We expanding our popular Precita Park camp this year and will be running English and Spanish groups THIS WINTER! Meeting at Precita Park, we will BMW (BART, MUNI, and Walk) to exciting different locations around the City! Campers will join us on the sunny side of San Francisco and catch butterflies on Bernal Hill, visit the shore at Heron's Head, and much much more! Our Spanish Language option offers campers a chance to learn about the natural world and converse with a counselor in Spanish as a way to bolster what they've learned at home throughout the school year. For more information, scroll to the bottom of the page.
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Pick-up and Drop-off will be at the playground in Precita Park.
From here, we will BMW (BART, MUNI, and Walk) to all our exciting locations around the City!
Spanish Language Program and FAQ
Welcome to our Spanish Language Program, we are excited to continue the wonderful work the campers' teachers and parents do for them all year by providing this option. Campers in the Spanish Language Program group will have 2 counselors like our other groups and will be provided the same hands-on, fun loving science experience that campers have every summer with Tree Frog Treks. The only difference in the Spanish Language Program is that campers will have the opportunity to explore and discover the wonders of the Bay Area with a native Spanish-speaking counselor. Each camper will be able to ask questions and hold conversations in Spanish to help bolster, broaden, or simply learn the Spanish language.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions to help guide learn more about our Spanish Language Program.
Is it a full-day in Spanish or dedicated time?
The counselor will provide dedicated time to hold conversations with campers in Spanish over the course of the camp day.
My son does not know Spanish but wants to sign up with his friends for the Spanish Immersion camp- will he be comfortable?
A student is free to join a Spanish language group if they would like. Both counselors in the Spanish Language Program speak English fluently and any information that is given in Spanish can easily be given in English to allow any and all information to be received.
Are your instructors native Spanish-speakers?
1 of the 2 counselors at Precita will be a native Spanish-speaker, and the other counselor will be speaking English.
Do you discourage speaking in English or will you be using English as a “default” if my child refuses to speak in Spanish?
The majority of our campers speak English, so that will be our “default” language in case the camper does not want to speak Spanish. We do not discourage any campers from speaking the language that they are most comfortable with. But we will encourage campers who are in the Spanish Language Program to speak with our Spanish-speaking counselors to help broaden their experience here at camp.
Will the children be encouraged to speak to one another in Spanish?
Yes, if the student is participating in the Spanish Language Program, they will most certainly be encouraged to speak to other campers in Spanish.
If my child does not like the Spanish group, can we switch to an English speaking group? Will there be a charge for that?
If a camper is not enjoying their time in the Spanish language group then we will accommodate as necessary. Parents should be aware that the other groups may be full and switching may not be an option. No charges applicable.
We do not allow “Spanglish” at home, will your counselors be mixing languages during the camp day?
Our counselors do not speak “Spanglish”. Circumstances that dictate the use of English in place of a Spanish term will be at the discretion of the counselor, as some words do not translate accurately or easily between languages.
How much of a Spanish foundation should my child have to attend? He’s only had Spanish as an elective in school and we don’t speak it at home.
All of our campers participating in the Spanish Language Program will be at varying levels of Spanish language knowledge. With that in mind our counselors will tailor their level of Spanish to the level the camper is at. If the camper still does not comprehend they are more than welcome to speak in English as all of the Spanish-speaking counselors are multilingual and speak English as fluently as they do Spanish.