Welcome to Summer@Avenues!



The below policies and FAQs outline many of the common questions from families along with detailing many of the measures we will be taking on campus to protect the health of our students and colleagues while in camp.


Registration and Waitlist


Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If a camp session you would like is full, we highly suggest adding your child’s name to the waitlist, and we will make every effort to accommodate your child on the weeks that you request. The Summer@Avenues team will notify you immediately via email if space becomes available. In addition, we also encourage you to enroll in a second-choice session in the event that space does not become available. Upon registration, you will receive an electronic confirmation notice listing sessions in which your child is enrolled. 




We accept payment via credit card or debit card. All classes will be paid in full upon registration and registration is not complete until payment is received. 




Summer@Avenues Immersion Camp program offers fee refunds up to 7 days before the session’s start date. We do not offer refunds after 7 days before the session’s start date. We do not offer refunds or prorations for camp days missed due to illness, injury or unforeseen family circumstances.



Financial Aid

If your family receives financial aid or employee tuition remission, you will be provided with a unique code that can be applied at checkout. This checkout code can be used toward ONE session (one week) of Immersion Camp.



How do I register?

1. Choose the tab for your program of interest 

2. Click the "Register now" button

3. When prompted to log in create a new account (if you have not used this platform before)

4. Follow the instructions to complete account setup


How does the camp Spanish/Chinese language immersion model look?

Each Summer@Avenues immersion class has one teacher who speaks the target language (Spanish or Chinese) and one teacher who speaks English.This model matches the pedagogical approach of our program during the Avenues school year. Having both a teacher who speaks English and a teacher who speaks the target language teaching our campers creates a balanced and well-rounded learning environment. Young learners receive additional support as needed in a challenging and engaging place where they are safe to take risks in both languages, and learn and practice new skills in two languages in all subject areas.



Did you know that Summer@Avenues campers can freely explore and pursue their interests in summer camp with the support of teachers in both English and the target language?
Regardless of each campers' home language, our teaching and learning model encourages meaningful engagement and learning as well as the freedom to experiment and explore new ideas. This is accomplished by teaching in English or varying levels of exposure to the target language, depending on the needs of each individual camper and their abilities and learning style.

Who are the Immersion Camp instructors?

Immersion Camp is led by exceptional teachers who teach at Avenues during the academic year. Your camper may or may not have their same teacher from the academic year, but all Avenues teachers are dedicated to providing a fun, engaging and safe summer experience. The classrooms have a head teacher and an associate teacher, all experienced and devoted Avenues faculty. 



My child is already familiar with Spanish or Chinese. Will they be challenged accordingly in Immersion Camp?

Our Summer@Avenues Immersion Camp teachers are experienced educators who are both knowledgeable and skilled in meeting each camper according to their individual ability level. Lessons are developed with the intent to differentiate as we expect to host students of various language levels within the classroom. Immersion Camp instructors encourage campers at their own developmentally-appropriate level.



My child does not know any Spanish or Chinese. Is Immersion Camp the right program for them?

Our Summer@Avenues Immersion Camp instructors are able to provide differentiated instruction to many language levels. If your camper is in nursery–kindergarten they are welcome to participate in the program even if the language is new to them. We recommend campers in Grades 1–2 have some exposure to the language before joining.



Do campers bring snacks and lunch?

Summer@Avenues serves campers healthy, delicious, and nutritious snacks and lunch each day. Camp administration works closely with teachers, families and the Summer@Avenues health office to accommodate campers’ allergies and dietary restrictions. Campers have a snack and lunch during the camp day. Extended day students also have an additional snack after the traditional camp day. Outside food is not permitted at camp.  This is for the health and safety of all campers, faculty and staff. 



Do campers spend time outdoors?

The Immersion campers will be able to spend time outdoors in the Avenues outdoor spaces. Campers will also have the opportunity to walk to neighborhood parks (Clement Clarke Moore and Chelsea Waterside). During inclement weather, an indoor play space will be designated for campers.



How will I know what my child is doing in Immersion Camp?

Summer@Avenues provides weekly online class posts that detail the week’s activities and include photos from the week. Summer@Avenues faculty and administrators are available to communicate with families during the day’s arrival and dismissal time. In addition, we can be reached by email ([email protected]). 



Do you offer an extended day option for Immersion Camp?

We are pleased to offer families an extended day program for campers pre-kindergarten through grade 5. Starting at 8:30 a.m. for all campers, the extended day program ends at 5:00 p.m. We strongly discourage nursery students from participating in the extended day program. 



What happens if a camper becomes sick while in the Summer@Avenues program?

Teachers are provided with wellness kits with supplies needed to provide basic needs in the classroom (e.g. band-aids, ice packs) in addition to a nurse on campus to address any needs.