Our Romanian Language Immersion Summer Camp is back!
This is a great opportunity for kids to apply their language skills while having fun and making friends.
We welcome kids between the ages of 8 and 14 for an exciting and immersive week-long adventure! Our program will be tailored to the students’ language competence, but we ask that they have at least a novice-understanding of Romanian.
The daily schedules will include Romanian language lessons, activities and games, lunch break and playtime. Our programs will engage the students and encourage them to build on their knowledge of Romanian while using what they learn to navigate the natural world around them! The program will include several fieldtrips to the Washington Park Arboretum, which is within walking distance of our location. Between language classes and our local explorations kids will also learn about the natural world in Romania.
Register for the Summer Camp here.
Please fill out the registration form for each child.
Registration deadline - June 26
Who: kids ages 8-14
When: July 24-28
ARCS Center at MLK Fame Community Center
3201 E Republican St, Ste 104
Seattle, WA 98112
Washington Park Arboretum
2300 Arboretum Dr E
Seattle, WA 98112
Do you want to help? We are looking for volunteers who can assist us during the summer camp, either for the duration of the camp or just a couple of days.
If you want to volunteer, please fill out the form here.
Romanian Summer Camp
ARCS Summer Camp
When she was little, Elena told her mother that she would continue reading children's stories when she grew up. Her mother would laugh and tell her that eventually she would change her mind.
Elena grew up, and she is still interested in children's literature and also child development. She taught high school in Bucharest, Romania. In the Seattle area, she was a presenter for the public library's World Language Story Time program, and volunteered for ARCS Seattle for their programs for children.
Elena understands the challenges and the effort it takes for children with Romanian heritage living outside Romania to learn and speak Romanian. She has heard more than once from adults with Romanian ancestry, that they wish they had learned or spoken more Romanian. She believes the time and effort it takes children to improve their heritage language is an investment into their future, and their ability to navigate who they are in the world.