" Just wanted to let you know that both (our daughters) LOVED the camp! They were mad that I came to pick them up at 3:30 for dance and asked to stay all the way til six for the rest of the days. Well done!"...
The Dalton School offers week-long camps during March Break and throughout the summer. Our Mandarin Immersion Camps are geared towards campers aged 4-11. Our educational programs focus on science, history, nature, Lego, health and nutrition, arts and crafts and more! Through activities, games and field trips our campers develop confidence in speaking and listening to Mandarin.
Dalton is a dual language school—Mandarin and English—and its year-round programs, as well as the camp sessions in the summer, extend the work of the school. All students are welcome, whether enroled at Dalton or elsewhere, though the programs are perhaps a particular draw for families of the school. The summer, especially for kids in intensive immersion programs, can result in a bit of a step back; a summer program can support the learning that they’ve done, and deliver them back in September in good shape. For others, the programs are built around the core programs of the school and the expertise of the staff. It’s fun—camp is supposed to be, after all—but with a strong basis in academics. That said, Dalton does a good job of bringing the fun forward, so that campers are really only aware of the fun. For example, Lego sessions are built around STEM; a session offered re cooking with chocolate is built to promote concepts of health and nutrition. All sessions share that spirit of engagement and learning. In all, it’s a nice blend of activity and development.
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