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about our camps

Migrate with us this summer as we explore new habitats rich with cultural traditions: Guatemala, Bolivia, and Venezuela. Kallpachay campers ages 4-14 will take flight as they develop through collaboration and creativity, honing their social intelligence as well as their ability to speak Spanish while working with others.

Watch your loritos soar after six weeks of Spanish, or join us in the beginning, middle, or end of the summer for a few weeks and your loritos will test their flight feathers. Camp flocks are intentionally small throughout the camp starting with a camper to counselor ratio of 7:1 in our youngest age group.

Play your way to Spanish 9am-3pm Monday through Friday this summer! Extend the immersion fun in our morning and after-care programs (8am-9am and 3pm-6pm) for busy parents. Camp lunches, half day and beginner programs are all options this year, so let's get flapping!


camp programs & schedule

Kallpachay's camp programs are a perfect blend of creative summer projects, spirit days, games, experimentation, and cultural celebrations. Our positive and encouraging atmosphere swoops spirits upward for Spanish language development and personal growth.
Dates: June 22nd - July 31st
BEGINNER YOUTH CAMP
hatchlings
AGES 4-10

If the world of Spanish is new to your beginner camper, don’t fret! We’ve designed a program that helps our campers acclimate to Spanish with a half-day of immersion fun. If you have reservations about placing your child in a six-hour immersion setting, this shortened, full-immersion block of time eases that concern. Our mornings are conducted fully in Spanish to help campers recall vocabulary as well as develop an ear for the new language. Afternoon instruction is bilingual and continues to highlight the language experience through art, sports, singing, games and projects.

Children learn second languages quickly when given the proper environment. Our immersion method has helped us recognize the resilience and natural capacity our campers have to adapt to new challenges. Our thematic, context-rich approach enables us to teach campers of all ages and stages about cultures and traditions while also experimenting, moving, creating, and innovating. There is always something to look forward to at Kallpachay Spanish Adventure Camp!

SIGNATURE YOUTH CAMP
loritos
AGES 4-10

Our signature camp stays true to our full-day, 100% immersion model. Campers are completely immersed in the different subjects we offer, helping them practice their Spanish while acquiring new vocabulary and understanding new concepts. During the morning, campers will play their way to understanding grammatical structure, increasing vocabulary acquisition, fluency, and conversational skills.

Guatemala, Bolivia, and Venezuela are our featured countries this summer. To pique the interest and curiosity of each camper, we delve into each country’s culture through science, art projects, and sports. Our thematic, context-rich approach enables us to teach campers about specific cultures and traditions while also experimenting, moving, creating, and innovating. There is always something to look forward to at Kallpachay Spanish Adventure Camp!

To qualify for this program your camper must have been consistently exposed to native speakers, or have been part of a school program with a minimum of eight hours/week of Spanish for one year or more.

BEGINNER TEEN CAMP
fledglings
AGES 11-14

Children embarking on their Spanish studies will gain confidence by applying the Spanish language in simple conversations. We match core grammar concepts to each activity and use reading, writing and comprehension practice to teach to all learning styles. This summer our teen beginners will learn what it takes to be a theatre arts director through communication games and projects!

Our mornings are conducted fully in Spanish to help campers recall vocabulary as well as develop an ear for the new language. Afternoon instruction is conducted in English and Spanish ensuring that grammar concepts are easily understood. In small groups our daily routines begin with campers learning how to greet one another and communicate feelings through regular check-ins. What follows are our language warm-ups during which time they learn the parts of the body and how to talk about the ways their body language conveys emotion. Exercises include silhouette acting, miming, skits with narration, and more.

Campers also learn how to associate film genres with specific costume styles. Activities include designing props and costumes; from Spanish fans to boleros, our campers become modistas so they can embellish their scenes with flair. At the end, campers will make their fashion debut when they walk the alfombra roja (red carpet) with their own eco-friendly costumes!

Guatemala, Bolivia and Venezuela are our featured countries this summer. We delve into their culture through science and art projects to pique the interest and curiosity of each camper. Our fledglings will develop global awareness and cultural empathy as well as critical thinking skills that are essential for our current times.

INTERMEDIATE + TEEN CAMP
loros
AGES 11-14

Summer is the perfect time to improve on all aspects of the Spanish language through a full day of immersion learning. Teen campers at this level will receive daily individual Spanish language-development support. Their skills will advance through presentations, essays, games, and group interactions. Our hands-on, project-based learning activities will help improve their reading, writing, grammar, listening, and conversational skills as well as develop their goal setting, time management, and planning skills.

