Nicaragua Christian Academy Academic Excellence With A Christian Foundation

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Summer Camp

Summer Camp

"Our daughter had a wonderful time at camp. It was a great combination of fun and learning. She especially enjoyed the crafts and swimming lessons. It was such a great experience that we are sending our younger daughter this summer."

-- Elementary parent

Overview

Nicaragua Christian Academy offers a five-week summer camp which is open to the general public. Campers from ages 3-12 enjoy field trips, games, music, art, sports, and Bible activities—all while improving their English or Spanish language skills and making new friends.

Instructional Levels and Areas

Our staff is dedicated to providing an educational and fun summer camp experience for your child.  The camp includes daily chapel and Bible teaching, focused language learning time in either English or Spanish language (depending on your child's needs), swimming, cooking, arts and crafts classes, as well as the opportunity for students to participate in a variety of games, activities and Friday field trips to several destinations in Nicaragua!

The average summer camp class size is between 6 to 12 students.  The number of counselors assigned to each class will depend on the enrollment and needs for each class.  There are three different levels of English or Spanish instruction: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. Students are placed in the program according to their age and English or Spanish level needs.

Faculty

Staff instructors are a mix of summer missionaries who have a teaching background or are expatriate university students pursuing their teaching degrees.  Spanish instruction is delivered by our school's Nicaraguan teachers and classroom assistants.  In addition to the teachers, we involve secondary NCA students as assistants at all levels of the summer camp program.

All instructors and assistants receive training and information about their responsibilities and expectations; school policies, procedures, and enforcement; appropriate crisis and emergency responses and reporting procedures; safety and security procedures; and confidentiality issues involving minors.

Daily Schedule

Summer Camp runs from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Here is a sample daily schedule for your reference.  Note: Students ages 3 to 6 years old go swimming on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students ages 7 to 12 go swimming on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Mondays, Wednesdays

9:00-9:30 Chapel (all campers)
9:30-10:30 Individual class instruction (ESL / SSL)
10:30-11:00 Snack / Recess
11:00-12:00 Arts, Crafts and Cooking Classes (Group 1)
12:00-12:55 Organized Games (Group 1)
12:55-1:00 Dismissal (Group 1)

Tuesdays, Thursdays

9:00-9:30 Chapel (all campers)
9:30-10:30 Individual class instruction (ESL / SSL)
10:30-11:00 Snack / Recess
11:00-11:15 Break and preparation for swimming class (Group 2)
11:15-12:45 Swimming class (Group 2)
12:45-1:00 Return to school and dismissal (Group 2)

Fridays

Fridays are reserved for Field trips or special Activities.

What to Bring

Clothes: Campers should wear casual, comfortable clothing and bring comfortable footwear to participate in the different activities we have planned.  On swimming days they should come to camp wearing casual clothing and bring swimwear, towel and sunscreen.

Snack/Lunch: Students have the option of bringing their own snacks and lunch or purchasing them in our cafeteria.  Please remind your child to bring his/her water bottle each day.

Application and Resources

To enroll your son or daughter in our Summer Camp program, please complete the following Summer Camp Student Application and return to the front office.  For questions, please contact the Summer Camp Directors, Luis Castellón (lcastellon@nca.edu.ni) or Ana Gutiérrez (anagutierrez@nca.edu.ni).

If you are interested in teaching at our Summer Camp program, please visit the Summer Camp Teacher page.