Italian Culture Summer Camps
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Memorable Italian adventures are made through language, culture, cuisine, art, music and more. Camps are available for children ages 3 – to 12 – years-old. Camps are tailored to the age and language experience of the children; although, no prior Italian language experience is necessary.
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2017 Summer Camp Series
The Joy of Cooking (La Gioia della Cucina): Let Maestra Pina take your child on culinary journey through Italy. Together the class will make traditional dishes such as Milanese risotto and gnocchi from Sorrento as they explore various regions. Of course, no Italian cooking camp is complete without making Napoletana pizza and the classic torta della nonna. This year’s camp offers an expanded age range from 4 – to 12 – years old that will allow the older chefs to become “piccolo maestri” and partner with the younger chefs. Activities sprinkled throughout the camp include walking excursions to local sites and picnics in the park!
July 17 – 21, 2017 | 8:30 am – 1:30 pm | Ages 4 to 12 | $325 | Instructor: Pina Di Rosa
Mediterranean Fit Climbing Camp (Evviva la dieta Mediterranea con il climbing):
Scuola Italiana is partnering with Planet Granite’s to offer an action-packed, full-day summer camp.
Days begin at Scuola Italiana with Maestra Pina. Campers will cook nutritious, Italian food that will gear them up for their afternoon climb. They will learn basic Italian vocabulary related to the body and movement through playful activities. All the while campers experience Italian culture. Outdoor activities include excursions to local sites and lots of Italian games.
At 1:00 pm, after your little “Alpanista” has carbed up with a “delizioso” bowl of pasta, Maestra Pina will escort children one block away to Planet Granite. There, campers will enjoy afternoons exploring all the gym has to offer including bouldering walls, learning high-roped climbing and playing lots of exciting climbing games.
Drop off at Scuola Italiana and pick up at Planet Granite.
August 7 – 11, 2017 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Ages 5 to 12 | $560 | Instructor: Pina Di Rosa
Camps are held Monday through Friday at Friendly House in the Pearl, 1542 NW 14th Ave Portland, OR 97209. Camps are available for children ages 3- to 12- years-old.
All camps include an awesome, one-of-a-kind camp t-shirt designed by the winner of our annual summer camp t-shirt contest. Full payment is required prior to the start of camp. Please have your child bring a lunch and snacks each day.
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Looking for an afternoon camp? Groups with four or more children may request alternate camp times.
Scuola Italiana does require a minimum of four registered campers to hold a summer camp.