Cultures of Focus
Each week campers will embark on a cultural journey that includes the exploration of nature, music, foreign languages, sports, dramatic play, art, exercise, science, math, history, literature and field trips. This year’s spring theme is “Haiti’s Heroic Heritage” and the summer cultures of focus are “Mozambique’s Majestic Marvels,” “Belize’s Beautiful Brilliance,” “Tanzania’s Treasured Traditions,” and “France’s Fabulous Fame.” Sub-themes are incorporated daily to facilitate a fun and stimulating camp experience.
Sample Camp Schedules
Although the themes have been updated, the summer schedules listed below are from 2019. Once you choose a schedule below, click the “people icon” to navigate your child’s appropriate age group and class. 2020 schedules will post at least 2 weeks before camp.
DCB = DC Bilingual / BM = Breakthrough Montessori
All of our activities and cultural lessons are tailored to meet the needs of each age group to ensure age appropriateness. Click one of the Weekly Overview below to view examples of past activities for each age group.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Our carefully crafted hands-on curriculum incorporates key educational themes into every lesson and activity which fosters a love for learning, while also preparing children to thrive in tomorrow’s global society.
Visual & Performing Arts:
Our Part in Art
Students will explore art from various cultures and make their own artwork based on the artistic practices of these cultures.
Students will participate in performance skits, dramatic plays, and puppet shows.
Science, Math, and Technology:
Students will embark on nature explorations, participate in scavenger hunts, gardening, and learn about animals, insects, and bugs that are indigenous and/or unique to various countries.
Students will learn basic math and problem-solving skills through interactive counting games, puzzles, and group projects that show the relevance of math in contemporary social life.
Social History & Geography:
Students will engage in various character building exercises that involve role-play and critical thinking.
Wonders of the World
Students will explore and navigate natural wonders of the ancient and modern world.
Mental, Emotional & Physical Health:
Fitness Fun for Everyone
Students will play indoor and outdoor games, and participate in exercise activities that promote physical fitness, health, and wellness.
Students will explore music, movement, and instruments from afar.
Language Arts & Culture:
Students will listen to stories and poetry from various countries and cultures that have been passed down from generation to generation.
Word Play and Communication Station
Students will be exposed to foreign languages through song, word games, and hands-on activities. The alphabet and numbering systems in various languages will also be introduced.
Experiential Learning & Social Skill Development:
Students will visit nearby museums, parks, and other attractions related to the cultures of focus.
Life Skills for Little Learners
Students will participate in sewing, crocheting, light cooking and other hands-on activities that foster the development of life skills.
Note: All 6-12 year olds will attend one field trip weekly. 3-5 year old campers will not go off-site. A guest speaker will provide specialty activities on-site for younger campers.
Arts & Crafts
AVAILABLE NOW! KIDS & CULTURE CAMP COOKBOOK
We're excited to release our new cookbook, "Vegan Cuisines from Around the World". The Kids & Culture Camp Cookbook takes your taste buds on an interactive culinary journey to sample a variety of cuisines from different regions, while offering insight into the history of the dishes and ingredients along the way. The 30 plant-based and dairy-free recipes provided in this cookbook span the Americas, the Caribbean, Islands of the World, African Fare, Asia, and Australia and each recipe is confidently kid-tested and approved.