SUMMER CAMPS 2022
Language and Art
Summer Camp 2022
Italian Language, Cooking, Ceramic, Mosaic, DRAMA-LIVE SHOW and Games!
FULL DAY CAMP - Age 4/10
Join us for a Special Summer Camp!
All Camp sessions include: language and culture classes, cooking classes and ceramic or mosaic* workshops.
SESSION 1: June 20 - July 1
SESSION 2: July 5 - 15
SESSION 3: July 18 - 29
Each session includes:
2 hrs. of ceramic workshops twice a week
2 hrs. of cooking class once a week
1 or 2 field trips for session to the National History Museum and/or The Nature Center at Rock Creek Park*.
2 hrs twice a week familiarization to drama, and introduction to mosaic*.
A SAMPLE DAY AT CAMP
9:00-9:15AM: Children’s arrival and greeting at Casa Italiana Language School with songs.
9:15-10:25AM: Italian lesson
10:25–10:45AM: Outdoor snack
10:45AM-12:15PM: Indoor activities
12:20-1:00PM: Lunchtime while enjoying Italian children music video-clips
1:00-1:30PM: Outdoor playing
1:30-2:50PM: Let’s get dirty and creative with CERAMICS!
2:50-3:30PM: recap our day with group discussions - Dismissal
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
Every day children will be exposed to the Italian language while having fun. Through word games, skits, music, art, cooking and outdoor activities, campers will gain an introduction to Italian or enhance their existing Italian speaking skills while learning about Italian history and culture.
During the camp session, our native Italian instructors aim to speak Italian 85% of the time, subject to the language proficiency of the students. We try to find a healthy balance between a non-intimidating yet challenging environment for the campers.
We welcome students who have no Italian language instruction, as well as students who are looking to improve their foreign language skills.
In this hands-on Introduction to Italian Cooking class, one day a week, students will learn Italian language and culture while preparing some of their favorite dishes like: Pizza “Margherita”, Homemade Pasta, “Salsa di Pomodoro”, Tarts “Crostata” as well as delicious fresh “insalate”.
FAMILIARIZATION TO ITALIAN SONGS AND DANCES
This is a wonderful opportunity to expose your child to a little taste of Italian music and dances. Through carefully selected songs, FUN lessons are created to allow students to learn about: the story, the characters and the music. Students will also get an opportunity to act and sing! Class will be offered twice a week.
INTRODUCTION TO CERAMIC
Clay is an exciting and magical material. In our twice a week ceramic classes, children will learn the art and craft of clay while having fun and learning Italian! This is a total hands-on experience. A wide variety of ceramic techniques will be covered in our classes: hand building, shaping clay into Pots, clay decoration and glazing.
INTRODUCTION TO MOSAIC
Let your child learn and explore this fun and ancient art form. In our introduction to mosaic classes, we will assist each student to complete a project that will be great to treasure. We will provide all the materials needed to make masterpieces. This class will be offered twice a week.
About the staff
The Children’s Program Coordinator and senior key language instructor in our Children’s Program. Ms. Siciliano is a warm and enthusiastic instructor, well versed in teaching Italian as a second language to children of all ages.
Key language instructor educated in Italy. Ms. Midolo is trained in teaching Italian to children, adolescents and adults. She brings her experience with language immersion camps to Casa Italiana.
Staff members will also have the help of teaching assistants.
TUITION AND FEES
Full day camp: 9:00 AM -3:30PM
Cost per week: $390
All-day camp: 9:00 AM -12:30PM
Cost per week: $300
Non-refundable registration fee of $35 (to pay in the office)
10% discount for the second child enrolled
10% discount for Full Camp - Full Day