We offer a unique opportunity for our younger students to learn Spanish. This is a total World language Spanish immersion program experience and the kids will be exposed to communication, culture and technology from the very first moment they step in the classroom. Our teachers are expert educators that are not only certified, but they are on the vanguard of their professions. Students of all levels are encouraged to attend!!
Primary objectives of the BFSJ Spanish summer camp
To learn Spanish in a healthy, friendly and multicultural environment
To provide a safe and nurturing environment while children explore our world through engaging activities that incorporate language and culture.
To instill the values of team work and individual responsibility
To experience every day as a new, exciting adventure
We offer a unique experience while incorporating the Spanish language throughout our daily activities. Our daily schedule will have a mix of games, stories, songs, dancing an crafts. Our schedule includes yoga and mindfulness games and arts too. All the activities are instructed mostly in Spanish so children can develop their innate skills to learn and improve languages. Our faculty includes Spanish certified teachers with years of experience in bilingualism and second language acquisition, a yoga instructor and a licensed professional counselor, both with years of practice working with children. Students of all levels are welcomed. We accept children from 4 to 10 years old.
What is mindfulness and why we include it in our program?
Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. And in the frantic world we live, it is very important to teach children about their feelings and emotions in order to cope better with anxiety and stress. But learning Mindfulness techniques not only help children to be more aware of themselves. According to the last research and studies, Mindfulness bring other set of benefits:
- Improves concentration
- Improves memory
- Increases self-control
- Decreases anxiety
- Increases self-awareness
- Develops conflicts resolution skills
- Improves health
- Increases empathy, compassion and kindness
Among other subjects, we will learn :
Lets get start it with: ¡El vocabulario básico!
Learn/review important commands, colors, numbers, the calendar, adjectives and several Spanish expressions that natives speaking people use on regular basis.
Let’s sing and have fun while learning important vocabulary words and meaningful expressions that can be use in real life situations.
“Vamos al restaurante” Let’s acquire important vocabulary words that Spanish speaking people use in real life situations when ordering food at the restaurant. Students will be able to acquire or review useful vocabulary words and expressions that will come handy at any time. Perfect class for our world travelers and our adventurous kids that love to eat international foods.
The BFSJ Summer Camp will take place at the First Presbyterian Church in Haddonfield (20 Kings Highway East Haddonfield, NJ 08033). The program begins Monday June 26th and ends on Thursday 29th. Daily hours of operation are from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please drop off and pick up your children in time!.
A snack will be provided once per day and it is included in the cost of the summer camp.
We will finish our language and cultural journey every day with lunch. Lunchtime is an excellent opportunity for language development and learning new skills. Lunch is not provided by the camp. All students should bring lunch.
The price for the summer camp is $160. There is a 15% of discount for students of BFSJ and students at Presby School and Church
25% of discount per sibling.
Registration is filled on a first come first serve basis. Please register as soon as possible since we have limited space. A complete registration packet includes:
Emergency contact and medical release form. Please fill this emergency information card and submit it the first day of Summer Camp.
Through years of research and studies, experts have concluded that learning a foreign language has many benefits for children. Some benefits include increased verbal development, better problem-solving and math skills, greater self-confidence and personal fulfillment, clearer spatial relations, better communication skills, heightened creativity, and enhanced memory.
As the global boundaries continue to get smaller through technological and societal advances, learning a foreign language provides our campers with a vehicle to develop meaningful relationships and cultural awareness, enhance career opportunities, gain self-confidence, and broaden their perspectives.
Join us this summer to expand your mind and enrich your life!