AATSP-GA Spanish Immersion Camp is a weekend where students from around the State of Georgia gather for a unique immersion learning experience. Students are immediately surrounded by others who are committed to using SPANISH ONLY for the duration of camp. While daunting, the pay-off is one of a kind. Students leave Sunday exhausted, but unable to shake the Spanish. Everyday Spanish use is no longer an unattainable goal. Students make connections and grow in language proficiency in a way that would take years in a classroom setting. Make Spanish come alive today with us at Spanish Immersion Camp!
What happens at camp?
It is impossible to describe everything that happens at Spanish Immersion Camp. On Friday night, students get to know their fellow group members while creating banners to show group spirit and singing around a bonfire. On Saturday, students rotate through several workshops where they have fun dancing, playing sports, making crafts, playing games, and more - all in Spanish! On Saturday night, students get to celebrate their strengthened language abilities with a Carnaval dance and talent competition. On Sunday, students show off everything they've learned to their parents and peers at our Closing Ceremony.
How much does camp cost?
Camp registration is $130 per student during early registration (January 20- February 29) and $140 during late registration (March 1- March 17)
When is camp?
Camp will take place beginning on Friday, March 20, 2020 and will conclude on Sunday, March 22, 2020.
The Spanish Immersion Camp is sponsored by Georgia's Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Member teachers from across the state offer their time to prepare the camp, lead workshops, and serve as volunteers during the weekend. The Camp Directors are Christy Presgrove (Greenbrier High School in Columbia County) and Sonia Puerta Quinn ( Episcopal Day School of Augusta)
How do I participate?
Fill out the registration form on this site. Any high school student in Spanish classes level 2 or higher who has a teacher that is a member of AATSP may participate. It is recommended but not required that teachers attend camp as volunteers if their students are attending. It is the responsibility of the teacher and his/her own students to know and abide by local school rules regarding field trips. AATSP Georgia assumes no liability for students while they are at camp. There is no cost for teachers who volunteer at camp.