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Call Us: 415.652.4791   /   Erika@laplazitacommunitybuilding.com   / Headquarters- 3637 Magee Ave. Oakland, CA  94619

Summer Camp

Who knew learning Spanish could be so much fun?  Come join us and find out why our students learn to speak great Spanish and have tons of fun at LPCB.  We have 8 weeks of summer camps starting the week of June 3rd.  Camps are for children entering K-5th Grade.

Children will further their existing Spanish or learn Spanish for the first time in this summer camp in which the main focus is to have tons of fun.  


Kids will play sports, dance, cook and do art all in Spanish.  Each week we focus on a different sport: soccer, basketball, football, baseball, etc. Kids learn different styles of dance from our Hip Hop, Salsa and Folklore instructor.  They will enjoy drawing, painting and creating with our especially creative arts and crafts teacher. There's plenty of cooking going on in our demo kitchen where kids will prepare their own meals and recipes from scratch. Each age group will
 learn a song/skit/dance each week to share with our parents at the Friday Fiesta. Kids should bring their own lunch, the camp will provide two snacks per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  You can keep up with all of the fun via our Private Facebook Group.


What will my childs day look like? 


The children are divided into similar age groups for activities, K to 1st, 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th. Each group participates in the three activities offered through out the day.

8-9 Before care (if needed)

9-9:30 Arrival Large Group Welcome/Game

9:30-10:30 Dance/Art Class, Sports and Cooking Class
10:30-11am Snack and outside play

11-12 Dance/Art Class, Sports and Cooking Class

12-1 Lunch and freeplay outside

1-2 Dance/Art Class, Sports and Cooking Class, except Fridays all ages prepare for the end of the week celebration/tournament/performance and Fiesta

2 - 2:30 Snack and outside play, except Fridays all ages prepare for the end of the week celebration/tournament/performance and Fiesta

2:30 - 3 Large Group, student recognition and group recognition, except Fridays all ages prepare for the end of the week celebration/tournament/performance and Fiesta

3-6 After care includes indoor game time, outside free play. arts and crafts, and many more activities.

Cost is $250 per week from 9-3pm (kids may be dropped off as early as 845 unless you are paying for precare)

 

$8 per hour for before and after care starts at 8-9 and after care 3-6 (a deposit of $100 for each child for one week of camp, if attending 2 weeks or more the deposit is $200. Deposit to be returned upon completion of camp.)

Give us a call:

1-415-652-4791

Meet Some of Our Instructors

Xime Garcia was born Colombia and moved to the US 4 years ago. She graduated with a degree in art and drama and has been a professional folkloric dancer since the age of 15. She’s traveled throughout South America representing Colombia in various cultural movements. Xime prides herself in teaching about culture and diversity through music and movement, creating and promoting spaces to develop skills and building a knowledge of love and respect through dance. 

Erika Guzman was born in Mexico City. She learned to speak Spanish and English at the same time. She was known as Erika la perika (parrot) because she never stopped chatting. She moved to the United States at the age of 5 and continued to travel back and forth to Mexico for most of her life. Her strengths are in performance, cooking and sharing her passion for music. She can take almost any recipe and make it kid friendly. She discovers new foods while traveling the world and finds a way to recreate the dish at home. She's gotten rave food reviews from all of our students.

Available Summer Camp Weeks
 

Here are the weeks of the Summer Camp, the camps are not contiguous so you can pick the weeks that you prefer.



Week One  June 3-7th
Week Two  June 10 - 14th

Week Three June 17 to 21st

Week Four June 24 - 28th

No camp July 4th week

Week Five July 8-12th

Week Six July 22-26th

Week Seven July 29 - August 2nd

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FAQ's

How will you teach Spanish?

All of our instructors are language learning specialists that teach via repetition and use of concise language. Each of our instructors employ the method of TPR (Total Physical Response), in which the word/concept/thing is shown/demonstrated/acted out. A set vocabulary of words and phrases that highlight the key concepts of each lesson are adhered to through out the day by the whole camp or in the individual classes.   Children will learn how to converse but also the vocabulary of the activity they are engaging in.  Our goal is to use Spanish 90% to 95% of the time, while using English as little as possible.

What if my child doesn't Speak Spanish?  

Our teachers are prepared to work with all language levels. Even if your child speaks to our teachers in English, they will respond in Spanish. They will help the child to learn the same phrase in Spanish. Repetition and practice are key to learning any language. The kids will quickly learn the basics and have fun doing so. We encourage our Native Spanish speakers to participate in helping the English speakers learn.

What if my child already speaks Spanish?

Your child will love practicing Spanish all day long with our fluent instructors and will have a great time sharing with others in Spanish.  

Do I have to go to all weeks or can I just buy individual weeks? 

The summer camp is meant to be purchased per week, each week is self contained so they do not need to go to all, only the ones that work for you.

I just think it is important for you to know how much of an impact your program has had after only 1 day for my son especially but as a whole both of my boys. If i may provide you with a brief history: My son struggled really bad this past year as a new 1st grader.  He endured extreme bullying that i was not even aware of the depths of trauma. We also had serious challenges at home with his father and myself that escalated. I worked hard to do my part to "save" him as my child however some things have lasting effects that we are oftentimes not aware of until it is too late. In short we were advised that my son was under extreme stress and needed a change of environment in specific his school.  My son had been demonstrating serious built up anger from his experiences. He is an advanced student by a year and seemed to have become a seriously behind student in a matter of months.

Yesterday was the first day i seen "MY"  baby in the last 6 months. Excited to learn, excited about what the next day would intel and he when I picked him up already he was using what Espanol words he could remember from the day. 

Thank you as this is such huge deal for our family. Thank you... thank you... thank you....

 

Respectfully  & humbly

A Happy Parent

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