SPANISH SUMMER CAMP - ADVENTURE & LEADERSHIP FOCUSED
Learn the Language. Live the Culture. Be the Change.
A Spanish and leadership camp for young people who want to be a part of changing the world. Learn cross-cultural, empowered communication skills, explore your role in social responsibility, understand how to use today’s technological tools as an agent for positive change.
With our Spanish Summer Camp you will boost your language skills, your intercultural intelligence AND your confidence to navigate the quickly changing culture of our world.
DATES AND COSTS FOR THE SPANISH SUMMER CAMP
July 7 – 21, 2024 *
2-week Camp Session: $2,630 USD
Price includes Spanish immersion classes, homestay, hotels, meals, excursions, workshops and cultural activities.
(* If you are looking for other dates, we offer year-round study abroad for high school students through the Academic Spanish & Culture immersion program at our Heredia campus- minimum 1 week program. Read our blog post about this program option!)
TEEN CAMP 2023
"Hello to all of you! I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful time Nika had at the camp! She came home full of new impressions and told us that she really loved the camp!
Thank you again and best regards from all of us."
TEEN CAMP 2022
“This program exceeded our expectations! Thank you for meeting our kids where they were at in terms of their language needs. I think more than the language boost, what impressed me was the commitment to the use of Spanish as well as the commitment to being bilingual. Your instructors were great and really made the experience one that was super positive and got our kids even more excited about continuing their dual language program here in TX.”
TEEN CAMP 2018
“I wholeheartedly recommend Intercultura for both adults and kids. Three of my kids enrolled there for 12 weeks last spring and had a fabulous experience. We were at the Heredia campus for 9 weeks and the Samara campus for 3 weeks. My kids had very basic Spanish before we went (numbers, colors, shapes, etc.), but zero comprehension or conversation skills. Upon enrolling in school again here Colorado, my 7th grade son's middle school evaluated him in Spanish, and his Spanish level is beyond what they offer in the three years of middle school classes. The teacher placed him at a 2nd semester high school level. And both my daughters were able to enter into a full-Spanish immersion program here. My daughter's teachers says that her conversation skills are better than her peers who have been in the program for 3 years. All that's to say, I was extremely pleased at the progress that my kids made in 3 months! We are hoping to return and attend classes at Intercultura on a regular basis. I attended there for a month when I was in college as well, and it was definitely a turning point for me in my conversation and comprehension skills.
As to the safety of the area, I would feel comfortable sending my own son alone. I was there alone (my husband had to stay in the U.S. for work) with four kids and never had any problems. If your son is responsible, he will do great. I trust the staff to take good care of the teens. Your son will learn a ton and visit some amazing places.”
TEEN CAMP 2017
"My favorite thing about camp was getting to meet new people in a new country and have an amazing experience. I loved all the activities and getting to try new things everyday. Also I would definitely stay with the same host families again. Our moms were so sweet and loving. They treated you like their own kids and just wanted to get to know you. I especially loved my Mama Tica in Heredia because she was always laughing and having the best time. And I think talking to people around town or in our home stays really helped. Especially over dinner or another meal. That was the best time. I would definitely recommend Intercultura to other students. It's a great way to learn Spanish while having the time of your life and meeting new friends. All the activities are well planned out and you're surrounded by teachers and adults who want to help you however they can. Everyone is extremely open and sweet. Overall it was one of the best trips I've ever been on and I would recommend it to everyone trying to improve their Spanish. Muchas gracias."
Bella Soboleski, email@example.com
Week one of your summer camp will be in the lovely city of Heredia in Costa Rica’s fertile Central Valley. City life is pretty sweet, but don’t worry, nothing in Costa Rica is far from the natural world and you will have the chance for adventure every day.
During the week
Each day you will enjoy a hearty breakfast with your host family before heading to the Intercultura school campus for 4 hours of class.
In the afternoons, we have a variety of engaging and adventurous activities for you, including a visit a local indigenous community, a community service project at a local wildlife rescue project, and a hike to Barva Volcano.
After dinner with your host family, you will continue immersing yourself in Costa Rican culture with cooking classes, Latin dance classes, and ice cream in the park with your new friends. Wrap up your week with facilitated workshops that help you put all these pieces together and see how you fit into this diverse world and the communities within it. You will be keeping a journal of your experiences to discuss during our leadership and social responsibility workshops.
On the weekend
You will have an off-the-beaten path excursion to Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloudforest, where you will see amazing wildlife, bathe in hotsprings, zipline through the rainforest, paddleboard on the lake, rappel over waterfalls and more!
5 Reasons to choose our Spanish Immersion Summer Camp
GAIN GLOBAL COMPETENCIES
Our goal is to provide youth with the opportunity to understand the world through a global lens, while fostering conscious, intercultural communication competencies.
LANGUAGE LEARNING BENEFITS
There are so many proven benefits to language learning, especially for young brains that easily absorb new concepts! Give your child the opportunity to make real life connections within the meaningful context that immersion experiences offer.
NEW CULTURES & PEOPLE
Not only do we gain a better understanding of the world in which we live, we also learn to appreciate how we perceive “the other” and we garner a deeper appreciation for how our own micro & macro cultures can interact and benefit from contact with new ones.
SAFE & SUSTAINABLE ADVENTURE
Intercultura´s summer camp provides a packed schedule led by experienced chaperones and professors, who also understand the importance of fostering responsible independence.
INVEST IN THE FUTURE
Colleges, internships and first jobs are asking for competency in multiple languages. Give your child the opportunity to stand out and to be ahead of the game!