International Sleepaway Camp
(June 25-July 8)
We welcome students ages 9-13 to experience a 2-week international sleep-away camp on a 220-acre camp in Northern NJ. Organized by HudsonWay Immersion School, this camp introduces international students from Mandarin and Spanish speaking countries to a traditional American camp experience with American students who are learning Mandarin or Spanish. Our native speaking teachers of English, Mandarin and Spanish teachers support the camp staff to make learning fun and immersive. This program is designed to maximize opportunities for students to practice language development with their peers while enjoying the fun of camp.
Students experience a program focused on appreciation of the great outdoors, personal growth, community building and understanding of other cultures. Students will break into groups based on their interest in the immersive language – English, Mandarin, or Spanish.
During the day, students study ornithology, pond ecology, tree studies, and wilderness survival while also enjoying activities such as hiking, zip-lining, ropes courses, boating, swimming, rock-climbing wall, archery, sports, and arts and crafts. The camp location provides an extraordinary retreat in the 200+ acres of pristine lake, ponds, fields, and forests with an inspiring setting for youth.
During the evenings, students enjoy various activities such as barbecue dinners, bonfires, talent shows, game nights, or international movies shown in various languages.
This summer sleep-away camp sets the stage for a comfortable acclimation to the U.S. for international students and sets the foundation for long-term friendships and a deeper understanding of diverse cultures.
*Daily activities will be a choice of many of the following: canoeing, kayaking, row boating, fishing, pond ecology, zip line, swimming, arts & crafts, woodworking, board games, basketball, 4-square, GAGA Ball, soccer, field games, volleyball, camp newspaper, music, dance, tetherball, climbing tower, low ropes, team building, archery, forest ecology, gardening, outdoor cooking, orienteering, survival, horseshoes, nature discovery, birding, movies, BBQ’s and more!
Dates: June 25 to July 8
Cost: Per student which includes lodging, food, medical insurance, transportation from NY or NJ.
Week 1: June 25-July 1 $1750
Week 2: July 2-July 8 $1750
Holdover weekend: July 1-2 separate $300
*Avail 5% discount if you register before March 31st!
Complete application, complete interview, upload report card/teacher recommendation.
Attend a virtual or onsite session with HudsonWay Immersion School staff, camp administration and teachers to get an overview of our program and have your questions answered. We will discuss food, safety, and staffing. The discussion will be in three languages – English, Mandarin, and Spanish.
1. March 23rd (8-9pm EST)- Virtual information session – Register Now
2. March 29 (8-9am EST) - Virtual information session – Register Now
3. April 23 (1-3pm EST) - Onsite tour of site – Register Now
About HudsonWay Immersion School
HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) is a full immersion Spanish and Mandarin school serving children ages 2 through grade 8. The school is on two campuses: Stirling, NJ and Midtown West, NYC. Children learn all their subjects in two languages, Mandarin, and English, or Spanish and English. They achieve high biliteracy, strong academic skills, and exemplary character to become global leaders. HudsonWay is getting approval to issue I-20 visas for the 2020-2024 school year. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.