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Spanish only Winter Camp 2018

 

Come on over to LangoKids Irvine for 3 fun-filled weeks of  slime, home-made snow, holiday songs, games, challenges, and more. We’ll learn about arctic animals, winter clothing, seasons as well as how people in Mexico, Peru, and Colombia celebrate Christmas! Yippee! Groups are very small and space is limited to 2 groups of 8 campers each. We will have a beginner (A year or less than a year of language exposure) and more proficient level (A year or more of exposure). Each component of the winter camp will enhance your child’s experience of the Spanish language and culture via yoga for kids, dance, crafts, songs, stories and more. Our classes are taught by native speakers who are not only professionals but passionate about what they do.

Regardless of what holiday traditions each one of us has, it’s important for us to bring awareness of how other cultures celebrate the holidays. That way, kids can make inferences and recognize the differences and similarities in cultures and learn to value all of them. This is because  we believe we are forming open minded kids who can share, understand, and respect other people’s traditions. They will learn a lot of very useful vocabulary and phrases related to the foods, people, decorations, and music that make part of their holiday traditions. Kids – join us for holiday arts, crafts, music and games (while parents get a little extra shopping time)!

 

 

Ages 5-8  Winter Camp Schedule

 9:00am: Yoga for kids, Welcome Celebration

 9:20am: Group division, Daily Routine and language activities based on the theme of the day/week.

 10:30am:Arts & Crafts (theme based)

 12:00pm: Lunch time

 12:40pm: Movie Time

 1:00pm Adventure in the Winter (science experiments, games, TPR activities, writing and reading skills improvement

 2:00pm Book work and story time

 2:45 pm End of the day celebration

 3:00-3:15pm Pick up time

 

 

 

Week #1 A Tour Around the World (December 17-21) 

This week we are planning to take the kids to cultural and geographical journey that they won’t forget. We’ll learn about how countries like France, Israel, and Finland celebrate the holidays. Do you know how they do it? Do you know about what activities/sports kids in those places do in the winter time? If not, bring your kids to us this week and they’ll learn these topics and many more in an easy way. We’ll also sing songs, play games, learn new vocabulary, do crafts and have lots of fun as we learn together!

 

Week #2: Let is Snow (December 26-28)

This week we “travel” to Mexico, a country that has super fun and amazing traditions for kids to enjoy. Did you know that the holidays there last almost an entire month? It goes from Dec. 12 to Jan. 6. In this time there’s so much they do: posadas, piñatas, pastorelas, Noche Buena, Los santos inocentes and el dia de Reyes. Mexico doesn’t get any snow (We don't either here in OC) but that won’t stop us from making some snow and having fun with it. The kids will also make their own piñata from scratch. We’ll make it, decorate it, fill it, and enjoy it. How cool is that? Join us to see it!

Destination: Mexico

 

Week#3: Science and More Science (Janury 2-4) 

Who said that science and holidays don’t go together? This short week we’ll create a nice blend between the two with experiments and fun. Slime will be the biggest actor this week and with it we travel to Peru to see how kids there celebrate the holidays there. Are you ready kids? Roll up your sleeves and join us this week!

Destination: Peru 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prices

Full Day Registration

 

Week Dec. 17-21  $345  

Week Dec. 26-28  $245

Week Jan. 2-4  $245

No extended care offered. Program starts at 9 am an ends at 3pm

Registrations start on Nov. 6. Click below

 

 

 

 

Summer Camp 2018

Details for Camp 2019 will be updated February 2019

 

  

We are excited to announce our Camp Lango 2018! Camp Lango began in 2010 (See all years of camp here) and continues growing in relevance, quality, and popularity today. This year we have 2 separate sections and locations: Full days of "Spanish Only" Camp at Irvine Valley College and Half Days of "Spanish Only" Camp at our school in Irvine.  Your children will experience a real Spanish immersion experience for those interested in making any of these languages their kids’second or third language. With us, campers understand the language, speak it, and ultimately… love it! Students get to spend their summertime having fun, being engaged, and taking pretend trips to different destinations of Latin America and Europe. At Camp Lango each week is a new destination and the best thing is we don't have to fly! Without lost luggage and jet lag, we are able to "visit" these places and learn about their traditions, recreation, and cuisine. Each week ends with a celebration for parents, family, and friends and our awesome water games. Extended care in the morning and afternoon is available for FREE.

