By Kate Oczypok

Camp Adventura, formerly named Waterfront Academy’s Spanish Immersion Camp, is offering an eight-week Spanish immersion summer camp this year. The camp offers Primary (ages 3 to 5) and Elementary (ages 6-12) groups. No prior Spanish speaking experience is needed.

Set against the backdrop of Southwest DC, the camp immerses children in the Spanish language with local field trips to museums, parks, historic buildings and events around the neighborhood. For younger campers, all field trips are walked to and within a mile radius of the camp (elementary students’ trips are within a mile and a half).

In the past, campers have visited the Southwest Library for story time, splashed around Canal Park or jumped into the water fountains at Yards Park on a steamy summer afternoon. The camp recognizes the benefits of outdoor time, making sure campers are outside every day, weather permitting.

Each week, the camp has a special theme. For budding astronauts, there’s a Space Exploration week in July. For young ones interested in plants and animals there’s a Life on the Farm week where campers will practice vocabulary, sow seeds and make their very own farm animals to bring home.

Week one for the primary children began June 24th with the theme Planes, Trains and Automobiles. For elementary students, they also began June 24th with a Folk Art theme. There are still spots left for new registrants.

Additional themes for the primary students include: Life Underwater, Armed Services, Creepy Crawlers, Community Helpers and Dinos.

For elementary students, expect to see additional themes like: Media & Entertainment, Armed Services, Creepy Crawlers, Sports and Engineering.

Both camp age groups run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and both offer extended day options as well.

More details and registration for Camp Adventura can be found at https://www.campadventura.com.

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