Each week, a separate theme will be the focus of the classroom and all activities will be related to that theme.
English is the language of instruction and each classroom has a teacher and an aide. There is a focus on developmentally appropriate ways to engage children in vocabulary development, reading/writing/speaking exercises. Activities vary throughout the day and include listening to and reading stories and information books, discussions, artwork, dramatization, singing, music and movement, conversation and games.
An essential learning element in the Early Childhood Center is play. This center includes a housekeeping area, dolls, and dollhouse, puppets, cars and trucks, building blocks, farmhouse, and animals. This area is used for free play, cooperative learning, and dramatic play. Furthermore, children can be engaged in outdoor play at the sand or water tables.
We build a foundation of basic mathematical concepts through the use of manipulatives and real-life contexts in the classroom (calendar, play, math games). Some of the supplies found at this center include pattern blocks, Cuisenaire rods, Unifix cubes, Geoboards, beads for stringing, counters, math games, and puzzles. Much learning in math occurs hands-on and, as a result, worksheets are uncommon.
The Reading Center is a large carpeted area where demonstration and participation in literacy occur during shared reading time. It is also where students practice reading during free exploration and where, at the day’s end, the class returns as a group to share and reflect on what they have done. Students’ natural ability to learn through play is harnessed and literature is used to stimulate structured play.
As books are read, students acquire literacy appreciation and pre-reading skills. Puppets and pantomime are used for dramatization. Students learn to speak in complete sentences and sequence stories (practicing temporal relations). By sharing, students learn to express ideas clearly and build their self- confidence.
Basic water exposure activities through which children will be introduced to the experience of pool activities.
Grow up with Sports - Motor Skills
Fun games and activities emphasizing proper and age-appropriate motor skills.
"Make your own game" - Gamely
Children will learn to play by using simple games while exploring their curiosity. They will develop gross and fine motor skills as well as improve their balance.
Music and Balance
It is a child-centered, high-quality learning program that combines music, movement, singing, dancing and age-appropriate group games that support the development of certain physical, emotional, linguistic, musical and social skills. The program is taught in a thematic structure using age-appropriate musical instruments, as well as various learning materials that cultivate fundamental educational values and team building. Children learn how to appreciate different music genres, how to recognize rhythm through movement, how to develop physical skills through balance and skipping, hopping and other physical games, how to develop linguistic skills through singing and how to appreciate the importance of certain social and emotional skills through group games.
A playful activity based on yoga. Through imitation and wild imagination, kids tackle yoga poses transforming their bodies into wild animals, trees, fish and fireworks. Movement sounds and games encourage kids to try their best, to try new things, to challenge their body improving their balance, coordination, and self-confidence. Baby yoga is a mindful, fun, age-appropriate activity.
(Lower Primary - Upper Primary)
Through this activity, children will increase their sense of personal confidence, increase mutual support within a group, develop an increased level of agility and physical coordination, develop an increased joy in one’s physical self and being with others and develop an increased familiarity and identification with the natural world.
Children will have the opportunity to draw, create crafts from paper and other materials. Participants will work on a number of projects and create unique artifacts that will take home at the end of the session.
Activities that will give children the opportunity to feel like an Olympic Champion! They will learn how to run faster, jump higher and throw further!
(Only Lower Primary)
This activity includes the development of skills, the creation, and playing of games and the understanding of games. Children will be provided with opportunities to develop skills and understanding through enjoyable individual, small group and team activities. Children will experience a balance of skills and games in modified versions of Basketball / Handball/ Volleyball / Bowling and more.
(Only Upper Primary)
Introduction of lead up drills and games as well as basic basketball fundamentals.
(Only Upper Primary)
Teaching of basic cheerleading steps that will evolve into routines using contemporary music.
Simple dance steps and routines will be taught to children; hip hop and/or modern dance repertoire.
English is the language of instruction; there is a focus on developmentally appropriate ways to engage children in vocabulary development, reading/writing/speaking exercises. Activities vary throughout the day and include listening to and reading stories and information books, discussions, writing stories, exploring artwork through a variety of media, dramatization, singing, music, conversation and games.
(Only Lower Primary)
This activity includes games in which players score points by striking an object and running to designated playing areas or prevent opponents from scoring by retrieving the object and returning it to stop the play.
Through basic Gymnastics, children will develop their physical coordination and motor skills. They will also learn how to properly use their balance and develop a good sense of precision and timing. Skill practice will focus on acquired fitness (e.g., strength and flexibility) followed by an understanding and practice of necessary body positions. The emphasis will be on rolling skills, upright balance and locomotion as well as inverted balanced skills.
A special program designed for children of young age; basic self-defense as well as martial arts concepts will be taught; motor skills are developed through age-appropriate drills.
(Only Upper Primary)
Children will discover and explore the fun of science! Hands-on experiments and activities will expose them to very basic science concepts in a safe and fun environment! They will make homemade play-doh, ice cream, create parachutes and so much more using everyday materials. A "mad scientist" is just waiting to be uncovered!
"Make your own game" - Gamely
Making up our own games by using creativity, coordination, imagination and defining various functions. Tailored to their age and capabilities, participants sharpen their motor and cognitive skills.
Fundamentals will be taught (kicking, passing, heading and more); children will practice drills and play short duration games.
(Only Upper Primary)
Lead up games and fun activities; hand – racket and eye coordination, stroke movement, footwork and more!
Creative play activities in the pool in addition to learning basic swimming skills.
(Only Upper Primary)
Designed for children of 1st and 2nd grade, they learn the use of basic "machines" like pulleys, lever, wheels, axes and more. Children will acquire and develop motor command and communication skills as they will work in groups and on fundamental problem-solving concepts.