 

Save 10% by registering before or on April 1st 

Register HERE

Camp Lango

Half Day Enrollment

9:00am to 12:30 pm

(Offered at our Lango school in Irvine)

New Families pay a $55 one-time enrolment Fee

Full Day Enrollment

9:00 am to 3 pm

(Offered at IVC)

New Families pay a $55 one-time enrolment Fee

1 week of Camp Lango (This is for reference only. Two consecutive weeks registration minimum) 

$249

$349

2 weeks of Camp Lango

$488

$688

3 weeks of Camp Lango

$717

$1017

4 weeks of Camp Lango

$936

$1336

5 weeks of Camp Lango

$1145

$1645

6 weeks of Camp Lango

$1479

$1944

7 weeks of Camp Lango

$1543

$2233

 

 *This year, we have two 50% off scholarships, one for a student in the full day and one for a student in the half day program. The scholarship is designed for families that are in a tight financial situation and can tell us a very compelling story of why they desire this experience for their kids. Scholarships for Camp Lango 2018 will be assigned on March 31st. Submit your application and email it to cgarcia@langokidsirvine.com before March 30th.  

 Go to this link and read the suggestions we have to help you decide the best class/camp choice for your child.

 Camp Lango Daily Schedule

Time

Activities

8:00 am-9:00am

9:00 am

9:15am

10:25am

10:40 am

11:30 am

12:00 pm

12:30 pm*

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

2:30 pm

3:00 pm

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

FREE extended care drop-off (Half day is at 8:30am)

Beginning of program and welcome celebration

Group division/daily routine, dance and singing time

Snack

Reader’s Theater/Writing Workshops/Destination

Arts &Crafts (Theme based)

Lunch Time for Full Day Program

Resting Time/Games/End of the day half day camp

Adventure Challenge/Practical application of concepts

Music & Story Time

Review of topics of the day, end of the day celebration

Pick-up Time

FREE Extended Care

*Every Friday at 11:30 am parents are invited to join their child for an end of the week celebration. Join us and see your kids using the language on the stage! 

* End of the day for half day campers is 12:30pm (No lunch time or extended care provided in the afternoon) 

 

Location

Dates

Prices

Location #1

 Irvine Valley College 5500 Irvine Center Dr. Irvine, CA 92618  

Spanish leves Basic, Intermediate and Advanced for Kids Ages 5-9 


 

Location #2

LangoKids Irvine 9090 Irvine Center Dr. Suite 100

Spanish Camp level Basic for Kids ages 5-7

 

 

 

June 25 - August 10

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June 26-August 11

Sign up for at least 2 consecutive weeks

 

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Full Day  

9am - 3pm $349/week*

FREE Extended Care:

Morning: 8:30 am - 9am

     Afternoon:  3pm-5pm

 


 

Half Day

Only (Limited Spaces)

9:00am-12:30pm $249/week*

*When paying online and by card, a 2.5% convenience charge applies. Convenience Fee Waved for payments at our office paid by check or cash only. 

 

Grouping: We have 3 levels of fluency in our full day program: basic, intermediate and advanced. There will be two basic groups divided by ages 5-7 and 7-9. Ages for the intermediate and advanced group are secondary in importance to fluency, so we do not look at the age, but we do expect students to be able to keep up with the level if placed in the higher level groups. If you have a student who you think might be a candidate for an intermediate or advanced class, please call us (714-864-4680) to request an assessment. At our half day camp at LangoKids Irvine we'll be offering only one basic level of Spanish for 2 age groups: 5 to 7.

If submitting your registration by mail or at the office please print your Registration Form. Submit  it no later than June 1st and only if you know there are spaces available. 

Get More Detailed Information on Summer Camp Here (Drop off information, snacks and lunch, camp rules and more)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SUMMER CAMP

 

It's important to emphasize that we are not a daycare in Spanish. We are a language school interested in acquiring students of families who care about language learning, for whom we have created a comprehensive, fun, and accelerated program in the summer. As in everything, the more time and effort you put into something the better the results will be. Registrations of 2 weeks are the minimum requirement, but know that the results are very limited. Week one (no matter when you start) is a cultural shock everybody needs to go through and in week second kids are a little more adjusted but still have a long ways to go. Two weeks are never enough to understand and converse in Spanish, but at least four or five are. We do all we can and when parents are committed and as passionate as we are, magical things happen at camp! Parents of kids who haven't had much exposure, are encouraged to purchase weeks early rather than later in the program. NO week is a prerequisite for the next, in fact, all topics are different, but for those who have stayed longer, we do revisit topics from other weeks and knowledge does build up. 

