Summer Enrichment Camp

The DIS Language Institute offers a 6-week Summer Enrichment Program designed to provide children with the opportunity to explore a wide range of activities in a safe and caring environment.

Campers may enroll in a full or half day program for any combination of activities they choose.  For example, a child may sign up for a morning of French camp and an afternoon or robotics or art.

Small activity groups of 10 to 12 students are created based on age and skill level.  The average child/adult ratio is 6:1, allowing our campers to benefit from a family-like atmosphere and personal attention from our staff.

Students enrolled in a full day program are automatically signed up for lunch at no additional cost.  
* The DIS Summer Enrichment Camp is committed to providing the safest possible environment for all.  Our campus is a nut-sensitive and peanut-free environment.

Our extended day option gives parents the possiblity to drop off their children as early as 7:30am and pick them up as late as 6:00pm.  During those hours, parents have the option of signing up their children for activities or they can play freely under adult supervision in the extended care area.


SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMP 2020
June 8 - July 17, 2020

ARTS - SPORTS - ESL - TECHNOLOGY - LANGUAGES - ACADEMIC SKILLS - SOCIAL SKILLS

Two campuses:

For ages 3 to 17
Churchill Campus
6039 Churchill Way, Dallas, Texas 75230

Summer Camp Phone:  469-375-6109


Erollment for the Summer Camp 2020 will start in March 2020.

The students may register for a half-day or a full day combining any of the languages or activities offered. They are required to attend a minimum of three weeks out of the six-week session. There is no level of fluency required and speakers of all levels are welcome. Children are placed according to their age and previous exposure to the language.

Program Offerings

List of 7 items.

  • Academic Camps

    Creative Writing (5th-12th grade)
    Creative Writing is designed for students to create original forms of descriptive writing, poetry, drama and fiction. Students will practice writing on the following themes: narration, definition, process analysis, cause and effect, and comparison/contrast. We will explore vocabulary development, all through the realm of creative writing techniques. The goal is to help students improve their self-expression and self-editing skills. Creative writing is offered within a course of 3 weeks, and each week we will focus on a different material.
     
    College Essay Writing (9th-12th grade)
    Looking for a course to sharpen your writing skills and prepare for the college essay process? Well, here's your chance! This class will give students the necessary direction to create an original and effective essay. We will learn how to choose appropriate topics and themes, how to structure essays as a coherent and flowing piece, and how to convey ideas through engaging and active language.
  • Art Camps

    Artistes en Herbe (Ages 3-4)
    Artistes en Herbe (budding artists) is an arts and crafts workshop entirely conducted in French. This will enable your little ones to keep working on their language skills while engaging in definitely fun and creative artistic experiences. This workshop is more appropriate for children who already speak some French.
     
    Messy Hands (Ages 3-4)
    This art workshop - conducted in English - will allow our young artists to explore colors, shapes, textures and much more while honing their fine motor skills and developing their sense of creativity. Lots of fun in store!
     
    Kaleidoscope (Ages 5-6)
    This is a half-day workshop in which our campers will explore various techniques and the fascinating world of colors. They will use their creative minds to produce little masterpieces. This workshop will be conducted in English.
     
    Musical Ears (Ages 5-6)
    By being exposed to music and instruments from different cultures our young campers will develop their musical ear and their creativity. They will learn songs and practice performing with others.
     
    Summer Sculpting (Ages 5-10)
    This class is for kids who love art. Throughout the camp, different mediums and techniques will be explored, including—but not limited to—Styrofoam, plaster bandage, drawing and painting, while creating sculptures. Our campers will also learn about artists who relate to these mediums, reflect on their own art and the artwork of others.
     
    Stitch and Stuff Creations (Ages 7-10)
    Make a fashionable princess, magical bird, or a goofy robot in this creative sewing class. Learn about design while keeping your hands busy with needles, sparkly threads, fuzzy fabrics, and sewing machine. In this class you will create a unique keepsake to take home.
     
    Bon Appetit! (Ages 5-and up)
    Learn to cook French meals and desserts! In this class, students will dive into a fun and interactive cooking experience. They will learn about fresh food and cooking techniques. Each day, we will discover a different menu and the dishes are prepared from scratch. The best part is that your young chefs will take home a delicious homemade treat to share with the family. This course is taught in both English and French.
     
    DJ Lab (Grades 5th-12th)
    Learn to create a special atmosphere with music in this fun and creative DJ camp. Your djing instructor will teach the technical skills needed to smoothly transition each track to the next. The class will cover: Beat matching, Mixing, Track Structure, Blending and more.
     
    Clay Studio (Grades: 5th-12th)
    Experience the magic of creating objects from clay. Learn the various techniques used and become familiar with the tools. You will take home your creations to impress family and friends.
     
