“By the end of the summer, my 8 year old told me she was starting to think in Spanish! She said she wants to go to Spanish Camp every summer. That makes it easy. See you next year!”
When the heat soars, our regular scheduled school programming gives way to our amazing Spanish Immersion summer camp!
Spanish Immersion Summer camp is split up into 2 groups based on age. Every week has a distinct theme.
Children who attend only during the summer can still acquire much Spanish. Children with no Spanish language will also be able to participate as the curriculum is based on themes that are familiar, interesting and relevant to them. Our Maestras will lead your children through vocabulary lessons, art projects and immersive conversation.
|June 1-5, 2020||Fiesta- Party|
|June 8-12, 2020||Deportes-Sports|
|June 15-19, 2020||Transportes-Transportation|
|June 22-26 2020||Peliculas-Movies|
|June 29-July 3 2020||Hawaii|
|July 6-10, 2020||Jardin-Garden|
|July 13-17, 2020||La Cocina-Cooking|
|July 20-24, 2020||
July 27-31, 2020 Moda- Fashion
August 3-7, 2020 Tiempo de Verano-Summer
Pick Your Weeks
Regular Enrollment January 1-May 31, 2019
Late Enrollment After June 1st, 2019
Does my child need to speak Spanish?
A: No, our program is about exposing all children to a foreign language. Children will be spoken to entirely in Spanish and taught/encouraged to answer in Spanish. Routine and clear non-verbal cues are used to help with comprehension.
What are the camp hours?
A: Preschool camp is from 9-12pm. Extended care is available fro 7-9am and 12-6pm.
What is extended care?
A: Extended care is hourly day care provided for 7am-9am and again after 12pm for preschoolers and 2pm for school aged children.
What will the kids be doing?
A: Our goal is to practice oral language proficiency and provide rich, new themes in which we explore new vocabulary. Activities will include, arts & crafts, games, water play, experiments and much, much more. Our summer program is educational but non-academic in nature.
Who will my child’s teacher be?
A: Due to vacation schedules, all staff will be cycling through the classes. We cannot make any guarantee of which teacher your child will have.
Can I do a combo of Days/Weeks?
A: Not at this time. You may either choose the weeks your child attends and attend all days during that week or, choose the days your child attends and commit to the full 8 weeks of camp.
What if my child is a current full day student?
A: You can continue your current schedule and pay month to month starting in July, provided you stay until fall begins.
What should my child bring to camp?
A: All campers should bring a healthy snack with no peanuts or tree nuts. Please pack an extra set of clothes, a towel and bathing suit daily for preschool students. Remember to apply sunscreen EVERY DAY! Shoes must cover the entire foot. Flip-flops and open toed sandals do not protect children’s feet properly.
What do the children do during extended care?
A: Preschool children will have lunch and then nap. After nap time (or in some cases for older preschoolers who don’t nap) there will be free play, snack, music and quiet activities until pick-up time.
What is a “full day”?
A: A full day is the daily camp plus unlimited day care on your days from as early as 7am to as late as 6pm. Care may not be available unless you schedule it.
Register now to ensure a space for your child or children. After you complete our registration form, you will be contacted for payment.
My son attended camp at Centro Armonia for two weeks this summer and had a great experience. The teachers and staff were all kind and inviting as well as organized. I felt at ease dropping him off and he rarely wanted to leave at the end of the day. He was able to take part in music and dance classes as well as learn a good bit of spanish while he was there. I highly recommend this program and will be participating next summer as well.
We chose Centro Armonia for our son because he had transferred into a bilingual immersion program (in Spanish) at school fairly late in the school year and we didn't want him to lose momentum over the summer. We were thrilled that there was an option for every week, three days per week as that allowed us to have long weekends to enjoy summer and to be at the same place every week. I was so thrilled on his first day back to school when he told me that it was much easier to understand what was going on than it had been in June. I do wish that the summer lined up a little better with our school schedule but I know that every district is different and you can't match everyone. But overall we were very happy with the program.
My son has attended camp at Centro for the past 2 summers. It may be held at a Spanish school, but your child doesn't need to know Spanish to participate and have fun. The teachers speak Spanish, so kids who know Spanish will enhance their use of the language. But the children all speak English as well, so if you are just looking for a fun camp, Centro is a great option for your child regardless of what language they speak! The camp is run by teachers who are nurturing and kind and know that kids learn by having fun!! The daycare option is fabulous, and you can also chose to leave them for the "lunch bunch", a discounted 2 hour extension to the morning camp.
Our son attended Centro for two years. By the end of the two years, he was able to understand and speak a great amount of Spanish (English is mainly spoken at home). He is now attending a public, English speaking, elementary school for T-Kindergarten. We chose to enroll our son into the summer camp because of our prior experience with them. The administration staff are all so awesome and helpful. In addition, my son had a wonderful experience with all of his instructors. They are all so caring and nurturing. We totally trust the staff and instructors at Centro Armonia and highly recommend the school!
Teachers were helpful with my shy daughter. Very safe, encouraging environment. My daughter remembered a lot of Spanish after not having been in Spanish immersion school for a year.
Santa Teresa Campus
196 Martinvale Ln.
San Jose, CA 95119