Learning Involvement

Whether it is studying about the great Spanish artists or about the architecture of ancient China, children learn to speak a language by learning about the people and places where it is spoken. The Language Immersion Program is offered by the North Shore Country Day School in conjunction with the Day Camp. In this half-day program, children receive instruction where the integration of content and communication skills get children involved. With small teacher-to-student ratios, teachers interact with students and promote the acquisition of the language. Using many different instructional strategies and academic tasks, such as computer projects, music and art, students are actively engaged in the learning process.

Dates & Times

Language Immersion dates are June 18 – August 10. There is a minimum four-week sign up. You may choose the weeks you wish to attend. The weeks do not have to be consecutive. There will be no program on July 4.

The times for Language Immersion are 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Children may choose to enroll in a Day Camp experience,

which is 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Fees

June 18 - August 10   4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks
Mornings 9:00 am - 12:00 pm $2260 $2685 $3110 $3535 $3960
Morning Language / Afternoon Day Camp 9:00 am - 3:30 pm $2940 $3515 $4090 $4665 $5240

 
DEPOSITS $500 per child is required with registration. This includes a $200 non-refundable and nontransferable application fee. The remaining $300 is refundable until February 28, 2018
 

PROGRAM

LANGUAGE OFFERINGS: Spanish and Mandarin Chinese
Students are grouped by age, grade and ability. Class sizes are one instructor to 12 campers. Students learn to communicate by participating in a variety of traditional and non-traditional activities. Students build their vocabulary while learning about a given culture. Using many different instructional strategies, art projects, singing, acting, computer tasks and some research, students are actively engaged in their learning process.

Enrollment

First-come, first-served. Participants must be between the ages of 4 – 10 years.

Staff

Instructors have language teaching experience and are from North Shore Country Day School and other local schools.

Extended Care

Morning program: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
(no transportation available)

Afternoon program: 3:30 p.m – 5:30 p.m.
(no transportation available)

Transportation

The Day Camp/Language Immersion Program/Expedition Camps offer door-to-door transportation to those families who live inside of our pick-up area, which ranges from Evanston to Glencoe. We travel as far west as Waukegan Road in Glenview. This service is included in your camp tuition.

With safety as our number one concern, the Summer Program operates a fleet of certified school buses driven by fully licensed drivers.

Transportation assignments will be mailed the first week of June. No transportation requests or changes will be accepted after May 15.

If you are providing your own transportation, we ask that you drop-off and pick-up your child in the circle parking lot each day. For campers who begin the day at 9:00 a.m., please do not drop off earlier than 8:50 a.m. Also, if you are planning to pick up your child early, we ask that you call and/or send a note in advance. We will have your child waiting for you in the camp office.