ESL LAUNCH Camp
ESL LAUNCH CAMP: An Immersive English Experience
ESL LAUNCH provides international boarding students the opportunity to learn through personalized ESL lessons by an experienced ESL instructor. The daily schedule will include full English immersion programming ranging from academically challenging coursework, social interaction with native English speaking students, and camp directed activities. The focus will be placed primarily on building confidence using the English language, as well as utilizing proper grammar and pronunciation in real-world academic and social settings.
During our ESL LAUNCH program, campers will have an academic and creative language session integrated into their morning LAUNCH activity. ESL students will participate in a specifically designed English language development and enrichment program, to help them better understand American culture and the English Language in both social and academic environments, while simultaneously developing skills needed for success in their desired LAUNCH track.This will give students the language development structure they need during the morning LAUNCH session while simultaneously allowing campers to stay involved with all other members of LAUNCH. This ESL component will combine traditional academic language development with hands-on integrative learning.
Two Week Session – Boarding Camp $1900
Two Week Session – Day Camp $700
Immersive Experience for an ESL LAUNCH Camper
In the morning, dive deep into interesting and engaging topics like programming, rocketry, and creativity. Gain hands-on experience in the subjects of your choosing. Connect with a diverse group of students. Unleash your creativity and discover. Afternoons will be filled with athletic and creative opportunities, with enough choice to inspire everyone:
- swimming in the lake or in the pools;
- dance or yoga
- playing ultimate Frisbee
- hiking/biking the 15.9-mile Fairfield Loop Trail
- playing team/individual sports including basketball, soccer, and tennis
- raft building
- rock climbing
- egg drop
- soap making, jewelry making, macrame
- Destination ImagiNation Instant Challenges.
We help kids gain confidence in themselves by providing opportunities for English development, creativity, and collaborative teamwork. All this in a safe, engaging environment.
Instruction in the Transcendental Meditation® technique, practiced by all of our students and faculty, is available upon request. Teachers are available during summer camp. Additional charges of $360 apply.
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Rocketry & Programming
The first week of camp will feature an interactive coding project with hands-on instruction from Sophia Blitz, an engineer and esteemed Maharishi School teacher. The second week will feature our rocketry program. It will include designing, building, and flying model rockets with designated altitude targets and time duration for a particular motor classification. We will measure the performance of our rockets against simulation to determine the success of the design. Participants will be guided by a Maharishi School graduate: an experienced senior rocketeer who competed in national competitions and in partnership with NASA. Maharishi School has placed in the top ten in the U.S. in the Team America Rocketry Challenge and one of only 15 U.S. schools in the NASA Student Launch program in 2018.
This highly innovative program will premiere this summer at LAUNCH! Destination ImagiNation (DI) is the world’s largest creativity and problem- solving competition, inspiring participants to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions to solve mind-bending challenges. In 2017, Maharishi School students were World Champions at the DI Global Finals!
In our Creativity Launch track, participants will learn and practice creative quick-thinking skills called Instant Challenges, where they must solve an innovative challenge in 4-8 minutes. These activities develop students’ creative and critical thinking and their collaborative problem-solving skills will be tested. This section will be led by DI alumni from previous years.
National magazines have cited Fairfield as “One of the ten most interesting small towns in America.” Fairfield is a unique community that combines the best traits of a traditional agricultural community with a sophisticated center of arts and culture. People from around the world have made Fairfield their home, bringing international restaurants, art galleries, and entrepreneurial businesses.
Boarding students will stay within walking distance of the town square in our newly renovated dormitory on the Maharishi School campus. The dormitory has 15 double rooms for students to share, a common area, and the dorm parent’s apartment. Camp Director Zara Colazio will be the resident dorm parent and will be available 24/7, whenever students need assistance or support. She will also supervise the before-camp and after-camp activities, including English lessons and special weekend trips.
Practicing conversations in English over dinner, pizza night and board games, ping-pong in the Student Center or badminton in the Recreation Center, walks through the woods, or organized -campus weekend trips – these are some of the ways campers can relax and enjoy the company of their friends and counselors. New experiences, new friends, and new challenges shape campers into confident, independent kids.
ESL LAUNCH Details
ESL Session: July 13-24
Completion of grades 5-9
7:30 am Wake up
7:30-8:15 am Dorm room clean up, BREAKFAST
8:15-9:00 am English Enrichment
9:00-9:30 am Meditation (optional)
9:30-12:00 pm Morning LAUNCH
12:00-1:30 pm Build-A-Lunch
1:30-4:00 pm Afternoon Activities
4:00-5:00 pm Relaxation/Meditation
5:00-6:00 pm English Enrichment
6:00-6:45 pm DINNER
6:45-9:45 pm Free Time/Night Activity
10:00 pm Turn in Devices and Lights Out
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