ACTIVITIES FROM ALL CAMPS (SPORTS / ARTS & LANGUAGE / SCIENCE & TECH CAMPS)
Basic skills for the sport are taught focusing on the form, safety, and fun! Small competitions will take place within the activity hour.
Children will have the opportunity to draw, create crafts from paper and other materials; students will work on a number of projects and create unique artifacts that will take home at the end of the session.
Athletics (Track & Field Activities)
Children will learn skills and play with their friends. Exercise activities with Track and Field sports and games!
Lead up drills and games introducing basic basketball fundamentals. Short games will also be played.
Teaching of basic cheerleading steps that will evolve into routines using contemporary music. Routines will be in small or large groups.
The Chinese language will be introduced; verbal and written communication.
Simple dance routines will be taught to children; hip hop and/or modern dance repertoire.
Educational drama is an active and fun activity, using the tools of theatre (improvisations, role plays, creative dance, and various acting techniques), in order to encourage self-confidence, self- expression and support social and emotional development. Drama uses a story in which participants-in-role investigate a dilemma bugging a fictional character. It is a unique experience, that helps the participants feel comfortable with their own unique traits, talents, and abilities. It is a creative process that aims to build a strong team and encourage collaborative effort in a safe space. It is lots of fun too!
The traditional storytelling has a new face with the growing technology today: Digital Storytelling. We can use the power of music, pictures, videos, and narrative while creating our stories. Digital storytelling is interesting and motivating for the digital natives, appeals to the different learning styles of the students and develops communication and multimedia skills. Also, it is encouraging, self-motivating and self- directing, engages students in their own learning process, and helps students to develop planning skills, their creativity and innovation skills. It is also important that it honors the writing process first.
*Speak Up! English Speaking Skills
Participants will work on building the skills and vocabulary to effectively express their beliefs and opinions. Mixing elements of drama, presentation skills, and research methods, this fun activity will include activities that go beyond writing to cover reading out loud, engaging in argumentative conversation, and listening comprehension activities; some grammar instruction will be provided. Students will work on pronunciation, speaking clearly, and building life skills by expressing themselves in front of an audience.
An English Adventure: Participants will interact with each other and their environment in order to experience English through activity-based learning. Units will be structured thematically, covering vocabulary, situational conversation and will provide insight into the different aspects of English throughout the world. Topics will include culture, travel, exploration, conquest, and technology, in order to create an understanding of the English language and culture. From Great Britain to Australia, and from South Africa to the United States, let’s explore the English-speaking world together!
Greek (non-native speakers)
Participants will be presented with the tools to begin their journey to understanding and speaking the Greek language.
The aim of this activity is to give children the exciting opportunity to learn the Italian language by encouraging them to speak it in a relaxed and learning environment while at the same time enjoy themselves. By creating stimulating activities involving a mix of music, art, games, stories and role-play, all children are kept engaged at all times and learn without even realizing it!
A special program designed for children; basic self-defense as well as martial arts concepts will be taught; motor skills are developed through the age-appropriate drills.
Children will discover and explore the fun of science! Hands-on experiments and activities will expose them to very basic science concepts in a safe and fun environment! They will make homemade play-doh, ice cream, create parachutes and so much more using everyday materials. A “mad scientist” is just waiting to be uncovered!
Children will have the opportunity to play badminton and table tennis; basic strokes will be taught and games will be played.
STEM in Action (Kiddos)
Children will learn how to complete projects by using automation. These works will be movable by the use of sensors and will react to environmental stimuli.
NEW! Educational Robotics (Juniors)
Children will train in the design, construction, and programming of an autonomous device by using LEGO elements. They will learn how the basic “machines” like gears, pulleys, and wheels work while becoming familiar with a digital programming environment and coding.
NEW! Advanced Robotics (Teens)
Children train in the design, construction, and programming of an autonomous device (robot) which serves the specific needs that usually have set themselves.
NEW! CSI (Juniors & Teens)
Children will be asked to investigate a mysterious case by using tools and techniques such as fiber analysis, color synthesis, density, insect identification, and other. They will also learn how to work in a team in order to collect and analyze data and solve the mystery!
NEW! Micro electricity & Magnetism (Teens)
The participants of this activity will understand the basic principles of micro-electricity & magnetism by working in teams and doing experiments and other related projects.
Fundamentals will be taught (kicking, passing, heading and more); children will do drills and play short duration games.
The aim of this activity is to give children the exciting opportunity to learn Spanish by encouraging them to speak it in a relaxed learning environment while enjoying themselves. Participants will be engaged at all times and learn while having fun!
Basic strokes and breathing activities will be introduced; children will practice those skills.
Practice on basic tennis strokes using simple drills. Fun scoring games will be played among the children based on their ability.
Lead up drills and games introducing basic volleyball concepts; more elaborate drills will be introduced to advanced players.
Basic instruction on traversing (no ropes) as well as climbing with ropes.
Website Design (for Juniors / Teens)
Fundamental concepts of website design will be taught; simple templates will be used by children who will create their own website.
Yoga and Wellness
(only for Juniors/Teens Girls)
The program is taught with an inclusive and non-competitive philosophy that aims to create a pleasant physical experience for every individual. Through a thematic yoga class, students will participate in active, sometimes challenging, but enjoyable yoga and relaxing sequences, suitable for all levels and for all tastes. Every student is different and is respected and appreciated through his/ her abilities and differences. The aim of yoga is to introduce children to the philosophy of well-being.
NEW! Elementary Orchestra
This activity will be an introduction to music and musical instruments. Children will gain knowledge and experience in playing music.