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 in two-week blocks.
For international participants that require a visa to enter the U.S., you must have a valid B2 (tourist visa) to participate in this program (we will not sponsor visas for this program).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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