AVENTURAS PLUS+ is a unique summer program that connects children to nature, culture and their creative inner selves through tons of experiential field trips (aka AVENTURAS), coupled with art, science, eco-cultural and play-based activities…
ALL WHILE LEARNING SPANISH TOO!!
NATURE + COMMUNITY + ART + NATURAL SCIENCES + EXPLORATION + MUSIC
ADVENTURES + SPANISH + CULTURE + ECOLOGY + PLAY + DISCOVERY + JOY
Students begin each morning at Kimba´s Play Studio – a serene, yet exciting, artistic, and playful Spanish immersion environment* in the Sobrnate Hills oak forest overlooking Sobrante Valley and San Pablo Bay (shuttle from Berkeley available). They are introduced to the theme of the week and relevant Spanish vocabulary through a variety of arts/play stations, games, songs, art projects, nature walks, journaling activities, stories, music, cultural games, play-acting, puppet shows, gardening - y mucho más! Like in Montessori classrooms, children can choose what they want to spend their time on. The mornings are 100% in Spanish using strategies employed in Sheltered Language Instruction classrooms, making this program appropriate for students of various levels of fluency. Beginners are welcomed! Children can be as young as 2 to participate in the morning portion of this program.
The older students (ages 3+) spend the afternoons in the great outdoors – on field trip (aka AVENTURAS) to Bay Area natural and cultural spaces where they are further connected to the theme of the week through hands-on experience, exploration and discovery or playing in the eco-park, creating outdoor art installations, gardening, and exploring the ancient oak forest where Kimba´s Studio is located. Field trips to off-site destinations occur every other day. The program becomes a bilingual program when exploring places off site (10% English, if needed, to assure safety and due to the fact that most interpretive signs and maps/guides are in English).
*Facility License # 73407624