.

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

Every afternoon, our Vorschüler will have a chance to shake it out in a sports & games hour with a separate instructor. Then, they will return to their morning classroom for more activities structured to maximize German understanding and communication.

All crafts, adventures, stories, and outdoor play center around a weekly theme to optimize German vocabulary learning.

Camp managers will serve a snack halfway through PM Camp.

PM Camp: 1pm - 4pm

Wir sind die Piraten
Pirate crafts, cooking, wild songs and dances and treasure hunts!

Reise ins Märchenland
Fairy tale dress-up, stories, fabulous treats and adventures!

Dive into oceans, rivers, rain, and make crafts, food, go fishing, and get wet!

Haus der kleinen Forscher
Little explorers learn about science, experiments, and technology!