My son who will be 6 in April has always been bilingual, until he started kindergarten. Now he refuses to talk to me in Spanish and I know it's bc. it's become really hard: his thoughts are in English bc. of school and friends. I will be working this summer for six weeks: end of June and July, three days a week and I was wondering if I could find a bilingual summer camp for him that would have a flexible schedule: three days a week with childcare in the afternoon. I would prefer something sports and science oriented. It doesn't have to be sports necessarily but lots of physical activity, maybe something outdoorsy, and water games and stuff like that. I prefer the physical stuff and the science content to arts and crafts, which he gets to do all year long. I appreciate any info.
Mom of not so bilingual kid anymore.
Hello! Allow me to recommend Camp Lango , our Spanish immersion day camp, to be held at Glenview Elementary in Oakland the weeks of July 20 and 27 and August 3. You're welcome to enroll for half-days, full days or extended care, and we're also happy to accept partial-week enrollments, as you describe here. Please visit www.langokids.com, or email info [at] langokids.com. Thanks!
Hi, Escuela Bilingue Internacional has just posted their summer camp sessions. They run full and half day immersion programs. My son goes to school there and is also 6 years old. The camp should be really great this summer. I don't have the information with me as they just gave it to us on Friday, but you should be able to find it on their website which is: http://www.ebinternacional.org/en/index.html Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! suzanne
I was wondering if there are any Spanish Immersion preschool programs in the summer for my 3 yr old? I'm looking in the Concord/Walnut Creek area. I'm willing to take a week-by- week program or a summer camp-type experience. Thanks Teri
Hi Teri- I recommend Viva El Espanol in Lafayette. They have Summer Camp both half day and full day, with various themes. My children currently attend their Pre-K classes and they love it.They offer free trial classes and there are always openings. The phone number is (925)962-9177 or check out www.LamorindaSpanish.com Denise
Wow - you should check out Viva El Espanol (www.lamorindaspanish.com). This is right up your alley, and they have summer camps! Their classes are year round from toddlers to adults. Tell them Mariaelena sent you. viva rocks
I saw one or two Spanish immersion schools in that area on www.contracostapreschools.com. Hope that helps! JOJ
Lango's spanish immersion program offers a variety of classes for kids age 18 mos to 9 yrs in Berkeley, Oakland, Noe Valley, Petaluma, Foster City, Walnut Creek, Millbrae, San Leandro, and Dublin. Our classes serve as a supplement to your child's preschool education and we also provide week-long summer camps in Point Richmond and Oakland. Half, full, and extended day options are available to assist those with busy schedules. Visit our website for more information at www.langokids.com or call 1-888-44-LANGO. Ashley
I am interested in finding some type of alternative language immersion program in Spanish or French for toddlers and young children under the age of 10. My children are in elementary school or preschool Monday through Friday during the school year, so I would like to find something held on Saturdays and/or during the summer months during the week. Although we live in Napa, I would be willing to consider anything in the East Bay, Marin County, Sonoma County or Napa County. I appreciate your ideas. Tiffany
Hi. I highly recommend Escuela Bilingue Internacional (ebinternacional.org), a Spanish-immersion school in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. It is currently pre-k through 1st grade, with plans to expand through eighth grade. They are offering summer camps that sound really fun. My son is in the pre-k program. He loves it and so do I. EBI Mom