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Preschool Summer Camp 2017

Information for Incoming Grades 1-3 Summer Camp
Information for Incoming Grades 5-6 Summer Camp

For four weeks, La Scuola's younger students can enjoy a summer full of Italian immersion, exploration, and enrichment at our Dogpatch campus. Each week is centered around a topic to expose campers to new activities, experiences, and knowledge. The camp is led entirely by teachers with native-like Italian fluency, who engage students in subjects such as music, art, science and technology, and cooking. 


Week 1: July 10th - July 14th
Week 2: July 17th - July 21st
Week 3: July 24th - July 28th
Week 4: July 31st - August 4th


8:30 am – 9:00 am: Early Drop-Off
9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Summer Camp 
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Extended Pick-Up 


3-5 years old

Children will be divided in two classes: one for 3-year-olds and the other for 4 to 5-year-olds.

NOTE: Children MUST be potty-trained. They must be at least 3-years-old and no older than 5 when they start camp. Children who turn 5 after September 1, 2017 can enroll in the elementary summer camp.



All lead teachers have native or native-like Italian fluency. They are supported by experienced teaching assistants who may or may not have Italian fluency.


Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack will be provided on-site by Mumsa.


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Week 1: July 10th - July 14th - Music

Despite the communication gaps between different cultures, music is a language that everyone speaks. In this year's summer music camp, students will experience music in all of its forms and grow vital thinking skills as they learn the mechanics of music, build musical instruments, and listen and dance to diverse genres of music. In turn, they will learn cause and effect, hand and finger control, and connect music to emotion.

Week 2: July 17th - July 21st - Science and Technology

Science and technology are changing the world and shaping the future. Thus, it is important for children to be exposed early so they can participate and innovate. During camp, they will explore science firsthand by experimenting with various hands-on projects. Throughout the week, our budding scientists will use different materials to develop their fine motor skills and sensory stimulation. From setting up a colorful chemical laboratory, mixing our own solutions, playing with the laws of physics, to programming robots, we will embark on a journey through science and technology using observation, exploratory, deductive, and creative skills.

Week 3: July 24th - July 28th – Art

Each day, students will channel their inner Bob Ross and Georgia O'Keefe by experimenting and learning to employ different artistic techniques, materials, and media. They include paper mache, sculptures, collage, tempera, watercolors, and clay, which will introduce them to a number of technical skills. Through the medium of art, children will learn to express their feelings, emotions, and ideas; improve their fine motor skills; develop their hand-eye coordination; examine different textures; and discover their abilities in art.

Week 4: July 31st - August 4th  - Cooking

A dining table is the perfect place to get together, share cultures, and have fun. In cooking, children will have the opportunity to prepare traditional Italian recipes from scratch. As an active part of the community, children will shop at the neighborhood farmer’s market and seek out local and seasonal produce. Problem-solving, mathematic, creative, fine motor, and social skills will naturally be challenged as they cut, peel, knead, measure, whisk, and taste the ingredients in our kitchen. During their Italian culinary journey, our little chefs will be able to create their own recipe book, which they will share with you at home. Buon appetito!