Atlanta International School (AIS) camps offer an enriching summer experience filled with fun, new friends and opportunities to learn about the world and each other! Language camps in French, Spanish, German, Chinese and English as a Second Language (ESL) focus on the Olympics this year and are available to campers of all skill levels. This is a great way to introduce your child to different cultures. We are pleased to announce the addition of Filmmaking camp.
Active campers can participate in a variety of sports camps, including Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball and Taekwondo. For kids who like a mental challenge, Lego Robotics, Chess, Video Game Programming and Rockets & Racecars are sure to please. Budding performers, who like to sing, dance and act, will love Camp Stardust, where campers stage a new production each week! Everyone’s favorite traditional day camp experiences can be found in Kaleidoscope camp.
Atlanta International School summer camps offer programs for rising kindergarten students up to grade 12 and are located on the school’s campus in Buckhead. Before and aftercare are available for your convenience.
Atlanta International School's popular Language Camps in French, German, Spanish, and Chinese help campers develop their second language skills at all skill levels. Campers participate in immersion classes and activities such as theater and music delivered in their language of choice. Additionally sports and technology activities are offered every week for a well-rounded camp experience.
Our three-week curriculum addresses all aspects of language: listening, speaking, writing, vocabulary, and most importantly, a lifelong interest in other cultures.
Through group projects, campers will become more familiar with the language and get to practice with peers. Our highly qualified and multicultural faculty are almost exclusively native speakers and have a passion for their language and culture.
English as a Second Language Camp
Atlanta International School’s popular language camps in English as a Second Language Camp (ESL) helps campers develop their second language skills at all ability levels. During the 2 or 3 week camp immersion classes, students develop the following:
Comprehension and language skills Ability to respond to the demands of social and academic life A lifelong interest in other cultures
Campers also participate in sports, art, theater, music and technology activities in English.
Spanish Language Grade 6 to Grade 12
The objective for this three week summer camp is to improve Spanish speaking and writing skills. Middle and high school campers participate in daily immersion language classes. Using group projects, campers will become more familiar with the language and increase their language acquisition skills. This develops understanding of the cultural aspects of language making learning an exciting experience.
Camp Stardust is back for their sixth annual summer of dramatic fun at AIS! Each week campers work with a choreographer, music director, acting coach and other professionals to create a weekly musical theatre performance. Past camp performances have included selections from such popular musicals as High School Musical, and The Lion King. In addition to building strong musical theatre skills with our professional instructors, the students’ coordination, stage presence and rehearsal techniques will be enhanced as well. Students may enroll for one, two or all three weeks. Space is limited and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. *Lunch not included.
NEW Filmmaking Camp
Students work with professional filmmakers to learn the basics of film-making and work as a team to write a script, shoot their film, edit the footage and produce an original short film! Their movie will debut at a special screening for friends and family on the last day of class!
Are you ready to take the Lego Robotics challenge? Get ready to design, program and build robotic creations. Campers use Lego Mindstorms NXT robotics kits to teach their robots to move, react, and make sounds in order to solve challenges. No Programming experience required. Robots built at camp will not be available to take home.
Multi-Cultural Checkmate (Chess Camp)
Campers will learn basic fundamentals as well as sophisticated tactics and strategies from International Chess Master Carolina Blanco. Campers will have the chance to play Regular Chess, Blitz Chess, Bug House, Blindfolded Chess, as well as simultaneous and individual chess with the coaches. In addition, campers will participate in obstacle courses and play with our giant chess set. Every child gets a chess souvenir and a trophy. Half and Full day sessions available. Half day 9:00am - noon.
Rockets & Racecars
This camp is aimed at students who are creative and like a challenge. Campers will use the design cycle to solve science and design technology related problems, including:
Build a bridge that is both strong and light Use a balloon to propel a racing car Design and build a clock Design and build a musical instrument
Video Game Programming
Join the AIS Video Game Programming this summer where campers will spend the week building video games and interactive animations using Scratch, a computer programming environment developed by the MIT Media Lab. This all day camp not only offers the exciting world of Video Game Programming, but also indoor and outdoor games to round out the day. Space is limited, so act now to reserve a space.
This one-week, half-day camp focuses on beginning and intermediate level skills including: shooting mechanics, fundamental footwork, defensive positioning, and offensive basketball. Campers will develop self-esteem, build enthusiasm for the game, increase their on-court confidence, and of course, have fun. (lunch not included) Times: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
This half-day, intensive, one-week camp examines the whole game of volleyball. The sessions focuses on strength training, individual skills and develops team offensive and defensive transitioning with team scrimmages. Campers split by age and skill level. Camp extras include video tape analysis, nutrition, jump training, doubles play/strategy, player etiquette, college recruitment and much more.(lunch not included) Times 9:00am - noon
AIS is once again thrilled to partner with Future Stars Soccer Academy for Soccer Camp. Future Stars Soccer Academy's soccer camps were created by former professional players who have achieved success at every level of the game and wish to pass that knowledge along to help develop the future soccer stars of tomorrow. Campers will improve their technical ability, while also increasing their tactical awareness in a competitive environment. Our staff is composed of professionals that have played soccer in Europe, South America, Africa and here in the United States. They exemplify success, dedication, and a burning desire to teach youth soccer.
Tae Kwon Do Camp
AIS will partner with Master Pius Martial Arts to offer an exciting summer opportunity for budding Olympians and Champions. This camp is two weeks of Tae Kwon Do training with an award-winning and internationally recognized Tae Kwon Do champion and Master Instructor. While developing their martial arts skills, campers will also enhance their concentration, self-esteem and general fitness level. Daily training will be interspersed with a variety of activities to provide a schedule that is both fun and action-packed. This fantastic international sport focuses on control, balance, discipline, and empowering mind and body.
Campers revolve their kaleidoscope and look through a window of colorful adventures and creative summer days. Kaleidoscope Day Camp focuses on growing children from the inside out by incorporating elements of athletics, arts, personal growth and imaginative play into daily activities.
Themes vary each week-participate in all your favorites!
June 17-21 Amazon Adventures Week
June 24-28 Raiders of the Lost Artifacts
July 8-12 Farm To Table Week
July 15-19 Greatest Show on Earth Week
July 22-26 Best of the Best Week
NOTE: 3k AIS students enrolled for the 2012-13 school year are invited to join the Kaleidoscope summer program.
Newly enrolled and current rising AIS 4k & 5k students may join: Language Camp (Spanish, ESL, Chinese, German, French), Taekwondo, Chess and Kaleidoscope.
Mayhem in the P.M. (Afternoon Camp)
What better way for our campers to end the day than running, jumping and blowing off steam with their friends. Campers will play a variety of activities including games, sports, and outdoor fun (weather permitting).
*Available Monday-Friday, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and includes a snack.