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 2017 Lango Camps

 

 Spanish or Mandarin:    First Church of the Nazare (PazNaz), 3700 E Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

Spanish, French, Italian or German:   Lutheran Church in the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd. La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

Camp Lango is a language immersion summer day camp where kids will have a blast while they learn a new language or practice their second or third language. For five hours every day your child will be playing, singing, cooking, working on art projects and theater, listening to stories, going on imaginary trips, dancing, listening, learning while having lots of fun ALL IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE!

Kids will be grouped by age and knowledge of the language. Each week ends with a celebration for parents, family and friends!

Special classes for incoming Kinders entering dual immersion programs, and for students in Dual Immersion Spanish, French, Italian and German. (See page for Immersion students)

Campers participate in daily immersion language classes by doing fun group projects and activities, to become more familiar with the language and increase their language acquisition skills. This develops understanding of the cultural aspects of the language, making learning an exciting experience.

Teachers design  their curriculum based on a country or region where the target language is spoken. 

A typical day’s schedule at Camp Lango. Each language follows a similar schedule that may vary according to the activities planned for the day and the weekly theme.

8:00 am    Free Extended Care Drop-off

9:00 am    Check-In and Welcome Celebration: your mom, dad or caregiver checks you in with the counselor. Lango's mascot, Cosmo, welcomes you and all campers to camp Lango!

9:15 am    Groups , daily routine, dances and singing time.

9:30am     Language Instruction: target language lesson teaching through games, puppetry, music, movement and stories.

10:30am   Snack and outside games

11:00am   Weekly destination: you will learn interesting facts about the country of the week.

11:20am   Arts & Crafts : you work with your team to create art related to the camp theme.

12:15pm   Lunch: your counselor will guide lunch in the target language

12:30pm    Resting time and games 

12:50 pm   Reader's Theater or Writing workshop

1:30 pm     Adventure Challenges: you will participate in different games/activities to review what you learned during the day.

2:00 pm    Parent pick up: You sing Lango's farewell song, say Adios! Au Revoir!  Zàijiàn! Ciao! or Tschüss!, Then help clean up, collect your things and your counselor checks you out.

Every week is a different adventure! Get your passport stamped! Take a trip without having to fly! Learn a new language while also enjoying other cultures: it's music, people, art, cuisine and traditions. Tour the Galapagos Islands, relax by La Mer, climb the Great Wall of China or visit ancient Rome sites, make your own Eiffel Tower or walk through historic Branderburg gate.

Spanish Camp Themes in La Cañada

Week 1: A Bailar y Cantar! Republica Dominicana (July 5  - 8)

If anything, Latin America culture is infamous for its love of dance and music- Join us as we start off the first week of camp as we explore dances of salsa, merengue, flamenco… and the music that comes with it! Campers will learn about the roots of the music and dances, the costume and will even be making their own instruments and performing a dance at the end of the week.

Week 2: ¡Vamos a la Playa!(July 10-July 14)

From Cancun to the Canary Islands, the Spanish speaking world is filled with beautiful beaches. This week our campers will be digging their toes in the sand and making a splash!.As pirates, we will explore the treasures and ecosystems of the Caribbean, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans.  Campers will learn about the plants and animals living deep in the ocean and how important it is to keep it clean.

Week 3. Aventura en la Ciudad - Madrid y Barcelona (July 17 - 21)

Students will be traveling to the stunning Spanish cities of Madrid and Barcelona. In these cities, history is found in every corner. From world famous museums to centuries old cathedrals to modern day skyscrapers our campers will be exploring these cities while learning about important city vocabulary. We’ll be taking our campers into the kitchen and feasting on the delicious traditional tapas. Ole!

Week 4. Aventura en Peru - (July 24 - July 28) 

Machu Pichu, llamas, and Incas oh my! The beautiful country is a must see destination for travelers and luckily for our campers, we’ll be making the trip this summer. We’ll be exploring the majestic ruins of Machu Pichu, learning about unique music of the country and cooking some of the yummy traditional dishes! You won’t want to miss out!

 

Spanish Camp Themes in Pasadena

Week 1: Aventura en Ecuador-  (June 19  - 23)

Las Islas Galapagos- one of the many treasures of Latin America. This week will be exploring this UNESCO world hertiage site as well as the customs and culture of the nation of Ecuador. Join us as we learn about science, ecosystems, and more!

Week 2. Aventura en la Ciudad - Madrid y Barcelona (June 26-30)

Students will be traveling to the stunning Spanish cities of Madrid and Barcelona. In these cities, history is found in every corner. From world famous museums to centuries old cathedrals to modern day skyscrapers our campers will be exploring these cities while learning about important city vocabulary. We’ll be taking our campers into the kitchen and feasting on the delicious traditional tapas.

 

French, Italian, and German Camp Themes

Our campers we will cross the pond to visit Paris, Berlin, or Rome and have an adventure in these great cities. We will be visiting museums, monuments and cultural tourist sites. We will dive into lessons in French, Italian or German art and culture according to your destination city. Our campers will let their imagination fly to participate in different activities in their target language. You definitely don't want to miss out on the hands-on activities we have planned!