MICDS Language Immersion Camps

2017 MICDS Language Immersion Camps 
Participants will have the opportunity to “visit” different countries, where they will experience Hispanic cultures through cooking, nature, art, music, video and games while being fully immersed in the target language.  This year we have TWO language options: Spanish and Mandarin.
-Ideal for Heritage and native speakers, as well as children with limited exposure to the target language
-Space is limited and registration ends May 15th.  Sign up today!
-1:8 counselor/teacher to camper ratio

¡Aventureros! Spanish Program Dates/Costs:
Ages: Rising SK and 1st
When: June 12-16, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost:  $130(1 snack included)
Cost with Extended Day option: $260 (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.- Afternoon for this age group includes: free play, lunch, and rest time with books and animated movies in Spanish)
Ages:  Rising 2nd -5th grades
When: June 12-16, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost of program: $260 (Lunch and 1 snack included)
Ages:  Rising 6th -12th grades
When: June 19-23, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost of program: $260 (Lunch and food from cooking classes included)
We are no longer able to offer Mandarin for the 2017 summer camp.
General information for both sessions
We utilize a number of air-conditioned art, science and language rooms in the Upper School, as well as outdoor places all over the MICDS campus.
MICDS summer programs staff a full time nurse who provides care to our program participants and contributes to training our staff.  If you have any questions regarding health, please contact our nurse (995-7472).  Health forms must be received by the camp director with the check in order for registration to be complete.
Refund policy:
Refunds (minus a $50 processing fee) are offered through May 1st.
No refunds are offered after May 1st.
Contact information:
Director: Rene Iannotti Ashman at rashman@micds.org or  314-995-7450-7530 

Registration Information

Camp enrollment is officially closed to allow us time to complete the hiring process of qualified counselors and staff, however we have a few spots open in several of the age groups.  Plese Contact me directly if you are still interested in applying rashman@micds.org.  

Program participants/campers will not be accepted into the program until ALL of the following is complete:

1. On-line registration is complete  (If link does not work please copy and paste this url-   https://goo.gl/forms/M8fSLYCOaiBFhDet2)
2. Health form complete and received.
3. Full payment per child (made out to Mary Institute Saint Louis Country) is received.  Don’t forget to write your child’s name and the name of the camp on the check.
3. Please mail check AND health form together to:
 MICDS Language Immersion Camps
MICDS-Upper School Campus
c/o Rene Iannotti Ashman
101 North Warson Rd. MO 63124
Medical authorization forms and medicines will need to be delivered to the Upper School Nurse’s office in May Hall prior to the first day of the camp.

What you should know before the first day...

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  • Drop off: Aventueros I (Session 1)

    Parents need to remain in their cars during carpool.  Campers will be greeted by our trained counselors in front of Tschudy Plaza off of Warson Road.  Please enter in our northern most entrance, Entrance # 6, turn left on Carpe Diem drive and, then, leave through Entrance # 4.   If a camper should need to leave campus early, an approved caregiver will need to come into the building and meet his or her child at the Upper School Office.  More specific details will be provided in May.  Otherwise, parents need to be lined up for pick up by 12:00 (Sk and 1st) or 3:00 p.m (2nd-5th).  If a parent is late, $5 will be charged for each 15 minutes late and must be paid before the participant joins us the next day.  We are unable to offer Extended Care this year. 
  • Drop off: Aventueros II (Session 2)

    On the first day, program participants should meet on the Founder’s Court under the breezeway between Brauer and May Hall where they will be directed to their home rooms.  Driving participants should park in A lot.  Participants who will be dropped off will need to enter in our northern-most entrance, entrance # 6, turn left on Carpe Diem and then leave through Entrance #4.  A camper arriving after 9:00 a. m. should sign in at the Upper School main office and, then, walk to his or her homeroom.  If a camper should need to leave campus early, we must be notified by an approved caregiver.  More specific details will be provided in May.  Please note, before and after care will NOT be provided.  Students will be dismissed from camp at 3:00 p.m. and are not allowed to remain on campus without supervision after that time.   If supervision is required, a late fee of $5 for each 15 minute per participant will be charged. Participants cannot continue with the program until payment is received.