 

When you bring a child to us, you are entrusting your child to experienced professionals in the area of language teaching. Cristina holds a Bachelor in Modern Language Teaching, a Specialization in Bilingual Education, a MA in English and World Literature and is a credentialled Spanish teacher. Additionally, she is the mom of 2 fully bilingual kids. She hires only the best teachers with a genuine love for Spanish and for kids, classroom experience, and may times, they are moms of bilingual kid as well. We all walk the walk you have started or are about to start!

 

Summer camp is our favorite time of the year not only because it's so nice out, but also because it's very gratifying to see how much campers accomplish in only 7 weeks. In fact, a camper is able to achieve in 7 weeks, what a student at Lango accomplishes taking one class a week for a year and a half or so. That's how good we are, or better yet, that's how good those little minds are given the intensity, input, and motivation. 

 

Every week we give our campers a new book with all the activities we learn throughout the week. They receive it on Monday and they take it home on Fridays so parents can review concepts at home. Every day we work on a different project (crafts, cooking, building projects) and kids bring those projects home. Ask your camper about the craft; we are sure they'll have a great story to tell!

 

 Safety is first for us. In the summer IVC offers less classes, therefore they get less students. We are located in an exclusive area and our students don't have contact with adults other than our teachers. During bathroom visits no child of ours goes to the bathroom alone and nobody is unsupervised. We all go in groups with the teachers. At times when it's not a collective bathroom break students go with Maestra Cristina herself or her assistant. We can assure you they are safe with us! Additionally, IVC does a fantastic job providing security and assistance through their Campus Safety Team. Thre is a police officer circling our camp several times everyday and enforcing the parking policies.

 

OUR CURRICULUM THIS YEAR

We now can say that we are ready for this year's camp! The entire curriculum is done and teaches are super excited about the content they will be teaching and all the new amigos they are going to make. Here are the booklets that we'll be using this year. We sure hope you can collect them all. The more books they have, the more learning they'll get! 

                

Each book has about 15 pages and it comprises all the content of the week (theme, destination, a fun page, additional vocabulary). The final page of the book tells parents all the questions students are able to respond to and the vocabulary campers know by the end of the week. Collect all books this summer!


REFUND POLICY

  • Withdrawals before June 1 in the case camps are sold-out: Camp fee refunded less 10% Administrative Fee.
  • Withdrawals between June 2 - June 21: Camp fee refunded less 25% Administrative Fee
  • On or after June 26: Camp Tuition is non refundable.

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WEEKLY THEMES AND DESTINATIONS 2018

 

 

Camp Lango in Irvine is the place where your child will acquire a language, be safe, grow, and make friends while enjoying the summertime. Our theme of each week goes along with regular camp activities which culminate with a celebration and performance for parents and friends on the last day of the week. Don’t miss out! Join us for at least 2 cosecutive weeks or for the entire summer. The experience and the language acquired will never be forgotten!


 CAMP LANGO-SPANISH 

At IVC and LangoKids Irvine

Week 1: June 25- June 29 Crafts and Creations/ Manualidades y Creaciones

We want to kick start our camp by showcasing what our campers can do with their little hands but limitless minds. This week we dive into a whole new “all-Spanish” world and we want kids to feel at ease by inviting them to learn the parts of the body in Spanish and with their hands, experience different textures to create something out of nothing in a fun way.  It’s a world of imagination that we want to unlock so kids increase their dexterity and creativity. This week we’ll do origami, painting, modeling and carpentry projects that kids are going to adore and you don’t want them to miss out. “This paper [ paint, clay, or wood ] will no doubt be found interesting by those who take an interest in it” said John Dalton the great English scientist as he referred to those who already are wired to be artists. They may not know it, but it will only take for them to be introduced to the materials at the right moment and time. What if it’s by our influence that your child turns out to be an artist, a designer, a builder? What if this is the right moment and the right time? We believe it is, and we will do all we can to present the material and the language in such an interesting way that kids fall in love with them forever. It’s our promise.

Destination of the Week: Costa Rica

                                             

 

Week 2: July 2 - July 6 Around the World in 5 Days/ Alrededor del Mundo en 5 Dias

Give your child a ticket to go from continent to continent. Don’t worry! Campers can pack light for this trip as we make it quicker than Jules Verne did and not much will be needed!! Campers will experience music, dance, art, and culture from different places around the globe (Especially from Europe, home to the country we’ll visit this week), while collecting and creating souvenirs along the way. Campers will also learn all about animals in all continents as we hop from one to the other. We’ll be going from the African savannahs with ferocious hyenas to freezing Antarctic and cute penguins. I am sure there’s something interesting for everyone. Let us take your child on an exciting journey to lands near and far, known and unknown, and conclude with a performance that bring all the learned elements together.

