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2019 Camps

Summer Language Programs

Summer Language Programs for Rising K and Rising 1st graders
This summer your child can begin learning a new language or continue to strengthen their foreign language skills. Each session is dedicated to a different language (Spanish, Mandarin, and French). Children will learn about culture, traditions, food, art, music and dance in the countries that speak the language they are studying. Our instructors are native speakers, most of which are part of the Beauvoir Language Institute during the school year. More information on instructors can be found on the individual session tabs below.

Campers may sign up for one session or challenge themselves to learn two or three!  Either way, they're sure to have a memorable experience. All levels of language speakers are welcome! 
Pre-Week: June 10 - 14 (Beauvoir student programs, Brown Bears pre-week, & C.I.T. Leadership Program)
Week 1: June 17 - 21
Week 2: June 24 – 28
Week 3: July 1 – 3 (Closed July 4 and 5) 
Week 4: July 8 - 12
Week 5: July 15 - 19
Week 6: July 22 - 26
Week 7: July 29 - August 2

Camp Hours
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For pricing and further details, check individual session tabs at the bottom of the page.

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  • Spanish - Session 1: June 18 – June 29

    Summer Language Program - Spanish
    Full-Day Camp - $990
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., lunch included*
    *swimming add-on option available after camp from 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Instructor Information:
    Jessica Espinosa is a native of Mexico and grew up in a bilingual household speaking both Spanish and French. She has over 10 years of experience in teaching and has been with the Beauvoir Language Institute for over 3 years. Previously she was a Spanish teacher at Janney Elementary School and Isabella & Ferdinand Spanish Language Adventures. Jessica holds a master’s degree in Spanish from the University of Southern California and a B.A. (Cum Laude) in Hispanic Literature from Universidad Nacional Autόnoma de México. She has worked extensively as a Spanish teacher in Mexico, Miami, New York and Washington, DC. Prior to teaching, Jessica worked as a writer and reporter for NOTIMEX in Mexico.
  • Mandarin - Session 3: July 9 - July 20

    Summer Language Program - Mandarin
    Full-Day Camp - $990
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., lunch included*
    *swimming add-on option available after camp from 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Instructor information:
    (Lydia) Zilin Ma Wolfe's love of music started early in life, when she began studying piano at age of four. She later earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from East China Normal University in Shanghai, China, with a major in voice and a minor in piano. She then went on to Westminster Choir College, where she studied under the legendary Sharon Sweet and completed her Master of Music in Voice Pedagogy and Performance. She is a native mandarin speaker, but also fluent in English, basic Italian, basic German and also Slavic diction.

    Lydia has performed as solo soprano in Shanghai, China. After she moved in United States, she performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and Berliner Philharmonic as a part of a chorus. She especially enjoys teaching young children languages through music, She believes Music is only way to help children learn Rhyme and rhythm in different languages.  Wth her diction skill. She has been privately tutoring piano, voice, and Mandarin to children, as well as adults.

    Having recently relocated to DC, Lydia as taken positions as a teacher at Washington Yuying Public Charter School, teaching music artist at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, and a production assistant for the National Children’s Chorus.

    When she is not teaching, Lydia likes to volunteer at the John F. Kennedy Center, Barre, yoga, creative crafts, and cook. She also enjoys learning new languages and learning about new cultures.

  • French - Session 4: July 23 - August 3

    Summer Language Program - French
    Full-Day Camp - $990
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., lunch included*
    *swimming add-on option available after camp from 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Instructor information: 
    Sandra Wavelet is a native French speaker from Montpellier, France. She has lived and taught French to students in the United States for over twelve years. In 2006, she began teaching part-time in a formal setting with 
    Language One in Washington DC, where she taught written and spoken French to hundreds of students ranging from beginner to advanced, in group, semi-private, and private class settings. In 2011, she began teaching full 
    time and launched Capitol Classes LLC, which aims to provide customized language training for students seeking to learn French for business, academic, and social purposes. Madame Wavelet also currently teaches Pre-K to 5th 
    graders at the Lafayette Elementary school morning French program located here in Washington DC. 
  • Swimming at Camp

    Beauvoir campers of all ages have the opportunity to enhance their swimming skills through group instruction. Grouped by skill, campers learn a variety of swim techniques, practice water-safety skills, and play fun water games. To view all of Beauvoir Summer's swim options and pricing, click here.
  • Before and After Care

    Extended camp care is available before camp from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. or after camp from 3:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. During this time, children will enjoy a more relaxed program including outdoor play, snack, indoor arts and crafts, and other games. Time is also devoted to quiet relaxation and group activities. Pre-registration is required and a drop-in option cannot be accommodated during the summer camp. For more information and pricing, click here.

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Beauvoir Summer Calendar

3500 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: (202) 537-6485
Fax: (202) 537-6512
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About Beauvoir

Beauvoir Summer is located at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, on the 60-acre Cathedral Close in Washington, DC. Beauvoir is a coeducational Pre-Kindergarten through Third Grade school carefully designed for young learners.