ENROLLING NOW! 2014-2015 Programs for Global Kids and Families

 Conexiones 2014-2015 Programs

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*Accepting applications and enrolling year round!

 

1. AVENTURAS Day Camp

Spanish through eco-cultural expeditions for kids

Children ages 3-8 enjoy bilingual (Spa/Eng) field trips of discovery and adventure (aka AVENTURAS) to SF Bay Area eco-cultural destinations – forests, museums, protected areas, coupled with creative play time at a Conexiones Play Studio.   Gets kids out of the classroom, house/daycare once or twice a week to discover the greater, amazing world and connect with nature, cultural diversity and their creative inner selves.

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays
  • Aug. 12-Dec. 19
  • Half and Full Day enrollment options
  • Shuttle stops to/from Berkeley, Richmond and San Francisco
  • Half Day:  $65, Full Day: $99
  • Be a parent chaperone and get a free day for each day you help out!*
  • Childcare Lic. 073407624Best Language and Cultural Immersion Camp
  • For more info, click here

*Chaperones must be Tb tested and undergo a fingerprint clearance.

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2.  Three Seeds Eco-Education Rainforest Camp

Eco-cultural immersion experience in Costa Rica

Student groups and familes (ages 4+) are invited to visit our sister camp, a working organic family farm deep in the Costa Rican countryside (open year-round).  Three Seeds is located next to Buenaventura Park and on the border of the Parque Nacional los Quetzales.  The Saenz-Newton family grows most of their own food organically using a combination of local indigenous knowledge and progressive permaculture techniques, and they offer workshops to locals and visiting families and groups (ages 4 and up).  They grow fields of beans & corn, and they also cultivate dozens of different types of vegetables and medicinal & culinary herbs year round.  They also nourish their family and visitors with the 150 fruit trees, including mangos, avodados, oranges, star fruit, papaya and various types of bananas.   Three Seeds has provided workshops and classes to hundreds of families and student groups from all over the world, including university groups, high schools and local public and private schools. View photos of  a 3rd Grade and 6th Grade field trip to this hidden corner of Costa Rica.

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  • Organic cooking, herb, plant and permaculture workshops
  • Chocolate-making
  • Private cabinas
  • Swimming, waterfalls, soccer
  • Wildlife and birdviewing
  • Nourishment
  • Open year round!
  • For more info, click here

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3. The Connections Experience

Connecting youth and families to nature, cultural diversity and their inner selves

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A meaningful travel experience for youth and families!*

 A cross-cultural, project-based, experiential, exploratory, and multi-intelligence journey full of mind-expanding activities that help build connections with the natural world, each other, another culture and their inner selves.  Highlights include home-stays with Costa Rican families or private cabins, creative expression, service-learning, community and family-building, rainforest, global awareness workshops, Spanish classes, and much more!

Ideal for groups or families of 8 or more participante, ages 10+

Upcoming Dates:

  • Dec. 28, 2014 – Jan. 3, 2015
  • April 5 – 11, 2015
  • June 7 – 13, 2015
  • June 14 – 20, 2015
  • Aug. 17 – 21, 2015
  • Aug. 24 – 28, 2015 

For more information, click here or fill out contact form below

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4.  Spanish Play TimeBest Childcare

  • Spanish immersion play time
  • Art and creative activities
  • Circle time, stories and songs
  • Exploratory play
  • Small groups
  • Ideal for ages 2-6
  • Wed/Thurs, 3-5pm and Fridays, 9:30-11:30 at Kimba´s Play Studio in El Sobrante ($25)
  • Can be brought to your site
  • Childcare Lic. 073407624
  • Before and after care available (@$8/hr)

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5.  Spanish Through the Arts

Spanish through art, dance, music, cultural games, and more!

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60-90 minute Spanish immersion workshops for children ages 3-8, through Latin American songs, music, cultural games, and comunal and individual art projects.  This unique eco-cultural program introduces children to the arts and eco-cultural values, while at the same time teaching them basic Spanish vocabulary, such as the numbers, colors and letters.  This program has been offered through the Children´s Creativity Museum, Creative Arts Charter School, AltSchool and Precita Eyes Muralists.

* registration to this program is through the location offering it.

