Wenn ich groß bin - When I grow up August 7 - August 18, 2017

DANK Haus Kinderschule hosts its Sommercamp every first two full weeks in August for kids ages 4-10!  Sommercamp is a fun introduction to and reinforcement of German language and culture.  This year's theme "Wenn ich groß bin - When I grow up" is all about skilled trades and professions.  Each camp day kleine Bäcker, Schneider, Tischler, Papierschöpfer ... (little bakers, seamstresses, carpenters, papermakers etc.) will enjoy hands-on activities, stories and songs about a different skilled trade/profession.  Two field trips will round up our fun exploration!  Registration opening up soon!  Please contact us with any questions!

Meet the Team

Low child - instructor ratio!  We register a maximum of 20 children for two instructors and one assistant!  Field Trips will be staffed additionally.

We are happy for Gudrun Priemer to return for a second summer as a Sommercamp head teacher. Gudrun got involved in teaching in DANK Haus Kinderschule in 2005. She loves all things books and is passionate about teaching early literacy skills to young children. After working as a school librarian as well as adult and youth service librarian at Chicago Public Library, Gudrun is currently creating and running classes as well as storytimes for young children at the Skokie Library. Initially teaching upper grades (5-8) Kinderschule classes, she now has been very excited to teach German through stories, songs, rhymes, arts, crafts and play in our Kinderschule Kindergarten class in recent school years. Gudrun was born and grew up in Berlin and has lived in Chicago since 1987 and has two sons.

Being the daughter of a parent with a PhD in German Literature, Stephanie Meyer has been well acquainted with the language since birth.  Stephanie herself grew-up as a DANK Haus Kinderschule student, so she knows the value of the program and the challenge to wake up "early" on a Saturday morning.  After completing Kinderschule, and being a student of Frau Priemer for 3 years, Stephanie was delighted to return as a Kindergarten helper. Stephanie loves working with the little ones and has been Frau Priemer's assistant for two years. When DANK Haus Kinderschule is on summer break, Stephanie works at Paper Lantern Chinese Cultural Center, also as a preschool/kindergarten teacher's assistant. Stephanie currently is an upperclassman at Chicago's Jones College Preparatory.

Stundenplan - Daily Structure

To give you an idea what a typical day at camp will look like ...

  8:00 -   9:00 Before Camp Care
  9:00 -   9:30 Arrival and Free Play
  9:30 - 10:30 Playground (short walk to a nearby school playground without crossing Western Avenue)
11:00 - 12:30 Circle Time and Theme of the Day
12:30 -   1:00 Lunch
  1:00 -   1:30 Free Play
  1:30 -   2:30 Arts, Crafts, and /or Cooking (related to the theme of the morning)
  2:30 -   3:00 Time for Foosball and Table Tennis
  3:00 -   5:00 After Camp Care

Registration and Fees

Registration opening soon!

Full Term Base Camp Early Bird Rate (registering through June 15): $520

Full Term Base Camp Registration after June 15: $620

Families may register for just one week.  Fees will be adjusted accordingly.

Before & Aftercare are offered from 8:00-9:00am and 3:00-5:00pm. Two full weeks of Before & Aftercare are $200 - the fee can be prorated according to need.

Contact us

Please contact Language Program Coordinator Anett Rollin with any questions!

German American Cultural Center
4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

Connect with us

Office: +1 (773) 561-9181
Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

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