1. Mandarin Chinese/Spanish/French Language and Culture Summer Camp

Learning Mandarin Chinese/Spanish/French has never been this fun!

Summer is the best time to learn a new language or brush up on the foreign language you already know!!! Have all the fun in other camps and learn a new language. Fun themes every week. Ages 3-5, 5-8, and 9-12, AM (9:00 – 12:00) or PM (12:30 – 3:30). Monday through Friday. June 20 – Aug. 26. 10 weeks summer camp.

Flexible scheduling options: Camp by week or camp by days. Register by April 15th and receive a 10% discount.

Maximum of 8 children per group.

2. Northern Illinois University 2014 Academic Residential Camps

Northern Illinois University Academic Camps include: Creative Writing, Speech, Film, Journalism, Global Leadership and Philanthropy, Math, Archaeology, and Foreign Language

Northern Illinois University Academic Summer Camps

2014 Residential Camp dates:

Campers entering grades 9-12:

Creative Writing Camp - June 22-27, 2014

Global Leadership and Philanthropy Camp - June 22-27, 2014

Math Camp - June 22-27, 2014

Film Camp - July 6-11, 2014

*New Journalism Camp - July 6-11, 2014

Speech Camp - July 13-18, 2014

2014 Day Camp dates:

Campers entering grades 6-8:

Foreign Language and Culture Day Camp - July 7-11, 2014

Creative Writing Day Camp - July 21-25, 2014

Archaeology Day Camp - July 28 - August 1, 2014

Comments from past campers:

"Very inspirational, learned so much" - Film Camper

"The camp staff cared a great deal" - Speech Camper

"I must say coming to this camp was such a privilege for me. An experience like this is hard to find, and just having this opportunity was a blessing. Thank you for all of your help, it means more than you could imagine" - Speech Camper

"I actually think I learned more in this week than in a whole year at school. The small groups were awesome and it was always fun" - Creative Writing Camper

To download the registration forms and get detailed information about each camp, please email us below.

3. The Road Less Traveled

We are a powerful and effective voice for change: change of heart, of perspective, of purpose. We introduce young people to some of the world’s most beguiling places, people and experiences, and advocate the values of adventure and volunteer work. The Road Less Traveled experience is a true partnership and the result is an extraordinary international collaborative effort and an equally cooperative endeavor for all.

The Road Less Traveled provides life-changing educational travel experiences and the extraordinary opportunity to join with others, explore humanity, build deep relationships, and discover an appreciation for our world’s vast adventurous scenery. RLT offers domestic and international community service, language, and multi-sport adventure travel programs in over 20 countries and throughout North America.

We engage in a service of presence and active listening, supporting young people to get outside, seek adventure, experience challenge, make new friends, build community, and understand the world and its people in a new way. Working closely with different communities and environments around the world, we have forged a strong alliance of caring professionals driven by their deep conviction and concern for the future and welfare of others. We have developed an impressive body of knowledge, and utilize innovative methods for informal cultural exchange in the hope of building trust. Trust is the single most important element if we are to effectively and compassionately serve others and the world.

We encourage involvement, cultivate leadership, excellence, openness, and sensitivity, and inspire initiative, communal participation, social activism, and environmentalism. We make an impact as we encounter a range of issues: the environment, poverty, health, immigration, conflict resolution, education, and more. As we learn to speak out for justice, working alongside young and old, rich and poor, we get to see how our actions make an impact in the world and on one another.

4. Language Stars

Language Stars is the national leader in foreign language education for kids. We offer full-immersion programs for children ages 12 months to 10 years, in Spanish, Mandarin, French, Italian and German.

Language Stars is the national leader in foreign language education for kids. We offer full-immersion programs for children ages 12 months to 10 years, in Spanish, Mandarin, French, Italian and German. Our programs are taught by native-speaking teachers who engage kids in a fun curriculum of games, songs, arts & crafts, treasure hunts, and more. We focus on a young child’s “Window of Opportunity” to absorb a foreign language naturally alongside their primary language. To enroll at any time or to try a free class, call us at 866-55-STARS

14 Chicagoland Locations include: Arlington Heights, Barrington, Crystal Lake, Deerfield/Lake Forest, Geneva, Hinsdale/Oak Brook, Homewood/Flossmoor, Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, Naperville, Orland Park/Palos Park, Park Ridge,Wheaton, Wilmette/Evanston

7 DC area locations include: Alexandria, N. Arlington/McLean, Bethesda, Fairfax, Falls Church, Gaithersburg, and Reston

This summer at Language Stars, you child will take an ADVENTURE through our FunImmersion® language programs in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Italian, and German*. Taught by native-speaking teachers from around the globe, your child will be immersed in language, culture, and pure fun! Choose the summer program or mix and match programs that best fit your summer plans.

Immersion Camps (Ages 3-8)

Sign up for 2 weeks or more
5 days/week
Half day options
Choose the weeks that work best for you

Immersion Classes (Ages 1-10)

One or more days/week
Kids Only - Half Days or 85 minute classes
Parents & Tots (ages 1-3 years) - 60 minutes
Choose one or more days/week to fit your schedule

Immersion Passes (Ages 3-10)

Good for 10 half day passes
Pick your classes throughout the summer