Camps

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When school is not in session, Science, Language & Arts International School offers fun and exciting daily and weekly camps for children to participate in science exploration, art projects, off-campus adventures, and endless fun—in French or Mandarin! Sessions are held during summer and school-year breaks and are open to students enrolled at other schools.

If your child is enrolled elsewhere and you are interested in registering for a summer or school-year break session, please submit an inquiry form.

Whether your child is a beginner or native speaker, SLA’s unique scaffolded immersion approach ensures that your child’s language skills will grow in a supportive and joyful learning environment.

Recent camp session themes include Urban Floradventures, Urban Faunadventures, NYC Builders, and the rich Francophone Cultures of North and West Africa.

Send an e-mail to programs@slaschool.org for questions related to camps at SLA.

Summer Camp 2018 Session Offerings

urban-wildlife-camp-brooklynDates: June 25 – June 29

New York City is a concrete jungle, but plant life is all around us! Local flora will come alive as children learn about and interact with the plants and trees around them. Children will dig in the dirt, examine plant life in the city, plant their own indoor mini-gardens, look closely at the life cycle of a plant, become stewards of local trees, and spread the seeds of their newfound knowledge of plants… all over our great urban landscape!

Outdoor quests will include hunting for seeds in local parks and gardens, and caring for our urban trees.

Possible field trips: Visit a community garden; study, sketch and catalog plants and creatures at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden; visit a rooftop farm or garden, such as Brooklyn Grange.

Nursery children: Singing, dancing, art projects, water play, and storytelling.

Note: Mandarin program is offered as a half day.

francophone-cultural-camp-brooklynDates: July 9 – July 13

Food! Dancing! Singing! Art! Children will delve into the rich and diverse cultures of several francophone countries while building their cultural (and French) vocabulary.

Outdoor quests may include walking trips to neighborhoods and markets to see and sample foods, fabrics, musical instruments, and arts.

Possible field trips: Visit a food market to gather ingredients for a meal; visit a museum exhibit.

science-chemistry-camp-brooklynDates: July 9 – July 13

Children create their own bubble solution, make bubble art, and examine the fascinating bubble through science and play. They will also experiment with other chemical reactions. Dramatic play and language in Mandarin centered on mixing, measuring, floating, flying, and fun!

Outdoor quests may include walking trips in the neighborhood, outdoor games and play in local parks.

Note: Mandarin program is offered as a half day.

francophone-culture-campDates: July 16 – 20

Food! Dancing! Singing! Art! Children will continue to delve into the rich and diverse cultures of a second set of francophone countries while building their cultural (and French) vocabulary.​

Outdoor quests may include walking trips to neighborhoods and markets to see and sample foods, fabrics, musical instruments, and arts.

Possible field trips: Visit a food market to gather ingredients for a meal; visit a museum exhibit.

brooklyn-building-children-campDates: July 23 – 27

New York City is a young builder’s dream. Children will explore varying architectural styles in Brooklyn and the city at large, from the tall towers of Manhattan to the sedate brownstones of Brooklyn, while deepening their concepts of geometry and physical science. They will go on scouting trips and then come back to build models from their photographs and sketches, build towers and structures with blocks and other building materials, and enjoy art and photography, all while broadening their builder’s vocabulary.

Outdoor quests will include hunting for the basic components and shapes that make our buildings stand tall; counting, comparing, and charting Downtown Brooklyn’s skyscrapers over the last several years; looking at the skyline from the perspective of a young architect.

Possible field trips: Walk under and across the Brooklyn Bridge; local walks to compare and contrast various architectural styles; visit a construction site; various museum exhibits of NYC over time.

urban-wildlife-campDates: July 30 – August 3

New York City is teeming with interesting wildlife – on the ground, in the air, and in the sea! Children will explore the natural habitats around us, go birding around NYC, study our local coastal fauna, find out about what makes the New York City area a unique spot for wildlife, and build bird habitats. Children will also observe and learn fun facts about the ubiquitous city bird… the pigeon!

Outdoor quests may include going birding in parks and beaches; a wildlife treasure hunt, a beach comb.

Possible field trips: Green-Wood Cemetery (to see the monk parakeet colony) New York Aquarium, Governor’s Island, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center, Great Kills Park.