    Sew Cool (Grades 5th-12th) Whether you are new to sewing or have already learned the basics, there will be plenty to learn in this half-day sewing workshop. You will start with basic tools and techniques and learn to make stitches with a sewing machine. Space is limited.
     
    On Stage (Grades 5th-12th)
    This workshop will focus on the basic skills needed to become an actor: vocal projection, stage presence, movement, etc. Campers will work on short pieces that they will perform on stage at the end of the week.
     
    Photography (Grades 5th-12th) 
    This fun digital photography workshop teaches students how to use the elements of photography to take better shots and develop their interest and skills in the art of digital photography. Our young photographers will learn how to operate and care for a camera, practice taking pictures and learn to look for light, shadows, shapes and more. We will work on editing our photos, and then choose our favorite one to be printed and taken home.
  • Language Immersion

    English for International Students (Ages 5 and up)
    Combining formal instruction and fun activities, this intensive ESL program will enable our international students to improve their conversational skills as well as their mastery of the written language.

    Example of a typical day:
    1 period of group class instruction
    1 period of supervised language lab
    1 period of conversation practice
    1 period of recreational activity

    Groups are arranged by age and level.

    For All Children (Ages 3-10)
    in this 6-week program the children are placed in immersion classes which put emphasis on the acquisition of conversational skills through fun activities. Children learn the basics of the language studied as well as aspects of the culture. Arts and crafts as well as other more physical activities such as gymnastics, yoga or dance are also included in the program.

    Classroom activities are conducted in the language studied. The languages currently offered are Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish.

    For DIS Students
    The following classes are dedicated exclusively to DIS students.
     
    Farandole
    This full-day camp is specially designed for our current TPS students. It will be conducted mainly in French and taught by our regular TPS teachers. During this camp our youngest students will continue to expand their language, cognitive and motor skills. There will be plenty of art and play!
     
    The CP Prep Camp
    This is a full-day program offered to our students who have freshly graduated from GS and getting ready to enter first grade (Cours Préparatoire) at DIS in the fall. These can be children currently enrolled in GS or students newly enrolled for CP. The main purpose of this program is to ensure that the children who will attend CP in the fall are as much prepared as possible for the CP class environment (work methods, pace of instruction, etc.).
     

    For Parents
    A wonderful opportunity for parents to bond with their children as they share in the experience of learning a new language. These half-day group classes encourage conversation in the language and provide a fun and relaxed environment for interactive learning. Classes meet daily for 3 hours.
  • Science and Technology

    Little Medical School (Ages 6-10)
    The mission of Little Medical School® is to teach elementary and middle school children about the exciting field of medicine. Through hands-on demonstrations, crafts, and games, children are actively engaged as they explore the world of medicine. Kids will discover how the body and organs work, how to use medical instruments, administer first aid and even tie knots like a real surgeon. After completing the course, each child will receive a working stethoscope, a graduation diploma, and much more! Classes are designed and developed by a team of board-certified and trained physicians.
     
    Little Veterinarian School (Ages 6-10)
    Little Veterinarian School® encourages elementary school children to role play and explore the exciting world of veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use. Little Veterinarian School® brings medicine, science and the importance of health to children in an entertaining and engaging way. Children have fun and learn at the same time. After completing the course, each child can take home a stuffed pet and much more! Classes are designed and developed by a team of board-certified and trained physicians.
     
    Little Pediatrician School (Ages: 6-10)
    Our Little Medical School® - Future Pediatrician class takes a new twist on the traditional expectant sibling offerings. Using our successful role-playing techniques, students will assume the role of a pediatrician and learn how to hold the baby, do an exam just like a real doctor, change a diaper and keep the baby safe. Each Future Pediatrician will receive a disposable white coat, luxury plush baby, an exclusive mini Baby Box® for safe sleeping, activity sheets and a birth certificate.
     
    Little Wilderness Camp (Ages: 6-10)
    Little Wilderness School brings medicine, science and the importance of health to children in an entertaining, exciting and fun way. Our program will teach children about some of the dangers in the wild and how to safely handle a medical situation. For example, students will learn about snake bites, hypothermia, how to tie a tourniquet, splint a broken leg, filter dirty water, 20 uses of a bandana and how to treat bug bites. Our classes are led by a trained Little Medical School instructor. Each child receives a diploma, disposable lab coat, LMS bandana, thermal blanket and so much more.
     
    Science Rocks (Ages 7-10)
    In this hands-on workshop, our young scientists will learn about the science behind some natural phenomena and processes such as volcanic eruptions and fossilization. They will use various materials and products to build their own volcano, create fossils, etc. This course is taught in both English and French.
     
    Programming with Arduino (Grades 7-12th)
    Arduino is a fundamental tool for understanding the basics of programming and robotic. Using simple functions, students will understand how to manipulate and to control a simple electronic object. At the same time, they will be allowed to reinforce, enrich and structure the knowledge acquired in programming classes and develop the ability to use a programming language in different fields as well as prepare for learning methods, problem solving, reasoning and logic.
     
