Summer Camps

IMPORTANT: All 2020 Summer Camps are canceled due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. As always, our primary concern is the safety of our students and staff. If you have enrolled, you will be contacted individually.

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 4 – to 12 – years-old. Camps are tailored to the age and language experience of the children; although, no prior Italian language experience is necessary.

2020 Summer Camp Series (CANCELED)

The Joy of Cooking (La Gioia della Cucina):

August 3 – 7, 2020 | 8:30 am – 1:30 pm | Ages 4 to 12 | $200 | Instructor: Pina Di Rosa

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 maestra and partner with the younger chefs. Activities sprinkled throughout the camp include walking excursions to local sites and picnics in the park!

Mediterranean Climbing Camp (Evviva la dieta Mediterranea con il climbing):

CANCELED – August 10 – 14, 2020 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Ages 5 to 12 | $320 | Instructor: Pina Di Rosa 

Scuola Italiana is partnering with Planet Granite 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.

Camp Details

Camps are held Monday through Friday at our Ramona location, 1542 NW 14th Ave Portland, OR 97209. Children’s camps are available for children ages 4 – to 12- years-old.

Learn more about our camp teachers.

Register for a summer camp here, by using the online forms link at the top of the web page, or by emailing