We believe children need exposure to different languages and cultures to gain an appreciation for the world around them.
Registrations are NOW OPEN!
WHAT IS ISLA VERANO?
ISLA Verano is an exciting opportunity for students in grades rising kindergarten through rising 5th grade students to learn SPANISH through culture, in a fun and interactive environment. At ISLA Verano, your child will be immersed in an exciting world where he or she will speak the language while learning about the cultures of different Spanish speaking countries through our “Un viaje de Aventuras” theme! Your child will be transported to Spanish speaking countries by combining fantasy, culture, stories and other fun activities.
Travel with us for six weeks of Spanish immersion, or make a one week "stop" at the beginning, middle or end of the summer. Whatever adventure you choose, your child will be able to explore their Spanish learning.
Two locations to serve you this year!
Check our Calendar in English
Check our Calendar in Spanish
Past Summer Camps
$315 per week
($189 for Week 2)
PLUS A one-time, $50 non-refundable Registration Fee per child
Siblings discount - 2nd Child - 15% Discount
Siblings discount - 3nd Child - 20% Discount
|Buy 2 Weekly Camps||Get $20 OFF|
|Buy 3 Weekly Camps||Get $40 OFF|
|Buy 4 Weekly Camps||Get $60 OFF|
|Buy 5 Weekly Camps||Get $80 OFF|
|Buy 6 Weekly Camps||Get $100 OFF|
We offer a limited amount of full and partial scholarships based on household
size and annual income on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you are interested in applying please fill out the application below.
*If you are requesting multiple scholarships for your family, please submit a separate scholarship request form for each student.
For technical support contact Cindy Salazar at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT TO BRING & CAMP POLICIES
Frequently Asked Questions
What is ISLA Verano?
We believe children need exposure to different languages and cultures to gain an appreciation for the world around them
At ISLA Verano, your child will be immersed in an exciting world where he or she will speak the language while learning about the cultures of different Spanish speaking countries through our “Un viaje de Aventuras” theme! Your child will be transported to Spanish speaking countries by combining fantasy, culture, stories and other fun activities.
When will ISLA Verano start and end?
ISLA Verano will be held for 6 weeks during the summer of 2023, June 26th, 2023 - August 4th, 2023.
What days and times will ISLA Verano run?
ISLA Verano will run Monday-Friday from 9:00AM - 3:30PM. Drop-Off is from 8:30AM-9:00AM and Pick-Up is from 3:30PM-4:00pm.
Who is ISLA Verano for?
ISLA Verano is for rising Kindergarten through rising 5th grade students (2023-2024 school year) who want to learn Spanish through culture, in a fun and interactive outdoor environment.
Where will ISLA Verano be located?
Eno River State Park
WEEK 1: Cole Mill Access, 4390 Old Cole Mill Road Durham, NC 27712
WEEK 2-6: Fews Ford Access, 6101 Cole Mill Road Durham, NC 27705
William B. Umstead State Park
WEEK 1-6: Crabtree Shelter #1, 8801 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27617
Does ISLA provide early care, after care or both?
No, we will not provide early or after care hours.
Does ISLA provide lunch?
ISLA does not provide lunch. Parents are responsible for providing lunch and water for their child. However, we do provide healthy snacks.
Does ISLA Verano offer transportation?
ISLA Verano does not offer transportation at the moment.
What COVID-Safe precautions is ISLA going to have?
ISLA is committed to the health and well-being of our staff, students, and their families. We will continue to monitor guidance from the CDC and North Carolina State mandates. We recognize that recommendations and guidelines will evolve and we commit to evaluating our policies and protocols accordingly. Any changes that occur, we will notify families by email.
- Masks are optional at ISLA Verano. Masks will be available in case a student or staff wants one.
- We will monitor and reinforce handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Hand Sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol will be available.
- All common areas will be properly disinfected often.
- Lunch will be in picnic style. All students will be spread out.
If a student or staff member...
- Has symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19, they should isolate for at least 5 full days. Day 0 is the day symptoms began or the day of the positive viral test (for those with no COVID-19 symptoms).
- Was exposed to someone who has COVID-19, we recommend you get tested for COVID-19 before coming back to camp.
- Is feeling sick, we recommend that student or staff member to stay home and get tested for COVID-19 before coming back to camp.
What are the group sizes?
Campers are divided into small groups depending on their age and grade. Groups can have a maximum of 10-12 students depending on their age and grade.
Are rising Kindergarteners grouped with older children?
ISLA Verano is for rising Kindergarten to rising 5th grade students. We will be breaking up students into small groups by grade level and age. Their daily schedule of activities will be at a slower pace or whatever is most appropriate to their stage of development, age and grade level.
If a child is upset and doesn’t know enough Spanish to express him/herself, how can he/she feel comfortable?
Teachers are trained to help campers with conflicts and issues. Even though they are speaking only in Spanish they do understand English. Teachers will inform the program Director, who is able to speak English, to ensure they are feeling heard and understood.
Are there sibling discounts available?
Yes! There is a 15% discount for the second child and 20% discount for the third child.
What is the cost of ISLA Verano?
The cost is $315 per week. Cost of Week 2 is $189
What payment options are available?
- You pay the full price at checkout + $50 Non-Refundable Registration Fee per child
- OR you only pay the $50 Non-Refundable Registration fee per child at checkout to save your spot. Your remaining balance is due by April 28th, 2023 (or by June 2nd, 2023 if you register after April 28th, 2023)
What does the $50 Non-Refundable Registration Fee cover?
The $50 Non-Refundable Registration Fee is to supply your child with snacks, craft materials, and an ISLA T-shirt!
*this fee is non-refundable
What does the Early Bird Registration period mean and how long does it last?
You automatically get $15 OFF at checkout of total weeks bought if you register before March 3rd, 2023. Early Bird Discount is only valid January 6th, 2023 - March 3rd, 2023.