Campers will be introduced to narrative genres such as legends and fables of Guatemala, Bolivia, and Venezuela. They will learn the steps to create and write their own stories. At the end of the week they will present their projects/stories to the rest of the camp. Their immersion learning deepens as they explore the different customs, traditions, and geography of these countries through sports, art, and science projects. Our loros will develop global awareness and cultural empathy as well as critical thinking skills that are essential for our current times.

There are many opportunities to take on leadership roles and model the use of Spanish for younger groups from leading camp songs to helping during snack and transitions. In their own small groups teens will also work on collaborative skills in planning and executing different Fiesta Viernes activities such as scavenger hunts, mercadito, and camp olympics.

To qualify for this program, your child must have been consistently exposed to native speakers or have been part of a school program with a minimum of 20 hours per week of Spanish for two years or more.

daily camp schedule

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Morning Strut

In our all-camp roost, campers settle in to learn all about the fun activities ahead! With announcements and song, we ease into each day with an atmosphere of fun and excitement.

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Spanish with Loreto

Loreto, our camp mascot, helps us to begin each day with our language warm-ups using a blend of communication/brain games that highlight our theme vocabulary of the week.

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Snack & Free Play
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Perch 1

Perches are rotating activity blocks of sports, art, science, and flight formation. During flight formation, campers choose to be part of a theater or visual arts project to present at our weekly fiesta.

12:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Lunch & Free Play
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Perch 2

Perches are rotating activity blocks of sports, art, science, and flight formation. During flight formation, campers choose to be part of a theater or visual arts project to present at our weekly fiesta.

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Kallpachay Snack

Our snack brings the whole camp together for final announcements and shout-outs. Camper teams take turns preparing and serving our healthy snacks while practicing their Spanish.

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Goodbye Strut

We close the day with singing, laughing and sharing. Campers can share what they've learned, or practice what they’ve been working on for fiesta, ending the day in anticipation of the upcoming adventures.

sample flight plan rotations

monday
  • PERCH 1
    Sports
  • PERCH 2
    Art
tuesday
  • PERCH 1
    Incubation Zone
  • PERCH 2
    Science
wednesday
  • PERCH 1
    Sports
  • PERCH 2
    Science
thursday
  • PERCH 1
    Art
  • PERCH 2
    Incubation Zone
friday
  • PERCH 1
    Incubation Zone
  • PERCH 2
    Fiesta

camp '20 themes

Your Spanish adventure begins here!
Illustration of El Volcan a volcano in Guatemala.
guatemala's land

Tread a path to diverse and spectacular places!

STARTS JUNE 22 (AGES 4-14)

Take flight and soar through Guatemala's beautiful landscape with us! Learn how to play rondas and ulama, traditional games of Guatemala, and follow the customs like kite-making. Make Quetzal piñatas, lava slime volcanos, trek on "tourist expeditions," and cook tostadas!


Skills gained:
Cultural competency, imagination, organization, stewardship, understanding place in time and space
Illustration of a llama.
bolivia's animals

Cozy up with animal friends in their natural habitats!

STARTS JULY 6 (AGES 4-14)

Join us as we learn about animals while visiting Bolivia! We will decorate traditional hats worn during carnivals, create crafts with wool, build biomes, make sand art, race animal style, prepare Loreto's favorite salteñas, and become a merchant and shopper at our unique Bolivian marketplace.


Skills gained:
Affinity for nature, sensitivity to animals, organization, experimentation, teamwork
Illustration of Latin drums.
venezuela's rhythms

Catch the beats and create your own mash up!

STARTS JULY 20 (AGES 4-14)

Come with us as we celebrate the rich diversity of Venezuela’s music! Learn about Venezuelan instruments and how to dance the joropo, participate in a talent show, choreograph a dance, cook traditional food like arepas, make a cloud in a jar, learn the rhythms of Venezuela, and much more!


Skills gained:
Coordination, music appreciation, auditory acuity, leadership
The Kallpachay Bird
why learn spanish?

There are endless reasons to learn a second language, and with Spanish in particular - the second most widely spoken language in the world — the reasons are even more evident.

Some of the more important benefits that Spanish-language education offers your child include:

  • Allowing them to communicate with Spanish speakers all over the world
  • Paving the way to vital improvements in their brain development
  • Opening the door to new friends and experiences
  • Creating new avenues for communication to further expand their knowledge
  • Broadening their perspectives as they learn to look at the world through a new lens
  • Improving upon their job prospects and starting salaries as they enter adulthood

Learning with Kallpachay is an easy way to bring fun to all aspects of Spanish language learning. With our native speaking counselors originating from a wide range of Hispanic cultures, our campers are immersed daily in a positive, authentic cultural experience.

camp activities

Spread your wings in a new adventure that builds Spanish fluency through creative expression in the arts and sciences!
Morning Strut activity image showing children with baloons and a Spanish immersion instructor having fun.
morning strut

We start every morning in our roost—it’s a perfect way to greet the day as we prepare for all the fun activities ahead! Our counselors lead the crow-a-long with a variety of energizing songs and word plays that wake our loritos as they strut over to their first group activity.

