MICDS Language Immersion Camps

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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. 
Space is limited and registration ends May 15th.  Sign up today!

¡Aventureros! MINI-Camp- for Older Participants (
Rising 6th -12th grades)
-Ideal for heritage and native speakers, as well as those with limited exposure to the target language
-Perfect for students who want to immerse themselves in Spanish without the cost of travel or for those who are preparing for middle or high school Spanish courses whether they are just starting or are entering an AP level course

When: June 7-8, 2018 8:30a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost  $150 (includes- supplies for cooking and art activities)
Junior Counselor training and volunteer Program (Selected applicants ONLY)
When: June 6, 2018 10:30a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 7, 2018 8:30-10:30 and June 11-15, 2018 (15 + hours to be determined with director or the program)
Cost: $100 (Covers sthe cost of ome lunches, training, participation in 2 mornings of Older Participant camp and supplies)
¡Aventureros! MICDS Spanish Immersion camp for younger campers (Rising K-5th)
-Ideal for heritage and native speakers, as well as those with limited exposure to the target language
-1/8 Counselor/Teacher to Camper Ratio
Rising K and 1st
When: June 11-15, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost Half Day:  $160 (1 snack included)
Cost Full Day: $260 (Afternoon activities for younger children include: playtime, lunch, children's movies in Spanish, books and drawing)
Rising 2nd -5th grades
When: June 11-15, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $260 (includes the cost of lunches, a daily snack and supplies)
Extended Day Option (Not in Spanish)
June 11-15, 3:00-4:30   $30/week or $10/day (prior notice must be given, otherwise late arrival fee is charged at $5/15 minutes)
General information for both sessions

We utilize airconditioned rooms on the Upper School campus, the theater, the newly constructed aquatic center and  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 Aventureros camp director to be able to participate on the program.
Refund policy:
Refunds (minus a $50 processing fee) are offered through May 1st.
No refunds are offered after May 1st as all hires and staffing has been completed by that date.
Contact information:

Rene Iannotti Ashman at rashman@micds.org or  314-995-7450-7530 

Registration Information

Registration Information

Camp enrollment opens on Saturday, January 27, 2018 and closes on May 15, 2018.  

The following must be completed to participate on the program:

1. On-line registration  (https://goo.gl/forms/4C7ZcllIW4F7gnRc2)
2. Health form complete and received by the Camp director. (Linked in Green box above)
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.

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...

List of 3 items.

  • A Parent Letter with additional information will be emailed in May and linked here at that time.

  • Aventureros -Younger Camper Session (Session 2, June 11-15):

    Aventueros -Younger Camper Session  (Session 2):

    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.  Any camper arriving after 9:00 a.m. should be walked in by a caregiver and brought to the Upper School office, where the administrative assistant will contact us to come greet the camper.
    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. 
    Otherwise, parents need to be lined up for pick up by 12:00 (Sk and 1st) or 3:00 p.m (2nd-5th).   (If you have another child in PEGASUS camp, you will need to come to the Aventureros pickup first as our carpool line ends by 3:15.)  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. 
  • Aventureros- Older Participants (Session 1, June 7th and 8th):

    Aventureros Older Participants (Session 1): 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.  After the first day, all participants will walk directly to their classrooms and check in with the teacher.  If a participant should need to leave campus early, we must be notified by an approved caregiver and that individual will need to walk into the Upper School office to meet the camper. 
    Please note, before and after care will NOT be provided for this session.  Students will be dismissed from camp at 3:30 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.