Winter & Summer Camps

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Immersion Camps

Cultural Immersion Camp gives students the opportunity to be immersed with American students learning STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), history, and sports — all with an engaging and exciting curriculum.

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Leadership Camp

Leadership Camp gives international students the opportunity to learn leadership skills and identify their own leadership style through various experiences and assignments, taught using ISP’s leadership curriculum.

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STEAM Camp

In STEAM Camp, students ages 12 and up engage in science, technology, engineering, art, math, and leadership and confidence building activities – all while immersed with American students. All English levels are welcome.

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ISP’s Cultural Immersion Camps offer our students the opportunity to:

  • Learn and interact with American students their own age
  • Practice English skills
  • Live with a host family and make lifelong friendships
  • Try new things, gain confidence, and get energized
  • Develop social skills and independence
  • Build character and develop life skills
  • Foster independence and develop social skills
  • Be engaged, active, and challenged
  • Improve interpersonal skills and discover their best self

Cultural Immersion Camps (ages 11–15)
Junior Immersion Camps (ages 6–13)

Dates

2017 Summer Program:  June 10 – July 22, 2017*
2018 Winter Program:  January 28 – February 25*
*Choose your desired start date and length of time within these date ranges.

Locations

Northern California (Santa Clara) & Southern California (La Puente)*
*Junior Camp is in La Puente only.

Goal

Cultural Immersion Camps give students the opportunity to be immersed with American students* learning STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), history, and sports — all with an engaging and exciting curriculum that provides the student with a stimulating learning environment. Students will be active throughout the week and depart with a certificate of completion.
*Junior Camp students will experience immersion with American students at a private school.

Homestay

Students are placed with local host families who provide breakfast, dinner, and daily rides to and from camp.* ISP host families are excited to meet their students and start a lifetime friendship.
*Junior Camp students will also be provided with lunch.

Groups

Groups can arrive on any day of the week, although ISP recommends a Sunday arrival with a Saturday departure. Students will stay with screened host families who will provide transportation to and from the camp location. Students within a group will stay together and will not be combined with students outside of the group. Groups must have a minimum of 15 students.

Who can participate

All English levels are welcome.
Cultural Immersion Camp is designed for students ages 11–15.
Junor Immersion Camp is designed for students ages 6–13.

A Typical Day in ISP Cultural Immersion Camp

8:30am

Arrive at camp, morning announcements, move to class

9:00am

ESL: Reading, writing, listening, and speaking

12:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm

STEM & Culture: Group rotations through STEM activities and culture classes

3:00pm

Snack

3:30pm

Outdoor games

5:00pm

Dismissal

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ISP’s Leadership Camp offers our students the opportunity to learn:

  • Leadership skills
  • Time management and organization
  • Goal setting and building a vision
  • Networking
  • Confidence
  • Resourcefulness
  • Inspiring others through action and commitment
  • Positivity and resiliency
  • How to be an active listener and observer
  • Self awareness

Leadership Camp

Dates

2017 Summer Program:  June 10 – July 22, 2017*
2018 Winter Program:  January 28 – February 25*
*Choose your desired start date and length of time within these date ranges.

Location

Northern California (Silicon Valley)

Goal

American high school and college students learn leadership skills starting at a young age. The ISP Leadership Camp provides international students with the opportunity to learn leadership skills and identify their own leadership style through various experiences and assignments, taught using ISP’s leadership curriculum. Students will be engaged and challenged throughout the week and depart with a certificate of completion and the knowledge of how they can be strong leaders in their schools, in their communities, and in their future.

Homestay

Students are placed with local host families who provide breakfast, dinner, and daily rides to and from camp. ISP host families are excited to meet their students and start a lifetime friendship.

Groups

Groups can arrive on any day of the week of their choice but a Sunday arrival with a Saturday departure is preferred. Students within a group will stay together and will not be combined with students outside of the group.

Who can participate

This camp is designed for students ages 12–17 who have a good command of written and spoken English.

Individual students

Individual students may attend Leadership Camp if space is available. Please send an email inquiry to info@nullisphomestays.com.

A Typical Week in ISP Leadership Camp

Sunday

Arrival, meet host family

8:30am

Monday – Thursday: Leadership curriculum: Research and Action, Research and Communication

Friday: Leadership presentation

12:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm

Monday – Thursday: Group projects and team building

2:00pm

Monday: Tour of Stanford University or U.C. Berkeley; university admission lecture

Tuesday: Entrepreneurship skills

Wednesday: Tour of Apple headquarters; speak with Apple engineers

Thursday: Tour of Tesla

Friday: Tour of San Francisco

Saturday

Departure

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ISP’s STEAM Camp offers our students the opportunity to:

  • Gain a competitive advantage in science, technology, engineering, art, and math
  • Be exposed to an array of problem-solving activities
  • Learn various engineering techniques
  • Utilize visual art, design, and drawing skills to help with tech literacy
  • Engage in complex activities that provide discovery
  • Participate in a daily ESL program
  • Learn and interact with American students their own age
  • Live with host families and make lifelong friendships
  • Foster independence and develop social skills

STEAM Camp

Dates

2017 Summer Program: June 26 – August 4, 2017

Location

Marlboro, New Jersey

Goal

Students ages 12 and up engage in science, technology, engineering, art, math, and leadership and confidence building activities, all while immersed with American students! All English levels are welcome.

Duration

Students can sign up for 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks of camp. Sessions are Monday through Friday. Students arrive at their host home on Sunday and depart the following Saturday before noon. ISP can provide airport pickup and dropoff for an additional fee.

Homestay

Students are placed with local host families who provide breakfast, dinner, and daily rides to and from camp. ISP host families are excited to meet their students and start a lifetime friendship.

Who can participate

This camp is designed for students ages 12 and up. All English levels are welcome.

A Typical Day in STEAM Camp

9:00am

Arrival

9:30am

Science/Technology/Engineering/Math class and activities

11:30am

Robotics and Art projects

12:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm

ESL

2:30pm

Snack

3:00pm

Outdoor/indoor activities

5:00pm

Host families pick up

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FAQs

Airports & Travel

  • Upon arrival, each ISP camp student can receive a personal airport welcome and pickup in a luxury car with a professional driver.
  • ISP provides emergency numbers in case students have issues upon arrival.
  • Departure airport drivers are available upon request.

Airport selection:

  • For camps in Santa Clara, please fly into SFO (San Francisco).
  • For camps in La Puente, please fly into LAX (Los Angeles).
  • For STEAM camp in New Jersey, please fly into EWR (Newark).

ISP Host Families

  • Students are placed with local host families who provide breakfast, dinner, and daily rides to and from camp. ISP host families are excited to meet their students and start a lifetime friendship.
  • Before arrival, each student receives a comprehensive host profile, including photos of the host family.
  • All host families must pass criminal background checks and undergo annual online training.

Security

  • ISP requires criminal background clearance for all host families, camp counselors, and instructors.
  • We personally visit all host families annually to ensure the security and stability of the host home.
  • ISP is fully licensed and insured and can name your company as additional insured, if requested.
  • We provide a 24-hour emergency phone number.

Why Choose ISP

  • Our history: ISP has over 25 years of experience placing students and providing programs.
  • Our program quality: ISP combines rigorous curricula with exhilarating activities.
  • Our professionalism: ISP has a longstanding reputation for excellent customer service.
  • Our multilingual staff, including Mandarin speakers.
  • Our excellent ratings from students and partners upon departure.

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