UPDATE: Announcing 2016 Language Art Camps & Summer Camps!

We’re offering nine weeks of language immersion camp this summer, from June 20 through the end of August. Help your student keep up their Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Hindi skills over the summer months through games, cooking, science and art! Explore the schedule to find the right week and location for your summer plans.

Camp Schedule & Registration

Summer Camps

Each camp has an engaging theme for the week. Spanish campers can dive into the art of bargaining, as they explore the traditional bazaars of Latin America in Flea Market Fun: Exploring El Mercado Latino. Or maybe your student loves to learn about food around the world. We’re taking a linguistic and culinary tour of the Spanish-speaking world in Cooking with Sabor: A Tasty Tour of Latin America. Looking for a week of exploration and wildlife? Discovery in the Amazon campers will learn all about animals and geography throughout the Amazon region, all immersed in language!

Interested in China? Learn about it in Mandarin. Take a tour of one of China’s most culturally important cities with our travel-themed 5 Days in Beijing: Exploring the Majestic Chinese Capital. Summer is a time for festivities all around the world, and China is no exception. Join us at the starting line in Dragon Boat Festival: Celebrating Summer in China, and let the races begin! Curious about China’s favorite superhero? Get immersed in the Tales of the Monkey King. There’s culture to be found in every corner!


Art Camps

In partnership with Young Rembrandts, Sponge is pleased to offer language-specific art camps for K-5 and Preschool kids alike, taught by native-speaking Art teachers for additional immersive experience.

Explore the world of Anime and create your own original Anime characters, draw a variety of wide-eyed facial expressions, and illustrate dynamic movement to pack action into your scenes with our Anime Style Art Camps offered in Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, and Hindi. Travel back in time to the Middle Ages and learn how to illustrate period-specific characters and scenes while strengthening your drawing and coloring skills in our Medieval Castle Art Camps taught in Mandarin and Spanish. Enter the Enchanted Academy, where young wizards learn that nothing is as it seems! Recreate the majesty of the great dining hall in a beautiful graphic, and amuse yourself in the not-so-ordinary life of witches and wizards with a plethora of cartoon drawings, taught in Mandarin, Spanish and Hindi.

POW! BANG! WOW! Become a comic book artist by learning to draw your own muscular superhero characters in a variety of action-packed poses and dramatic scenes in our Superhero Cartooning Art Camps offered in Japanese. If you’re an animal lover, the hilarious Cartoon Zoo Art Camp is for you! You will create several expressive cartoon drawings each day that tell fun stories about life in the zoo. All lessons taught in English.

For every girl who dreams of being a princess, Fashion Runway: Royal Princesses Art Camp, offers a special week of drawing and designing beautiful fashions, fit for royalty. Learn basic portrait and figure drawing, and illustrate medieval-themed dresses and accessories. Join us for five days of fashion design and drawing, layering and styling, and dozens of dazzling accessories in the Fashion Runway: Tween Style Art Camp. The perfect workshop for the young fashionistas, you will learn to draw portraits, figures and tons of the latest fashion trends.

In one of our special Preschool art camps, offered in Japanese and Hindi, kids will learn how to draw pictures inspired by favorite summer places and things to do — like warm beaches, cool treats, toys and cuddly animals in our Summer Fun Art Camp. We will draw pictures of a barn, a tractor, and a variety of animals that live and play on a farm in the Down on the Farm Art Camp. Grab your goggles as we take you on a sea-faring voyage in the Under the Sea Art Camp, where children will learn how to draw expressive sea characters with bold colors and patterns. Want to learn how to draw animals found in our local zoo, including giraffes, lions, tigers and birds? Join our Zoo Animals Art Camp in Parkside.

The teacher will use English as needed to provide artistic guidance and ensure children are able to get the most out of the camp.