Destination of the Week: Spain

 

Week 3: July 9 - July 13 STEM and Me/ STEM y Yo

It’s no secret that the current times call for our future generations to be involved in one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. This week, we are taking it upon us to spark our campers’ curiosity and interest in math-based professions by showing them how engineers and scientists have the power to change the world one idea at a time. In fact, we’ll go back in time and come back to the present looking at those ideas that have revolutionized and keep revolutionizing the world we live in. Campers will get to work on hands-on experiments and amaze us and you with their own creative and practical projects. To our campers’ surprise, we’ll have a special guest who will be talking about his love for robotics. Hopefully this serves as inspiration for our campers’ future. Shh don’t tell them, but I know he has a bunch of surprises for those who join us this week! We can’t wait!

 

Destination of the Week: Colombia 

 

Week 4: July 16- July 20 Adventures on Wheels/ Aventuras Sobre Ruedas

California! Our beautiful state and by the way, do you know where the name California came from? We didn't either but after looking and thinking, here is what we found out. Nobody knows for certain how the term was coined but most likely it was through literature. Spanish author Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo wrote a romance novel in the 16th century called the Adventures of Espladian. The novel described the Island of California as being east of the Asian mainland, "very close to the side of the Terrestrial Paradise; and it is peopled by black women, without any man among them, for they live in the manner of Amazons." The Island was ruled by Queen Califia. The story also reads: Their island was the strongest of the World, with its steep cliffs and rocky shores. Their weapons were golden and so were the harnesses of the wild beasts that they were accustomed to taming so that they could be ridden, because there was no other metal in the island than gold. There are scholars who say the word has indigenous descent (kaki forno) an indigenous phrase meaning "high mountains, but California was definitely written about before conquistadors and indigenous met. What we do know is that to this day California does preserve the beauty that Montalvo saw in it. The cliffs, shores, sand, beaches, and even the gold that once attracted so many here, are what make this state one of the most beautiful places on the West Coast. We’ll embark on an imaginary road trip to discover some of the jewels of it: Death Valley, Joshua Tree and many more. Hop on and ride with us this week!

Destination of the Week:  California 

 

Week 5: July 23 - July 27  Hello, My Name is Leonardo Da Vinci/Hola Me Llamo Leonardo Da Vinci

Have you ever heard of a man so remarkable and talented in a way that transcends nature and anything imaginable? Leonardo was that kind of man. His mind was able to discern everything so quickly and so well that no difficult problem was a problem for him at all. Anatomy, Aviation, Electricity, Geometry, Architecture, Painting, Sculpture, Literature writing, and Medicine. All that was piece of cake for him. Say what? You know you are good at something, but he was good at everything! Come along and study him and his works. Leonardo is known for painting the Mona Lisa. Have you seen it? If you have, would you say she is happy? Is she sad? Is she both happy and sad? Is she young? Is she old? Guess what, nobody knows for sure. Leonardo was a man of many hats and the most talented individual to have lived. This week we are happy to introduce you to what we know of him. Tag along! You’ll love him as much as we do!

 

Destination of the Week: Italy

 

Week 6 July 30 - Aug. 3 Chutes and Ladders/ Resbaladeros y Escaleras

Have you ever played this fun game? I am sure you have. It’s about a group of friends that by doing good actions get to go on a fun ladder that takes you up up up and by doing bad things you go down down down. In the end, whoever plays best and arrives first wins. This game is also a metaphor for our own lives. Many times, we choose to be naughty and we also choose to be nice. With this game, we don’t choose were to land, a die does it for us and we just deal with the consequences, which is always the right thing to do. This week we intend to play with you this game of life and show you some values and morals that will propel you in life. Our campers will learn that no matter what life throws at them, with respect, good deeds, and love for others we can all succeed and reach the top! Join us in this adventure!

Destination of the Week: Mexico 

 

 

  Week 7: Aug. 6 - Aug. 10 Mysteries of the Universe/Misterios del Universo

 Young children are naturally curious and we, teachers, feel we are called to foster that inquisitiveness; especially this     week. Our goal is to pique the curiosity in our campers by unveiling the cosmos and to show them the infinite   possibilities out there. It’s a fascinating journey into the thing we know so much but also so little about: our universe.   NASA has worked on making space more accessible and less of an enigma, lots of research has been done for many   many years. Lots of men have been sent to the ISS to live and develop more knowledge and all of a sudden, Tesla put a   car in orbit. How did that happen? Who is behind this? Let’s all learn who Elon Musk is and what he is doing to change   history.

 

Destination of the Week: China 

 

Join us this summer!