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Access the application to all of our programs by clicking here

Questions? Comments? General inquiries? Please fill out this form:

ENROLL TODAY! AVENTURAS PLUS+ SUMMER CAMP!

LIMITED SPACES!

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE, NO-OBLIGATION APPLICATION

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

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ADVENTURES + SPANISH + CULTURE + ECOLOGY + PLAY + DISCOVERY + JOY

DESCRIPTION:

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).

Click here for logistics and vitals!

*Facility License # 73407624

ENROLLING NOW! SPRING 2014 PROGRAMS FOR KIDS!

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December 2013 Open House & Tours for our Early Childhood Education Programs!

Conexiones´ Spanish Through Art Program starting this week at Children´s Creativity Museum at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco!

Our Spanish Through Art workshops for kids are now being offered at San Francisco's Children's Creativity Museum, located in the heart of San Francisco´s YeChildrens Creativity Museumrba Buena Gardens! ENROLLING NOW for a special 5-week winter session (11/07-12/12) with master artist, Marta Ayala!  Great way to make holiday gifts!! DESCRIPTION: This fun and culturally enriching Spanish immersion experience introduces children to arts and eco-cultural values while teaching them basic Spanish vocabulary. This 5-week program was created by Conexiones Institute and will be instructed by Marta Ayala, a well-known artist and muralist originally from El Salvador. All levels of Spanish speakers are welcome!  Ideal for children who are accompanied by a participating adult who wants to learn or practice their Spanish as well! VITALS: Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm (Ages 2-3) Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm (Ages 3-5) November 7, 14 & 21, December 5 & 12 (no class Thanksgiving week) Children´s Creativity Museum, Yerba Buena Gardens 221 Fourth St. San Francisco, CA 94103 Space is limited, RSVP by clicking here or call (415) 820-3320

AVENTURAS Afternoon Camp for Kids Enrolling Now!

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Conexiones Recommends Wisdom Keeper Rites of Passage Youth Camp

Join Conexiones Institute in sponsoring Bay Area youth so they may be part of a life-changing experience that will connect them with the natural world, each other and their inner selves...Wisdom Keeper Rites of Passage Youth Camp is in direct alignment with Conexiones´ mission and parallels our Conexiones Experience program in Costa Rica!
Sponsor a youth today, even if its just your own!

Bilingual SF Bay Area Field Trips Happening Now!

AVENTURAS is an in-house Conexiones Institute production - it is a unique bilingual (Spanish-English) outdoor education program for children, meant to give Bay Area families an enriching alternative or complement to traditional childcare/homeschooling. It is a great summer program too! On AVENTURAS, we take children (ages 3-10) out of the classroom or house to connect with nature, culture and self through fun eco-cultural field trips to natural and cultural spaces such as forests, museums, parks, organic farms, and protected areas.  Our experiential approach and small group size allows young explorers to have safe real-life experiences that expose them to the natural world, cultural diversity, the arts, community, sustainability, the sciences, agriculture and more!  ALL WHILE LEARNING SPANISH TOO!     We just re-opened this program to new enrollments after our move from SF, so we currently have spots available every day! Enrolling now for Spring and Summer Sessions!  Click here for more infomation  Childcare License No. 7340762

Conexiones Partner, Noble Profit, Announces New Website and Distribution Deal with CSRWire

Noble Profit, the premier source of clean tech and sustainability content, announced on Feb. 5, 2013, a new website, and that its content will now be available as a channel on CSRwire and available for any publisher to use at no charge! Noble Profit´s content includes articles and video interviews on the latest news, views and trends with thought leaders who are setting standards in the emerging fields of clean technology and sustainable business.  ¨Noble Profit is about bridging the concept of making money and doing good.¨ says Founder, Amy Seidman.  Noble Profit is a production of Creative Entity, one of Conexiones´s Founding Members. The Noble Profit Launch Party will be at The Book Club in San Francisco on February 26 from 7pm-10pm (543 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105) Related Links: Noble Profit Launches Syndicated Video Content & Website Dedicated To Sustainability And Clean Tech; Announces Distribution Deal With CSRwire Noble Profit CSRWire Channel Noble Profit Website Creative Entity