Hablamos Español! June 21st – July 2nd
This year, we’re kicking off our Aventuras Summer program with the camp you’ve all been waiting for! Hablamos Español offers double the fun with two weeks of intensive Spanish instruction and immersion. Games, conversation and intentional instruction in the language will be aimed at taking your child’s Spanish to the next level and increasing kids’ production of the language. Once divided into skill-based groups, kids will have the opportunity to intentionally expand upon their collection of verbs, vocabulary and common phrases, learn how to conjugate in past and present forms and all kids will be encouraged to use their newfound skills for the rest of the summer in our continued Spanish immersion camps! Don’t worry, we have loads of fun woven into all of those intensive Spanish lessons too! We’ll use our love for the Spanish language as a springboard to celebrate the culture and traditions from Latin America and Spain. We will surround ourselves with traditional music, sports, crafts and cuisines as we not only teach the language, but the culture and history of these magical places. Kids will enjoy cooking empanadas, learning to tango and getting creative with works of art inspired by Latin American artists. While our goal this week is not to break our immersion, we will be here to support each camper and empower them to increase their confidence and proficiency. We’ll be sure to provide materials for their level of Spanish and encourage all conversation to be in Español!
Who You Gonna Call… Myth Busters! July 6th – July 9th
Our campers love cracking codes and solving mysteries, and this week we will be sure to do just that! Using the scientific method, super sleuth critical thinking skills and our problem-solving powers, our campers will try to debunk a few myths and ancient legends: Can you pull a table cloth off a fully set table without breaking anything? How many balloons do you need to lift a house? How does sugar affect our energy levels? Our Aventuras Myth Busters are determined to find out these answers and more throughout the week!
Note, Aventuras Summer will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.
Summer Camp Classics: July 12th – July 16th
Year after year our campers love our summer classic games so this year, we have devoted a full week to our favorite summer fun! Campers will enjoy team games and build comradery as they compete in kickball games, unlimited rounds of capture the flag, water balloon challenges, tug of war and loads of fresh air and time outdoors! During our cool down times we will make our own popsicles and enjoy all-time favorite camp crafts including tie dye shirts, friendship bracelets, dream catchers and more! We encourage campers to bring their camp enthusiasm and camp spirit for this week of camp classics!
Messy Mediums: July 19th – July 23rd
Aventuras Campers who LOVE to get messy, this is the week you have all been waiting for! Campers will be provided with an abundant supply of materials to let their imaginations run wild and be able to create one of a kind works of art. From pastels and water colors to traditional drawing with chalk and charcoal, campers will let their endless creativity flow from their imaginations onto their sketch pads. We will be sure to venture off campus to enjoy a paint filled water balloon battle and paint with your body challenge that is sure to have campers laughing their way through this week of Messy Mediums!
Chess Masters: July 19th – July 23rd
Chess Masters will provide campers with the opportunity to learn about chess, develop strategies, play among their peers and have some fun along the way. Aventuras Summer is partnering with a local chess pro to help teach our campers the skill of the game while developing their critical thinking skills. Through this week-long camp, our goal is to build self-confidence as we learn to play a strategic game of chess We will focus, plan and persevere through challenges that may come up during game play and end our week with a Chess Master Competition for the ages!
Kindly note your camp week preference when completing your Aventuras Summer Registration form!
Culinary Cookoff: July 26th – July 30th
This week is sure to be a Culinary Cookoff for the ages! Campers will love practicing their cooking skills as we not only mix, measure, create and decorate but also get to taste our delicious dishes throughout the week! Campers will break up into teams and work in small groups to complete timed quick-fire challenges and grocery games. We will rack up our tasty team points through fun games like cooking with ingredients that all begin with the same letter and having to make recipes from scratch using only the ingredients provided. We will plan our menus, gather our ingredients, set our tables, and cook, bake and enjoy with one other all week long!
Create, Code and Robo!: August 2nd – August 6th
We know our campers LOVE all things Minecraft and Roblox related and we want to help our camper’s polish their gamer skills. Aventuras Summer has partnered with CodaKid so that our campers not only have the opportunity to play some of their favorite games, but can expand their skills and learn how to code their own games throughout the week. CodaKid teaches campers how to use real programming languages and professional tools while creating games, coding apps, programming drones and even building their own website! Each camper will have their own CodaKid account which will allow them to reach new levels and earn badges in fun games such as Minecraft, Roblox and Scratch but will also allow campers to develop their own games, practice their typing skills, fly drones and more. We will use our learned skills not only on the screens, but live and in person as we code Lego mazes, create Makey Makey Classics and move our Dash Robots around their obstacle courses. At the end of the week, each camper will earn a certificate of completion, displaying all of their earned CodaKid badges and milestones off the screen while parents will have the option to renew their camper’s membership to continue their coding skills all summer long!
Note, while Aventuras Summer is a bilingual summer camp, our CodaKid program will be in English. Thank you!
Broadway Kids: August 9th – August 20th
We know our Aventuras Campers love to act, sing, dance and perform so we extended this theme for TWO weeks of fun! Aventuras Summer has partnered with Musical Theatre International for their Broadway Junior Program! Broadway stars from Seussical the Musical (K-2nd Grade) and Willy Wonka (3rd – 5th Grade) will virtually join our Aventuras to help teach us the songs and choreography to take our play to the Aventuras Stage! In between our theatre rehearsals, campers will run lines, build their sets, design costumes and create props that will bring our performance to life! We hope that all of our Aventuras parents will join us for our virtual performances at the commencement of our two-week camp!
Note, while Aventuras Summer is a bilingual summer camp, the Musical Theatre International script will be in English.