Language Immersion Camp

For children ages 4-10, morning program where children can learn Mandarin Chinese or Spanish.

Experience Language and Culture from Around the World

Whether it is studying about the great Spanish artists or about the architecture of ancient China, children learn to speak a language by learning about the people and places where it is spoken. The Language Immersion Program is offered by the North Shore Country Day School in conjunction with the Day Camp. In this half-day program, children receive instruction where the integration of content and communication skills get children involved. With small teacher-to-student ratios, teachers interact with students and promote the acquisition of the language. Using many different instructional strategies and academic tasks, such as computer projects, music and art, students are actively engaged in the learning process.

Dates & Times

June 15 – August 7.
There is a minimum four-week sign up.
You may choose the weeks you wish to attend.
The weeks do not have to be consecutive.

Program Time:
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Children may choose to enroll in a Morning Language & Afternoon Day Camp experience,
which is 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Rates and Dates

Language Immersion Fees
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June 15 – August 7 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks
Morning Language 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $2260 $2685 $3110 $3535 $3960
Morning Language/Afternoon Day Camp 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $2940 $3515 $4090 $4665 $5240

DEPOSITS $500 per child is required with registration. This includes a $200 non-refundable and nontransferable application fee. The remaining $300 is refundable until February 29, 2020.

Language Immersion
Program Details


Spanish and Mandarin Chinese

Students are grouped by age, grade and ability. Class sizes are one instructor to 12 campers. Students learn to communicate by participating in a variety of traditional and non-traditional activities. Students build their vocabulary while learning about a given culture. Using many different instructional strategies, art projects, singing, acting, computer tasks and some research, students are actively engaged in their learning process.


The Day Camp/Language Immersion Program/Expedition Camps offer door-to-door transportation to those families who live inside of our pick-up area, which ranges from Evanston to Glencoe. We travel as far west as Waukegan Road in Glenview. This service is included in your camp tuition.

With safety as our number one concern, the Summer Program operates a fleet of certified school buses driven by fully licensed drivers.

Transportation assignments will be mailed the first week of June. No transportation requests or changes will be accepted after May 15.

If you are providing your own transportation, we ask that you drop-off and pick-up your child in the circle parking lot each day. For campers who begin the day at 9:00 a.m., please do not drop off earlier than 8:50 a.m. Also, if you are planning to pick up your child early, we ask that you call and/or send a note in advance. We will have your child waiting for you in the camp office.

Extended Care

Morning program is from – Times are 7:30-9:00 am.
(no transportation available)

Afternoon program is from – Times are 3:30-5:30 pm.
(no transportation available)


Instructors have language teaching experience and are from North Shore Country Day and other local schools.


First-come, first-served. Participants must be between the ages of 4 – 10 years.