Our site director ensures that campers are having a blast and chronicles camp events so you are in the know.

Flight Plan activity image of kids smiling with paper Sherlock Holmes hats and faux magnifying glasses.
flight plan

Through all-new art and science projects, campers expand their vocabulary and cultural awareness.

From PE to our thematic, kinesthetic language approach, we always have new and exciting opportunities to engage and motivate campers with their speaking practice!

incubation zone

This is the time of the day when campers will choose a project or performance to share at the marketplace. The sky's the limit!

World Fiesta activity image depicting three diverse boys wearing their project ponchos.
specialty days

Spirit days are every Wednesday with activities that tie in to the spirit day themes for an extra special treat! Themes include Taco Day, Pollywood, Cowboys vs. Aliens, and more!

On fiesta viernes, we change things up and surprise campers with a party game that delivers fantastical summer fun! All activities are designed as a culmination of the week's work where campers will showcase their theme knowledge. Activities include Human Scrabble, Camp Olympics, Scavenger Hunt, and more!

camp locations & registration

Fly on over to any of our four camp locations!

tarzana nest

International School of Los Angeles (Tarzana Campus)

valley village nest

Adat Ari El Labowe Family Day School

west los angeles nest

New Horizon School Westside

pasadena nest

International School of Los Angeles (Pasadena Campus)

camp rates

Use the handy rate calculator tool below to explore the costs and discount options available to tailor your immersion day camp time according to your schedule.
day camp cost estimator
Select a day camp option using the drop down menu below, and then interact with our different discounts to get an estimate for your Kallpachay Spanish Immersion Day Camp experience!
Select a day camp option from the dropdown above.
10% off by 1/20 and 5% off by 3/18!
Extra child care options for busy families!
full day (6 weeks)
CAMP INCLUDES:
  • 90 Hours of Spanish (Beginners)
  • 180 Hours of Spanish (Intermetiate+)
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (M-F)**
  • Afternoon Snack
  • Camp Shirt
ESTIMATED COST:*†
$2,126

camp financial assistance

We believe every child should have the opportunity to join our camp flock—that's why each year we provide new families the option for assistance with our scholarship fund!
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  • Submit your application early. Awards are granted to those that qualify on a rolling basis until all scholarship spaces are filled.
  • Guidelines to qualify are provided on the form.
  • There is no fee to apply. If awarded a space, a non-refundable deposit of $100 is required.
  • Early and late care is eligible for scholarship rates.
  • Financial assistance may not be applied to a previously purchased camp session—all paid sessions are considered final and subject to our cancellation policy.
donate to a camp family in need
Did you know 5% of our families attend camp through our scholarship program? We couldn’t do it without your support. You can make camp a reality for a lucky family by donating a gift card. Call our team at (818) 392-4826 to help even more campers join our flock!

counselor in training program (C.I.T.)

$75/week

CITs ages 15-17 play a critical role in shaping the group dynamic and often serve as mentors for younger campers, all while practicing their Spanish! Emphasis is placed upon developing leadership skills, sensitivity to children, and language-teaching abilities. CITs must be willing to commit the required energy, enthusiasm, and positive attitude to all aspects of the training program and summer experience.

Participation in the CIT program is by selection. Interested applicants must complete the online application. CITs are required to attend training and participate in camp setup if selected.

camp testimonials

Parents can't say enough about how effective Kallpachay immersion sessions are for their children! Here are some testimonials from our flock:

I asked Roma how her day was, and she said, "The best ever!"

What happened I asked?

"We made volcanos in Spanish class!"

Thank you so much for your program. I am so grateful that you have such lovely instructors and teach them such a joy for language through playing.

My son Augustin (now 6) has been a Kallpachay student and camper since he was 3 years old. He has done summer camp at the Pasadena campus 3 years in a row and he loves it! Every year he gets excited about all the fun projects they get to do while in camp. He loves learning about the various Spanish speaking cultures and whenever he sees a flag of say Mexico or Argentina he proceeds to tell me everything he knows about that country. He also loves his Kallpachay friends and teachers. I too enjoyed talking to the teachers during pick up. Augustin is fluent in Spanish and Kallpachay was a big part of that accomplishment! I highly recommend this camp to any parents seeking a language immersion and cultural experience for their children.

My daughter absolutely LOVES this camp! We signed her up with two of her friends and they all had loads of fun, while also learning Spanish. We also love that they're generous supporters of her school, Micheltorena Elementary. We're fans for life!!