HudsonWay

International Sleepaway Camp 2024

(June 30-July 13)

We welcome students ages 8-13 to experience a unique week-long immersion sleep-away camp on a 220-acre camp in Northern NJ. Organized and staffed with HudsonWay and Camp Linwood McDonald’s dedicated staff, this camp provides 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.

The Immersion Camp Experience
This camp is for students who have had previous experience in the target language (Mandarin or Spanish) and are interested in further immersing themselves in a hands-on, outdoor camp experience. HudsonWay Immersion School teachers, all of whom are native speakers and teach during the school year, are the guides for this fun-filled summer adventure. The schedule will consist of half the day spent in English on team building activities, and free choice activities taught by experienced camp counselors, and half the day divided into language groups for outdoor exploration, crafts, mealtime conversation, games, movies, and storytelling led by HudsonWay teachers. Some activities will alternate being conducted in English vs. Target language depending on the day. (see chart)

Here are some of the topics for the outdoor exploration:
- Tree Identification
- Trees as Habitats
- Trees in Trouble
- Climate Change
- Soil
- Bugs
- Birds
- Pond Ecology
- Water

Information Sessions:
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.
1. Tuesday, April 16 (8-9pm EST) - Virtual info session – Register Now
2. Saturday, April 20 (1-3pm EST) - Onsite tour of site – Register Now

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.

Schedule:

*We enjoy 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, horse shoes, nature discovery, birding – WHEW!

Dates & Rates 2024:

Dates: June 30 to July 13
Cost: Per student which includes lodging, food, medical insurance, transportation from NY or NJ.
Week 1: June 30-July 6 $1925
Week 2: July 7-July 13 $1925
Pay a deposit of $800 to book your spot now!

Camp Registration:

Register for the camp here.

Application Process: Complete application and upload teacher recommendation by March 10, 2024.

Important Medical Forms: To be completed and returned to school email, sleepaway@hwis.org  by Friday, May 31, 2024.

Campers Health History Form

Healthcare Provider Health Record Form

Packing Essentials List: Download here.

Information Sessions:
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.
1. Tuesday, April 16 (8-9pm EST) - Virtual info session – Register Now
2. Saturday, April 20 (1-3pm EST) - Onsite tour of site – Register Now
Address for onsite tour: 1 Flatbrook Rd, Sandyston, NJ 07826

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 2024-2025 school year. For more information, email jzhang@hwis.org.