    Programming in Swift (Grades 7-12th)
    This class's goal is to understand the basics of MacOS and its environment of development. Swift is an easy to learn, powerful and intuitive programming language for macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS. Writing Swift code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive. Students will assimilate the basics of programming in Swift and will apply what they learned through short period projects and exercises.
     
    Build A Beat Workshop  (Grades 5-12th)
    Learn to create rap beats. Your instructor will teach secrets and shortcuts that make hip-hop production easy. Throughout the week, you will learn the same beat-making software as the producers for Drake, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Eminem, Migos, and Travis Scott. Each day of camp, you will create a new, original hip-hop beat. At the end of the week, choose your best beat, and the instructor will have a Dallas-area rapper record a verse on it! (an age-appropriate verse with no school-inappropriate content)
     
  • Social Skills

    Social Skills Camp (Ages 5-6)
    Social skills groups are small groups led by an adult who teaches the students how to interact appropriately with others their age. They can help students learn conversational, friendship and problem-solving skills. The groups also focus on being successful in a classroom setting. Maybe the kids in the group have trouble starting a conversation—or keeping one going? Or perhaps they need help listening to others (especially when frustrated or during play). The counselor leads kids through exercises to learn the skills needed to deal with whatever social challenge they’re facing. Skills are addressed through play, role-playing, fun activities, arts/crafts, videos, and books in an environment where the children feel safe and comfortable.
     
    Confidence Camp (Ages 7-10)
    Confidence Camp helps students learn how to improve their confidence and self-esteem, build inner-strength, and learn to be resilient. Activities encourage students to develop positive mindsets, better coping skills, and a better understanding of their emotions. This camp will benefit students who have struggled with peer relations, anxiety, self-expression or who just need that extra boost of confidence! We will provide a fun and supportive environment to address these important life skills. 
  • Sports and Games

    Tennis Camp (Ages 5 and up)
    In this half-day morning camp the students start the day with warm-up exercises followed by level-appropriate training: eye-hand coordination, balance, footwork, grip, and strokes. Students must bring their own racket.

    OmniSports (Ages 5 and up)
    Sportsmanship, team work and self-confidence are some of the skills our campers will acquire while playing games in a positive and fun learning environment.

    The Chess Minds (Ages 5-17)
    From basic moves to complex tactics and strategies, there will be plenty to learn in these exciting chess camps, led by ChessTempo. While learning tactics and strategies, our campers will develop skills such as critical thinking and concentration and enhance their mental discipline. Each session will include outside of the box puzzles proven to be excellent in developing children’s minds. All levels are welcome.
  • After Camp Activities

    The Color Wheel (Ages 3-5)
    A fun and relaxing art workshop where our young campers will play with colors using various media. They will use their imagination to explore and create. In the process, they will develop their self-esteem. 

    Origami Studio (Ages 5 and up)

    There's nothing quite like the joy you get from transforming a plain square piece of paper into a container, animal, bird, flower or many other interesting shapes. It always seems to a put smile on our faces when we complete an origami! Origami is fun, easy, inexpensive and great for sharing with others.

    Tennis Workshop (Ages 5 and up)
    From footwork to grip and strokes, our campers will have the opportunity to develop their skills in a fun atmosphere in this 1-hour daily workshop.

    Private Piano Lessons (Ages 5 and up)
    The one-on-one piano lessons are scheduled in 30 minute slots from 3:30 to 6:30. Students are required to sign up for two lessons a week.
     
    Hip-Hop Grooves (Ages 7 and up)
    This energetic workshop will lead you from the basic moves of Hip hop to simple choreographies. In the process, you will develop your sense of musicality and body control.
     
    Guitar Lessons (Ages 10 and up)
    The one-on-one guitar lessons are scheduled in 45 minute slots from 3:30 to 6:30. Students are required to sign up for two lessons a week.

Schedule 2020

Week 1: June 8-12

Week 2: June 15-19

Week 3: June 22-26

Week 4:  June 29 - July 3

Week 5: July 6-10

Week 6: July 13-17


HOURS:
  • Morning classes are from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

  • Afternoon classes begin at 12:30 and release at 3:30 p.m.

  • From 12:00 to 12:30 a monitored lunch is provided at no additional charge for students who attend the full day program.

  • Before camp care*: 7:30-9:00

  • After camp care*: 3:30-6:00
*Before and after camp care is offered for an additional fee. The children are supervised and offered a variety of activities with which to occupy themselves until camp begins or their parents arrive.

Lower School Campus

6039 Churchill Way, Dallas, TX 75230
Tel: (972) 991-6379; Fax: (972) 991-6608

Upper School Campus

17811 Waterview Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75252
Tel: (469) 250-0001; Fax: (214) 570-4900