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Manhattan College Language Camp

The Manhattan College Language Camp offers young students the opportunity to learn the language of their choosing in a supportive setting. Students engage in a variety of language-based learning activities in a small classroom environment (a maximum of six students). The Language Camp runs from Monday, June 21st to Friday, August 13th, 2021, in two-week blocks. Campers will be placed by age groups (6-8 years old - Group 1, and 9-11 years old - Group 2).

Program Overview

The Language Camp takes place on the beautiful Manhattan College campus, conveniently located in New York City. Campers have complete access to Manhattan College’s vast resources, including our classrooms, computer labs, and library.

Campers are placed by age, not target language proficiency. We will not test campers’ language proficiencies before the camp. Classes will be taught at an elementary to low-intermediate level appropriate for the age group. Each two-week session will focus on different topics, so campers who stay for multiple sessions will learn in various areas.

  • Languages and Group Structure
    Spanish is extremely valuable for children to learn, as it is a world language. Our language program will utilize interactive, communicative, and fun pedagogy to increase their Spanish skills, emphasizing speaking fluency, and vocabulary acquisition.

    • Spanish 1: 6-8 years old
    • Spanish 2: 9-11years old

    Hebrew has a unique place in the New York City environment, and exposure to the language can have many social, academic, and cultural benefits for young learners. Campers will increase their speaking skills and vocabulary base in addition to learning the Hebrew alphabet.

    • Hebrew 1: 6-8 years old
    • Hebrew 2: 9-11 years old

    Mandarin Chinese is emerging as a sought-after second language due to our more globalized world. In addition to increasing campers’ speaking and vocabulary skills, children will introduce Chinese characters.

    • Mandarin 1: 6-8 years old
    • Mandarin 2: 9-11 years old

    Russian is a world language widely spoken in New York City and many countries around the world. Campers will increase their speaking and vocabulary skills and will learn the Cyrillic alphabet.

    • Russian 1: 6-8 years old
    • Russian 2: 9-11 years old

    Registration is open for Language Camp.

    Please scroll down to learn about our tuition and bi-weekly availability.

    For information, send an email to infonc@manhattan.ed.

  • Dates

    The Language Camp runs in two-week sessions* 2021 dates are:

    • Session 1: June 21st - July 2nd, 2021
    • Session 2: July 5th - July 16th, 2021
    • Session 3: July 19th - July 30th, 2021
    • Session 4: August 2nd - August 13th, 2021

    *Registration is a two-week minimum. Campers are welcome to extend their participation in two-week blocks (according to the schedule above only).

    Daily Schedule

    Language Camp is 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Monday-Friday. A sample daily Camp schedule* is:

    Time

    Activity

    8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Camper Arrival
    9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Language Skills Training
    9:50 AM - 10:00 AM Break
    10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Language Skills Training
    10:50 AM - 11:05 AM Snack Break
    11:05 AM - 11:45 AM Language Skills Training
    11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Break
    12:00 PM - 12:25 PM Language Skills Project Work
    12:25 PM - 12:30 PM Homework and clean-up
    12:30 PM Parent pick-up for non-Afternoon campers
    12:30 PM Campers who registered for the Afternoon Camp will stay with their teacher. They will eat lunch in the afternoon camp. (Additional cost for Afternoon Camp will apply).

    *Daily schedule subject to adjustment by the instructor

    Language Campers are welcome to attend our Afternoon Camp. The Afternoon Camp offers structured STEAM activities from 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM - additional time available.

    Learn more about the Afternoon Camp

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition Schedule for 2021 is:

    1. Two-week Language Camp only: $960.00

    All tuition is for two-week sessions only; partial sessions are not available for the Language Camp. Tuition must be paid in full by May 15th, 2021.

    CAMP FEES AND DISCOUNTS

    • $100 Non-refundable registration fee (this fee cannot be added to other payments). The Non-refundable registration fee must be paid when registration is submitted at manhattan.edu/paymccamp.
    • EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Early Bird tuition and all fees must be paid in full by March 15, 2021, and cannot be combined with other discounts):
    • Two-week Language Camp only: $650.00 
    • Language Camp & Afternoon Camp:  $700.00

    Camp T-shirts $8/ea. (required every day)

    Available Discounts (cannot be combined with other discounts)

    • Manhattan College Employees/Alumni - $50 Discount per week
    • Second/Third Sibling Camper Enrolled - $50 Discount per week.

    *Registration is a two-week minimum. Campers are welcome to extend in two-week blocks (according to the schedule above only).

  • Additional Details

    Lunch/Snack

    Campers will have one snack during Language Camp. Parents provide one nut-free snack.

    Class Materials

    Campers should bring the following materials on their first day of camp:

    • Notebook
    • Pens/pencils
    • Crayons or colored pencils.

     Virtual Open House 

    • January 13, 2021

    Virtual open house registration

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What guidelines for COVID-19 are you following at the Language Camp?

    Manhattan College Language Camp understands the New York State Child Care and Day Camp Summer Programs issued guidelines and will implement them. Manhattan College Language Camp also follows the Considerations for Youth and Summer Camps issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention guidelines. Manhattan College Language Camp also incorporates the Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance recommendations issued by the American Camp Association.

    What does a typical day look like?

    Campers learn, and they have fun doing it. They learn language through class lessons and daily activities. Most of the day is spent improving, supporting, and increasing language skills and proficiency in interactive, communicative practice.

    How is the Manhattan College Language Camp unique?

    Professionals lead camp language classes and activities in the field of language acquisition. Children will be taught in a supportive yet challenging environment managed by a respected institution of higher education. Language classes will be conducted in small groups; we have a maximum limit of 6 campers per class.

    How much does the camp cost?

    The Language Camp is priced competitively to provide opportunities for more campers. We also offer promotions, discounts, and early-bird specials. We accept major credit and debit cards.

    Does the camp offer financial aid?

    Our camp offers several options to support parents with their financial situations. Please contact us to discuss your economic case.

    Where is the Language Camp located?

    We are located in Riverdale, west of Van Cortlandt Park. Our campus is conveniently located one and a half blocks away from the NYC subway (#1 train at 242nd Street) and close to several major highways. The entire camp will be held on campus.

    Can we visit the camp before signing up?

    Because of COVID-19, we are not running in-person campus visits. We will be offering virtual meetings to give more information about the camp and the Manhattan College campus. Check the leading website for these announcements or send an email to infonc@manhattan.edu.

    What is security and safety like at camp?

    Security and safety is our top priority in camp. All children will be accompanied by their instructors at all times, including at drop off and pick up time.

    What should my child wear to camp?

    Campers must wear Manhattan College Summer Camp t-shirts every day. Camp shirts can be purchased for $8 each. Campers should wear comfortable shoes.

    Who makes up the camp staff?

    Our camp staff is made up of professionals with experience in language acquisition.

    What is the staff-to-child ratio?

    Our maximum camper to language instructor ratio is 6:1.

    Can children with allergies attend this camp?

    Our camp is peanut and tree-nut free.

    Can I cancel my child’s registration?

    The registration fee is non-refundable. If you have paid for camp and for some reason you decide not to continue coming, please send us an email, and we can discuss your situation.

    Does the camp provide lunch and snacks?

    Parents and guardians are responsible for providing their child’s cold lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle. We will fill up the water bottle during the day.

    Do you provide housing for international families interested in your camp?

    During COVID-19, we are not providing any housing at the moment.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions (please check our FAQ section) or concerns, please email infonc@manhattan.edu.