KinderCamp: Age 3-5
For the age group 3-5, we offer a loving play group with two early childhood instructors and 10-20 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.
Download the full camp schedule here.
AM Camp: Play, Explore, Sing, Dance and Craft in German
Each day follows a structure of circle time, group projects, and directed/undirected activities that young children will already be familiar with from other child care, preschool, or play groups.Each week, a new theme guides our crafts, songs, stories, games, and explorations:
Animals in Forest and Farm
Everything my Body can do!
Dance, jump, balance, eat, drink--we'll explore what we can do with our bodies! Paint a self-portrait, and learn German vocabulary words for body parts and emotions.
We're going on a Trip!
PM Camp: Rest, Read, Play, Explore, Sing, Dance, and Craft in German
Each day follows a structure of circle time, group projects, and directed/undirected activities that young children will already be familiar with from other child care, preschool, or play groups.Students in the PM camp will rest/nap from 1:30pm - 2:30pm. Mats are provided, please bring your own sheet. From 1pm - 1:30pm, before nap time, students enjoy an extra-long story time.
Each week, a new theme guides our crafts, songs, stories, games, and explorations:
We'll turn our classroom into a zoo! Enjoy animal stories, invent silly animal walks, and build zoo dioramas.
What Moves in the Water?
Fish, whales, jellyfish, crocodiles, submarines, divers, and boats! We'll make puppets, and put on a deep sea Puppentheater!
Who am I? Who are You?
We'll explore what makes each of us who we are--how we look, what we like, and our families. We'll capture everything in hand-made books about ourselves.
Things that Go!
We'll build our own vehicles in wood and cardboard, and mark out roads through the classroom for cars, trucks, bicycles, fire engines, etc.
What else do we need to know?
Students can enroll for each week for either all day (9am - 4pm), or just the AM camp (9am - 1pm: morning + supervised lunch) or just the PM camp (12pm - 4pm: supervised lunch + afternoon). See Tuition.
Extended Care is available before and after camp, and can be added on as needed for each week of camp.
Please note that students must be potty trained to enroll.